Resumes & Job Fairs


  • Specializes in ED, ICU/CCU, TELE, MED SURG.

Does anyone have any recommendations for what to place on a resume or cover letter for objective if you were once a floor (ED) nurse and have become disabled but are trying to get back into the work force in a non patient care area / non-bedside? You have lifting restrictions of

I don't suppose you tell them "well I have been out on a workers comp related incident from lifting the back of a gurnery of a 450+ lb patient in distress that left me with 2 hernitaed discs in my neck that went undiagnoised for 9 months by poor workers comp care, then I had a surgery (anterior cervical discectomy with fusion c5 - c7 with fusion) when my left arm and grips on both sides finally gave out like a stroke and the headaches where so bad. But now my grips are back, but the left arm still has some weakness and the headaches are still around - but not as bad - only on one side of my neck and head now." [ yes - I still need to vent at times].

Also - what kind of jobs should I be looking at at these job fairs? Most jobs non-floor based seem to want a BSN in CA..I had not gone back for my BSN. Or they want experience in that area... never mind my 5+ certifications and ER, Critical Care, Progressive Care experience.

Going next week... ideas please.:confused:

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Specializes in NICU. Has 12 years experience.

]You can make your objective statement say something like: As a dedicated Registered Nurse with __ years Emergency Department experience, I am now seeking a non-patient care position which will make use of my comprehensive ED background, excellent communication skills, teaching ability, and self-directed prioritization. Of course, change that statement to fit your strengths.


]I am a similar position with the restrictions, for a different reason, and also looking for a job. All I can say is good luck, be yourself and be honest. You don't want end up in a job you can't handle.


]As for not having your BSN, some jobs will hire you if you say you are willing to go back to school.


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Specializes in ED, ICU/CCU, TELE, MED SURG.

Thank you - I will take that into consideration.