Overview: Professional Development Plan This course aims to help you utilize quality improvement processes and management tools to improve client care outcomes, partly by improving the nurse’s working environment as you make and implement good decisions. Now you will apply those processes and tools to yourself by creating a professional development plan. You will begin by completing some management graphic organizers or tools.
Then you will use these tools as the basis of your plan.
- Explain how organizations function.
- Compare and contrast characteristics of leadership and management.
- Apply trends, issues, theories, and evidence as guidelines for management decisions.
- Evaluate effectiveness of communication patterns using specific management situations.
- Rubric Use this rubric to guide your work on the Week 5 Professional Development Plan.
Advocate the patient’s wishesProvide a calm and therapeutic environment to promote healingCommitment Holistic care for each patient Personal Experience I have been in the hospital a few times. I have seen what a huge difference a good nurse can be to a patient. Family Member(s) My cousin and sister are excellent nursesFriends I have many friends in nursing and they inspire me. Peers I want my peers to recognize how important health Mentors I have a mentor that keeps me inspired and challenges me.
Balancing Personal Professional Life
At home, I am no longer a nurse, but a wife and a mother. I have learned to not take my work home with me. As an Individual Obtain my MSNLeader Become a Nursing clinical instructorTeam Member Continue encouraging teamwork amongst my group of nurses I work with daily.
Record your statements of philosophy of Nursing and of personal philosophy. Explain how these are reflected the values, vision, and personal interests that you recorded in your “My Vision and Interests” tool. Nursing Spirit Journal states that “the overall philosophy is to provide a caring and safe environment that promotes the well-being and health of all patients” (2013). Personally, I believe that the philosophy of nursing takes one step farther and includes the holistic aspect of nursing. Nursing is about providing care to both the mind and body of our patients and being an advocate for our patients. Use of Assessment Tools to Formulate Goals
Clearly utilize information from the Assessment Tools as the basis for formulating your goals. Develop a list of prioritized goals based on your assessments. Goals must be stated in measurable terms, i. e. , how can you tell you have accomplished that goal? Identify dates for accomplishing each goal. Specific Strategies Identify specific strategies for accomplishing your goals. Give specific examples for accomplishing your goals, including resources and major intermediate steps. Priority of Goals Explain how the priority of your goals is consistent with your statements of values. Explain how your goals are congruent with each other and with your values.