Resume Advice. New RN. No work experience. Please Help!

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    Please critique my resume. I tried to incorporate what I have seen on this forum. For my clinical experience I didn't put med-surg the reason being there would be too many hospitals to list and I have done procedures that I did in med-surg in the ER. I also prefer the ER and OB .

    Name
    Address
    Telephone
    Email

    PROFILE
    Detail oriented with ability to multitask
    Self-motivated, hardworking and can easily adapt to change
    Able to relate well and develop rapport with people for a variety of cultures
    Highly reliable and punctual
    Able to stay calm in high-stress situations and environments
    Technologically proficient
    Efficient with Microsoft Office
    Bilingual, Fluent in Tagalog

    EDUCATION
    Some University, Location
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, April 20XX

    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
    Registered Nurse in State of XXXXXX, License Number 098765
    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED), certified by American Heart Association, current until June 2015

    CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Some University, Location
    A total of XXXX hours of related learning experiences in school at approximately XX hospitals (primary, secondary, and tertiary) covering areas in medical-surgical, psychiatric, pediatrics, geriatrics, OB/GYN, OR, ER, communicable disease, orthopedics, and school health nursing
    Conducted health programs in X small communities in the Philippines and have also been exposed to X public health clinics
    Performed functions as a nurse such as obtaining vital signs, giving medications, regulating IV fluids, and charting

    Emergency Room
    Hospital Name, Location January 2012 48 hours
    Hospital Name, Location November 2011 48 hours
    Hospital Name, Location August 2011 72 hours
    Performed patient assessment, IV removal, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, foley catheter insertion/removal, nasogastric tube feeding, oral suctioning, wound care and dressing changes with minimum supervision
    Administered medications via oral and injection routes using the five rights of medication administration and monitored for side effects
    Handled patients with complaints such as chest pain, abdominal pain, sprains and broken bones, upper respiratory infections, cuts and contusions, and skin infections
    Learned to stay calm and function in a stressful environment

    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Hospital Name, Location October 2011 12 hours
    Hospital Name, Location July 2010 48 hours
    Hospital Name, Location July 2009 72 hours
    Performed delivery of an infant with supervision
    Performed umbilical cord care with maintenance of aseptic technique
    Instructed mothers to have a well-balance diet and to take prenatal vitamins
    Provided teachings regarding breastfeeding and umbilical cord care
    Monitored for postpartum complications
    Last edit by zerooooo on Jun 25, '13
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    I'm sure this becoming standard advice, but while looking volunteer at a free clinic or local hospital one or days a week. That way you can get some experience listed.

    Now about your resume: Your clinicals listing is really confusing. I'm assuming you're listing clinicals from both the Philippines and locally. So the clinical area are grouped with their hours, then the first bullet item would list the hospitals and clinics you performed the clinicals in. Let's see what someone else think of this idea.

    I also assume you acquired a degree or certification in the Philippines as well as stateside. So you should list that alongside your BSN degree.

    In the meantime, this is what turned up. Be sure to review and tailor to your knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Zero O. Ooo, RN
    123 address Sfx • City, ST 12345 • (000) 555-1234 • zerooooo@allnurses.com
    Registered Nurse Determined to Excel
    Energetic and motivational professional with international experience and leader dedicated to driving top-quality patient care. Looking for a position in a top-notch facility with a commitment to innovative processes.
    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
    • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills in an interdisciplinary team providing competent patient care.
    • Detail-oriented with strong technical skills and the ability to learn concepts quickly.
    • Without fail, projects a polished, positive and professional demeanor.
    LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS
    Registered Nurse in State of XXXXXX, License Number 098765
    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED), certified by American Heart Association, current until June 2015
    SKILL HIGHLIGHTS
    . . . • Med-surg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Foley catheter procedures
    . . . • IV therapy experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Microsoft Office suite
    . . . • Patient assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Bilingual in Tagalog and English
    . . . • Patient education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Strong medical ethic
    EDUCATION AND TRAINING
    Bachelor of Science: Some University – Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 20XX
    Location, ST
    [<degree> of <area> or certificate]: Education facility – <Nursing?> . . . . . . . . . Mth 20XX
    Location, Philippines
    CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: xx/20xx – 01/2012
    OB/GYN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . Emergency Room . . . . . . 168 hrs
    Medical-surgical . . . . . . . xxx hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . Psychiatric . . . . . . . . . . . . xx hrs
    Pediatrics . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . .Geriatrics . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx hrs
    OR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xx hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . .ER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx hrs
    Communicable disease . . xx hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orthopedics . . . . . . . . . . xx hrs
    School health . . . . . . . . . xx hrs
    Summary:
    . . . • Completed XXXX total rotation hours at <Hospital or clinic, Philippines> and Hospital Name, Location, ST.
    . . . • Conducted health programs in X small communities and at X public health clinics in the Philippines providing nursing functions such as obtaining vital signs, giving medications, regulating IV fluids, and charting.
    . . . • Performed patient assessment, IV removal, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, foley catheter insertion/removal, nasogastric tube feeding, oral suctioning, wound care and dressing changes with minimum supervision with <number> patients per day.
    . . . • Administered medications via oral and injection routes using the five rights of medication administration and monitored for side effects, resulting in <benefit to patient>.
    . . . • Assessed patients with complaints such as chest pain, abdominal pain, sprains and broken bones, upper respiratory infections, cuts and contusions, and skin infections.
    . . . • Instructed mothers on well-balance diets, breastfeeding and umbilical cord care.
    . . . • Delivered infants and provided prenatal and postpartum care and treatment under obstetrician's supervision.
    Last edit by Bayat on Jun 26, '13
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    Thank You Bayat!. That looks so much better.

    I'm sorry I forgot to include that I'm a foreign graduate and I obtained my BSN in the Philippines. I only had clinicals there.

    I hope this is going make sense. I'll try to get back with the hours for the clinical areas since my exposure in certain areas were done throughout the 4 years not just a certain semester like here in the States (correct me if I'm wrong). With that said do you think I should just group all the hours using this "Completed a total of 2,346 hours of related learning experiences in school at approximately 15 hospitals (primary, secondary, and tertiary) covering areas in medical-surgical, psychiatric, pediatrics, geriatrics, OB/GYN, OR, ER, communicable disease, orthopedics, and school health nursing" then the summary below it?. I would appreciate your opinion.
    Last edit by zerooooo on Jun 27, '13
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    Quote from Bayat
    I'm sure this becoming standard advice, but while looking volunteer at a free clinic or local hospital one or days a week. That way you can get some experience listed.

    Now about your resume: Your clinicals listing is really confusing. I'm assuming you're listing clinicals from both the Philippines and locally. So the clinical area are grouped with their hours, then the first bullet item would list the hospitals and clinics you performed the clinicals in. Let's see what someone else think of this idea.

    I also assume you acquired a degree or certification in the Philippines as well as stateside. So you should list that alongside your BSN degree.

    In the meantime, this is what turned up. Be sure to review and tailor to your knowledge, skills and abilities:

    Zero O. Ooo, RN
    123 address Sfx &bull; City, ST 12345 &bull; (000) 555-1234 &bull; zerooooo@allnurses.com

    Registered Nurse Determined to Excel
    Energetic and motivational professional with international experience and leader dedicated to driving top-quality patient care. Looking for a position in a top-notch facility with a commitment to innovative processes.PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
    &bull; Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills in an interdisciplinary team providing competent patient care.
    &bull; Detail-oriented with strong technical skills and the ability to learn concepts quickly.
    &bull; Without fail, projects a polished, positive and professional demeanor.LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS
    Registered Nurse in State of XXXXXX, License Number 098765
    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED), certified by American Heart Association, current until June 2015SKILL HIGHLIGHTS
    . . . &bull; Med-surg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . &bull; Foley catheter procedures
    . . . &bull; IV therapy experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . &bull; Microsoft Office suite
    . . . &bull; Patient assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . &bull; Bilingual in Tagalog and English
    . . . &bull; Patient education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . &bull; Strong medical ethicEDUCATION AND TRAINING
    Bachelor of Science: Some University &ndash; Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 20XX
    Location, ST
    [<degree> of <area> or certificate]: Education facility &ndash; <Nursing?> . . . . . . . . . Mth 20XX
    Location, PhilippinesCLINICAL EXPERIENCE: xx/20xx &ndash; 01/2012
    OB/GYN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . Emergency Room . . . . . . 168 hrs
    Medical-surgical . . . . . . . xxx hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . Psychiatric . . . . . . . . . . . . xx hrs
    Pediatrics . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . .Geriatrics . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx hrs
    OR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xx hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . .ER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xx hrs
    Communicable disease . . xx hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orthopedics . . . . . . . . . . xx hrs
    School health . . . . . . . . . xx hrs
    Summary:
    . . . &bull; Completed XXXX total rotation hours at <Hospital or clinic, Philippines> and Hospital Name, Location, ST.
    . . . &bull; Conducted health programs in X small communities and at X public health clinics in the Philippines providing nursing functions such as obtaining vital signs, giving medications, regulating IV fluids, and charting.
    . . . &bull; Performed patient assessment, IV removal, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, foley catheter insertion/removal, nasogastric tube feeding, oral suctioning, wound care and dressing changes with minimum supervision with <number> patients per day.
    . . . &bull; Administered medications via oral and injection routes using the five rights of medication administration and monitored for side effects, resulting in <benefit to patient>.
    . . . &bull; Assessed patients with complaints such as chest pain, abdominal pain, sprains and broken bones, upper respiratory infections, cuts and contusions, and skin infections.
    . . . &bull; Instructed mothers on well-balance diets, breastfeeding and umbilical cord care.
    . . . &bull; Delivered infants and provided prenatal and postpartum care and treatment under obstetrician's supervision.
    Hi bayat. Can you help me too. i try to message you here.. I can give my email to you. I read all your posts here and seems you really good in resume.. Please help me I really appreciate it! Thanks


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