Would love some critique on my resume.

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    Hello,

    I am a new grad RN. Recently, I updated my resume and change some things and would really love some honest feedback. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Obviously, I have changed anything that I felt would identify me and my place of work.

    Miss Rosehips, RN
    1234 North Blank Ave. · Blank, WS 91234
    (000) 123-4567 ·


    Knowledgeable, customer-service oriented registered nurse.
    A professional caregiver and patient advocate skilled in critical thinking, customer service, collaboration, communication, and competent evidence-based care.

    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
    · Strong assessment skills with the ability to prioritize care based on patient group using the nursing process.
    · Highly adaptable; transitions easily between different tasks while working individually and with a team.
    · Personable and positive; utilized to establish rapport with patients, family, and fellow staff to achieve shared patient goals.
    · Excellent customer service skills and experience.

    LICENESES AND CERTIFICATIONS
    · Registered Nurse #123456, California Board of Registered Nursing, 07/2014
    · Basic Life Support, American Heart Association, 07/2013
    · Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association, 05/2014
    · Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association, 03/2015
    · Management of Assaultive Behavior, AR Training Center, 03/2014
    · NIH Stroke Certification (Group A), American Heart Association, 03/2014
    · EKG and Pharmacology, American Heart Association, 04/2016
    EDUCATION
    Chaplain Community College, Blank, WS
    Associate Degree in Registered Nursing, June 2012
    GPA 3.66 of 4.0 · Dean’s List, spring 2009, fall 2010, and spring 2010 · Academic Achievement in Registered Nursing
    SKILLS
    · I/V Removal · Foley Catheter removal · Meditech experience · Excellent customer service · Experience with CLASSACT · Critical thinking skills · Prioritization skills · Strong work ethic

    RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
    Guest Services Ambassador – Emergency Department
    Blank, WS, Jan. 2013-present.
    Hired to provide excellent customer service following the CLASSACT policy of Blank Establishment in the Emergency Department.
    · Collaborates with nursing staff to provide comfort care measures to patients and their families in the Emergency Department.
    · Manages the training and preparation of new volunteers by orienting them to the Emergency Room.

    Department Coordinator - Intensive Care Unit
    Blank WS, May. 2012-present.
    Hired to manage the volunteers of the Intensive Care Unit by organizing the department calendar and to act as a liaison between the staff and the volunteers.
    · Recommended new shift scheduling in order for volunteers to assist staff and patients more efficiently.
    · Created new method for organizing shifts to increase understanding and clarity.

    Clinical Care Extender - Medical/Oncology, Hospice, and Intensive Care Unit
    Blank, WS, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013.
    Hired to provide excellent customer service following the CLASSACT policy of Blank Establishment and providing competent comfort care, bathing, monitoring vital signs, and feeding.
    · Recognized for providing excellent care and customer service by being awarded Exemplary Service during Hospice rotation.

    · References available upon request; unrelated work experience on page two. ·



    UNRELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
    Receptionist
    Dealership, Blank WS, May 2012 - present
    Hired to operate switchboard, perform minor accounting, input data into ADP computer program, create schedules, organize data in Excel, and provide excellent and friendly customer service.
    · Developed new method for tracking and organizing vehicle trades with other dealerships.
    · Actively pursued opportunities to assist management and learn accounting, cashiering, and sales skills.

    Tutor I
    Chaplain Community College, Blank WS, Sep. 2010-June 2012
    Hired to assist students in understanding complex concepts related to mathematics, biology, public address, anatomy, physiology, microbiology and registered nursing.
    · Recognized for providing excellent tutoring by being awarded Honorary Mention for Tutor of the Year 2011.
    · Developed group tutoring specifically for nursing and pre-nursing students in the skills lab for the Nursing Department at Chaplain College.
    · Directed nursing students in nursing skills including medication administration, blood transfusions, assessments, wound care, tracheostomy care, foley catheter insertion, and all skills related to registered nursing.
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    Normally, one with less than five years in the profession would have to be one page. But I'd be hard-pressed to recommend it since even the additional work experience is professional-oriented. So I've structured this as two pages so to show how one is organized. And since you're going for two pages of related material, might as well include your clinicals as your professional experence isn't nursing yet.

    Nowdays, one doesn't include "references on demand" as it's assumed you're going to ask when to provide them during the interview, thus getting a guage where you're at for the final consideration phase. Also, be sure to turn your "job duties" into "accomplishments".

    So all it needs is a bit of tweeking:
    Miss Rosehips, RN
    1234 North Blank Ave. Blank, WS 91234 (000) 123-4567 rhips@allnurses.com

    Customer-Service Oriented Registered Nurse
    A professional caregiver and patient advocate skilled in critical thinking, customer service, collaboration, communication, and competent evidence-based care. Desire a full-time <name> position in a <facility> environment.
    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
    • Strong assessment skills with the ability to prioritize care based on patient group using the nursing process.
    • Highly adaptable; transitions easily between different tasks while working individually and with a team.
    • Personable and positive; utilized to establish rapport with patients, family, and fellow staff to achieve shared patient goals.
    • Excellent customer service skills and experience.
    LICENESES & CERTIFICATIONS
    Registered Nurse in State of California, License number 123456, expires Jul 2014
    Basic Life Support (BLS) certified by American Heart Association, expires Jul 2013
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified by American Heart Association, expires May 2014
    Pediatric Advanced Life Support certified by American Heart Association, expires Mar 2015
    Management of Assaultive Behavior certified by AR Training Center, expires Mar 2014
    NIH Stroke Certification (Group A) certified by American Heart Association, expires Mar 2014
    EKG and Pharmacology certified by American Heart Association, expires Apr 2016
    SKILL HILIGHLIGHTS
    . . . • I/V removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .• Foley catheter removal. . . . . . • Meditech experience
    . . . • Excellent customer service . . . • CLASSACT experienced . . . . . .• Critical thinking skills
    . . . • Prioritization skills . . . . . . . . . • Strong work ethic
    EDUCATION
    Associate of Science: Chaplain Community College - Nursing . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jun 2012
    Blank, WS
    . . . • GPA 3.66 of 4.0
    . . . • Dean’s List, spring 2009, fall 2010, and spring 2010
    . . . • Academic Achievement in Registered Nursing
    CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
    Senior Practicum . . . . . . . . . . Facility 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date . . . . . . <number of> hours
    Subcategory 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . Facility 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date - Date . <number of> hours
    Subcategory 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . Facility 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date - Date . <number of> hours
    Summary:
    . . . • Use action verbs to begin sentences.
    . . . • Focus on the populations you have treated and include the diagnosis.
    . . . • Be specific regarding treatments and give examples when applicable.
    . . . • Show rather than tell your experience.
    . . . • What did you learn, develop, or teach to patients and their families?
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Guest Services Ambassador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 2013 - Current
    <Facility name> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blank, WS
    Hired to provide customer service in the Emergency Department following the CLASSACT policy of Blank Establishment.
    . . . • Collaborates with nursing staff providing necessary comfort care measures to patients and their families in the Emergency Department.
    . . . • Manages new volunteer orientation by training and preparing them for Emergency Room procedures.



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    Miss Rosehips, RN
    1234 North Blank Ave. Blank, WS 91234 (000) 123-4567 rhips@allnurses.com

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued ...)
    Department Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 2012 - Current
    <Facility Name> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blank WS
    Hired to manage volunteers in Intensive Care Unit by organizing the department calendar and to act as a liaison between the staff and the volunteers.
    . . . • Recommended new shift schedules so volunteers can assist staff and patients more efficiently.
    . . . • Created new method for organizing shifts thus increasing understanding and clarity of staff duties.
    Clinical Care Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug 2011 - Jan 2013
    <Facility Name> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blank, WS
    Hired in the Medical/Oncology, Hospice, and Intensive Care Unit to provide customer service following the CLASSACT policy of Blank Establishment and providing competent comfort care, bathing, monitoring vital signs, and feeding.
    . . . • Awarded Exemplary Service for excellent care and customer service during Hospice rotation.
    ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
    Receptionist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 2012 - Current
    Dealership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blank, WS
    Hired to operate switchboard, perform minor accounting, input data into ADP computer program, create schedules, organize data in Excel, and provide excellent and friendly customer service.
    . . . • Developed new method for tracking and organizing vehicle trades with other dealerships, resulting in <list main result of this action>.
    . . . • Actively pursued opportunities in assisting management and learning accounting, cashiering, and sales skills.
    Tutor I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
    Chaplain Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blank, WS
    Hired to assist students understand complex concepts related to mathematics, biology, public address, anatomy, physiology, microbiology and registered nursing.
    . . . • Awarded Honorary Mention for Tutor of the Year 2011 for providing excellent tutoring.
    . . . • Developed group tutoring techniques specifically for nursing and pre-nursing students in skills lab for Nursing Department, resulting in <list main achievement this action did>.
    . . . • Directed nursing students in nursing skills including medication administration, blood transfusions, assessments, wound care, tracheostomy care, foley catheter insertion, and all skills related to registered nursing.






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