motivation in the line of work since I understand what is expected of me. Weaknesses; since the responsibilities of an APN are many, there is the challenge of lacking knowledge on other specialties in the system for instance in the surgery department. When one works in a particular department for a long period there is the tendency of losing knowledge or skills of other specialties. This is a challenge for an APN professional that occurs when opportunities for development are not enough keeping in mind that health professionals are not enough. Goals; for the short term goals there is need there is need to accomplish ANCC Nurse Executive requirements by passing the examination while my long term goal entails writing and publishing some work on multidisciplinary approach for APNs. This will enable APNs understand their roles as well as acknowledge the importance of collaboration with other professionals to ensure a healthy population. Opportunities; as an APN I am exposed to a variety of opportunities because of autonomy and an increased demand of services in the healthcare sector. Development and growth opportunities are available through educational programs. These programs brainstorm and initiate a clear understanding with the developments in health. There are also opportunities for funding of research and educational interventions hence ensuring the development of an APN.
APN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 6 Objectives; Through the above opportunities, there is a chance of achieving all my objectives in the APN department. My main objective entails advocating for APN approach in handling healthcare challenges and ensuring that more nurses join the initiative. If this objective is achieved then there is an opportunity for a stabilized healthcare system with equitable, affordable and efficient health services. Networking and Marketing Strategies In Pennsylvania APNs have the opportunity of working in various institutions for instance hospitals, schools and organizations offering different health interventions. In nursing schools, they may take part in teaching different nursing units while in health institutions they serve as healthcare providers. Schools may include DeSales University, Carlow University, Bloomsburg University, La Salle University and Gannon University amongst many more. Some organizations that APN officers may get employment may include Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (SWPONL) and other Nongovernmental Organizations. APNs can also work at leadership posts in hospitals as well as caregivers to any health provision institutions that they wish. In addition, private developments are allowed through licensure and APNs may open up health centers to provide services to the needy.
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