Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Roles

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Roles

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Roles

Your professional cover letter, resume, and portfolio are due by Day 7 of Week 10. It is highly

recommended that you begin planning and working on this Assignment as soon as it is viable.

The following checklists outline all of the items you should include in your cover letter, resume,

and portfolio. Additionally, the resources below have been provided to assist you in developing

your professional cover letter, resume, and portfolio.

Also, refer to the Walden University Career Center website for resources and develop your

cover letter and resume with the assistance of the Walden University Career Center website

for resources and make your cover letter, resume, and portfolio accessible online to your

faculty and potential employers.

Checklist for Cover Letter (S/U grade)

Your Cover Letter should be:

 Presented and formatted in professional business manner

 Addressed properly

 Clear and concise and include:

o Content Introduction

o Content Body

o Content Conclusion

 Written in a professional style and include:

o Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar

o Clear and accurate sentence structure

Checklist for Resume (S/U)

 Your Resume should be clear, concise and well-organized and it should also include


 Name, address, business phone number, and email address (top center of resume)

 Profile: 2-3 sentences describing goal and positive attributes/characteristics

 Certifications & Licensure

 Education

 Professional Experience

 Honors/Awards

 References

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Checklist for Portfolio (S/U)

 Your Portfolio should be clear, concise and well-organized and it should also include


 Personal Philosophy Statement

 Self-Assessment

 Personal goals (short term and long term)

 Achievements

 Cover Letter

 Resume

 Diplomas for formal education

 Letters of Recommendation

 References (list names, affiliation and contact information)

 Certifications

 Certificates of attendance for continuing education

 Transcripts

 Publications

 Oral Presentations and/or Poster Presentations

Learning Resources

Resume, Portfolio, and Cover Letter Resources:

 Cover Letter Advice (n.d.). Nurse practitioner cover letter sample 1. Retrieved from

To utilize my knowledge and skills as a registered nurse to provide care to patients, family members, and hospital staff, in a clinical setting. My recently completed education and previous clinical experience have provided me with the skills necessary for a successful career. As a hospital representative I will effectively utilize my: *Passion for making a difference in individual patients’ lives *Personable communication skills and work relationships *Enthusiasm for everyday challenges and learning experiences *Ability to be a contributing team member


Successfully directs staff meetings Professional bedside manner Strong clinical judgment Preceptor Patient/family focused Thorough physical assessments Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines Patient and family advocacy High level of autonomy



License RN-555555 – Pennsylvania

ANCC Board Certification – Psychiatric Mental Health –Registered Nurse (PMH-RN) Certification BLS – CPR Certification Dental X-ray Certification

APIC Member

Work History

Registered Nurse, 3/12/2018 to current

Recovery Centers of America – Devon, PA

Conducts intake assessments through interviews with patients and relatives to gather case history. * Plans and provides nursing care for patients. * Consults with medical and other behavioral healthcare staff in designing appropriate treatment plans for clients. * Administers and notes reactions to psychotropic drugs and other medications. * Arranges further medical attention when necessary. * Assists the client in understanding the nature of the disease of addiction and the need for treatment. * Tests for vital signs of pain and ensures treatment of pain. * Documents all patient information on medical charts and follows physician’s written orders. * Maintains patient confidentiality. * Maintains accurate records and documentation of patient treatments, immunizations, and laboratory results according to standard medical recordkeeping

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Roles

Mental Health Nurse, 07/2016 to 3/2018 PrimeCare Medical, Inc. – Eagleville, PA

Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations and nursing diagnoses. Obtained all psychiatric medication orders Assessed patient’s mental health status Organized daily lists for psychiatric providers Performed daily segregation rounds Responded to acute psychiatric crises and provided any stat medications

Heath Nurse Coordinator/ Infection Preventionist, 02/2016 to 06/2016 Foundations Behavioral Health – Doylestown, PA

Responsible for evaluating medical health of all patients across campus. Responsible for maintaining or organizing medical clinic. Responsible for coordinating all off-campus medical appointments. Assisting staff nurses with admissions and discharges. Educates all new orientation classes on infection control. Maintains and organizes all employee health data and procedures. Reports all infections to NHSN. Participates in monthly infection control meetings. Nursing supervisor for entire campus.

Primary care, assessment and evaluation of neonatal and pediatric patients.

Willow Grove


Registered Nurse, 08/2015 to 02/2016 Foundations Behavioral Health – Doylestown, PA

Medication administration. Admissions and Discharges. Assessments head-to-toe. Parent communication.

Nurse Extern, 06/2014 to 06/2015 St. Christopher’s Hospital – Philadelphia, PA

Assisted residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, lifting and transferring.

Parent orientation to unit


Performed basic physical assessments of newborns and infants. Monitored fluid intake and output levels.


Associate of Science: Nursing, 6/2015 Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing:

Student government representative Top 5% of class

Bachelors of Science in Nursing: Nursing, 6/2017 Grand Canyon University – Phoenix, AZ

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Roles

Masters of Science in Nursing: Psychiatric


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