Advanced Practice Nurse Personal Development Plan FINAL - Running head ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Advanced Practice Nurse

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Running head: ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1 Advanced Practice Nurse Personal Development Plan Chamberlain College of Nursing NR510 Shannon Barry February 2017
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ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2 The Advanced Practice Nurse Professional Development Plan The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a Master’s degree prepared nurse who has the opportunity to explore different roles. As an APN it is important to utilize knowledge learned from the educational program to develop a professional plan. The professional development plan (PDP) should consist of education, licensure, accreditation and certification according to the state in which the APN will practice. This paper will discuss the scope of practice of the APN according to the state of Maryland. In addition , this paper will include a personal assessment of the APN, marketing and networking strategies for becoming an APN and a Curriculum Vitae outlining the skills and accomplishments of the writer. APN Scope of Practice Education, licensure, accreditation and certification for the APN varies from state to state. Some states allow APNs to practice and prescribe independently from a physician. The APN is a different category in the nursing profession which is defined by state practice laws. The APN is a medical professional who has a post graduate degree. There are four different specialties that an APN may choose : ; a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA), a certified midwife (CNM), a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and a certified nurse practitioner (CNP). Each of the APNs specialize s in the care of a specific population (Barbarito, 2016). The CRNA is trained to administer anesthesia in many different environments. The CNS works with disease management and risk behaviors among patients, families and their communities. The CNS integrates care among nurses, patients and the health care system (Barbarito, 2016). The CNM provides services to women which include family planning and gynecological, preconception, postpartum and childbirth care as well as care of the newborn. Reproductive health and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases are also covered.
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ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 3 CNPs (NPs) are the most well-known APNs. They diagnose, order, conduct, supervise and interpret laboratory tests and are able to prescribe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment for the management of acute and chronic diseases. NPs may practice in collaboration with other health care provider s and in some states NPs can practice and prescribe independently (Barbarito, 2016). APNs begin their training in nursing school where they learn how to assess patients, interpret laboratory results and evaluate medications for patients in a variety of health care settings (Babarito, 2016). APNs continue their nursing education by completing a graduate program in nursing and passing both a state board exam and a national certification exam in order to practice as an APN.
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