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Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN1APN Professional Development PlanSheeba MemonNR510 Leadership and Role of the APNChamberlain College of Nursing July 2018
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN2APN Professional Development PlanAdvanced practice nurses (APN) are the forefront of the exciting changes happening in healthcare. They are registered nurses who have continued their education with at leasta master’s, certifications, doctorate. APN advances their education, they can discover the different roles they can pursue. They can practice as nurse practitioners (NP), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA), certified nurse midwives (CNM), and clinical nurse specialists (CNS). One of the requirements of practicing is to complete their state's examination to receive their license to practice. Additionally, it is crucial for each APRN to understand their state’s scope of practice as well as the American Nursing Association’s scope and standards of practice. An important self-analysis tool for an advanced practice registered nurse is a professional development plan (PDP). PDP will be based on the information the APRN gathers from researching their APRN role. It serves as an assessment of the APRN’s journey into their new role, skillset and knowledge, and identification of future goals. This paper seeks to describe the advanced practice scope of practice in Pennsylvania, personal assessment, networking and marketing strategies, curriculum vitae, and concluding statements. APN Scope of Practice PennsylvaniaThe scope of practice are the standards developed by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) that guide and specify activities allowed by their licensing and certification. With the Advanced practice nurse’s scope of practice and guide, the services they provide including qualifications process of care, environment, collaborative responsibilities, documentation, patient advocacy, support, and research
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN3(AACN, 2016). The APN scope of practice varies from state to state and can be full, reduced, or restricted practice. Pennsylvania is a reduced practice state that is regulated by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing (AACN, 2016). The requirements to practice as an APN in Pennsylvania are graduation from an accredited nurse practitioner program, passing a national certification examination in your specialty, active and unrestricted registered nurse license, prescriptive authority, and proof of graduate coursework (AACN, 2016). Additionally, the Board also recommends a level of professional liability coverage. The application fee for certified registered nurse practitioner is $100 and $50 for prescriptive authority. NPs must have a collaborative agreement in place with two licensed physicians specifying the scope of practice allowed (AACN, 2016). It must also specify the drug and therapeutic measures for prescribing as per the NP specialty. NPs in PA are permitted to practice as primary care providers and may diagnose, develop and