1 Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL PLAN APN Professional Developmental Plan Cynthia Remy Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 510: Leadership and Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse July 2018
2 APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL PLAN APN Professional Developmental Plan When starting a new career, a plan needs to be formulated to show how goals will be achieved while transitioning into the new career. So, when a nurse is making a transition from being a registered nurse to an advanced nurse practitioner, a plan should be put in place because it is not an easy endeavor. The role of a nurse practitioner is challenging and brings forth many questions, so having a plan in place for professional develop will help ease your mind. When you are prepared successful outcomes occur of knowing what to expect when you graduate and obtain a career in your field. In this paper you will learn about advanced practice registered nurse’s (APRN’s) scope of practice in the state of Florida, a personal assessment using Benner’s self-assessment tool, tactics for marketing and networking, a Curriculum Vitae, and a summary of the information acquired for the professional developmental plan (PDP). APN Scope of Practice To obtain your advanced registered nurse practitioner license there must be a master’s degree obtained. So, starting your path to obtain your license you first have to obtain your registered nurse license and have your bachelor’s degree completed. Once you have completed those requirements, you can apply to a graduate school that offers the nurse practitioners program. There is a required grade point average (GPA) and some required classes that must be completed before being accepted into the program. The program can be done in a physical classroom or online, but it has to be from an accredited program. Nurse practitioner (NP) programs must be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Only programs that have been accredited by the CCNE or ACEN have been proven to deliver a comprehensive education that meets state board approval and that ensures graduates are eligible for certification (2018
3 APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL PLAN NurseJournal.org | , 2018). Once the required courses are completed along with the clinical hours a person can sit to take the state board certification for a fee. Once the exam is passed the individual is an ARNP-C, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Certified (Florida Board of Nursing » Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner - Licensing, Renewals & Information," n.d.). Once you are a licensed APN, you will have the ability to diagnose, treat, and manage a patient’s acute diagnosis. APNs also have the ability to prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests, under the supervision of a physician.
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