Running Head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANAPN Professional Development PlanChamberlain UniversityNR510Brandi BryantOctober 20181
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANIntroductionAdvanced Practice Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) use professional development plans (PDP) as a valuable instrument when assessing and forming a plan regarding one’s career. Foundations of a PDP include requirements and guidelines mandated by the specific geographical setting for the ARNP to acquire the appropriate licensure to practice. A self-evaluation, using Benner’s self-assessment tool should also be incorporated into an action plan toassess one’s strengths, weakness and goals. A Curriculum Vitae also needs to be formed in addition to stratagems to explore marketing and networking predominantly for the Nurse Practitioner student in quest of the initial work prospect. Scope of PracticeAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse licensure, accreditation, certification and education (LACE) are dealt with by each state’s Board of Nursing. The APRN Consensus Model was created in 2008 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) outlining LACE requirements necessary for licensure. The goal of the model was to create uniformity when regulating the APRN (APRN Joint Dialogue Group, 2008). Unfortunately, it has not been consistently adopted by every state with the same level of autonomy. This prevents the ARNP’s scope practice (SOP) to be consistent from state-to-state. The state of Florida requires ARNPs tohave the following: a master’s degree, current RN license, a minimum of 500 clinical hours and anational advanced practice certification from an accepted nursing board (Florida Board of Nursing, 2017). According to the AANP (2017) laws surrounding guidelines and practices for nurses remain dictated by individual states allowing one of three levels of permitted practice; full, reduced and restricted (AANP, 2017) for Nurse Practitioners. The Institute of Medicine and 2
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANCouncil of State Boards of Nursing sanctions full practice consenting the ARNP to “work under the authority of the state board of nursing” (AANP, 2017). This permits the ARNP to assess, evaluate, diagnose, create and execute treatment plans, order necessary testing, interpret results and lastly, write prescriptions (AANP, 2017). If the SOP falls into the reduced practice echelon, the ARNP’s SOP is diminished by a minimum of one component as well as have an arrangement with an authoritative healthcare provider before being allowed to practice (AANP, 2017). States that honor the restricted practice of ARNPs mandate the same deficiency of at least one component of practice as do reduced practice states, however, the healthcare provider, generally a physician, dictates the requirements needed from the ARNP as well as delegates responsibilities and supervises the ARNP (AANP, 2017).
- Fall '15
- Nursing, Registered nurse, Healthcare occupations, Florida Board of Nursing, ARNPs