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Transition to practice and Children health (Due 24 hours)


Preparing a Strategic Career Plan

My career vision

My career vision is to be a senior manager women’s health care nurse practitioner (WHNP) offering compassionate and high-quality nursing care. I would love to specialize in perinatal and postpartum care in my later years. Considering the various risks that are associated with childbirth, I want to ensure that I help as many women as possible have a smooth pregnancy journey and know how to take care of their babies. In my early years working as an NP, I would love to take care of women and generally help promote women’s health. The care service for women ranges from everything to do with women’s health counseling, contraceptive advice, and provision, to pregnancy care and postpartum care, and pediatric care among others.

My future work

I want to work in a women’s health clinic or a nursing and maternity center. I feel like these will be the most ideal places where I can concentrate well on women’s health. I hope to find a facility with a professional and friendly environment where I can collaborate well with my colleagues to offer the best care to our patients. I also want it to be a learning environment where I can feel challenged professionally and appreciated. I want to be able to have a professional and free relationship with my patients.

My short term and long term goals

My short-term goal is to finish my undergraduate studies, enroll in the WHNP program, register for the WNHP examination, and apply for certification after graduating. A month after my certification, I would apply for membership in the American Nurses Association (ANA) and Association of Women’s Health Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), to give me a platform to interact with professionals and improve my career knowledge. This will be helpful because as a fresh graduate I need guidance on what steps I should take next. My long-term goals involve having a backup specification, I would love to be a certified family NP in five years and further my studies to get a DNP degree in 10 years.

I am looking for

I am looking forward to passing all my exams and graduating, having my certification, having a full-time job, gaining professional experience, and working in a professional environment. I want to be in a place where I feel that my services are needed and that my work is acknowledged. I am also looking forward to being a mentor in my future years in the NP career. I want to impact upcoming nurses to have a good transition just like am hoping for mine.


I desire to have an initial hourly pay rate of $51.17. I desire to work for a facility that will provide me with various employee benefits including paid vacations and sick leaves, professional leave, health insurance that covers at least 2 family members, allowance for licensure, retirement plans, professional liability insurance, professional meetings fee reimbursement and reimbursement for continuing education.

My ideal work situation

My ideal work situation is a woman’s health clinic that is located in Miami, Florida. I want it to be a busy clinic that operates 24 hours a day, where I can feel that am putting my knowledge where it is supposed to be and gaining enough quality experience. I would also love to work in a facility that protects its employees by offering them safe working equipment and providing resources so that I can have an easy time executing my duties. My target population is women of all ages and with various conditions. I want to be general with women’s health in my early career years as a certified NP.

I am flexible working any shift as I am not planning to start a family soon. I would prefer the working schedule to be 7 am to 7 pm or 7 pm to 7 am. I have an interest in the women population which is why I want to start by offering care services to women with various conditions. After gaining quality professional experience I will focus more on my interest which is perinatal and postpartum care.

My priorities

My priority in my career is to gain professional experience by securing a good job in a facility that provides a professional working environment. I also want to be an active member of the professional nursing organizations that I am intending to join as I know they will give me guidance in my career path. In the next 5 years, I see my career growing so much as I will have the experience and I will start to specialize more in pregnant women and childbirth. I believe I will also be a leader then and that will be the beginning of my journey to becoming a senior manager in women’s health care.

My plan on researching opportunities

While looking for employment I will use various methods and tools to look for opportunities. The methods and tools include friends, government advertisements, job fairs, web, medical employment agencies, and institution websites. Through job fairs, I will be able to meet the head of different organizations, be informed on job vacancies, be counseled on employment, and gain offers on training. Using my smartphone, I will be able to browse and look for jobs in my area of interest and apply for available vacancies. I can also look upon institutions’ websites and see whether there are vacancies. Medical employment agencies are agencies that lookup for healthcare talent and connect nurses or medical professionals looking for jobs to the best employers. I will register with a trustworthy agency that will make me improve my CV writing skills to professional standards and introduce me to the best employers.

My networking ideas

To improve and create strong networks I will make the internet my close friend and also enquire connections through my friends and my mentor. Social networking will help look for jobs like it helps in providing information. I will make sure that I have a professional profile on LinkedIn as it is one of the leading platforms that can increase my chances of securing employment as a fresh graduate. Other platforms that are good for networking include Twitter, Facebook, Xing, telegram, Instagram, Market-based, and Lunchmeat.


This is what I will do when preparing for an interview. I will research the company that has scheduled an interview with me or where I sent my CV. I will practice the answers that should be given for common and general questions that might be asked in an interview. I will study my job description including what I entail, tasks expected, actions I should do in specific situations under my job description, and the results I am expected to deliver. I will practice my interview questions with a friend as though it was a real situation. I will arrange what to wear the night before my interview. It has to be presentable and official wear. I will also arrange my professional documents in the bag that I will carry on the interview day. I will wear my confident face as I go for the interview.

My practice

When starting my practice, the populations that I will serve include pregnant women and children. These populations need a special focus that I believe giving them full attention to will serve their needs to the very best. I will market my practice through social media platforms, word of mouth, advertisement posters, and by offering quality services that I hope to get referrals from them. The personnel that I need to hire include professional and certified nurses and physicians with experience especially those who have specified in pediatrics and women’s health, certified nurse assistants, and other office staff such as receptionists, guards, cleaners, and cooks among others.

I will obtain funding from my savings, business, and loans or partnerships. I will be operating 24 hours a day but with less staff during nighttime to make sure working patients get services when they need them without the restrictions posed by limited operating hours. I will hire other providers so that I can have a guarantee that patients will be having services even when I am not able to provide all the resources. Besides, I believe in teamwork and I believe that hiring other providers will be a way of creating a little team that we can think of progress together.

Transition to practice and Children health (Due 24 hours)


Welcome to MN504

Chapter 1
Making the Case for Evidence- based Practice and Cultivating a Spirit of Inquiry.
Chapter 2
Asking Compelling Clinical Questions.
Chapter 3
Finding Relevant Evidence to Answer Clinical Questions.

Overview of Unit 1

APA Format
Literature Review

Overview of

Assignment 1

Chapter 4
Critically Appraising Knowledge for Clinical Decision-Making

Chapter 5
Critically appraising quantitative evidence for clinical decision- making

Overview of Unit 2

Sources of knowledge include:

Trial and error
Logical reasoning

Knowledge Sources Used in EBP

Systematic inquiry

Practitioners’ expertise

Patients’ choices and concerns

Weighing the Evidence




Chapter 4

Chapter 4

External Evidence

Internal Evidence

The PDSA Cycle





Preliminary Questions
Why was this study done?
What is the sample size?
Are the measures of major variables valid and reliable?
How were the data analyzed?
Were there any untoward events during the conduct of the study?
How do the results that with previous research in the area?
What does this research mean for clinical practice?

Chapter 5



Chapter 5

Are the results of the study valid?

What are the results?

Will the results help me in caring for my patients?

Confounding Variables?

Study Bias
Selection Bias
Lack of Blinding
Measurement Bias
Recall Bias
Information Bias
Loss to Follow up


Chapter 5 – Results Valid?

Do the numbers add up?

What id the magnitude of the effect?

What is the strength of the association?

What is the clinical significance?

What is the precision of the measurement of effect?

How big is the magnitude of the effect?

Chapter 5 – Results Reliable?

Appraising Case Studies



Appraising Case-Control Studies

Cohort Studies


Systematic Reviews




Chapter 5

Chapter 5

Chapter 5

Evaluation and Synthesis of Quantitative Studies

Levels of Evidence (1-7)

Level I – Evidence from a systematic review or meta-analysis of all RCTs that are relevant

Level II: Evidence obtained from well-designed RCTs

Level III: Evidence obtained from well- designed controlled trials without randomization

Level IV: Evidence from well-designed case-control and cohort studies

Level V: Evidence from systematic reviews of descriptive and qualitative studies

Level VI: Evidence from single descriptive or qualitative studies

Level VII: Evidence from the opinion of authorities and/or reports of experts

Any questions?

“Just the basics”




Title of Your Paper

Your Name

Kaplan University



Each section of your paper should have a heading and should be center justified. All papers should include an introduction paragraph which tells the reader what you are writing about and/or the purpose of your paper. At the end of your paper there should be a summary paragraph where the major thoughts/concepts of your paper are summarized.

In-Text Citations

Anytime you reference ideas or content form another work, you need to provide an in-text citation which will correlate to a work on your reference page at the end of the paper. This citation will be in the first sentence which begins to reference that work and includes the author’s last name and the date of publication. There are two basic ways to accomplish this:

According to Morton (2016), the author’s name can be included in your sentence which would be followed by the year of publication in parenthesis.

It is more common to just include the author’s name with the year of publication in parenthesis (Morton, 2016).

In-Text Citations

For works with three or more authors, the first time the ideas are referenced you will need to include all the names in your citation (Morton, Packard, & Johnstone, 2017). Any additional references to that work may be cited without all the names (Morton et al., 2017).

It is my expectation that you will be citing references from peer reviewed journal articles found in the Kaplan library. No online sources or webpages will be accepted as references.

“To quote or not to quote?”


Arzouman, J. (2015). Evidence-based practice: Share the spirit of inquiry. Medsurg Nursing, 24(4), 209-211.

Browne, G., Cashin, A., & Graham, I. (2012). The therapeutic relationship and mental health nursing: It is time to articulate what we do! Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 19(9), 839–843.

Grove, S., Gray, J., & Burns, N. (2014). Understanding nursing research (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Scholarly Peer Reviewed Sources



Transition To Practice And Children Health (Due 24 Hours)


Parts  1 and 2 have the same questions, however, you must answer with references and different writing always addressing them objectively, that is as if you were different students. Similar responses in wording or references will not be accepted.

APA format

1) Minimum 8 pages  (No word count per page)- Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum of three paragraphs per page

You must strictly comply with the number of paragraphs requested per page.

           Part 1: minimum  1 page

           Part 2: minimum  1 page

           Part 3: minimum  1 page

           Part 4: minimum  2 pages

           Part 5: minimum  1 page

           Part 6: minimum  1 page

           Part 7: minimum  1 page

   Submit 1 document per part

2)¨******APA norms

         All paragraphs must be narrative and cited in the text- each paragraph

         Bulleted responses are not accepted

         Don’t write in the first person 

         Don’t copy and paste the questions.

         Answer the question objectively, do not make introductions to your answers, answer it when you start the paragraph

Submit 1 document per part

3)****************************** It will be verified by Turnitin (Identify the percentage of exact match of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks) 

********************************It will be verified by SafeAssign (Identify the percentage of similarity of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks)

4) Minimum 3 references (APA format) per part not older than 5 years  (Journals, books) (No websites)

All references must be consistent with the topic-purpose-focus of the parts. Different references are not allowed.

5) Identify your answer with the numbers, according to the question. Start your answer on the same line, not the next


Q 1. Nursing is XXXXX

Q 2. Health is XXXX

6) You must name the files according to the part you are answering: 


Part 1.doc 

Part 2.doc


Parts  1 and 2 have the same questions, however, you must answer with references and different writing always addressing them objectively, that is as if you were different students. Similar responses in wording or references will not be accepted.

Part 1: Transition to practice


1. Discuss the significance and process of obtaining

a. A National Provider Identification (NPI) Number

b. A DEA Number.

Part 2: Transition to practice


1. Discuss the significance and process of obtaining

a. A National Provider Identification (NPI) Number

b. A DEA Number.

Part 3: Transition to practice (Write in the first person)

Topic: Your First Job

1. Discuss successful interview and negotiate an employment contract

2. Discuss how preparing for an interview

3. Discuss the importance of a resume in finding a job

Part 4: Transition to practice (Write in the first person)

Topic: Your First Job

According to File 1 (Attached)

1 page:

1. Identify and provide the listing for a hypothetical professional job opportunity for which you would like to apply. 

*****You may copy and paste the listing directly from an employment site such as Indeed, Simply Hired, or other types of job boards. 

2. Discuss in detail why you think this job is within your scope of practice. 

1 page:

3. Write a cover letter to showcase your talents, so be sure to give potential employers enough information to convince them you are the right candidate for the position. 

Part 5:  Children and adolescent´s health (Write in the first person)

Topic: Pediatric Musculoskeletal and Integumentary

1. Share an experience that you have encountered so far in your pediatric clinical rotation, with children suffering from:

a. Musculoskeletal (dislocations)

b.  Integumentary Conditions (acne)

Part 6:  Children and adolescent´s health (Write in the first person)

Topic: Pediatric Musculoskeletal and Integumentary

1. What are the most common musculoskeletal diseases in pediatric patients

2. What are the most common integumentary Conditions in pediatric patients

Part 7:  Children and adolescent´s health 

Check MN504 File (attached)

1. Make a summary of the slides (No references or cites in the text)