Foundations Professional Development Plan week 5

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Running Head: Professional Development Plan 1 Professional Development Plan Student: [email protected] Student ID # A00645017 Program: MSN in Nursing Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NURS-6001N-14, Foundations for Graduate Study Walden University December 31, 2015
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Running Head: Professional Development Plan 2 A1. Professional Development Plan A2. Introduction: Assignment Overview The assignment for week five is to create a Professional Development Plan. I will do this by reviewing my goals, which I have previously discussed in week one of the course, both professionally and personally, and expand upon those goals to create a Professional Development Plan. A3. Purpose statement The purpose of the paper is to create a blueprint using the Professional Development Plan to guide me as I advance my professional career through the pursuit of a MSN in Nursing as an Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP). I will present to the reader aspects of my personal history, how my past has influenced me professionally and what I aspire to mold myself into using a combination of those experiences and the education that I am receiving at Walden University. B. Education and Professional Background B1. Personal Introduction I am a Forty-Five-year-old wife, mother of four exceptional children, and Honey of two beautiful grandchildren. I have known that I wanted to be a nurse since the age of 15 years old, but I became a mother and wife before I advanced past my teenage years and was unable to pursue an education past high school at that time. It was not until I was in my late thirties, with four children and two husbands under my belt, that I realized the early dreams that I had were still present and strong within my heart. I felt that I was too old to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse but still had a passion for caring for people.
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Running Head: Professional Development Plan 3 B2. Educational Background My husband encouraged me to return to school, and I became a Certified Surgical Technician (CST), the education was a twelve-month program and something that I felt I could accomplish while still providing a service in the medical field. While I was a CST, I was encouraged by doctors and nurses to pursue my dreams of becoming a nurse. My mentors told me that I wasn’t too old and introduced me to other RN’s that had gotten their degrees at an advanced age. With the encouragement of my family and my co- workers I enrolled in an ADN program provided by the hospital and after being a CST for four years, I was now an ADN RN. It was my desire to be the “best RN” that I could be and knew that to do so I needed to be a critical care RN. With this thought in mind, I worked as a critical care RN for 18 months. I soon realized that the location or specialty did not make me the best nurse, it was the care that I could provide that would help me accomplish this goal, so I switched specialties to Labor and Delivery and have been in this area for two years now. Since graduating in 2012, I have continued my education and graduated from Western Governors University with my BSN in April 2015.
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