Professional Development plan

 

Instructions

Professional Development Plan

In a Microsoft Word document of 4-5 pages formatted in APA style, develop a strategic plan to aid your transition into the role of a professional nurse. In your paper, address each of the following criteria:

  • Discuss factors influencing your decision to obtain a BSN degree.
  • Discuss how the role of the baccalaureate differs from your current role.
  • Describe new opportunities that may be available after degree completion.
  • Examine one of the two models of socialization discussed in your readings and place yourself in one of the stages.
    • Provide your rationale for that placement.
    • If none of the models or stages fits your experience, create your own model (or stage).
  • Identify two professional short-term goals.
  • Identify two professional long-term goals.
  • Expound upon the challenges and barriers you face in pursuit of your short- and long-term goals.
  • Identify mentors and support systems that aid you in overcoming challenges and barriers necessary to achieve goals.

On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA format.  The American Psychological Association website also provides detailed guidance on formatting, citations, and references at APA Style.
• APA Citation Helper
• APA Citations Quick Sheet
• APA-Style Formatting Guidelines for a Written Essay
• Basic Essay Template

Please note that the title and reference pages should not be included in the total page count of your paper.