Do you HAVE TO “do your time” in med-surg before applying to a specialty area of nursing? What should you put on your resume when applying to your very first nursing job? Will it matter if you got a “C” in any of your nursing classes? In today’s interview with Nurse Practitioner Amanda Guarniere of The Resume Rx, you’ll learn some essential tips not only for making it through an intense nursing program, but also for how to land the nursing job of your dreams once you graduate.
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Transcript for Episode 66
Hey there! This is Nurse Nicole, founder of Your Nursing Tutor and host of the Navigating Nursing School podcast. Today, I’ll be introducing you to my special guest Nurse Practitioner Amanda Guarniere of The Resume Rx. I’ll tell you more about her in a minute, but I know you’re going to love hearing her story of how she decided to pursue a direct-entry MSN program after get her bachelor’s in music because she just knew that she wanted to become a nurse practitioner. We’ll talk about what that transition was like for her, and what challenges she faced…including the first “C” grade she ever got, and how it affected her future.
And since we’re coming up on graduation season for a lot of current nursing students, she also generously shared some actionable tips for choosing the best nursing specialty for your situation, whether you should “do your time” in med-surg first, and busted a common resume myth that even I still believed.
Before we jump into the interview, I want to remind you that you can get all of Amanda’s links, including a special discount that she’s offering my podcast listeners for her resume templates and trainings, by going to the show notes for today’s episode at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode66.
Enjoy today’s episode!
Nicole Whitworth 7:31
Today, I’m so happy to introduce you to Amanda, a nurse practitioner, host of the Nurse Becoming podcast, and founder of resume RX, where she helps modern medical professionals learn career and resume strategies to help you discover your dream nursing specialty, write out a stand or write a standout resume and conduct an effective job search. She is also an actively practicing emergency medicine nurse practitioner. Welcome to the Navigating nursing school podcast. Amanda!
Amanda Guarniere 8:49
Thanks, Nicole. Very happy to be here and excited to talk to your listeners. Yeah,
Nicole Whitworth 8:54
I’m so glad you’re able to come on my podcast today. Because we both know that we’re getting into that time of year in nursing school, where a lot of nursing students are getting ready to graduate and they’re thinking about getting their very first nursing job. So that’s why the first thing I wanted to ask you and I’m pretty sure I know how you’re going to answer this based on what I’ve heard you discuss in your own podcast before. But I wanted to ask you, do you think that nursing students always have to kind of do their time on a med surg floor for the first one to two years before trying to get into a specialized area of nursing? Or is it okay for them to apply straight into the nursing job? Because I know lots of people are wondering that.
Amanda Guarniere 9:32
I love this question so much. And I think it’s so funny that there are these unwritten rules that somehow make it into our profession. And I think that’s really one of them. You know that you have to work two years in med surge and do your time or you have to have a one page resume, which has made people something we’ll talk about later, but I would say no, I don’t think that anyone has to do anything, right. So I’m a big proponent of you doing what feels best for you and what feels most aligned. And there are certainly going to be some people who decided to become a nurse because they had their sights set on a specific specialty. And that’s what they want to do. And if you’re that person, then by all means, I want you to go for that thing, whatever that thing is in nursing. There are also nurses who maybe aren’t really sure, and you know, you’ve gone through your clinical rotations, and even still, you’re not sure where you’re going to fit in our in our profession. And that’s totally fine and totally normal. And in that case, starting in a more broad setting, like med surge, could certainly be a great place to start while you’re figuring those things out.
Nicole Whitworth 10:48
Cool. I think that will be a relief to a lot of people that back when I graduated, I actually went straight into the operating room. And I had had, it was funny always to hear that conflicting advice, because people are very passionate on both sides of that. But I’m with you, I think that you should go if you know where you want to go, then you should go there. So tell me a little bit about how you your journey to becoming a nurse practitioner. Did you always know that you wanted to do that when you started? Did you know you wanted to go into the emergency room right away? And how did you begin your nursing journey?
Amanda Guarniere 11:19
Sure. So I had a little bit of a non traditional path into nursing, I would say I’m a second degree nurse. So I actually went to undergrad for liberal arts. So I studied violin. Yeah, I played violin. And I actually thought that I wanted to be a music teacher. And my junior year of college, I had my first observation for the education program. And I felt like a fish out of water. And I said, Gosh, I am not I don’t have the patience for this. So it was a little bit of a, you know, a world shattering moment because that had been my plan. And ultimately, I decided after some soul searching and some traveling during school that after I graduated from undergrad, I wanted to go to nursing school. And I also knew that my ultimate goal was to be a nurse practitioner. So what I did was, I looked at my different options, right. And there were options to do an accelerated BSN, and work and then apply to NP school. But there were also programs called masters entry programs or direct entry programs that were designed for people who had bachelor’s degrees in other fields, who wanted to ultimately be an NP. And it was a long, full time accelerated program path. And that’s what I ended up doing. So that was my path into nursing. So about halfway through that program, I passed my NCLEX. I started working part time while also in NP school. And, and ultimately, you know, my goal was to be a provider. So I, you know, fast track through the rest of my program. And I started off as a nurse practitioner in Student Health at a college, which was a great first job, it really taught me how to take care of patients and taught me how to manage a schedule, and I was exposed to all sorts of healthy patients and also sick patients. And ultimately, for a few different life reasons like the distance from my house and a few other things. I decided after about a year that I was ready to move on, and I ended up kind of stumbling my way into emergency medicine as a as a per diem job first, because I was in that club of paying off a lot of student loans. So I needed some extra money higher paycheck. Yes. So I was like, oh, what can I do on the weekends. So I got a job in emergency medicine at the hospital near my house. And I loved it. I loved it so much. I had not worked in emergency medicine as a nurse. So the field was really new to me. But I had great training, great mentors with the physicians and other MPs I worked with. And ultimately I decided that that was the job that I wanted to move into full time. So I left the other position and went into emergency medicine. And that’s been my primary focus area. Since I took a clinical hiatus about a year ago, so that’s my that’s my my specialty, I guess you can say which is it’s it’s funny because it’s not something that I planned right when I was in school, I did not know. So I did exactly what I just told your listeners to do is I started off in a very broad area and kind of dipped my toe in the water and decided after after getting exposed to that clinical area where I ultimately wanted to be.
Nicole Whitworth 14:47
Okay, so you mentioned that you had some really good training and support when you move it over the ER and I think for me, I think my my thought about per diem positions are usually that that’s for the people that are more experienced to just pop in and out when they can. So but you found that with this per diem, or at least with this position, they were willing to train, even on a per diem basis.
Amanda Guarniere 15:11
Yes, and I do think that was probably a bit rare. But this was a hospital. And it was it was actually a group. So we covered five different emergency departments at a hospital network. And this group was really hurting for advanced practice providers. So they were willing to do the training and put you through the CME courses and really kind of take you under their wing, because they wanted to invest in talent that was going to stick around, you know, and, and that’s, that’s a sign of an employer that really values, retention and success and their employees. So it was really a good sign to me that this would be a great place to ultimately work full time as
Nicole Whitworth 15:59
well. Cool. And it’s interesting that you are a second degree student, I didn’t realize that about you before. And we have a I have a lot of second degree students and returning learners in my community. I was one also I thought I was going to be a clinical psychologist. I was in grad school to get my PhD, met my husband, quit my masters. And but that’s what that’s what turned my path to nursing. And I’m so glad it did. So. Okay, so let’s think back to nursing school, then. So you did a direct entry MSN program. And that’s pretty challenging. Like I was actually just, I had a student contacted me the other day, who’s doing that same thing. And she had always been high achieving students, like she had done really well in her previous degrees. And it was kind of she was telling me how it was kind of a culture shock, hitting nursing school, and failing her first two tests, actually, and then reaching out and being like, what is going on? And that’s a common story I hear, especially with second degree, students. And so did you experience anything like that going into your your nursing program? Or what was that like?
Amanda Guarniere 17:15
Yeah, definitely. It I, I’m also in that camp of, you know, high achiever. Things have come to me though, I
Nicole Whitworth 17:21
can totally. Yeah.
Amanda Guarniere 17:24
So it was it was definitely it was definitely a shock. And the way my program was, was structured, it attracted people from all over the country, and everyone moved to the location where the school was, because it was a very intensive, immersive type of program. So in that sense, I felt like it was a benefit, because everybody was eating, breathing, sleeping, this program, right. And, and a lot of us did not have other obligations to worry about. So for example, I did this before I was married before I had kids, I think, I think. Yeah, but But yeah, it was definitely very challenging. I had to study in ways that I had never studied before. And this one class, that was, it was one of my NP classes, but one of my earlier NP classes Advanced Pathophysiology, oh, my gosh, I just, it was awful. And I’m, I passed the class with a C, which I had never had a C before. college classes are very foreign to me. But it was very humbling. And, you know, I think that we all need those opportunities to learn, and to realize, okay, we can be good at everything. And we can, I think it’s easier to see kind of the payoff of our hard work when we have something that’s really, really challenging to us. And that doesn’t come easily, because it forces us to make the decision to to focus and to work hard and to study and to try new things in order to improve. And and ultimately, that worked, right. Was I a star student in that class? Absolutely not. But was I able to, you know, eventually pass enough of the tests to pass the class. Yes, I was.
Nicole Whitworth 19:14
Yes. Good. And, and thank you so much for sharing that too. Because, well, for one thing, direct entry, MSN programs, I’ve been noticing that becoming more and more common, because there’s more people wanting to take that route. And I have heard stories like yours, where people will move to, to attend them. And so it is really intense. And I think it can be when you take that much of a leap sometimes. And I’m thinking of one member that I had my VIP tutoring membership last fall, who she moved away from her daughter and husband in order to attend one. And so she had all this pressure on her shoulders, that when she finds that it’s a challenge like that, that really ramped up her Anxiety, and it made and then that becomes a self fulfilling prophecy where it makes it even harder to to go forward. And there’s a lot of guilt associated with it. So anybody else who’s out there thinking about this, I want to say, and maybe Amanda could give, if she has any advice to who’s considering it, I’d say, just make sure you weigh the costs, and you’re realistic about your expectations. Like one thing, especially since I do work with so many of these second degree students, I say, it’s really hard, I think, for adults who are so incompetent at many things in life, to now go to nursing school, and now you feel incompetent, and you’ve forgotten what that feels like. It’s been so long. But it’s not a bad thing. And so just really having somebody in your corner, somebody mentoring you, to remind you that it’s not a bad thing, like it’s a normal thing to go through that learning experience, I think is really important. And you’re an amazing nurse practitioner. Now, even though you got that see in advance pathophysiology.
Amanda Guarniere 21:04
I know back then it was like I couldn’t, I couldn’t see past the end of the semester, right? Because when you’re in school, I feel like we have such, we’re so short sighted because there are these kind of like, like, mileposts, right, like, I just have to get through this class. And I just have to get through the semester, and I just have to get through this year, and then I just have to graduate, right. But now, many years later, I can look back at that, you know, in hindsight and see that it was part of the bigger picture. And it wasn’t as big of a deal as I as I thought it was at the time. But you’re right, it’s so it’s so interesting when we have to be uncomfortable. And when we’re not used to being uncomfortable and, and going from that expert status in whatever it was before. So whether you’re changing degrees, whether you’re changing specialties, whether you’re going from an experienced RN, to a new NP, which I see a ton, that tends to be the sweet spot of who I work with. Yeah, you go from that expert to being knocked back down to a novice, and it’s so uncomfortable when you’ve had a taste of what it feels like to be an expert.
Nicole Whitworth 22:17
It does. And one of the things I like to do on this podcast is always just shine that light of hope, that beacon of hope for the nursing students who are currently going through that. And, and I’m also thinking about a friend of mine who I tutored her about five years ago. And she’s actually going to be coming on board to work with me soon, because we’re launching a new grad mentorship program for students who are going to be at the first year or two. And, and this this friend, Jen, she and I were working together because she failed her NCLEX multiple times, she had filled her NCLEX like two or three times when she found me. And then we were working together with tutoring, and until she finally passed it. And I interviewed her on the podcast a few months ago to share her story. And when I asked her I was like, how many times was it that you passed the end? Or that she had to take the NCLEX? Because I couldn’t remember. And she’s like, you know, kind of think of it I don’t remember either. But obviously, it was such a big deal to her at the time. But it’s exactly like you say like five years now she’s been a successful nurse, and she’s doing great, and it doesn’t really matter when she gets those bumps. So. Okay, so let’s talk about your specialty, which is resume, job hunting, finding, finding a specialty area of nursing. What tips do you would you have for some nursing students that are maybe looking to graduate this May? or later this year? What should they be doing now? Maybe what should they have already been doing in the past few months? What kind of things should they be looking at to to make sure that they get a job that is really suited to them when they graduate?
Amanda Guarniere 24:06
Yeah. So I think the first thing is to actually think about what you like and what you don’t like. So that means paying attention in your clinical rotations to how different units and departments feel to you. And especially if you’re kind of you know, that intuitive type person who has to be in the environment to know if it’s a good fit for you. I think that’s yes, you need to do your clinicals in order to pass and become licensed, of course, but I think they can also be a really great tool for discovering what you like and don’t like about the profession. I think we can all probably remember a clinical rotation that we loved and a clinical rotation that we really didn’t love. And, and listening to that is is really important and I think will help guide you in in the right direction of knowing what you’re looking for. So that would be one thing. Another thing I would say is to make sure that you’re Keeping up with potential networking relationships. So this ends up becoming a really helpful part of getting a job and finding a job afterwards, after you graduate is, is leaning on those network connections that you have talking to people saying, Hey, do you know of any job openings in, in this department or this hospital? Or can you introduce me to someone who works here, and the more people that you have to have those conversation with conversations with the better. So that means, you know, keeping in touch with your faculty members, your your clinical instructors, your classmates, families, friends, whoever you know, you’re involved with, from either personally or professionally, keeping those relationships, fresh and warm, I think is really smart. And then, of course, having your resume pretty much ready to go is that kind of final piece of advice, I would say. And, you know, I see a lot of people who kind of get stuck in not doing anything, because they don’t have the pieces in place to put together an application, whether that’s, you know, a resume or a cover letter, or whatever else they need. So definitely in your last semester of school is a great time to take your time to work on that. So that when it comes time to actually apply, you don’t have that kind of hanging over your head as as a barrier for you to actually start taking action and applying.
Nicole Whitworth 26:35
Yeah, especially when you’re busy with all of your other last semester classes and finals and exit exams and things like that. So I want to circle back to something you said at the beginning, you that you referenced as one of the myths of a one page resume? And I have to say, that’s a myth, I believe. So. Tell me more.
Amanda Guarniere 26:56
So I guess, you know, I, I don’t like to prescribe rules, right. So I think that when it comes to your resume, there are important things. And there are things that are more important than the length of the resume, for example, the quality of the content and making sure that you are including your accomplishments, and your achievements, and your clinical rotations, and relevant work history. So those are really important. And sometimes that ends up going on to a second page. And I would say, you know, maybe for your audience, new grad nurses, most should be able to fit everything on one page. But then when I talk to more experienced nurses who have 10 years of work experience to include, or my nurse practitioners who have NP school, clinicals, plus rn work experience, plus honors, achievements or publications, you know, all these other things that are still important, then the majority of those folks are on two pages, my resume is two pages. And, you know, you want to make sure that everything’s earning its spot on the page. And sometimes you have enough that that two pages is what you need to tell your professional story. And if that’s the case, I think that that’s totally in fine. Totally fine. And I and I encourage that.
Nicole Whitworth 28:22
Okay, any tips for putting kind of non job related experiences, and I think one thing that I’m thinking about is, when you were giving the advice, a few minutes ago about figuring out your specialty area, paying attention in clinicals. And one thing that really helped me to find out that my passion for the operating room was I got introduced to in clinicals. But then I went and pursued shadowing opportunities on my own. And I know that’s been difficult for students in the last couple years because of COVID. But But I think things are opening up again, it’s probably some some opportunities, especially if good networking is happening, like you said, like, what what do you think about putting things like shadowing on resumes and stuff like that? Yeah, I
Amanda Guarniere 29:11
would absolutely include it because it really shows that you’ve taken an initiative to look into something that you have a personal interest in, right? It’s something that you’re doing that’s that you weren’t mandated to do in school. And I think that it’s all part of telling that story of who you are as an applicant. So I definitely encourage including that and, you know, in terms of where to include it if you’re going to include your clinical rotations on your resume, which I also recommend, you could title that section, you know, clinical rotations and shadowing, and then just add that as another another line. Or maybe you’re someone who doesn’t have work experience to highlight, which is certainly common for for newer nurses. rather than work experience, you know, you could put shadowing experience or professional development or something else where you can include some extra curricular quote unquote, activities that you’ve done that are adjacent to this to this nursing journey of yours.
Nicole Whitworth 30:17
Okay. I always like to I like to tell students to to join professional organizations, especially if it’s a specific specialty that they’re interested in, they usually have very cheap student rights to join. And I think it does, it’s like you said, that shows that extra level of extracurricular interest outside, but I also love your suggestion of making sure you put your clinical experience in class, I think a lot of students assume that they can’t, or they shouldn’t put that on their resume. Because all it’s just part of school. But I think it is important to just show that breadth of the experience that you have had, and just to, to highlight everything about that. So okay, so and, and I understand that you so you one of the things you do on resume RX, which actually I haven’t even actually yet, how did you develop into creating resume RX for being a nurse practitioner? Yeah. Let’s talk about that story.
Amanda Guarniere 31:17
Yeah, I’d love to tell you. So I, back in 2018, I had recently given birth to my twins. And I didn’t realize you had twins. Yes, I have twins, plus a third. And after my twins were born, I cut my hours down to part time at work, because it was really, really difficult for me to maintain any sort of work life balance. So
Nicole Whitworth 31:49
and it’s good to it’s good to know your boundaries. Yes. Yeah,
Amanda Guarniere 31:53
definitely. Definitely. And I had also recently finished paying off my loans. So I didn’t need that money, right, because I was so used to paying it to my loans. So I, I said, Okay, well, I’m going to cut back my hours get more of my time back. And I was still kind of looking for a hobby or something to do on the side, because I had a little bit of extra time and energy that I wanted to put into something else other than my part time job and my my mom job. So I kind of felt around a few different avenues. I dabbled in freelance medical writing, and blogging. And ultimately, I was scrolling through a Facebook group one day of nurse practitioners. And I saw someone asked for help with their resume, they had a specific question that I was able to answer, because that was something that had come easy to me. Yeah, yeah, I had enjoyed writing my own resumes, I had learned a few things. And so I helped that personnel in the comments, they were very grateful. And, you know, when you, you see a red car, and then you end up seeing a whole bunch of other red cars, phenomena. So I ended up Yes, I had this red car experience in on Facebook, I kept seeing more posts about resumes in the nurse practitioner Facebook groups I was in. And that’s when I had this lightbulb moment of, okay, this is a skill that I have, that I could help people with, that’s really a big pain point for them, that they would likely pay for. So that’s how I knew that it was a potential business idea. So I started off writing resumes for other people. I started off with a few friends and family for free, so that they would give me a testimonial. And then I kind of soft launched this resume writing service. And through word of mouth, I just kept getting business. And so I realized that that idea had been validated. And while I was writing these resumes, I was also playing around with different designs. And I personally had purchased a resume template way back in the past. And I said, Well, I wonder if there are some people who would rather pay less money for the templates to do it themselves and to hire me to do it. And so I put together a few different designs that I had, that I had created, and I put them up on a website for sale, I started an Instagram account and I mean, it’s I make it sound very, very easy after that, but like that was a quite a lot. It was really it was really born. And so I you know, worked on building my audience and I put out content on my blog and eventually a podcast and on Instagram, and a little over a year ago, I stopped writing resumes for folks. And now my primary focus is putting out the the free education on my blog, Instagram and podcast. And then I have kind of a suite of products for people who need more help in those areas. And that that’s the story. Okay,
Nicole Whitworth 34:59
awesome. And just for my listeners, I understand you have your nurse resume template bundle, you have a 20% off discount code for anybody listening. And I’m going to put the link with the discount code in the show notes. So if you are looking to be applying for a job at any point in your future, then you can definitely head over to the resume RX comm and get that nurse resume template bundle to help you out. So and one other thing I noticed that so you you did mention that like you’re you’re kind of sweet spot the people that you’d love to work with the most are those people transitioning from nursing into nurse practitioner role? And I saw that you have the NP society? Yes, you want to talk a
Amanda Guarniere 35:44
little bit about that? Sure, sure. So the NP society is my membership community that I started about a year ago. And it’s for NPs of all specialties as well as NP students. And what I have observed is that we have some great professional organizations don’t get me wrong, I’m a member of quite a few of them, that really advocate for the profession as a whole. And what tends to be missing is the community aspect, the support the connection that a lot of NPs are creating, because, you know, when we go from nurse to NP, depending on where we’re working, for the most part, we work in places that have a lot smaller staff, then when we were nurses, so we lose some of that camaraderie, some of that, you know, break room friendship, compared to when we worked as nurses, and there are plenty of MPs who are you know, going to school online, so they don’t have any in real life, friends who are going through school, and then they graduate and they get a job. And they might be the only NP at their practice, it might be just them in a position. So the NP society is a place where we come together to really thrive outside of the clinical setting. So we have weekly zoom calls that have a theme. So sometimes we have a clinical expert come teach, sometimes we have a self care expert lead us in a journaling hour or a meditation. Sometimes we have a social call, sometimes I do career success, coaching, that type of thing. So it’s basically, if if Amanda could create an ideal professional organization, what would it be? And that’s the NP society.
Nicole Whitworth 37:35
I love it. Yeah, when you see a need, just go and fill it right. That’s wonderful. So would you see the sounds like? I’m just trying to think because, you know, I have a lot of students who are still in their, like, either associates or a bachelor’s degree program for nursing. And they are, but they know they want to be a nurse practitioner someday. Would you say that this community is more for later on once they’ve started their nursing their nurse practitioner classes? Or is this something that, you know, a future nurse practitioner would be interested in joining to?
Amanda Guarniere 38:08
I would say that it’s best for those who have already started school. But that said, I do periodically host speed networking events for NPs and NP students in that those are free, open to anybody. And those would be a really great opportunity for for a nurse or a nursing student who has their sights set on NP to kind of be a fly on the wall and connect with some MPs pick their brains a little bit. So those are posted on my website. So
Nicole Whitworth 38:36
okay, so the best way, if somebody was interested in that the best way would be to head over to your website and find the schedule for that. Okay. Yeah, okay. Perfect. Well, I will, like I said, I’ll make sure I post that link so that people can find that if they’re interested. And I just want to thank you so much for being on the show today. Do you have any parting words of wisdom or last minute advice for these nursing students as they prepare to go out and get their first job and, and go to go conquer the world?
Amanda Guarniere 39:05
Well, first of all, thank you very much for having me. It’s been a pleasure, I would say to your listeners, to surround yourself with positive voices and positive people, because there will always be those pessimistic voices or those naysayers, who you know, have negative things to say about about everything. But I don’t think that those those voices really serve you so the best that you can to train yourself to have positive thoughts and beliefs and surround yourself with people who will reinforce that I think is is really crucial to your success. And and remember that the rules are fake, you know, you don’t have you don’t have to. You don’t want to and so, you know, listening to yourself and staying positive I think is is really really, really crucial in our profession, especially as you get started, yeah,
Nicole Whitworth 40:05
nursing, if nothing else is a definitely a career where you get to blaze your own path, wherever you want to go. And there’s so many more even becoming entrepreneurs, like you and I and somebody out there. So thank you again, so much for coming on today. And I know that this is gonna be really valuable for my nursing students who listen, and I look forward to chatting with you more in the future.——–I hope you enjoyed that interview with Amanda Guarniere of Resume Rx! If you’re looking for a way to implement Amanda’s parting advice about the importance of surrounding yourself with positive voices and positive people, then I invite you to join the VIP Tutoring Membership community! As a professional nursing tutor, I have never once eaten any of my nursing students, and we always put a focus on being realistically optimistic in nursing school, by encouraging one another and using clear, proven strategies to constantly be improving in nursing school and learning to think like a nurse.
You can find more information about the VIP Tutoring Membership, as well as links to Amanda’s website, The Resume Rx, and her podcast “Nurse Becoming” when you go to the show notes page for today’s episode at www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode66. That’s also where you can find links to Amanda’s amazing resume templates for 20% off when you use the special discount code for listeners of this podcast. Simply type “YOUR NURSING TUTOR” with no spaces, in the coupon code when you checkout to get the discount. And she told me after the interview that you can can also use that same discount code if you want to get her “Weekend Resume Makeover” which provides even more help with knowing what to write and how to write it to really make your resume stand-out from the crowd. Remember, you can easily find all that information at the show notes page by going to www.YourNursingTutor.com/episode66
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Nicole Whitworth is the founder of Your Nursing Tutor. She has a BSN and an MA in Clinical Psychology, and has been a professional nursing tutor for over 12+ years. Nicole specializes in getting nursing students through school confidently and calmly so that everything finally “clicks”. She is also the creator of the Silver Bullet Study System, an easy-to-follow study method that automatically trains your brain to become a nurse at the same time that you study for your normal nursing classes.