PURPOSE Having a clear vision for the future, setting reasonable goals, and developing strategies for meeting those goals are important steps in ensuring control of one’s professional future.


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PURPOSE Having a clear vision for the future, setting reasonable goals, and developing strategies for meeting those goals are important steps in ensuring control of one’s professional future. This assignment provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development through the creation of a one-year and five-year professional career plan in nursing. It also creates an awareness of/partnership with Chamberlain’s Career Services professionals, Career Care Plan, and resources available through Chamberlain Career Care.

COURSE OUTCOMES

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

• CO #1: Synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and nursing in managing the needs of humans as consumers of healthcare in a patient-centered environment. (PO# 1)

• CO #2: Integrate communication and relationship skills in teamwork and collaboration functioning effectively with

health team members and consumers of care. (PO 3)

• CO #5: Explore the impact of professional standards, legislative issues, ethical principles, and values on

professional nursing, using data to monitor outcomes and improve quality and safety. (PO# 5, 6)

 

DUE DATE

Unless otherwise instructed by the faculty, this assignment is due to be submitted in the course drop box no later the 12 am (midnight) on the Sunday at the end of Unit 4. The College’s Late Assignment Policy applies to this activity.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE

200 points

REQUIREMENTS

Write a maximum of 4-6 pages, excluding the title page, reference page, and the appendix. • Transition into the Professional Nursing Role: Identify actions to be considered in the transition from student to

BSN graduate nurse including:

• Identify the state in which the student is seeking employment.

• Detail a minimum of three (3) criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for obtaining an RN license in that state.

• Research and identify three (3) positions/employers the student could work for as a new graduate BSN in the geographic area the student is seeking employment. Identify motivators and possible detractors for working in those positions/with the selected employers.

 Hint: Check out the LiquidCompass job board to identify New Graduate nursing positions in your geographic area. LiquidCompass is available in CareerCare under the ‘Additional Resources’ tab.

• Provide the details of what is required to submit an application for the positions identified above.

• Determine career goals through the completion of a Career Assessment Profile in CareerCare.

• Holistic Life Balance: Provide a description of the ways in which the student intends to maintain holistic balance in

their personal life as well as in the role of professional nurse within the first year and at five years.

• Stressors and Challenges: Identify known stressors and anticipated challenges as well as plans for managing each

of them within the first year and at five years. Career Services can provide assistance with this assignment

element (i.e., How do I get to where I want to go in nursing? What are my goals? What challenges must be

addressed to reach my goals? etc.).

• Lifelong Learning: Determine a plan for lifelong learning and educational development anticipated within the first

year and at five years.

o This plan can include, but is not limited to, specialty certification, advanced nursing education, and the

pursuit of formal education outside of the nursing discipline.

 

 

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• Professional Contributions: Summarize plans for (a) contributing to at least one professional nursing community

as well as the student’s general community in the healthcare professional role within the first year and at five

years, and (b) examining the need for the student’s own professional nursing development related to

monitoring outcomes data for patient quality & safety (i.e., how do I need to develop to better assess data that

helps me deliver safe patient care and improve the quality of that care?).

• Scholarly Resources:

o A minimum of three (3) peer-reviewed scholarly sources are required in support of this assignment. o A minimum of one (1) professional nursing organization website or Board of Nursing website is required in

support of this assignment.

PREPARING THE ASSIGNMENT • Maximum of 4-6 pages, excluding the title page, reference page, and the appendix.

o Students may find the following list of resources helpful in completing the assignment:

o American Nurses Credentialing Centerat http://www.nursecredentialing.org/certification.aspx

o Board of Nursing Contact at https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm

o Holistic Nursing at http://www.ahna.org/About-Us/What-is-Holistic-

o Nursing

o National Council of State Boards of Nursing athttps://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm

o Nursing Community at http://www.thenursingcommunity.org/

o Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at http://www.rwjf.org/

o Sigma Theta Tau International at http://www.nursingsociety.org • Update Career Assessment Profile

o To complete the profile access CareerCare through your student portal at my.chamberlain.edu (Resources > Support Services > Career Services > Access CareerCare)

o First time Log-in: You will be prompted to complete a profile, of which includes the question “Do you want career services assistance”

o Returning user: Upon login, select ‘My Account’ – ‘My profile’. Locate the question “Do you want Career Services assistance”

o Take a screen shot of the completed Career Assessment Profile – see example below

o Profile Last Modified Date should reflect recent updates.

o Career Assessment Profile Screenshot Example

• The sources cited both in text and on the reference page for this assignment will be formatted according APA guidelines.

• Plan early to contact Career Services professionals on campus to help in your collections of resource material, ideas, and professional career planning counsel.

 

http://www.nursecredentialing.org/certification.aspx
http://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm
http://www.ahna.org/About-Us/What-is-Holistic-Nursing
http://www.ahna.org/About-Us/What-is-Holistic-Nursing
http://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm
http://www.thenursingcommunity.org/
http://www.rwjf.org/
http://www.nursingsociety.org/

 

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DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA

Assignment Criteria

Points % Description

Transition into the Professional Nursing Role

50 25 • Identifies the state in which the student is seeking employment.

• Details a minimum of three (3) criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for obtaining an RN licensed in that state.

• Identifies three or more positions/employers for new graduate BSN

employment, including motivators and detractors for each.

• Provide the details of what is required to submit an application for the positions identified above.

• Include an appendix with a screenshot of a completed Career

Assessment Profile from the CareerCare system with “Profile Last

Modified” date that is within the session. Collaborate with Career

Services professionals at your campus for additional assistance with this

Holistic Life Balance

20 10 Provides a description of the ways in which the student intends to maintain holistic balance in their personal life as well as in the role of professional nurse within the first year and at five years.

Stressors and Challenges

20 10 Identifies known stressors and anticipated challenges as well as plans for managing each of them within the first year and at five years. Career Services can provide assistance with this assignment element (i.e., How do I get to where I want to go in nursing? What are my goals? What challenges must be addressed to reach my goals? etc.).

Lifelong Learning

20 10 Determine a plan for lifelong learning and educational development anticipated within the first year and at five years. This plan can include, but is not limited to, specialty certification, advanced nursing education, and the pursuit of formal education outside of the nursing discipline.

Professional Contributions

30 15 (a) Summarize plans for contributing to at least one professional nursing

community as well as the student’s general community, in the healthcare

professional role, within the first year and at five years

(b) Examine the need for your own professional nursing development related

to monitoring outcomes data for patient quality & safety (i.e., how do I need to

develop to better assess data that helps me deliver safe patient care and

improve the quality of thatcare?).

Scholarly Resources

40 20 • A minimum of three (3) peer-reviewed scholarly sources are required in support of this assignment.

• A minimum of one (1) professional nursing organization website or Board of

Nursing website is required in support of this assignment.

APA Format, Grammar, & Punctuation

20 10 • Uses clear and correct grammar. • Uses proper sentence structure and flow. • Adheres to all APA formatting guidelines for title page, margins,

and in-text citations.

Total 200 100

 

 

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GRADING RUBRIC

Assignment Criteria

Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance

 

A (92–100%)

Very Good or High Level of Performance

 

B (84–91%)

Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance

 

C (76–83%)

Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of

Performance

F (0–75%)

Transition into the Professional Nursing Role

(50 points)

Thoroughly addresses all elements below:

(a) Identified the state in which the student is seeking employment. (b) Thoroughly detailed three or more criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for obtaining an RN license in that state. (c) Identified three or more positions/employers for new graduate BSN employment, including motivators and detractors for each. (d) Provide the details of what is required to submit an application for the positions identified above.

(e) Included an appendix with a screenshot of a completed Career Assessment Profile from the CareerCare system with Profile Last Modified date that is within the session.

 

46-50 points

One to two elements are missing or inadequately explained in one or more of the following:

(a) Identified the state in which the student is seeking employment. (b) Thoroughly detailed three or more criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for obtaining an RN license in that state. (c) Identified three or more positions/employers for new graduate BSN employment, including motivators and detractors for each. (d) Provide the details of what is required to submit an application for the positions identified above. (e) Included an appendix with a screenshot of a completed Career Assessment Profile from the CareerCare system with Profile Last Modified date that is within the session.

41-45 points

Three to four elements are missing or inadequately explained in one or more of the following:

(a) Identified the state in which the student is seeking employment. (b) Thoroughly detailed three or more criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for obtaining an RN license in that state. (c) Identified three or more positions/employers for new graduate BSN employment, including motivators and detractors for each. (d) Provide the details of what is required to submit an application for the positions identified above. (e) Included an appendix with a screenshot of a completed Career Assessment Profile from the CareerCare system with Profile Last Modified date that is within the session.

36-40 points

Five or more elements are missing or inadequately explained in one or more of the following:

(a) Identified the state in which the student is seeking employment. (b) Thoroughly detailed three or more criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for obtaining an RN license in that state. (c) Identified three or more positions/employers for new graduate BSN employment, including motivators and detractors for each. (d) Provide the details of what is required to submit an application for the positions identified above. (e) Included an appendix with a screenshot of a completed Career Assessment Profile from the CareerCare system with Profile Last Modified date that is within the session.

(f) 0-35 points

Holistic Life Balance

 

(20 points)

Clearly describes the ways in which the student intends to maintain holistic balance in their personal life as well as in the role of professional nurse within the first year and at five years.

18-20 points

Partially describes the ways in which the student intends to maintain holistic balance in their personal life as well as in the role of professional nurse within the first year and at five years.

15-17 points

Minimally describes the ways in which the student intends to maintain holistic balance in their personal life as well as in the role of professional nurse within the first year and at five years.

13-14 points

Missing description of the ways in which the student intends to maintain holistic balance in their personal life as well as in the role of professional nurse within the first year and at five years.

0-12 points

 

 

 

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Stressors and Challenges

(20 points)

Establishes a clear description of known stressors and anticipated challenges as well as plans for managing each of them within the first year and at five years.

18-20 points

Provides a partial description of known stressors and anticipated challenges as well as plans for managing each of them within the first year and at five years.

15-17 points

Provides a minimal description of known stressors and anticipated challenges as well as plans for managing each of them within the first year and at five years.

13-14 points

Missing description of stressors and/or anticipated challenges or management of both.

 

0-12 points

Lifelong Learning

(20 points)

Establishes a clear plan for lifelong learning and educational development anticipated within the first year and at five years.

18-20 points

Provides a partial plan for lifelong learning and educational development anticipated within the first year and at five years.

15-17 points

Provides a minimal plan for lifelong learning and educational development anticipated within the first year and at five years.

13-14 points

Provides little or no reference to a plan for lifelong learning and educational development anticipated within the first year and at five years.

0-12 points

Professional Contributions (30 points)

(a) Establishes a complete summary of plans for contributing to at least one professional nursing community as well as the general community, in the healthcare professional role, within the first year and at five years. (b) Thoroughly examines the need for own professional nursing development related to monitoring outcomes data for patient quality & safety.

27-30 points

(a) Provides a partial summary of plans for contributing to at least one professional nursing community as well as the general community, in the healthcare professional role, within the first year and at five years. (b) Partially examines the need for own professional nursing development related to monitoring outcomes data for patient quality & safety.

 

24-26 points

(a) Provides a minimal summary of plans for contributing to at least one professional nursing community as well as the general community, in the healthcare professional role, within the first year and at five years. (b) Minimally examines the need for own professional nursing development related to monitoring outcomes data for patient quality & safety.

 

21-23 points

(a) Provides little or no reference to plans for contributing to at least one professional nursing community as well as the general community, in the healthcare professional role, within the first year and at five years. (b) Fails to examine the need for own professional nursing development related to monitoring outcomes data for patient quality & safety.

 

0-20 points

Scholarly Resources

(40 points)

Provides three or more references that are peer- reviewed scholarly journals or other approved sources and one or more professional nursing organization website or Board of Nursing website.

36-40 points

Provides two references that are peer-reviewed scholarly journals or other approved sources and at least one professional nursing organization website or Board of Nursing website.

 

32-35 points

Provides one references that are peer-reviewed scholarly journals or other approved sources and at least one professional nursing organization website or Board of Nursing website.

 

28-31 points

Does not provide references that are peer-reviewed scholarly journals or other approved sources and/or one professional nursing organization website or Board of Nursing website.

 

0-27 points

 

 

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APA Format, Grammar and Punctuation

(20 points)

APA format is used accurately and consistently in the paper, on the title page, in- text citations, and/or the Reference page. No errors in grammar or punctuation.

18-20 points

APA formatting is used with 1-2 errors, on the title page, in-text citations, and/or the Reference page. Less than 2 errors in grammar or punctuation.

15-17 point

No more than 3-5 errors in APA formatting in the paper, on the title page, in- text citations, and the Reference page. No more than 3-5 errors in grammar or punctuation.

13-14 point

More than 5 errors in APA formatting in the paper, on the title page, in- text citations, and/or the Reference page. More than 5 errors in grammar or punctuation.

0-12 points

Total Points Possible = 200 points

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