As a young adult, I knew it was part of my destiny to help people in a caring and compassionate manner to help them realize their potential and meaning of life. When my grandfather was suffering from terminal cancer, I saw how the nurses delivered care and how the providers ordered care. On both sides of the healthcare delivery, I saw some best practices and some not so best practices. I knew at that point that I wanted to be a nurse whose values are to deliver care with professionalism, respect, integrity, dedication, and education. My vision is to help others by providing physical care, educating, establishing self-worth, and building peoples confidence in order for them to continue to care for themselves throughout the continuum of life. My mission is to provide excellent care and education through evidence based research and spiritual guidance to give people a sense of pride in life in order to fulfill their own destiny and reach their optimal level of health and wellness.

            When I finished nursing school I began working in the operating room, which led me to a better understanding of the human body. I moved on to work in the intensive care unit, emergency department, as well as medical/surgical and telemetry units. My work experience and drive for excellence allowed me the opportunity to advance my professional career and ability to help others by obtaining my Masters of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus in April of 2015 from Resurrection University in Chicago, IL. I have learned that I have a passion to care and educate all people, not just those that would be considered ‘patients’. I am also an educator at Resurrection University teaching undergraduate courses with a focus in online nursing education. I obtained my Master Online Teacher certification from the University of Illinois in December of 2016. I am currently a Family Nurse Practitioner in a primary care setting at a small urban health facility that I own and operate. I am currently working on my Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Resurrection University in Chicago, IL.

            My current ideal DNP job description would be to continue to focus on the clinical aspect of patient care in an urban health environment while developing evidence based practice through research and collaboration with other health care professionals. There would also be an education based component through a university to be able to share with future nurses the new found evidence based practice. The clinical component would occur in an outpatient clinic setting, and the educational component would consist of educating future nurses, of all levels, in the university classroom setting. The clinical component would consist of coordinating a plan of care for optimal patient outcomes in conjunction with all healthcare team members utilizing and creating evidence-based practice to provide excellent care. Providing treatment, ordering diagnostic tests, writing prescriptions, promoting lifestyle changes, incorporating alternative medicine, and collaborating with colleagues are all part of the expectations of the clinical component. The educational component would provide a safe and effective setting for students to learn and grow in their professional careers. This would be accomplished by providing a structured course curriculum utilizing evidence-based practice, setting reasonable and attainable objectives and expectations of coursework, utilizing up to date simulation equipment to provide realistic scenarios where students can practice their skills, continuous evaluation of student progress and appropriate re-education as needed, promoting autonomy and critical thinking skills, and collaborating with colleagues to provide the students with the knowledge and resources needed to be successful in their new career path. Both of these components would be approached keeping my personal mission, vision, and values at the forefront in alignment with the organizations mission, vision, and values.

            My goals are to care for patients in an outpatient clinic setting, educate students and the community at large, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to develop evidence based practice models to improve patient outcomes. The focus is on internal medicine and knowledge, but I also have a passion for the outer person as well. My mission, vision, and values are unique in that they are able to follow me throughout my career path and goals without having to change or compromise my beliefs.

            I am honored to be part of the healthcare profession as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, and even more proud to soon become part of this elite profession as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. I plan to carry out my professional career with the values of professionalism, respect, integrity, dedication, and education. My vision is to help others by providing physical care, educating, establishing self-worth, and building peoples confidence in order for them to continue to care for themselves throughout the continuum of life. My mission is to provide excellent care and education through evidence based research and spiritual guidance to give people a sense of pride in life in order to fulfill their own destiny. I look forward with eagerness and dedication to the challenges and opportunities that await.

Sincerely,


Christopher M. Galloway, DNPc, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, MOT