Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1APRN Professional Development Plan Susan BrownChamberlain UniversityNR-510: Leadership and Role of the APNDecember 2018
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2APN Professional Development Plan The purpose of this paper is to comprise a professional development plan to aide in the transition from a professional registered nurse (RN) and student nurse practitioner into a practicing advanced practice nurse (APN) as well as to explore the future role as an APN. A professional development plan is a tool to aid in the continuous process of obtaining new knowledge, self-reflection, and skills that have a relation to the profession and the responsibilities of the new APN (Duke University, 2018). This professional development plan paper will include state rules and regulations that guide advance practice for a nurse practitioner in the state of South Carolina; including education requirements, licensure and regulatory requirements, as well as practice environment details; as well as to provide information on practice limitations and prescriptive authority. It will also include a self-evaluation using Benner’s Self-Assessment tool. It is essential for the novice NP to evaluate strengths and weaknesses; as well as to identify the objectives and goals of their future practice. This plan will also include the identification of local, state, and national professional organizations that advertise employment opportunities for an APN; as well as identify networking and marketing strategies that can be implemented to secure relationships and secure employment; as well as to provide a rationale for those strategies. The plan will also include an attached Curriculum Vitae (CV) which details one’s employment history, education, and achievements and highlights one’s abilities as well as accomplishment and can assist in career promotion (Hicks & Roberts, 2016). Furthermore, this plan will conclude with a detailed summarization of important aspects of the APN professional development plan and its significance to NP.
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN3APN Scope of Practice in South CarolinaIt is challenging to transition from the role of an RN to an NP; it is vital that the student NP research and review information regarding their Nurse Practice Act for their state andrules and regulations that govern their future as an advanced provider of care. In the state of South Carolina to practice as an APN one must first have a current SC RN license, have successfully completed a Master’s level degree from an accredited school of nursing. Furthermore, they must obtain national certification through a Board-approved third-party certifying agency for NPs that is the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) (Nursing Licensure, 2018).
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