Quote from coopher12
Wow-that is awesome! Congrats!
So do you think I should mention any past experiences in my cover letter not in my resume or should I just keep it direct and hope that they call so I can talk through my experiences?
You list work experience and volunteer in the resume really plain:
TRE Hospital: 8/2009-7/2012
YUJ Hospital: 9/2005-8/2009
XYZ retail store 7/2001-9/2005
In the cover letter you will tailor your experience to the job:
My nursing experience has been in acute medical rehab in which I have worked with TBI, trauma SC patients, etc. who may have had substance abuse problems precipitating their injuries but it was not a traditional substance abuse setting
Elaborate on that. Tailor it to the work place. Dont mention that it wasn't traditional substance abuse (what do you mean by that?) but really work yourself up! Think of specific examples for questions relating to your application. It doesn't have to DIRECTLY relate, just be close. As far as the "distant" working with adolescents...well, you worked with them right? They haven't changed much!