How far back should my resume go???

  1. Hi everyone!

    I'm putting that last of my application materials together for an accelerated BSN program. One of the items I am required to submit is, of course, a resume.

    Question: how far back do I go??? I mean, I have relevant experience going all the way back to 1992! Do I mention it all???


    NOTE: This program takes only NINE students per year, so I want everything to look as good as it can.



    Any suggestions?

    Thank you all so much.

    NP_wannabe
    Last edit by np_wannabe on Nov 1, '06
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    I would go back to 1992. That isn't really that far back.

    When I do my resume, I include all my nursing experience (which coincidentally is back to 1992 also). Then..I include my military service too.

    For education, I have always included all my degrees though I have a degree which is non-nursing related.

    Good luck.
  4. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    1992 Doesn't sound that far back for a resume, especially if it is all relevant. If you were going to go back to 1992, but only had relevant experience from 2000 onward, then I would think that was a little weird. Competing for 9 spots....I'd include it.
  5. by   np_wannabe
    Thanks you two. I'll go ahead an include it then. I just wasn't sure.

    I didn't want the admissions committee to look at it scratching their heads...wondering what I was thinking...

    I won't know anything until mid-March....now I get to wait! (and wait, and wait, and wait.....)

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