By setting a goal for continuing education and to always learn something new, it will allow me to stay abreast on up to date and evidence-based best practices. Secondly, by focusing on becoming an “expert”, by honing specific skills to mastery level and obtaining specialty certification. I will make myself more marketable and desirable in a given specialty. This level of expert skill and mastery will also serve to accomplish providing excellent patient care to the continuing education goal mentioned above. Step 3: Alignment with Social Change Upon evaluation of Walden University’s emphasis of social change, I feel that my professional development goals align with the university’s goal of “A spirit of continuous improvement” (Walden University, 2020). My goals of continuing education and becoming an expert in my specialty field supports continuous learning and improvement. This aligns perfectly
through education and learning that fosters research, discovery, and critical thinking, resulting in professional excellence to promote a positive social change (Walden University, 2020). Walden University (2020). About: Social Change. Retrieved April 24, 2020 from:
Week 6 | Part 6: Finalizing the Plan I have considered various options for my nursing specialty, including a close look at my selected (or currently preferred) specialty and second-preferred specialty. I have also developed a justification of my selected (or preferred) specialty. Lastly, I have examined one professional organization related to my selected or preferred specialty and considered how I can become a member of this organization. The results of my efforts are below. Directions: Complete Step 1 by writing 2-3 paragraphs in the space below comparing the nursing specialty you have selected – or the one you prefer if your choice is still under consideration - to your second preference. Identify each specialty and describe the focus and the role that graduates are prepared for. Identify any other differentiators you feel are significant, especially those that helped or may help you reach a decision. Complete Step 2 by writing a paragraph identifying and justifying your reasons for choosing your MSN specialization. Be sure to incorporate any feedback you received from colleagues in this week’s Discussion Forum. Complete Step 3 by examining and identifying one professional organization related to your selected or preferred specialty. Explain how you can become a member of this organization. Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph. Step 1: Comparison of Nursing Specialties
Step 2: Justification of Nursing Specialty Step 3: Professional Organizations - END -
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