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Running head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN1APN Professional Development PlanDiana BetancurChamberlain College of NursingNR500NP: Foundational Concepts and Advanced Practice RoleJanuary 2020
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN2APN Professional Development PlanAs an NP, we are expected to have certain qualities and requirements to ensure that we are capable of fulfilling our role in the healthcare system and community. Each state has a specific scope of practice for NP’s, which outlines the educational, licensure, and regulatory requirements that must be followed to be considered an NP. These requirements are mandatory tokeep control of the profession and have a uniform regulation within each state. The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) adopted Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies, which guides NP’s to develop an effective, safe, independent, and interprofessional practice. Upon graduation, NP’s can apply these core competencies to have a successful professional practice. Expanding our role as NP’s, we prepare ourselves to have a leadership role with our colleagues and patients. To master a leadership role, we must develop individual leadership skills to ensure that we are accomplishing our goals as leaders. All these different areas will help us establish a professional plan into our advanced practice nursing careerand give us a depth look at our professional path. APN Scope of PracticeEach state has its interpretation of a Nurse Practitioner role, and they adapt their guidelines and regulations. I will be practicing in the State of Florida upon the completion of my Nurse Practitioner degree; for this reason, I have analyzed their scope of practice for NPs. According to the Nurse Practice Act of Florida State, before an individual submits for initial licensure for NP, they had to obtain a completion certification from an approved master or doctorate- degree program. They also are required to have an active registered nurse license fromthe state of Florida and proof of a National Certification for APRN. After submitting these official papers, the individual can obtain a Nurse Practitioner license for the State of Florida.
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN3Nurse Practitioners have restricted practice authority in Florida under the Nurse’s Act and rule 64B9-4.010 “Standards for Protocols- Department of Health." According to these Standards of Protocols, “ARPN shall only perform medical acts of diagnosis, treatment, and operation pursuant to a protocol between the ARNP and a Florida licensed medical doctor, osteopathic physician, or dentist." The ARNP is required to have a written agreement with a specific medical doctor, osteopathic physician, or dentist, which will outline particular supervision protocols. The written agreement will contain general information and a collaborative practice agreement, which will be signed by both involved parties. This original written agreement should be kept in the facility where the NP will be practicing, and each party will obtain a copy for their file. Any