Professional Development Plan for Nursing Graduate

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The professional development plan for nursing graduates is a program that was started by the government with the aims of creating a smooth transition from the student experience to workplace experience. Despite having learnt several ethical and professional contents, the professional development plan ensures that, all the graduate nurses have a smooth transition that ensures they deliver quality and standard services as expected of them (Gordon & Franklin, 2003). Under the nursing professional plan, the nurses are supposed to bring together personal and professional skills in order to improve the quality of the nursing practice in the country. One of the most important considerations before embarking on the development plan is to ensure that the graduate has all the relevant skills in terms of academic, professional and personal qualifications. Under the personal qualifications, the nursing graduates should make sure that their ethical and moral standards are compliant with the ethical guidelines as well as with the ethical traits expected of them by the society (Trossman, 1999). Without these traits, nursing practice would be marred by many unprofessional and unethical behaviors that would compromise on the quality of services offered by the nurses. First Domain: Professional Practice Under the professional practice, the nurses should ensure that they possess the relevant skills that are expected of them by the nursing board (Thomas, 1998). The professional practice should have a detailed plan and information on what to expect from the nurse upon getting employed. The major aim of developing the professional practice plan is to ensure that the nurses integrate both nursing and health care knowledge for the improvement of th... ... middle of paper ... ... An orientation for inexperienced educators. Journal of Nursing Staff Development, 9(2), 75–77. Johnson, S. (2002). Development of educator competencies and the professional review process. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 18(2), 92–102. Melnyk, B. M. (2004). Integrating levels of evidence into clinical decision making. Pediatric Nursing, 30(4) 323–325. O'Halloran, V.E. (1996). Maintaining career marketability as a professional nurse. Nursing h'oiuni, 29-33. Pertel, D.G. (1999). How to design your professional development portfolio. Journal of the American Dietetie Assoeintion, 99(53), 1-537. Thomas, K. J. (1998). Clinical and nursing staff development: Current competence, future focus. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Trossman, S. (1999). The professional portfolio: Documenting who you are, what you do. The American Nurse. 3(2), 1-3.
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