Resume Help--Do I include the research I did as a partial fulfillment of BSN??Register Today!
- by nirj Jul 20, '12Dear All I need your help. I am a foreign grad planning to take NCLEX in few weeks. So here I am trying to make my professional resume and what I am concerned about is weather I should include the research I did as a patial fulfillment of BSN curriculum or not? I don't see any resume including this part here on allnurses and other samples but it is a kind of norm to include research paper(performed during BSN) in resume in my country. so all confused now. Any idea or suggestion is appreciated!
thank you so much for your time and input in advance!
- Jul 20, '12 by caliotter3I would be more inclined to include this info if I were applying to a job where it might be applicable. But if you want to include it, go ahead. That might be the item that makes your resume stand out from all the others being looked at.
- Jul 20, '12 by nirjQuote from caliotter3Dear caliotter3, Thank you so much for your prompt reply. It took months plus hard work and dedication to complete the research so I surely want to include it. And from what you suggested it seem to be a good idea to include it! Thanks a lotI would be more inclined to include this info if I were applying to a job where it might be applicable. But if you want to include it, go ahead. That might be the item that makes your resume stand out from all the others being looked at.
- Jul 20, '12 by NRSKarenRNI disagree. "research I did as a partial fulfillment of BSN curriculum" = standards of degree. Many BSN programs in US require research paper or poster presentation., therefore expected norm that level education.. Otherwise it looks like you are padding your resume. Only list extra courses/research/volunteer activities that were extra above degree minimal requirements as separate listing on resume.
- Jul 20, '12 by nirjDear NRSKarenRN, Thanks a lot for your input and this information makes me think again.
I am sitting here searching and researching about how to make, what to include/exclude in resume. here's one more thing that is confusing me, should I include any projects I have done. For example, I translated a public education booklet on Neuroscience in my native language for International Brain Research Organization in 2011. Do I include that project? Actually CV is needed to apply for a job in my country so making a resume is confusing me a lot!!
thank you so much for your time and input in advance.