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Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1APN Professional Development Plan Amie Geist Chamberlain College of NursingNR 500NP Foundational Concepts and ApplicationsNovember 24, 2019
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2APN Professional Development PlanMore nurses today are choosing to further their careers and develop their professional careers by becoming Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN). It is important that the nurse understand the states regulatory, educational and licensure requirements of the state that they will be practicing in. The purpose of the professional development plan is to guide in completion of specific career goals set and focus on the transition from Registered Nurse to APRN. In this paper, I will describe my professional development plan about my personal and career goals, determine my weaknesses, strengths and career objectives through personal assessment, and discuss the leadership skills necessary for nurse practitioner. APN Scope of Practice-State of KansasThe state board of nursing is the regulatory body of the nursing profession of the individual state. In Kansas, the nurse practice act details the who, what, where, when, how, and why, of nursing practice, as well as the regulations and guidance of the professionalism and adherence to the ethical standards and values. There have been various roles and responsibilities given to the APRN and this includes proper the use of critical thinking and decision making from analysis of patient information found in the assessment, diagnosis of disease, individual and population assessment, and prescription of medicines. The scope of practice is now broad with the ability to discuss treatment and undertake medical diagnosis for acute or chronic illnesses (Nardi & Diallo, 2014). As a nurse practitioner, the nurse can apply a variety of alternatives in their practice, and function as healthcare providers, researchers, educators and administrators.
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN3The boundaries of an APRN are classified as full, reduced, or restricted practice. States classified as full practice means that the APRNs in these states can practice full rein under the state board of nursing. In states that are identified as reduced practice means that the APRNs are limited to providing specific practice while under the supervision of another health care provider. In satute 65-1130 section c (2), “Advanced practice registered nursing is based on knowledge and skills acquired in basic nursing education, licensure as a registered nurse and graduation from or completion of a master’s or higher degree in one of the advanced practice registered nurse roles approved by the board of nursing” (Kansas State Board of Nursing, 2019, p.41). Statute 65-1130 section d of the nurse practice act states that “An advanced practice registered nurse may prescribe drugs pursuant to a written protocol as authorized by a responsible physician” (Kansas State Board of Nursing, 2019, p.41). This means that APRNs in Kansas have the ability to write prescriptions under the supervision of physician. In Kansas, statute 60-11-113 section b “individual renewing a
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Nursing, Health care provider, Advanced practice nurse, Registered Nurse to Advanced Practice Nurse