New RN grad please critique resume

  1. 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!!


    My name
    800 My address Rd.
    City, AL 35022

    May 13, 2013

    NAME OF Nursing Supervisor
    Hospital Address Dr.
    City, AL ZIP
    ABC Hospital

    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)

    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
    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
    3.6 cGPA