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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Name: NRNP_6675_Week10_Assignment1_Rubric

 

Excellent 90%–100% Good 80%–89% Fair 70%–79% Poor 0%–69%
The cover letter is:• Presented and formatted in professional business manner

• Addressed properly

• Clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes an introduction, body, and conclusion

• Written in a professional tone

Points: Points Range: 9 (9%) – 10 (10%) Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner. Response is addressed properly. Response is clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes a well-written and compelling introduction, body, and conclusion. Response uses a professional tone. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 8 (8%) – 8 (8%) Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner. Response is addressed properly. Response is clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes an appropriate introduction, body, and conclusion. Response uses a professional tone. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 7 (7%) – 7 (7%) Presentation and formatting are somewhat uneven or inappropriate for the context. Response is addressed adequately but may be missing one or more components. Response contains an introduction, body, and conclusion but may be somewhat vague or unclear. May not adhere to the one-page limit. Tone is not uniformly professional. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 0 (0%) – 6 (6%) Presentation and formatting are uneven or inappropriate for the context. Response is not addressed appropriately. Response may be missing an introduction, body, and/or conclusion. Does not adhere to the one-page limit. Tone is not appropriate or response is missing. Feedback:
The Resume is clear, concise and well organized and includes:• 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

• References

Points: Points Range: 27 (27%) – 30 (30%) Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner. Response is addressed properly. Response contains a clear and well-written objective for employment. Response clearly, accurately, and concisely describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards. Response provides three references. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 24 (24%) – 26 (26%) Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner. Response is addressed properly. Response contains a clear objective for employment. Response clearly and accurately describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards. Response provides three references. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 21 (21%) – 23 (23%) Response may contain minor errors in presentation and formatting. Response is addressed but may be missing a component. Response contains an objective for employment. Response describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards, as applicable, but may be somewhat unclear or disorganized. Response provides two references. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 0 (0%) – 20 (20%) Response contains errors in presentation and formatting. Response is not addressed. Response does not contain an objective for employment. Response is missing two or more of the following components: certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards. Response provides one or no references. Feedback:
The Portfolio is clear, concise and well organized and includes:• Personal philosophy statement

• Personal goals (short term and long term)

• Self-assessment

Points: Points Range: 45 (45%) – 50 (50%) Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner. Response contains a well-articulated philosophy statement that reflects synthesis of concepts. Response contains clear and well-written personal goals and self-assessment. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 40 (40%) – 44 (44%) Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner. Response contains a clear philosophy statement that reflects synthesis of concepts. Response contains clear personal goals and self-assessment. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 35 (35%) – 39 (39%) Presentation and formatting detracts from the content and/or is somewhat inappropriate for business. Response contains a somewhat general philosophy statement. Personal goals and self-assessment are somewhat vague or unclear. Feedback: Points: Points Range: 0 (0%) – 34 (34%) Presentation and formatting detracts from the content and/or are inappropriate for business. Several or all components are vague, inaccurate, or missing. Feedback:
Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for parenthetical/in-text citations and reference list. Points: Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct APA format with no errors Feedback: Points: Points Range: 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains 1-2 APA format errors Feedback: Points: Points Range: 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains 3-4 APA format errors Feedback: Points: Points Range: 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains ≥ 5 APA format errors Feedback:
Written Expression and Formatting – English Writing Standards:Correct grammar, mechanics, and punctuation Points: Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors Feedback: Points: Points Range: 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains 1-2 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors Feedback: Points: Points Range: 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains 3-4 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors Feedback: Points: Points Range: 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains ≥ 5 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding Feedback:

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The cover letter is:

• Presented and formatted in professional business manner

• Addressed properly

• Clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes an introduction, body, and conclusion

• Written in a professional tone

— Levels of Achievement: Excellent 90%–100% 9 (9%) – 10 (10%) Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner. Response is addressed properly. Response is clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes a well-written and compelling introduction, body, and conclusion. Response uses a professional tone. Good 80%–89% 8 (8%) – 8 (8%) Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner. Response is addressed properly. Response is clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes an appropriate introduction, body, and conclusion. Response uses a professional tone. Fair 70%–79% 7 (7%) – 7 (7%) Presentation and formatting are somewhat uneven or inappropriate for the context. Response is addressed adequately but may be missing one or more components. Response contains an introduction, body, and conclusion but may be somewhat vague or unclear. May not adhere to the one-page limit. Tone is not uniformly professional. Poor 0%–69% 0 (0%) – 6 (6%) Presentation and formatting are uneven or inappropriate for the context. Response is not addressed appropriately. Response may be missing an introduction, body, and/or conclusion. Does not adhere to the one-page limit. Tone is not appropriate or response is missing. Feedback:

The Resume is clear, concise and well organized and includes:

• 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

• References

— Levels of Achievement: Excellent 90%–100% 27 (27%) – 30 (30%) Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner. Response is addressed properly. Response contains a clear and well-written objective for employment. Response clearly, accurately, and concisely describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards. Response provides three references. Good 80%–89% 24 (24%) – 26 (26%) Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner. Response is addressed properly. Response contains a clear objective for employment. Response clearly and accurately describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards. Response provides three references. Fair 70%–79% 21 (21%) – 23 (23%) Response may contain minor errors in presentation and formatting. Response is addressed but may be missing a component. Response contains an objective for employment. Response describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards, as applicable, but may be somewhat unclear or disorganized. Response provides two references. Poor 0%–69% 0 (0%) – 20 (20%) Response contains errors in presentation and formatting. Response is not addressed. Response does not contain an objective for employment. Response is missing two or more of the following components: certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards. Response provides one or no references. Feedback:

The Portfolio is clear, concise and well organized and includes:

• Personal philosophy statement

• Personal goals (short term and long term)

• Self-assessment

— Levels of Achievement: Excellent 90%–100% 45 (45%) – 50 (50%) Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner. Response contains a well-articulated philosophy statement that reflects synthesis of concepts. Response contains clear and well-written personal goals and self-assessment. Good 80%–89% 40 (40%) – 44 (44%) Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner. Response contains a clear philosophy statement that reflects synthesis of concepts. Response contains clear personal goals and self-assessment. Fair 70%–79% 35 (35%) – 39 (39%) Presentation and formatting detracts from the content and/or is somewhat inappropriate for business. Response contains a somewhat general philosophy statement. Personal goals and self-assessment are somewhat vague or unclear. Poor 0%–69% 0 (0%) – 34 (34%) Presentation and formatting detracts from the content and/or are inappropriate for business. Several or all components are vague, inaccurate, or missing. Feedback:

Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for parenthetical/in-text citations and reference list.–

Levels of Achievement: Excellent 90%–100% 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct APA format with no errors Good 80%–89% 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains 1-2 APA format errors Fair 70%–79% 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains 3-4 APA format errors Poor 0%–69% 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains ≥ 5 APA format errors Feedback:

Written Expression and Formatting – English Writing Standards:

Correct grammar, mechanics, and punctuation

— Levels of Achievement: Excellent 90%–100% 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors Good 80%–89% 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains 1-2 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors Fair 70%–79% 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains 3-4 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors Poor 0%–69% 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains ≥ 5 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding Feedback:

Total Points: 100

Name: NRNP_6675_Week10_Assignment1_Rubric

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