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Running Head: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT APN Professional Development Plan Brittany Jones Chamberlain College of Nursing NR510 Leadership and Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse June 2018 1
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Running Head: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT APN Professional Development Plan The road to success is paved with many detours, therefore it is important to be adequately prepared to deal with all obstacles presented along the way. The purpose of a professional development plan is to guide an individual to the successful achievement of specific career goals. Today, more and more nurses are choosing to further develop their professional career by becoming Advance Practice Nurses (APN). The following professional development plan is focused on this writer’s transition from Registered Nurse to Advanced Practice Nurse. To begin, we must complete several different tasks in order to establish the optimal path to take to achieve the defined goal. First, it is important to determine the job description and requirements for the career with special consideration to education and licensure. For the purpose of this plan, we will also focus on governing requirements specific to the State of Florida. Once we have familiarized ourselves with the details of the career, we must then begin to assess the skills required for this role. A personal appraisal will need to be completed as well. For the personal appraisal to be meaningful, it is essential that the individual is completely honest and thorough. The last bit of data that needs to be collected is information regarding self-networking and marketing strategies including local and national professional organizations that provide employment assistance for APNs. Finally, a Curriculum Vitae (CV) will be constructed as a professional, organized way of presenting the APN’s skills, accomplishments and qualifications. APN Scope of Practice The role of the nurse practitioner consists of direct patient care/contact, wellness and health promotion, diagnosing, prescribing and treating illness/injury in a primary or acute setting (McClelland, 2014). Scope of practice refers the services that a healthcare professional is presumed competent to perform. Nationwide there is no uniform standard scope of practice for 2
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Running Head: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT APNs. Unfortunately, each state has their own set of regulations and standards, some of which do not allow the APN to practice to the full extent of their ability. There are only 24 states in the United States that allow the APN to practice to full extent of their ability[Kei17]. While there are several different APN roles, this professional development plan will focus on the Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) role. To practice as a CNP in Florida, one must hold a valid registered nursing license, obtain a master’s or post master’s degree, and earn a certification as an APN. In regards to licensure, it is important to mention renewal and continuing education. The CNP in Florida must complete all of the required CEU for the RN
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