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Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANAPN Professional Development PlanSara MartinezChamberlain College of NursingNR 510: Leadership and the Role of the Advanced Practice NurseNovember 20171
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN APN Professional Development Plan The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is obtained by a Master’s Degree preparing the nurse for the opportunity work at the fullest potential of their education and explore different roles. As a nurse practitioner, it is essential to cultivate a personal development plan (PDP), with the knowledge gained from education in order to foster a professional plan. A professional development plan is a contract of sorts with oneself reevaluating short- term and long-term goals.A professional development plan was designed to clarify career goals, outlining your interest, values and skills. It is not only a suitable way to take a look at yourself personally but professionally as well. The professional development plan will identify your strengths and weakness in your professional career the PDP must include education, licensure, accreditations and certifications from the governing body specific to geographic location where the APN will practice. This paperincludes the explanation those considerations as they apply conferring to the state of Texas wherethe APN is to practice including a personal assessment of the APN, marketing and networking approaches aimed at becoming an APN. Also included in this paper will be a Curriculum Vitae delivering an in-depth outline of the APN’s capabilities, skills and achievements of the writer. Advance Practice Nurse Scope of PracticeAll states are distinctive and differ in their standards from licensure, accreditation, education, and certification for nurse practitioners. The variable requirements be able to influence on the capability of where the APN works in their selected setting. Such as certain states permit APNs to practice and prescribe autonomously from a physician. In the state of Texas, it is mandatory that in order to obtain certification as an Advanced Practice Registered 2
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Nurse (APRN), also the applicant required to first have a valid nursing license in the state of Texas, having graduate degree along with passing the national certification exam (TNP,2016). Educational requirements for the APN in the state of Texas of course along with the valid RN license, devoted subject courses to include Advanced Physical Assessment that contains a clinical component, Pathophysiology, Pharmacotherapeutics, APRN Role Preparation, Clinical major courses directed for your advanced practice role then population emphasis part, success of a preceptorship within your advanced practice nursing educational program that provided the venture to deliver direct advanced practice patient care and direction in an authorized clinical preceptor. The state of Texas requires a minimum of 500 hours of individual, non-duplicated