Please help critique my resume and cover letter

by SonaliRN SonaliRN (New) New

Hi everyone,

I would really appreciate some of your help with editing my resume and cover letter. Thank you in advance for your feedback. I am looking into Case manager and public health positions and later am planning on going back to school in a year or two to become a Nurse practitioner.

Thank you



Dedicated, compassionate and motivated graduate nurse with proven leadership and customer service skills seeking the____________ position.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing,XXX College, CA 9/2014

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, XXX College, CA 5/2013


California Registered Nursing License # XXXXXX Expires 8/2016

Public Health Nurse Certification #XXXXXX Expires 8/2016

Basic Life Support from American Heart Association Expires 4/2015


Staff Registered Nurse, SNF ABC 3/2015 - present

· Provide direct medical care for 25-33 patients.

· Administer medications by intravenous, oral, intranasal, optic, subcutaneous, intramuscular, gastric tube and nebulizer routes. Perform colostomy and urostomy care, wound care, Foley catheter insertion and removal, maintenance of PICC line, and GT/PEG feeding and management.

· Communicate changes in patients' health condition to the physician, the family/ responsible party, obtain and execute new orders as prescribed. Facilitate transfers to acute care facility when needed.

·Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team such as with PT/OT and Dietary to achieve patients' health goals.

·Delegate and supervise tasks to 2-3 certified nursing assistants.

Registered Nurse, Staffing Agency XYZ 9/2014 - present

· Provide acute private school nursing medical care to elementary and high school children with special needs ranging from management of diabetes to children with autistic spectrum disorders.

· Administer more than 100/day Influenza vaccines to clients in corporate settings such as at XX.

Volunteer - XXX Bay Area Inc. (Free Clinic), XX 11/2013 - present

·Perform Intake assessments (health concerns, vital signs) and basic diagnostic tests such as blood glucose, urine and pregnancy tests, then document and report findings to the primary care provider.

Volunteer - XXY Community Health Center, XX 10/2014 - present

· Participate in community health outreach to low income families by providing free blood pressure, blood glucose, visual acuity tests and educating participants on their screening results.

Volunteer -Red Cross First Aid Team (Silicon Valley Chapter) 1/2015 - present

· Provide first aid medical services including scrapes, blisters and major traumas to participants at community events such as the Gilroy Garlic Festival, concerts, races and fundraisers.


Skills Laboratory Teaching Assistant, CSU XX 4/2014 - 6/2014

· Demonstrated and taught basic clinical skills such as medication administration, wound care, nasogastric tube insertion, feeding and removal, and urinary catheter care to 32 first year Registered Nursing students.

Lead Project Coordinator, XX Copy/Print and Shipping Center 11/2006 - 6/2011

· Led and trained a team of six employees with a specific emphasis on customer satisfaction by organizing, prioritizing and delegating workloads to meet deadlines on up to a 100 projects/day.

· Received Purple Promise Award for achieving the company's mission of providing outstanding client services.

Customer Service Associate,XX Copy/Print and Shipping Center 7/2006 - 11/2006

· Consistently exceeded department goals and objectives.


· Strong computer skills: Proficient with SigmaCare and eClinicalWorks electronic health records.

· Foreign language skills: Hindi (speak, read and write fluently).


Dear Hiring Manager:

I would greatly appreciate being considered for the RN Care Coordinator position at XXX Hospital. XXX Hospital's mission of transforming the patient experience by focusing on care through a partnership between the healthcare team and the community resonates with me. As a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, I enjoy combining team effort and a multi-disciplinary approach to contribute greatly to an extraordinary patient experience and outcome.

My nursing education, past extensive leadership and customer service experiences, and my organizational and team skills would allow me to make significant contributions as a RN at XX Hospital including:

· Leadership and organizational skills: In addition to my nursing skills, I will bring strong leadership, organizational, and team skills to XX Hospital. In my current position as a Staff RN in a skilled care setting, I delegate tasks and supervise certified nursing assistants to provide quality patient care. Additionally in my previous work as a Customer Service Associate and a Team Lead Project Coordinator at XX Copy/Print and Shipping Center, I developed strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as exceptional customer service abilities. These skills have allowed me to effectively identify client needs and work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team to focus of high quality, affordable care.

· Excellent prioritization and time management: In my current position as a Staff RN, I am able to hone my prioritization and time management skills to consistently provide effective patient care during my work with elderly patients' with varying medical health diagnoses and needs.

· Strong work ethic: I am a very self-motivated, organized, and hardworking team player who consistently strives to go above and beyond in every situation.

· Multicultural abilities: My bilingual skills in Hindi allow me to provide a high level of cultural sensitivity to effectively care for a diverse patient population. Additionally I am able to be a strong patient advocate and achieve high levels of patient satisfaction.

I am confident that my experience, combined with my compassion and dedication to provide excellent care will allow me to be a strong addition to your organization.

Thank you for considering me for this exciting opportunity. I welcome an opportunity to discuss with you more the value I feel I can provide your organization.


My Name, BSN, RN

Edited by SonaliRN