I graduated in December and am having trouble getting an interview. My BSN is a second degree so I'm not sure if I need to include all of my work experience or just relevant information. The more I look at them, the more I think there is too much fluff that needs to be taken out. I'm just not sure where to do that. Any help/advice I receive will help!
Hiring or Nurse Manager
Dear Hiring Manager:
I am highly interested in the Clinical Nurse I opening in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) now available at the Hospital. I graduated December with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from
. I was selected for their Advanced to BSN program, which is highly competitive.
I have completed a certified nursing assistant program at the Hospital School of Nursing. I received my license as a certified nursing assistant from the state of Pennsylvania. I have been certified in CPR with AED for healthcare providers. Being a nurse requires critical thinking, communication skills and technical ability in order to provide exceptional patient care. My extensive employment and educational background have prepared me for excelling in these areas, working in a disciplined environment, and dealing with the challenges associated with unexpected events. I'm looking forward to using this knowledge to enhance the patient care experience at this facility.
This position is a strong fit with my education, experience, and career interests and I am very enthusiastic about applying for consideration. I would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my experience will best meet your needs.
A highly energetic, detail-oriented nursing professional seeks employment opportunity that will allow me to utilize and expand my nursing knowledge. Known for building strong relationships with clinical and support teams to improve healthcare services. Has administrative healthcare support and direct patient care service experience.
Second Degree BSN (December 2014)
Certified Nursing Assistant
School of Nursing, PA
B.S. Degree in Biology and Psychology, Environmental Health Minor
A.A.S Degree - Medical Lab Technology
College , PA
ASSOCIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
American Nurses Association
National Black Nurses Association
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Certification as a Nursing Assistant
Pennsylvania RN License
NURSING CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
, - Hospital,
Fall 2013 72 hours
Maternity, Post-Partum, NICU, and L & D
, Hospital, Fall 2013 72 hours
, Spring 2014 72 hours
, Spring 2014 72 hours
, Health Systems-Hospital, Summer 2014 60 hours
, Summer 2014 60 hours
, Hospital, Fall 2014 72 hours
, - Hospital,
Fall 2014 72 hours
Summary of Skills:
Aided patients to recovery
Administered medications as ordered
Performed focused head-to-toe assessments on adults, children, and infants
Performed tracheostomy care, wound dressing changes, placement of nasogastric tubes,
Nursing data collection, i.e. vital signs, input/output, laboratory values
Communicated with and educated patients, their families and friends
Facilitated safety precautions, particularly fall prevention techniques for post-stroke rehabilitated patients
Documented and updated patient charts using Sorian, SmartChart, EPIC, and AOD (Answers On Demand) computer programs
Collaborated with other hospital staff to ensure effective plan of care
Effective communication among peers, accurate oral report of assessments , vital signs, and other findings through SBAR during and after shift
Performed various functions to ensure efficient patient care including tracheostomy care, wound dressing changes, placement of nasogastric tube, bed changes, and assisted with ambulation
Care plan management
7/2007 to Present
Responsible for providing quality customer services and handling administrative functions: answer telephones, schedule meetings, respond to patient and visitors inquiries, prepare inpatients/outpatient medical charts, verify PHI and maintain medical database. Order and verify receipt of office/medical supplies, inventory and equipment.
Collaboration with cross-functional hospital administrators and therapeutic clinical teams including orthopedic, neurology, cardiology and rehabilitation. Act as a liaison between patients and therapeutic teams to ensure timely patient care services. Proficient in health system computer programs: Emtrac, Navicare, Sunrise, SMS, EPIC.
Certified Nurse Assistant (P/T)
2009 to Present
Perform direct patient care services: observe patient conditions, take EKGs, vital signs, and blood pressure; perform phlebotomy and urinalysis. Prepare and maintain confidential patient charts and medical records. Ensure that patients have timely follow-up testing or treatments. When performing one to one observations, using diversion techniques and therapeutic communication to redirect patient while maintaining safety precautions. Assist triage nurses and handle activities post-operatively.
Clinical & Laboratory Assistant
Assisted in lab experiments, used scientific techniques and protocols. Recorded observations and measurements; wrote reports. Prepared and ensured method validation protocols, reviewed specifications, performed analytical and validation of raw materials.
Conducted biological, physical property and chemical tests to ensure quality control. Reviewed, interpreted and produced qualitative and quantitative data reports to determine and ensure conformity of EPA standards for water quality testing.
Assisted scientists and students in the setup/breakdown laboratory experiments by evaluating test performances and ensured accurate collection, review, records, interpretation and control of biological and chemical materials used.
PA 2/1998 to 1/2004
Provider Service Representative/Claims Examiner
Managed high-volume claims adjudication to ensure appropriate financial responsibility, coverage and payments. Reviewed, analyzed and processed medical claims. Examined records for accuracy and determined policy coverage; researched and investigated fraudulent claims transactions; handled account reconciliations and resolved complaints.
Accepted responsibility for providing administrative and customer service support. Used working knowledge of managed care plans
including health, welfare and wellness (i.e., PPO, HMO, Traditional, dental, vision, and prescriptive accounts) to efficiently complete assignments.
- Recognized for excellence in providing quality customer services for administrative and clinical teams.
- Leadership qualities recognized during clinical rotation
- Prepared highly detailed scientific reports and recognized for being a great team player