Identify known stressors and anticipated challenges as well as plans for managing each of them within the first year and at five years
Stressors and Challenges: Identify known stressors and anticipated challenges as well as plans for managing each of them within the first year and at five years
Stressors and Challenges: Identify known stressors and anticipated challenges as well as plans for managing each of them within the first year and at five years. Lifelong Learning: Determine a plan for lifelong learning and educational development anticipated within the first year and at five years.
o This plan can include but is not limited to, specialty certification, advanced nursing education, and the pursuit of formal education outside of the nursing discipline.
• Professional Contributions: Summarize plans for contributing to at least one professional nursing community as well as the student’s general community in the healthcare professional role within the first year and at five years
• Scholarly Resources: o A minimum of three (3) peer‐reviewed scholarly sources are required in support of this
assignment. o A minimum of one (1) professional nursing organization website or Board of Nursing website is
required in support of this assignment.
PREPARING THE ASSIGNMENT • Maximum of 4‐5 pages including the title page and the reference page. • Students may find the following list of resources helpful in completing the assignment:
o American Nurses Credentialing Center at http://www.nursecredentialing.org/certification.aspx
o Board of Nursing Contact at https://www.ncsbn.org/contact‐bon.htm o Holistic Nursing at http://www.ahna.org/About‐Us/What‐is‐Holistic‐Nursing o National Council of State Boards of Nursing at https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm o Nursing Community at http://www.thenursingcommunity.org/ o Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at http://www.rwjf.org/ o Sigma Theta Tau International at http://www.nursingsociety.org
• The sources cited both in text and on the reference page for this assignment will be formatted according to APA 6th edition guidelines.
Required Uniform Assignment: Career Planning PURPOSE Having a clear vision for the future, setting reasonable goals, and developing strategies for meeting those goals are important steps in ensuring control of one’s professional future. This assignment provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development through the creation of a one‐year and five‐year professional career plan in nursing.
COURSE OUTCOMES This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO # 1: Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and nursing in managing the needs of humans as consumers of healthcare in a patient‐centered environment. (PO# 1)
CO # 5: Explore the impact of professional standards, legislative issues, ethical principles, and values on professional nursing, using data to monitor outcomes and improve quality and safety. (PO# 5, 6)
DUE DATE Unless otherwise instructed by the faculty, this assignment is due to be submitted in the course dropbox no later the 12 am (midnight) on the Sunday at the end of Unit 5. The College’s Late Assignment Policy applies to this activity.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.