Typhon logs for employment

  1. As a new grad NP, is it true that typhon logs are used as a basis for employment? Particularly for those moving out of state.
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Hmmm. Never heard that.
  4. by   nursegreen
    During my last semester of school we were required to compile a professional portfolio. We were told that some prospective employers may request to see this portfolio to help evaluate our candidacy for the position but I have never been asked for it. You could always keep a copy that way if someone does ask for it then you have it.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    The only reason to keep them IMHO is to validate your clinical experiences.
  6. by   TraceyMarino
    Some hospitals or hospital based clinics want to see them as part of your credentialing process.
  7. by   BritFNP
    Also have never heard of it. The AANP/ANCC wouldn't let you test/certify you without appropriate hours so I wouldn't see why employers would want specific logs.
  8. by   orangepink
    I'm asking because my RN background revolves around long term care and med surg. When I graduate, I wish to go for a specialty. I'm in my final semester right now and there is a cardiologist that is willing to train me beyond the minimum hours required of my school program, which is fine by me.

    I just want to make sure that when I apply for jobs (and I'm moving out of state), this specialty training gets recognized. If I simply write it in my resume or CV, I'm concerned that they won't take it seriously. My professor states that if I don't log into the typhons what I've done, it will be a red flag for employment.
  9. by   traumaRUs
    The typhon logs are new since I graduated but still it's kinda like clinicals in nursing school: you gotta have them but they don't count as experience.
  10. by   LuxCalidaNP
    As a RN, I provided my typhon logs to employers at interviews and they were impressed. I plan on offering it to my NP job apps, especially re: competencies for procedures, most common Dx, etc.
  11. by   BostonFNP
    They are a great help if audited.

    They try and "sell" you on a portfolio but rally I have never heard of an employer even glancing at this. It's a sales pitch point that is not used in practice.
  12. by   orangepink
    Quote from LuxCalidaRN
    As a RN, I provided my typhon logs to employers at interviews and they were impressed. I plan on offering it to my NP job apps, especially re: competencies for procedures, most common Dx, etc.
    Did they hire you after reviewing it though?
  13. by   orangepink
    So what can I do with my month long training in cardiology? How can I use it to my advantage in job hunting? Should I just include it in my resume?
  14. by   nursetim
    Never heard of them, and more to the point, never been asked for it or them as the case may be. Don't worry about them.

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Typhon logs for employment