Why Should I Have Bulleted Items for My Clinical Experiences?

Part of all college nursing programs require clinical rotations. The purpose of clinical rotations is for a student nurse to observe and assist in different settings. The experiences that student nurses have during clinical rotations are standardized. Those actions do not need to be described. What does need to be described is what the student nurse learned above and beyond the standardized experience that was unique to the population they were surveying. A strong bullet statement tells the reader what you did in that setting, how you performed the action and why it was relevant. The majority of employers still report they want to see bulleted items on an applicants resume. Information about general resume writing and how to write a bulleted item may be found electronically in the Résumé and Professional Writing Guide.

By Laura Evangelista
Laura Evangelista Assistant Director for Curriculum Design and Pre-Professional Advising Laura Evangelista