I am due to graduate with my BSN (In SE Michigan) in December and I am planning to start applying for jobs in the next couple of weeks. first, I am torn about how to best format my resume. I have looked up a bunch of examples and a lot of them seem to have a list of all of the clinical rotations (place, semester, type, hours, etc). I originally decided to leave that off because I thought it was kind of a given that I completed all the necessary rotations but now I'm not so sure. Second, I'm not 100% sure how to go about applying for jobs before I actually graduate or have my license. Should I just apply to any open position? Some of the area hospitals have positions specifically designated as New Grad RN positions and some don't. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Sep 1, '16
I started applying places months before i graduated. I agree to leave out the clinical rotation part, but do include the unit that you do your preceptorship at. Just make sure to include that your expected graduation date is in January. Managers see new grad resumes like this all the time and are generally willing to hold a spot for you upon graduation and passing the NCLEX