Need Advice on Resume

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    I graduated November 2011, have still not been hired, and would be so grateful for any tips/advice on my resume. I took an opportunity to volunteer as a nurse in Haiti and have been here for three months while still applying to nursing jobs in the US. The organization has now hired me in Communications, as their data asset manager, so I can make an income and continue to do what I love, NURSING! So I work 4 days a week and volunteer two 12 hour shifts at Haiti's critical care hospital. The reason I put "volunteer" under experience is because I am doing everything a paid RN would be doing.

    MY NAME

    address
    phone
    email



    OBJECTIVE
    Toobtain a Registered Nurse position where I will be able to use mycritical thinking, assessment and organizational skills to providesafe and effective patient care.


    EDUCATION
    Bachelorof Science in Nursing, November 2011
    SamuelMerritt University, San Francisco, CA
    Bachelorof Arts in Fine Arts, June 2008
    Universityof California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


    CLINICALROTATIONS
    Preceptorship:California Pacific Medical Center, Medical-Surgical Unit 120Hours
    SaintFrancis Memorial Hospital, Psychiatric 120 Hours
    WaldenHouse Treatment Program, Community Health 120 Hours
    KaiserPermanente, San Francisco, Pediatrics 120 Hours
    SaintLukes Memorial Hospital, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, NICU 120Hours
    CaliforniaPacific Medical Center, Neuro/Trauma ICU and Critical Care Units 120 Hours
    SanFrancisco General Hospital, Medical-Surgical and Telemetry 240Hours


    EXPERIENCE
    RegisteredNurse Volunteer- Hospital Bernard Mevs, Project Medishare, Port AuPrince, Haiti 10/12-Present
    MedicalSurgical Unit, Triage, Pediatrics, Emergency
    -Collaboratewith a team of Haitian staff and International Medical Volunteers todeliver
    qualityhealth care to the Haitian population at Haiti's only critical carehospital


    DataAsset Manager, Communications, J/P Haitian Relief Organization 01/2013-Present
    -Optimizeworkflow in the Communications Department using my organizationalskills and
    knowledgeof computer data systems


    RegisteredNurse Volunteer- Ti Kay Haiti, TB Clinic, General Hospital, Port AuPrince, Haiti January 2013
    -Collaboratedwith and supported Dr. Megan Coffee to provide quality health care to
    Tuberculosisand HIV patients


    RegisteredNurse Volunteer- J/P Haitian Relief Organization, Port Au Prince,Haiti 10/12- 12/2013
    Triage,Wound Care, Vaccine Assessment/Administration, Community Outreach,Education
    -NurseEducator at Chronic Disease Clinic- Hypertension, Diabetes
    -YouthEducator at Community Center- HIV, Diabetes


    Volunteer,Medical-Surgical Unit, San Francisco General Hospital 03/2012- 08/2012


    Volunteer,Emergency Room, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital 11/2011-03/2012


    LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS
    RegisteredNurse, State of Florida Expires 09/14
    RegisteredNurse, State of California Expires 09/13
    AdvancedCardiac Life Support, American Heart Association Expires 04/14
    BasicLife Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association Expires 04/14
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  3. 2 Comments so far...

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    Objective: should reflect the value you will bring to the organization.

    Experience should be next.

    Also check spacing and punctuation, also I know that may have gotten funky when you cut and pasted.
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    Personally, I view objectives to be outdated on resumes. Everyone knows you're applying to a job because you want a job. Experience belongs first if you have true RN experience. Also, the most recent experience should be listed first so your current position belongs on top.

    The spacing was the biggest thing that jumped out at me, but thay may have been a formatting issue when you pasted it here. If not, double check that in the original document.


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