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Kippy8 Kippy8 (New) New Student Pre-Student

Hi! I am graduating from my nursing program at the end of Summer. I have always wanted to work in pediatrics, but due to covid, I wasnt able to have an inperson clinical experience in a pediatric unit, so I lack that on my resume. I am wondering how I can construct my cover letter and resume around it and still be considered for positions in peds!

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience. Specializes in NICU.

You don't need to explain it. It is almost universal that graduates will have less in person clinical hours due to Covid. It is better to be explained during the interview.

Nurse Beth, MSN

Has 30 years experience. Specializes in Med Surg, Tele, ICU, Ortho.

I wouldn't worry about it.

First of all, there's no need to list your clinical rotations on your resume unless there's a compelling reason to do so. It's a given that your BON/BRN required a certain number of hours and that you fulfilled them.

Because new grads are all the same in terms of having passed the NCLEX and lack of experience, you want to include meaningful things that set you apart, not just words that fill the page.

Do you know a second language that is spoken in your area? Have you done any community/volunteer work? Did you hold office?

In previous jobs, did you receive any customer service training? Things along that line.

Best wishes,

Nurse Beth

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