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Running head: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTPLAN1Advance Practice Nurse: Professional Development PlanBasirat SulaimanChamberlain College of NursingNR 510: Leadership and role of the Advance Practice NurseApril, 2018
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN2Advance Practice Nurse: Professional Development PlanAdvance Practice Nurses (APN) functions as an independent and autonomous role in healthcare. In planning a successful career in healthcare, APNs should create a professional development plan to aid in role transition. The process can be stressful and difficult but creating a course of action will aid with role transition into all clinical settings. APNs entering the workforce are expected to be well prepared in managing patient needs and the demand. By creating a profession plan, new emerging practitioners have better understanding of their professional requirements and duties. An important step in a professional development plan is to research and/or review the rules and regulations in the practicing state. Creating a professional development plan helps facilitate steps to a smooth transition in the APNs roles. In addition, creating a professional plan allows APNs to focus on job availability in all clinical settings, so an informed decision is made on career path. Poor transition experiences has been known to increase intent to leave a job and has contributed to high turnover rate (Barnes, 2015). A successful transition builds independence, confidence, and competence in the work force. Although, student APNs are practicing professionals, the transition phase poses a lot of challenge. Understanding these steps are crucial to transitioning from a student to expert APNs incurrent healthcare system. The focus of this paper is to discuss the scope of practice of APNs, personal assessment, network and marketing strategies, and inclusion of curriculum vitae.Advance Practice Nurse: Scope of Practice.The scope of practice for APNs varies from state to state and across clinical settings. It is imperative for APNs to complete a thorough research and review of the practicing state to better understand their scope of practice. The limitations are based on state of practice regulations. Education requirement varies for APN’s, there are four APN roles such as Nurse Practitioner
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN3(CNP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM). Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNPs) or Nurse Practitioners (NPs) provide health education, preventative care, health promotion and disease management. NPs provide comprehensive care to all types of patients in various clinical settings such as acute care, inpatient, doctor’s office, family care, gerontology etc. They operate under a wider umbrella of practice. The required level of education are Master’s and doctoral degrees; sometimes post Master’s certification. Depending on the state of practice, NPs can have full, limited, and restricted practice. Expansion made in primary care allows NPs to provide more effective care,
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