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  1. woahmelly

    Gut this resume! Rip it apart! (Really, I need concrit.)

    The EKG class was via my college. The NIHSS was online via the AHA website.
  2. woahmelly

    Gut this resume! Rip it apart! (Really, I need concrit.)

    Thank you! I appreciate the advice.
  3. woahmelly

    Gut this resume! Rip it apart! (Really, I need concrit.)

    PM'd you! Thank you! You're preemptively amazing!
  4. thanks to anyone and everyone who looks this over. i appreciate all constructive criticism you have to give. the text in red are things i feel i should probably ditch. let me know. i'm sitting for the nclex in 5 days and i want to have a resume set to go out as soon as i have a license number. the formatting got borked when i copy and pasted. pretend everything is single spaced. eta: i know everyone says to add measurable goals, but for most of my positions i don't have any. suggestions? woahmelly phone number emailaddress @ education xx state college xx, florida associate in science degree, nursing, may 2012 800 hours of clinical experience including but not limited to long term acute care, cvicu, neuro icu, orthopedics, telemetry, chemical dependency and acute psychiatric units i don't think i need this. thoughts? 156 hour preceptorship telemetry (i'd like to work on tele/pcu, idealy) xx university, xx florida bachelors of science, political science employment xx medical center xx, florida certified nurse assistant / 1:1 sitter (january 2011 to present) 1:1 observation of patients: baker act, tbi patients, patients on prescribed suicide precautions, and patients at extreme risk for self harm due to altered mental status/dementia/alzheimer's float pool and per diem with cna experience on multiple acuity floors including: trauma icu, er, pcu, telemetry, neuro step-down and cardiac step-down experienced with electronic medical record systems (emr) including opus, cerner, medi-tech, and ecos american red cross of xx xx, florida volunteer assistant to the coordinator of disaster training and preparedness (october 2010 to present) disaster action team (dat) central palm beaches, member (august 2010 to present) disaster response including mass feeding, disaster assessment, and post-disaster outreach case management post-disaster (hurricanes and house fires) including referrals to community resources retail chain xx, florida commissioned sales (march 2009 to april 2011)should i add things about customer service? school district of xx xx, florida contract substitute teacher (october 2008 to june 2009) xx church and preschool xx, florida adult english as a second language tutor (september 2008 to march 2009) xx university housing xx florida supervisor, security (january 2005 - june 2008) interviewed and hired employees mentored new employees conducted semi-annual retraining for 80 employees on the topics of personal safety, property security, and eeoc training (harassment prevention and identification) managed 10 to 15 employees on a nightly basis certifications and courses bls for health care providers (american heart association) expires 2/2014 acls provider (american heart association) expires 12/2013 basic ekg for health care providers (30 hour) national institute of health stroke scale training via the american heart association cpi (conflict prevention and intervention) non-violent response training expires april 2013 languages spanish: limited working proficiency russian: elementary proficiency leadership and honors xx county medical reserve corp/ state emergency responders and volunteers of florida (serv-fl) member xx state college nursing student association corresponding secretary (2010/2011 and 2011/2012) initiated and coordinated "boxes for soldiers" campaign sending ten packages containing ten pounds each box of non-perishable goods and sports and automobile magazines to military members stationed in afghanistan organized and presented budget proposal to state college registered student organization funding board resulting in $12,000 budget award to the program [*]pinning committee (2012) program designer and editor formatted, edited and produced program for spring 2012 pinning ceremony florida nursing student association member delegate at 2010 and 2011 florida nursing student association annual convention national student nurse association member one of nine selected out of 495 members to represent palm beach state college at national convention in april xx merit nursing scholarship $1500 over two years
  5. woahmelly

    Critique my cover letter! (seriously, rip this baby apart)

    This was always intended as an exercise in advice. I would never, never consider any revisions or advice someone offered me as the only way to write this. I posted because I honestly have no idea how to write an effective cover letter and the community here at allnurses is full of experienced, intelligent, mindful people of who I would be honored to take their advice. Nor would I ever consider plagiarizing someone else's words. I appreciate your concern and return it with my honesty and integrity.
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    Critique my cover letter! (seriously, rip this baby apart)

    replied wrong.
  7. woahmelly

    Critique my cover letter! (seriously, rip this baby apart)

    Woah. Um, thanks everyone. I wasn't expecting this big or impassioned of a response. This isn't the only new grad program I'm applying for. It's all but nigh on impossible to get an RN position without a formal new grad program in my state. I was always planning on rewriting it in my own style and utilizing tips I gained here. I appreciate it. The last job I applied for was a PCT positon (and before that, retail) so a cover letter was not even necessary. I'm starting from scratch. Again, I appreciate all of the constructive criticism. I'm glad that this post is proving helpful to others. When I re-write it I'll be sure to post it again.
  8. woahmelly

    Rural Nusing for new grads?

    Thanks joanna73. I sort of figured, but it can't hurt to ask right?
  9. woahmelly

    Obama calls morning-after pill call `common sense'

    In my opinion, it does. We shall never agree, alas. Peace.
  10. woahmelly

    Obama calls morning-after pill call `common sense'

    I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Some kids are blessed to the end of the universe with parental guidance and adults who care. Others are not. Please don't assume that all children have someone who cares. Leave that argument out. Some people don't care about their kids unless they need the monthly gov't check or the kid interrupts their high-class rich-folk hijinks. They won't care enough to talk about sex and the consequences of pregnancy on their young lives. They won't care that their child is having sex and pregnant at 15.
  11. woahmelly

    How can I make up clinical hours?

    Our clinical hours include community health - usually not done until BSN programs- (migrant clinic and health dept) and long term care hours which are on top of our in hospital clinical hours. Also, extra preceptor shifts over what the state requires. They all add up to about 200hrs over the requirements over the course of our program. I believe my state only requires 600hrs. We get roughly 790 hours plus 11 to 13 preceptor shifts (12hrs per shift) before we can sit the HESI and graduate.
  12. woahmelly

    Where Is The Worst place to work in Florida?

    defensive much? Have you been to some parts of the county lately? They make the projects look like they're the Dubai Towers. Also, I'm pretty sure the reference was regarding the state of the health care economy what with all the medicaid/medicare fraud based in Miami.
  13. woahmelly

    Whither the Nursing Shortage?

    It is. Is that a bad thing? The schools producing, excuse my french, s***y nurses are not the CCs in my area. It's the ones who charge 1k a class. I'm not happy, but I'll accept hospitals hiring ASNs at a lower pay rate, because we are "less educated" by progression standards (not a lot of caring theory classes and society values those letters more highly for some reason even though we all take the same boards. However, I refuse to believe that limiting the access of educated individuals and retaining that access for only those able to afford it (have you seen the difference in tuition for an ASN vs BSN in public colleges?) is the solution.
  14. woahmelly

    Whither the Nursing Shortage?

    I agree with everything you said, except for this. I'm in an ASN program (Grad in may). Our graduates are hired over the two local BSN producing school's graduates and not because we work for cheap. The situation is regional, of course. 90% of the students in my current graduating class are over 30 and hold bachelors (and a few masters) degrees in other professions. Focus your concerns to the schools which have an "everyone is capable as long as they pay" mentality instead of those ASN granting institutions which require a 3.9 AND a previous degree from their students before they even consider them for inclusion in their program. I would have gladly attended a BSN program were there more than 90 spots a year, and preference wasn't granted to their own undergrads (of which there are 1000 applicants for those 90 spots).
  15. I very might well be. Thanks. :yeah:I'm by no means an employment law specialist.
  16. woahmelly

    Obama calls morning-after pill call `common sense'

    We're not talking about STD or pregnancy related care, though. We're talking about minors utilizing a medication which prevents fertilization from taking place; therefore, no pregnancy exists. It was a situational example. I was referring to the proposed use of Plan-B by under 17s wherein "my mother" in this hypothetical example would make a decision that entails preventing my 17yo fake self from the use of Plan-B and therefore ensuring the fertilization, implantation and progression of an unwanted pregnancy. Again, my personal opinion is if they're mature enough to have sex, consensually, then they are mature enough to utilize Plan-B.