Which new grad resume is better?

  1. Resume A: Recommendations by local library's resume helpers. Short, 1 page, meant to highlight skills.

    RN, BSN


    Professional Profile

    • Dedicated New Graduate Registered Nurse with extensive clinical experience including medical/surgical, intensive care, pediatric, and psychiatric training.
    • Computer knowledge and training in various charting programs, PYXIS dispensaries, barcode medication administration, glucometer machine; fluency in Cantonese Chinese and Spanish.
    • Strong work ethic, team oriented, organized, focused, flexible, and constantly strives towards achieving standards of excellence.
    • Passionate towards delivering high-quality client care in compassionate and respectful manner.

    Education, Certifications & Training Bachelors of Science in Nursing
    California RN
    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
    Aromatherapy Leadership Project


    Clinical Experience
    Fundamentals of Nursing Practice | – Telemetry (90 hours)
    Medical Surgical Nursing | – Medical/Surgical (225 hours)
    Obstetric Nursing | – OB, L&D, PP, OR (112 hours)
    ....


    Externships, Volunteer Work, and Community Outreach Projects
    Student Nurse Extern; Psychiatric Step Down (120 Hours)
    Behavior health assessment and education, medication administration, charting, facilitated group meetings, maintained patient safety, assisted staff in various capacities.


    Student Nurse Extern; Unit: 2nd Floor, Surgical Acute/Oncology (120 Hours)
    Head to toe assessment, patient education, medication administration, dressing changes, foley catheter care, PIV/PICC line care, monitor laboratory results, blood glucose checks, charting, assisted staff in various capacities, assisted with daily routines.


    Healthcare Volunteer Hospital 1
    Healthcare Volunteer Hospital 2
    Administrative Volunteer – 2014 to 2015
    Volunteer, American Red Cross – 2015 to Present
    Volunteer, Community Health Fair - 2015
    Nursing Student Mentor; Participant, Medical Spanish– 2013 to 2014
    Nursing in South Korea, University - 2013

    __________________________________________________ _______________________

    Resume B: Original resume, 2 pages, a bit wordier. This template was modeled after my friend's resume.

    RN,BSN

    Professional Profile
    A hard working, compassionate, and dedicated New Graduate RN seeking a nursing position at Medical Center. Maintains a positive,professional, and eager energy that strives to promote excellence.Well-regarded skills in maintaining patient safety, promoting positive communication, and committed to continual professional development. Possesses strong work ethic, dedication to supportive team work dynamics, and commitment to delivering quality client care and advocacy.

    Education& Certifications

    Pre-NursingStudies | Community College | President's List
    Bachelorsof Science in Nursing
    California RN License
    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

    Clinical Rotations
    Fundamentals of Nursing Practice |Telemetry (90 hours)
    Medical Surgical Nursing | Medical/Surgical (225 hours)
    Obstetric Nursing | OB, L&D, PP, OR (112 hours)
    Pediatric Nursing | Various Units (112 hours)
    Gerontological Nursing | (45 hours)

    Externships
    Student Nurse Extern
    Unit:2nd Floor, East Wing II Psychiatric Step Down | 120 Hours
    Behavior health assessment and education, medication administration,charting, facilitated group, maintained patient safety by rounding,assisted staff in various capacities.

    Student Nurse Extern
    Unit:2nd Floor, Surgical Acute/ Oncology |
    Physical assessment and education, medication administration,dressing changes, foley catheter care, PIV/PICC line care, monitor laboratory results, blood glucose checks, charting, assisted staff in various capacities, assisted with routines on unit. [/FONT][/COLOR]

    Community Projects & Volunteer Work
    Healthcare Volunteer | April 2010 – February 2011
    Healthcare Volunteer | Medical Campus September – December
    Administrative Volunteer October 2014 – January 2015
    Volunteer| American Heart 5k
    Volunteer| American Red Cross
    Volunteer| Community Health Fair,
    Nursing Student Mentor |
    Participant| CNSA Medical Spanish


    Study Abroad & Leadership Project
    Nursing in South Korea, Immersion Program
    Design and Policy Proposal, Aromatherapy Program for Hospice Patients

    Skills
    Intermediate fluency in Spanish, able to perform physical assessment and provide patient education.
    Elementary fluency in Cantonese Chinese.
    Computer knowledge and training in various charting programs, PYXIS dispensaries, barcode medication administration, and glucometer machines.
    Organized, focused, flexible, compassionate, team oriented.

    References Available upon request
    Last edit by NightWatch on May 5, '15
  2. Poll: Resume A (1 page) or Resume B (2 page) ?

    • Resume A

      60.00% 3
    • Resume B

      40.00% 2
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