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Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL1APN Professional Development PlanMalcolm N. AikensChamberlain College of NursingNR510: Leadership and Role of the Advanced Practice NurseFall 2016
APN PROFESSIONAL IntroductionAn Advance Practice Nurse (APN) graduates and prepares for the new journey into beinga provider with enhanced training and knowledge. The must be a plan in order to make sure the APN is marketed in the right way and know their worth within the healthcare system. Myself as a candidate for APN in future, Malcolm N. Aikens, will need to make necessary steps a to ensureI gain the proper education and clinical training needed in becoming a certified Family Nurse Practitioner in the state of Georgia. With anticipated gradation date and certification goal in the spring of 2018, will be when I start my journey as a provider for the community. Becoming family nurse practitioner (FNP), will allow me to pursue my goal in providing high quality care to communities where primary providers are slim to none and with more awareness in hypertension, childhood obesity, early stages of diabetes mellitus and HIV/AIDs/STIs. Once an FNP has the foundational direction of seeing themselves within the profession of APN. It is now time to secure employment that meets goals and allows APN to practice at their highest scope of practice. This paper will provide information into APN scope of practice for the state of Georgia,personal assessment of the APN, strategies for networking and marketing oneself and curriculumvitae. Georgia APN Scope of Practice Georgia (GA) board of nursing sets the standards and governs scope of practice for APNs. All APNs (Nurse Practitioners, Mid-Wives, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Anesthetist) are requiring a masters degree and certification from a accrediting board of that area. There are only two accrediting organizations for NPs (ANCC and AANP) are what Georgiarequires for practice. In GA a nurse practitioner is define as a registered professional nurse that recognized by the board to engage in advance practice registered nursing. Rendering to 2
APN PROFESSIONAL Regulation of Advance Practice Registered Nurse (2012) a nurse practitioner provides advanced practice nursing care and medical services explicit to the nurse practitioner corresponding specialty to patients, families and groups, highlighting health promotion and disease prevention as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases. The nurse practitioner collaborates as necessary with a variety of individuals to diagnose and manage clients' health care issues. APNs have are on biennial renewal in GA and must also renew registered professional nurse licensure as well as separate application. There are currently no continuing educations credits needed but there are CEs needed for the registered professional nurse. As for the work in environment, APNs must practice within their trained area of professional scope. As