This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
CO5: Develops a plan for continued personal and professional development through enrollment in graduate education, continuing education programs, certification attainment, professional reading and participation in professional organizations’ and service to the community. (PO#5) Discussion
Now that each one of you is very close to completing this major accomplishment in your nursing career, please share your professional development plans to keep up to date in your chosen specialty and nursing in general. In what professional nursing organizations do you currently participate? What organizations might you think about participating in for the future? What nursing certifications are you considering? How might consideration of continuing your education to pursue a graduate degree fit into your future plans?
Reference: American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
American Nursing Association [ANA]. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Publishing.