NURS 4455 Module 5 Assignment 2 Overview: Professional Development Plan
This course aims to help you utilize quality improvement processes and management tools to improve client care outcomes, partly by improving the nurse’s working environment as you make and implement good decisions. Now you will apply those processes and tools to yourself by creating a professional development plan.
According to Thomas (2018), organizational culture is defined as the various beliefs, values, assumptions, and interactive strategies contributing to an organization’s unique social and psychological environment. Positive working culture is developed when employees and employees share aligned values with each other and the organization. To ensure the success of organizational culture, the first step is for all employees and employers to clearly understand the organization’s values and the belief of the organization. Barriers caused by an organizational culture can cause nursing leaders to feel powerless, and one of those barriers is a negative environment. For example, having a facility or hospital poorly managed by administration personnel or having an administration team that does not communicate with front-line staff creates low workplace morale. When there is a negative environment created around front-line staff, there is a lack of production, increased call-outs, and high turnover rates. “Authority Is maintained centrally, reducing the effectiveness of front-line staff” (Jackson et al., 2021). Employees begin to feel excluded start to feel that the facility or hospital is not ensuring their beliefs and values stay aligned in the best interest of the patients.
Look back at your Professional Development Inventory and Leadership Self-Assessment from module one. Use these tools as you develop your own professional development plan for both short term and long term success. You will develop your own personal nursing philosophy, using previously developed philosophies (cite sources). You will then set short term and long term goals keeping in mind intrinsic and extrinsic forces that may aid or hinder your progress.
Submit this assignment on this template and submit as a docx document.
• Explain how organizations function.
• Compare and contrast characteristics of leadership and management.
• Apply trends, issues, theories, and evidence as guidelines for management decisions.
• Evaluate effectiveness of communication patterns using specific management situations.
Part A. Completion of Assessment Tools
My Vision and Interests: How do each of these areas contribute to or inhibit your ability to reach your goals?
|Influencing FACTORS (positive and negative)
|OPTIONS to Consider
Balancing Personal & Professional Life
|As an Individual
My SWOT Analysis
Professional Development Areas
Planned or Unplanned
Resources and Networks
Balancing Personal & Professional Life
My Professional Goals
Write at least one goal in each time category. Write the goal in measurable terms, and list them in order of those that are most important to you to those that are least important.
|As a New BSN Graduate
|With Experience 3 – 5 Years
|New Horizons 10 Years
|Career Accomplishments 25 – 30 Years
Part B: Analysis and Conclusions
References, Format, and Organization
Write at least one paragraph(at least three sentences) in response to each of the categories below. (Each space will expand as you type.) Use at least 3references to support your discussion of each component.The references that you utilize aid in validity of your personal philosophy as well as help to strengthen your argument for prioritization as well as strategies used. Write citations in APA format, and include a references list (in APA format) at the end of the document. (NOTE: To make it easier to distinguish your work from the guiding instructions, use black text.)
Statement of Philosophy
Record your statements of philosophy of Nursing and of personal philosophy. Explain how these are reflected the values, vision, and personal interests that you recorded in your “My Vision and Interests” tool.
Use of Assessment Tools to Formulate Goals
Clearly utilize information from the Assessment Tools as the basis for formulating your goals. Develop a list of prioritized goals based on your assessments. Goals must be stated in measurable terms, i.e., how can you tell you have accomplished that goal?Identify dates for accomplishing each
Identify specific strategies for accomplishing your goals.Give specific examples for accomplishing your goals, including resources and major intermediate steps.
Priority of Goals
Explain how the priority of your goals is consistent with your statements of values. Explain how your goals are congruent with each other and with your values.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.