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Speaking of resumes.....

Posted Oct 14 2008 4:12am
After reading this post on another nurse's blog, I felt compelled to gripe about the difficulties in writing a nursing resume.

There really aren't any great, fantastic, stand out at you examples of resumes for nurses out on the internet. At least, none that I can find for free. Sure, you can pay someone to write your resume, but in these penny pinching times, who can afford to do that?

So, you know what I'll do? I share with you, a copy of my *personal info changed* resume with you. I came up with the framework for my resume with the help of several different sample nurses resumes that I found on the web. Here we go........(of course, it looks MUCH better when formatted on Word!)


AtYour Cervix, RN
123 Main St
My Town, Pennsylvania 12345
888-555-1234
aprofessionalemail@email.com


EDUCATION:
Introduction to Statistics, Fall XXXX
Local Area Community College, Localville, Pennsylvania

Associates in Arts, May XXXX
Nursing Major
Local Area Community College, Localville, Pennsylvania
Graduated with Honors


EXPERIENCE:
Staff Nurse, Labor and Delivery, November XXXX to present
Big City Hospital, Big City, Pennsylvania

-Plans, implements and evaluates care of antepartum women in a large, acute care hospital setting, with LDRs.
-Circulate, scrub and recover (PACU) for c-sections.
-Triage/outpatient unit experience in an X bed triage unit.
-IV therapy and phlebotomy services.
-Preceptor to new nurses.
-Active in multiple unit committees.


Staff Nurse, Women's Health Unit, June XXXX to May XXXX
Littletown Medical Center, Littletown, Pennsylvania

-Plans, implements and evaluates care of antepartum women in a small, community hospital setting, with LDRPs.
-Rotated through labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn nursery, level 2 NICU, and well woman medical surgical/gynecological units. Also worked on occasion in pediatrics and on general medical/surgical units.
-IV therapy and phlebotomy services.
-Occasional charge nurse duties.
-Circulate, scrub and recover (PACU) for c-sections.


OB Tech, Women's Health Unit, December XXXX to June XXXX
Littletown Medical Center, Littletown, Pennsylvania

-Assist registered nurses with patient care in the LDRP setting.
-Phlebotomy services.
-12 Lead EKG placements.
-Scrub for c-sections.


Medical Assistant, October XXXX to May XXXX
OB GYN of Littletown, Littletown, Pennsylvania

-Assist in the front end of the office with secretarial duties, including new patient input into computer system, appointments, answering telephones.
-Assist providers (MD/CNM) with office exams, pap smears, biopsies, etc.
-Urine dipsticks on prenatal patients.
-Proper labeling and documentation for lab specimens.
-Fingersticks for hemoglobin levels.


CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSING:
-Registered Nurse, state of Pennsylvania, current.
-Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, current.
-Healthcare provider CPR, current.
-AWHONN 2 day course in fetal monitoring, fall 200x.
-Intermediate EKG course (requirement for PACU-level care), 200x.


ACTIVITIES:
-Location of Mother/Baby Care Group, Big City Hospital, April 200x to present.

---Labor and delivery and postpartum unit members working together to determine practice changes within both units to better care of mothers and babies, and to promote a more mother/baby friendly hospital environment.


-Surgical Peer Reviewer, Big City Hospital, January 200x to present.

---Review peers on surgical and circulating skills.


-Nurse Practice Council, Big City Hospital, January 200x to present.

---Reviews policies and procedures for Labor and Delivery
---Reviews nursing and journal articles and studies
---Implements changes to unit standards and protocols for nursing assessment and interventions, keeping up to date with current literature and research.


-Peer Review Evaluation Group, Big City Hospital, 200x-200x.

---Creation and utilization of a peer review evaluation document for nurses to evaluate other nurses in their job duties.
---Documentation is used as part of individual nurses annual reviews.


-Nursing Preceptor, Big City Hospital, 200x to present.

---Precept new nurses and graduate nurses to Labor and Delivery.
---Low risk and high risk nursing care preceptor.


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