Any nurses out there willing to help me with my resume (grad nurse looking for a job) :)
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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:37:17 AM
I haven't applied for a job in almost 10 years and have no idea what to actually put on my resume. How much information from nursing school do I put on my resume? Any suggestions on what will REALLY pop out to someone?

I am really at a loss as to what to put down...mostly because I am a perfectionist and want it to be perfect, so it's really hard for me to just get it down...hehe.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:42:04 AM
The only info that you need about nursing school is where you graduated from, the level of degree and the year you graduated.

You can mention awards or academic achievement too.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:08:20 AM
Dwisker- Really that's all? Because all of the online resume places say to put your skills you did during practicums and preceptorship.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:19:30 PM
I know of a GREAT website that might help you A LOT!!! (it's very busy and active, and has separate forums for new grads, job hunting, etc!)

It even has separate message boards for all 50 states, so people ask about who's hiring, whether so and so is good to work for, starting pay, etc.
*allnurses.com*


Good Luck, oh, and congrats on getting through nursing school!!!!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:22:26 PM
I realize you may already know about this site (that I mentioned above), but I went ahead and found this board that deals specifically with RESUME HELP

Resume Help for nurses

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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:55:12 PM

Because all of the online resume places say to put your skills you did during practicums and preceptorship.


I would not list them all because it is a requirement to take all of the normal rotations (OB, surgical, long-term care, etc.).

What I would highlight is your final semester rotation as in most nursing programs, it is a consolidation type of thing where you spend full hours in one specific place. Not sure if that is how your program ran, but for example, my consolidation was in the ICU. Highlighting that is what actually got me my first job, in the ICU. Had I consolidated in the community, I would not necessarily have the skill set to handle that unit as my first job.

Good luck!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:17:05 AM
Wow...thank you SOOOO much ladies!!! Those sites are all SOOOO helpful!!! Now to go and get my resume spiffed up.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:44:55 AM
Wow...thank you SOOOO much ladies!!! Those sites are all SOOOO helpful!!! Now to go and get my resume spiffed up.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:22:14 PM
...."I would not list them all because it is a requirement to take all of the normal rotations (OB, surgical, long-term care, etc.)."

Sorry, I didn't get back to this thread until now.

I agree with Twins Rock. It is expected that you rotate through every service required for your program's curriculum. To repeat it in a resume is redundant. The interviewer/nurse recruiter knows what is required and that you passed. If you didn't, you wouldn't be sending the resume or scheduling an interview, KWIM?

Best of luck!



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