I'm brand new to this website, and I'm hoping for a little guidance. I am a 24 year old nursing student, currently attending a one year accelerated BSN program at Dominican College in Blauvelt, NY (about 20 miles Northwest of NYC). I am very excited to report that I will graduate in May 09 and I can't wait to begin my nursing career! There's only one problem...my resume.
My first bachelors degree was in a field entirely different from nursing (communication studies). Obviously my resume will need a near complete overhaul. I see so many different examples of nursing resumes online but all seem very different from one another, and I feel overwhelmed with how to set mine up!
I would like to get some of your opinions, if possible. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to best set up an entry-level nursing resume? Or any suggestions for websites I could check out for some better guidance?
Thanks for the help!
Jan 16, '09
Certainly a functional resume, as the other posters have said, is a good choice.
I think your communications background is something very valuable, and I would put some thought into how to get that across in a cover letter and in interviews.
Good luck to you, from another Accelerated BSN nurse.
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Good luck on the nursing career! I graduated the Dominican ABSN program in May 09 and landed my first nursing job a month later. So it's definitely a worthwhile program. Can't remember when I applied for the ABSN program, but I'm pretty sure I applied in late 2007 for a May 2008 start. But before you even waste your time applying....have you actually contacted Dominican college about the pre-requesites yet?
I ask this because your original undergraduate major does not matter, per se, however, there are a number of pre-requesites that need to be completed before you would be accepted into the ABSN program. I can't remember them all....maybe I can, I'll try:
Child development through infancy - adulthood (usually child development I and II)
Some sort of sociology course
biochemistry (they will only accept this from dominican college)
anatomy and physiology I and II
Integrative physiology (again only accepted from dominican college)
I think that's it.
So really, provided you had all other pre-requesites under your belt, you would need to be registered at Dominican College for this upcoming spring semester 2011 in order to take biochemistry and then integrative physiology is offered over 3 weeks as an accelerated course for the first 3 weeks of May (the ABSN program starts the last week in May and runs through the following May). It's a tri-mester program.
Lemme know if I can help. The person to contact at Dominican College is either the Nursing department awesome receptionist or the ABSN program coordinator.
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