My Nursing Care Plan

I know, I know, another care plan…but this one is for YOU! Use this quick care plan to make sure you are on the right track to meet your goals!
 

Assessment

meeting my professional nursing requirementsWhat do I need to do this year to meet my professional requirements?

  • When is my nursing license(s) due for renewal?
  • Am I on track to meet my CE requirements for license renewal?
  • Do I need to obtain CE to maintain my current certification(s)?

be a lifelong learner in nursingHow can I be a lifelong learner in nursing?

  • Is it time for me to go back to school?
  • Should I get certified in a specialty?
  • Which professional nursing organization(s) should I join?

work-life balance in nursingDo I have good work-life balance?

  • When’s the last time I had a physical exam?
  • Am I due for any immunizations or screenings?
  • Am I seeing my family and friends?
  • Do I have time to do things that bring me joy?
  • How is my stress level?

Nursing Diagnoses

  • Knowledge deficit related to meeting my professional requirements.
  • Readiness for enhanced knowledge related to striving to provide evidence-based nursing care.
  • Readiness for enhanced self-health management related to identifying my own health care needs.
  • Readiness for enhanced self-care related to maintaining personal relationships and managing stress.

Planning

Meeting my professional requirements
  • Look at my current nursing license(s) and certification(s) and check the expiration dates.
  • Visit the website of my state board of nursing for information on license renewal and CE requirements.
  • Contact my certification organization for information related to renewal and CE requirements.
  • Consider my options for meeting my CE requirements.
                   *Online CE activities.
                   *Live events, such as national or local conferences.
                   *Check for opportunities to earn CE through my employer.
Lifelong learning
  • Explore BSN and advanced degree programs.
  • Investigate specialty certification opportunities.
  • Consider which professional organizations would be a good fit for me.
Balancing work and life
  • Look back at my own medical records and make a list of what screenings and immunizations are recommended based on my age and medical and family history.
  • Update my calendar with my work schedule and upcoming social events. Schedule “me-time” too!
  • Think about how I best deal with stress. Is it a yoga class? Reading? Being outdoors? Find activities to meet my stress-relief needs.

Implementation

Meeting my professional requirements
  • Mark expiration dates on my calendar.
  • Develop a file (actual or online) to store my CE documents.
  • Use My Planner on Lippincott NursingCenter’s CEConnection to plan my CE activities and store my certificates.
  • Register for conferences and make travel plans. Inquire if my employer will contribute to covering costs.
Lifelong learning
  • Apply to a nursing program that meets my educational needs and goals.
  • Get certified!
  • Join and get involved with a professional nursing organization. Take advantage of related benefits and consider joining a committee or leadership position.
Balancing work and life
  • Schedule appointments and screenings.
  • Stick to my schedule, as best as I am able.
  • Sign up for a class, gym, or other activities that help me manage stress. Remain committed to these endeavors.

Evaluation

Revisit this care plan throughout the year and fill this in. Ongoing evaluation and revisions are key components to meeting my goals.

Leave a comment here – writing down your goals and plans is a good first step! Good luck!
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Posted: 1/28/2016 11:57:26 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 4 comments


Comments
Hend nasr
I want article or ppt about future vision and new trends for maternity/obstetrics and gynecology nursing
5/13/2017 11:29:25 AM

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Hi Sheila,
Taking a certification exam can be stressful! ANCC has some good information related to certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing: http://nursecredentialing.org/PsychiatricMentalHealthNursing Take a look at the resources they offer --- sample questions & answers, content outline, etc. I always find that the best way to minimize test-taking stress is to be as prepared as I can be! Best of luck to you!
8/16/2016 7:02:05 AM

Sheila Turner
I want to study for my Psychiatric Nursing Certification. I'm so afraid of not passing. It seems they give you plenty of information to study but most people say the tests is unreasonably difficult. What can I do to get over the fear. Is there a place I can look at the stats of those who pass or fail??
8/15/2016 2:04:12 PM

ali ali alssadi
I am need continues my study in nursing
2/4/2016 8:54:41 AM

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