Looking for an established nurse to review a new grad's resume!
- 0Jun 29, '12 by FuturesosHi all!
I am set to graduate August 1, 2012 with my BSN. There are so many issues with what a new grad resume should entail. I was wondering if there are any established nurses out there, willing to review my resume (below) and give me some feedback...Any input is appreciated, thank you!!
XXXX, MI 48091Mobile: XXXXXX@gmail.comSkills
· Successful in customer interface and relations
· Excellent written and organizational skills
· Proficient in basic nursing skills
· Trained and qualified in the documentation of patient care in
EPIC- Electronic Medical Record System
Education XXX University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Completion August, 2012
2012 William Beaumont Hospital
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Royal Oak, MI
May through July, 2012
Certifications HealthCare Provider- Basic Life Support and AED
American Heart Association
Renewal Date: 4/2014
Federal Emergency Management Associate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2005-Present Endoscopy Technician – Surgical Centers of Michigan
2004-Present Medical Receptionist – Troy Gastroenterology
· XXX University Dean’s List Fall 2011, Winter 2011/ 2012
· Detroit Edison School Academy
· American Red Cross
· Gleaner’s Food Bank, Warren MI
· XXX University Student Nurses’ Association
· Available Upon Request
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- 0Jul 1, '12 by KelRN215Skills should not be on top. If you're a new grad, Education should be first. And if you're a new grad, I can assure you you are not "proficient" in any nursing skills and it comes off as arrogant to word it that way. If I was reading a new grad's resume that said that, it would be a huge turn off and I would think that this person doesn't think they have much left to learn.
I do not believe "reference available upon request" belongs on a resume.
To me, this resume is very choppy. I would order it as follows:
*Your preceptorship and any outstanding clinical rotations can go here but "Preceptorship" should not be its own section, it should be included in the education section.
*If you are going to include Honors, it belongs here.
I do not think membership in a student nurses' association counts as "Professional Membership" either. A student membership is just that. Maybe throw that in with education as well.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE (I like this title better than "Community Service").
Only include specific, objective skills here. I.e. do you speak another language, computer skills, etc. Subjective stuff like "excellent interpersonal skills" is difficult to measure and something anyone could say.