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N 479 Professional Development Grid/Plan

Name: Clay Sensibaugh

Date: November 28th, 2016

In 3-5 years I see myself applying to become a flight nurse with one of the many flight ambulance companies in Arizona.
Area

Strengths

Weakness/ Opportunity for


Improvement

Short term goals/ strategies


Present-2years

Direct
Patient Care
Leadership

Able to recognize and respect


cultural and spiritual beliefs.

Can only communicate with my


patients if they speak English.

Take a second language class to


increase my ability to provide
direct patient care.

Able to tailor my
communication method to
match the needs of the patient
and family.

My ability to effectively manage


my time accordingly, especially
with a higher-acuity patient load is
not very advanced.

Long term goals/ strategies


3-5 years
Become fluent in the second
language.

Develop a personal brain which


will help me manage my patients
and improve my time
management.

Can lighten the mood and


connect with patients on a
much more personal level.
Educational preparation has
allowed for me to understand
the pathophysiological
process of most disease
processes and the appropriate
nursing interventions
required to correct the
problem.
Unit Related
Leadership

Able to coordinate and


accomplish tasks with a
group of individuals.

Have never been in the position of


a leader within the hospital setting.

Participate in unit related


programs/teams to enhance
patient care.

Like to take the role of the


leader whenever participating
in group activities.

Take on the occasional role as a


charge nurse for the unit that I
am working on.
Present a presentation on a
major problem and how to
improve the care being delivered.

Able to improvise and handle


changes accordingly.
Have worked on a quality
improvement project to
increase patient safety and
patient care.
Professional
Nursing

ACLS certification upon being

Obtain my CEN/CCRN, TCRN,

Development:
Organizations,
Journals/
Certifications

N 479
Book Selection
(based on
strengths and
weaknesses)

Concept of Extreme
Ownership: When I am in
the role as a leader, I always
take the sole responsibility of
any success or failure.
Believe: I will always believe
in the objective at hand,
which helps inspire and
convince others that I am
with to do the same.
Leading Up and Down the
Chain of Command: I have
no problem discussing areas
of concern or weakness with
those above me or below me
in the chain of command.

Leadership
Shadowing
Experience

Professional
Activity/
Community
Service

Shadowing a nurse within the


capacity of a charge nurse
helped strengthen my abilities
to become a better leader by
showing me effective ways to
make nursing assignments,
proper delegation strategies,
and how to communicate with
my team members in a
effective and appropriate
manner.
By participating in the IPEP
clinic that was held at St.
Lukes, I was able to hone
and improve my ability to not
only work with and
communicate with
professionals from other
disciplines within the

Planning: As a novice nurse, my


ability to plan my care plan is still
under construction and lacks in
various areas. This book helped
improve my ability to plan by
demonstrating the importance of
analyzing the situation at hand and
to clearly understand the mission
at hand.
Prioritize and Execute: Being a
new nurse, my ability to prioritize
my patients is not quite as honed as
a skilled nurse. This book has
helped through the introduction of
strategies that have been proven
useful for leaders.

hired. Obtain either my CEN or


CCRN certification depending on
the unit that I get hired onto.

PALS, and CFRN.

I also see myself joining either the


AACN or ENA organizations to
ensure that I am up to date with
all things within my nursing
specialty

NIMS training

Hazardous Material Training.

healthcare field, but also with


the elderly patient
population.
The Emergency Civilian Care
Course helped improve my
ability to delegate tasks to my
colleagues, along with
improving my communicate
abilities during high-stress
moments.
Education:
Cont. Nrsg.
Educ. and/or
plans for
Higher Educ.

Through the completion of


CEN, CCRN, PALS, TRCN,
ACLS, and CFRN, I will be
able to understand each
clinical condition that I am
presented with on a much
more in-depth level which will
improve my decision making
and clinical judgement,
facilitating improved patient
care that is safer and more
effective.

No short-term continued
educational goals.

Obtain my masters degree,


which will allow for me to
become a nursing instructor.