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- by VM85 Apr 10, '09So the time is almost here! I am almost done with nursing school, and I am very excited. I am trying my best to get through these last couple of months and pray that all of my work will pay off and i will be walking across that stage!
And since I have a week vacation coming up, I figured this would be the perfect time to make up my resume, as we dont have any breaks after this. So my question is does anyone know what exactly should be put on my resume? I know not to put any jobs I had in highschool, since they dont have any thing that pertain to what I could bring to the tablebesides commitment and staying with a company longterm.
I am in school to become an LPN. I plan on taking my boards apprx a week after graduation, since I will be taking a trip to hopefully celebrate my success(granting I do graduate!). I was just wondering if anyone has any tips on what to put on it, what styles to use and anything else that is useful. And another question I have is for clinicals, should I put things such as Pedi experience and OR expereince (i went to observe each for 2days)? event hoguh I didnt do any clinical rotations there.....any help is much appreciated, as I have never made a resume before! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!
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- Apr 11, '09 by Daytoniteas a former manager who hired new grads and was part of an orientation program in a large teaching hospital for new grads i can offer some insight here. facilities and people who hire new grads know that you have no experience at the job you are being hired for, so don't even try to overimpress them. they depend on one or more recommendations from your instructors from the nursing school to learn about your capabilities. your instructors are the only ones who have intimate knowledge of how you are going to perform and handle yourself as an lpn or rn in your new role. other than that, prospective employers are aware that the schools have to give you well rounded clinical experiences and that they will be minimal. they know you will need some time to develop and mature as new grads. the only worth that previous jobs will contribute to a resume is they can attest to your stability as a worker (attendance, loyalty, followed the rules, that kind of thing). otherwise, other jobs really have no cross reference importance that will make you a better hire to get a nursing job. it never made a difference to us when hiring a new grad. what we looked for were these qualities on written recommendations and when interviewing applicants (and we were good at reading between the lines at what was and wasn't said):
- initiative – autonomy
- dynamism – energy
- positive outlook
- orientation to the client and co-workers (ability to provide customer service)
- learning capacity
- high adaptability – flexibility
- team work
- tolerance to pressure
- analytic ability
- professional development
- http://career-advice.monster.com/resumes-cover-letters/resume-samples/sample-resume-nurse/article.aspx - sample resume for a nurse
- http://www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/high-school/36957.html - "resume-writing 101". includes a set of links at the bottom of the article to the resume information at the major job seeker sites.
- http://www.nurseweek.com/features/99-8/resume.html - "looking good on paper: professional advice for building powerful resumes" from nurseweek. a short article on the critical basics to incorporate into your resume
- Apr 29, '10 by Lizzie21Daytonite,
I was wondering if there was any way you would be able to review my resume. I just recently graduated from nursing school and have no clinical background other than clinicals from schools. I've been putting my resume together and I feel that nurse recruiters like yourself would maybe laugh at it. I don't think i can private message anyone, but you could to me if that would be okay. thank you for your time.
- Apr 29, '10 by 9livesRNwe had to attend 2 resume building/cover letter classes prior to graduation.
My instructor was nice enough to take the time and review all of our resumes, and help/guide us to make a sharp resume.
I can help yall if you need it!
- Apr 29, '10 by Lizzie21Helpingothersinlife-
That would be wonderful if you could look over it. I really want to make my resume stand out. i don't think i can private message yet, but if you sent me your email i would be able to email it to you! we never had a resume building class (i wish we did) while i was in school. the more eyes that look at it the better!
- May 2, '10 by TheSquireRE: Daytonite - see the sad notice at the top of every page on this site.
- Jun 2, '12 by Aongroup1990how do you add autonomy in a resume and all those other big words you used.