by stating my interest in this position to the appropriate people. Within the next 10 years, my goal is to become a clinical nursing instructor at a local college. I can accomplish this goal by keeping in touch with the school that I got my first nursing degree with and making my intentions known. The great thing about this goal is that I can still work full-time at my hospital while simultaneously providing education to students aspiring to be nurses. Finally, within the next 25 years, my goal is to become a full-time nursing instructor at a local college. It is difficult to be a bedside nurse for more than 25 years, both on your body and your emotions. I would love to spendthe rest of my career in continuing education. With goals there are strategies to help get to where I strive to be. As stated above, in order to reach my goal to complete the new graduate program by December 2018, I am going have to
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT4take two classes at a time. This is a key aspect of my goals. My next goal is to become a Nurse Preceptor after three to five years of experience. This will be accomplished by reaching out to the Nurse Manager of my unit and expressing my interest in the position and completing any necessary requirements. I have made a great connection with my mentor for the new grad programthat has helped me along my journey. Keeping a good relationship with all of these people would give me the opportunity to change hospitals and/or units if I ever desired to do so. After preceptor, I look forward to being a clinical instructor. To become a Clinical Instructor, I would need to first get hired by a local college with a nursing program. To do that, I can use the resources I have built,such as staying in touch with the instructors at the school where I got my Associates of Science in Nursing. I was fortunate enough to have a really good relationship with most of the instructors where I got my ADN.
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