New Grad May 2013!! Need Resume/Cover Letter Help!!

  1. Hi guys! I'm still working on my resume and cover letter but i need some advice! i feel like my resume looks kind of boring.. I'm also not sure where to put the units i was on for my clinicals.. Any tips/advice/feedback would be appreciated. It is not letting me upload a word document so I hope the copy and paste works out okay with the formatting

    Ms. Anna Rosenthal
    Stony Brook University Hospital
    Human Resources Department
    Level 5, Room 5-680
    Stony Brook, NY 11794

    Dear Ms. Rosenthal,

    I'm writing this letter to you today with anticipation of joining your facility as a 'Registered Nurse'. I would like to introduce myself.

    I am a recent graduate of Stony Brook University School of Nursing in Stony Brook, NY. I currently hold a Bachelor's Degree in Science with a concentration in Nursing.

    In addition to my education, I have a participated in numerous extracurricular and community volunteer work. I am also a foster and adoption sister, with five adopted siblings. I believe that having this in my life has opened me up to a lot of diverse people and situations, which can also help me in my nursing career.

    I am aware that this position is difficult and stressful at times. However, I am ready to face any complex challenges. I can guarantee you that with my ability to adapt to new environments and learn quickly I will be a great asset to your hospital. I believe the experience I have has given me a very good foundation of the profession.

    I would like to have the time to meet with you in person so we can discuss how my skills and dedication to nursing can be helpful in meeting the requirements to work at Stony Brook Hospital.

    Thank you for your time.


    Tatiana Masone

    Tatiana M. Masone

    OBJECTIVE Seeking an entry-level position as a recent graduate nurse. Clinically competent in basic nursing skills, safety precautions, infection control, and medication administration.
    BS: Nursing, May 2013
    Stony Brook University, NY

    BA: Psychology, May 2011
    St. Joseph's College, NY

    Certified Nursing Assistant, July 2009
    St. James Nursing Home, NY

    CRP;BLS Certification
    CLINICAL EXPIRIENCE Fundamentals: Stony Brook Medical Center, Stony brook, NY (Summer 2011)
    Obstetrics: Stony Brook Medical Center, Stony brook, NY (2011)
    St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY (Fall 2012)
    Psychiatry: Stony Brook Medical Center, Stony brook, NY (Fall 2011)
    Community: Arrowhead Elementary School, Farmingville, NY (Spring, 2012)
    Pediatrics: Cohen's Children's Hospital, Manhasset, NY (Fall, 2012)
    Medical/Surgical: Stony Brook Medical Center, Stony brook, NY (Spring, 2013)
    Capstone: Operating Room Stony Brook Medical Center, Stony brook, NY (Spring, 2013)
    RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE Private Nursing Assistant: 2010- 2011
    - Provided care for a man with Alzheimer's disease/Dementia in his home, including feeding, dressing, bathing, walking, and taking care/changing colostomy bag and performed catheter care.

    Certified Nursing Assistant: 2009- 2009
    St. James Nursing Home. St. James, New York
    - Provided direct patient care such as assisting with activities of daily living
    - Provided care for Alzheimer and Dementia residents
    - Turned and repositioned bedridden patients
    - Supplied and emptied bed pans
    - Interacted with patients and family
    - Transported patients and equipment as needed
    - Kept records of care given
    - Followed infection control precautions/ Housekeeping

    Private Nursing Assistant- July 2012- August 2012
    ACADEMIC HONORS Sigma Iota Chi College Honor Society, Fall 2010
    Psi Chi National Honor Society Of Psychology, Spring 2010
    Dean's List: Fall 2009, Spring 2010
    EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES The Red Cross Club: Founder and President 2010- 2011 (St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY)
    Student Government Association (SGA): 2010- 2011 (St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY)
    Psychology Club: 2009- 2011 (St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY)
    St. Joseph's Choir: 2009- 2011 (St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY)
    Soup Kitchen Volunteer: 2008- 2009 (St. Gerards Church, Terryville, NY)
    Foster and adoptive sister: 2001- Present (Little Flower Children's Services, Riverhead, NY)
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  3. by   Rednights
    Pretty boring cover. I'd play up on the CNA/Private Duty experience. And how you're advancing your career into nursing.
  4. by   newgradOBlover
    Thank you I was meaning to add that
  5. by   Jaimielynn
    Hi Rednights,

    My name is Jaimielynn I am also a new grad needing some Resume and Cover letter critique. Mine is also posted the constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated.

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