Resume & Cover Letter for the NP - American Nurses Credentialing

Report
Maggie Venzke, MSN, FNP-BC
Shelli Mayer, MSN, ANP-BC
Marymount University FNP Program
ANCC Professional Career Day, Spring 2013
 Marketing tool
 Reminder to visit/revise
accounts
Google, Facebook, Twitter
 Displays:
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Achievements
Experience
Attributes (minimize weaknesses)
 Brief,
targeted skills
 Average 1 - 2 pages
 30 seconds for first read
 Marymount's
Resumes & Resources
 George Mason University Career Services
 Easy
to read; not too much data
 Adequate margins; more WHITE space
 Clear, professional fonts: size 10-14
 Create visual impact using bullets, boldface,
font sizes to emphasize key words
 Electronic consider (PDF)
 Bring copies to interview on high quality
white/off bond paper with print letter quality
Advance for NPs & PAs. (May, 2012) . Who or what is reading your resume. Volume 3; Issue 5, Page 15 by Renee Dahring, MSN, NP
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Contact Information
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Name, address, phone #, email
Qualifications
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What sets you apart
Certification & Licensure**
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Education (no GPA’s)
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** may go under Education listed as separate category or directly
Honors ; Awards
Graduation dates…depends???
Professional Experiences
Clinical rotations/NP internships
 Professional RN work experience
 Important Points:
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Reverse chronological order
Separate heading with job title; succinct descriptions
Use action verbs
 Publications/Presentations
 Community
Activities
 Professional Memberships
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officer
 Continuing
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Education
only if pertinent to job
 OMIT
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References (have on separate sheet for interview)
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Ask references for permission; ask for positive reference
Personal information
NAME, TITLE
Address
Phone number, Email
_____________________________________________
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION
Degree earned
Institution, City, State
Year completed
Degree earned (if with honors)
Institution, City, State
Year completed (MAYBE)
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Type, State, License number
CPR date
HONORS/AWARDS
List professional awards
CLINICAL ROTATIONS/NP INTERNSHIPS
Name of practice, City, State
Provide short description of work
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Name of employer, City, State
Position title describe job with action verbs
Name of employer, City, State
Position title; describe job with action verbs
PUBLICATIONS/RESEARCH (if any)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIP AFFLIATIONS
Sigma Theta Tau, 2006-present
COMMUNITY SERVICE (if appropriate)
Date
Date
Date to present
Date (2002-2006) MAYBE
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Best Student Rotation Clinic, Anyplace VA
January - May 2013
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Pediatric Rotation: provided comprehensive well child examinations, assessment and management of common
illnesses.
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Performed sports history and physical exams at annual health fair
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Provided lactation and nutrition education
Superb Internal Medicine, Somewhere, MD
August – November 2012
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Performed comprehensive physical assessments on adults ages 16 through 85, medical and pharmacological
management of acute and chronic illness.
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Developed competency in basic suturing, skin biopsies, incision and drainage of simple wounds.
Describe Your Own Experiences that highlight your skills.
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Focus your search geographically
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Creating limited, manageable list of organizations that you
must reach
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Develop list of all people you know in your target
region
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LinkedIn
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Call each of your contacts, explain your situation,
and ask for names of people who work in your field
of interest
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Purpose
Sales Pitch
 Attracts Attention
 Piques Interest
 Directs Recipient to your resume
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Design
Well written
 Informative
 Concise
 Focused
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Key Elements
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One page length
Address to specific individual, using correct title
Target a specific job
Do not summarize your resume
High quality paper (if mailing)
 First
Paragraph
Introduce yourself
 Why you are interested in the position
 Include if someone referred you
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 Second
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Tell your story
Your qualifications for position
Connect your accomplishments, skills, knowledge
AVOID repeating facts in your resume
 Third
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Paragraph
Paragraph
Final statement of interest
Thank employer for their time/consideration
Plan to follow-up with employer
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Advance for NPs & PAs
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Bolles, Richard. (2013). What Color is Your Parachute. Publisher: Ten
Speed Press, CA. ISBN-13: 9781607741473.
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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Fitzgerald Health Education Associates
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How to Land a Top Paying NP Job: Complete Guide...by Gladys Larson
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VCNP
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Optimal Resume

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