Running Head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN APN Professional Development Plan Chamberlain College of Nursing NR510: Leadership and the Role of the APN July 2018
Running Head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN APN Professional Development Plan The Advanced Practice Nurse(APN) professional development plan is an important tool that will assist the APN to recognize areas of growth and showcase areas of expertise ( Hespenheide et. al, 2011). The APN can provide much-needed services in all healthcare settings. The ability to articulate the advanced education, skill, and benefit that the APN can add to a practice can be accomplished by a professional development plan. The goal of a professional development plan is to outline interest and assess where you are now and where you want to be in the future. This plan helps to define likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. These goals are attained by self-reflection with tools such as the Benner’s Self-Assessment tool (Benner, 2001). APN Scope of Practice - State Of Ohio The scope of practice for the APN varies from state to state. It is important that the APN is aware of the regulations for the state that they will be providing medical care. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP, 2018) the regulatory agency in Ohio is the Ohio State Board of Nursing, the licensure requirement is a Registered Nurse (RN) license, that is unrestricted and hold a graduate degree in the nurse practitioner role and licensure. The RN must submit documentation of graduate degree to sit for the national licensure exam upon passing the required examination the RN may practice as an APN. The state of Ohio states that a certified nurse practitioner may provide preventative and primary care services that promote wellness and treat acute illness using the nurses nursing specialty along with education, licensure and in accordance with the rules adopted by the board of nursing (Lawriter, 2018). Prescriptive
Running Head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN authority is in collaboration with one or more physicians. The clinical nurse specialist may prescribe drugs and therapeutic devices in collaboration with a physician (Lawriter, 2018).
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