Could you guys take a look at my resume and cover letter? I just rewrote my resume because the previous one hasn't gotten me anywhere. I haven't changed my cover letter much. I've applied to so many places but am having trouble getting call backs. I have a BSN. Currently I work in a rehab facility and I'm trying to get out. Thank you.
Name, BS, BSN, RN
Licensure and Certifications
Registered Nurse, California, license #950xxxxx; expires January 2018
Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS); expires July 2017
Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); expires July 2018
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); expires March 2017
EKG/Pharmacology Certification; AHA; no expiration date
National Stroke Certification; NIH Stroke Scale; expires May 2018
Fluent in Vietnamese
Experienced with health systems: EPIC, iConnect, Point Click Care, KNS; typing speed: 85 wpm
Rosewood Post-Acute Rehab Facility, City, CA; January 2016- Present
Â· Supervise over 40 nursing staff and patient care activities in busy, fast- paced environment- 112 beds
Â· Mentor new staff and implement training for existing staff which resulted in higher efficiency
Â· Catheter care, skin and wound care, suctioning, and manage patients in emergent situations
Â· Communicate changes in patient's status with interdisplinary team
Satellite Healthcare Inc., City, CA; August 2014- January 2016
Home Therapies Dialysis Nurse
Â· Educated and managed care for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and their families, and oversees the delivery of home dialysis therapy modalities, including CAPD, CCPD, and HHD
Â· Recognized by manager and corporate multiple times for quality in service, patient advocacy, accountability, and professionalism
Central Coast Infusion Center, City, CA; May 2014- August 2014
IV Infusion Nurse
Â· Administered IVIG infusions and monoclonal antibody therapy for patients with chronic neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, enzyme deficiency, and other chronic conditions
Huntington Memorial Hospital, City, CA; January 2014- March 2014
RN Intern- Labor and Delivery Unit
Â· Participated in 252 hours of intensive clinical experience
Â· Efficiently managed up to 4 patients under supervision as: Labor, Circulator, Triage, and Baby/ Rover nurse.
Â· Provided excellent birthing support, mom and new born assessments, monitored vital signs, uterine massage, lochia assessment, breast feeding initiation and support, pre and post-operation care
Â· Precipitous births, post-partum hemorrhage, emergent C-sections, preeclampsia, and ectopic pregnancies
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Azusa Pacific University; graduated March 2014
Cum Laude Degree Honors, Sigma Theta Tau Honors
Name, BS, BSN, RN
To Whom this May Concerns:
Since the beginning of my nursing education, and now into my nursing practice, my aim is to be a nurse who can provide the best quality of care at a high level of intensity and skill. I believe that the philosophy of St.Joseph's Medical Center would not only align with my own, but would challenge me to continue to strive for excellence in my nursing craft. Improving the quality of life of my clients is my passion. I am motivated through generating results and using evidence based research to improve my knowledge as a nurse.
In my present role as RN supervisor, I coordinate and direct care to individual and families using a holistic approach. I collaborate with a group of 20 nursing staff and other members of the healthcare team to care for chronic and acutely ill patients. Most of the time I provide leadership and support for staff and patients, but I also provide direct patient care on a regular basis. This position enables me to have experience in caring for a diverse number of patients with multiple diagnosis & treatments, including those with COPD, infections, amputations, and other medical conditions. In this fast paced environment, I am constantly refining my clinical judgment, reviewing patient specific disease processes, and self-reflecting on my level of care to consistently provide excellent patient care.
While my current position is not considered acute care, I consistently strive to grow as a better nurse, as evident by my certifications in ALCS, PALS, NIHSS, and EKG monitoring. I am also actively pursuing the NRP and TNCC certifications. I am experienced with IV's, wound care, CVCs, PICC lines, interdisplinary team collaboration, and developing plan of care. I am confident my evolving clinical skills, collaborative readiness, and positive receptiveness to feedback would be a great asset to the nursing team and department. My certifications, education and experience will enhance your organization.
I believe that I would be a great addition to the St. Joseph's and Dignity Health team. I would be grateful for an opportunity to meet with you and discuss further about my application and qualifications for this position.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration
Name, BS, BSN, RN
I honestly think my cover letter is too busy, but I don't know how to cut it down. I've read so many different ones and try to mirror mine after theirs. I'd appreciate any help. Thank you!