Resume review request--anyone care to take a gander??

  1. Hello! I am preparing to start sending out my resume and would love some feedback. I've used this template with success as my non-nursing resume for the last ten years, but this is the first time I'm including clinical experience.

    One thing I'm not sure of: Our career counselor said to include the patient load we've dealt with. As a hospital nurse, I had about 7 patients. Which is about what most of the actual nurses had. However, I hear about LTCs where there are well over 30 patients to a nurse. If I say that I handled 7 pts, is that going to look pathetic to a potential LTC employer?


    Registered Nurse interested in applying my recent nursing education and experience--as well as my background in biology and chemistry--to provide patients of INSTITUTION NAME and their families with the utmost in evidence-based health care and safety, while upholding the standards, ethics, and scope of nursing practice and representing the proud caregiver history of INSTITUTION.


    • New York RN License: ###### (6/25/13 - 5/31/16)
    • Certification: Basic Life Support

    Nursing Experience

    • Nurse extern (15 hours/week; total clinical hours >900) at Beth Israel Medical Center and affiliates
      • Provided comprehensive care at all levels, from aide to RN, to patients on numerous units at Beth Israel Medical Center (New York, NY) and its affiliates
      • Patient load of 7
      • Primary responsibilities: Medication administration, assessments, contacting family members, reporting findings to physician, teaching, admissions, discharge, charting, hand-offs

    • Clinical pullouts: Respiratory Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Coronary Care Unit, Surgery
    • Optional 6-hour volunteer shift at Callen-Lorde LGBT Medical Center
    • Clinical Practicum: Hospice/Palliative Care Unit, Beth Israel Medical Center
      • One-month program of 3 12-hour shifts a week
      • Functioned in the role of an RN under supervision of RN preceptor
      • Provided comprehensive nursing care to patients with chronic pain, as well as patients on hospice and their families

    Non-Nursing Work Experience
    Associate Managing Editor
    10/2008 - Present: Communication Partners, Inc; New York, NY

    • Work closely with Medical Directors and manage team of Editorial Assistants in the development of presentations, patient materials, et al for pharmaceutical companies

    Associate Editor, Practical Procedures & Aesthetic Dentistry, Journal of Practical Hygiene, Endodontic Therapy
    2/2007 - 10/2008: Montage Media Corporation; Mahwah, NJ

    • Managed all aspects of journal publications (acquisition, editing, factchecking, layout)

    1/2011 - 3/2013: Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing; New York, NY

    • Associates Degree in Nursing; GPA of 3.05
    • Evening Program: Earned degree while working full-time
    • Dean's List 2012; Clinical Excellence 2011-2012

    8/2001 - 1/2006: SUNY Purchase College; Purchase, New York

    • Bachelor's Degree in Science, (Major in Biology, Minor in Chemistry and Jewish Studies); GPA of 3.15
    • Tutored biology students and conducted independent study ("Use of Lipid Analysis to Study the Effect of Fatty Acids on Cancer Cell Proliferation")
    • Teacher's Assistant: Anatomy and Physiology I and II; Junior Seminar

    9/1997 - 5/2001: Bishop Kearney High School; Rochester, New York

    • Graduated with honors
    • Brother Hall Award for Excellence in English

    Pertinent Interests

    • Current member of NY Medical Reserve Corp
    • Current volunteer for Hospice of New York (New York, NY)
    • Volunteered at Monroe Community Hospital: 1996-2001 (Rochester, NY)

    References available upon request
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    LTC RN; from US


  3. by   qxvu85
    Whoa! Your NY nursing license is good for 3 years when they grant RN license for the first time in NY?
  4. by   anashenwrath
    Oh god, you totally made me panic!

    but yeah.. I looked it up online just now and that's what it says on the BoN

    Date of Licensure :
    06/25/13 Status : REGISTERED
    Registered through last day of : 05/16
  5. by   spiritualrn
    Hello anashenwrath,

    I would recommend not putting your license information on your resume. Potential employers will look this up independently. I would leave off the high school information, since you already have two college degrees. Just remember you want your resume to stand out from all the rest. HR reps are reading hundreds of these. I wish you well.
  6. by   anashenwrath
    Thanks Spritualrn!

    On my abbreviated version of the resume, I did take out the high school information. That's usually the version that gets sent out. I'll consider removing the license info as well (that was included in a template I saw)