How is my resume? critique please...

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    Name
    Address
    Phone Number
    Email

    Objective Statement

    RN position in critical care step-down unit or emergency department


    Education

    XYZ University
    , City, State
    Bachelor of Science degree candidate, expected January 2013
    Major: Nursing
    Minor: Health Care Management

    Community College XYZ
    , City, State, 2007-2008, 2010
    Coursework toward BS degree

    XYZ Community College
    , City, State, 2008
    Coursework toward BS degree

    XYZ High School
    , City, State, 2008
    High School Diploma


    Professional Experience

    XYZ Hospital, Heart Care Unit, City, State, 7/2011-present
    Nursing Associate

    • Communicated effectively with staff, patients, and family members
    • Demonstrated time management
    • Coordinated care with multidisciplinary healthcare team
    • Obtained peripheral blood specimens
    • Measured blood glucose
    • Carried out safety precautions
    • Obtained 12 lead EKGs
    • Collected clean specimens
    • Calculated intake and output
    • Documented patient care activities

    XYZ Hospital, Recovery Room, City, State, 9/2012-12/2012
    Clinical Practicum

    • Assessed adult patients in critical post-op environment
    • Inserted IV catheters
    • Suctioned ET tubes
    • Obtained arterial specimens
    • Charted patient progress
    • Prepared discharge instructions and gave report

    XYZ Hospital, City State, 9/2012-12/2012
    Leadership and Management

    • Attended hospital meetings
    • Learned how unit is run from the top down
    • Expanded hospital volunteer fall rounding program

    XYZ Hospital, Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, City, State, 3/2012-5/2012
    Psychiatric and Mental Health

    • Assessed and communicated with individuals with variety of mental health conditions

    XYZ Hospital, School Aged Med-Surg Unit, City, State, 1/2012-3/2012
    Child Health

    • Administered tube feedings
    • Managed ostomies and surgical drains
    • Observed appendectomy in GOR
    • Administered medications
    • Completed physical assessments
    • Initiated IV therapy
    • Documented care

    XYZ Hospital, Telemetry Unit, City, State, 9/2011-12/2011
    Adult Health

    • Administered medications
    • Completed head to toe assessments
    • Assessed pain
    • Assisted with wound care
    • Observed in cardiac OR, cath lab, and cardiac surgery recovery room
    • Delivered patient education
    • Documented care


    Certifications

    CPR/BCLS (Healthcare Provider)
    American Heart Association
    Expires: 9/2014

    Certified Nursing Assistant
    State of blank
    License # xxxxxxxxxx
    Expires: 2/28/2014


    References

    Available upon request
    Last edit by Lev <3 on Dec 20, '12

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    My question is what were you doing in 2009? Maybe you should indicate
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    I strongly suggest that you not list your student experiences under "Professional Experience." That could be misinterpreted. Create a separate section for the student stuff ... something like "Nursing Student Experiences"

    I am sure you don't mean for anyone to think those student activities were the same as professional employment, the fact that you don't have them in a separate section might lead some readers to think you are trying to fool them.
    NRSKarenRN, Lev <3, Ir15hd4nc3r_RN, and 1 other like this.
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    IMO, your resume is too skills oriented. Things like assessed pain, calculated intake and output and assisted with wound care are basic nursing skills that every nursing student learns in clinical. Ideally, you want to try to highlight some of your special achievements and situations that will make you stand out against the other hundred applicants. Your resume is a good effort, but it needs some tweaking.
    Lev <3 and Ir15hd4nc3r_RN like this.
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    There's no reason High School education should be on there... Fill that space with better detailed information. If you've gotten into college for a degree we all know you graduated HS

    Also, recruiters and managers expect you to provide references, so omit that last spot saying 'available upon request'

    I agree you should separate schooling experience with on the job experience.

    Good luck!

    -emerjensee
    KelRN215 likes this.
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    Quote from arisjannell
    My question is what were you doing in 2009? Maybe you should indicate
    I started at the university I went to nursing school at a semester or two before I started the program. (2009-2013). I transferred a community college course summer 2010, while I was in nursing school.
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    Quote from emerjensee
    There's no reason High School education should be on there... Fill that space with better detailed information. If you've gotten into college for a degree we all know you graduated HS

    Also, recruiters and managers expect you to provide references, so omit that last spot saying 'available upon request'

    I agree you should separate schooling experience with on the job experience.

    Good luck!

    -emerjensee
    Thanks! So I should have a section on nursing school education and clinical rotations combined and leave out HS?
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    Quote from joanna73
    IMO, your resume is too skills oriented. Things like assessed pain, calculated intake and output and assisted with wound care are basic nursing skills that every nursing student learns in clinical. Ideally, you want to try to highlight some of your special achievements and situations that will make you stand out against the other hundred applicants. Your resume is a good effort, but it needs some tweaking.
    What if I don't have special achievements? My GPA is 3.3, which is a B+, but that's not great compared to some people. I think they say a 3.5+ should be highlighted. I have a minor in healthcare management, but that's not so necessary for an entry level nurse.
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    ^ if you don't have special achievements, highlight skills you excel at like eMR systems etc etc
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    Quote from BSN Student +Tech

    Thanks! So I should have a section on nursing school education and clinical rotations combined and leave out HS?
    My resume outlines the college I'm attending under "education" then "clinical rotations" which highlight skills I gained and practiced in each rotation, then my "professional experience" where I listed my jobs and whatnot!

    Hope that helps!

    -emerjensee
    Lev <3 likes this.


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