The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to explore the role of the advanced
practice nurse (APN) and develop an APN professional development plan.
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
CO1: Analyze the historic development of advanced practice roles including the impact of advanced practice
nursing on healthcare delivery from the perspective of selected current reports (i.e., LACE, IOM, etc.) (PO
CO3: Explore how leadership styles influence healthcare delivery and organizations. (PO 4)
CO5: Reflect on personal and professional growth toward achieving competence as a family nurse
practitioner. (PO 3)
Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MST at the end of Week 6
Total Points Possible: 225
1. To complete this application, you will need to access to the following databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE,
Cochrane Library, and the Joanna Briggs Institute. You may access these databases through the
Chamberlain College of Nursing Online Library.
2. The APN Professional Development Plan paper is worth 225 points and will be graded on quality
of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall
organization based on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading
3. Create your manuscript using Microsoft Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain
College of Nursing documents.
4. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about this paper may be posted
under the Q & A Forum or emailed to your faculty.
7/29/2019 Week 6: APN Professional Development Plan Paper
5. The length of the paper is to be no less than 6 and no greater than 8 pages excluding title page and
reference pages. In some cases, students may need to exceed this page number.
6. APA (2010) format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required
components of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered):
1. Introduction to the APN professional development plan- Discuss the goals and purpose of an
APN professional development plan
2. APN Scope of Practice – This pertains to NP practice in your state.
3. Personal Assessment using Benner’s Self-Assessment Tool
4. Networking and Marketing Strategies
6. CV / resume
Professional Development Plan
The rapid expansion of nursing practice has seen the growth and development of the Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) in healthcare practice, leadership, and research. An APN is a registered nurse who holds an MSN or doctorate nursing degrees and majors in nursing specialty. Nurse specialties include Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CNA), or Certified Nurse-midwives (CNM) tracks (Elliott & Walden, 2015). In order to receive licensure through a state board of nursing, an APN must meet the set requirements by state which include passing the state-based examination after acquiring a degree in any specialty track. Different states have different requirements, legislations, and standards which define an APN’s scope of practice. While some states allow full scope of practice (independent practice) without a physician’s supervision, others do not. Thus, it is crucial for APNs to have a comprehensive understanding of their state’s regulations in order to practice in accordance to them and avoid legal-ethical issues (Marcoux, Dickson, Cahill, & Haines, 2017). This paper provides a professional development plan. It includes personal understanding in regards to home state’s definition of APN’s scope of practice, a self-assessment using Benner’s Novice to Expert Model, the network and marketing strategies for gaining a competitive advantage within the job search market, and curriculum vitae for self-preparation and guidance for nursing career development.
APN Scope of Practice: State of Illinois
The educational requirement for an APN in Illinois State is that one must earn a graduate degree or a post-master certificate and must complete a program that prepares nurses for ANP certification. In order to get the certification, a prospective APN nurse must pursue an examination-based certification. Temporary authorization awaiting certification may be provided for prospective APN who have applied and qualified for the certification examination (Nursing Licensure.org, n.d.).
To obtain licensure in Illinois, an APN must apply through the state’s licensing agency found in the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDPR). The agency requires official graduate transcripts as well as a copy for the qualifying certification. Applicants with a license from other states must provide an official verification from the original state of licensure, the current state, and also any other state the individual has practiced in the past 5 years. APN licenses must be renewed every 2 years and are dependent on certification maintenance (Nursing Licensure.org, n.d.)….Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $15