I am having a debate with some classmates about how much info we should list on our resumes about each clinical rotation. some of them are only listing the hospital, unit and date. Others are listing a brief description of each one. What has worked for you guys? Should I save all the details for the interview? Thoughts? Mine is below. too much info? Thanks! I look forward to hearing your insite.
Clinical Experiences]Griffindor Medical Center Respiratory/Renal Unit 3D
* ]Providing 1:2 full patient care including medications, discharge planning, patient education, and ]collaborative care.
Hogwarts Children's Hospital Renal Unit/Dialysis Center (March 2013)
* ]32 hours providing care to infants with polycystic kidney disease and post nephrectomy patients.Peritoneal dialysis was administered and clients were monitored accordingly. Hemodialysis patient andequipment management.
Hufflepuff Medical Center Orthopedics (April 2012)
* ]96 hours of 1:2 patient care highlighting pain and infection management in post knee and hip ]replacement patients. This rotation had a significant focus on patient education and discharge ]planning.
Griffindor Medical Center Respiratory/Renal Unit 3D (January 2012)
* ]96 hours of 1:2 patient care. Performing primary care, medications, and management of chronic andacute renal failure, hypertension, diabetes, and pneumonia. Focusing on monitoring patients receivinghemodialysis.
Ravenclaw Hospital Community Living Center (Sept 2011)
* ]80 hours of performing ADLS and primary care for veterans in transition from acute care to home care.
Apr 8, '13
I didn't put any of my clinical rotations on my resume - I got an interview at my first choice hospital and was hired.
I agree with Sun that your hiring manager is going to know generally what your clinicals are all about.
Here are my ideas regarding New Grad resumes:
1. literally everyone else applying is going to have more or less the same background and experience: nursing school. Is there anything that can make you stand out from the crowd?
- working as a tech/cna in school
- volunteer experience in healthcare
- if you don't have the above, then you have to make what you do have stand out. I put a bunch of stuff on my experience waiting tables, which the hiring manager specifically mentioned as a positive in the interview. She said that it shows that I have good time management and good customer service skills. I'm sure that you could come up with some things on your own that would make your resume stand out.
2. It's not enough to just say that you are a "team player" or have a great work ethic. You have to prove it. Were you always selected to lead group projects? Put it in your cover letter. Did your manager say in your last performance review that you never missed work and that you were always willing to pick up shifts? Put it in your resume. Basically, it's not enough to say I'm a team player, you have to also put concrete, specific evidence to back it up.
3. Literally 90% of cover letters are terrible. For an example of a good one (although not specific to nursing) look at: What does a good cover letter look like? â€” Ask a Manager
I think it's easy to forget that the people looking over your resume are just that - people. Write as if you want a person to read it.
Yah, so a big no on the clinical rotations.
Last edit by tippytootagon on Apr 8, '13