New Nurse for HIIIIIRE T-T

  1. Hi everyone! I was wondering if I could get some help with editing my resume for new graduate programs. I followed a resume template that my nursing counselor gave me, and I was hoping to making my clinical/job experience stand out.

    Sorry if my resume seems long!
    I currently work at a hospital (some where in the US) that has a new grad rn program, and I talked to my Nurse Manager about what they look for when they are hiring new grad RNs. He told me that if they see an applicant that has been out if school for awhile (I'll be at 11 months exactly when I put in my application) they want to make sure that the applicant has been continuing their nursing education after graduating & getting licensed . I have worked for this hospital for a few years, and after passing my nclex I have been completing all types of CNE courses that they offer at this hospital for free and listed them in my resume.

    Some other random info about the hospitals in my state:
    In the state that I live in, its rough getting a RN job and its necessary to start in a new grad program if you want to work at a hospital. The hospitals here do not hire any new grads RN's that don't work for them already. So where I live it is really important to start as a CNA at a hospital in order to even be considered as a applicant for new grad program after you graduate. On the up side, all these hospitals don't disqualify applicants if you have been out of school for more than a year (but I honestly would hate to be that new grad who has been out of school for two years with zero RN experience x_x).

    ANYWAYS here is my resume I took out any personal identifiers and replaced them with silly names haha

    Thanks for your time! <3
    My Name
    My Address
    My Phone #
    My email

    Education

    Some University August 2012 – August 2016

    • Major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Graduated: August 2016

    Some University August 2008 – June 2012

    • Major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Some High School August 2005 – June 2008

    • High School Diploma
    • Graduated: June 2008

    Work Experience


    This is the hospital I currently work at May 2017 - Present
    Nursing Assistant, Pokemon Telemetry Unit

    • Supporting the unit monitoring and evaluation process to improve patient outcome.
    • Within scope of practice, demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement the Plan of Care.
    • Authorized to have unsupervised access to areas where medications are accessible and to handle and transport medications.
    • Documenting delegated nursing care data.
    • Properly using and maintaining tools and equipment in compliance with department and hospital policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
    • Provide assessment data to Nursing Staff.
    • Provides health care instruction to patient and family within scope of practice

    Home Care Service April 2015 - May 2017
    Home Health Aid

    • Assist clients with bathing (shower, sponge bath, and bed bath) in home
    • Assist clients with transferring, ambulating to bathroom, and dressing
    • Reinforcement of bathing transfer and bathing technique taught by physical & occupational therapists
    • Documenting delegated nursing care data
    • Provide assessment data to healthcare team
    • Organizing work time effectively & maintaining proper communication with patient healthcare team
    • Within scope of practice, demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement the Plan of Care

    Care giving company August 2014 - March 2015
    Companion/Caregiver

    • Assist clients with at home daily activities such as cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, and driving to appointments. Also assists with ambulation, bathing, medication reminders, taking vital signs, and ROM exercise.

    Clinical Experience

    Honu Medical Center July 2016 - August 2016
    Clinical Practicum in Medical Surgical Unit

    • Clinical Hours: 165
    • Performed skills such as IV insertion, IV medication administration, IV discontinuation, IV removal, urinary straight catheterization, medication administration, g-tube medication administration, tracheostomy suctioning, wound care, monitored TURP continuous bladder irrigation.
    • Documented data related to patient's’ care including: wound care assessment, interventions, medications, and patient responses.
    • Facilitating patient discharge & providing discharge teaching

    Pokemon Services May 2016 - June 2016
    Clinical Practicum in Homeless Shelter & Clinic

    • Clinical Hours: 168
    • In the clinic, performed wound care, lice checks, medication administration, and mental health assessments.
    • Documented data related to patient's’ care including assessment results, interventions, medications, and patient responses in clinic
    • In the homeless shelter, the skills performed were: creating preschool lesson plans, head-to-toe assessments on preschoolers, community teachings, family assessments, & lice checks

    Haupia Pie Medical Center February 2016 - April 2016
    Clinical Practicum in Medical Surgical Unit

    • Clinical Hours: 165
    • Performed skills such as IV insertion, IV medication administration, IV discontinuation, IV removal, urinary straight catheterization, medication administration, g-tube medication administration, tracheostomy suctioning, wound care.
    • Documented data related to patient's’ care including assessment results, interventions, medications, and patient responses

    Clinical Practicum in Cardiac Catheter Lab April 2016

    • Clinical Hours: 8
    • Performed pre-op & post-op assessments
    • Documented data related to patient's’ care including assessment results, interventions, medications, and patient responses
    • Viewed catheter insertion in operating room

    Veridian City Medical Center September 2015 - October 2015
    Clinical Practicum in Labor and Delivery Unit

    • Clinical Hours: 40
    • Performed skills such as head-to-toe maternal assessments, vaginal assessments, APGAR assessments, newborn heel sticks, newborn assessments, newborn intramuscular injections, newborn eye medication administration, fundal height checks, fundal massages, breast-feeding teaching, vaccination teaching, vaccination administration, newborn bathing.

    Keki Hospital October 2015 - November 2015
    Clinical Practicum in Pediatrics Long-Term Care Facility

    • Clinical Hours: 40
    • Performed skills such as tracheostomy care, tracheostomy suctioning, g-tube care, g-tube feeding, g-tube medication administration, medication administration, foley care, head-to-toe assessments, bathing, ambulation, and transferring.

    Saffron State Hospital September 2015 - November 2015
    Clinical Practicum in Public Mental Health Care Facility

    • Clinical Hours: 120
    • Performed skills such as therapeutic communication, group teaching, and mental health assessments.

    Pokemon Hospital September 2014 - November 2014
    Clinical Practicum in Medical Surgical Unit

    • Clinical Hours: 120
    • Performed skills such as tracheotomy care, suctioning (tracheotomy), administered medications, administered injections, administered intravenous infusions, removed intravenous lines, and urinary catheterization.
    • Documented data related to patient's’ care including assessment results, interventions, medications, and patient responses.

    Red Rocket Base Soldier Readiness & Mobilization Center October 2014
    Clinical Practicum in Base Clinic

    • Clinical Hours 16
    • Performed intramuscular vaccination skills.

    Pokemon Center September 2013 - September 2013
    Clinical Practicum in Long-Term Geriatric Care

    • Clinical Hours: 84
    • Performed basic skills such as assisting with: morning care, bathing, lifting, feeding (including G-tube), and ambulation.
    • Also performed wound care, glucose checks, and head to toe assessment.

    Volunteer Services


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    Program Proficiency


    • Patient Charting: Power Chart, EPIC, Homeworks

    Certifications


    • Registered Nurse by the Hawaii Board of Nursing LIC # exp:
    • Advance Cardiac Life Support
    • Pediatric Life Support
    • Basic Life Support
    • CPR

    Completed Continuing Nursing Education Courses



    • Identifying and Managing Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Assessment of Electrocardiograms
    • Dosage Calculation in Critical Care Units
    • EEG Monitoring for Seizures in the NICU

    Additional Elective Nursing Education

    • External Fetal Monitoring
    • Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring & Auscultation

    Contacts


    • Previous Home Care Manager:
    • Previous Home Care Supervisor:
      Previous Caregiver Company Manager:
    • Clinical Instructor (Level 5 Med Surg):
    • Clinical Instructor (Level 4 Med Surg):
    • Clinical Instructor (Level 3 L&D):
    • Clinical Instructor (Level 3 Mental Health):
    • Clinical Instructor (Level 2):
    • Clinical Instructor (Level 1):


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  2. 1 Comments

  3. by   Nurse Beth
    You are smart to be working as a CNA in your hospital of choice

    Rather than a list of tasks (ex., assisted with bathing), anticipate what the employer is looking for (ex., customer service skills).

    It's assumed that you can provide basic care, and listing these duties does not help you stand out from equally qualified applicants.

    Here's an example:

    "Perfect attendance" or "Voted employee of the month". These are soft skills that really help you stand out. Examples are memorable; lists and tasks are not.

    I've hired a lot of nurses in my career and put together a ton of insider tips in a book to help nurses just like you get hired. It's called
    "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job" I hope you;ll check it out. Best wishes!

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