Hey All Nurses!
I've got some more questions I could use some advice on. I've recently applied to the GYN Internship for February 2015. I am a new RN. I graduated in May 2013, passed NCLEX December, 2014, and I have a strong passion for several different areas, I would be thrilled for an opportunity in any of them. NICU, Pediatrics, Women's Services. I've also been interested in ER. BUT since this post is for GYN I'll get to the point.
They opened the post for like three days, and when I called with a few questions, I was informed that there was only one or two positions available. Anyways, it seemed like it was open from about Tuesday through Thursday, I applied Thursday morning and by Friday the post was closed. I'm trying not to get too excited here, as I have a tendency to count my chickens before they've hatched a lot. But I'm having my official transcript sent to me Monday morning. And I'll call another Instructor at the school for a Letter of Recommendation on Monday too. I'll probably go by there and pick up an unofficial transcript just in case. When I called the HR they told me that if I was selected I'd have to interview fast within the next week or so. And since they have a list of things they'd like completed I figured that it would be best to have everything as complete as I can.
Now I've applied for at least 20+ jobs, most of them internships. And I have yet to receive a callback. I would like to post a resume and cover letter for this particular position, and let me know if you think my resume is the reason I'm not getting any callbacks, particularly my job history. I wasn't a huge worker when I was in school, because well I was in school. And when my grades were slipping I chose to quit working and concentrate on raising my grades.
On the resume, 90% of the schooling listed was completed at the same college (the stuff in bold). My LVN was completed after I graduated with my RN as a way to help those of us who couldn't work as an RN make some money. I got my RN and haven't gone back to sit for my LVN Boards yet.
I am a newly registered nurse seeking to expand my clinical workforce experience in the rapidly growing healthcare industry.
RN to Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing, , , TX, (January, 2015)
Continued Prerequisites for Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing, , , TX, (July, 2014 â€“ December, 2014)
Licensed Vocational Nursing Program, , , TX (July, 2014)
Associate's Degree of Nursing, , , TX (August, 2011-May, 2013)
Patient Care Technician Course, , , TX (January-April, 2010)
Prerequisites for RN Program, , , TX (August, 2008-December, 2009)
High School Diploma, High School, , AZ (May, 2008)
BLS Healthcare Provider (February, 2014- February, 2016)
Texas Nursing License #XXXXXX (December, 2014 â€“ June, 2016)
Home Health, CNA/Home Aide, , TX (August, 2011-December, 2011)
CNA/Attendant Work Private Duty, , TX (February, 2011-June, 2011)
Hospital, Women's Services, , TX (September, 2010-February, 2011)
Volunteer Work, , TX (January, 2009-December, 2009)
On the work history: Should I leave it all on there? None of the positions were even 6 months. The volunteer positions were six months. the one in Women's services was 6 months and theyh closed down the hospital. Should I even have them all on there?
I did a cover letter also. I think I can leave it mostly in since I posted the hospital. I'll just take out the really identifying stuff.
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing in regards to a position posted on the Texas Health Resources at Dallas Presbyterian web page, requiring a New RN Graduate for your Versant Residency GYN Program. I believe I am an ideal candidate for the position in question because I graduated in May 2013, and have recently passed my NCLEX RN Examination in December 2014, and am continuing my education with University of Texas at Arlington to obtain my Bachelor's in Nursing. I completed my Level II Clinical Rotation at (a THR Hospital), and I also completed my Level IV Preceptorship on Women's Services at (the same above mentioned THR Hospital).
Texas Health Resources is a hospital that values compassion, integrity, excellence and respect. During my schooling, I valued all four principles for my patient care. Excellence for care became a top priority as I learned to critically think and understand the rationale behind every action I preformed thereby enhancing my patients safety.
In working with handicapped children at (Volunteer Job 1 year long), and again for (Both paid employers 4 month jobs), I valued compassion and respect that every individual is just that: a unique individual that deserves our respect and compassion. For each person we touch and each person who touches our lives is here to teach us something so unique, for the purpose that we can learn from them, and use that to enhance every patient we encounter in the future. I believe all of these beliefs enhance our combined mission; making our community a brighter, happier, and healthier community.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you regarding my application for this position. I firmly believe that my collective work experience, values, and beliefs would make me an excellent admission into your Versant Residency Program.
My name, RN
I tried to format this to their mission and values without giving away too much because I do want them to select me for an interview. Now I'm wondering if I should have said more, or been more specific? And I just realized, I didn't even mention my volunteer time on Women's servicesâ€¦. Shoot. Have I lost the position what do you guys think? Now I'm really anxious.
Do you guys think this is a good set? Or am I not likely to get a call?
Now for some questions about the actual position. It says GYN. I took that to mean women's services. Am I mistaken? Is it actually Gynecology, Surgery, infertility, and such or will it be a mixture (Gynecology and Women's Services)?
I feel that I would be a better fit for a women's services, fertility, gynecology, newborn nursery, or even NICU position anyways. My mom was an L/D nurse since she started nursing in '68, and now I'm following in her footsteps with hopefully the same range of a specialty. I'm not particularly picky about where I start out, what I've listed here is such a broad range (at least it seems so to me), I feel confident I can get a position in one of the above mentioned specialties if I can just get an offer. I have the Women's services experience as a tech, and for my preceptorship, but will they think I'm a good fit for an actual job?
I would really appreciate any and all feedback on this matter possible. If anything is really identifying and someone on here manages to read this and automatically knows who I am, shoot me a message, haha!
Thanks in advance guys and I am sorry for the long post.