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N 479 Professional Development Grid/Plan

Name: _____Gibbons, Brendan___________________________________
In 3-5 years I see myself…..
Area
Direct
Patient Care
Leadership

Unit Related
Leadership

Studying to be a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant

Strengths
-Genuine individual
- Tenacious personality
- Intrinsically motivated

-Excellent mentoring skills
- Positive attitude
- Dedication and “can-do”
attitude

Weakness/ Opportunity for
Improvement
-Lack of confidence related to
inexperience on floor
- Lack of assertiveness related to
inexperience working
- Improvements need to be made
on lack of decisiveness

Short term goals/ strategies
Present-2years
- Become confident in the role of a
registered nurse
- Receive recognition as a
proficient member of the
healthcare team

- Lack of confidence related to
inexperience in clinical setting
- Indecisiveness related to clinical
situations
- Easily persuaded by other
healthcare staff

- Become comfortable in role as a
patient advocate
- Become proficient in interprofessional communication

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

Professional
Activity/
Community

Date: 04/30/2016

- Obtain ACLS certificate
- Take continuing education
credits
- Subscribe to various nursing
journals
- Visualized how dictatorship
affects management and
leadership
- Allow those affected by
decisions to be involved in the
decision making process

- The book was dry, and I was not
able to maintain focus

-Was able to visualize aspects
of community health and the
healthcare disparities seen by
native American populations.

-Gained insight as to strategies
employed by healthcare
professionals to battle the growing
incidence of diabetes
- Improved communication skills
amongst the native population

- Visualized myself as a nurse
working to improve primary
care for individuals at risk for
diabetes
- Envisioned myself in the
role of a charge nurse
-Gained useful insight on

-Gained insight on the importance
of having and maintaining a
confident attitude when dealing

Long term goals/ strategies
3-5 years
- Develop a reputation as an
excellent nurse skilled at
advocating for patients
- Remain up to date on evidence
based nursing practices
-Subscribe to various nursing
journals
- Assume comfortability in role
as a nurse leader
- Obtain enough experience to
function as a charge nurse
- Mentor and teach new nurses
as they transition into the
professional role
- Obtain nurse practitioner
license
- Oncological nurse practitioner
certification
- CRNA license?

Service

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

dealing with difficult patients
and families
- Learned the role of a highly
competent and effective
charge nurse
-Obtain RN through passing
my NCLEX

with difficult patients and families

- Study and take GRE
-Obtain good scores for GRE
- Apply for grad school

-Graduate from accredited
nursing school/PA school
-Obtain oncological nurse
practitioner license