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INTRODUCTION Continuing professional advancement activities for nurses are planned and organized learning experiences, designed to advance personal and professional development. Activities can include the attendance of workshops or conferences, reading of journal articles and the undertaking of postgraduate nursing course. Professional development maybe undertaken in the form of postgraduate courses, vocational education and continuing professional development

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DEFINITIONContinuing professional advancement is defined as a

means by which members of profession maintain their knowledge & skills & develop qualities in their professional lives.The conscious updating of professional knowledge &

the improvement of professional competence throughout a persons working life.It is a commitment to begin professional, keeping up to

date & continuously seeking to improve.It is key to updating a persons career opportunities.May 24, 2011 mittal 3

OBJECTVES OF PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENTTo enhance professional growth & development. To provide recognition for professional contributions To encourage involvement of bedside nurses in decision that enhances patient care outcomes To provide motivation for direct care nurses to pursue higher education, certification & other professional achievements.May 24, 2011 mittal 4

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE MODELNurses in University Hospital's Division of Nursing designed our Professional Practice Model. This model includes our nursing image, our philosophy about research, education and patient care, and encompasses the environmental attributes that support the professional practice of nursing. The model also includes professional development opportunities in the nurse intern, mentoring and clinical ladder programs that are needed to continually improve our nursing practice. The philosophical statement and image below represents the beliefs and values of our nursing division's professional practice modelmittal 5

Patient

Care/Education/Research

Patient Care focuses on our clinical practice and coordination of care. Education embodies nursing's commitment to patient, family and student education, mentoring, professional development, and advancement. Research focuses on the advancement of the profession with new knowledge and the use of evidence to guide and support our practiceMay 24, 2011 mittal 6

Patient/Family/CommunityThe second domain of the model represents the patient-focused care of our professional practice. We establish caring, professional relationships with our patients and families. We respect the unique attributes of our patients and families. We advocate for quality care that is sensitive to physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs. We promote continuity of care to meet changing patient needs. We extend our practice to the community to address the healthcare needs of patients and groups.May 24, 2011 mittal 7

Integrity/Teamwork/Innovation/ Excellence/LeadershipIntegrity demonstrates nursings ethical commitment to provide compassionate care and recognize the worth and privacy of each individual. Teamwork reflects nursings ideals of interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation with our patients/families to promote optimal outcomes. Innovation drives the application of emerging healthcare trends to meet the unique needs of patients and families. Excellence embodies our drive to perfect our competencies and enhance the quality, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness of our care. Leadership is demonstrated through nursings commitment to the establishment of a culture of supportive collegial relationships which nurture our professional developmentmittal 8

Autonomy/Diversity/Technology/Safety/ QualityThe fourth domain in the model demonstrates the environmental attributes that support the professional practice of nursing as essential and integral to patient care at University Hospital The professional environment is dedicated to the empowerment of nurses. Nursing fosters autonomy and embraces the diversity of persons and opinions. The environment promotes the nurse's role through the use of pioneering technologies, implementation of safety standards, and participation in quality improvement initiativesMay 24, 2011 mittal 9

BENIFITS OF PROFESSIONAL ADAVANCEMENT Allows maturity & confidence to develop in practice It allows the development of expertise &the refinement of skills It allows the nursing workforce to be responsive to changes in the management of patient & in meeting emerging care needs. It supports role success & job satisfactionMay 24, 2011 mittal 10

MOTIVATION TO UNDERTAKING PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT Registration Employment as a nurse Desire to improve standards in practice To be the best in what you do Added value To gain higher qualification To enhance personal status

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ACHIEVING PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT Post Registration Education-University courses Attending Conferences Training-On the job training, departmental training Secondments short transfer to another department or organization Shadowing, covering colleagues, acting up to a senior role Coaching Mentoring(advice taken from experienced & trusted advisor) Reflective practice-acquisition of extended skills Reading professional journals e.g. International Journal of Nursing Having knowledge about National & Local Health Policies & Directivesmittal 12

ROLE OF NURSING EDUCATIONNURSE PRACTIONERS

ADMINISTRAT OR

LECTURER

ROLE OF NURSING EDUCATIO NLECTURERPRACTIONER

SPECIALIST COMMUNITY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS

NURSE CONSULTANT

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SCOPE OF NURSING EDUCATION

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CAREER PATHWAY IN NURSINGPhD in Nursing

Director of Nursing 5 years & aboveMasters in Nursing

Nurse Manager Unit ManagerBachelor in Nursing

Nurse Educator 3 5 years Specialized NursingMidwifery, Paediatric, Renal Nursing, Critical Nursing, OT, Community

Specialized Nurse

3.5 years basic training

Diploma in Nursing

Staff Nurse (Registered)

ANM/FHW

SCOPE OF NURSING EDUCATION

Hospitals Clinics/Offices Nursing Homes

Flight Nurse Industrial/Occupational Nurse Wellness Centers Public Health Offices Home Health Care Nurse Space Nursing Agricultural Nursing Research Nurse16

Hospice Schools Cruise Ships Teaching positions. Military

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