Resume and Cover letter review for (old) new grad lpn.

  1. I would really appreciate any suggestions on what i can do to improve both my resume and cover letter. Thanks .

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    college, city, state Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN September 2007 - August 2008

    college, city, state Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering Anticipated Graduation December 2012
    college, city, state Associate in Mechanical Engineering Technology January 2003 - June 2005
    Clinical Experience - Nursing School

    Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Fundamentals 02/2008 - 03/2008
    Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Obstetrics, Mother/Infant 04/2008 - 04/2008
    Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Cardiology / Medical-Surgical 05/2008 - 05/2008
    Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Cardiology / Pediatrics 06/2008 - 06/2008
    Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Cardiology / Medical-Surgical 07/2008 - 07/2008
    Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Adult Inpatient Psychiatry 08/2008 - 08/2008
    Town House Center & Nursing Home, city, state Geriatrics 10/2007 - 12/2007
    Employment History

    August 2012 - To present Mollen Immunization Clinics, city, state
    Responding efficiently to all patient needs and wants
    Registering and processing insurance payment for patients.
    Administering Immunization vaccine to patients.
    Performing clinical assessment of health status for patients receiving immunizations
    Admitting Representative
    May 2004 - To Present Medical Center, city, state.
    Liaisons with State Organ Donor Network about possible
    and pending donors.
    Reviews autopsy request for next of kin signatures, witness, and
    notifying the medical examiner to obtain a tracking number.
    Contacting funeral home about transporting the
    body to Mellevue hospital, where the autopsy will be done.
    Reviews expiration worksheet for appropriate referral to the
    Medical examiner with appropriate cause of death, Prepares the
    death certificate electronically through Evers and have it signed
    by the physician electronically in a timely manner.
    Prepares and maintains accurate midnight census, HERDS
    notification, admitting office logs and tuba ligation logs.
    Assigning bed placement with knowledge of DOH, JCAHO and
    infection control guidelines.
    Obtain signatures when appropriate for general admission
    consent, financial document, assignment of benefits and release
    of medical information.
    Screen and Fax insurance notifications to respective insurances
    Companies for emergency admits, urgent admissions,
    delivering mothers, newborns and psych admits.
    Interviews incoming patients or representatives for financial and
    demographic data and enter information into hospital system for
    admitting, ambulatory surgery and pre admission testing.

    Patient Information Representative (PIR)
    June 2003 - March 2004 Medical Center, city, state.
    Maintains patient's current medical record and ensure that all
    forms are addressograph with patient's nameplate, when
    admitted or transferred in from another unit.
    Assist patients with obtaining a Telephone line and TV through
    telehealth service.
    Completing daily census form and downtime forms when
    system order entry is down.
    Contact patient's private physician or consultant as directed.
    Notifies the Admitting Department of admissions, discharges,
    transfers and expiration on the unit floor.
    Performs order entry communication function for chemistry lab,
    cardiology, radiology and dietary.

    Mail Department
    January 2002 - February 2003 Duane Reade city, state
    Assisting my supervisor with incoming and outgoing mail.
    Arranging and sorting files alphabetically for each department.
    Distributing all incoming mails to their respective departments.
    Skills and Certifications

    EKG Certified
    I.V Certified
    BLS Certified
    Epic Credential Trainer in ADT/CITRIX/CADENCE applications.
    Charting and navigating various Electronic Medical Record systems
    Microsoft 2003-2010
    60 WPM typing

    References available on request

    city, state. zip code

    Careline Health services
    10 Fordorm Road Ave,
    city, state. zip code

    Dear Mr./Mrs. xxxx,

    I am responding to your advertisement for the LPN position at your hospital as published on your website. After reading the job description in detail, I am confident that I will be a great addition to your nursing staff.

    My experience as an Admitting Representative, In addition to my LPN education and training will make me a good fit with your nursing staff. I consider my greatest strength to be my ability to develop and maintain an working relationship with physicians, staff and patients as well multitasking, adapting quickly to changes and communicating effectively while contributing to the healthcare community.
    I am looking forward to meeting you soon to discuss possible employment. As requested I have attached a copy of my resume with this letter. If you need further information, I can be reached at xxxxxxxxx and @email. Thank you for your time and consideration.


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  3. by   jennafezz
    well, you're in school to become a mechanical engineer. i wouldn't hire you simply because of that, no matter how great your resume was. that says to an employer that you plan to leave soon. maybe your time would be better spent applying to mechanical engineering jobs in anticipation of graduation?

    if you still want suggestions... the clinical experience area has too many words. you only need to list nassau once, not repeatedly. and if you were there from 5/08-5/08, just put 5/08.

    you don't need to put LPN after licensed practical nurse, that's redundant.

    in the cover letter, "In addition" shouldn't be capitalized.

    good luck!
  4. by   Meriwhen
    I agree. The fact that you are currently pursuing a bachelor's in another field and not nursing suggests to the interviewer that you're not really interested in nursing, and it doesn't make you look that attractive to employers IMO. If you are in fact looking for a nursing job, leave the info about the engineering degrees off the resume. You can always address it in the interview if you wish.

    Also, I would suggest you have someone proofread for grammar and punctuation.

    Best of luck!
  5. by   jagged777
    Thanks for all your advice and suggestions