Developing professional goals is critical to guiding your career and transitioning to become a practicing Nurse Practitioner .

Developing professional goals is critical to guiding your career and transitioning to become a practicing Nurse Practitioner . The goals that you develop should be SMART. SMART goals are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-specific (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Human Resources, n.d.). Keeping your goals SMART will increase your chances of meeting or exceeding your professional career goals.

For this Assignment, you will identify three short-term and three long-term goals. You also will explain how each goal relates to your professional career development and how you might achieve each of these goals.

To prepare:

Review the SMART Goals Learning Resources

Consider professional goals that you might select to help focus on your transition from Registered Nurse to Nurse Practitioner .

For this Assignment,

write a paper that is no more than 2 pages long that addresses the following:

Identify at least three short-term goals (1-2 years)

Identify at least three long-term goals (3-5 years)

Explain why you selected each goal and how they relate to your professional career development

Create a strategic plan that explains how you might achieve each of these goals

References

Buppert, C. (2015). What is a nurse practitioner? In Nurse practitioner’s business practice and legal guide (5th ed.) (1-16, 33). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (n.d.). Nurse practitioners in primary care. Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/images/documents/publications/primarycare.pdf

Feenstra, R. (2014). SMART Goals – Quick Overview. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SvuFIQjK8

Note: SMART Goals Learning Resource

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Human Resources (n.d.). SMART goals. Retrieved from http://hrweb.mit.edu/performance-development/goal-setting-developmental-planning/smart-goals

Naylor, M. D., & Kurtzman, E. T. (2010). The role of nurse practitioners in reinventing primary care. Health Affairs, 29(5), 893-899. Retrieved from http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/5/893.full.pdf+html

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