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HEALTHCARE CAREER GUIDEBOOK


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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. •

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: •

Take stock of yourself. Assess your skills, strengths, preferences, values, needs, limitations, hopes and dreams

Gain a strong understanding of how the healthcare system works

Become knowledgeable about professional options and where they currently exist

Get involved in professional organizations and student chapters

Attend job and career fairs. Use the Internet research employers before you go

Gain experience working in a healthcare setting with a variety of populations

Seek out volunteer opportunities

Develop professional contacts and conduct informational interviews with Pace alumni

Try to develop readily transferable skills such as computer applications or the ability to speak and understand a foreign language

Create a professional resume or cv

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: •

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

Seek out your instructor so that you can make a positive lasting impression as well as to gain feedback about your work

Keep a journal of your experiences. These details will be helpful when updating your resume or cv and when preparing for interviews

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?

Obtain letters of recommendation prior to the clinical ending for your records and future use

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

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. •

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.

Provide your references with a timeline and stamped addressed envelope for return.

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: • • • • • • • • • •

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: •

Create a 1 page resume, 2 pages if necessary

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

Highlight the skills and experiences most relevant to the position which you are seeking, your achievements and results

Use bullets, bolding, indentation, and capitals as well as positive action words (see pages 12-13)

Check grammar and spelling carefully-proofread!!

Make sure that your resume is neat and visually appealing

Make sure to use resume quality paper when printing the resume

Include a phone number with an outgoing message that is concise and professional

Include your e-mail address and remember to check for messages daily

Include your clinical experiences and preceptorships

List most recent and relevant experience, not necessarily your entire employment history

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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: − − − − − −

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: − Don’t have any typos due to spelling or grammatical errors − Don’t rely on your computer program’s spell check function; it won’t always detect when you’ve substituted the wrong word − 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 − 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 − 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 sstone@pace.edu

Sarah Stone

Permanent Address 758 Hunter Street Queens, NY 10469 (718) 555-2531 sstone@pace.edu

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  KR57540p@pace.edu 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  Built first-rate critical thinking skills and provided urgent care during triage assessment  Monitored patient flow with a focus on the highest level of care  Provided support to the healthcare team and formed an excellent rapport  Administered medications, urinary catheterizations, performed IV insertions and blood transfusions  Worked with both patients and their caregivers to ensure their understanding of their care plan upon discharge  Maintained accuracy and confidentiality when charting and documenting patient information Transplant Unit Externship, NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY Fall 20xx  Gained insight into the planning and implementation patient care  Ensured that established procedures were followed and that any patient changes were noted  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  Provide care for critically ill cancer patients in the ICU  Respond to patient calls and requests for assistance promptly  Assist with personal hygiene and feed patients if they are unable to feed themselves  Monitor and record vital signs - temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rates  Observe, record and report a patients’ physical, mental, and emotional condition  Set up and operate therapeutic equipment and supplies  Comforted patients and families with end of life process Childcare Provider, The Clark Family, Westchester, NY  Provide childcare to three boys, one of whom has Insulin dependent diabetes

1/20xx-Present

SKILLS 

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  msmith23@gmail.com 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

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Sample: Chronological/Skill Focus Recent Graduate KAT PARKER

867 Main Street Hartsdale, NY 10530 (914) 868-9595 Kp45905n@pace.edu

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 pnagra@aol.com 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 arivera@hotmail.com

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 | jmalinowski@optonline.net

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 20 | P a g e


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 kcarducci@gmail.com 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) 23 | P a g e


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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 24 | P a g e


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 • •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

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 •

Be meticulous. Type and proofread your essay very carefully. Express yourself clearly and concisely. Adhere to stated word limits.

Avoid clichés •

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 JLorel@gmail.com. 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 JD@hotmail.com. 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 kcarducci@gmail.com

References John Smith Phlebotomy Supervisor Park Avenue Medical Center 99 Worth Place New York, NY 10003 (212) 555-0334 jsmith@pamc.com Jane Kaminski Executive Director Queens Blood Center 88-03 53rd Avenue Jackson Heights, NY 11373 (718) 555-3889 jkaminski@queensbllodcenter.com Joan Draper Nurse Manager White Plains Hospital 41 East Post Road White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 681-0600 jdraper@wph.org Cooper Jones Assistant Professor Pace University College of Health Professions 861 Bedford Road Pleasantville, NY 10570 (866) 722-3338 cjones@pace.edu

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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? 32 | P a g e


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 kcarducci@gmail.com. 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. 34 | P a g e


Interview Questions for Nurses Commonly Asked Interview Questions by Employers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

What are some of the qualities that you are looking for in a candidate? 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 1. Tell us about yourself. 2. Why do you want to become a physician assistant? 3. What is your understanding of what a physician assistant does? 4. What interactions with physician assistants have you had? 5. Where do you see yourself in the next five years/ten years? 6. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good Physician Assistant? Roles/Responsibilities Questions 1. What role do you take on in group situations? 2. How does a PA fit into the healthcare model? 3. How do you see the healthcare system changing in the next ten years, and how will it affect PAs? 4. What is managed care and how has it affected physicians and PAs? 5. What is the most important factor between a PA and his physician supervisor and why? 6. If you had to be a member of the healthcare team other than a PA, what would you choose? 7. Who is the most important person on the healthcare team? 8. What is the difference between a NP and a PA? 9. What is a dependent practitioner, and how do you feel about practicing as one? Scenario Questions/ Current Issues 1. 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? 2. Provide an example of a time that you had to make an ethical decision. What was the situation and what did you do? 3. 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? 4. How would you describe your position to a patient? 5. What are the most significant issues PAs currently face and will have to face in the future? 6. What do you see as the role of the Physician Assistant in the workforce or healthcare in the next 10 years? 7. How would you handle a dispute with a colleague? 8. 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. 1. 2. 3.

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 37 | P a g e


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: info@aapaoccmed.org 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)

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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. 40 | P a g e


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 41 | P a g e


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 42 | P a g e


CAREER SERVICES NEW YORK CAMPUS 41 Park Row, 14th Floor New York, New York 10038 (212) 346-1950

WESTCHESTER CAMPUSES PLEASANTVILLE Gannett House Kessel Student Center 861 Bedford Road Pleasantville, New York 10570 (914) 773-3415/3361 White Plains Graduate Center 1 Martine Avenue, Suite 218 White Plains, New York 10601 (914) 773-3415/3361

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