Write a brief statement, approximately two paragraphs, introducing yourself to the Review Committee. Please include any facts, beliefs, values, or behaviors that you think characterize yourself and your nursing practice. How would you describe yourself and your work? How will clinical advancement support your career goals?
In seeking letters of reference from colleagues, it is best to ask someone who can speak to your clinical practice. Two letters of reference are needed from a Clinical Nurse with at least two years experience at BID-Needham or an advanced practice nurse (NP or CNS). The colleague should describe your practice. He/she should use specific examples whenever possible to describe your relationships with patients and peers, your communication skills, and evidence of your clinical leadership. See Guidelines for Letter of Recommendation
Performance appraisal of the candidate by the nursing director must be completed within six months preceding application or updated to reflect an accurate evaluation of the applicant’s current nursing practice. A narrative summary must be included highlighting the applicant’s strengths in clinical practice and/or professional activities.
A self-evaluation is a tool used to reflect on your current professional practice and progression to date.
Please describe and critique your current nursing practice in a Clinical Exemplar. A Clinical Exemplar is a description of a patient care situation that is significant to you and reflects your current practice. It may be a clinical situation that went unusually well, an incident in which there was breakdown (i.e., things did not go as planned), a situation that is very typical, or a situation that you think captures the essence of nursing. If you have difficulty identifying a clinical incident, it is often times helpful to ask a colleague or your director for ideas about a pertinent clinical situation in which you were involved.
Present your account as a story, rather than an analytic case study.
Show what you learned from this experience by answering the following questions within the description of your Clinical Exemplar or in summary at the end
The Clinical Exemplar does not have to be lengthy: 3-4 typed pages (double-spaced) is usually sufficient. You can take as much space as you feel is necessary to tell your story.
Please insure that your goals are
Examples of Goals
A professional resume describes what you have achieved and how you have prepared yourself for the role you are seeking. It includes formal education and professional work experience beginning with your most recent experience in each area. It also provides an opportunity for you to identify publications, presentations of papers, honors received, and professional associations of which you are a member. A resume is a useful and convenient mechanism for presenting yourself and your accomplishments.