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by Otessa Otessa, BSN, RN (Member)

Otessa has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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There has been discussion in the past regarding 2 vs. 3-page CVs or resumes.

I'm here to say that with over 18 years of nursing experience and being as succinct as possible.....

I had 3 pages.

I have interviews-didn't scare any away-working toward my dream job-wish me luck!!!!.

Just as an FYI.

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well, you have many years of experience so 3 pages is appropriate :) good luck! what is your dream job?

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RescueNinja has 1 years experience and specializes in ICU, ER.

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I've heard you're only supposed to put your 3-5 last jobs on your actual resume and keep it 2 pages or less. A cover letter would be a good place to summarize your overall career.

Glad you got interviews! Congrats & good luck!

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I only list my last five employers and have trouble keeping my resume to one page. I just do not have that inpressive of a career to go to three pages. Congratulations on your career. Personally I would rather read a well written, substantial resume of three pages, than a vapid one pager any day if I were the hiring manager.

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I believe a 3 pager is good since mine is also 3 pages.

:reindeer:

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When I was about to graduate back in '95, we were told that HR might give your resume 2 minutes, cover letter included. With so many nurses needing jobs, dozens of resumes takes too much of their time. We were advised 1 cover letter boasting our strenghts, and a one page summary resume.

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iluvivt has 32 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion.

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Short...sweet dto the point...if you get the interview they will ask you all the other things they are truly interested in...that is how I do it...I just do a quick check of the resume and see what jumps out at me

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nursel56 has 25+ years experience and specializes in peds//ambulatory care/HH-private duty.

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There has been discussion in the past regarding 2 vs. 3-page CVs or resumes.

I'm here to say that with over 18 years of nursing experience and being as succinct as possible.....

I had 3 pages.

I have interviews-didn't scare any away-working toward my dream job-wish me luck!!!!.

Just as an FYI.

Thank you for sharing your experience! Best of luck to you!:up:

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whodatnurse specializes in Psych.

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I believe a 3 pager is good since mine is also 3 pages.

:reindeer:

Another 3-pager here!

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Otessa has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Educator in a hospital setting.

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Otessa has 19 years experience as a BSN, RN.

14,630 Visitors; 1,601 Posts

When I was about to graduate back in '95, we were told that HR might give your resume 2 minutes, cover letter included. With so many nurses needing jobs, dozens of resumes takes too much of their time. We were advised 1 cover letter boasting our strenghts, and a one page summary resume.

That may be true for a staff nurse position (1-2 pages-this is what I have done in the past)

This is an educator position that requires an MSN and extensive clinical experiences, volunteer experience, and professional nursing membership.

otessa

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If you have a lot to write in a resume, I suggest taking the time to write a curriculum vitae (CV) that allows you to expound on your professional experiences. It is fine to use for bedside positions, and pretty much expected for advanced nursing positions (educator, admin, CNS, NP, CNM and CRNA). In a CV, you literally have no page limits, but you also should not be redundant. You can include things such as: educational history, publications, research, professional organizations and offices held, grants submitted and funded, committees served on, presentations, CE attended, honors and awards. I have been an RN for 21 years and an educator for 17, and my CV is over 20 pages. I have to submit the CV routinely for things such as my annual evaluation, part of grant applications, as evidence when doing legal consulting, when being nominated for awards, when applying to be on a review panel for a nursing journal as well as when applying for a job. I would suggest doing a Google search for CV or spell it out. Get some basic samples and decide what layout you wish to use. I used a CV from a nursing professor who was willing to share with me. Hope this helps!

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