Resume and Cover letter review for (old) new grad lpn.


I would really appreciate any suggestions on what i can do to improve both my resume and cover letter. Thanks .


▪ address ▪

▪ Phone xxxxxxxx ▪ e mail ▪



college, city, state Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN September 2007 - August 2008

college, city, state Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering Anticipated Graduation December 2012

college, city, state Associate in Mechanical Engineering Technology January 2003 - June 2005

[h=1]Clinical Experience - Nursing School[/h]

Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Fundamentals 02/2008 - 03/2008

Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Obstetrics, Mother/Infant 04/2008 - 04/2008

Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Cardiology / Medical-Surgical 05/2008 - 05/2008

Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Cardiology / Pediatrics 06/2008 - 06/2008

Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Cardiology / Medical-Surgical 07/2008 - 07/2008

Nassau University Medical Center, city, state Adult Inpatient Psychiatry 08/2008 - 08/2008

Town House Center & Nursing Home, city, state Geriatrics 10/2007 - 12/2007

[h=1]Employment History[/h]


August 2012 - To present Mollen Immunization Clinics, city, state

Responding efficiently to all patient needs and wants

Registering and processing insurance payment for patients.

Administering Immunization vaccine to patients.

Performing clinical assessment of health status for patients receiving immunizations

Admitting Representative

May 2004 - To Present Medical Center, city, state.

Liaisons with State Organ Donor Network about possible

and pending donors.

Reviews autopsy request for next of kin signatures, witness, and

notifying the medical examiner to obtain a tracking number.

Contacting funeral home about transporting the

body to Mellevue hospital, where the autopsy will be done.

Reviews expiration worksheet for appropriate referral to the

Medical examiner with appropriate cause of death, Prepares the

death certificate electronically through Evers and have it signed

by the physician electronically in a timely manner.

Prepares and maintains accurate midnight census, HERDS

notification, admitting office logs and tuba ligation logs.

Assigning bed placement with knowledge of DOH, JCAHO and

infection control guidelines.

Obtain signatures when appropriate for general admission

consent, financial document, assignment of benefits and release

of medical information.

Screen and Fax insurance notifications to respective insurances

Companies for emergency admits, urgent admissions,

delivering mothers, newborns and psych admits.

Interviews incoming patients or representatives for financial and

demographic data and enter information into hospital system for

admitting, ambulatory surgery and pre admission testing.

Patient Information Representative (PIR)

June 2003 - March 2004 Medical Center, city, state.

Maintains patient's current medical record and ensure that all

forms are addressograph with patient's nameplate, when

admitted or transferred in from another unit.

Assist patients with obtaining a Telephone line and TV through

telehealth service.

Completing daily census form and downtime forms when

system order entry is down.

Contact patient's private physician or consultant as directed.

Notifies the Admitting Department of admissions, discharges,

transfers and expiration on the unit floor.

Performs order entry communication function for chemistry lab,

cardiology, radiology and dietary.

Mail Department

January 2002 - February 2003 Duane Reade city, state

Assisting my supervisor with incoming and outgoing mail.

Arranging and sorting files alphabetically for each department.

Distributing all incoming mails to their respective departments.


[h=1]Skills and Certifications[/h]

EKG Certified

I.V Certified

BLS Certified

Epic Credential Trainer in ADT/CITRIX/CADENCE applications.

Charting and navigating various Electronic Medical Record systems

Microsoft 2003-2010

60 WPM typing

[h=1]References[/h] References available on request



city, state. zip code


Careline Health services

10 Fordorm Road Ave,

city, state. zip code

Dear Mr./Mrs. xxxx,

I am responding to your advertisement for the LPN position at your hospital as published on your website. After reading the job description in detail, I am confident that I will be a great addition to your nursing staff.

My experience as an Admitting Representative, In addition to my LPN education and training will make me a good fit with your nursing staff. I consider my greatest strength to be my ability to develop and maintain an working relationship with physicians, staff and patients as well multitasking, adapting quickly to changes and communicating effectively while contributing to the healthcare community.

I am looking forward to meeting you soon to discuss possible employment. As requested I have attached a copy of my resume with this letter. If you need further information, I can be reached at xxxxxxxxx and @email. Thank you for your time and consideration.




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Specializes in Telemetry.

well, you're in school to become a mechanical engineer. i wouldn't hire you simply because of that, no matter how great your resume was. that says to an employer that you plan to leave soon. maybe your time would be better spent applying to mechanical engineering jobs in anticipation of graduation?

if you still want suggestions... the clinical experience area has too many words. you only need to list nassau once, not repeatedly. and if you were there from 5/08-5/08, just put 5/08.

you don't need to put LPN after licensed practical nurse, that's redundant.

in the cover letter, "In addition" shouldn't be capitalized.

good luck!

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Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

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Specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

I agree. The fact that you are currently pursuing a bachelor's in another field and not nursing suggests to the interviewer that you're not really interested in nursing, and it doesn't make you look that attractive to employers IMO. If you are in fact looking for a nursing job, leave the info about the engineering degrees off the resume. You can always address it in the interview if you wish.

Also, I would suggest you have someone proofread for grammar and punctuation.

Best of luck!


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Thanks for all your advice and suggestions