NURS 6001: Section 19, Foundations of Graduate Study
January 4, 2015
Program of Study and the Professional Development Plan
I must identify a development plan that correlates with my professional and personal goals as my graduate study in nursing begins. I am writing this development plan to gather and organize my educational and professional background in an effort to plan my future career options. This development plan is based on my future coursework and clinical hours.
Education and Professional Background
My name is Audrey Baker and I am going to review my personal background with you. My current residence is Zanesville, Ohio where I have lived the majority of life. I am married with no children yet. I have two dogs who are my like my children. Since I was young, I have wanted to become a nurse and someday obtain my master’s degree.
In 2010 I graduated from associate’s degree in nursing the first time. I then worked at a long term care facility as a registered nurse (RN) supervisor for almost two years before I went back to school to further my education with a bachelor’s degree. I then sought employment at an acute care facility, the local hospital. I have since finished my bachelor’s degree and worked on a cardiac/stroke floor for over two years. I have recently moved positions to work in the surgery department.
I am currently certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), basic life support (BLS) and advanced stroke life support (ASLS) and plan to re-certify in ACLS this summer. I am also certified in congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. I plan to obtain my certified nurse in operating room (CNOR) within the next year as well. I also hold certifications in electrocardiogram (EKG) operation as well as national institute of health (NIH) scale for stroke patients.
My areas of experience include: management of nursing and unauthorized