After having to wait and extra 8 months to take the NCLEX, Im glad to say I finally got my licence on the 16th! It was rough, but It's so nice to be able to put those 2 letters after my name now!
Everything online about new grad resumes tend to differ, down to what sections or topics to even include, and I would just like some input from real nurses. Let me know if I should add anything that would better impress, or would be better suited towards a new grad. Its so hard knowing what to include when I have no experience! It is formatted better and prettier on word of course...but is it ok that i had to shrink it down to 10pt? Cover Letter:
I am requesting an opportunity to speak to you in regards to a Registered Nurse position at ----. I graduated in May as an ADN from --- University, and just obtained my license. After completing some research, I feel that obtaining a position with --MC would be the best place to build my foundation for a successful career. I would love nothing more than to learn from your highly reputed staff, and prove myself as an excellent new addition to the nursing team. I have always had a high regard for --MC, knowing the goals, achievements and reputation the hospital holds, and I am absolutely determined to become part of the staff.
I am a very kind, compassionate, and honest person who has a genuine desire to help people from all walks of life. Patients and their families have continually recognized and shown appreciation of my caring nature. I have a great desire to learn, and am not afraid to ask questions in order to get the job done correctly. In turn, I love to educate others on the knowledge I have received, which has made patient teaching one of my strengths. Working at a teaching hospital would be a great fit for me, knowing I would enjoy helping students through clinical experiences as well. I am a true team player, and have the excellent problem solving and communication skills needed to make a team work together smoothly. Strong ethics and values have been instilled in me through a background in the legal field, and have made me a trustworthy and reliable employee.
I have included my resume, and hope youíll give me the opportunity to speak with you in person soon. You can contact me at -------, or at @Live.com
any time. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
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| ||New Graduate seeking an entry level position in which I can expand my newly acquired nursing skills. || |
| ||Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing - May, 2011 |
TN State Nursing License Number: ------------, exp. 07/2013
Clinicals & Clinical Skills
| ||Nashville, TN - |
Assessment - Gathers data quickly but efficiently; performs complete body system assessments, and observes patients of all ages for potential complications.
- VA Hospital, Long term care, Cardiac care, Med-Surg
- Meharry General Hospital, OB/GYN
- Middle TN Mental Health Institute, Psychiatric care
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Pediatrics
- University Medical Center, PCU Cardiac step down, ICU, Emergency
Diagnosis - Makes diagnosis based on professional assessment using NANDA standards.
Planning - Prioritizes and then collaborates with both patient, and other team members to create a care plan that will best allow the patient to reach the stated goals. Excellent communication skills, allowing for better patient outcomes.
Implementation - Follows interventions outlined in plan based on age and population differences; Follows aseptic technique and universal precautions for procedures; Enthusiastically provides patient education; Delegates proper assignments and ensures patient safety throughout; Safely administers medications via all routes; Monitors all implementations and outcomes closely; Properly documents all data.
Evaluation - Frequently assesses to determine if further action is needed in order to meet goals of plan, or if a new plan needs to be created; Properly documents all outcomes on both computer and flow sheets.
|Secretary/Receptionist/Paralegal 01/2004 - Present |
Customary receptionist duties; Prepares court documents with general knowledge of law; Filing, dictation, and general office duties.
Personal Assistant/Caregiver 07/ 2007 - 01/ 2008
Cared for individuals with mental disabilities; Assisted with ADLs at patientís request; Ensured patient safety; Guided individuals in making proper, everyday choices.
Veterinarian Technician Assistant 08/2004 - 07/2005
Assisted doctor and technician with basic procedures and tests; Monitored condition of animals and documented outcomes; Maintained and organized charts.