I am a new grad nurse who just graduated 3 weeks ago and I am wanting to apply to a critical care internship at the hospital I am currently working at as an aid. It is very competitive and I was hoping to get some advice on my resume so far. The "Clinical Skills" section is quite long and I even left out quite a bit more than I wanted to but it was becoming extensive, I'm not sure if this is a good or bad idea to include all that information. Any help is greatly appreciated!
To gain acceptance into the RN Internship Program where I can begin the path to become a critical care nurse and further my career at Atrium Medical Center.
10/2011 - Present
Atrium Medical Center
Patient Care Technician,
Intensive Telemetry Unit
- Performed procedures such as blood glucose monitoring, EKG's, inserting and removing foley catheters, and removal of IV's per nursing instructions.
- Provided basic care to patients such as bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, assistance ambulating, etc.
- Obtained specimens, weights, and vital signs of patients
- Measured and recorded patient's intake and output
- Monitored patient conditions and reported changes to nursing staff
06/2007 - 11/2007
Woodforest National Bank
- Educated customers about bank products
- Provided customer service to resolve issues for account holders
- Provided transaction services to customers
- Created marketing strategies to attract new customers
08/2005 - 06/2007
Cornerstone Consolidated Services Group Inc.
Customer Service Representative
American Heart Association
- Input purchase orders from customers for four brands
- Answered inbound calls and emails in support of customer needs
- Promoted to drop ship department to provide customer service for vendors and clients
- Helped to write the handbook for the drop ship department
- Met with vendors to review new items to be selected for catalogs
CPR Certified for Healthcare Provider
Associates of Applied Science in Nursing
Completion Date: May 2012
Graduated with honors, cum laude
Recipient of the Clinical Achievement Award
Miami Student Nurses Association member
Phi Theta Kappa member
Peer Tutor in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, math and microbiology
Deans list, four semesters
Presidents list, one semester
NURSING STUDENT/CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Atrium Medical Center
- Labor and Delivery, January - March 2011
Children's Medical Center
- Pediatrics, March - May 2011
- Medical/Surgical I, January - May 2011
Medical/Surgical II, August - October 2011
Miami Valley Hospital
- Psychiatrics, August - October 2011
Kettering Medical Center
, Cardiac Care Unit, Clinical Preceptorship, January - May 2012
- Geriatrics, October - December 2011
Sojourner Recovery Services
- Psychiatrics, October - December 2011
- Facilitated communication by promoting psychological comfort, active listening, interviewing, patient teaching and discharge planning.
- Used critical thinking skills to provide efficient and quality care to patients.
- Promoted a safe environment with safety equipment such as call lights, side rails, restraints, etc. and implementing seizure precautions.
- Promoted hygiene through bed making, bathing, oral care, denture care, hair care, foot and nail care.
- Assisted with Elimination by providing a bedpan and urinal, caring for incontinent clients, and administration of enemas.
- Promoted infection control such as hand washing, using clean disposable gloves, using sterile technique when needed and caring for clients under isolation precautions.
- Promoted activity and mobility by assisting with moving and positioning clients in bed, minimizing orthostatic hypotension, transferring from bed to chair and assisting in ambulation.
- Promoted nutrition through feeding dependent clients, assisting clients with impaired swallowing, obtaining body weights and monitoring intake and output.
- Gained assessment skills through taking vital signs and performing a shift assessment including general survey and inspection and focused assessments.
- Provided pressure ulcer care by performing risk assessments, prevention strategies, cleaning and applying topical applications.
- Provided wound care such as changing multiple dressing types, cleaning wounds, applying prescribed ointments and creams, and assessing and emptying wound drainage collection devices.
- Promoted oxygenation through oxygen administration, airway maintenance, suctioning, and use of incentive spirometry.
- Provided enteral nutrition through administration of bolus and continuous tube feedings, administration of medications through a feeding tube and care of PEG tubes.
- Insertion, care, and removal of catheters for males and females. Caring for suprapubic catheters.
- Peri-operative nursing care including preoperative assessments and checklists, teaching, physical preparation and providing surgical wound care.
- Administration of medications including IV, oral, topical, eye, ear, inhalants and suppositories.
- Intravenous therapy such as inserting IV's, regulating flow rates, assessing for infiltration etc.
- Administration of injections including subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous push.
- Teaching and home health management by risk assessment and accident prevention, teaching self-administration of non-parental medications and teaching self-injections.
- Facilitated admissions, discharges and transport; organized chart notes and other documentation.
Letters of recommendation are included.