Updated Resume - ConCrit please!

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    I recently updated my resume after many suggestions from some of you on my last post. I would like to see what you think of the changes I made and openly welcome ConCrit of the resume. I removed my previous employment because it was very honestly irrelevant to nursing and most places have a "previous employment" section on their applications. I try to keep my resume to a one page adventure as well and it was taking up valuable space... I am a new grad and have no healthcare work experience. Please keep coments directed at resume rather than suggestions on where I should gain experience or how I should volunteer, that info is irrelevant to my personal situation at this time.
    Jamie E. Glaze, RN
    phone number email
    Home Address
    Clinical Experience
    Spring 2012 ******** Renal, Oncology, and Orthopedic/MedSurg Floors
    • Engaged in supervised patient care of 2 -4 patients per day often with multiple complex diagnoses
    • Administered medications and assessed patients independently with preceptor supervision, maintained electronic documentation and confidentiality, and worked with interdisciplinary teams
    Fall 2011 ******** Renal, MedSurg/Cardiac, and Neurological Floors
    • Assisted in medication administration, assessment, and care of pediatric patients with acute and chronic conditions
    Fall 2011 ******** L&D, Postpartum, Antepartum, and Newborn Nursery
    • Engaged in assisted care of patients in all stages of obstetrical care and healthy newborn care
    • Assisted in perinatal nursing care and observed birthing process, engaged in supervised assessment and care of antepartum and postpartum women, engaged in supervised assessment and care of healthy newborns
    Summer 2011 ******** ******** and Psych Emergency Center
    • Observed the care of adult and adolescent individuals at many stages of the mental health continuum
    • Participated in therapeutic communication with patients and studied treatment plans for many conditions
    Spring 2011 ******** Medical/Surgical Floor
    • Engaged in assisted care of 1-2 patients per day, often with multiple simple diagnoses
    • Administered medications and assessed patients with preceptor assistance, charted patient care and progress
    Fall 2011 ******** Long Term Acute Care and Rehabilitation Floor
    • Actively participated in and observed basic patient care
    • Assisted with medication administration and patient assessments, documented patient care,
    Education
    August 2007 May 2012 Tarrant County College Fort Worth, TX Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
    August 2001 May 2005 Mansfield High School Mansfield, TX High School Diploma

    Certifications
    BLS Healthcare Provider NRP (In Progress June 29th) S.T.A.B.L.E. (In Progress July 10)

    Professional Memberships
    AWHONN
    Last edit by jamie.glaze on Jun 25, '12
  2. 8 Comments so far...

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    Is listing our clinical experiences the new thing to do on resumes or standard? first time i've seen it that detailed.
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    It was sugested to me in other posts that I make it more clear what I did in clinicals, since that is the absolute bulk of my Nursing experience. So that's what I did
    Last edit by jamie.glaze on Jun 25, '12
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    I would definitely not include that much detail about your school clinicals. That section is crowding out everything else. It would be better to include at least a brief statement about your previous employment even if it was not health-related. Your previous work experience can show that you were a reliable employee who could hold down a job.

    Also, your school experience should be clearly labeled as such. Calling it "clinical experience" does not sufficiently clarify that it was as a student and not an employee.


    1. Better label the clinical section -- being sure to use the word "student" in there.
    2. Shorten that student clinical section
    3. Include a brief statement about your previous employment so that it is obvious that you are a great employee
    4. Put your educational experience first. They will see that you are a new grad, then the whole thing with the student clinicals will make sense to them.

    Good luck!
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    Quote from jamie.glaze
    It was sugested to me in other posts that I make it more clear what I did in clinicals, since that is the absolute bulk of my Nursing experience. So that's what I did
    sadly every job psoting i have seen, they clearly say they will not count student nurse "clinical work" as "nursing experience" all those house of crap we went through and now its not experience? funny huh.....
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    blinky I know what you mean, it's is almost as if we just walk off the street and magically obtain an RN license. I feel that our training should count as experience, especially in my case since by the end of my last clinicals I was literally doing all the nursing care with my preceptor standing by and watching. I took every patient she had as my own and it worked almost like a residency does. It's very discouraging to be told that two years of being on the floor actually caring for patients doesn't count.

    llg - I do not have a stable work history, last non-temporary job was 5 years ago when I had to leave after only 5 months of employment due to a complicated pregnancy, I have actually been told by a recruiter that it looks bad on my resume that I haven't held very many jobs for very long. The longest thing I have is a one year stint at a company with no advancement opportunities - so when I was offered a job with more opportunity I took it, and being 19 at the time I wasn't really considering that I would somehow get pregnant after being diagnosed "infertile" and that I would have a complicated pregnancy that would require me to leave the new job. I was told to come back after I had the baby, but the company went under 1 month before I delivered. Circumstances. I will take the idea to label it Student Clinical Experience however and put my education first.
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    Here it is with changes:

    Jamie E. Glaze, RN
    address
    phone email


    Education

    May 2012 ***** College Fort Worth, TX Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
    May 2005 ***** Mansfield, TX High School Diploma


    Nursing Education Clinical Rotations

    Spring 2012 ***** -- Renal, Oncology, and Ortho/MedSurg Floors
    • Engaged in supervised patient care of 2 -4 patients per day often with multiple complex diagnoses
    • Administered medications and assessed patients independently with preceptor supervision, maintained electronic documentation and confidentiality, and worked with interdisciplinary teams
    Fall 2011 *****-- Renal, MedSurg/Cardiac, and Neurological Floors
    • Assisted in medication administration, assessment, and care of pediatric patients with acute and chronic conditions
    Fall 2011 *****-- L&D, Postpartum, Antepartum, and Newborn Nursery
    • Engaged in assisted care of patients in all stages of obstetrical care and healthy newborn care
    • Assisted in perinatal nursing care and observed birthing process, engaged in supervised assessment and care of antepartum and postpartum women, as well as healthy neonates
    Summer 2011 *****-- ***** Pavilion and Psych Emergency Center
    • Observed the care of adult and adolescent individuals at many stages of the mental health continuum
    • Participated in therapeutic communication with patients and studied treatment plans for many conditions
    Spring 2011 *****-- Medical/Surgical Floor
    • Engaged in assisted care of 1-2 patients per day, often with multiple simple diagnoses
    • Administered medications and assessed patients with preceptor assistance, charted patient care and progress
    Fall 2011 *****-- Long Term Acute Care and Rehabilitation Floor
    • Actively participated in and observed basic patient care
    • Assisted with medication administration and patient assessments, documented patient care

    Employment History
    March 2012 May 2012 Siggins, Heermans, & White, Inc. Field Merchandiser (Seasonal)
    March 2011 May 2011 Siggins, Heermans, & White, Inc. Field Merchandiser (Seasonal)
    March 2007 August 2007 Sunbelt Services Field Service Representative
    March 2006 March 2007 Amerifleet Transportation Dispatch Assistant



    Certifications

    BLS Healthcare Provider NRP (In Progress June 29th) S.T.A.B.L.E. (In Progress July 10)


    Professional Memberships
    AWHONN
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    I dunno, looks like a bunch of copy and pasting action going on here. I like how you highlighted the preceptor bit, but everything else reads exactly the same regardless of how you altered it slightly to not appear as so at first glance. My quick impression is that you did a ton and had "unique" experiences during your clinicals, but it all reads like any ordinary things any normal NS does. What I'm saying is those bullet points are highly misleading.

    Actively participated in and observed basic patient care
    Engaged in assisted care of 1-2 patients per day, often with multiple simple diagnoses
    Observed the care of adult and adolescent individuals at many stages of the mental health continuum
    Same thing over and over again... it's all implied

    I think the only highlight at the moment is your preceptor which a lot of NS do not get because of the lack of funding. Now I don't really understand if this was a legit internship/externship or whatever (did you get paid?) or this was just a normal day in clinicals for you. I think this should be emphasized much more.

    You could really at most ad a short bullet point on those seasonal jobs (fulfiling customer requests, inventory, blah blah blah).

    In the world of a glut of New Grad resumes stuffed into every recruiters mailbox / email ... having no experience/volunteer outside of clinicals is going to look very bad on your part ... I understand you had some personal problems, but it's def not going to come through on a piece of paper if you can't explain yourself person to person. Leaving your work out as suggested by that guy who looked at your resume ... I couldn't agree with . makes it like you did absolutely nothing during school, you'd be skipped over immediately for being run of the mill.

    Remove Highschool info .. they don't care ... include gpa if high (3.5+)
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    Remove your high school information. When applying for professional jobs and with a higher degree, it is assumed that you have a high school education. I agree with llg that the education sections belongs on top.


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