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N 479 Professional Development Grid/Plan

Name: Johnna Carrig

Date: 10/15/15

In 3-5 years I see myself. working as a RN in the Banner-UMC Emergency Department and completing coursework for the University of
Arizona Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.
Area

Strengths

Direct
Patient Care
Leadership

Leadership
Advocacy
Compassion
Reliability
Humor

Unit Related
Leadership

Leadership
Communication
Innovative
Honesty

Weakness/ Opportunity for


Improvement
Time management
Assertion

Short term goals/ strategies


Present-2years
Create a mini-brain tool sheet
to help organize my patient care
Utilize time efficiently and
effectively
Understand that speed comes with
time
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
Practice assertion with patients
when appropriate

Long term goals/ strategies


3-5 years
Organize patient care efficiently
and effectively without use of a
tool sheet
Find ways to be compassionately
assertive

Delegation
Assertion
Inexperience
Utilizing resources

Delegate effectively and within


scope of practice to PCTs
Become more assertive
Gain experience
Become aware of and begin to
utilize resources
Become involved in process
improvement
Work in Banner ED Triage

Gain experience
Attend unit meetings
Present ideas for process
improvement
Work in Banner Trauma ED
Take on role of charge nurse

Join ENA
Obtain subscription to ENA
journal
Active STTI member
Active PKP member
Certifications: CEN, PALS

Active ENA member


Active STTI member
Active PKP member
CFN
CCRN

Professional
Nursing
Development:
Organizations,
Journals/
Certifications
N 479
Book Selection
(based on
strengths and
weaknesses)

Leadership
Shadowing
Experience

The Everything New Nurse


Book by Kathy Quan, RN,
BSN, PHN

Helped to improve my weaknesses:


Delegation
Assertion
Stand up for yourself

Strengths:
Collaborative teamwork
Leadership
Time management
Leadership
Flexibility
Critical thinking

Assertion
Delegation

Clinical judgment
Professional
Activity/
Community
Service

Activity: ACLS Certification


BLS proficiency
Closed-loop communication
Collaborative teamwork
Time-sensitive clinical
judgment

Activity: ACLS Certification


Tips to become proficient with
ACLS algorithms
Tips on how to lead a code arrest

Education:
Cont. Nrsg.
Educ. and/or
plans for
Higher Educ.

Knowledge of
pathophysiology
Critical thinking
Clinical judgment
Strong self-motivation
Determination
Perseverance

Inexperience
Uncertainty

Graduate with BSN


Pass NCLEX
Obtain a job in Banner UMC ED
Obtain the following
certifications: PALS, CEN

Apply/ begin coursework for the


University of Arizona DNP
program with FNP (family
practice) specialty