Nursing Porfolio

Biographical information

Mitsou Doroti Philogene

1174 East 36th Street

Brooklyn, New York 11210

Phone:

Cell:

Email: mitsouphilogene001@gmail.com

Registered Nurse professional license: 226666

Educational background (Nursing education)

Coursework completed at New York City College of Technology in BSN program:

  • Pathophysiology ( in process)
  • Intro To Philosophy
  • Sociology Of Aging
  • Personnel Org/ Psych
  • Law Through Literature
  • Math Concepts/ Applic
  • Statistics
  • Musical Styles
  • Pysical Assessment
  • MGT of patient care ( Lect and Lab)
  • Nursing Research
  • Community Health (Lect and Lab)
  • End of Life Care
  • Pro Nursing Practice ( in progress)

Associate of Science in Nursing- Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY ( Fall 2010- Spring 2012)

 

Certification(s)

  • CPR certified through American Heart Association

 

  • ACLS

 Employment history

12/16/2013-present    Registered Nurse, Lincoln Medical center, Bronx, NY

Provide skilled nursing care and teaching to promote health upon discharge

Administer prescribed medications and provide patient education regarding

Drug actions, importance of adherence and potential reportable side effects

Perform cephalocaudal assessments to identify and minimize any potential

disease related complications

Formulate patient plan of care based upon cephalocaudal assessments;

modify plan of care based upon changes in patient status

Provide culturally competent care to patients and their families

Participate in treatment planning and coordination with other members of

disciplinary team.

 

01/2013-07/2013   Registered Nurse, St Barnabas Nursing Home, Bronx, NY

Assess patients and provide care based upon assessment findings.

Provide specific respiratory care to clients on ventilator support.

Maintain central line infusions.

Administer enteral feedings and medications to patients with enteral

tubes.

Provide culturally competent care to patients and their families.

Encourage compliance to medications and teach clients about the disease

process.

01/2013-07/2013    Registered Nurse, Village CareMax, NY, NY

Conducted Home Care assessement visits.

Worked within a multidisciplinary health team to promote wellness and

optimize patients outcomes.

Mitsou Doroti philogene, RN

1174 East 36th street Brooklyn, NY, 11210      C- mitsouphilogene001@gmail.com

PROFILE SUMMARY  

  • Dedicated and motivated Registered Nurse with experience with geriatric

Population.

  • Efficient in performing health assessments, blood glucose monitoring, insertion

of IV lines and blood drawing.

  • Personable with a positive attitude and effective in therapeutic communications.
  • Proficient in infection control.

 

Professional objective:

To obtain a medical-surgical staff registered nurse position in a major teaching hospital.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lincoln Medical Center, Bronx, NY¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 12/16/2013 ‚Äď Present

Registered Nurse

  • Provide ¬†¬†¬†¬† skilled nursing care and teaching to promote health upon discharge.
  • Administer prescribed medications.
  • Perform assessments to identify and minimize ¬†¬†¬†¬† any potential infection and respiratory distress
  • Participate in treatment planning and ¬†¬†¬†¬† coordination with other members of disciplinary team.

St Barnabas Nursing Home, Bronx, NY                          01/2013-07/2013

Registered Nurse

  • ¬†Assessed patients, provided care upon ¬†¬†¬†¬† assessment data.
  • ¬†Administered care to patients on ¬†¬†¬†¬† ventilator support.
  • ¬†Maintained central line infusions.
  • ¬†Administered enteral feedings and medications to patients with enteral tubes.
  • ¬†¬†Provided culturally competent care to patients and their families.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬† RN to BSN Pathway, Nursing (expected Graduation 12/2014)

New York City College of Technology ~ Brooklyn, NY

‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬† Associates, Nursing

Hostos Community College ~ Bronx, NY 05/2012

  • CPR, ACLS (2014)

                              References furnish upon request.

Personal and professional goals ‚Äď Personal Statement on Nursing

My penchant for nursing is the result of my mother who wanted her children to be in the healthcare field and my desire to be a teacher. At an early age, I knew that I wanted to teach; and nursing had allowed me to fulfill my mother’s dreams as well as mine. When I selected this career path, it did not occur to me that nursing would surpass my vocation expectations.  It strikes that this profession is both challenging and self-satisfying. The gratitude of a stranger that you are caring for, the gradual improvement in his/ her health status after your nursing care and the attention that you are given explaining their medical condition or management to him/her are both rewarding and fulfilling. It is a profession that is demanding, often hectic at times; however, it teaches and reinforces some important values in life such as patience, tolerance, caring and compassion. It is a profession that I look upon with respect and admiration since each day it motivates me to reach my potential; hone my critical thinking skills and formulate sound nursing judgements. It makes me feel like a champion and equips me with personal and professional tools that will help me develop characteristics that will make a difference in the nursing field, my community, my country and in the world.

To this end, within the next year,

(1) I want to obtain my baccalaureate degree in nursing by fall 2014.

(2)  I want to obtain the CCRN credential by AACN certification

Corporation.

(3) Finally, I would like to start going to graduate school and use the knowledge

acquired in the workplace to ameliorate my education.

Finally, for the next five years,

(1)   I want to be a Family Nurse Practitioner and provide care in the emergency room.

(2)    I also would like to help build a nursing school in my country, Haiti, which lacks healthcare providers; and somehow make it possible for a nursing student who studied there to be fully equipped to come to the USA, take the NCLEX and work as a register nurse.

I believe by achieving all these goals that I have set up for myself, I will very much contribute to the world what I have gotten from it in order to ameliorate people’s lives.

Professional development (Conferences, Seminars, Workshops)

List professional development experiences

  • Hospital Emmergency Response Training: Basic, Indirect Delivery (March 2014)
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Program & Training ( December 2013)
  • Just Culture (December 2013)
  • Teamstepps/ Communication (December 2013)
  • Breakthrough ( December 2013)
  • Risk Management ( December 2013)
  • ¬†Cultural Competence/LGBT ( December 2013)

Continuing Education Certificates

  • Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review endorsed by aacn, April 14, 2014.
  • Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Review endorsed by aacn, April 7, 2014.

List personal educational reading (4 points)

  • Sheehy‚Äôs Manual of Emergency Care, 6e ( Newberry, Sheehy‚Äôs manual of Emergency Care).
  • Memory Notebook of Nursing by Joann Graham Zerwekh, Jo Carol Claborn, C.J.Miller, Vol.1, 4th Ed.
  • ECG Pocket Brain by Ken Grauer, 6th edition

Sample of written work (Assignments, Case Studies, Papers)

 

  1.  What are the research questions that the researchers are interested in? Where were they found in the article?

The article is about cardiac pain caused by chronic stable angina and how it affects people‚Äôs quality of life. The researchers in doing this study are interested in finding out the effects ‚Äúa low-cost six-week angina psychoeducation program, entitled The Chronic Angina Self-Management Program (CASMP)‚ÄĚ has ¬†on ‚ÄúHRQL, self-efficacy, and resourcefulness to self-manage angina pain‚ÄĚ (McGillion et al., 2008, p.1). The researchers ask these research questions in the abstract and reiterate the goals of the present study in the introduction. They are able to come up with answers in the Results as well as the Discussion section and talk about their findings.

  1. What type of research design are the authors utilizing?

The authors are utilizing a randomized controlled trial (RCT) also called a clinical trial, which is an experimental study. The RCT is also part of a quantitative research.

  1. Where does this design sit on the evidence hierarchy?

The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is situated at the top on the evidence hierarchy.

  1. What are the independent variables, that is, what is being manipulated?

In this study, the independent variables are the Chronic Angina Self-Management Program (CASMP), which is a psychoeducation plan placed by the researchers to assess the health quality of life of people with Chronic stable angina. In the CASMP, the participants were either placed in the six-week CASMP group or the three-month wait-list control group which is also an independent variable. In brief, those are the variables that are being controlled and manipulated.

  1. What are the dependent or outcome variables?

The dependent or outcome variables affected by the independent variables are the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of the people with chronic stable angina (CSA). The HRQL that is being affected comprised of pain, poor general health status, and inability to self-manage (McGillion et al., 2008, p.1).

  1. How are the dependent variables operationalized?

The dependent variables such as HRQL are operationalized using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item short form and the disease-specific Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ). Other dependent variables such as self-efficacy and resourcefulness are measured using the Self-Efficacy Scale and the Self-Control Schedule (McGillion et al., 2008, p.1).

  1. In the introduction, the authors lay out some of the important reasons/questions for doing this research? Discuss two of them.

The authors explain that CSA is a well-known disease that has impacted people who are living with it. Lots of studies have been done on how the disease has affected people in terms of their activity of daily living as well as other aspects of their lives. Thus, because of the numerous people who are now living with this condition, the authors mention that nongovernmental organizations in Canada, the United States as well as the United Kingdom realize the importance of developing secondary prevention strategies (McGillion et al. 2008, p.2). They explain that the actual secondary prevention models in place are not suitable for people with chronic stable angina, and that they are more for people with coronary artery bypass patients. Therefore, those affected by CSA are just not taking care of. Secondly, from the factors cited above, a secondary prevention strategy is primordial to help people with CSA cope with the condition and learn some strategies that will enable them to be self-sufficient. That is how the psychoeducation uses “information and cognitive-behavioral strategies to achieve changes in knowledge and behavior for effective disease self-management“(McGillion et al. 2008, p.2).

  1. What are the implications of this research, that is, what do the authors suggest should come after this study?

After this study, the authors suggest that to avoid sample size bias in other studies a larger sample should be done. They also argue that many facilitators should be used ‚Äúto enhance external validity and include longer-term follow up‚ÄĚ (McGillion et al. 2008, p.12).¬† According to McGillion & al (2008), ‚Äú the clinical utility and knowledge translation potential of future investigations may be enhanced by examining the effectiveness of the CASMP as an adjunctive component to facets of health care with preexisting infrastructure, such as standard cardiac rehabilitation programs, or community health -care programs and facilities‚ÄĚ (p. 12).

  1. Are the results of this study generalizable?

I do not think that the results of this study is generalizable because the authors admit that even if The CASMP¬† was successful in terms of ameliorating people‚Äôs activity of daily living, general health, angina pain and self efficacy, more research has to be done. According to the authors, their findings were limited compared to others studies because of ‚Äúheterogeneity of methods including design, interventions, timing of outcome measurement, and instrumentation‚ÄĚ (McGillion et al. 2008, p. 10). Instead, they hope that a long- term evaluation will enable ‚Äúexamination of the sustainability of the short-term improvements observed in HRQL and self-efficacy for CSA patients‚ÄĚ (McGillion et al. 2008, p. 10).

  1. How are you doing in this course so far?

So far, I can see that this course is a very hard one and that even after reading the textbook, some concepts are not quite clear to me. For the first two chapters, it was after I read the powerpoints, listened to the audio files, and took notes that things started to make sense to me. I am still at level two when it comes to the understanding of the course; but as time goes by, I expect to have a better grasp of the materials.

References

Polit, D; & Beck, C. (2013). Essentials of nursing research (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lipincott

Williams & Wilkins.

McGillion et al. (2008). Randomized Controlled Trial of a Psychoeducation Program for the

Self-Management of Chronic Cardiac Pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management,

1(2) ,1-15.

Professional activities

  • Community Health Fairs (August 2013-December 2013).

During these health fairs, discussion and expose about hypertension, sleep disorders and arthritis in front of an assistance of 30 older adults about.

Community activities

  • Hostos Community College Leadership Academy ( 2012-present)

Serve as a Student Ambassador member and help in Kitchen soups, plant trees in areas such as The Bronx, Brooklyn. Keeping senior citizens company and distribute foods to the Chinese senior citizens community.

Honors and awards

“Not at this time

April 28th, 2014,

Human Resources

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

234 E. 149th Street,

Bronx, NY 10451

Dear Mrs. Xander, G:

I am interested in the Med-Surg position that you might have at Lincoln Hospital.  I am applying to your hospital because, first and foremost I had my Med-Surg clinical rotation here and I was influenced by the dedication of your nursing staff to their patients.  I also  personally witnessed the excellent  nursing care that your  nurses provided to my uncle  when he was hospitalized  at your facility two years ago.

I am currently working for Village CareMax as a per diem fee for service RN. In this role I used critical-thinking and problem-solving skills on a daily basis. I am also employed part-time as a registered nurse at St Barnabas Nursing Home where I take care of up to 40 older adults’ patients. In this role I exercise sound nursing judgement every day and work closely with other interdisciplinary healthcare team members in order to provide holistic care to this population.

I look forward to an interview with you to discuss your employment and to share my professional nursing experiences with you in person. You may telephone me at (917) 474-0663 or emailed at mitsouphilogene001@gmail.com to arrange a mutually convenient time.

I am eager to apply my energy and enthusiasm as a medical-surgical nurse at Lincoln Hospital and look forward to hearing from you soon.

I have enclosed a copy of my resume.

Thank you for your attention and consideration.

Best Regards,

Mitsou Doroti Philogene,

Dear Mrs. Xander, G:

It was a pleasure and privilege to meet with you in person; as well as to speak to you about the Med-Surg position that you have available at Lincoln Hospital. After a tour of your facility, I am confident that I can be an asset to your healthcare team, contributing a positive energy in provision of patient focused care. I can see that Lincoln Hospital embraces cultural diversity and celebrates the many cultures that coexist within its community’s borders. This must bring satisfaction to the people Lincoln Hospital serves and contributes to the high quality of care Lincoln Hospital provides.

I can foresee Lincoln Hospital will be a great place for me to continue my career as a registered nurse and later a Nurse Practitioner in emergency services.

Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone should you require additional information.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely yours,

Mitsou D. Philogene,

 

 

 

 

 

Learning project

The learning project for our group is coming along very good. Everyone has her own part to contribute to the project and we all know what now what to do for the project. We chose our team leader that we have to report to and submit all of our assignments. Now that everything seems to be falling into place, I cannot wait for us to have the work done, so that we can have a nice presentation in the classroom. We already posted the first part of the assignment. In brief, everything is just great right now.

Presentation 2

I did not have a chance to talk about my second presentation at Harbor Hill. My colleague and I decided to talk about sleep because it is one of the problems that the residents at our clinical site are complaining about. During many of our visits to their apartment, they complained about, blood pressure, which was the subject of our first presentation. It was a pure success, more of 30 people attended. They were suspended on our lips, listening to all the information that we had to tell them. We had one of our classmate translated in Spanish and my the other presentator translated in Spanish. We took at least 45 minutes and we even had materials written in Chinese, Spanish and English . Our second presentation which was on sleep disorders was another success. We made this presentation simpler and shorter, so as not to fatigue our audience. Again 44 people attended, and at the end of our presentation