Combine knowledge and concepts of advanced practice nursing with other disciplines to create a foundation for APN/specialty practitioner practice that’s culturally and population-specific.
Assimilate primary-care competencies into APN/specialty nurses practitioner practice. These values include scholarship, service, professional values, and culturally competent international awareness.
Participate in systematic inquiry and use evidence-based practice.
Examine strategies for contract negotiation and CV/resume writing. Credentialing, national board certification, hospital privileges, reimbursement.
Leadership skills that combine nursing expertise and best evidence to support quality improvement and safety across healthcare organizations and systems.
Differentiate leadership strategies to strengthen interprofessional collaboration. Include an ethic, values, or ethical principles into the role as a nurse leader in healthcare organizations and systems.
APNs (Advanced Professional Nurses) are nurses who have received the proper training and certificates that allow them to give healthcare skills at their work place.
APNs make it possible for people who require their care to be attended to in a timely manner. (Sheer & Wong 2008).
Because there are not enough healthcare professionals, there is reason to modify nursing courses so that more APNs are created.
This will ensure that the healthcare system is well-filled.
Professional Development Plans (PDPs), are extremely important tools that provide a variety of rationale.
It is an insightful tool that APNs use when taking a deliberate time to decide which of the many opinions they want to follow (Joel 2013).
PDP encourages advanced professional nurses to be self-aware. Professional nurses will learn how to evaluate themselves and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
As the nurse gets to know oneself, this leads to a sense of clarity and joy in your career.
PDP helps in the development of career guidance.
It helps to ensure that only the most effective actions are taken in order to reach the goals.
State Of Alabama: APN Scope Of practice
APN’s scope of practice describes the requirements and roles.
It is important because it provides guidelines and rules to the APN. This ensures professionalism and ethics in every service (Chamlou, et al. 2009).
APN practice is supported by scientific proof and can be used at all healthcare locations.
APNs can be promoted by many different means, such as mentorship, leadership and research.
While the rules are the same, the scope and limitations of APNs vary by state.
APNs can have more than one license in Alabama.
Once they have become registered nurses, they can then be employed as advanced practice nurses.
They will need to have both their registered nursing license and the Alabama Board of Nursing’s approval of advanced practice. The Alabama Board of Nursing recognizes four categories of nurses: CNS (CNM), CRNA, CRNA, and CRNP.
The basis for approval is the sociality certification and a graduate degree.
The board has the power to regulate practice, making sure that APN rules are followed.
The board issues certification to qualified members. It also ensures compliance with the Advanced Professional Nurse Act (Pulcini and co., 2010).
For certification, nurses must pay $100. $15 and $30 are required for confirmation and a license certificate of historical.
For the first certificate, there may be a variety of requirements.
An RN license with a recent expiration date that allows for unlimited professional actions in the commonwealth may be eligible to apply.
The educational sector will consider nurses who hold a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.
Nurses are expected to have advanced skills, knowledge and competence in their areas of practice.
Licensure requires advanced education.
There are some exceptions.
CRNAs without a master’s can still be approved if they have completed their studies before December 31, 2003. Certified Nursing Midwives and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, who have completed their BSN and certificate programs prior to 1996, are exempted from the MSN degree requirement. The Board has administrative rules that allow it to waive the masters degree condition at its own discretion (Klein 2005).
For national certification, nurses may petition the board to be granted certification. Nurse anesthetists have been certified by the National Board for Certification and Recertification for Nurses Anesthetists. Nurse Midwives are certified through American Midwifery Certification Board.
Alabama recognizes nurse specialists and nurse practitioners who are certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, and National Certification Corporation for Obstetrical, Gynological, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties.
A few sub-specialty certifications are also recognized by the state, including those in oncology care and hospice care.
Alabama doesn’t allow reciprocity for Advanced Practice Nurses who are located in other states.
The compact of advanced practice registered nurse takes care of the requirement to provide consistent, high-quality nursing care across all states (Kleinpell and co., 2012).
It allows states to mutually acknowledge Advanced Professional Nurses as authorized to practice.
Some practitioner certification programs indicated clearly that they were not intended for entry-level use, raising regulatory sufficiency concerns (Fagerstrom (2009).
Certain jurisdictions require national professional bodies certification in order to be allowed to practice APN.
A nursing practice requires knowledge and skills.
APNs need to have the necessary skills and knowledge in order to perform well (Chrash, et al. 2011, 2011).
I must demonstrate outstanding patient concern, examination, professionalism, verbal skills, consciousness and follow-up of safe and healthy values in individuals.
Every day I ask myself what I want/need to learn and what my professional development goals are.
Ask yourself how I will achieve my learning, measure and file my plan (Rahman 2015).
When setting goals, I also consider their likelihood of success. They must be within a set time frame and should be possible to achieve.
This allows me to monitor progress, change goals, and add to my plan (Hatler, et al., 2011).
It is important to review and evaluate goals to ensure that your career moves forward.
Another goal is to provide better care for the elderly by expanding knowledge.
As an investment in the nursing profession’s future, education should be evaluated.
My previous experience working with children has inspired me to become a nurse and have developed compassion for my patients (McNamara, et al. 2009).
I respect different views and ethics.
Being a quick learner allows me to be open to learning new situations and adapting them as I go.
To overcome my weaknesses, I will find ways to turn them into strengths.
APN practice demands emotional and physical strength which I am very good at (Ketefian, et al. 2011,).
I want to improve my communication, presentation and negation skills while working under multiple dynamic conditions.
Marketing Strategies and Networking
Next comes employment.
This requires networking and looking for employment in the right areas (Cronenwett (2009).
Networks of nurse practitioners have websites that list job openings as they arise.
It is important to network when searching for new opportunities. People will hire people they know.
This requires practitioners to have a personality and a smile (LWW (2015)).
It is not enough to have a name on your curriculum vitae.
APNs belong to various professional organizations, both local and international.
They provide members with opportunities to update and learn new skills, and they also help them gain recognition.
These organizations provide information and opportunities for members to find new careers.
They have been instrumental in shaping the welfare of members and fighting for nurses over time (Cronenwett (2009)).
There are many organizations like the ENA, ANA NCSBN, AANP and ANA.
I am a member and have numerous networking opportunities because of my association with colleagues.
The organizations have a positive influence on education and policy, which improves the quality of our practice.
They help to solve the problems we face in advanced practices (Blackwell & Neff (2015)).
This type of networking and feeling of belonging in large organizations allows one to think outside the box while interacting with other elites.
Bill j. Washington
P.O Box 2764545 NW 65TH PLACE
Summary of qualifications
14 years experience as a registered practitioner in nursing.
Education: 2005: BSN/Honors University of South Florida Orlando Nursing
2010: AS Brevard University College Cisco.
2006: CS Brevard University College Cisco AL Nursing
Clinical Rotations: Portland Medical Center Dawsonville (Florida).
This was a state hospital with 2000 beds.
A single rotation could see 20 clinical officers, working eight hours per day, and 120 patients a day.
You are not given any direction or told what you should do.
History of work:
2016 – Date : Nurse Manager at Parklands Alabama mission hospital.
As a nurse manager, I organize the nurses.
I am responsible for recruiting, nurturing, and firing nurses.
I manage their activities and occasionally assist doctors with patients’ welfare and families.
2013 – 2016: Jobac, Alabama pediatric nurse.
Assisting children under six years old.
I played an important role in performing vital tests, analysing and assessing children’s behavior to understand their medical needs.
The treatment and follow ups that followed.
Assistant nurse to the physician.
Alabama Board of Nursing Registered Nursing #RN1234
Hobbies: University of Central Florida Orlando’s Varsity Chase Team.
The chairperson of the university’s nursing club.
References are available on request: Prof Pristine Hughers, a professor at the University.
Nursing practice in the 21st century faces many challenges. For example, there is a growing number of older and more sick hospice patients.
The rising costs of healthcare has made it more difficult to stay current with technological advancements and medical knowledge.
Advanced practice has been a key component in providing quality care for underserved patients.
The challenges presented by the aging workforce and shortages of nurses make it more difficult.
This problem has been addressed by new models in the delivery of medical care and restructuring the workforce.
I believe that my professional development plan has shown me that I am on the right path to practice development.
I will continue to work on my strengths, and improve my weaknesses in order to develop my advanced practice.
Our role is supportive. These roles require different knowledge, such as in patient observation, medical administration and prevention and control. This I have already acquired.
With my advanced practice skills that I have acquired and will continue to perfect, I am confident I will be an excellent caretaker of my patients.
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