PLEASE critique my RN Resume..


HI Everyone,

I've been doing a lot of research on this and have finally decided my resume is ready to be critiqued.

A little background about me: I graduated with a BSN on March 2011 at a Univeristy in the Philippines. I had some issues on my application for California which caused my delay on taking the exam. I finally decided to apply at a different state wherein my mom resides. I recently passed the NCLEX last month, August 2013. Gosh, what a relief and an accomplishment. That exam was definitely a challenging one.

I absolutely love being a nurse and it has been my dream to be able to practice and at the same time further my education and get into nursing research. I have such a burning passion and a drive for it.

The path towards getting my license has been a rough one but I'm here now and I'm almost to my goal. I know that it wont be easy especially because I've been out of school for two years but maybe my experience would compensate.

Anyways, here is my resume. Any comments/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!! :)



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To provide high quality and compassionate care as a Registered Nurse while fully utilizing and further improving my nursing skills, knowledge, training, and experience.


- Highly motivated, goal-oriented, dedicated, and patient-focused with high energy levels

- Established record of reliability and responsibility

- Remains calm and professional throughout emergency situations

- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, able to assess conditions and apply appropriate interventions

- Utilizes the nursing process to promote and restore the health and well being of patients

- Administrative and referral experience including admission, assessment, treatment, evaluation, and education

- Bilingual, Fluent in speaking and writing in Tagalog

- Relates well to a variety of cultures


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, School (March 2011)


1. Hospital ER, OR, DR, and Ward

St. Paul Hospital Cavite

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Nodado's General Hospital

2. Hospital Ward and DR - Dr. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center

3. Hospital Ward

Manila Naval Hospital

National Children's Hospital

Philippine Children's Medical Center

San Lazaro Hospital

Philippine Orthopaedic Center

4. Hospital Ward and OR - Lung Center of the Philippines

5. Maternity Clinic & Birthing Home

SHIPHRAH Birthing home

Simeon Medical and Maternity Clinic

St. Rose of Lima Maternity Clinic

3 Angels Maternity Lying-In

6. Care Home - Sto. NiƱo Home for the Elderly

7. Psychiatric Facility - Angel Care Nursing Care Services Company

8. Health Center - Parang Marikina Health Center


- Total number of clinical hours: 1,600 (400 hours/semester for 4 semesters)

- Performed patient assessment, foley catheter insertion/removal, IV removal, NG tube insertion/removal and feeding, oral suctioning, wound care, health teaching

- Administered medications via oral, IM, SUBQ, and IV route

- Delivered infants, performed cord care, provided prenatal and postpartum care and treatment for mother and newborn

- Assisted in major and minor operations namely appendectomy, cholecystectomy, hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, explore laparotomy, dilation and curettage, cauterization, c-section


Administrator June 2011 - Present

XXX Care Home XXX, CA

- Ensure competency with regards to licensing requirements for two 6-bed RCFE facilities. Complete and maintain facility and client records. Perform admitting assessments. Develop care plans. Monitor medication administration records. Oversee activities directly related to providing services. Interview, hire and train new employees. Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties. Direct and coordinate facility's finances and budget for activities.

Caregiver October 2012 - Present

XXX Agency XXX, CA

- Provide patient assessment and assistance in ADLs to clients with physical and mental ailments namely Alzheimer's disease, dementia, diabetes, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, hospice and post-operative patients. Preserve patient dignity and minimize discomfort while carrying out duties. Ensure the accurate, timely flow of information by maintaining thorough patient records and updating health care team on patient's status.


Registered Nurse in State of Colorado, License No. XXX August 2013

BLS Certification, American Heart Association September 2013

ACLS Certification, American Heart Association September 2013

Administrator Certification for RCFE, Care and Compliance Group December 2011

First Aid Certification, International CPR Institute October 2011


- Best in giving CPR-BLS for adults, Red Cross Youth Philippines November 2008

- Thesis Awardee - 4th year college, St. Paul University March 2011

- Best Organization, Nursing Society, Public Relations Officer

4th year college, St. Paul University March 2011


- Bi-lingual - can read, write and speak Tagalog fluently

- Knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher

Thanks for reading! :)

Lev, MSN, RN, NP

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Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. Has 10 years experience.

I think it looks great. I think better to use full terms instead of abbreviations. Ex. Delivery room instead of DR. For first hospital nursing experience specify the wards you worked. Don't have to include first aid certification or knowledge of microsoft applications. Emphasize what you did in OR and ACLS certification.