Please critique my resume

  1. Hello, I am a current ADN program student hoping to graduate this May! I would love to get you're advice on my resume. I worked on it using the "new RN graduate" templates, and am going to seek additional advice from my instructors. Any critique is welcome, thank you for your time!

    Some of the format changed from the way I have it on Microsoft word, but unfortunately I cannot post the file here. This contains all of the information in my resume currently. (see next post)




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    About Quaint

    Joined: Jan '18; Posts: 11; Likes: 16
    Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience

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  3. by   Quaint
    *just a note I have not done my preceptorship yet, I want this resume to be available for recruiters coming to class before our preceptorship begins.


    student
    address
    phone number
    email

    Current Registered Nursing Student seeking to leverage an ADN in Nursing and 300 hours of accumulated clinical experience into a full time position at your hospital. Excellent interpersonal skills, and a dedicated worker with a sense of purpose.

    Education
    XX Community College Fayetteville, NC
    Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) Aug 2015 currently In Progress
    Student Nursing Association member from Jan 2017 through Jan 2018

    XX Training Institute Raleigh, NC

    Phlebotomy Technician Course May 2015 through July 2015

    XX University Raleigh, NC
    Major: Bachelor of Animal Science / Minor: Nutrition Aug 2011 through May 2015

    Licensures & Certifications

    Certified Nursing Assistant: North Carolina Listing: #XX : Oct 2015 Current through Aug 2019
    CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by American Heart Association: Current through 2018
    Pediatric certified at BAYADA Home Health Care: Nov 2015 through Present

    Clinical Experience

    XX Hospital, Fayetteville, NC from January 2017 through December 2017
    Medical-Surgical: performed physical exam, monitored vital signs, treated patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, safely administered medications, discontinued intravenous therapy, monitored telemetry
    Obstetrics: performed fundal massage, physical exams on both antepartum and postpartum patients, observed Caesarean section
    Intensive Care Unit: Assisted preceptor in monitoring patients' status, observing trends in laboratory values, and creating a medication administration list
    Emergency Room: Assisted preceptor in gathering information on patients including current medications, diagnostic history, age, and location of pain

    XX Center, Lumberton, NC from March 2017 through May 2017

    In-patient Psychiatric care: Utilized communication skills to better understand psychiatric conditions while simultaneously assessing patients

    Work Experience
    XX Home Health Care Fayetteville, NC
    Certified nursing assistant 1 Nov 2015 to Present
    Performed fundamental nursing skills such as bathing, feeding, taking vital signs, changing soiled linens and clothes, following standard precautions and maintaining patient safety
    Performed seizure activity response for Grand Mal and Focal type seizures
    Utilized adaptive equipment such as: Hoyer lift, wheelchair, shower chair, and AFO braces
    XX Home Health Care Fayetteville, NC
    Certified nursing assistant 1 Nov 2015 to Present

    Specialized skills to perform G-tube feedings and urinary catheter insertion and removal
    Performed fundamental nursing skills such as bathing, feeding, following standard precautions and maintaining patient safety
    Last edit by Quaint on Jan 15
  4. by   futurenaijaRN
    I will change treated patient part because back in school, we were meant to understand that doctors treat, we just monitor /took care of our patients.
  5. by   Quaint
    Thank you so much for the suggestion! I went ahead and changed that. I really appreciate you taking the time, futurenaijaRN, to comment. I hope you have a wonderful day and keep on going on!
  6. by   wheresthecharge
    Under your clinical experiences where you state skills you have performed, try to word it a way where they sound like an accomplishment rather than a task.

    For example, Decreased pain of women in varying stages of labour by performing fundal massages

    Or something like that...
  7. by   Quaint
    Quote from wheresthecharge
    Under your clinical experiences where you state skills you have performed, try to word it a way where they sound like an accomplishment rather than a task.

    For example, Decreased pain of women in varying stages of labour by performing fundal massages

    Or something like that...
    I love that suggestion! Thank you very much. After speaking with an instructor I also decided to include more work experience (animal related), and professional development which included my foaling internship with horses.


    What are your thoughts on having a resume that is more than 1 page as a new graduate?
  8. by   wheresthecharge
    The maximum your resume should be is two pages.
    However, make sure that you only include 'relevant' experiences and qualifications as opposed to everything you have and done.
  9. by   NurseMoneyTalk
    Quote from wheresthecharge
    The maximum your resume should be is two pages.
    However, make sure that you only include 'relevant' experiences and qualifications as opposed to everything you have and done.
    I agree with this. Correct me if I'm wrong but it doesn't sound like you have a lot of experience. If that is the case I'm not sure if I would really even have it go over 2 pages.

    Just as a suggestion. I would highlight your relevant work experience especially over the school clinical experience. As a new grad managers already know what they are getting from schools, but if you have outside clinical experience that sets you apart that would be really great.

    Lastly, while we can't see the layout on here make sure that the layout on paper is easy on the eyes and easy to follow.
  10. by   Orca
    I would list the experience before the education. A prospective employer will be more interested in what you have done than in where you went, and putting the thing that they want to see most first can't hurt.

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