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Nurse Practitioner Professional Career Planner As you approach the end of your Master of Science in Nursing program and prepare for a career as a nurse practitioner, you will want to crea

Nurse Practitioner Professional Career Planner As you approach the end of your Master of Science in Nursing program and prepare for a career as a nurse practitioner, you will want to crea

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Assignment 1: Nurse Practitioner Professional Career Planner

As you approach the end of your Master of Science in Nursing program and prepare for a career as a nurse practitioner, you will want to create a cover letter, resume, and portfolio that best represent your knowledge, skills, and abilities as a professional in the field of nursing.

For this Assignment, you will create a Career Planner, which includes these elements, that you can use as you pursue your next professional role.

To Prepare

· Review the Career Planner Guide. This document contains the requirements for the Assignment as well as resources to consult.

· Seek out other resources on cover letters, resumes, and other professional resources, as needed. The Walden University Career Planning and Development site has information on many topics of relevance.  

The Assignment

Develop a cover letter, resume, philosophy statement, and other professional resources that meet the requirements outlined in the Career Planner Guide.

Assignment 1: Nurse Practitioner Professional Career Planner

As you approach the end of your Master of Science in Nursing program and prepare for a career as a nurse practitioner, you will want to create a cover letter, resume, and portfolio that best represent your knowledge, skills, and abilities as a professional in the field of nursing.

For this Assignment, you will create a Career Planner, which includes these elements, that you can use as you pursue your next professional role.

To Prepare

· Review the Career Planner Guide. This document contains the requirements for the Assignment as well as resources to consult.

· Seek out other resources on cover letters, resumes, and other professional resources, as needed. The Walden University Career Planning and Development site has information on many topics of relevance.  

The Assignment

Develop a cover letter, resume, philosophy statement, and other professional resources that meet the requirements outlined in the Career Planner Guide.

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NRNP 6675: PMHNP Care Across the Lifespan II

Career Planner Guide

Your Nurse Practitioner Professional Career Planner is due by Day 7 of Week 10. It is highly recommended that you begin planning and working on this Assignment as early in the quarter as is feasible for you. The following checklists outline all of the items you should include in your Career Planner. Additionally, the resources below have been provided to assist you in its development.

Refer to the Walden University Career Center website for resources and information on how to create cover letters, resumes, and professional portfolios. You may also choose to make certain portions of your Career Planner accessible online to members of your professional network or potential employers through platforms such as LinkedIn. Sharing on social media is a useful way to network for many, but it is not a requirement for this assignment.

Checklist for Cover Letter

Cover letters are typically tailored to individual jobs and companies. For this Assignment, you will select a job posting you would like to or could potentially apply for and create a cover letter for it. Your cover letter should be:

· Presented and formatted in professional business manner

· Addressed properly

· Clear and concise (no more than one page) and include:

· Content introduction

· Content body

· Content conclusion

· Written in a professional tone and include:

· Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar

· Clear and accurate sentence structure

Checklist for Resume

Your resume should be clear, concise, and well organized, and it should also include your:

· Name, location (city/town and state), business phone number, and email address (centered at top of resume)

· Objective: 2–3 sentences describing your goal/objective for employment

· Certifications & licenses

· Education

· Professional experience

· Honors/Awards (as applicable)

Checklist for Portfolio

Your Portfolio should be clear, concise, and well organized, and it should also include your:

· Personal philosophy statement (1-page)

· Personal goals (short term and long term)

· Self-assessment

The following items do not have to be submitted but should be available on request for employers:

· Achievements

· Letters of recommendation (2)

· References (list names, affiliation, and contact information) (3)

· Certifications and licenses

· Prior degrees

· Transcripts (Note: An unofficial transcript will meet this requirement.)

· Certificates of attendance for continuing education

· Publications

· Research

· Oral presentations and/or poster presentations

Learning Resources

Resume and Cover Letter Resources:

Canva. (n.d.). https://www.canva.com/

Canva has many resume templates and formats that may inspire your creativity. (Using Canva is optional.)

Cover Letter Advice (n.d.). Nurse practitioner cover letter sample 1. http://www.coverletter.us/nurse-practitioner-cover-letter/

DeCapua, M. (2019). A nurse practitioner’s guide to the perfect cover letter. Health eCareers. https://www.healthecareers.com/article/healthcare-news/np-cover-letter

Hicks, R. W., & Roberts, M. E. E. (2016). Curriculum vitae: An important tool for the nurse practitioner.  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners28(7), 347–352.

Gibson, A. (n.d.). Nurse.org career guide series: Ultimate guide to nursing resumes. Nurse.org. https://nurse.org/resources/nursing-resume/

Walden University Career Services. (n.d.). Resumes & more. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/careerservicescenter/resumesandmore

Portfolio Resources:

Chamblee, T. B., Dale, J. C., Drews, B., Spahis, J., & Hardin, T. (2015). Implementation of a professional portfolio: A tool to demonstrate professional development for advanced practice.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 29(1), 113–117.

Clarke, M. (2019). The importance of a professional nursing portfolio. HealthLeaders. https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/nursing/importance-professional-nursing-portfolio

Nurse Practitioner Business Owner. (n.d.). This is why you want to create your professional portfolio today! https://npbusiness.org/professional-portfolio/

Portfolium. (n.d.). https://portfolium.com/

Portfolium is one example of portfolio software that you could use to create a portfolio. You may choose your own tool, and it may be online (Google Sites, Portfolium) or offline (Word, pdf), as long as you can easily submit the portfolio files or link to your Instructor.

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O. A BSN, RN

SUMMARY

Experienced and highly qualified Registered Nurse with strong patient care skills in Acute, Sub acute, Long-term and Home care. I am dependable, energetic, diligent, flexible and adaptable to working environments. Known for excellence in maintaining essential critical thinking delivering top quality results, team development and dignified patient care. Personable positive attitude, interfaces well with patient families and nursing staff, seeking a position of Psychiatric registered nurse and or Med-Surg Nurse where my learned and acquire knowledge could be fully utilized.

Areas of Specialization

Professional registered nurse with outstanding skills in: Geriatric, Psychiatric and Mental health with more than seven years’ experience. Proven of excellence in clinical expertise such as: Tracheostomy care, G-tube, Ventilator, Bed-side clinical /behavioral monitoring, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, Care plan administration, PICC lines/ Intravenous therapy

LEARNED AND ACQUIRED SKILLS/ CAREER EXPERIENCE

Charge Nurse(RN) St Pauls House, a Lutheran Life Community – Chicago, IL 2015 to Present

· Coordinating admissions, Assigning / supervising CNA’s and LPN’s on specified units and allocating staff

· Developing patient care plans, monitoring and reporting all aspects of care, implementing and evaluating in cognizance of resident plan, recommend amendments as appropriate

· Making rounds to assess residents, providing care recommendations, ensuring efficacy of treatments through monitoring regimens, applying experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson’s, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Paget’s disease.

· Making rounds with physicians, assessing monthly orders and suggesting changes, notifying HSD, HSAD, attending physicians and families regarding changes in residents' condition.

· Coordinating with other disciplines to provide comprehensive care incl. physical assessment, treatment medication administration, and daily chart monitoring.

• Organize, motivate, and supervise staff team, preceptor/mentor for new employee orientation and evaluate employee performance.

Achievements: Recognized for nursing excellence, leadership, motivation, organization and very high ethical standards: Ownership of customer experience acknowledging and completing every interaction 100% of the time: Working quickly to resolve customer concerns and solving problems within 24 hours: Staff development, mentoring and building high performing teams: Supervising groups of nurses both in sub-acute and memory unit: Orientation of new nurses: Managing a particularly difficult emergency situation by employing quick action thereby saving a full code resident by initiating CPR: Evaluating appropriateness of care plan and physician orders:

Charge Nurse (RN) Kingsway Home Health Services – Chicago, IL 2014 to 2015

· Providing nursing care to patient with ventilator dependent, tracheostomy, G-tube, J-tube, NG-tube and wound care services.

• Work with physicians to ensure that proper treatment is administered at all times.

• Ensure that the treatment provided is producing the expected results and alter treatments when the requirement occurs.

• Observe symptoms and report to the clinical supervisor.

• Assess health problems and chart-out a care plan provide one-on-one patient care.

• Administer medications and take vitals record Assess home situations to determine it's a safe environment.

• Plan and provide a meal program in accordance to health and nutritional needs. Make referrals for alternative level of care if needed.

• Assist with daily care such as grooming, bathing and toileting perform appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner. Re-evaluate the need of care on ongoing basis, initiate recertification, and plans for discharge from agency if needed.

RN Independence Plus Health at Home – Oak Brook, IL 2012 to 2014

• Assessing patients to make suitable nursing interventions, evaluate, document, report symptoms/changes in patient condition, operate and monitor medical tools/equipment.

Provide nursing care to patient with ventilator dependent, tracheostomy, G-tube, J-tube, NG-tube and wound care services.

· Developing and implement discharge-planning process, educate and advise patients and their families on health-related subjects in association with other caregivers.

• Conducting home visits to patients with mental illness assess symptoms and verify medication compliance. Help patients and their families feel comfortable with caring in their own home, give home base support to patient transitioning from hospitals or skilled nursing care setting.

• Help patients and their families feel more comfortable with caring for a loved one in their own home.

• Give home base support to patient transitioning from hospitals or skilled nursing care setting.

LPN→RN Maxim Healthcare – Rosemont, IL 2010 to 2014

Complete an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs when applicable. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).

• Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs. • Initiates the plan of care when directed and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.

• Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.

• Establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporate therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.

• Expertise in skilled pediatrics and geriatrics settings.

• Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administer medications and treatment as prescribed by the physician.

• Provides health care instructions to the patients as appropriate per assessment and plan of care.

• Identifies discharge planning needs when applicable.

LPN Wesley Place Rehab – Chicago, IL 2010 to 2011

• Act as patient advocate; advise patients on available services and appropriate medical follow-up.

• Expertise in skilled long-term and short-term settings.

• Maintain accurate patient records and maintain confidentiality always.

• Administer specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, and note time and amount on patients' charts.

• Assemble and use such equipment as catheters, tracheostomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers. Collect samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patient for testing and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.

• Provide treatment and services to patients by utilizing direction from the Registered Nurse, and the Doctor.

• Counsel patients regarding treatment, side effects of treatment, preventative measures, and make appropriate referrals.

• Prepare and examine food trays for prescribed diet and feed patients.

• Administer food via G-tube, J-tube and NG-tube.

• Record food and fluid intake and output.

• Take and record patient's vital signs.

• Dress wounds; give enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages.

• Apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.

• Observe patients and report adverse reactions of medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.

LPN Sheridan Shores & Rehabilitation Center – Chicago, IL 2008 to 2010

• Monitored established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy.

• Monitored patients' progress; evaluated effectiveness of nursing interventions and consulted with appropriate members of healthcare team.

• Provided safety and health education to individuals and their families.

• Provided nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures.

• Expertise in skilled long-term and short-term geriatrics and psychiatric patients.

• Performed nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection.

• Administered medication and observed and documented therapeutic effects.

Achievement: Established good relationships with patients and families.

Education & Qualifications

Bachelor of Science: Chamberlain College of Nursing Feb 2018

Associate of Applied Science: Malcolm X College May 2012

License Practical Nurse: Virginia School of Nursing & Medical Institute Jan 2008

Bachelor of Science: Economics: Lagos State University July 2003

,

O. A BSN, RN

SUMMARY

Experienced and highly qualified Registered Nurse with strong patient care skills in Acute, Sub acute, Long-term and Home care. I am dependable, energetic, diligent, flexible and adaptable to working environments. Known for excellence in maintaining essential critical thinking delivering top quality results, team development and dignified patient care. Personable positive attitude, interfaces well with patient families and nursing staff, seeking a position of Psychiatric registered nurse and or Med-Surg Nurse where my learned and acquire knowledge could be fully utilized.

Areas of Specialization

Professional registered nurse with outstanding skills in: Geriatric, Psychiatric and Mental health with more than seven years’ experience. Proven of excellence in clinical expertise such as: Tracheostomy care, G-tube, Ventilator, Bed-side clinical /behavioral monitoring, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, Care plan administration, PICC lines/ Intravenous therapy

LEARNED AND ACQUIRED SKILLS/ CAREER EXPERIENCE

Charge Nurse(RN) St Pauls House, a Lutheran Life Community – Chicago, IL 2015 to Present

· Coordinating admissions, Assigning / supervising CNA’s and LPN’s on specified units and allocating staff

· Developing patient care plans, monitoring and reporting all aspects of care, implementing and evaluating in cognizance of resident plan, recommend amendments as appropriate

· Making rounds to assess residents, providing care recommendations, ensuring efficacy of treatments through monitoring regimens, applying experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson’s, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Paget’s disease.

· Making rounds with physicians, assessing monthly orders and suggesting changes, notifying HSD, HSAD, attending physicians and families regarding changes in residents' condition.

· Coordinating with other disciplines to provide comprehensive care incl. physical assessment, treatment medication administration, and daily chart monitoring.

• Organize, motivate, and supervise staff team, preceptor/mentor for new employee orientation and evaluate employee performance.

Achievements: Recognized for nursing excellence, leadership, motivation, organization and very high ethical standards: Ownership of customer experience acknowledging and completing every interaction 100% of the time: Working quickly to resolve customer concerns and solving problems within 24 hours: Staff development, mentoring and building high performing teams: Supervising groups of nurses both in sub-acute and memory unit: Orientation of new nurses: Managing a particularly difficult emergency situation by employing quick action thereby saving a full code resident by initiating CPR: Evaluating appropriateness of care plan and physician orders:

Charge Nurse (RN) Kingsway Home Health Services – Chicago, IL 2014 to 2015

· Providing nursing care to patient with ventilator dependent, tracheostomy, G-tube, J-tube, NG-tube and wound care services.

• Work with physicians to ensure that proper treatment is administered at all times.

• Ensure that the treatment provided is producing the expected results and alter treatments when the requirement occurs.

• Observe symptoms and report to the clinical supervisor.

• Assess health problems and chart-out a care plan provide one-on-one patient care.

• Administer medications and take vitals record Assess home situations to determine it's a safe environment.

• Plan and provide a meal program in accordance to health and nutritional needs. Make referrals for alternative level of care if needed.

• Assist with daily care such as grooming, bathing and toileting perform appropriate treatments as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner. Re-evaluate the need of care on ongoing basis, initiate recertification, and plans for discharge from agency if needed.

RN Independence Plus Health at Home – Oak Brook, IL 2012 to 2014

• Assessing patients to make suitable nursing interventions, evaluate, document, report symptoms/changes in patient condition, operate and monitor medical tools/equipment.

Provide nursing care to patient with ventilator dependent, tracheostomy, G-tube, J-tube, NG-tube and wound care services.

· Developing and implement discharge-planning process, educate and advise patients and their families on health-related subjects in association with other caregivers.

• Conducting home visits to patients with mental illness assess symptoms and verify medication compliance. Help patients and their families feel comfortable with caring in their own home, give home base support to patient transitioning from hospitals or skilled nursing care setting.

• Help patients and their families feel more comfortable with caring for a loved one in their own home.

• Give home base support to patient transitioning from hospitals or skilled nursing care setting.

LPN→RN Maxim Healthcare – Rosemont, IL 2010 to 2014

Complete an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs when applicable. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness (es).

• Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs. • Initiates the plan of care when directed and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.

• Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.

• Establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporate therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.

• Expertise in skilled pediatrics and geriatrics settings.

• Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administer medications and treatment as prescribed by the physician.

• Provides health care instructions to the patients as appropriate per assessment and plan of care.

• Identifies discharge planning needs when applicable.

LPN Wesley Place Rehab – Chicago, IL 2010 to 2011

• Act as patient advocate; advise patients on available services and appropriate medical follow-up.

• Expertise in skilled long-term and short-term settings.

• Maintain accurate patient records and maintain confidentiality always.

• Administer specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, and note time and amount on patients' charts.

• Assemble and use such equipment as catheters, tracheostomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers. Collect samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patient for testing and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.

• Provide treatment and services to patients by utilizing direction from the Registered Nurse, and the Doctor.

• Counsel patients regarding treatment, side effects of treatment, preventative measures, and make appropriate referrals.

• Prepare and examine food trays for prescribed diet and feed patients.

• Administer food via G-tube, J-tube and NG-tube.

• Record food and fluid intake and output.

• Take and record patient's vital signs.

• Dress wounds; give enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages.

• Apply compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.

• Observe patients and report adverse reactions of medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.

LPN Sheridan Shores & Rehabilitation Center – Chicago, IL 2008 to 2010

• Monitored established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy.

• Monitored patients' progress; evaluated effectiveness of nursing interventions and consulted with appropriate members of healthcare team.

• Provided safety and health education to individuals and their families.

• Provided nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures.

• Expertise in skilled long-term and short-term geriatrics and psychiatric patients.

• Performed nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection.

• Administered medication and observed and documented therapeutic effects.

Achievement: Established good relationships with patients and families.

Education & Qualifications

Bachelor of Science: Chamberlain College of Nursing Feb 2018

Associate of Applied Science: Malcolm X College May 2012

License Practical Nurse: Virginia School of Nursing & Medical Institute Jan 2008

Bachelor of Science: Economics: Lagos State University July 2003

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