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N479 Professional Development Grid/Plan

Name: Brittany Huonker

Date: December 5, 2015

In 3-5 years I see myself as an experienced and confident pediatric registered nurse on a medical-surgical unit who excels in providing patient care.
Area

Strengths

Direct
Patient Care
Leadership

- Eager to strengthen clinical


knowledge
- Use holistic approach to
treat the whole patient
- Provide evidence- based
care

Unit Related
Leadership

- Possess positive attitude


- Effective listener
- Initiate team discussion

Weakness/ Opportunity for


Improvement
- Build confidence when providing
patient care
- Increase clinical experience and
competency

- Confidence delegating tasks to


experienced staff members as a
new graduate RN

Professional
Nursing
Development:
Organizations,
Journals/
Certifications
N479
Book Selection
(based on
strengths and
weaknesses)

Leadership
Shadowing
Experience

Professional
Activity/

I chose The Everything New


Nurse Book for my
management/ leadership
book.
- Leadership abilities involve
time management and
organization
- Prioritization and
reprioritization
- Significance of clarifying the
nurses role
The charge nurse shadow
experience taught me the
competencies necessary to
fulfill the charge RN role.
- Proper delegation
- Organization
- Anticipation of outcomes
- Create a positive work
environment
I completed the PALS course
to become certified.

- Encouragement for succeeding as


a new graduate RN
- Additional tips on proper
delegation
- Listen to staff members ideas
- Be personable and get to know
coworkers

This experience allowed me to


become aware of the areas I can
improve on to enhance my
leadership skills that are required
for the charge nurse position.
- Making staff assignments
- Delegating the workload
The PALS course allowed me to
enhance my knowledge of:

Short term goals/ strategies


Present-2years
- Complete unit orientation
- Become comfortable on a unit
without guidance from nurse
preceptor
- Take part in continuing
education opportunities within
unit or hospital
- Gain insight on areas to improve
from nurse preceptor or mentor
- Become a nurse preceptor

Long term goals/ strategies


3-5 years
- Work beside case management
RN
- Shadow clinical nurse leader

- Obtain subscription to Journal


of Pediatric Nursing
- Receive Certified Pediatric
Nurse (CPN) certification

- Become member of North


Carolina Organization of Nurse
Leaders

- Obtain and fulfill charge RN


position

Community
Service

- Required for most pediatric


RN positions
- Boost of confidence

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

- Receive Certified Pediatric


Nurse (CPN) certification
- Obtain higher level nursing
degree

- Appropriate way to act during


pediatric emergency situations
- Cardiac medications
- PALS algorithms
- Expand nursing knowledge
- Clinical opportunity
- Increase job satisfaction
- Improve leadership skills

- Graduate with BSN


- Complete Kaplan NCLEX
preparation course
- Pass NCLEX
- Obtain RN licensure
- Complete new graduate RN
residency program
- Become a nurse preceptor

- Work on mother/baby or labor


and delivery unit
- Pediatric nurse practitioner
program