Jasper’s Resume

JASPER FAOLAN JasperFaolan@gmail.com 719-232-5591

EDUCATION
University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing (UT SoN)
Advanced Entry MSNFamily Mental Health Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) Graduate Student  Current
Registered Nurse graduation date: May 2013
FPMHNP projected graduation date: May 2015
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand ‘02 – ‘05
Graduated Magna Cum Laude (termed ‘High Distinction’ in NZ)
Graduate: MBA with a focus on International Entrepreneurship 2005
Undergraduate: BA in management and minor in psychology 2004
Undergraduate Honors Societies: Management, Psychology, Classics
Travel abroad program: The McCombs School of Business in Austin, Texas, USA 2004
HONORS AND SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENTS
University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care May ‘14
Exhibitor and announcer of Journal To Save Your Life (J2SYL.org) Link: www.sp2.upenn.edu/summit2014/exhibitors.html
Awarded US Government Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Scholarship ‘12 – ‘15
“The Nursing Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their nurse training. In exchange for the scholarship, upon graduation, the newly minted nurses work at these facilities for at least 2 years.”
University Of Texas At Austin Graduate Student Scholarship ’12 – ‘13
St. David’s CHPR 2013 Annual Conference, Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Texans Mar ‘13
Break-out Session Group Speaker on how Internet Technologies can help bridge the mental health disparities that exist within our current health care system. http://www.utexas.edu/nursing/chpr/news/2013/conference
Awarded The Seton Fund Nursing Scholarship Oct ‘12
The Seton School of Nursing Alumnae Association and the Seton Nurse Scholarship Endowment Program are each accepting scholarship applications from Seton employees and volunteers who are pursuing or advancing a career in nursing.
Awarded Young Women’s Alliance – Higher Education Scholarship May ‘12
“Recipients are chosen based on their commitment to community service, academic achievement and leadership potential.” Recipients commit to a community project the semester they receive scholarship funding, and I will work on my nonprofit, Journal To Save Your Life.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude Achieved a 3.72 GPA while studying at the University of Otago for undergraduate and graduate studies. Jan ‘02 – Mar ‘06
Psychology, Business Management, and Classics Undergraduate Honors Societies Member of these honor societies for the entirety of my undergraduate studies at the University of Otago. ‘02-‘05
Seton Shoal Creek (SSC) Psychiatric Hospital  Austin, Texas Current
Psychiatric RN – Full Time – Pediatric and Adult psychiatric ICU in-patient
Proficient in scheduled and emergency psychiatric medication administration, verbal de-escalation, managing multidisciplinary teams, providing physical and psychological support to patients and patient families, and hospital committee meetings.
EMPLOYMENT
Seton Shoal Creek (SSC) Psychiatric Hospital  Austin, Texas ’13 – ‘14
Seton Versant RN Residency Program Psychiatric RN Resident. Intensive 18 week RN residency program complete with 1:1 mentorship, classes, and immersion simulations.
Seton Shoal Creek (SSC) Psychiatric Hospital  Austin, Texas Clinical Assistant (CA) for Child and Adolescent Unit and Psychiatric ICU. Manages daily activities of patients, performs phlebotomy, reinforces patient teaching, keeps patients safe during a ‘Code Gray’, up to date with CPR. Aug ‘11-May ‘13
Seton Premier Staffing  Austin, TexasPatient Safety Assistant (PSA) and acute one to one caregiver for pediatric, geriatric, and psychiatric patients.  Maintains a safe space for the suicidal, homicidal, homeless, disadvantaged, and mentally ill. Dec 2008- Aug 2011
 
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM
Journal To Save Your Life (J2SYL), Online Mental Health Program FOUNDER Dec ‘10- Current
http://www.J2SYL.org
It is the life, mission, duty, and purpose of Journal To Save Your Life (J2SYL) to help address America’s dearth of mental health resources.  Through education, research, and a free mental health program, we aim to alleviate the devastating intra and interpersonal effects experienced as a result of anxiety and depression. In terms of dissemination of our intervention program, an exclusively online approach is necessary to make the biggest impact on our youth. Doing so allows J2SYL to be infinitely scalable – a high priority for a nonprofit organization seeking to make an essential impact in youths’ lives.  J2SYL will come to fruition via astute social media, a cutting edge web design, and the 26 generous professionals who all volunteer their time to make J2SYL happen.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) AANP Representative of Austin, Texas. Tasks include organizing four annual meetings with mental health professionals and continuing education seminars. April 2012-Current
Dance To Empower, Silence to Power Cofounder and Fiscal Sponsor http://dancetoempower.org/silencetopower Jan ’13– Dec ‘13
Dance To Empower and Journal To Save Your Life Present Silence To Power: Dance as a Response To Trauma, a collection of dances produced by local choreographers as a means to process psychological and emotional trauma and societal pressures. Raw, honest and captivating, Silence To Power is purely authentic expression from artists who have lived the stories you will see. By being real and honest with our audience, we not only empower ourselves by sharing our truth, we give you permission to do the same. The healing journey can involve pain, sadness, anger, numbness, mania, apathy, loneliness, love, compassion, and restoration. Our choreographers cover the full spectrum. We invite you to celebrate the healing journey with us.
Travis Country Sherriff’s Academy  Austin, Texas Graduate of citizen education and volunteer program. Learned about Austin’s judicial structure, Victim Services, emergency psychiatric care services, etc. from the Sherriff’s Office. Fall ‘10
Omega Institute For Holistic Studies, Inc.  Rhinebeck, NY External Affairs Project Manager/Intern of Fundraising, Development and the Women’s Institute.  Helped coordinate Grand Opening of Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) and international Women + Power Conference: Connecting Across the Generations–eOmega.org. May- Oct ‘09
Whitehall Housing Co-operative and House of Commons  Housing Co-operatives  Austin, TexasPresident and Trustee/Diplomat of two consensus-run houses. Led house meetings, coordinated house projects and oversaw other house managers, encouraged a culture of intellectual curiosity, individuality, and expression. 2004-2005 2008-2009
 
AUTHORSHIP
a raw hummingbird trilogyAuthor, publisher, and promoter of a creative nonfiction trilogy about personal struggles as an adolescent. Written in ergodic literature style. Intends to empower at-risk youth. Publishes under author alias ‘Jasper Faolan’. Mar ‘02-Current
Saul Williams Anthology, CHORUS, published by Simon and Schuster in 2012 Excerpt from Jasper’s a raw hummingbird was chosen to be included. August 2012
INTERESTS
Film, social media marketing, art/potluck/speech community nights, women’s circles, snowboarding, kickboxing, yoga, and nutrition.

 

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