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N 479 Professional Development Grid/Plan

Name: ___Krystal McCluney_____________________

Date: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

In 3-5 years I see myself.._as charge nurse of the NEURO ICU at Banner University Medical Center- Phoenix
Area

Strengths

Direct
Patient Care
Leadership

Strong empathy skills


Therapeutic touch
Active listening skills
Patient advocate

Unit Related
Leadership

Evidence Based Practice


Leadership skills
Positive attitude

Weakness/ Opportunity for


Improvement
Time management
Clinical skills
Self-confidence

Short term goals/ strategies


Present-2years
Utilize evidence based practice
Review research in field of study

Committee involvement
Continued education
Interdisciplinary experience

3-4 month training on unit and in


simulation lab- obtain start and
orientation date after NCLEX,
show up on time to training
days, complete work with
positive attitude
Patient care committee
involvement- inquire with the
hospital and unit about quality
improvement measurements,
join a committee to test or
improve patient satisfaction or
outcomes, see it through to the
end
ACLS- take class, take exit exam
and obtain certification during
available times

Professional
Nursing
Development:
Organizations,
Journals/
Certifications

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Book Selection
(based on
strengths and

AANN & Journal of


Neuroscience Nursing- research
fee and pros/cons for joining
association and pay to become a
member (journal subscription
included in membership)
Vision
Selflessness
Creative

Patience
Pride
Confidence

Long term goals/ strategies


3-5 years
Night Shift Charge Nurseobtain clinical experience,
research goals and ways to
move up the leadership ladder,
apply for the position
Night Shift Charge Nurseobtain clinical experience,
research goals and ways to
move up the leadership ladder,
apply for the position
Nurse Manager- after working
as night shift charge nurse for a
few years, research and apply
for the position of nurse
manager of the unit, obtain
references and present a
professional portfolio
SCRN- study, pay and take
exam during available dates,
obtain certification
CNRN- study, pay and take
exam during available dates,
obtain certification

weaknesses)
Leadership
Shadowing
Experience

Preventative care
Self-directed
Patient-centered care

Continued education
Interdisciplinary experience
Experience

Professional
Activity/
Community
Service

St. Lukes
Interdisciplinary
communication
Mass Casualty Training
Preparedness

St. Lukes
Clear communication with elderly
Mass Casualty Training
Lack of experience
Taking charge in stressful
situation
Not yet licensed
Time management
Debt

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

BSN
BLS
IPEP
Strong study skills
Strong research skills

Certifications (ie. ACLS)- obtain


certifications, such as ACLS, by
researching dates and places to
obtain these certifications,
payment and completion of
classes and exams
Organizations (ie. AANN)research which organizations are
necessary/recommended for my
area of nursing, research
organization membership fee,
attend meetings, find a local
chapter, etc.

Continued Education (ie.


Masters)- research programs for
a masters degree or PhD
(depending on what I hope to
accomplish), and apply for
student loans, scholarships or
inquire with my employer about
tuition reimbursement
Clinical Nurse Leader/Case
Manager- research position and
inquire with employer about
openings, special
trainings/certificates
Public Health Nursing- branch
out by volunteering or working
part time at public health
venues (such as the county
health department or American
Red Cross, etc.) and begin
networking