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Running Head: APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1Advanced Practice Nurse Professional Development PlanChamberlain College of NursingNR510Dwayne V. FordAugust 2017
Running head:APN DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2The Advanced Practice Nurse Professional Development PlanWhen studying for a Master’s degree an Advanced Practice Nurse may take the opportunity to choose one of four specific roles. The APN may choose to be a Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Nurse-midwife (CNM), Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), or Nurse Practitioners (NP). The role as a Nurse Practitioner can be just as diverse, with some APN’s choosing to become Acute Care NPs, Geriatric NPs, Family NPs or many other. Utilizingthe skills and knowledge form the educational program attended the APN is able to undertake theimportant task of a professional development plan. Based on the state in which the APN will practice, the professional development plan will evolve. The plan should consist of education, licensure, accreditation, and certification. Pursuant to the state of South Carolina the scope of practice of the APN will be discussed in this paper along with a personal assessment of the APN, marketing, and networking strategies for becoming an APN and a Curriculum Vitae outlining the skills and accomplishments of the writer.Scope of Practice for the APNThe APN requirements vary from state to state. The licensure, accreditation, education, and certification may all differ. There are twenty-one states allow independent practice/no oversight by physicians for APNs. The APN has earned a post-graduate degree which may differ in specialty. According to the South Carolina State Board of Nursing the “Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or APRN means a registered nurse who is prepared for an advanced practice registered nursing role by virtue of additional knowledge and skills gained through an advanced formal education program of nursing in a specialty area that is approved by the board. The categories of APRN are nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, clinical nurse specialist, and certified registered nurse anesthetist. An advanced practice registered nurse shall hold a doctorate, a post-nursing master's certificate, or a minimum of a master's degree that includes
Running head:APN DEVELOPMENT PLAN 3advanced education composed of didactic and supervised clinical practice in a specific area of advanced practice registered nursing. In addition to those activities considered the practice of registered nursing, an APRN may perform delegated medical acts” (SC Nurse Practice Act, 2006,Section 40-33-20, 5). The CRNA administers anesthesia based on education and training. Some places the CRNA works independently and in others they work under the supervision of the Anesthesiologist. A CNS is said to be one who “can be grounded in theory and scientific

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