Professional Development Plan Paper
Write a 6–8-page professional development plan for your career as an MSN-prepared nurse. The professional development plan should include the following:
- Introduction: A brief introductory paragraph that clearly states the purpose of the paper.
- Area of focus: A description of your specific area of focus in nursing education, the position that you wish to obtain, and the educator competencies that you will need as an MSN-prepared nurse.
- Professional goals: A statement of your specific professional goals (a minimum of three) and discussion of their relationship to your nurse educator philosophy.
- Influences: A brief description of any additional forces (social, economic, political, or institutional) that may influence your nursing education role.
- Analysis: An analysis of how you will carry out scholarship activities as an MSN-prepared nurse and a specific plan for scholarship based on a model.
- Leadership role: A discussion of specific ways (a minimum of two) that you will develop a leadership role in your chosen area of focus.
- Development plan: Specific plans for professional growth and any additional education, certifications, or training to be acquired.
- Reflection: A reflection in a concluding paragraph on your abilities to meet goals and achieve your professional development plan and ethical practice.
Your assessment should meet the following requirements:
- Written communication: Written communication should be free of grammar and spelling errors that distract from the content.
- APA format: Use correct APA format, including running head, page numbers, and a title page. Citations and references (if used) are to be in correct APA format.
- Format: Submit your assessment as a Word document.
- Length: 6–8 double-spaced pages, not including the title page and references page.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point.
The following resources are required to complete the assessment.
The resources provided here are optional. You may use other resources of your choice to prepare for this assessment; however, you will need to ensure that they are appropriate, credible, and valid. The MSN-FP6103 The Nurse Educator Role Library Guide can help direct your research, and the Supplemental Resources and Research Resources, both linked from the left navigation menu in your courseroom, provide additional resources to help support you.
Capella University Library Resources
- Hutchinson, M., & Jackson, D. (2013). Transformational leadership in nursing: Towards a more critical interpretation. Nursing Inquiry, 20(1), 11–22.
- Lapkin, S., Levett-Jones, T., & Gilligan, C. (2013). A systematic review of the effectiveness of interprofessional education in health professional programs. Nurse Education Today, 33(2), 90–102.
- Limoges, J., Acorn, S., & Osborne, M. (2015). The scholarship of application: Recognizing and promoting nurses’ contribution to knowledge development. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(2), 77–82.
- McSherry, R., Pearce, P., Grimwood, K., & McSherry, W. (2012). The pivotal role of nurse managers, leaders and educators in enabling excellence in nursing care. Journal of Nursing Management, 20(1), 7–19.
- Price, B. (2010). Disseminating best practice through publication in journals. Nursing Standard, 24(26), 35–41.
- Wittmann-Price, R., Celia, L., & Dunn, R. (2013). Successful implementation of evidence-based nursing practice: The indispensable role of staff development. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 29(4), 202–204.