Assessment: Professional Development Plan
Week 2 project
Professional Development Plan
In a Microsoft Word document of 5–6 pages formatted in APA style, develop a strategic plan to aid your transition into the role of a professional nurse. In your paper:
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. Give 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 to aid you in overcoming challenges and barriers necessary to achieve goals.
On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA format.
Use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources.
This handout will provide you the details of formatting your essay using APA style.
You may create your essay in this APA-formatted template.
Week 5 discussion
Interview someone from a different cultural background than your own to learn how he or she perceives illness, including the meaning, causes, treatment, and feelings associated with both acute and chronic illnesses. Determine how his or her culture tends to view nurses. In your discussion:
Discuss how the perceptions of the interviewee influence his or her health behavior, including when he or she seeks help and the type of practitioner he or she consults.
Describe how his or her perceptions differ from your own.
Describe the strategies you could employ to promote the delivery of culturally competent care.
Which philosophy/conceptual framework/theory/middle-range theory describes nursing in the way you think about it? Discuss how you could utilize the philosophy/conceptual framework/theory/middle-range theory to organize your thoughts for critical thinking and decision making in nursing practice.
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