Webb_APN_Professional_Development Final Draft - Running head ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1 Advanced Practice Nurse Development

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Running head: ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1 Advanced Practice Nurse Development Plan Debra Webb Chamberlain College of Nursing NR510: Leadership and Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse June 2017
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ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2 Advanced Practice Nurse Professional Development Plan Our nation's health care faces many challenges with rising health care costs, an aging population, and the increasing affliction of chronic disease; the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) can maximize the potential availability to address these challenges. The APN is a Master’s prepared nurse who has the opportunity to make changes in healthcare in the various roles within the profession. The future of medicine is at the fingertips of the APN as they embark on new advancements of providing higher-quality patient care which is comparable to their physician counterparts. According to U.S. News & World Report (2013) by 2022, this profession is expected to increase by 33.7 percent within the next five years, which translates to increased job security for the APN (U.S. News & World Report, 2013). While exploring new avenues, the APN will implement knowledge gained from the Chamberlain College of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program to develop a professional development plan (PDP). The (PDP) allows an opportunity for assessment of knowledge, education, and skills obtained while also allowing reflection on weaknesses, learning needs, along with governing and licensure requirements that are specific to the geographic location in which the APN will be practicing. This paper will detail those considerations as they apply to the state of Florida. In addition, this paper will incorporate a personal assessment of the APN, networking ideas along with marketing strategies that will be useful to the APN. A CurriculumVitae which describes this APNS skills and accomplishments obtained along the journey. APN Scope of Practice Schooling is imperative in any profession but even more so when caring for people’s lives who depend on a provider to make appropriate and well-informed decisions. The
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ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 3 knowledge, skills, and experience are pivotal in ensuring that the APN is confident and qualified to care for patients throughout the lifespan. Therefore the APN has specified educational and licensure requirements that must be satisfied before the APN is allowed to diagnose and treat patients. Licensure, accreditation, certification, and education (LACE) for APNs vary in each state which creates confusion regarding their roles within the community. Also, some public and healthcare providers devalue the APRNs position in shaping health policy while improving access to healthcare across states and in a variety of healthcare settings (Rounds, Zych, & Mallary, 2013). Nurses who practice in the State of Florida are governed by the Florida Board of Nursing which has regulations extrapolated from laws passed by the Florida legislature. In the
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