NURS 6660 PMH Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent 

February 3, 2019

Personal Philosophy Statement

Patient care is a complex system that is delivered by a multidisciplinary team. Its success requires perfect harmony between all the involved members. It is vital that the care we deliver as a healthcare professional is patient – centered. Therefore, it is important to know the population that we are serving, its needs and its cultural background. In the United States more than any other country, healthcare providers should develop their cultural awareness and competence.

The stigma around mental illness and the quality of treatment that mentally ill individuals receive have inspired me to become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). I have felt the necessity to stand up and do what is right as my contribution to fix this urgent issue. In our society, physical or medical diseases provoke empathy, but we demonstrate disdain for people impacted by mental conditions. Like we always say, “See it and fix it”. So, passivity is as wrong as the wrong doing.

As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, I will have the opportunity to care for a multicultural population with different conceptions or points of view about mental health. It is my role and responsibility to understand the cultural differences and provide support to those in need. I have learned that in the healthcare system, we should not be judgmental. My personal philosophy is to treat each and every patient as I would like to be treated. It is a moral obligation to use my knowledge to serve and educate individuals in my community. As a healthcare professional, I believe that I have the capability to change the way mentally ill individuals are viewed and treated. Through my philosophy, I will be able to advocate for holistic and empathic care for individuals with mental health conditions.

Self – Assessment

I have decided to transition from registered nurse (RN) to psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) to better serve my community. So, I have always said and believe that the more someone has the he/she can give. When I decided to go back to school to pursue my goal, I said to myself “I have to choose one of the best schools”. 

Finally, I have chosen Walden University that I believe meets my expectations. For my Practicum, I have chosen the Compass Health System which has been established in South Florida since 1990, and it is well respected in the community. They offer theirservices through their offices and most of the hospitals with mental health crises. They are one the major teaching facilities in mental health in South Florida.

I have selected preceptors who have been working with Compass Health System for several years. So, they acquired a very solid experience in the field. I have taken great advantage of their experience to strengthen my assessment skills to evaluate children adolescents and adults with mental health issues. Because they see patients in offices and hospitals, I have been able to learn different approaches for individuals in crisis and non-crisis settings.

 I have built confidence in my ability to appropriately evaluate,diagnose and treat patients using pharmacologic therapy and non-pharmacologic therapy. I have no doubt in my mind that I am ready to deliver holistic and empathic care for individuals in my community regardless of their cultural background.

Personal goals

Short – term goals

  • Become a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
  • Join one of the institutions that aim to provide the best quality of care for mentally ill individuals in my community.
  • Strengthen my ability to accurately diagnose mental health conditions and communicate effectively with patients and/or significant others about the condition and all the possible treatment options.
  • Become a voice for those in my community who are affected by mental health disorders.

Long – term goals

 Enroll in a doctorate program to complete my DNP as psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Engage in the fight to change the way mentally ill individuals are viewed and treated in my community.


  • At the age of 24 I graduated with honor “Cum Laude” with a bachelor’s in agriculture from a prestigious school in the Dominican Republic.
  • I worked for CECI in a joint project with the Haitian government for a period of 8 years.
  • After entering the United States in 2009, I decided to pursue my dream in the Healthcare System. And, I graduated in 2014 with “High Honor” with an associate degree at Miami Dade College.
  •  I started my career in nursing at the Memorial Healthcare System in a “Respiratory Specialty Unit”.
  • In December 2015, I completed my bachelor’s degree in nursing.
  • I transitioned to a Telemetry Unit at North Shore Medical Center.
  •  I have been working as a psychiatric nurse for 2 ½.
  • I am hoping to become a certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner by the middle of this year.

Mrs. Marie Jones Human resources director Jackson Memorial Hospital 1005, 1611 NW 12th Ave,Miami, FL 33136 Dear Marie Jones,My name is Toussaint Casimir, board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. As I was always fascinated by the mission of your prestigious institution, I found this opening position for an experienced and dedicated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner a welcoming opportunity. Even though I have recently graduated as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I have two long years and half of experiences working with mental health patients as a registered nurse.

Before I transitioned to mental health, I started my career of nursing in a “respiratory care unit” at Memorial Healthcare system. During my two years and half of mental health experience in 40 – bed locked unit, I have learned the appropriate time to initiate communication with patients in crises, how to convey empathy and develop trustworthy relationship with patients, how to assess and accurately produce the mental status evaluation, and to provide a safe environment not only for patients but also for all staff.

Thanks to my background, I strongly believe that I can contribute to the success of your institution. I urge you to have a close look at the following skills and qualities that your institution can benefit by hiring over any other candidate: Over the time, I have strived to become as culturally sensitive and competent as a healthcare provider can be. Furthermore, I speak and write fluently in English,Spanish, French and Haitian creole. I have learned to deliver the best quality of care to individuals enduring all sorts of mental health conditions, like PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, dementia, and anxiety. I have learned to be a leader, a team player, a great communicator, and an advocate for the cause of the voiceless. Achieving a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Mental Health Nursing from Walden University has strengthened problem-solving, critical thinking abilities.

And, through a full year of practice with highly respected and experienced doctors, I have learned to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with all kinds of mental health disorders. I greatly value the interest that you have demonstrated in my profile. 

I hope I can be considered for an interview to better explain at what extent I can contribute to the success of your institution. And, I am looking forward to learning more about your expectations. Feel free to contact me at your convenience through my cellphone: 786-991-3495 or email: Best regards, Toussaint Casimir

Toussaint Casimir, RN, BSN

1200 NE 200 St., Miami FL 33179

Phone: (786)991-3495/ (305)974-2863



Obtain a position in an institution where I can successfully implement my nursing skills and knowledge to provide individuals in my community with the best quality of care possible. And, advocate on behalf of the voiceless.


  1. Licensure: Registered Nurse (Florida Board of Nursing)
  2. Certification: CPR; CPI; and 12 lead ECG
  3. Computer Skills: Microsoft Office
  4.  Languages: English: spoken, read and written

Spanish: spoken, read and written

French: spoken, read and written

Haitian Creole: spoken, read and written

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse PractitionerWalden University, Minnesota2017 – 2019
RN – BSN GPA 3.65/4.0 Miami Dade College, Benjamin Leon School of Nursing, FloridaJan – Dec 2015
Registered Nurse (A.S.) GPA 3.70/4.0 Miami Dade College, Benjamin Leon School of Nursing, Florida2013 – 2014
Agricultural Engineer GPA 3.6/4.0 Instituto Superior de Agricultura (ISA) Dom. Rep.1996 – 2000


North Medical Center (Behavioral Health Unit) · Complete patient’s assessment/evaluation to determine eligibility for acute inpatient, assess patients for depression and suicidal/homicidal thoughts, and communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary care team.Nov 2016 – Present
North Medical Center (Telemetry Unit) · Complete patient care assessment, evaluation, and medication review, including baseline vital signs within 4 hours of assigned patients’ admission.April 2016 – Nov 2016
Memorial Hospital Pembroke (Respiratory Specialty Care Unit) · Provides direct patient care in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.· Initiates patients care plan within 24 hours of admission, establishes nursing diagnosis, intervention and measurableoutcomes in collaboration with physician, patient, family and staff.Feb 2015 – May 2016
Green Cross Home Health Care services, Miami, Fl.November, 2014
· Provide care for clients including tracheostomy care, gastrostomy care, tube feeding, wound care, medication administration and pain management. 
Valet Parking, Brickell TownHouse · Assist people, especially elderly , in getting in and out of their cars.· Use of excellent communication skills to receive and assist visitors and residents.· Assist people with special needs in and out wheelchairs.July 2009 – Feb 2015

Nursing Clinical Experience (12 Months)

Compass Health System· Evaluate patients with mental health conditions.
 · Assess patients for depression, SI/HI and visual/auditory hallucinations.· Lead individual psychotherapy under the supervision of a preceptor.
Compass Health System· Assess patients with a great range of mental health conditions.· Determine the group each patient would best fit in.
 · Lead group and family psychotherapy under the supervision of a preceptor.
Compass Health System· Provide care and teaching for mentally ill pediatric patients.
 · Work closely with a preceptor to evaluate and assess patients’ mental status.· Determine the needs for hospitalization treatment. · Together with a preceptor evaluate the effective, the to adjust or switch psychotropic medications for children and adolescents.


1. Scott Segal, MD (Psychiatrist)

Compass Health System, 305-891-0050

2. Richard Douyon, MD (Psychiatrist)

North Shore Medical Center (Medical director) 305-835-6000

3. Melaine Burnettgrizzle

North Shore Medical Center, Unit Director 305-835-3426 Certifications

CPR; CPI; and 12 lead ECG

Institution Credit Transcript Totals

Institution:Walden University
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Name:Toussaint Casimir
ID:A0073679 6
Birth Date:08-APR
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In Progress:Master of Science in Nursing  
Curriculum Information         
Program:MS in Nursing        
 (MSN) – PMH- BSN        
Specialization/Co nc:Psychiatri c Mental HealthNurse NP        
Program Status:INPROGR ESS        
 Attempte d HoursEarne dHour sGPA HoursPointsGPA    
 61.00051.00 050.000155.003.10   
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Transcri pt 
2017 Spring Qtr 02/27-05/21
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itHour sPoint sStar t and End Date sR   
   for Graduate 0 27,
   Study   201
       7 to
       201 7    
NURS6050FGQPolicy & Advocacy for Pop HlthB5.00 015.0 0Feb 27,201 7 to May 14,201 7    
Term Totals: 
 Attempte d HoursEarne dHour sGPA HoursPointsGPA    
  Unoffi cial 
Trans cript  
2017 Summer Qtr 05/30-08/20
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itHour sPoint sStar t and End Date sR   
NURS6051FGQTransforming Nursing & HCB5.00 015.0 0May 30,201 7 to Aug 13,201 7    
NURS6052FGQEssent of Evidence-Bas ed PractW5.00 00.00May 30,201 7 to Aug 13,201 7    
Term Totals: 
 Attempte d HoursEarne dHour sGPA HoursPointsGPA    
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2017 Fall Qtr 08/28-11/19
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itHour sPoint sStar t and End Date sR   
NURS6053FGQInterprof Org & SysLeadershipA5.00 020.0 0Aug 28,201 7 to Nov 12,201 7    
NURS6501FGQAdvanced Pathophysiol ogyB5.00 015.0 0Aug 28,201 7 to Nov 12,201 7    
Term Totals: 
 Attempte d HoursEarne dHour sGPA HoursPointsGPA    
Term:10.00010.00 010.00035.003.50   
  Un offi cia l 
Tra ns cri pt  
2017 Winter Qtr 11/27-02/18
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itHour sPoint sStar t and End Date sR   
NURS6052FGQEssent of Evidence-Bas ed PractB5.00 015.0 0Nov 27,201 7 to Feb 11,201 8    
NURS6521FGQAdvanced Pharmacolog yA5.00 020.0 0Nov 27,201 7 to Feb 11,201 8    
Term Totals: 
 Attempte d HoursEarne dHour sGPA HoursPointsGPA    
Term:10.00010.00 010.00035.003.50   
  U n of fi 
ci al Tr a n sc ri pt  
2018 Spring Qtr 02/26-05/20
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itHour sPoint sStar t and End Date sR   
NURS6512FGQAdvanced HealthAssessmentA5.00 020.0 0Feb 26,201 8 to    
       May 13,201 8    
NURS6630FGQApproaches to TreatmentF5.00 00.00Feb 26,201 8 to May 13,201 8E   
Term Totals: 
 Attempte d HoursEarne dHour sGPA HoursPointsGPA    
U n of fi ci al Tr a n sc ri pt   
2018 Summer Qtr 05/29-08/19
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itHour sPoint sStar t and End Date sR   
   to Treatment 0029,
       8 to
   py Individ 0029,
       8 to
Term Totals: 
 AttempteEarneGPA HoursPointsGPA    
d Hoursd   
Term:10.00010.00 010.00020.002.00    
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2018 Fall Quarter 08/27-11/18
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itPoint sStar t andR   
     Hour s End Date s    
NURS6650FGQPsychothera py Group FamB5.00 015.0 0Aug 27,201 8 to Nov 11,201 8    
Term Totals: 
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2018 Winter Qtr 11/26-02/17
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itHour sPoint sStar t and End Date sR   
NURS6660FGQPMHNP Role I: ChildIn Progre ss5.00 0 Nov 26,201 8 to Feb 10,201 9    
U n of fi ci al Tr a n sc ri pt 
2019 Spring Qtr 02/25-05/19
SubjectCourseLevelTitleGradeCred itHour sPoint sStar t and End Date sR   
NURS6670FGQPMHNP Role II: AdultIn Progre ss5.00 0 Feb 25,201 9 to May 12,201 9    
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Overall:61.00051.00 050.000155.003.10   


NURS 6660 PMH Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent

Transcript Range: Feb 4, 2018 through Feb 3, 2019

Report Generated: Feb 03, 2019, 2:55 pm ET

Total Completions: 20 | Estimated Time: 14:13COMPLETIONS 
 THC – Revised Fair Treatment Process (FTP)– EEI190010:0101/28/2019   
 2018 Interqual – RCD181572:0010/31/2018   
 Security Awareness – A Day In The Life – RCD182010:2510/29/2018   
 2018 Patient Safety Training For Clinical Providers – RCD181881:1010/26/2018   
 2018 Ethics and Compliance Refresher Training for Employees0:0010/24/2018   
 (and Some Contractors) Hired Before 1-1-2018     
 Choose Your Own Compliance Adventure – Privacy, Security andHarassment0:4010/24/2018   
 Ethics and Compliance General Training and Fraud, Waste and Abuse Training – rcd182040:2610/22/2018   
 Conifer-Stroke Awareness Course for PA– BES160560:2810/15/2018   
 NOS – North Shore Risk Management – RCD162501:1510/15/2018   
 Radiation Safety – An HCCS Regulatory Course0:2610/15/2018   
 Rapid Regulatory Compliance: Clinical I – An HCCS RegulatoryCourse0:4010/15/2018   
 The Patient Experience – 2018 Refresher Training1:0010/15/2018   
 Rapid Regulatory Compliance: Clinical II – An HCCS RegulatoryCourse0:5510/12/2018   
 THC – Bariatric Sensitivity Training:Overcoming Stigma and Discrimination – RCD141250:3010/11/2018   
 Safe Use And Avoiding Restraints – RCD173310:2510/11/2018   
 THC – Care of the Self Harm Patient – RCD130230:3310/11/2018   
 THC eSRM Update To QPrecision – RCD162560:2510/10/2018   

Dr. Stephanie Hanna

Senior Associate Professor To whom it may concern

I am delighted to recommend Mr. Toussaint Casimir for a position of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at your institution. During my career as professor at Miami Dade College Mr. Casimir has been one of the students I ever have in my NUR 3069. I personally encouraged him to become a member of the PHI THETA KAPPA honor society.

I have known Mr. Casimir as a very dedicated, disciplined, respectful, responsible and with a high sense of integrity and initiative. Thanks to his high degree of responsibility, he was able to successfully manage work, school and his family’ obligation. Despite the role he plays in his family, he demonstrated great flexibility to work with his advisors and participate actively in group assignments.

Mr. Casimir has all the qualities of an ideal employee. He has always been respectful of the rules, punctual, team player, organized and detail oriented. He has always demonstrated a great sense of leadership by supervising other students in labs and clinicals. Moreover, he has always volunteered to share his knowledge and understanding of subjects with his peers. I strongly believe that your institution would benefit from his optimism, his motivation, and commitment to nursing.

To sum up, I highly recommend that you consider giving a chance to Mr. Casimir to join your organization. And, I strongly believe that your patients would benefit from his sense of compassion, selflessness, empathy and tolerance. If necessary, feel free to contact me using my contact information below.

Best regards,

Stephanie Hanna

Dr. Stephanie Hanna

Senior Associate Professor Miami Dade College

School of Nursing

Phone: 305-237-4331

Danielle Orr, RN, BSN

Nurse Manager, Respiratory Care Unit To whom it may concern,It is a great privilege to recommend Mr. Toussaint Casimir for a position at your organization. I am very proud to say that I am the first one to offer him an opportunity as a new grad.

I interviewed Mr. Casimir among several other nurses, and most of them had previous nursing experiences. But, Mr. Casimir convinced me that he was the right person for the job. I was impressed by his ability to communicate and the language that he used to convey his message. Even though he was a new nurse, he demonstrated great understanding of the role he had to play in our nursing team.

I never regret the choice I made when I hired him. I felicitate myself for being able to recognize a talent when I see it. Mr. Casimir is an easygoing person, highly motivated, dedicated and responsible. It was heartbreaking when we had to let him go due to his familial obligation.

I highly recommend that you give him a chance to sell himself through an interview, and you will be able to get your own opinion. I am at your disposal, so you can reach at your convenience through my phone: 954-303-9170 or via email:

Best regards, Danielle Orr

Nurse Manager

Memorial Healthcare System (954) 883-7071/954-303-9170