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N 479 Professional Development Grid/Plan

Name: ________Hannah Ridinger______________


In 3-5 years I see myself..
Area
Direct
Patient Care
Leadership

Unit Related
Leadership

Date: 4/28/2016

Working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, progressing in the Charge Nurse Role

Strengths

Careful listener
Calm demeanor
Experience with
Womens care

Team player
Interest in evidence
based practice

Weakness/ Opportunity for


Improvement
Saying no
Confidence in delegation

Time management on unit


Experience communicating
with providers

Short term goals/ strategies


Present-2years
Develop a set
organizational strategy
for coming onto shift to
improve time
management
Increased confidence in
delegation

Professional
Nursing
Development:
Organizations,
Journals/
Certifications

Serve on Quality
Improvement
Committees
Participate in unit
related research
Develop confidence in
communicating with
providers
Receive ACLS
certification
Subscribe to
maternal/infant journals

Long term goals/ strategies


3-5 years
Subscribe to nursing
journals specific to area
of care to stay up to date
on evidence based
practice
Improve leadership
skills as democratic
leader to progress as
charge nurse
Successfully preceptor a
student with confidence
and wisdom
Fill position as Charge
nurse of unit

N 479
Book Selection
(based on
strengths and
weaknesses)

The Disease to
Please:
Explains the negative
results of being a
people pleaser and
teaches strategies to
reverse this mindset

Includes self quizzes


throughout that
applied to me

Allowing the

Focus on the opportunity to


improve weakness of people
pleasing.
Book notes that people pleasers may
suffer in personal relationships and
may have a history of abuse which
is not applicable to me.

Lead committees on
quality improvement
Submit research
proposals to nursing
journals based on unit
observations
Remain up to date on
evidence based practice

demands of others to
outshine ones own
needs is destructive.
A leader must be able
to say no in order to
delegate, prioritize,
negotiate, or ask for
help (Braiker, 2001,
p. 51).
Leadership
Shadowing
Experience

Professional
Activity/
Community
Service

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

Allowed me the
opportunity to view
the role of the charge
nurse on the
Womens Care unit
The nurse I
shadowed was very
experienced and
would make an
excellent future
mentor
Demonstrated a
Democratic
leadership model

NRP taught me the


necessary knowledge
to resuscitate a
neonate if
complications after
birth occur.
This activity is
specific to my
interest in the
neonatal population
Reminded me of my
passion for this
population
My future nursing education
goal is to become proficient in
my nursing skills related to
my unit and those that I float
to. I hope to continue with
applicable certifications

The Charge nurses on this unit were


given full patient assignments and
were not always serving in the
charge nurse role

The hands on part of this class was


not as long as I would have liked it
to be. Most of the content was on
the online portion.

I need a great amount of time spent


on my unit to develop confidence in
my skills before I will feel
comfortable with progressing.

I would like to begin my career


in the mother baby unit and
become proficient in applicable
skills. I would also like to
develop my ordination skills as a
proficient nurse

Progress as a charge nurse and


mentor on my unit. Possibly
transfer to the neonatal intensive
care unit further in my career to
practice more advanced skills in
this vulnerable population.