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Define personal and professional development in Nursing

Posted by on February 18, 2015 – 10:04 am

Define personal and professional development in Nursing

Nurses strive for positive relationships with patients and coworkers. Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images When people hear the word nurse,they often think of qualities such as compassion and patience. While these are essential characteristics, nurses must go even farther when striving for professionalism. They also need strong morals and ethics and the commitment to always act in the best interests of their patients. State of Mind Attitude plays a crucial role in any job, but in nursing it s key to behaving responsibly and professionally. Nurses must…

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Definition personal professional development

Posted by on September 19, 2015 – 08:46 am

Definition personal professional development

Welcome to a two part post dedicated to facilitating 21st century skills through the development of professional learning communities for educators and students. In Part One you get… an introduction to definitions and processes for developing a learning community. Use it as a great handout for your professional development. All I ask is you provide a link to this blog. Part Two will include five simple steps with close to 50 links bringing you hundreds of valuable resources. It is a post you will not want to miss! First, please take a moment to…

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Define personal and professional development Plan

Posted by on January 10, 2015 – 05:04 pm

Define personal and professional development Plan

Career development is the number one topic on many employees’ minds. Now more than ever an organization’s success can depend on whether or not employees are engaged in their own learning and development. In fact, according to a recent nation-wide survey, the largest contributor of employee turnover is not salary or supervision but rather “inadequate opportunities for professional development.” Effective leaders are holding themselves accountable for providing such opportunities. However, while there are numerous actions that leaders can take, there…

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Sample personal professional development goals

Posted by on April 22, 2015 – 03:35 pm

Sample personal professional development goals

Guidelines Goals must align with and support University and/or department goals. To have the greatest impact, limit the number of goals for the coming year. Goals should be SMART: pecific easurable ttainable Relevant Time specific Establish a clear action plan to achieve each goal: Action plans should include specific expected results and a target date for completion. Examples of SMART Goals Not-So-SMART Goals SMART Goals Improve the effectiveness of my written communication Read On Writing Well by William Zinsler by January 2012. Receive progressively…

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Promote personal and professional development

Posted by on June 9, 2015 – 04:22 pm

Promote personal and professional development

Leaders model commitment to professional development at work. Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images Attracting and keeping engaged and loyal employees is crucial to the success of a business. High staff turnover disrupts production and impacts the profitability of a company. A great way to retain staff and nurture employee skills is to consistently and actively promote professional development activities. Encouraging professional growth shows your team you care about their progress and their future, and it inspires loyalty in employees. Support and Model…

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Professional and personal development in Nursing

Posted by on July 27, 2015 – 10:39 am

Professional and personal development in Nursing

Critical thinking is essential to skilled and is therefore essential to nursing education. It is interesting to note that the ANA (American Nursing Association) Standards have set forth the framework necessary for critical thinking in the application of the “nursing process. Unfortunately this framework can be executed superficially or substantively, as can any such framework. We believe that skilled nursing depends upon a well-reasoned philosophy of nursing rooted in a deep and rich conception of critical thinking. Intuitive nursing practice (which…

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Individual personal and professional development Plan

Posted by on April 22, 2015 – 11:23 am

Individual personal and professional development Plan

Setting goals can help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become more intentional about their educational experiences. The best goals are defined, measurable and attainable. The Graduate School encourages graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to develop personal plans—an Individual Development Plan (IDP)-to improve their core competencies ( communication, teaching, scholarly development, professionalism, and career development ). This involves three steps: a personal assessment of current skills and strengths, a plan for developing…

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