Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL APN Professional Development Plan Lurissa Osmialowski Chamberlain College of Nursing NR510: Leadership and Role of the APN March 2019 1
APN PROFESSIONAL APN Professional Development Plan Transitioning from Registered Nurse (RN) to an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is described as being more complex than the transition into a novice nurse (Owens, 2018). It is important for an APN to complete a professional development plan in order to adequately prepare them for the transition. A personal development plan includes requirements needed to obtain licensure in a certain state as well as a personal action plan based on a personal assessment. This paper provides an explanation of the scope of practice for APN in the state of Ohio, a personal assessment using Brenner’s self- assessment tool, strategies for marketing and networking, along with a Curriculum Vitae. APN Scope of Practice Throughout the United States, each state is required to set guidelines for what is known as LACE. This stands for: licensure, accreditation, certification, and education, all by which the APN must abide by in order to practice within that state. Not all states set the same guidelines for their regulations and requirements. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, in the year 2017, 23 states were allowing full practice of NP’s, 16 states have reduced practice restrictions, and 12 states are still considered restrictive (Perloff, DesRoches, O’Reilly-Jacob, & Buerhaus, 2017). Full practice means that under the supervision of the state board of nursing, NPs are able to evaluate, diagnose, order and interpret tests, and initiate and manage treatments (AAPN, 2018). Restricted practice requires by state law that the NP be under supervision of another healthcare provider in order to provide patient care. Reduced practice means the state reduces the NPs ability to engage by at lease on element of practice (AAPN, 2018). State laws under reduced practice require a regulated 2
APN PROFESSIONAL collaborative agreement with another healthcare provider in order for the NP to provide patient care. (AAPN, 2018). Ohio NPs practice under reduced practice restrictions. In Ohio, an APN must practice under a licensed physician and does not have the autonomy to run his or her own practice. In order to obtain licensure as an APN in Ohio, one must first become licensed as an RN in Ohio. Then one must obtain documentation of a master’s or doctoral degree in a nursing specialty or a related field that qualifies for the certification exam as well as written documentation of having passed the state certification exam. One must also have acquired at least 3 credit hours, equal to 45 contact hours of advanced pharmacology education before applying for licensure (APRN licensure, 2018).
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