HEALTHCARE CAREER GUIDEBOOK

HEALTHCARE
CAREER
GUIDEBOOK
Table of Contents
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Introduction
Before You Graduate
Gaining Experience
Employment Options
Making the Most of your Clinicals
References
Creating a Resume
− Action Words
− Resume Format
How to Create a CV
Sample Resumes and CV
− Sarah Stone (Intern)
− Katerina Rogers (Soon to be grad BSN)
− Mary Smith (Soon to be grad BSN)
− Kat Parker (Chronological/Skill focus recent graduate)
− Parminder Nagra (Recent graduate)
− Anthony Rivera (CDP)
− Jamie Jones (Experienced RN)
− Jane Malinowski (Chronological Combined Degree CDP)
− William Burns (FNP)
− Kara Carducci (Physician Assistant CV)
Correspondence
- Writing a Personal Statement
− Letter of Inquiry/ Cover Letter
− Letter of Approach
− Thank You Letter
− Reference Sheet
− Networking/Informational Interview Request Letter
Interviewing for the Job
− Questions for Nurses
− Questions for PAs
Professional Organizations
− Nursing
− PAs
− FNP &Nurse Educators
Information/Job Search Websites
Hospitals by Location
Contact Us
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Introduction
This booklet is designed to provide you with practical insight and information to guide you
through the process of planning your career and conducting your job search. Career Services
encourages you to use this guide, as well as our other services to assist you in reaching your goal.
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Visit our homepage at pace.edu/careers to view a variety of resources including the Pace
eRecruiting job board, job search strategy guides, and health career related websites where
you can find job postings and pertinent information.
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Make an appointment with a Career Services Counselor to develop your resume and
strengthen your interviewing skills.
The key to successful career planning is a combination of opportunity and careful preparation.
Career Services is there to help you locate opportunities and prepare an effective job search.
Good Luck!
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Before You Graduate
Your education and preparation will be the key to meeting your professional goals. Planning
your future and exploring the many opportunities available to you are all part of the educational
process. Should you continue on for an advanced degree? What are the opportunities in
healthcare? As you begin to plan and explore, your goals should become clearer. Here are some
recommendations for developing your career action plan before you graduate:
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Take stock of yourself. Assess your skills, strengths, preferences, values, needs, limitations,
hopes and dreams
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Gain a strong understanding of how the healthcare system works
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Become knowledgeable about professional options and where they currently exist
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Get involved in professional organizations and student chapters
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Attend job and career fairs. Use the Internet research employers before you go
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Gain experience working in a healthcare setting with a variety of populations
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Seek out volunteer opportunities
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Develop professional contacts and conduct informational interviews with Pace alumni
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Try to develop readily transferable skills such as computer applications or the ability to speak
and understand a foreign language
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Create a professional resume or cv
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Develop your personal action plan
Gaining Experience
Getting a head start in your career may be accomplished in several ways. You might be able to
gain pre-professional experience by obtaining a summer part-time job in your field of interest.
For example, you might want to specialize in cardiac care. An internship in a hospital emergency
room or step-down/telemetry unit may help you solidify your desire to be in that specialty. A
part time job or volunteer work in a similar situation will also help you decide if that particular
interest should be your career goal. Many students also find work in camps, nursing homes, or
healthcare facilities through temporary employment agencies and internet websites specializing in
healthcare positions. Get started by setting up an appointment with a counselor in the Career
Services office.
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Employment Site Options
The list below reflects the various environments where healthcare professionals are working.
Many of them do require master’s degrees and further preparation. As you embark upon your
career path, consider working in the following areas:
Ambulatory Care Centers
Hospitals
Private Households
Armed Services
Humanitarian Organizations
Professional Associations
Birth Centers
Indian Health Service (HIS)
Psychiatric Hospitals
Business and Industry
Insurance Companies
Mental Health Agencies
Centers for Nursing Research
Law Firms
Public Health Service
Mission Services
Medical &Health Publications
Red Cross
Clinics and Medical Centers
Medical Equip. Manufacturers
Rehabilitation Centers
Colleges and Universities
Medical Marketing Firms
Religious Organizations
Community Education Programs
Mental Health Facilities
Schools of Nursing
Correctional Facilities
Military Bases
Senior Centers
Daycare Centers
National Institute for Nursing
Social Service Agencies
Diabetes Care Clinics
Government Agencies
State & Local Health Depts.
Dialysis Centers
Non-Governmental Orgs.
Summer Camps
Educational Institutions (K-12)
Nurse-Run Clinics
Teaching Hospitals
Embassies/Consulates
Nursing Care Facilities
Travel Companies
HMOs
Outpatient Surgery Centers
Veterans Affairs
Healthcare Staffing Agencies
Peace Corps
Wellness Centers
Healthcare Websites
Pharmaceutical Companies
World Health Organization
Home Healthcare Agencies
Physicians’ Offices
Hospices
Medical Groups
*Hospitals locations are listed on pages
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Making The Most of Your Clinical Experience
Your clinicals are an important part of your education and career development experience. Take advantage of
the time you spend in various health care settings to establish yourself as a hard working, enthusiastic, and
flexible professional. Keep some of the following thoughts in mind when completing your clinical courses:
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Look at each location as a possible potential employer. As soon as you begin the rotation you may be
evaluated as a future employee or someone to be recommended for employment elsewhere
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Seek out your instructor so that you can make a positive lasting impression as well as to gain feedback about
your work
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Keep a journal of your experiences. These details will be helpful when updating your resume or cv and
when preparing for interviews
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Observe all professional activities within the facility. Are there any you could take advantage of or
participate in to begin to network or gain additional experience?
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Obtain letters of recommendation prior to the clinical ending for your records and future use
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Obtain the name of the recruiter and try to set up an exploratory interview with him/her. Discuss your
resume and general requirements for entry level employment
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Be sure to end your experience positively. Send a note to the instructor with a copy of your resume or cv
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Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation have long been a part of the screening and selection process in the healthcare field.
At some point during the employment process you will be asked for references.
Letters of recommendation should be gathered well in advance of your job search. Ask faculty, clinical
supervisors, employers and other professionals to write your references. We suggest 3-5 five letters. Plan
ahead and allow plenty of time for them to write them.
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Explain to your references the areas which you would like them to write about in the letter. By doing this,
you will be assured that each letter will cover different aspects of your talents and activities and will be
specific to you.
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Provide your references with a timeline and stamped addressed envelope for return.
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Write your references a thank-you note to let them know you appreciate their time and effort.
Helpful Information to Provide
Recommenders may ask you for any of the following to make writing the reference easier:
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Resume or curriculum vitae
Copy of transcript and/or list of courses completed
Copy of a graded paper or an exam written for a course
Explanation of the student’s career goals or type of job or graduate school he/she hopes to enter
A list of the student’s accomplishments
Any suggested topics the student has on what s/he would like to be addressed in the letter
Copy of the application essay or fellowship statement of purpose
Any literature that describes the fellowship, program, job for which the student is applying
Specific recommendation forms or questionnaires (if they are provided for the letter writer) to complete
in advance of the date the recommendation is due
Phone number and address of where the student can be reached
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Creating Your Resume
Your resume is your ticket to the interview. Depending on your educational background, experience and
career goals, you may want to craft a Curriculum Vitae. See page 14 for more information. Both CVs and
resumes are a summary of your education, experiences, skills, achievements, knowledge, accomplishments,
licensure and strengths. These documents are your marketing tool to sell or advertise yourself to a potential
employer. Begin by gathering your thoughts, by considering your education, work experiences and your
accomplishments. A resume should be more than just a historical account. Think about your specific healthcarerelated skills: assessment, diagnostic, intervention and evaluation. Review the skills you’ve developed, your
accomplishments and the activities in which you’ve been involved. As you think about these and your past jobs,
review the list of action verbs and personal characteristics on the following pages. These should help you
describe activities and accomplishments.
Include specific results and outcomes on your document by using such phrases as “benefited the team by...,” or
“improved patient care.” These kinds of statements show more than just your responsibilities on a particular job.
Keep in mind the following guidelines for putting together your RESUME:
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Create a 1 page resume, 2 pages if necessary
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Stress your inventory of readily transferable (these are skills that were developed in one setting but can
be applied to other settings) and highly desirable job skills such as interpersonal communication, critical
thinking, clinical decision making, and the ability to work as a team member
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Highlight the skills and experiences most relevant to the position which you are seeking, your
achievements and results
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Use bullets, bolding, indentation, and capitals as well as positive action words (see pages 12-13)
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Check grammar and spelling carefully-proofread!!
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Make sure that your resume is neat and visually appealing
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Make sure to use resume quality paper when printing the resume
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Include a phone number with an outgoing message that is concise and professional
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Include your e-mail address and remember to check for messages daily
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Include your clinical experiences and preceptorships
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List most recent and relevant experience, not necessarily your entire employment history
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Action Words
abstracted
accelerated
achieved
acted
acquired
activated
adapted
addressed
adjusted
administered
adopted
advertised
advised
aligned
allocated
amplified
analyzed
anticipated
applied
appointed
appraised
approved
arbitrated
arranged
ascertained
assembled
assessed
assigned
assisted
attained
attracted
audited
augmented
authorized
balanced
billed
bought
budgeted
built
calculated
calibrated
captured
interacted
interpreted
intervened
interviewed
introduced
chaired
changed
charted
clarified
classified
coached
collaborated
collected
combined
communicated
compiled
completed
composed
computed
computerized
conceived
conceptualized
conciliated
concluded
condensed
conducted
confronted
consolidated
constructed
conserved
consulted
contracted
controlled
coordinated
corrected
corresponded
counseled
created
cultivated
decentralized
decreased
deferred
defined
delegated
delivered
demonstrated
designed
perfected
performed
persuaded
photographed
piloted
determined
developed
devised
diagnosed
directed
discharged
discovered
dispensed
displayed
disposed
disproved
dissected
distributed
diversified
diverted
documented
doubled
drafted
dramatized
drew
drove
edited
educated
effected
eliminated
employed
enabled
encouraged
endorsed
enforced
engaged
engineered
enlarged
entered
entertained
established
estimated
evaluated
examined
executed
exhibited
expanded
rendered
renegotiated
reorganized
repaired
replaced
expressed
extracted
fabricated
facilitated
familiarized
filed
filtered
figured
fixed
forecasted
formulated
forwarded
founded
framed
gathered
generated
governed
greeted
guided
headed
helped
hired
identified
illustrated
implemented
improved
improvised
inaugurated
incorporated
increased
indexed
indoctrinated
influenced
informed
initiated
innovated
input
inspected
inspired
installed
instituted
instructed
subscribed
succeeded
suggested
summarized
supervised
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invented
inventoried
invested
investigated
judged
launched
lectured
led
lightened
liquidated
listened
localized
located
maintained
managed
mapped
marketed
measured
mediated
memorized
mentored
minimized
modeled
modernized
modified
monitored
motivated
navigated
negotiated
networked
observed
obtained
operated
ordered
organized
originated
overhauled
oversaw
participated
pioneered
planned
played
predicted
prepared
prescribed
preserved
presented
presided
prevented
printed
prioritized
processed
procured
produced
programmed
projected
promoted
proposed
protected
provided
publicized
published
purchased
quoted
raised
reasoned
reclaimed
recommended
reconciled
recorded
recruited
redesigned
reduced
referred
regulated
rehabilitated
related
remodeled
reported
represented
researched
resolved
responded
restored
restricted
retrieved
reviewed
revised
revitalized
rewrote
rotated
saved
scanned
scheduled
screened
selected
served
settled
set up
shaped
simplified
sketched
sold
solved
sorted
sparked
spearheaded
specified
spoke
started
stimulated
straightened
streamlined
strengthened
stretched
structured
studied
supplied
supported
surpassed
surveyed
synthesized
systematized
tabulated
talked
taught
tended
tested
tightened
timed
traced
traded
trained
transcribed
transferred
translated
transmitted
treated
trimmed
tripled
troubleshot
tutored
uncovered
undertook
unified
updated
upgraded
utilized
validated
vitalized
volunteered
widened
withdrew
won
wrote
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Resume Formats
There are two basic formats for the resume: chronological and functional. You may also use a combination both.
CHRONOLOGICAL
The information is organized in reverse chronological order and the most recent information appears first. This is
best used by people who have a solid work history in the same field in which they are seeking employment.
FUNCTIONAL
This format is organized by specific skill areas or functions. For example you may select three or four skills to
highlight such as clinical, problem solving, analytical and management skills. This style of resume allows you to
focus the attention on your skills and strengths while it de-emphasizes dates and job titles.
What to Include on Your Resume
HEADING
Name, address, phone, e-mail. Make sure your name stands out clearly.
OBJECTIVE OR PROFILE
(OPTIONAL) An objective should state a specific goal. A profile is 1-3 sentences summarizing your experience,
strengths and focus.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
For experienced grads, highlights of your accomplishments or overview of your strength areas. May include
clinical skills that you would like to highlight.
EDUCATION
For new graduates, put this before work experience. More senior candidates put this toward the end. Include
honors and awards, scholarships, GPA (if over 3.0).
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS
Include types, states and license #.
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
For new grads, list where you were placed and what units. Include specific training and exposure here. You
might also decide to separate your clinical rotations from Preceptorships in another section to highlight it.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
This includes any work experience that was non clinical in nature. It demonstrates your work maturity and
general knowledge of what it means to be an employee.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
List groups you belong to and positions you held, if any. You may include your volunteer work here.
SKILLS
Include foreign language, computer, etc.
REFERENCES
(OPTIONAL) “Upon Request” (This is usually filler)
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HOW TO CREATE A CV (Curriculum Vitae)
What are the differences between Resumes and CVs?
Resume
− Generally limited to one page
− Concise, brief listing of relevant experiences and
skills
− Primarily used in the U.S.
− Used when applying to positions outside of
academia
− Contains no personal information (birth date,
marital status, nationality, etc)
− Is used to create a professional identity
− Tailored to the position you are seeking
Curriculum Vitae
− Longer than a resume, up to two or more pages
− Used in the U.S. when applying for academic,
education, scientific or research positions
− Provides more detailed synopsis of your
background and skills than a resume
− Includes a summary of your educational and
academic backgrounds as well as teaching and
research experience, publications, presentations,
awards, honors, affiliations and other details
− Is used to create a scholarly identity
− Tailored to the position one is seeking
− Often used by Physician Assistants
What is a CV?
Curriculum vitae, also known as a CV, literally means Course of Life. A CV is a more extensive summary of what
one has done professionally than a resume. It is your chance to provide both a detailed and comprehensive
description of your academic credentials and experience. It is viewed as a marketing tool and is used primarily
by those who hold master’s or doctoral degrees when they apply for teaching or research positions at colleges,
universities and research institutions. A CV should be updated frequently based on the developments in a
scholar’s career.
What should I include?
Your CV is your paper introduction to potential employers. It should be clear, concise and easy to read so that
you will be considered for an interview by a search committee.
The following categories are often included:
Contact info (Name, address, telephone and e-mail)
Business info
Licenses
Education (Degrees, awarding institutions and dates)
Dissertation or thesis title(s), names of advisor and
committee members
Awards/grants
Post-doctoral training/fellowships
Academic appointments
Hospital affiliated appointments (if applicable)
Publications and conference presentations
Teaching experience and interests
Related experience (for example, administrative or
editorial experience)
Languages or other skills (including technology)
Extracurricular activities/community service
Service and membership in professional associations
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How should I organize my CV?
Two common strategies that apply to CV's as well as resumes are gapping and parallelism. Gapping is the use
of incomplete sentences in order to present your information as clearly and concisely as possibly. Parallelism is
also very important to a strong CV. Generally, you will want to keep the structure of your phrases and/or
sentences consistent throughout your document. Thus, if you use a particular verb tense in one portion of your CV
to describe your duties, try to use the same throughout your CV. Additionally, be consistent in your use of
punctuation, type face and indentation. Finally, liberal use of white space and judicious use of bold type can
help make your CV easier to read. Use topical headings and consider that what comes first will receive the
most emphasis. New job seekers usually open with their academic preparation, drawing attention to their
degrees. Experienced job seekers, however, may begin with their current positions.
How long should my CV be?
Content determines the length of the CV. A current student will likely have a CV two to four pages in length,
however, more experienced individuals can create vitae that may be ten pages or more.
DOs:
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Maintain plenty of white space (in the margins, between listings, etc.)
Using large enough type font to make it easy to read
Preserve order by labeling each page with your name and the page number
Organize content by providing clear explanations and intuitive listings/sections
Proofread information to catch errors
Include name and page number on each page after the first
DON’Ts:
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Don’t have any typos due to spelling or grammatical errors
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Don’t rely on your computer program’s spell check function; it won’t always detect when you’ve
substituted the wrong word
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Don’t ignore aesthetics: Don’t skimp on space by cramming your content together, minimizing margins or
lumping separate ideas into lengthy paragraphs; emphasize independent points with separations so that
your CV will be easy to read
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Don’t include private personal information such as age, ethnicity, political affiliation, religion, social
security number, marital status, place of birth, height, sexual orientation, weight or health information
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Don’t rely on a template
Your CV should be designed to showcase your unique experiences. Your primary goal is to highlight the talents
that make you stand out. Play to your individual strengths and don’t worry if you use a different format than
others. If you speak a challenging foreign language or two, list them. Spotlighting specialties in your
background might increase your eligibility for specialized scholarships.
Finally, meet with a career counselor to review your CV and show it to your professors to solicit their feedback.
BOTH RESUME AND CV SAMPLES ARE DISPLAYED ON PAGES 16-26
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Sample: Summer Internship
Present Address
Pace University, Box 165
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(914) 555-5101
[email protected]
Sarah Stone
Permanent Address
758 Hunter Street
Queens, NY 10469
(718) 555-2531
[email protected]
OBJECTIVE
A summer position in the field of nursing to complement my academic program.
EDUCATION
Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
• Pace Merit Scholarship
• GPA: 3.2
COURSEWORK
Anatomy & Physiology, Health & Health Promotion, Chemistry, Nursing & Health
Restoration for Individuals and Families, Substance Abuse
SKILLS:
Knowledge of MS (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Internet
CLINICAL
ROTATIONS
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Newborn Nursery
New York, NY
Spring 20xx
The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
Psychiatric
New York, NY
Fall 20xx
North Central Bronx
Obstetrics
Bronx, NY
Spring 20xx
Lenox Hill Hospital
Medical/Surgical
New York, NY
Fall 20xx
New York, NY
Expected June 20xx
RELATED
EXPERIENCE
Our Lady of Mercy Hospital
Bronx, NY
Nurse’s Aide
July 20xx-Present
• Assist patients with activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, and ambulation
• Take vitals (blood-pressure, pulse, temperature, and respiration)
• Assess the progress of the patient as well as any needs the patient might have for
medical intervention and report to the medical team
• Follow proper protocol in infection control for the safety and well-being of all patients
ADDITIONAL
EXPERIENCE
YWCA
Junior Counselor/Day Camp
AFFILIATIONS
Student Nurse Association at Pace, President
New York, NY
Summer 20xx
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Sample: Soon-To-Be Graduate
Katerina Rogers
50 Skyview Drive, Apt. 7  Peekskill, NY 10566  (914) 555-7887  [email protected]
EDUCATION
Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree candidate
Expected 5/20xx
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURE
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certified, American Red Cross
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
6/20xx-Present
Expected 6/20xx
PRECEPTORSHIPS
Emergency Room Externship,
Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, NY
Spring 20xx
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Built first-rate critical thinking skills and provided urgent care during triage assessment
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Monitored patient flow with a focus on the highest level of care
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Provided support to the healthcare team and formed an excellent rapport
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Administered medications, urinary catheterizations, performed IV insertions and blood transfusions
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Worked with both patients and their caregivers to ensure their understanding of their care plan upon discharge
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Maintained accuracy and confidentiality when charting and documenting patient information
Transplant Unit Externship,
NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Fall 20xx
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Gained insight into the planning and implementation patient care
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Ensured that established procedures were followed and that any patient changes were noted
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Performed the changing of dressings, sterile dressing of PICC lines, pre-op checks and glucose monitoring
CLINICAL ROTATIONS
Leadership:
Critical Care:
Cardiac Step-Down/ Telemetry:
Pediatrics:
Medical/Surgical:
Psychiatric:
Geriatrics:
Pediatrics:
Obstetrics:
Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
VA Hospital, New York, NY
Montefiore Einstein, Bronx, NY
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Valhalla, NY
Montefiore Einstein, Bronx, NY
Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
Schnurmacher Nursing Home, White Plains, NY
St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, Ossining, NY
Phelps Hospital, Tarrytown, NY
Fall 20xx
Fall 20xx
Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
Fall 20xx
Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
Fall 20xx
Fall 20xx
RELATED EXPERIENCE
Patient Cart Technician,
NYU Medical Center, New York, NY
8/20xx- Present
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Provide care for critically ill cancer patients in the ICU
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Respond to patient calls and requests for assistance promptly
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Assist with personal hygiene and feed patients if they are unable to feed themselves
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Monitor and record vital signs - temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates
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Observe, record and report a patients’ physical, mental, and emotional condition
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Set up and operate therapeutic equipment and supplies
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Comforted patients and families with end of life process
Childcare Provider,
The Clark Family, Westchester, NY
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Provide childcare to three boys, one of whom has Insulin dependent diabetes
1/20xx-Present
SKILLS
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Computer literate: well-versed in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
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Sample: Soon-To-Be Graduate
Mary Smith
45 River Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 (718) 555-7995  [email protected]
PROFILE
Highly motivated, team-oriented and compassionate individual ready to give the highest level of care as a RN
EDUCATION
Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Applied Sciences Stockholm
Study Abroad, Nursing Leadership in an International Context
 Examined the strategic and clinical role a nurse leader plays in healthcare
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURE
NCLEX Licensure
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
GPA: 3.52
Expected May 20xx
Stockholm, Sweden
July 2010
Expected July 20xx
July 20xx-Present
PRECEPTORSHIPS
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York, NY
Spring 20xx
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (150 hours)
 Assisted RN in providing comprehensive care for critically ill surgical and trauma patients
 Built skills in the areas of documentation, phlebotomy, monitoring lab values, and medication administration
Jacoby Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Fall 20xx
Medical Intensive Care Unit (75 hours)
 Shadowed RN in a fast-paced environment learning how to care for critically ill patients with a variety of diagnoses
 Gained exposure to mechanical ventilators, dialysis, and wound & tracheotomy care
CLINICAL ROTATIONS
Community: Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
Medical-Surgical (2 Semesters): Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Maternity: Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, NY
Pediatrics: Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, NY
Psychiatric: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Geriatric: Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, White Plains, NY
Spring 20xx
Fall 2010/Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
Fall 20xx
Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
WORK EXPERIENCE
Saint Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY
September 20xx-Present
One-to-One Companion
 Provide continuous supervision to patients requiring observation
 Maintain a safe environment for the delivery of excellent patient care
 Communicate pertinent observations and concerns of patients to the Registered Nurse
Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
June 20xx-August 20xx
Nurse Extern
 Provided patient care for up to six patients per shift ensuring that each individual’s needs were met
 Performed selected procedures and treatments under the supervision of a Registered Nurse
 Documented relevant patient information to Eclipsys XA appropriately
ACTIVITIES
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing, Zeta Omega Chapter
Member, Student Nurses at Pace (S.N.A.P)
Volunteer, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fall 20xx-Present
Fall 20xx-Present
June 20xx-August 20xx
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Sample: Chronological/Skill Focus Recent Graduate
KAT PARKER
867 Main Street
Hartsdale, NY 10530
(914) 868-9595
[email protected]
EDUCATION
Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing; Pleasantville, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
May 20xx
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS
Nclex-RN Examination
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support
Expected July 20xx
April 20xx
July 20xx
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Surgical Telemetry Preceptorship: VA Hospital; Manhattan, NY
Community Nurse: Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley; Tarrytown, NY
School Nurse: Brookside Elementary School; Ossining, NY
NICU Preceptorship: White Plains Hospital; White Plains, NY
Leadership: Westchester Medical Center; Valhalla, NY
Critical Care: VA Hospital; Manhattan, NY
Psychiatric: New York Presbyterian Hospital; White Plains, NY
Cardiac Step-down/Telemetry: Montefiore Einstein Hospital; Bronx, NY
Critical Pediatrics: Maria Fereri Children's Hospital; Valhalla, NY
Medical/Surgical: Northern Westchester Hospital; Mt. Kisco, NY
Pediatrics: Children's Hospital at Montefiore; Bronx, NY
Geriatrics: Schnurmacher Nursing Home; White Plains, NY
Obstetrics: Phelps Hospital; Tarrytown, NY
Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
Fall 20xx
Fall 20xx
Fall 20xx
Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
Fall 20xx
Fall 20xx
Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
Fall 20xx
SKILLS
Computers: Proficient in PC & Macintosh applications and internet
Clinical: Perform head to toe assessment of all ages, vitals, administering medications & blood products,
injections, IV insertion & removal, phlebotomy, glucose monitoring, administering tube feedings, nasogastric
tube placement, suctioning, urinary catheterizations, clean & sterile dressing change, proper telemetry & EKG
lead placement, postpartum care, documenting patient care, SBAR, therapeutic communication, mini mental
status exam, patient teaching and education, application of critical thinking, support nursing staff in delivering
patient care
WORK EXPERIENCE
Power Health Gym; Hartsdale, NY
September 20xx-Present
Sales Manager
• Provide first-rate customer service and encourage health, wellness, and fitness
• Motivate sales staff and monitor their productivity by using protocols and a sales system program
• Utilize lead system and retention program to follow-up with prospective, current and past clients
ACTIVITIES AND VOLUNTEER
Student Nurses at Pace, Communications Director; Pleasantville, NY
National Student Nurse Association, Member; Pleasantville, NY
September 20xx-May 20xx
January 20xx-May 20xx
References and Portfolio Available Upon Request
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/Katparker/43/75/865
http://www.eportfolio.com/katparker
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Sample: Chronological Recent Graduate, BSN
Parminder Nagra
4500 4th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Objective:
Education:
May 2xxx
(718) 555-6000
[email protected]
Entry level staff RN position
Pace University, Pleasantville, New York
Bachelor of Science
Major: Nursing
Minor: Psychology
QPA: 3.55
June 2xxx
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Honors & Awards:
Vivien B. Allen Scholarship
The National Dean’s List
Sigma Theta Tau International: Honors Society of Nursing
Switzer Foundation Scholarship
Licensure/Certification:
6/xx – Present
6/xx
Clinical Experience:
1/xx – Present
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
NYCLEX – RN, License # 12345
St. Agnes Hospital, White Plains, New York
Senior Practicum & Leadership
Presentations: Riley-Day Syndrome, CHF
9/xx – 12/xx
Department of Health, New Rochelle, New York
Neighborhood Health Center, Mount Vernon, New York
Community Health Nursing
Presentations: Arthritis, Tuberculosis, Assisted Living Facilities
1/xx – 5/xx
Cornell Medical Center, White Plains, New York
Nursing and Restoration of Psychological Health
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
Nursing of the Childbearing Family
Presentation: Sexual Abuse and Rape in Children
1/xx – 12/xx
Work Experience:
6/xx – Present
Activities:
9/xx –5/xx
References:
White Plains Hospital and Westchester Medical Center, White Plains, New York
Medical Surgical Nursing
Presentation: Medications Used in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities, New York, New York
Medical Counselor
• Administer medication to 20 mentally-handicapped residents
• Supervise residents in obtaining adequate daily living skills
• Counsel residents on appropriate behavior in residence and community
Student Nurses at Pace, Member
Indian Student Association, Social Chairperson
Rights & Fellowship: Promotion of Cultural Diversity, Fellow
Furnished upon request
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Sample: Chronological Combined Degree CDP
ANTHONY RIVERA
212 West 150th Street, Apt. 45
New York, NY 10031
(212) 555-8389
[email protected]
EDUCATION
Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Pleasantville, NY
June 20xx
Vassar College
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Poughkeepsie, NY
June 20xx
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Psychiatry: New York Hospital, White Plains, NY
Advanced Sr. Practicum in Medicine: Einstein Hospital, Bronx, NY
Medical/Surgical: Our Lady of Mercy, Bronx, NY
Pediatrics: Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY
Obstetrics: Our Lady of Mercy, Bronx, NY
Geriatrics: Schnurmacher Nursing Home, White Plains, NY
Fall 20xx
Spring 20xx
Fall 20xx
Fall 20xx
Summer 20xx
Summer 20xx
WORK EXPERIENCE
Nurse Leadership Forum, Pace University
Assistant to the Editor
• Conduct research using relevant websites for presentations given by editor
• Follow up on submitted manuscripts and reviews
• Perform pertinent literature searches
Center of Nursing Research, Pace University
Research Assistant
• Assist faculty with organization of layout and content of grants applications
• Compile data from structured phone surveys and analyze data
• Conduct background literature searches on various healthcare related projects
Pleasantville, NY
20xx-Present
Pleasantville, NY
20xx-Present
Department of Pediatric/Hematology-Oncology, Weill Medical College at Cornell University
New York, NY
Research Technician II
20xx-Present
• Carry out all aspects of tissue preparation for various types of histological analysis
• Design protocol related to cryopreservation, paraffin embedding, and staining of tissues from genetically engineered animals
• Perform immunohistochemistry techniques for light and electron microscopic level
• Maintain updated records of frozen and fixed tissue samples
• Archive microscopic slides as they are prepared
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Office of Volunteers, Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
Medical Interpreter
20xx-20xx
• Interpreted medical related conversations and support visits with isolated Spanish speaking patients
• Assisted patients with appointments in Obstetric & Gynecology Department, plus on-call throughout hospital during evening hours
SKILLS
Languages: Fluent in Spanish
Computers: Proficient in MS Office Software, Freehand 8.0, Canvas and Adobe Photoshop
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Sample: Chronological Combined Degree CDP
Jane Malinokski
861 Bedford Road | Pleasantville, NY 10570 | (555) 453-9876 | [email protected]
PROFILE
 Compassionate healthcare professional with a diverse background in education, counseling and science
 Project positive energy with a particular focus on active listening and understanding of individual needs
 Eager to make a valuable contribution to a healthcare team through diligent work and attention to detail
 Experienced critical thinker able to solve problems and respond quickly to achieve positive outcomes
EDUCATION
Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, NY
Bachelor of Science in Nursing , CDP Program
GPA: 3.45
Conferred January 20xx
SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
M.Ed., Counseling and Human Development
B.S., Biology
August 19xx
June 19xx
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURE
NCLEX Licensure
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Licensed NYS Teacher Permanently certified to teach Biology & Chemistry
Expected March 20xx
December 20xx-Present
September 19xx
PRECEPTORSHIPS
Intensive Care Unit (90 hours), Lincoln Hospital, Montgomery, NY
Fall 20xx
 Assisted RN in providing comprehensive care for critically ill patients and observed a number of surgical procedures
 Built skills in the areas of assessment, documentation (Pixis), phlebotomy, cardiac/respiratory monitoring, wound
care, isolation procedures and medication administration (all routes)
 Gained exposure to all types of patients typically with multiple co-morbidities
CLINICAL ROTATIONS
Community: Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
Leadership: Jacobi Medical Center, New York, NY
Medical-Surgical (2 Semesters): Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Maternity: Jacobi Medical Center New York, NY
Pediatrics: Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Valhalla, NY
Psychiatric: Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
Geriatric: Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, NY
Fall 20xx
Fall 20xx
Summer 20xx
Summer 20xx
Summer 20xx
Spring 20xx
Spring 20xx
SELECTED WORK HISTORY
Secondary Science Teacher (Tenure granted in April, 20xx)
20xx- 20xx
Mt. Hope School District (MHSD), Mt. Hope, NY
 Taught NYS Regents Chemistry, NYS Earth Science, and Physical Science courses to 9th and 10th grade
Counselor
St. George Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, St. George, NY
19xx-20xx
 Provided alcoholism and drug treatment counseling, mandated and otherwise, to the clinic’s outreach population
comprising the residents of Washington County in New York
 Oversaw various aspects of treatment for patients including: individual counseling and psychotherapy, group
counseling, and behavior modification
ACTIVITIES
Oneonta Valley School District (OVSD), Oneonta, New York
Fall 20xx - Present
Board of Education Trustee
 Serve the students and taxpayers of OVSD in the governing the District’s schools
Oneonta Valley Schools Audit Committee Member
Fall 20xx - Present
 Oversee the internal and external audit functions of the OVSD on behalf of the OVSD Board of Education
SKILLS
High level of technical proficiency, experienced in utilizing EMR & EMAR protocols, & conversant in Polish
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Sample: Functional/Experienced
Jamie Jones, RN
PROFILE
66 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 555-4567
Versatile health care practitioner with over fifteen years of experience in Primary Care in a variety of settings. Extensive
knowledge of geriatric illnesses and over ten years educating families.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
CLINICAL
• Assessed and treated chronic and acute illness with focus on prevention
• Assisted patients and families with discharge planning
• Led 5 support groups for family members of cancer patients
TEACHING
• Developed staff workshops on Alzheimer’s and other geriatric diseases
• Created orientation program for 10 new nurses
• Trained 25 RN’s and LPN’s on geriatric unit
RESEARCH
• Chaired staff committee for clinical research on Alzheimer’s
• Published article in American Nurse, January20xx entitled “Discharge Planning for the Geriatric Patient”
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Westchester Medical Center
Supervising Nurse
Valhalla, NY
20xx-Present
Northern Westchester Hospital
Charge Nurse
Mt. Kisco, NY
20xx-20xx
New York University Hospital
Educational Specialist
New York, NY
20xx-20xx
EDUCATION
Pace University
Master of Arts in Nursing Education
New York, NY
20XX
SUNY Buffalo
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Buffalo, NY
20XX
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION
RN State of New York #76543
Certificate in Geriatric Nursing
American Nurses Credential Center
20XX
20XX
20XX
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Sample: Master Candidate with Experience
WILLIAM BURNS
32 West Way
Staten Island, NY 10607
(718) 555-1952
OBJECTIVE
A position as a Family Nurse Practitioner
EDUCATION
Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, NY
Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, June 20xx
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, June 20xx
GPA: 3.31 Dean’s List
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION
Professional Registered Nurse, State of New York #89765
Emergency Medical Technician
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
XYZ University Hospital, New York, NY
Staff Nurse/Assistant Unit Manager, 20xx-Present
• Manage day-to-day operations of 24 bed medical unit including 30 professional and non-professional nursing staff
• Serve as primary nurse for small patient load
• Supervise new RN staff
• Develop and implement quality assurance monitors for evaluation of nursing care outcomes
• Co-chair medical unit QA committee
• Participate in facility-wide products committee
Helping Hands Ambulance Service, New York, NY
Emergency Medical Technician, 20xx-20xx
• Provided emergency medical treatment to diverse population
• Coordinated on-site emergency response team
• Increased response to 911 calls by over 25%
• Received citation for exemplary service during World Trade Center collapse crisis
AFFILIATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Student Nurses at Pace, Secretary, 20xx
NY States Nurses Association, Member
NY State Student Nurses Conference, Presented, “Providing Quality Care in a College Health Center”, May 20xx
References Available Upon Request
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Sample: Physician Assistant CV
Kara Carducci
th
17 East 50 Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 555-2328
[email protected]
Education
Pace University, Physician Assistant Program, New York, NY
MS in Physician Assistant Studies, Anticipated September 20xx
GPA: 3.97
Academic Project:
Community Oriented Primary Care Summer Assistantship:
 Collaborated with the North Shore Medical Center "A" Team, a clinic providing care to
underserved patients with HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections in organizing and
creating a community awareness campaign regarding Hepatitis C infection/transmission
 Data from the project was published and used to guide Hepatitis C patient education within the clinic
Clinical Rotations:
Medicine
Ambulatory Medicine
Ambulatory Medicine
Surgery
Pediatrics
Ob/Gyn
ICU
ER
Cardiology
Elective (Family Practice)
Psychiatry
Lennox Hill Hospital
New York Family Doctors
North Ridge Medical Associates
Lennox Hill Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital
NYU Langone Medical Center
Lennox Hill Hospital
New York Downtown Hospital
MT. Sinai Medical Center
Hudson Family Medical
White Plains Hospital
8 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
8 weeks
6 weeks
6 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
4 weeks
3 weeks
Proficient in:
Venipuncture, initiation of intravenous infusions, placement of NG tubes, obtaining and interpretation
of EKGs, aseptic and isolation techniques, collection of cultures, arterial blood draws, CPR,
placement of catheters, Papanicolaou cytology smears, wound care and dressing changes, closure
of wounds via suture, staples, and dermabond, administration and prescription of medications.
Experience in:
Examination of eyes using fluoroscein staining, incision and drainage, removal of ocular foreign
bodies, casting and splinting, cardiac defibrillation, assisted respiration, endoscopy, colonoscopy,
insertion and removal of central lines, endotracheal intubation, insertion and removal of chest tubes,
thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, and bronchoscopy.
SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Bachelor of Science, Biology, 20xx
GPA: 3.85
Dean’s List, 20xx
Employment Summary
20xx – 20xx
Mini Mobil
Queens Blood Center
Jackson Heights, NY
Senior Technician
On site supervisor and lead technician during mobile community blood drives. On site coordinator of
bone marrow and rare blood donor drives. Supervised 2-15 staff/volunteers per day. Performed
venipuncture for whole blood/sample collection. Screened donors for medical history, took vital signs
and performed hematocrit testing. Monitored and cared for all donor reactions. Trained and precepted
new staff. Also, responsible for post drive summary, donor health reports, computer/data entry, on-site
maintenance, post donation evaluation and all on-site consultations with mobile coordinators and
clinical program nurses. (40-50 hrs. per week)
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Kara Carducci
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20xx – 20xx
Phlebotomist
Park Avenue Medical Center
New York, NY
Performed venipuncture for laboratory testing on adults and children in both in-patient and outpatient
settings. Educated patients on stool, occult blood and urine testing kits. Ordered and distributed
diagnostic tests from outside laboratories. Trained new staff in venipuncture and laboratory procedures.
Tended to all patient reactions and complications. (40-20 hrs. per week)
20xx – 20xx
Camp Counselor
NY Parks and Recreation
New York, NY
Provided twenty-four hour care for children/young adults ages 4 to 21 who were developmentally
disabled, learning disabled, ADHD, behaviorally and socially impaired, visual and hearing impaired and
physically disabled. Supervised 8-10 campers and 1-2 assistant staff. Assisted campers with daily living
and organized all activities and overnight excursion. (120 hrs. per week)
20xx – 20xx
Medical Records Clerk
SUNY Albany
Albany, NY
Managed the order and distribution of patient medical records, computer registration, and data entry.
Organized next-day outpatient files and answered all clinical and patient telephone or personal file
requests. (20 hrs. per week)
19xx – 20xx
Lodge Leader
Youth Charities, Inc.
Albany, NY
Supervised and directed camp based lodges consisting of four to five staff and 30 to 40 camper’s ages
5 through 18. Responsible for scheduling and directing all camp activities and excursions. Provided
staff scheduling and support. Offered immediate solutions to both common and extreme behavioral
problems. (120 hrs. per week)
Scholarships
• 20xx – 20xx, US Department of Health and Human Services, National Health Service Corps Scholarship
• 20xx, SEARCH (Student Experiences and Rotations in Community Health) BDSC Scholarship program, New York
Primary Care Association, Albany, NY
• 20xx, SEARCH, BDSC Summer Internship Scholarship, NJ Primary Care Association, New Brunswick, NJ
• 20xx, Scholarship – Dean’s List, SUNY Albany
• 19xx, Memorial Scholarship, Joseph Jeffers, Albany, NY
• 19xx, Memorial Scholarship, 1099 Masons, Albany, NY
Honors and Awards
• 20xx, Employee of the Year Nominee, Park Avenue Medical Center
• 19xx, Saint Francis de Sales Award
Certifications
• 20xx (Pending), Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
• 20xx – 20xx, Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
• 20xx, Emergency Medical Technician, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
• 20xx, Phlebotomy, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY
Professional Memberships
• 20xx – 20xx, Student Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
• 20xx – 20xx, Student Member, New York State Society of Physician Assistants
• 20xx – 20xx, Student Member, Society of Physician Assistant Students
Volunteer Experience
• 20xx – 20xx, 4-H Club Westlake Chapter fundraising initiative, NY Women’s Shelter Children’s Toy Drive, Holy Name
Church Annual Summer Fundraising Carnival, White Lake Farms feed the hungry program
• 19xx – 20xx, Habitat for Humanity, Albany, NY
• 19xx – 19xx, Purple Paw Community Medicine: Educated Students on the risk of HIV/AIDS and other sexually
transmitted infections
Computer Skills
Computer charting and data entry, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
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Job Search Correspondence
All business correspondence with potential employers should be created to make an impact. Your purpose is to
seize the reader’s attention, peak interest and clearly indicate your written communication and related skills.
Don’t underestimate the importance of what may be your first contact with a future employer.
A well-written and personalized cover letter should accompany any resume sent to a prospective employer.
Cover letters are one page, clear, concise, grammatically correct marketing pitches establishing you as a high
value potential employee. This is your chance to introduce yourself, sell your background and qualifications and
show how you are a good fit for the desired position.
There are two types of cover letters: application and inquiry. The letter of application is used for a specific
position that you know is currently available. The letter of inquiry is used to contact potential employers about
possible job openings that have not been advertised.
The examples on the following pages illustrate various types of job search correspondence. Remember to
proofread your letter carefully and produce it on bond paper that matches your resume.
Personal statement
Letter of Inquiry/Cover Letter
Thank You Letter
Reference Sheet
Networking Letter
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Writing Personal Statements
(Source: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/642/01/)
Questions to ask yourself before you write:
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What's special, unique, distinctive, and/or impressive about you or your life story?
What details of your life (personal or family problems, history, people or events that have shaped you or
influenced your goals) might help the committee better understand you or help set you apart from other
applicants?
When did you become interested in this field and what have you learned about it (and about yourself)
that has further stimulated your interest and reinforced your conviction that you are well suited to this
field? What insights have you gained?
How have you learned about this field—through classes, readings, seminars, work or other experiences,
or conversations with people already in the field?
If you have worked a lot during your college years, what have you learned (leadership or managerial
skills, for example), and how has that work contributed to your growth?
What are your career goals?
Are there any gaps or discrepancies in your academic record that you should explain?
Have you had to overcome any unusual obstacles or hardships (for example, economic, familial, or
physical) in your life?
What personal characteristics (for example, integrity, compassion, and/or persistence) do you possess
that would improve your prospects for success in the field or profession? Is there a way to demonstrate or
document that you have these characteristics?
What skills (for example, leadership, communicative, analytical) do you possess?
Why might you be a stronger candidate for graduate school—and more successful and effective in the
profession or field than other applicants?
What are the most compelling reasons you can give for the admissions committee to be interested in you?
General advice
Answer the questions that are asked
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If you are applying to several schools (or scholarships), you may find questions in each application that
are somewhat similar.
Don't be tempted to use the same statement for all applications. It is important to answer each question
being asked, and if slightly different answers are needed, you should write separate statements. In every
case, be sure your answer fits the question being asked.
Tell a story
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Think in terms of showing or demonstrating through concrete experience. One of the worst things you can
do is to bore the admissions committee. If your statement is fresh, lively, and different, you'll be putting
yourself ahead of the pack. If you distinguish yourself through your story, you will make yourself
memorable.
Be specific
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Your desire to become a healthcare professional or whatever should be logical should be the result of
specific experience that is described in your statement. Your application should emerge as the logical
conclusion to your story.
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Find an angle
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If you're like most people, your life story lacks drama, so figuring out a way to make it interesting
becomes the big challenge. Finding an angle or a "hook" is vital.
Concentrate on your opening paragraph
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The lead or opening paragraph is generally the most important. It is here that you grab the reader's
attention or lose it. This paragraph becomes the framework for the rest of the statement.
Tell what you know
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The middle section of your essay might detail your interest and experience in your particular field, as
well as some of your knowledge of the field. Too many people graduate with little or no knowledge of
the nuts and bolts of the profession or field they hope to enter. Be as specific as you can in relating what
you know about the field and use the language professionals use in conveying this information. Refer to
experiences (work, research, etc.), classes, conversations with people in the field, books you've read,
seminars you've attended, or any other source of specific information about the career you want and why
you're suited to it. Since you will have to select what you include in your statement, the choices you make
are often an indication of your judgment.
Don't include some subjects
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There are certain things best left out of personal statements. For example, references to experiences or
accomplishments in high school or earlier are generally not a good idea. Don't mention potentially
controversial subjects (for example, controversial religious or political issues).
Write well and correctly
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Be meticulous. Type and proofread your essay very carefully. Express yourself clearly and concisely.
Adhere to stated word limits.
Avoid clichés
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A nursing applicant who writes that he/she is good at science and wants to help other people is not
exactly expressing an original thought. Stay away from often-repeated or tired statements. (Give it a
twist and some personalization)
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Sample: Letter of Inquiry
Recent Graduate
March 18, 20xx
Ms. Jane Doe, RN
Nurse Recruiter
Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY 10595
Dear Ms. Doe:
I am currently a student at Pace University and will graduate in June 20xx with a Bachelor’s in Nursing. I would
like to express my interest in applying for a position as an RN at Westchester Medical Center and have enclosed
my resume for your review. While I would ideally like to work in Obstetrics, I would strongly consider any staff
nursing positions which might be available. I am willing to work evenings, and week-ends, and am amenable to
working all shifts.
The program at Pace University is intensive and has given me hands-on experience through clinical rotations. In
my rotations, I worked on several units, including medical-surgical, psychiatry, pediatrics, and obstetrics. In
addition, I was employed last summer as a Nurse Extern on a medical/surgical floor at Westchester Medical.
This experience increased my nursing skills and provided a broader base of knowledge. This semester I am
conducting my senior leadership experience at Westchester Medical Center. I am working on the AIDS and
oncology unit and gaining exposure to another outstanding aspect of your facility. Through these experiences, I
have been able to see first hand the excellent quality of patient care, the cooperative multi-disciplinary
approach, and progressive techniques that are trademarks of Westchester Medical.
I am confident my skills and experience would prove beneficial to your organization and I would welcome an
opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you in person. I can be reached after 5 p.m. at (914) 555-6000 or
at [email protected] Thank you for your attention and consideration.
Yours truly,
Jennifer Lorel
Jennifer Lorel
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Sample: Letter of Application
Response to Advertisement
Jane Dough, RN
1234 5th Avenue
Briarcliff Manor, NY 12121
July 21, 20xx
Ms. Helen Reddy, RN, MS
Nursing Recruiter
Northern Westchester Hospital
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
Dear Ms. Reddy,
I am applying for the Registered Nurse position advertised in The New York Times on July 10, 20xx. The
requirements for the position of Ambulatory/Primary Care Nurse fit well with my education, experience and
career interest.
My Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and my ten years experience in acute care/medical-surgical nursing have
contributed to my excellent clinical skills. Recently, I completed an 80-hour training program in
Ambulatory/Primary Care. I actively participated in 40 hours of didactic training with 40 hours of clinical
practicum. Case management and health care financing were content areas stressed in the program.
Northern Westchester Hospital’s recent movement to expand its ambulatory care department fits my career
interests. I admire the facility’s ability to be flexible and meet the community’s health care needs during this time
of rapid health care change.
I am eager to learn more about the advertised position and provide you with additional information about
myself. I will call you next week to confirm that you received my resume and to learn if an interview would be
mutually beneficial. However, feel free to call me at your convenience at (914) 331-2233 or contact me by
email at [email protected] I look forward to speaking with you.
Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,
Jane Dough
Jane Dough, RN
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Sample: Thank You Letter
86 Sure Way
Queens, New York 10653
(718) 345-6712
June 12, 20xx
Dr. Betsy Gold
Director of Staffing
Brooklyn Memorial Hospital
Brooklyn, NY 10679
Dear Dr. Gold:
It was a pleasure meeting with you on June 12th to discuss the staff nurse position available at Brooklyn
Memorial. I was very impressed with the high quality of health care services evident at Memorial and would like
the opportunity to join your nursing staff.
I feel that my experience as a student nurse along with my education qualifies me for a position with your
hospital. In addition, my volunteer experience has given me the opportunity to work with a vast number of
individuals of various ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Again, thank you for spending the time with me today to describe the nursing duties at Memorial. I look forward
to receiving your call within two weeks.
Sincerely,
Kim Gibbons
Kim Gibbons
*A thank you letter should be sent within 24 hours of an interview
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Sample: Reference Sheet
Kara Carducci
th
17 East 50 Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 555-2328
[email protected]
References
John Smith
Phlebotomy Supervisor
Park Avenue Medical Center
99 Worth Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 555-0334
[email protected]
Jane Kaminski
Executive Director
Queens Blood Center
88-03 53rd Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11373
(718) 555-3889
[email protected]
Joan Draper
Nurse Manager
White Plains Hospital
41 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 681-0600
[email protected]
Cooper Jones
Assistant Professor
Pace University
College of Health Professions
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
(866) 722-3338
[email protected]
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Networking
WHAT IS NETWORKING?
Networking is one of the most essential career development and job search tools that is often overlooked by students and
job hunters. Networking involves developing and maintaining connections with individuals then mutually benefitting from this
developed relationship. In relation to career development, a well-developed network provides you with a support system
of individuals who can provide meaningful assistance to you as it may relate to your career/industry exploration,
connections to other individuals and learning about potential job openings. Networking should be approached as an
ongoing process that takes time and nurturing and not something you do just when you are looking for a job. It is important
to remember that networking is a two way process in which you provide beneficial support to those in your network as well.
WHAT IS INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWING?
Informational interviewing provides a medium to learn about a specific industry firsthand from individuals that have worked
in the field. It is the process of conducting exploratory informational conversations with persons who can provide you with
career advice and introduce you to others who can assist you with your goals. For some people contacting and speaking to
professionals in their field of interest can be intimidating. However, most people like to provide information to those
breaking into the field, and enjoy talking about their own work. It is important to realize that the purpose of conducting
informational interviews is two-fold.
The purpose of information interviews is to gather information to determine whether or not a potential career or company is
a good match for your skills and interests. Talking with experienced professionals is the best way to get a realistic picture
of the profession, industry or company. They can describe to you the particular culture of their organization, the type of
jobs within it, typical career paths of employees and provide a clear description of their own career. These insiders can
also serve as key contacts in your future job search. Considering that most job openings never make it to the classified ads,
insiders can help lead you to that elusive "hidden" job market.
QUESTIONS FOR NETWORKING AND INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS
Remember, the objective in conducting an informational interview is to gain knowledge about a potential industry and to
develop your network. Your questions should be tailored to your personal and career objectives and should not focus
directly on obtaining a position with the employer. Here are some possible questions to facilitate your interview.
Career Preparation
What is the best preparation for this profession?
How did you become interested in this profession/organization? What are the good and bad points about this profession?
What additional training/education have you had?
How can students find summer jobs or internships in this field? Are there other ways to get experience?
What journals, magazines, books, or websites would be helpful for me to learn more about this profession?
What personal attributes do you think have contributed to your success in this field?
What professional organizations do you belong to? Would you recommend I join?
Which of my transferable skills should I emphasize when looking for employment in the field?
What skills are most valued in this profession/industry?
What are some good resources for job opportunities and further research?
Do you have any suggestions regarding my resume?
Job Content and Responsibilities
What is a typical day like?
Which part of the job is most challenging for you?
What do you like most about your position? The least?
What are the greatest pressures, strains, or anxieties in your work? What are the toughest problems or decisions with which
you must cope?
Industry/Job Trends and Environment
What changes do you foresee in this profession/industry over the next five years?
What is the outlook for jobs and career growth?
In what other settings do people in this profession work?
Where are the best employment prospects? What are employment prospects in your organization?
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Sample: Request for an Informational Interview
Kara Carducci
17 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10017
May 8, 20xx
Ms. Alfreda Gomes
Psychiatric Nurse Manager
Mental Health Associates
17 E 57th Street
New York, NY 10010
Dear Ms. Gomes:
Dr. Alan Hodgkins, Professor of Nursing at the Pace University Pleasantville campus, recommended you as an excellent
person to provide information about careers in the field of healthcare. Upon his suggestion, I am writing to introduce myself
and request a possible meeting with you. I could really benefit from speaking to an experienced professional currently
working in the field.
I am currently starting my final year of studies at Pace pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. My current rotations at
White Plains Hospital in the Adolescent Psychiatric Unit have really sparked my interest in the field of mental health. I have
had exposure to a variety of healthcare settings throughout my studies, including an externship in Public Health through
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Summer Program last year.
Would it be possible to have 15-20 minutes of your time in the near future? I am sure you are extremely busy, but I would
be grateful if you could fit me into your schedule. I can be reached via phone at (212) 986-2328 and via email at
[email protected] I have attached my resume so that you can get to know me a little better.
Thank you for your consideration and regards from Dr. Hodgkins.
Sincerely,
Kara Carducci
Kara Carducci
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Interviewing To Get The Job
Marketing yourself successfully to a prospective employer is the key to getting an interview. Convincing a health care
institution to hire you requires the ability to convey your skills, abilities and enthusiasm effectively. Thorough preparation for
your interviews will determine much of your success in landing a job.
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
• Being informed about your prospective employer speaks volumes about your motivation and enthusiasm.
Information about potential employers may be gathered via the Internet, public library, newspapers, publications
in the field, networking or by reading the organization’s annual report. Your research will give you ideas for
questions to ask the interviewer.
• Identify your strengths. Practice describing your skills and be prepared to give examples of your experiences
demonstrating those skills.
• Prepare for interviews by formulating answers to typically asked questions (see page 36-38).
• Make sure you know the exact location of the interview and the name of the interviewer, if possible.
• Arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. Be sure you know how to get there! If you can’t get there on time, call and let the
interviewer know your expected arrival time.
• Look purposeful while waiting. Review your resume, or read a magazine. You will probably be making your first
impression before you even realize anyone has seen you.
• Practice! Practice! Practice! Schedule a mock interview session with a Career Counselor to fine tune your responses.
Practice with friends or video record your session at Career Services.
DURING THE INTERVIEW
• Wear simple, professional clothing. Be careful not to wear too much perfume or cologne.
• First interviews are generally used to screen final candidates and may be with more than one person. Be sure to
address all individuals conducting the interview.
• Be courteous to the secretary. First impressions begin as soon as you walk in the door.
• Be ready with a handshake, but wait until the interviewer extends a hand first. Avoid an awkward moment by
being prepared to offer a firm handshake when requested. It is not unusual for interviewers to eliminate
candidates because of a weak or clammy handshake.
• Project self-confidence, believability and sincerity. Non-verbal signals leave an impression as strong as what you
say. Maintain eye contact.
• Show enthusiasm and sincere interest in the position.
• You may want to have the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references on a separate
sheet of paper which should be typed.
• Carry several copies of your resume with you, as well as your list of references to be provided on request.
• Never make negative comments about a previous company or boss.
• If you are asked, “Do you have any questions?” the answer is always yes. “No” could lead them to believe that you
are not interested. “Yes” shows your intelligence and enthusiasm. Prepare a list in advance, and refer to it
purposefully. Don’t ask about salary, benefits, or personnel policies until you have been offered the job.
• End the interview by summing up and restating your interest in the position, emphasizing your strengths. Ask when
decisions will be made and what happens next.
• Be sure to get a business card or the correct spelling and title of the interviewer.
• If you are offered the job on the spot, ask for 24 hours to review the information you’ve gathered before you
make a decision.
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
• Emphasize your interest in the position by sending a thank-you letter within 24 hours. See sample on page 32. If
interviewed by more than one individual, send letters to all.
• Reflect on your interview and assess which questions needed stronger responses. Address them in your letter.
• Follow up within two to three weeks of your interview to inquire about your status as a candidate.
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Interview Questions for Nurses
Commonly Asked Interview Questions by Employers
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Tell me about yourself.
Why did you choose a career in Nursing?
How has your college experience prepared you for a career in health care?
What courses did you like most/least and why?
What do you consider to be your greatest strengths? What do you consider to be your greatest weaknesses?
What has been your most challenging professional experience?
What have you considered to be your major accomplishments and successes?
What would your last supervisor say about you?
Describe a few situations where your work was criticized. How did you handle it?
What is the most significant contribution you could make to this organization?
Tell me how you handle multiple responsibilities; how do you organize your time?
What are your short and long term goals?
What do you know about our hospital/healthcare organization?
What was your favorite area of nursing that had the most effect on you?
Was there a patient in your clinical experience that affected you? How?
What would you do if you were working the night shift and all your patients were asleep?
What would you do if you came into a room and a patient was not breathing?
What would you teachers/colleagues say about you?
What would you do if a nursing assistant was giving you a hard time?
What would you do if they are still giving you a hard time?
Tell me about a challenging patient you had and what did you to help the situation?
What is your nursing philosophy?
What does critical thinking mean to you?
Questions for Candidates to Ask Employers
The interview is the time for you to evaluate a potential employer. Be sure to ask questions that will help you establish if
this position is a good fit.
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Where are new graduates usually assigned?
Is management centralized or decentralized?
What is the size of the unit?
What is the ratio of patients to nurses from shift to shift?
Do nurses have 8, 10, 12 or 24 hour accountability?
What is the ratio of RN’s to LPN’s and nursing assistants?
What are the roles of the LPN’s and nursing assistants?
How would you describe your nursing philosophy?
What support services (e.g., IV team, code team, EKG tech, etc.) are available?
How much individual responsibility and autonomy do nurses have on procedure?
What does orientation include and how long does it last?
How much physician coverage is there at night and on weekends?
What type of care delivery system do you use? Team, primary, modular, or case management? On all shifts?
* Questions vary for each position, do a prep with your Career Counselor before the interview
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Interview Questions for PAs
Most Asked Questions
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Tell us about yourself.
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Why do you want to become a physician assistant?
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What is your understanding of what a physician assistant does?
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What interactions with physician assistants have you had?
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Where do you see yourself in the next five years/ten years?
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What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good Physician Assistant?
Roles/Responsibilities Questions
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What role do you take on in group situations?
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How does a PA fit into the healthcare model?
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How do you see the healthcare system changing in the next ten years, and how will it affect PAs?
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What is managed care and how has it affected physicians and PAs?
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What is the most important factor between a PA and his physician supervisor and why?
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If you had to be a member of the healthcare team other than a PA, what would you choose?
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Who is the most important person on the healthcare team?
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What is the difference between a NP and a PA?
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What is a dependent practitioner, and how do you feel about practicing as one?
Scenario Questions/ Current Issues
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You have a patient whose English stills needs some improvement and you do not speak her language,
how do you overcome the language barrier to assist her with her needs?
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Provide an example of a time that you had to make an ethical decision. What was the situation and what
did you do?
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A person makes an appointment with their primary care physician, but when they are waiting for the
doctor in the examining room, you enter and explain that you will be meeting with her today. The
patient refuses to be examined by a Physician Assistant. How do you handle this situation?
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How would you describe your position to a patient?
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What are the most significant issues PAs currently face and will have to face in the future?
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What do you see as the role of the Physician Assistant in the workforce or healthcare in the next 10
years?
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How would you handle a dispute with a colleague?
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Describe the day of a hypothetical surgical PA and that of a medical PA.
Questions to Ask Employers
The interview is the time for you to evaluate a potential employer. Be sure to ask questions that will help you
establish if this position is a good fit.
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What are or would be the expectations of me for this position?
What is the hospital /organization’s management style?
What is your nurse/patient ratio?
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Professional Organizations
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
www.nursingsociety.org | 550 W. North Street |Indianapolis, IN 46202 |888.634.7575
The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and
professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide
Nursing Professional Organizations
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
(AAACN)
www.aaacn.org
East Holly Avenue Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
800-262-6877
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
www.aacn.nche.edu
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
202-463-6930
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACCN)
www.aacn.org
101 Columbia Avenue
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
800-899-2226
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)
www.aana.com
222 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-692-7050
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
www.midwife.org
8403 Colesville Rd, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-485-1800
American Nurses Association (ANA)
www.nursingworld.org
8515 Georgia Ave, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
800-274-4262
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
www.aone.org
155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60606
312-422-2800
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
www.apna.org
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 625
Falls Church, VA 22042
855-863-2762
American Public Health Association Nursing Section
(APHA)
www.apha.org
800 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-777-2742
National Association for Home Care (NAHC)
www.nahc.org
228 Seventh Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-547-7424
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
www.ncsbn.org
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601
312-525-3600
National League for Nursing (NLN)
www.nln.org
61 Broadway, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10006
800-669-1656
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
www.nsna.org
45 Main Street, Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-210-0705
New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA)
www.njsna.org
1479 Pennington Road
Trenton, NJ 08618
888-876-5762
New York State Education Department Office of the
Professions
www.op.nysed.gov
Office of the Professions
State Education Building - 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-3817 ext. 570
New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)
www.nysna.org
11 Cornell Road
Latham, NY 12110
800-724-6976
Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)
http://vnaa.org
900 19th St, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
202-384-1420
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Physician Assistant Professional Organizations
American Academy of Physician Assistants in Allergy,
Asthma, and Immunology (AAPA-AAI)
www.aapa-aai.com
532 Thurber Drive
Schertz, TX 78154
210-722-7622
American Academy of Physician Assistants in
Occupational Medicine (AAPA-OM)
www.aapaoccmed.org
174 Monticello Place
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Email: [email protected]
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
www.aapa.org
2318 Mill Road, Suite 1300
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-2272
American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
(AASPA)
www.aaspa.com
PO BOX 781688
Sebastian, FL 32978
772-388-0498
American Society of Orthopaedic Physician's Assistants
(ASOPA)
www.asopa.org
8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 107
Indianapolis, IN 46240
800-280-2390
Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants (FCPA)
www.fcpa.net
PO Box 2006
Bristol, TN 37621-2006
423-844-1015
National Commission on Certification of Physician
Assistants (NCCPA)
www.nccpa.net
12000 Findley Road Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097-1409
678-417-8100
New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants (NJSSPA)
www.njsspa.org
760 Alexander Road, P. O. Box 1
Princeton, NJ 08543-0001
609-275-4123
New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA)
www.nysspa.org
100 North 20th Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-877-SNY-7PAC (1-877-769-7722)
Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
www.paeaonline.org
300 N. Washington Street Suite 710
Alexandria, VA 22314-2544
703-548-5538
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)
www.paos.org
PO Box 10781
Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants (ANSPA) Glendale, AZ 85318
www.anspa.org
800-804-7267
PO Box 17781
Society of Army Physician Assistants (SAPA)
Tampa, FL 33682
www.sapa.org
813-766-8807
P.O. Box 4068
Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular
Waynesville, MO. 65583-4068
Surgery (APACVS)
573-528-2307
www.apacvs.org
Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
7044 S. 13th Street
(SEMPA)
Oak Creek, WI 53134
www.sempa.org
877-221-5651
1125 Executive Circle
Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)
Irving, TX 75038-2522
www.connapa.org
877-297-7594
One Regency Drive, P.O. Box 30
Veterans Affairs Physician Assistant Association (VAPAA)
Bloomfield, CT 06002
www.vapaa.org
860-243-3977
P.O. BOX 128
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Programs (CAAHEP)
1-866-VA-VAPAA (1-866-828-2722)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
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Family Nurse Practitioner Professional Organizations
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
www.aanp.org
PO Box 12846
Austin, TX 78711
512-442-4262
American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP)
www.acnpweb.org
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 525
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-740-2529
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's
Health (NPWH)
www.npwh.org
505 C Street, Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
202-543-9693 ext. 1
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
(NAPNAP)
www.napnap.org
20 Brace Road, Suite 200
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-2634
856-857-9700
National Conference of Gerontological Nurse
Practitioners (NCGNP)
www.gapna.org
Box 56 East Holly Avenue
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
866-355-1392
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
(NONPF)
www.nonpf.com
900 19th Street, NW, Ste. 200B
Washington, DC 20006
202-289-8044
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education
(NPACE)
www.npace.org
209 West Central Street
Natick, MA 01721
508-907-642
Nurse Practitioner Association New York State
www.thenpa.org
12 Corporate Drive
Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-348-0719
Nurse Educator Professional Organizations
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
(ACHNE)
www.achne.org
10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303-422-0769
National Nursing Staff Development Organization
(NNSDO)
www.nnsdo.org
401 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611
800-489-1995
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and
Service, Inc. (NAPNES)
http://napnes.org
1940 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-933-1003
Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG)
http://pneg.org
(Virtual Network)
Visit www.pace.edu/careers for more resources.
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Information/Job Search Websites
www.pace.edu/careers
This is the Home Page for the Co-op & Career Services organization. Go to “Job Search Websites” and find “Career/Major
Specific Websites” and click on “College of Health Professions (CHP)”. You will find links to several career sites for nurses.
Medscape http://www.medscape.com
Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated
medical information and educational tools Medscape is organized by medical specialty, with each supported specialty having
its own customized Web site. Specialty content is evaluated, created, and presented under the guidance of the Medscape
program director and a medical professional advisory board.
Nurse.com http://www.nurse.com/
Nurse.com’s mission is to enrich the professional lives of nurses and other healthcare professionals and to celebrate their unique
contributions to society.The site lists nursing jobs, local and national nurse news, continuing nursing education with FREE CEs and
webinars.
Discover Nursing http://www.discovernursing.com/
Johnson & Johnson established the Discover Nursing Campaign in 2002 to address the nursing shortage in the country. Today,
DiscoverNursing.com provides information on nursing organizations, schools, hospitals and other healthcare groups share
information to provide opportunities to both students and nurses.
MDLinx http://www.mdlinx.com/
MDLinx is an award-winning, practical medical information tool that offers healthcare professionals medical news and
information as a quick means to stay current with academic literature. The site includes a career services section to help you
keep on top of the latest professional opportunities and weekly newsletters based on your medical specialty or subspecialty.
Physician Assistant-ED http://physician-assistant-ed.com/
Physician Assistant ED provides prospective and current PA students, PA program educators, and PA alumni with an education
based community and blogging network to help create and sustain a user-driven PA Education community.
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://stats.bls.gov/ooh/
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook is the Nation’s premier souse for career information. The site
offers various information on healthcare careers from what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay, job outlook,
similar jobs and contacts for more information.
Med Options USA: www.medoptions.com
Med Options USA offers e-mail and phone based job-matching services for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners,
Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and Medical Imaging Personnel.
The Clinical Advisor: www.clinicaladvisor.com
The Clinical Advisor provides the latest information on diagnosing, treating, managing, and preventing medical conditions
typically seen in the office-based primary care setting to Physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: www.jaapa.com
JAAPA is the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Its mission is to support the
ongoing education and advancement of PAs by publishing current information and research on clinical, health policy, and
professional issues.
Clinician Review: www.clinicianreview.com
Clinical Review is the leading medical education portal for surgeons, physicians, medical students, and allied health care
professionals.
Advance for Physician Assistants: www.advanceforPA.com
ADVANCE for NPs & PAs is a peer-reviewed monthly journal that circulates to 115,000 nurse practitioners and physician
assistants in the United States.
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Hospitals by Location
Bronx
Albert Einstein College Hospital | 1300 Morris Park Avenue |www.einstein.yu.edu
Bronx Veterans Hospital | 130 West Kingsbridge Road | www.bronx.va.gov
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center | 1276 Fulton Avenue | www.bronx-leb.org
Calvary Hospital of the Bronx | 1740 Eastchester Road | www.calvaryhospital.org
Jacobi Medical Center | 1400 Pelham Parkway South | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/jacobi
Lincoln Medical Center | 234 East 149th Street | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/lincoln
Montefiore Medical Center | 111 East 210th Street | http://montefiore.org
New York Westchester Square Medical Center | 2475 St. Raymond Avenue | www.nywsmc.org
North Central Bronx Hospital |3424 Kossuth Avenue | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/ncbh
St. Barnabas Hospital | 4422 Third Avenue | www.stbarnabashospital.org
Brooklyn
Beth Israel Medical Center, Kings Highway Division | 3201 Kings Highway | www.wehealny.org
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center | 1 Brookdale Plaza | www.brookdale.edu
Brooklyn Hospital Center | 121 DeKalb Avenue | www.tbh.org
Brooklyn VA Medical Center | 800 Poly Place | www.nyharbor.va.gov
Coney Island Hospital | 2601 Ocean Parkway | www.coneyislandhospital.com
Interfaith Medical Center | 1545 Atlantic Avenue | www.interfaithmedical.com
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center | 585 Schenectady Avenue | www.kingsbrook.org
Kings County Hospital Center | 451 Clarkson Avenue | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/kchc/html/home/home.shtml
Long Island College Hospital | 339 Hicks Street | www.downstate.edu/lich
Manhattan
Bellevue Hospital Center | 462 First Avenue | www.nyc.gov/bellevue
Beth Israel Medical Center | First Avenue at 16th Street | www.wehealny.org
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital- 1 Main Street | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/coler-goldwater
Harlem Hospital Center | 506 Malcolm X Boulevard | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/harlem
Hospital for Special Surgery | 535 East 70th Street | www.hss.edu
Lenox Hill Hospital | 111 E. 77th Street | www.lenoxhillhospital.org
Manhattan VA Hospital | 423 East 23rd Street | www.nyharbor.va.gov
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center| 1275 York Avenue | www.mskcc.org
Metropolitan Hospital Center | 1901 1st Avenue | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/mhc
Mount Sinai Hospital - One Gustave L. Levy Place | www.mountsinai.org
New York-Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center | 525 East 68th Street |weill.cornell.edu
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center | 630 West 168th Street | www.cumc.columbia.edu
New York Downtown Hospital | 170 William Street | www.downtownhospital.org
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary | 310 East 14th Street |www.nyee.edu
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases | 301 East 17th Street | http://hjd.med.nyu.edu
NYU Langone Medical Center | 550 1st Avenue | www.med.nyu.edu
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine|400 East 34th Street | http://rusk.med.nyu.edu
Roosevelt Hospital Center | 1000 Tenth Avenue, NY, NY 10019 | http://chpnyc.org/
St. Luke's Hospital | 1111 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 10025 | www.stlukeshospitalnyc.org
Staten Island
Richmond University Medical Center | 355 Bard Ave & 75 Vanderbilt Ave | www.rumcsi.org
Staten Island University Hospital | 475 Seaview Ave & 375 Seguine Ave | www.siuh.edu
Queens
Elmhurst Hospital Center | 79-01 Broadway | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/ehc
Flushing Hospital Medical Center | 400 Parsons Boulevard | www.flushinghospital.org
Forest Hills Hospital | 102-01 66th Road | www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/Forest+Hills+Hospital
Jamaica Hospital | 800 Van Wyck Expressway | www.jamaicahospital.org
Mount Sinai Hospital Queens | 25-10 30th Avenue | www.mshq.org
New York Hospital Queens | 56-46 Main Street | www.nyhq.org
Queens Hospital Center | 82-68 164th Street | www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/qhc
St. John's Episcopal Hospital | 327 Beach 19th Street | www.ehs.org/stjohnshospital
Zucker Hillside Hospital | 75-29 263rd Street | www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/zhh
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Long Island
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital |101 Hospital Road, Patchogue | www.brookhavenhospital.org
Eastern Long Island Hospital |201 Manor Place, Greenport | www.elih.org
Franklin Hospital Medical Center | 900 Franklin Avenue, Valley Stream |
www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/Franklin+Hospital+Main
Glen Cove Hospital |101 Saint Andrews Lane, Glen Cove | www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/Glen+Cove+Hospital
Good Samaritan Medical Center | 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip | http://goodsamaritan.chsli.org
Huntington Hospital | 270 Park Avenue, Huntington | www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/Huntington+Hospital
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital | 75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson |www.matherhospital.org
Long Beach Medical Center |455 East Bay Drive, Long Beach | http://lbmc.org
Long Island Jewish Medical Center |270-05 76th Avenue | www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/lij
Melville Surgery Center |1895 Walt Whitman Road, Melville | www.melvillesurgerycenter.com
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center |800 Veterans Highway, Hauppauge | www.mskcc.org
Mercy Medical Center | 1000 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre | www.mercymedicalcenter.chsli.org
MJHS - Metropolitan Jewish Hospice | 1736 Bay Boulevard, Atlantic Beach | www.mjhs.org
Nassau University Medical Center |2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow | www.numc.edu
North Shore Surgi-Center | 989 W Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown | www.nsscsmithtown.com
North Shore University Hospital | 300 Community Drive, Manhasset |www.northshorelij.com
Peconic Bay Medical Center |1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead |www.peconicbaymedicalcenter.org
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center | 998 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood |
www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/pgpc/facility.htm
Plainview Hospital | 888 Old Country Road, Plainview |www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/plainview
Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center |197 Half Hollow Road, Dix Hills |
www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/scpc/facility.htm
Southampton Hospital |240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton | www.southamptonhospital.org
South Nassau Communities Hospital | 1 Healthy Way, Oceanside | www.southnassau.org
South Oaks Hospital |400 Sunrise Highway, Amityville |www.south-oaks.org
South Ocean Medical | 87 S Ocean Avenue, Patchogue | (631) 569-5335
Southside Hospital |301 East Main Street, Bay Shore | www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/Southside+Hospital
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center |50 Route 25A, Smithtown | http://stcatherines.chsli.org
St. Charles Hospital |200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson | www.stcharles.org
St. Francis Hospital|100 Port Washington Boulevard, Roslyn | www.stfrancisheartcenter.com
St. Joseph's Hospital | 4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage | www.stjosephhospitalny.org
Stony Brook University Medical Center |101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook | www.stonybrookmedicine.edu
Syosset Hospital |221 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset | www.northshorelij.com/NSLIJ/syosset
VA Medical Center-Northport |79 Middleville Road, Northport | www.northport.va.gov
Winthrop-University Hospital |259 1st Street, Mineola | www.winthrop.org
Westchester
Blythedale Children's Hospital | 95 Bradhurst Avenue, Valhalla | www.blythedale.org
Community Hospital at Dobbs Ferry |128 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry | www.riversidehealth.org
Four Winds Westchester |800 Cross River Road, Katonah | www.fourwindshospital.com
Hudson Valley Hospital Center | 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor | www.hvhc.org
Lawrence Hospital Center | 55 Palmer Avenue, Bronxville | www.lawrencehealth.org
Mount Vernon Hospital | 12 North Seventh Avenue, Mount Vernon | www.ssmc.org
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Payne Whitney Westchester | 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains |
www.cornellpsychiatry.org
Northern Westchester Hospital | 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco | http://nwhc.net
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center | 701 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow | http://phelpshospital.org
Rye Hospital Center | 754 Boston Post Road, Rye | www.ryehospitalcenter.org
Saint John's Riverside Hospital |967 North Broadway, Yonkers | www.riversidehealth.org
Sound Shore Medical Center |16 Guion Place, New Rochelle | www.ssmc.org
The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital | 785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains | www.burke.org
Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Healthcare System |2094 Albany Post Road, Montrose |
www.hudsonvalley.va.gov
Westchester Medical Center |100 Woods Road, Valhalla | www.westchestermedicalcenter.com
White Plains Hospital Center |41 East Post Road, White Plains | www.wphospital.org
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