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i am trying to update my resume (never had to use one before) and i could use a lot of help. please tell me what i need to change about this. i have taken off all my personal info. and edited some of the jobs but i know to fix this on the actual resume. thanks for any help!!

career summary

registered nurse with over 4 years healthcare experience looking for a job in ...... works professionally with other staff and patients and committed to delivering quality patient care.

education

cape fear community college - wilmington, nc

adn nursing

graduated may 2010

skills and qualifications

- obtained clinical experience in several different areas such as progressive care unit, emergency department, pediatrics, cardiovascular/telemetry, labor and delivery, psychiatry, and home health.

- utilized computers for electronic charting and medication administration.

- acted as charge nurse with my peers in the same clinical area.

- mentored first level students during clinical.

related experience

ex pediatrics

rn october 2010- october 2010

- triaged patients

- administered vaccinations

- provided patient education after vaccinations

m clinics

rn september 2010 - november 2010

- set up location with supplies used throughout day for vaccine administration.

- administered vaccines and provided patient education

- assisted patients in filing insurance paperwork

- closed up clinic and readied supplies for pickup

practice - wilmington, nc

cna and front office personnel, october 2005 to july 2009

- obtained patient vital signs

- performed blood glucose tests

- assisted nurse with wound clean-up, sterile and non- sterile dressing changes

- utilized computer to input labs

- setup patient referrals

certifications

bls certification, american heart association

expires august 2011

cna i certification - wilmington, nc

bb&g healthcare consultants

december 2004

cna ii certification - wilmington, nc

cape fear community college

spring 2008

Tabbyg20

Specializes in LTC, Home health.

I think that looks alright! Add references at the bottom maybe and just make it look pretty. :) I have also found an application on my laptop that gives me templates. Sometimes they will have extra "things" that you can add to your resume... Like a whole new section for "professional experience" and a section for "objective" for example. They are all a little different. Just choose one that catches your eye... I hope that helps. I think the substance is good. Sometimes formatting is that special touch that makes it "pop."

LoveMyBugs, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics.

Does your school have a career center? At mine I went there and they had some who is for the allied health students.

She took what I thought was a good resume and tweaked it....a lot

After that I started getting calls for interviews (no solid jobs yet)

One suggestion I would add, that she did to mine was to add after education add your total clinical hours and include if you had any specialized rotations

and once that first real RN job comes through, you drop off the clinical stuff

lilysa - i prefer to put my job experience first as i think that is what most employers are looking for first then my education, here's my resume for example- i know it's no where near perfect but just a taste of another format:

rinursey

my address (phone number) my town emailaddress@hotmail.com

objective: to obtain a position as a registered nurse in ___________facility/setting

licensure: nclex examination- first date available january 2011 for registered nurse licensure in the state of rhode island

certification: bls certified- expiration: july 2011

work experience:

november 2007-june 2010:

small town hospital (level i trauma center and magnet status hospital) small town, pa: trauma surgical intensive care unit -nursing assistant/unit secretary/monitor technician

the trauma surgical intensive care unit is a 10 bed unit in a level i trauma center. this unit is an intense, fast-paced environment in which trauma, surgical, and neurosurgical patients are cared for. i have experienced a wide variety of clinical situations, and have gained a great amount of knowledge from this position. based on my acquired knowledge, i feel well prepared to respond in critical situations.

assist with care of surgical, trauma, and neurosurgical patients

  • work with r.n. to maintain patient care
  • prioritize job responsibilities appropriately
  • assist with necessary procedures
  • complete vital signs as necessary
  • ekg trained- both obtaining 12 lead ekg and assessing continuous monitoring
  • respond to codes
  • assist with compressions upon cardiac arrest
  • communicate effectively with staff and patients
  • document care completed
  • proficient in computerized charting system-citrix applications-powerchart


december 2006-june 2009:

non-profit organization - smaller town, pa: residential supervisor/residential assistant

at non-profit organization i managed a home for four mhmr young adults/adults, as well as a small staff. i learned many leadership/management skills, that i feel will assist me to transition into a r.n. position. i learned effective communication techniques especially in relation to mhmr patients, as well as psychiatric clients. when i entered nursing school and began working in tsicu i stepped down into a prn residential assistant position, where i did more patient care related activities than management.

  • responsible for opening a new residential home for 4 mhmr residents
  • managed a small staff and payroll
  • managed financial record for 4 residents
  • planned outings
  • assisted with personal hygiene
  • diabetic monitoring-administration of insulin
  • communicated with administration, staff, and families of clients
  • transported patients to medical and psychiatric appointments
  • documentation of medication administration, as well as daily communication log
  • crisis intervention seminars and teaching.

september 2006-june 2008:

real estate agency-small town, pa- realtor

working at real estate agency i learned a great deal about responsibility, as well as how to be an autonomous, self- driven worker.

  • held and maintained real estate license
  • effective communication with clients and other agents
  • negotiated/closed real estate transactions
  • evaluated comparative housing
  • presented sales plans and marketing

education:

january 2011:

penn state university – worldwide campus- bachelor’s of science in nursing

june 2007-december 2010:

small town community college - small town, pennsylvania (accredited by the national league for nursing accrediting commission and an approved program by the pennsylvania state board of nursing.)

  • rn associates degree program (fast track rn-bsn affiliates with penn state university and millersville university)
  • evaluated critical thinking, and researched evidence based practice
  • clinical rotations in various hospitals such as penn state milton hershey medical center
  • completed rotations in icu, orthopedics, pediatric intermediate care unit, cardiovascular, medical surgical, rehabilitation, emergency department, operating room, outpatient surgery, community nursing, oncology, school nursing, psychiatric, labor and delivery, and obstetric floors.


august 2003-december 2003:

penn state university- small town, pennsylvania

  • pre-nursing major
  • gpa 3.4- deans list

leadership activities:

  • member of education committee - trauma surgical icu

  • student/staff liaison- student nurse organization

  • member of alpha sigma tau- alpha phi chapter
  • rush chair –organized and orchestrated rush events to recruit new members
  • participated in fundraising events and volunteered for habitat for humanity
  • participated/fundraised for go red for women events and susan g. komen’s-philadelphia breast cancer walk

The spacing and heading of it are all off but you can get a general idea

biblepoet

Specializes in Correctional Nursing, Orthopediacs.

Does your school have a career center? At mine I went there and they had some who is for the allied health students.

She took what I thought was a good resume and tweaked it....a lot

After that I started getting calls for interviews (no solid jobs yet)

One suggestion I would add, that she did to mine was to add after education add your total clinical hours and include if you had any specialized rotations

and once that first real RN job comes through, you drop off the clinical stuff

Good ideas.

lsvalliant

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in acute care then Home health.

There is alot of information about this in the Nursing Career advice section. I just revamped my resume yesterday and I got some tips from this website that deals specifically with nurse resumes Cardillo Associates

I think it could use a little work. I cant stress the importance of a good cover letter also. I rework my resume to fit every potential employer to what I think they are looking for. ie autonomy or team player, teaching skills, managment skills etc.

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