An interest to continually develop your skills is essential and it could bring you many benefits: It will help you achieve your goals - those who plan ahead and improve their skills tend to move up the career ladder It will help you keep pace with change - that way you don't get left behind when new technology, or new ways of working, are introduced It will keep you in the job market - knowing what your next step should be, means you are in a position to recognise relevant opportunities and are proactive in managing your career It will help you build up a portfolio of evidence of your skills and professional development which is useful when you are applying for jobs, or for promotion It will help you identify weaknesses (just as important as identifying strengths!) so you can improve and develop.
6 Importantly, it will also prove to a recruiter that you are professional in your approach to your career . conclusion: in, my own personal and professional development has been ongoing and will continue to be so through my professional career. Individuals in both University and clinical areas, both professional and otherwise, have contributed to equipping me with many skills and knowledge for future practice as a qualified nurse. In addition they have raised an awareness of, and a desire to engage in a process of lifelong learning which will be essential to meeting the requirements of the KSF and career development. Reference: Benner, P (1984) From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, AddisonWesley Publishing Department of Health (2003) Knowledge Skills Framework , DoH, London Dodds, P & Simpson, A ( 2003 ) , Acute inpatient nursing care. In Barker, P (ed) Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: The craft of caring (2003), Chapter 42, pp 349-357 Arnold, London Donaldson, J H & Carter, D (2005) The value of role modelling: Perceptions of undergraduate and diploma nursing (adult) students, Nurse Education in Practice, 5, 353-359
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