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I'm sure many of you understand how difficult applying to an MSN program can be! I am currently applying to Ohio University's MSN Family Nurse Practitioner online program. I am looking for some opinions. I spoke to the admissions advisor, who said that they recommend community involvement to be on your resume. I did a lot of community activities in nursing school (I only graduated from my ADN 2 years ago), but must admit I haven't volunteered much since. A full-time job and working towards a BSN can get busy . I was wondering if anyone thought it was appropriate to include the community involvement I did in school on my resume, or if anyone had ideas for volunteer work for nurses. I don't have a lot of time, as I would like to get the application in by the end of this month. I appreciate your assistance!
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- Aug 16, '12 by hey_suzDoes the community involvement have to be nursing-related? I put weekly ESL tutoring on mine (and was accepted everywhere I applied). Otherwise, something like doing blood pressures after/between church services might be something to look into.
Ha, it's harder for me to scale back on volunteering. Something always comes along.
- Aug 21, '12 by NJprisonrnI got my ADN Dec 2010 and just finished my BSN 2months ago. All of the community service type stuff on my application was done previously (2006, 2010, etc) and I got into my MSN program for this Fall. Then again, I suppose I did work at a prison. Maybe that counted! But really, I think what you did in school will suffice. It was semi recent. If you are currently working in nursing then I think that it's fine.
- Aug 26, '12 by brittRNThanks for your replies! I think I am going to put some of the activites I did in school, as they were only two years ago. I appreciate your comments!