I need Help with resume and cover letter.

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    Hey guys i am a new grad and i have been looking for job down in NYC for three months, but no luck . i need to know if my resume and cover letter need more work? please help me and critique my resume and cover letter.

    Name
    Address
    Phone Number
    Email
    I am submitting my resume in order to obtain an R.N. position. I believe that my education and experiences caring for patients from multiple cultures match your requirements and my additional qualifications with various nursing skills will make me an asset to your nursing staff.

    I have been exposed to many different forms of nursing and have experienced clinical rotations in different departments like the SICU, MICU, Med-Surg, OB/GYNs, and PEDS including 128hr in the PEDS Cardiac/Burn Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital. My resume goes into more detail of all the things I’ve been exposed to. I am convinced that my commitment to caring for patients and my ability to function and work well with a team would allow me to make a valuable contribution to your institution. A challenging environment such as yours will give me the opportunity to make the best use of my skills and experience as a health care professional.


    I would appreciate the opportunity to interview for this position and discuss how I can fulfill your nursing needs. Please contact me via phone or e-mail to arrange a mutually convenient time and date for us to meet.


    Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
    Sincerely
    MY NAME
    Enclosure:
    Resume

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    Name
    Email
    Phone number
    Address
    Objective
    To obtain a Registered nurse position and provide patient centered care.

    Skills Summary
    Clinical Experience working in multicultural environments. Strong ability to build positive relationships with patients, family members, and other health care professionals. Effective oral and written communication skills. Dedicated involvement in the community. Interest in acute care nursing.

    Education and Honors
    SUNY SCHOOL , NY School of Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduated, 5/2012
    Chi Alpha Epsilon, 2011-present
    Dean’s list for the school of health and human performance spring 2012
    Certifications
    • CPR certified, American Heart Association, valid through August 2014

    Experience
    Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, January 2012- April 2012
    Student Nurse- Capstone Experience- Pediatric Cardiac/Burn Unit- 128 hours
    • Executed patient care by accurate assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual outcomes
    • One to one nurse preceptorship learning and mastering nursing skills
    • Provided optimal care for critically ill patients with multitude of co-morbidities

    Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY, September 2012-December 2012
    Student Nurse- MICU and SICU
    • Worked one on one with nurse providing ideal care to critically ill patients
    • Executed patient care during critical time
    • Worked together with all members of health care team

    Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY, January 2011- April 2011
    Student Nurse - Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Special Care Nursery, Lactation, Triage, Gynecology Rotations
    • Respected the rights of residents and preferences in care and treatment
    • Facilitated patient care by accurate assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual outcomes
    • Worked under the supervision of a Nurse Practitioner providing bedside care, treatment and clinical documentation for patients.

    UNITY Health System, Rochester, NY, September - December 2010
    Student Nurse - Medical, Surgical and Orthopedic Rotations
    • Worked diligently alongside members of health care team to provide optimal patient care
    • Executed patient care by accurate assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual outcomes
    • One to one nurse preceptorship on cardiac telemetry unit learning and mastering nursing skills

    Other Experience
    Community health clinic in (foreign country)- provided blood pressure screening, health teaching and immunizations to kids and adults throughout the San Jose community
    Other
    • Adapt to learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, and communicating ideas effectively.
    • Demonstrate compassion, maturity and flexibility in coping with difficult situations.


    Reference available upon request

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    any feedback would b great guys.
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    i'd give you feedback but I also would like to have feedback on my resume too if u don't mind?
    i've learned that when making resume's:

    > never be redundant
    > instead of stating your responsibilities, state what you've accomplished
    > every nurse knows what patient care is & every nurse has been through clinicals, state what stood out when you've done your patient care, so you gotta reword your statement(s): "Executed patient care by accurate assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual outcomes
    "
    my 3cents
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    Hi:

    Revieiwed your post. Adding my as hiring manager.

    a. Cover sheet states applying for RN position. No listing for LICENSURE on resume. raises red flag by HR and tossed resume to bottom of pile.

    You can list LICENSURE and CERTIFICATIONS together, or separately --to fill up space since new grad.
    examples:

    RN license pending, Nclex scheduled XYZ date
    RN License, NY active ABC date to XYZ date (do not list actual#)

    Experiences read as PROFESSIONAL work--not so. Relabel as Clinical experiences. Delete details from experiences as the SAME for all nursing students -boring reader and HR staff. Only list if you have CAPSTONE clinical in specialized area that rest of classmates not participateing in.
    DO list # clinical hrs at each location if your school is above the norm,
    In the good old days, my clinicals every Thur/FRi started at 7:30AM to 3Pm off floor + 1hr post conference leaving 4PM = 8hrs; other programs only were on floor 1 day/week for 6hrs then post conference.

    Clinical Experiences
    Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, January 2012- April 2012 # HRS
    Student Nurse- Capstone Experience- Pediatric Cardiac/Burn Unit- 128 hours
    • Executed patient care by accurate assessment, implementation and evaluation of individual outcomes
    • One to one nurse preceptorship enhancing mastery of nursing skills
    • Provided optimal care for critically ill patients with multitude of co-morbidities

    Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY, September 2012-December 2012
    MICU and SICU rotation #HRS

    Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY, January 2011- April 2011
    Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Special Care Nursery, Lactation, Triage, Gynecology Rotations # HRS

    UNITY Health System, Rochester, NY, September - December 2010
    Medical, Surgical and Orthopedic Rotations # HRS
    You need to capitalize on that volunteer experience!!! Re title "Volunteer Experience
    list underneath. Was this one day, one week, one semester--flaunt it as what sets YOU apart from the other new grads.
    List other volunteer experiences, Student nurse association, church groups, tutoring etc.

    Missing resume items --add if it pertains to you:
    Languages spoken: list Fluency
    Computer expertise: List proficiency with Microsoft and any other computer applications.
    Did you use electronic medical record during rotations, list program name if remember.

    Now, "other items" you list belong instead on cover letter which needs some work.

    See examples here: 2012 Tips: Perfecting Nursing Resume, Cover Letter + Online Nursing Job Applications stickied post found at bottom of RESUME HELP forum.


    Go forth, edit and proofread.



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