Typhon logs for employment

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by orangepink orangepink, NP Member

Has 3 years experience.

As a new grad NP, is it true that typhon logs are used as a basis for employment? Particularly for those moving out of state.

traumaRUs

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 30 years experience. 164 Articles; 21,179 Posts

Hmmm. Never heard that.

nursegreen

nursegreen

179 Posts

During my last semester of school we were required to compile a professional portfolio. We were told that some prospective employers may request to see this portfolio to help evaluate our candidacy for the position but I have never been asked for it. You could always keep a copy that way if someone does ask for it then you have it.

traumaRUs

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 30 years experience. 164 Articles; 21,179 Posts

The only reason to keep them IMHO is to validate your clinical experiences.

TraceyMarino

TraceyMarino

Specializes in ER. 69 Posts

Some hospitals or hospital based clinics want to see them as part of your credentialing process.

BritFNP

BritFNP

Specializes in Family Practice, Urgent Care. Has 6 years experience. 118 Posts

Also have never heard of it. The AANP/ANCC wouldn't let you test/certify you without appropriate hours so I wouldn't see why employers would want specific logs.

orangepink

orangepink, NP

Has 3 years experience. 289 Posts

I'm asking because my RN background revolves around long term care and med surg. When I graduate, I wish to go for a specialty. I'm in my final semester right now and there is a cardiologist that is willing to train me beyond the minimum hours required of my school program, which is fine by me.

I just want to make sure that when I apply for jobs (and I'm moving out of state), this specialty training gets recognized. If I simply write it in my resume or CV, I'm concerned that they won't take it seriously. My professor states that if I don't log into the typhons what I've done, it will be a red flag for employment.

traumaRUs

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 30 years experience. 164 Articles; 21,179 Posts

The typhon logs are new since I graduated but still it's kinda like clinicals in nursing school: you gotta have them but they don't count as experience.

LuxCalidaNP

LuxCalidaNP

Specializes in Family Practice, Urgent Care, Cardiac Ca. Has 3 years experience. 224 Posts

As a RN, I provided my typhon logs to employers at interviews and they were impressed. I plan on offering it to my NP job apps, especially re: competencies for procedures, most common Dx, etc.

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 11 years experience. 3 Articles; 5,570 Posts

They are a great help if audited.

They try and "sell" you on a portfolio but rally I have never heard of an employer even glancing at this. It's a sales pitch point that is not used in practice.

orangepink

orangepink, NP

Has 3 years experience. 289 Posts

As a RN, I provided my typhon logs to employers at interviews and they were impressed. I plan on offering it to my NP job apps, especially re: competencies for procedures, most common Dx, etc.

Did they hire you after reviewing it though?

orangepink

orangepink, NP

Has 3 years experience. 289 Posts

So what can I do with my month long training in cardiology? How can I use it to my advantage in job hunting? Should I just include it in my resume?