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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Jessica Farrone

DIRECT PATIENT CARE ABILITIES


Strengths: Short-Term Goals:
•Listening to patient and family needs •Gain skill confidence and mastery
•Professional •Become comfortable with contacting
providers
•Timely charting
•Strategy: Attend at least 1-2
•Thorough report competency labs a month
Opportunities for Improvement: Long-Term Goals:
•Using therapeutic communication •Advocate for patients as a case
•Skill confidence manager
•Communication with care team •Strategy: Ask management about
opportunities for case managing
UNIT LEADERSHIP ABILITIES
Strengths: Short-Term Goals:
•Team work •Become a charge nurse on my unit
•Communication with other nurses •Proper delegation
•Strategy: Train in the charge nurse
role
Opportunities for Improvement:
Long-Term Goals:
•Leading the team
•Orient/Precept new nurses
•Delegation
•Work as a clinical nurse manager
•Strategy: take classes to train to
become an effective preceptor
•Strategy: train to be a clinical nurse
manager
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Short-Term Goals:
•ACLS Certification
•CCRN (Neonatal) Certification
•Strategy: Study for the CCRN and take the exam within 1 year
Long-Term Goals:
•RNC-NIC Certification
•Be part of an evidence-based neonatal journal
•Strategy: Study for certification and take exam after 3 years experience
•Strategy: Become part of a research organization
MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP BOOK
Compliments Strengths:
•Organizational skills
•Taking initiative
Areas for Improvement:
•Broadening my perspectives
•Setting goals
Benefits for Professional Growth:
•Structure and organization for nursing role
•This about future possibilities for my profession
LEADERSHIP SHADOWING EXPERIENCE
Rationale:
•Lactation Consultant
•Leadership role: only few in the entire hospital
•Interested in this role
How the Experience Enhanced my Knowledge:
•Insight into leadership
•Time management
•Prioritization of Patients
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Rationale:
•ValleyLife Legacy of Love Gala set-up, take-down, and education to
attendees
•Insight into disabilities
•Volunteer yearly at this event
How the Experience Enhanced my Knowledge:
•Teaching about disabilities
•Support for people with disabilities
•Appreciation for the population
EDUCATIONAL PLAN
Aspirations: Short-Term Goals:
•Become a unit manager •Hospital committee
•Become Nurse Practitioner •Strategy: ask management about
committees
Potential Opportunities:
Long-Term Goals:
•Nurse Practitioner School/DNP at ASU
•Work as a Nurse Practitioner
•Teach new nurses at a teaching
hospital •Strategy: complete schooling for
becoming a Nurse Practitioner
TIMELINE
1 • Graduate from BSN program-December 13th, 2018
2 • Move to Phoenix for job opportunities-Late December 2018
3 • Take NCLEX-February 2019
4 • Obtain ACLS/CCRN certifications within 1 month of taking NCLEX
5 • Start 1st nursing job-March 2019
6 • Train to become a charge nurse/nurse manager-2020
7 • Start Nurse Practitioner/DNP School-August 2021
8 • Work in a practice as a Nurse Practitioner-January 2026
REFERENCES
Covey, S. R. (2004). The 7 habits of highly effective people: powerful lessons in
personal change. New York: Simon & Schuster.