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I WORKED IN A NURSING HOME FOR 20 PLUS YEARS AS A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSITANT (CNA)
I AM A PEOPLE’S PERSON, I AM KIND, CARING
NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES: COMING ACROSS RUDE FAMILY MEMBERS OR BELIGERENT RESIDENCE BUT THIS IS DUE TO THEIR AGE
Reflection on Professional Self
For this first week’s reflection exercise, write a guided journal entry or informal essay reflecting on your personal experiences and your future goals.
To prepare for this journal,
· Watch this video from Scott Desmond, Ted Talks speaker and founder of Live Your Legend career services.
o How to Find and Do Work You Love | Scott Dinsmore | TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D) (Links to an external site.)
· Reflect on the following before writing your journal submission.
o Scott cites that 80
% of us don’t enjoy the work we are doing. Are you part of this 80
%? What work are you currently doing and what are you hoping to pursue now that you are completing your education degree? Do your goals and interests align?
Journal
· Answer the following questions posed by Scott in the video:
o What are your unique strengths? How will you apply these to your future position? (1-2 paragraphs)
o What do you value most? Will your career match or support these values? How so? (1-2 paragraphs)
o What are experiences, both positive and negative, that have shaped your choice of career and will influence your work? (1-2 paragraphs)
o How will you define success? (1 paragraph)
The Reflection on Professional Self Journal:
· Must be 2-3 pages in length (not including title) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. (Links to an external site.)
· Must include a separate title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
Required Resources
Article
Collamer, N. (2013, February 4). The perfect elevator pitch to land a job (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/02/04/the-perfect-elevator-pitch-to-land-a-job/
· This article provides information about elevator pitches and will assist you in your Elevator Speech discussion this week.
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Multimedia
Ashford University. (2016). The elevator pitch
(Links to an external site.)[PDF file]. Retrieved from https://content.bridgepointeducation.com/curriculum/file/ed560ad8-f8c6-4112-83c7-ab402a598810/1/How_to_Craft_an_Elevator_Pitch.pdf
· This PDF provides information about elevator pitches and will assist you in your Elevator Speech discussion this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Ashford University. (2017). The Multigenerational Center clients
(Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://scorm-iad-prod.insops.net/
· This interactive provides information about the Multigenerational Center clients and will assist you with The Interview assignment.
TEDx Talks. (2012, November 29). How to find and do work you love | Scott Dinsmore | TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D) (Links to an external site.) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/jpe-LKn-4gM
· This video provides information about finding work you love and will assist you in your Reflection on Professional Self journal this week. This video has closed captioning and a transcript.
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Website
Live your legend (Links to an external site.). (https://liveyourlegend.net)
· This website provides information about finding work you love and will assist you in your Reflection on Professional Self journal this week.
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Recommended Resources
Book
Willis, J., & Mitchell, G. (2014). The neuroscience of learning: Principles and applications for educators. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
· Chapter 1.2: Why Should Educators Learn Neuroscience?
o This chapter may assist you with The Interview assignment this week, specifically with the questions regarding “Issues and Trends in Your Field”.
Web Page
Red Mountain Multigenerational Center. (Links to an external site.) (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.mesaparks.com/parks-facilities/recreation-centers/red-mountain-multigenerational-center
· This web page provides information about Mesa, Arizona Multigenerational Center and may assist you in your Elevator Speech and The Interview assignment this week.
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Supplemental Material
Ashford University. (2014, September). Bullet point worksheet [Word document]. Retrieved from https://ashford.instructure.com/
· This worksheet provides information about how to communicate your professional accomplishments to an employer and may assist you with The Interview assignment this week.

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