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by katm0 katm0 (Member) Member

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I recently passed the nclex this month and I am having Trouble writing my resume since I don't have work experience in nursing field. I have a lot of non nursing working experiences that Willing to give up. :sniff:

Since back in the Philippines i mostly assisted in Intra operative nursing care (OR & OB) when i was student and since it is a national requiremnt before taking the local exam (NLE). I want to focus on applying in these area but the dates and clinical instructor might mislead my employer. I come across to this ...

http://www.nursing.umich.edu/studentresources/resumes/resume_guide.pdf

and stated " it is acceptable to include experience that is not paid since this section is called professional experiences and not work experiences" what are your thoughts? :idea:

And most importantly can I give references/ names from the Philippines? International phone numbers? ( I don't know anyone here in US except for my husband!:D)

Thoughts, opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thank you:)

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marvsxxix has 1 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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I recently passed the nclex this month and I am having Trouble writing my resume since I don't have work experience in nursing field. I have a lot of non nursing working experiences that Willing to give up. :sniff:

Since back in the Philippines i mostly assisted in Intra operative nursing care (OR & OB) when i was student and since it is a national requiremnt before taking the local exam (NLE). I want to focus on applying in these area but the dates and clinical instructor might mislead my employer. I come across to this ...

http://www.nursing.umich.edu/studentresources/resumes/resume_guide.pdf

and stated " it is acceptable to include experience that is not paid since this section is called professional experiences and not work experiences" what are your thoughts? :idea: - i guess you can indicate in your resume the competencies you acquired when you were still in nursing school.

And most importantly can I give references/ names from the Philippines? International phone numbers? ( I don't know anyone here in US except for my husband!:D) - yes, you can consider putting your previous clinical instructors as your referees and just include the PI country code which is +63

Thoughts, opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thank you:)

comments in bold :) good luck with your applications. :)

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spongebob6286 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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when i applied as a new grad i just put my clinical rotations with the skills performed

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i agree with spongebob6286. i had a lot of friends who had no work experience and just put clinical rotations. i had a lot of non-nursing work experience and put the clinical rotations plus the non-nursing work experience but in the end the nurse managers didn't seem very interested in it.

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spongebob6286 has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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atleast they can have an overview of the skills u already knew and some things u need to learn

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