Looking for elusive hospital position, ? mention that working in doctor's office.

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    I graduated in dec 2012 with a bsn in New york, I passed the Nclex in March. I applied for rn job in hospitals with no chance of interview. Finally I tried for a big doctor office as I needed to survive and bills were pilling up. I was hired in June, the salary is very low, I am not getting the bedside experience I would like to and the job is more like administrative assistant.I am still applying for hospital job, and I would like to know if it is ok to mention that I am currently working as an office rn? Is mentionning that information in my resume going to help or harm new job applications?Also I am affraid that if I don't find a bedside nurse job now, chances of having one will just get slim as time goes. Thank you for your responses
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    Moved to our Nursing Career Advice forum and retitled thread for best reponses to question
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    Thank you.
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    It would look much better on your resume' to say that you are employed as an office RN than to have it look like you have never worked as a nurse at all. Office RNs may not do bedside nursing, but they do deal with patients all day long and have a knowledge base based on the cases that they have seen in the office. If you leave this off of your resume' it will look like a blank slate as far as nursing experience goes. I assume you meant that you graduated in Dec., 2011, so go ahead and tell them about your current job instead of having it look like you took a year off to do nothing nursing related.

    Best of luck to you! : )
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    Quote from westieluv
    It would look much better on your resume' to say that you are employed as an office RN than to have it look like you have never worked as a nurse at all. Office RNs may not do bedside nursing, but they do deal with patients all day long and have a knowledge base based on the cases that they have seen in the office. If you leave this off of your resume' it will look like a blank slate as far as nursing experience goes. I assume you meant that you graduated in Dec., 2011, so go ahead and tell them about your current job instead of having it look like you took a year off to do nothing nursing related.

    Best of luck to you! : )
    I agree with poster. I'll add that you probably have an opportunity for learning about something bedside nurses think about infrequently, and have limited understanding; that being the INs and OUTs of various and different insurances and precerts, and CPT and ICD coding. They're skills that may be useful in non-traditional nursing positions if you choose to look in that direction. Good luck.
    Last edit by amoLucia on Sep 18, '12
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    Quote from Arno
    I graduated in dec 2012 with a bsn in New york, I passed the Nclex in March. I applied for rn job in hospitals with no chance of interview. Finally I tried for a big doctor office as I needed to survive and bills were pilling up. I was hired in June, the salary is very low, I am not getting the bedside experience I would like to and the job is more like administrative assistant.I am still applying for hospital job, and I would like to know if it is ok to mention that I am currently working as an office rn? Is mentionning that information in my resume going to help or harm new job applications?Also I am affraid that if I don't find a bedside nurse job now, chances of having one will just get slim as time goes. Thank you for your responses
    I appreciate your response and I will now add my current job to my resume. I to be office rn, hours are great but salary is just not enough.


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