Assignment: First Draft of Career Narrative
In Week 2, you prepared to write the Career Narrative Essay by brainstorming your goals, skills, and accomplishments. This week, you will turn those ideas into a working draft of your essay. You have already generated ideas; now you need to fit these ideas together in a series of interconnected paragraphs (an essay) that tell your story in a cohesive, compelling, and original way.
Read each section below. When ready, draft the introduction paragraph, at least 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. When finished, you will have the first draft of an essay.
On or Before Day 7
Step 1: Create a Word file (click to expand/reduce)
Step 2: Write Your Goals Paragraph (click to expand/reduce)
Step 3: Write Your Skills Paragraph (click to expand/reduce)
Step 4: Write Your Accomplishments Paragraph (click to expand/reduce)
Step 5: Write Your Conclusion
Assignment: First Draft of Career Narrative In Week 2, you prepared to write the Career Narrative Essay by brainstorming your goals, skills, and accomplishments. This week, you will turn those ideas
Week 2 Brainstorming Worksheet In this worksheet, you will make final edits to your Career Narrative Essay and reflect on the specific changes. During Week 1, you engaged in self-reflection and exploration. This week, you will begin the pre-writing process as preparation for writing a career narrative. The audience for a career narrative is potential employers in your field. It establishes you as a unique and essential professional that employers can’t resist. As you complete the worksheet, think about yourself as more than an employee. Why will you be an artist at your craft? Use this worksheet to get your thoughts down. Don’t worry or overthink things. This is the brainstorming process. Let your ideas flow. Goals Instructions: Respond to the questions and tasks below using complete sentences. Sentence requirements are listed below but writing more is better. Remember, this is brainstorming. You are generating ideas for next week’s essay. No goal is too big or too small at this stage, so feel free to write them all down. Explain why you have chosen your career path. Write at least five sentences. Nursing is one of the best careers in the world,being in this area I consider myself a hero.This profession offers meaningful career,on job you have got the opportunity for improving well being of people from all walks of life.This is a career which helps in saving lives,bringing happiness to the individuals and families as well as the comfort which they need.For the health and the medical sector it is set to experience promising growth in coming years with nurses and midwives particularly strong at 2.5% per year.Through nursing you are able to open doors to the most diverse professions in health where you are able to learn diverse skills and there is a reward for every challenge you go through.Make a list of at least three goals you want to accomplish and explain in detail why each goal is important. Providing excellent patient centered care; In this nurses are at the front line from check in,vital signs and administering medication,attending to the mental and emotional status nurses remain front line authority in caring for patients. Increase technology skills: As a nurse I have to trouble shoot technology issues which could directly impact the care of patients in event of malfunction. Become an expert;Through honing the specific skills to the mastery level,as a nurse I will be more marketable and desirable in the given speciality. What professional, educational, and/or personal experiences will help you to achieve these goals? List at least three experiences. Learn where to learn where when certain programs are introduced you should be involved in them. Recognizing your private life impact your career where the career is 24/7 that you have to leave the hospital behind and concentrate on your life. Becoming a friend with technology where you are able to learn new skills to adapt to the changing situations.How will the experiences you listed above help you achieve your career goals? Write at least five sentences. When you learn where to learn you are able to master new ways of doing things and even controlling new infection hence you become perfect in your career.When even at the work station you should look at how others are incorporating things like patient safety as they interact with patients.For recognizing your private life and work life it will avoid the depressions we have seen some of the nurses go through.The nurse will be able to work for required hours hence become effective thus preventing fatigue.In becoming a friend with the technology it becomes easier for nurses to execute their duties since they are able to interact with apps and determine dosages easily as compared to the ones who are not conversant with the technology. Skills Instructions: Respond to the questions/tasks below using complete sentences. Sentence requirements are listed below but writing more is better. Remember, this is brainstorming. You are generating ideas for next week’s essay. No skill is too big or too small at this stage, so feel free to write them all down. Transferrable skills can be carried with you into any situation or career. Salesmanship, time management, and good writing are examples of transferrable skills. Feel free to research transferrable skills online to get ideas. List five transferrable skills, three you currently have and two you hope to learn.Skills I have include: Caring for people People management skills Organizing and managing Hope to learn include: Knowledge of science and technology Information technologyProfessional skills are specific to your chosen career. Feel free to research online for ideas and explore them in your own words. What are some professional skills that directly relate to your career field? List five professional skills, three you currently have and two you hope to cultivate in the future.Professional skills I have include: Urgent and emergency care Checking and monitoring vital signs Patient safety Professional skills I hope to cultivate in future include: Patient and family education Technology skillsDescribe two unique skills that set you apart from other applicants. Reflect on your personal strengths to highlight your individuality as a candidate. You have permission to brag about yourself! For unique skills that I posses,most of the time,people talk more than listening.When it comes to me am a good listener where through this the patient swill be interested in telling you all that they have. I also ob serve concerning what they speak about then speak and empathize with the patient which will make them satisfied with services given. Am also a critical thinker and problem solver where in case there is any challenge personally I usually take time to think about the perfect solution which I can offer which assist me in solving any problem. Accomplishments Instructions: Respond to the questions and tasks below using complete sentences. Sentence requirements are listed below but writing more is better. Remember, this is brainstorming. You are generating ideas for next week’s essay. No accomplishment is too big or too small at this stage, so feel free to write them all down. What have you done that will appeal to an employer or help advance your career goals? Think about awards, special recognitions, promotions, certificates of study, documented trainings, certifications, or anything else relevant to your chosen career. List at least three accomplishments. Received certification in nursing Becoming a legal nurse consultant which was my biggest dream Having perfect results at the end of every assignment I undertakeChoose one of these accomplishments and explain why it is significant. Having perfect results at the end of every assignment I undertake;For this there are patient who come and they do not have hope for life again but through encouragement and treatment they emerge strong at the end and live a happy life afterwards.What are two challenges you have overcome? What did you learn and how will this help you as a professional? Write at least five sentences. The challenges include workplace violence. Increased exposure to sickness. From this challenges,like workplace violence I learn that in case there is a coworker that I have who would make me uncomfortable then I have to report to the management.Through having a good record the workplace will have to reevaluate their program and take the necessary action.Through this it will be able to yield a good environment for the nurses.Exposure to sickness I have to take necessary steps when dealing with patient to prevent myself from any infection.I have to practice hygiene which is key to controlling sickness. Note: Make sure to save your completed worksheet somewhere you can find it for use in Week 3. Make sure you have a backup!