NEW grad please review my resume and advice

  1. HI
    I really appreciate you taking the time to open and read this. So, I paid for a professional to update my resume and I am starting to regret it. My resume looks so REDUNDANT and lengthy! it looks like a lot of filler words.


    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
    Highly motivated, organized Nurse with diverse clinical experience in various acute care settings. Prepared to leverage valuable skills to an entry-level Registered Nurse role. Maintains excellent clinical qualifications while possessing effective communication skills, and delivers patient care procedures with empathy and compassion. Remains attentive to individuals' needs. Consistently complies with strict professional confidentiality policies and procedures including HIPAA regulations. Develops relationships with patients and nursing staff to build rapport and remain open to new procedures and knowledge within the medical field. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, team collaboration, critical thinking, and professional bedside manner. Experienced in analyzing and documenting data in EPIC and Paragon. Bilingual in English and Tagalog.

    CORE COMPETENCIES


    • Clinical Intervention & Assessment
    • Adaptable to Fast-paced Environments
    • Verbal / Written Communication
    • Sterilization & Aseptic Techniques
    • Infusion Pumps, Tubing Preparation
    • Infusion Rate Programming
    • EKG's and Vital Signs
    • Excellent Patient Assessment Skills
    • PICC Line Dressing Changes
    • Peripheral IVs
    • Foley Catheters / NG Tube Insertion
    • Medication Administration
    • Wound Management
    • Admissions / Discharges / Transfers
    • Data Analysis
    • Follows HIPAA Regulations
    • Excellent Patient Relations
    • Surgical Drain Removal
    • Oral Airway Suction
    • Diagnostic Test Analysis
    • Chart Preparation
    CLINICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT



    • Generated patient care plans to include recording assessments, interventions, outcomes, and nursing diagnoses; recorded vital signs.
    • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team and family members to provide patient care.
    • Administered accurate dosage of medications orally and intravenously.
    • Assisted physicians and nursing staff with analyzing patients with multiple diagnoses.
    • Worked with infusion pumps assembly, tubing preparation, IV medications administration, and infusion rate programming.
    • Performed PICC line dressing changes, peripheral IVs, Foley catheter and surgical drain removals, suturing, staple removal, oral airways suction, NG tubes insertion, and wound dressing changes.
    • Precisely followed standards, policies, and procedures including HIPAA regulations.
    • Analyzed patients ABGs, CBC/metabolic profiles, radiological results, and EKG readings.
    • Ensured accurate patient information, supplies necessary, and policies of specific departments were upheld.
    • Assisted with special medical procedures including diagnostic testing and lab specimen collections.
    • Sterilized and made minor adjustments to medical equipment.
    • Employed strong data analysis skills and interpreted appropriate information needed to evaluate patient requirements.
    • Facilitated admissions, discharges, and transfers. Charted and prepared care plan notes to ensure accuracy and completeness.

    CLINICAL ROTATIONS


    HOSPITAL - Senior Preceptorship (196 hours) 03/2018 - 05/2018
    HOSPITAL Geriatrics (54 hours) 02/2108 - 03/2018
    HOSPITAL - Psych / Mental Health (81 hours) 01/2018 - 02/2018
    HOSPITAL - Medical Surgical III (135 hours) 10/2017 - 12/2017
    HOSPITAL - Medical Surgical II (135 hours) 08/2017 - 10/2017
    HOSPITAL - Pediatric Unit (108 hours) 03/2017 - 05/2017
    HOSPITAL - Maternal/Child Health (108 hours) 01/2017 - 03/2017
    HOSPITAL - Medical/Surgical I (135 hours) 01/2016 - 12/2016

    Additional Clinical Experience: Private In-Home Caregiver, CITY
    Certified Nursing Assistant, 8/2016 - 12/2016; CITY
    Certified Medication Technician, 5/2012 - 8/2015

    EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS


    Associate Degree in Nursing COLLEGE, CITY
    Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, Emphasis in Math and Science

    Basic Life Support (BLS)
    Registered Nurse License - State of California
    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
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  3. by   PJishere
    Keep in mind I am a new grad so I dont want my resume to make it look like I am a PRO and mighty about some of these skills.
  4. by   Sour Lemon
    I think it's ridiculously busy. I don't think clinical experiences belong on a new grad resume, at all. Start over with something simple that says a little bit about you. This sounds like it was written by a mouthy robot.
  5. by   PJishere
    That's what I think too. I feel like my resume is trying to be something that I'm not quite am yet
  6. by   Rebekulous
    I think you're right about the resume -- it's repetative, and doesn't show who "you" are in a way that would make me want to interview you. I'm a big believer in personalizing resumes to the job you're applying for, and that simpler is better.

    - For example, are you applying for jobs in the same specialty as your preceptorship? You could say "XXX clinical hours, including 196 hr Preceptorship in YYY specialty", rather than listing each clinical.

    - I don't ever put a Professional Summary on my resume, and to me it looks like almost everything there is listed somewhere else. I think Epic, and speaking Tagalog are incredibly useful skills, and should be on your resume.

    - I would simplify the "Clinical Skills" list. Emphasis the things that would set you apart from your peers. Are there experiences you had that most of your classmates didn't? My capstone had a project requirement, and I also had a lot of opportunities that my classmates didn't have. So I put it on my new grad resume: where the capstone was, the project I worked on/its outcomes, specific skills (especially that I managed the full load of patients by the end of the semester). If you're applying to a specific specialty, include any professional memberships that show your dedication to that area.

    - Include some details about your other work experience. Was there anything you did as a CNA or Med Tech that can help you adjust to an RN position? (I'm thinking things like time management, knowledge and practice of safe med administration, etc.)
    Last edit by Rebekulous on Sep 25 : Reason: stupid apostrophes
  7. by   PJishere
    Quote from Rebekulous
    I think you're right about the resume -- it's repetative, and doesn't show who "you" are in a way that would make me want to interview you. I'm a big believer in personalizing resumes to the job you're applying for, and that simpler is better.

    - For example, are you applying for jobs in the same specialty as your preceptorship? You could say "XXX clinical hours, including 196 hr Preceptorship in YYY specialty", rather than listing each clinical.

    - I don't ever put a Professional Summary on my resume, and to me it looks like almost everything there is listed somewhere else. I think Epic, and speaking Tagalog are incredibly useful skills, and should be on your resume.

    - I would simplify the "Clinical Skills" list. Emphasis the things that would set you apart from your peers. Are there experiences you had that most of your classmates didn't? My capstone had a project requirement, and I also had a lot of opportunities that my classmates didn't have. So I put it on my new grad resume: where the capstone was, the project I worked on/its outcomes, specific skills (especially that I managed the full load of patients by the end of the semester). If you're applying to a specific specialty, include any professional memberships that show your dedication to that area.

    - Include some details about your other work experience. Was there anything you did as a CNA or Med Tech that can help you adjust to an RN position? (I'm thinking things like time management, knowledge and practice of safe med administration, etc.)
    THANKS! i really appreciate the helpful tips. At first look at my new resume, I knew that I need to change it to make it more personal. Right now, I feel like it's just another template that wouldnt set me apart. I was hoping that my work experience details would be on the resume but the person didnt put it on there at all. Should I delete Clinical Assessments skills completely?
    Looks like I'll have to redo a lot of it. The resume service I chose was not worth the money i paid for =[
  8. by   Leader25
    sorry but i can not stop laughing,I saw one like this by a recent new grad hiree and guess what ...she left already ..did not make one year.

    Such gross exaggeration is an attempt to cover up lack of experience.
    These are things that are"understood" of course you will check for any errors in charting.

    Better be honest and state your willingness to learn and devote yourself to the profession.
  9. by   PJishere
    Quote from Leader25
    sorry but i can not stop laughing,I saw one like this by a recent new grad hiree and guess what ...she left already ..did not make one year.

    Such gross exaggeration is an attempt to cover up lack of experience.
    These are things that are"understood" of course you will check for any errors in charting.

    Better be honest and state your willingness to learn and devote yourself to the profession.
    Yeah I know that. That is why I am here asking for advice. The reusme service I used obviously went over board! I feel that my old resume is much better than this. It was way simpler. She didn't even put details of my past employment, which I think is very important considering that I am a new grad.
  10. by   amoLucia
    Did you REALLY "sterilize and make minor adjustments to medical equipment"?

    I'm not nit-picking, but like others have said, this resume is too 'fluffy'.

    Just be sure to include your bilingual speech proficiency on your new one.
  11. by   PJishere
    I've actually already deleted that. I thought that was strange to have "sterilize and make minor adjustments to medical equipment". I've already deleted a lot but I feel like there is still so much fluff. Even if i repost the edited version, it's still fluffy. I have to literally undo everything this person has done to my resume.
  12. by   PJishere
    SHOULD I JUST GET RID OF THE CLINICAL SKILLS SUMMARY? especially since core competencies already mention these. Instead I can replace that portion with details of my role in my past employment?
  13. by   bsyrn
    This reads more like a school catalog then resume....I would get rid of it and start over.
  14. by   PJishere
    These are the changes I made. I think I still need to add skills and leadership.
    But please continue to advise me I appreciate it. I was told that my old resume is appropriate for ATS? or resume scanning computer. But Idk.


    NAME, PERSONAL INFORMATION

    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
    Highly motivated, organized Nurse with diverse clinical experience in various acute care settings. Prepared to leverage valuable skills to an entry-level Registered Nurse role. Maintains excellent clinical qualifications while possessing effective communication skills and delivers patient care procedures with empathy and compassion. Develops strong working relationships with patients and nursing staff to build rapport and remain open to new procedures and knowledge within the medical field. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, team collaboration, critical thinking, and professional bedside manner. Experienced in analyzing and documenting data in EPIC and Paragon. Bilingual in English and Tagalog.

    EDUCATION and CREDENTIALS

    Associate Degree in Nursing, SCHOOL CITY, 05/2018
    Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, Emphasis in Math and Science, SCHOOL, CITY, 05/2015

    Certifications
    Basic Life Support (BLS)- American Heart Association, 9/2018

    CLINICAL ROTATIONS

    HOSPITAL- Senior Preceptorship (196 hours) 03/2018 - 05/2018
    HOSPITAL - Geriatrics (54 hours) 02/2108 - 03/2018
    HOSPITAL - Psych / Mental Health (81 hours) 01/2018 - 02/2018
    HOSPITAL - Medical Surgical III (135 hours) 10/2017 - 12/2017
    HOSPITAL - Medical Surgical II (135 hours) 08/2017 - 10/2017
    HOSPITAL - Pediatric Unit (108 hours) 03/2017 - 05/2017
    HOSPITAL - Maternal/Child Health (108 hours) 01/2017 - 03/2017
    HOSPITAL - Medical/Surgical I (135 hours) 01/2016 - 12/2016

    CORE COMPETENCIES

     Clinical Intervention & Assessment
     Adaptable to Fast-paced Environments
     Patient Centered Care
     Treatment planning
     Team Collaboration
     Excellent Interpersonal Skills  Experienced in Electronic Medical Record
     PICC Line/Central Line Dressing Changes
     Foley Catheters / NG Tube Insertion
     Medication Administration  Follows HIPAA Regulations
     Excellent Patient Relations
     Infection Control
     Wound Management

    Professional Experience

    Private In-Home Caregiver, CITY, 8/2016 - 5/2017;
     Assisted resident with activities of daily living; grooming, bathing, toileting, meal planning and transfers using assistive device.
     Provided companionship and automobile transport for client.
     Communicated changes in client's condition and behavior to family and physician.

    Certified Nursing Assistant, 8/2016 - 12/2016; COMPANY, CITY
     Promptly responded to residents' pagers and calls for requested assistance.
     Completed daily rounds on 80+ residents to ensure resident safety.
     Documented and reported observed changes in resident's condition and behavior to nurse.

    Certified Medication Technician, 5/2012 - 8/2015; COMPANY, CITY
     Duties included preparing and assisting in administering medications to residents.
     Responsible for overseeing medication room be in accordance to state regulations and facility policies, including but not limited to taking accurate orders, transcribing and clarifying orders with physicians, as well as ordering and securing medications.
     Handled patient emergencies in accordance to facility standards and policy.
    Performed daily temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar checks prior to administering medication.
    Last edit by PJishere on Sep 26

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