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Updated new LVN resume. Help? Please.

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westcoastguy westcoastguy (Member)

I'm a new LVN here in Cali. but I 'm educated in Philippines. I got my BSN last 2009 came here in US last Sept 2011. I got denied last 2012 for nclex RN and process my papers for lvn that year and got my ATT this 2013 and took lvn exam last May 2013 and passed it.

Here's my sample updated resume and cover letter, critique and corrections are open. Thank you.

WestCoastGuy- LVN

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My Address | Phone Number | My Email

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am excited to state my interest in the Licensed Vocational Nurse position at your facility. Based on my compassion for others and stand desire to provide excellent patient care, I believe there is a synergistic fit between my skills and the needs of your facility.

My strong initiative and exceptional organizational skills, combined with my ability to work well under pressure, will enable me to make a substantial contribution to your facility. I believe that challenging environment such as yours will provide me an excellent opportunity for professional development and the opportunity to best utilize my skills while contributing to the healthcare community, patient and their families.

Furthermore, I obtained excellent skills during my education. I have demonstrated ability in providing patient care that focuses on holistic care. I am enthusiastic regarding this position understanding that good patient care requires a solid foundation in nursing practice, prioritization, good communication skills and the sensitivity of not only the patient but their loved ones as well.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you personally how my skills and strengths can best serve you facility. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (000) 123-4567 or email me at #######@yahoo.com

Thank you for consideration.

Professionally,

Westcoastguy

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WestCoastGuy, LVN

Address

Home | Email

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Energetic, motivational and leader dedicated to driving top-quality patient care. Looking for a position in a top notch facility with a commitment to innovative processes.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

> Maintaining professional composure and effectiveness in Rehabilitation and Long-Care nursing and make decision in fast-paced, unpredictable environments.

> Discipline, energetic employee who quickly rapport with patients and colleagues.

> Exceptional capacity to being team player, manage numerous, often competing priorities with ease and foster the provision of superior care.

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CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE

> California Licensed Vocational Nurse

> CPR / AED Adult, Child and Infant & Standard First Aid | Expiration Date

American Red Cross-Address,California

> BLS - Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Course | Certificate #| Expiration Date

American Heart Association,Address,California

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SKILLS HIGHLIGHTS

> Strong clinical judgement> Patient/Family Focused > Documentation

> Patient teaching> Medical Clinical procedure comprehension > Multi-tasking

> Data collection> Wound cleaning/care expertise > Computer skilled

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Certified Nursing Assistant September 2012-April 2013

Superhero Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterAddress,California

> Assisted licensed nurse in patient care management.

> Monitored and reported the patient's condition to licensed nurse to ensure and maintain their optimal health.

> Provided care (ADL) to the residents such as bathing and grooming.

> Assisted residents in ambulation and other activities.

> Transported patients, using wheelchair.

> Maintained patient's bed side neat and organized.

> Performed proper re-positioning to bed ridden patients.

> Obtained and recorded accurate vital signs readings.

> Participated in mandatory in-services.

Volunteer Experience:

Guest Services Ambassador 2012 March-August 2012

Superhero Medical Center Address,California

> Accommodated the patient and incoming visitors/patient's family in positive manner and therapeutic interaction.

> Implemented great customer service

> Observed and followed all hospital policies and guidelines.

> Delivered ancillary task, administrative assistance, some reception duties such as answered and returned calls if needed.

> Contributed help to hospital staff such as some errands, distributing the flowers and newspapers.

Superhero's Community Action Organization2012 February-March 2012

Preschool Support Address,California

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EDUCATION

BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing June 2005 - March 2009

University Name Address,Philippines

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Career Chronology

Private Nurse May 2009-August 2011

Orani, Bataan, Philippines 2112

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Reference Available

PS: this is a one page resume only and cover letter as well. I don't know if I'm going to put my clinical experience. and do I have to explain my BSN coz I'm only LVN here in Cali? Any suggestions and comments are very welcome. Thank you. :)

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BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

I'm a new LVN here in Cali. but I 'm educated in Philippines. I got my BSN last 2009 came here in US last Sept 2011. I got denied last 2012 for nclex RN and process my papers for lvn that year and got my ATT this 2013 and took lvn exam last May 2013 and passed it.

Here's my sample updated resume and cover letter, critique and corrections are open. Thank you.

WestCoastGuy- LVN

________________________________________________________

My Address | Phone Number | My Email

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am excited to state my interest in the Licensed Vocational Nurse position at your facility. Based on my compassion for others and withstanding desire to provide excellent patient care, I believe there is a synergistic fit between my skills and the needs of your facility.

My strong initiative and exceptional organizational skills, combined with my ability to work well under pressure, will enable me to make a substantial contribution to your facility. I believe that a challenging environment such as yours will provide me with an excellent opportunity for professional development and the opportunity to best utilize my skills while contributing to the healthcare community, patients, and their families.

Furthermore, I acquired excellent skills during my education. I have demonstrated ability in providing patient care that focuses on holistic care. I am excited about this position, understanding that good patient care requires a solid foundation in nursing practice, prioritization, and good communication skills that validates the sensitivity of not only the patients but their loved ones as well.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you personally how my skills and strengths can best serve your facility. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (000) 123-4567 or email me at #######@yahoo.com

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Professionally,

Westcoastguy

__________________________________________________________________________

WestCoastGuy, LVN

Address

Home | Email

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Energetic, motivated, and a leader dedicated to providing top-quality patient care. Looking for a position in a top notch facility with a commitment to innovative processes.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

> Maintains professionalism and effectiveness in Rehabilitative and Long-Term Care

> Responds appropriately and without hesitation in stressful situations

> Disciplined, energetic employee with the ability to communicate effectively with other members of the

healthcare team

> Exceptional capacity as a team player

> Extraordinary ability to multitask

__________________________________________________________________________

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE

> Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN #), (State) (exp. date)

> CPR / AED Adult, Child and Infant & Standard First Aid | Expiration Date

American Red Cross-Address,California

> BLS - Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Course | Certificate #| Expiration Date

American Heart Association,Address,California

__________________________________________________________________________

SKILLS HIGHLIGHTS

> Strong clinical judgement> Patient/Family Focused > Documentation

> Patient teaching> Medical Clinical procedure comprehension > Multi-tasking

> Data collection> Wound cleaning/care expertise > Computer skilled

__________________________________________________________________________

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Certified Nursing Assistant September 2012-April 2013

Superhero Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterAddress,California

> Assisted licensed nurse in patient care management.

> Monitored and reported the patient’s condition to licensed nurse to ensure and maintain their optimal health.

> Provided care (ADL) to the residents such as bathing and grooming.

> Assisted residents in ambulation and other activities.

> Transported patients, using wheelchair.

> Maintained patients' immediate environment.

> Performed pressure ulcer prevention for bedfast patients.

> Obtained and recorded accurate vital signs.

> Participated in mandatory in-services and training

Volunteer Experience:

Guest Services Ambassador 2012 March-August 2012

Superhero Medical Center Address,California

> Provided emotional support for patients and families.

> Provided excellent customer service including but not limited to floral and newspaper deliveries

> Adhered to all hospital policies and guidelines.

> Supplemented ancillary tasks and administrative assistance duties.

Superhero's Community Action Organization2012 February-March 2012

Preschool Support Address,California

__________________________________________________________________________

EDUCATION

BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing June 2005 - March 2009

University Name Address,Philippines

__________________________________________________________________________

Career Chronology

Private Nurse May 2009-August 2011

Orani, Bataan, Philippines 2112

__________________________________________________________________________

Reference Available Upon Request

Since you asked:sneaky:

You're welcome!

You help me a lot!!! I really appreciate it!!! ,,/,, :)

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

Glad I was able to help! I just paraphrased your words to limit the 'chatter' a bit. At my last hospital job as an LPN, the greatest support I received was from an RN-BSN nurse by the name of Alex, who was also from the Philippines. He even suggested the only NCLEX book that I needed to help me pass on the first try. I will never forget him, nor his sister. (She worked there, too, as an RN). That was three years ago.So this was kinda like returning the favor by paying it forward. Hopefully, once you get settled in your job as an LVN, you will move forward with obtaining your BSN role here state-side. Good luck to you!!:yes:

Glad I was able to help! I just paraphrased your words to limit the 'chatter' a bit. At my last hospital job as an LPN' date=' the greatest support I received was from an RN-BSN nurse by the name of Alex, who was also from the Philippines. He even suggested the only NCLEX book that I needed to help me pass on the first try. I will never forget him, nor his sister. (She worked there, too, as an RN). That was three years ago.So this was kinda like returning the favor by paying it forward. Hopefully, once you get settled in your job as an LVN, you will move forward with obtaining your BSN role here state-side. Good luck to you!!:yes:[/quote']

Thank you very much!!! It seems my resume is pretty oka pu coz you just edit it slighty ha? By the way thanks.

Again do I have to explain to them my denied issues in nclex rn?

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

I wouldn't think so since you're not applying for an RN position. But I would have an explanation ready if they ask during the actual interview.

I wouldn't think so since you're not applying for an RN position. But I would have an explanation ready if they ask during the actual interview.

Hi should I put my clinical rotation?? Even it in our country? Thanks :)

I wouldn't think so since you're not applying for an RN position. But I would have an explanation ready if they ask during the actual interview.

Should I put my clinical rotation even its 5 years ago?

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

Not necessary because just the fact of having a license means that you had clinicals. You might want to meant which area hound to be the most interesting and exciting to you during your clinicals, though. That will provide some indication of where you be the most helpful.

Not necessary because just the fact of having a license means that you had clinicals. You might want to meant which area hound to be the most interesting and exciting to you during your clinicals' date=' though. That will provide some indication of where you be the most helpful.[/quote']

Okay thank you very much. Hope I can find a job :(

Hi westcoastguy, were you able to land a job as an LVN? :)