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Question about job and preceptorship history

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Hi everyone,

I was wondering, do hospitals actually verify which unit you did your senior preceptorship?

For example, you did your preceptorship on the medical-surgical unit but you wrote on your resume that you did your preceptorship in the ICU.

Also, if there's jobs that you didn't work for very long, do you need to list it on your resume? What happens if it comes up on the background check?

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Never lie on your resume. You will get found out eventually.

Yes, they can contact where you did your preceptorship. They can also contact your instructors.

Your resume should include the last 7 years of job history at a minimum.

Side note - this is a public board. If you are using your real name as your user name, the cat is already out of the bag.

llg, PhD, RN

Specializes in Nursing Professional Development. Has 44 years experience.

13 hours ago, Jenny Panconi said:

Hi everyone,

I was wondering, do hospitals actually verify which unit you did your senior preceptorship?

For example, you did your preceptorship on the medical-surgical unit but you wrote on your resume that you did your preceptorship in the ICU.

Also, if there's jobs that you didn't work for very long, do you need to list it on your resume? What happens if it comes up on the background check?

They may or may not check it. You never know. But if a person said they did it in an ICU -- and they didn't have a recommendation from that ICU, I would certainly be suspicious and dig a little deeper.

As the above poster said -- Never lie on an application or on your resume. If the lie gets discovered, the lying can do significant damage to your career for many years.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

6 hours ago, Nurse SMS said:

Never lie on your resume. You will get found out eventually.

Yes, they can contact where you did your preceptorship. They can also contact your instructors.

Your resume should include the last 7 years of job history at a minimum.

Side note - this is a public board. If you are using your real name as your user name, the cat is already out of the bag.

Hmmmmmmmm. 😉

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

OP left already. Guess that WAS her real name.