Unit 7 Assignment Looking Ahead: Self Directed Learning Plan – DRAFT

Purpose:

It’s important to develop your professional goals and how you achieve them in this course and your chosen program.

To prepare your SDLP for the review, complete the steps outlined below. If you are prepared to submit it before Unit 7 week, please do so. This will give your instructor an opportunity to connect with you early in the term. To submit the SDLP early, simply upload it to the Unit 7 SDLP Dropbox and your instructor will have an opportunity to review it there anytime during the course and provide preliminary feedback.

After exploring the course description, course outcomes, and unit themes and outcomes, complete your SDLP for this course. Not all courses will directly impact your strengths or your areas of development.

What do you expect to learn in this course that will help you achieve your academic and professional goals? You are encouraged to reflect earnestly about how the course content and experience might serve your goals, as well as about what you might proactively do in the course to develop in your target areas.

If you have determined there are additional areas from which you would benefit, or areas you would like to replace, this is a good time to do so. Remember, this is your learning plan, so design it to help you achieve your unique goals.

COURSE DESCRIPTION     

This course explores skills and strategies essential to successful advanced nursing role implementation. Analysis of existing and emerging roles provides a foundation for selection of an individual advanced role specialization and an individual career development plan. Emphasis will be on developing articulation of issues specific to the advanced nurse role in practice, administration, education, and informatics.

COURSE OUTCOMES     

Course Outcomes: By the end of this course, you should be able to:

MN501-1: Compare and contrast advanced nursing roles their interaction with other health care providers in collaborative practice models.

MN501-2: Investigate the vision and goals for the future of nursing and advanced practice nursing.

MN501-3: Develop an advanced professional plan for career goals and lifelong learning.

MN501-4: Develop a summary of knowledge, skills, and accomplishments that prepare a graduate student for an advanced nursing role.

MN501-5: Project novel roles for advanced practice related to emerging health care trends and needs.

Professional Competency Outcome(s):

PC 2.4: Demonstrate leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully lead teams within one’s profession.

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