Hi, I graduated this week with my ADN and I really need help with my resume! I work in a hospital already (not clinical) and I did my preceptorship in the SICU at the hospital where I work. I have a cover letter and resume if you all don't mind giving me some advice! Clearly what I'm doing isn't working because I haven't gotten a call back or an interview and I've been applying (at the advice of HR at my hospital) for a month now. Here goes:
**Please not that the fonts/spacing/indentations all appear weird on here because I copy and pasted, on the actual document it all looks normal
Thanks for your help!! COVER LETTER:
800 My address Rd.
City, AL 35022 email@example.com
May 13, 2013
NAME OF Nursing Supervisor
Hospital Address Dr.
City, AL ZIP
I am interested in the position you have available for a Registered Nurse on MED SURG UNIT. I graduated on May 8, 2013 with an Associates Degree in Nursing from SCHOOL NAME. I enjoyed working with med/surg patients during my clinical rotations, and feel this is the area what I can excel in. I completed my preceptorship in SICU at ABC HOSPITAL this past March and I enjoyed working in the clinical environment at your hospital. In addition to my preceptorship, I have a connection with ABC HOSPITAL in that I currently work there as a JOB TITLE NAME OF DEPT. I have worked there for over three years, and have found that excellent care is provided and the nursing staff in particular, on UNIT APPLYING FOR, creates a positive work environment. For that reason, I would like to join the conscientious team of nurses on your unit.
I look forward to an interview with you to discuss my education and experience. Please contact me at PHONE NUMBER or at the email address above. I have enclosed a copy of my resume with this letter. Thank you for your attention and consideration.
|Excited and driven new graduate nurse seeking employment as a registered nurse with an organization where I can be a valuable asset to the company by using my knowledge and skills to provide safe and competent care. |
|Registered Nurse |
Alabama Board of Nursing, License Number Pending
|Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) || |
|CLINICAL EXPERIENCE |
|ABC HOSPITAL- SICU ||March 2013 |
|Senior Preceptorship Experience 108 hours |
· Experience with Horizon, McKesson, Pyxis, Awarix, STAR Navigator
|Children’s ABC- Renal/Endocrine Unit ||Jan-March 2013 |
|SOME HOSPITAL- Surgical Step-Down Unit ||Oct-Dec 2012 |
|SOME OTHER HOSPITAL- Med/Surg ||Aug-Oct 2012 |
|ANOTHER HOSPITAL- GI/Renal Unit ||May-July 2012 |
|ABC East- ED ||Feb-April 2012 |
|DIFFERENT HOSPITAL- Labor & Delivery/NICU ||Jan-Feb 2012 |
|SOME Rehabilitative Hospital ||Sept-Dec 2011 || |
|WORK HISTORY |
| ||EMPLOYER NAME AND CITY AND HOSPITAL || |
|Job Title, such & such Department |
· Manage hospital services including: patient transport, switchboard, information desk, and shuttle services
· Provide patient transporter training for new hires and conduct daily safety meetings with staff
· Maintain pagers and mobile devices for all hospital physicians and staff
· Assume the role of switchboard operator when needed; perform all codes and physician notification
· Monitor daily reports to ensure transport and switchboard are operating effectively
· Maintain schedule for transport to ensure adequate staffing according to patient volume
· Experience with Horizon, McKesson, Awarix, STAR, and MS Office.
|Associate of Applied Science, Registered Nursing || |
|Some College, city and state |
Academic Scholarship Student