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
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
• CO#1: Synthesizeknowledge from the sciences, humanities, and nursing in managing the needs of humans as
consumers of healthcare in a patient-centeredenvironment.(PO# 1)
• CO #2: Integrate communication and relationship skillsin teamwork and collaboration functioning effectively with
health team members and consumers of care. (PO3)
• 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)
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.
200 points
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 studentisseeking employment.
• Detail a minimumof 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 isrequired to submit an application forthe positionsidentified above.
• Determine career goalsthrough the completion of a Career Assessment Profile inCareerCare.
• Holistic Life Balance: Provide a description of the ways in which the student intends to maintain holistic balance in
their personal life as well asin 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.).
• LifelongLearning: Determine a plan for lifelong learning and educationaldevelopmentanticipatedwithin 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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NR452 RUA Career Planning Guidelines V4.docx May 30, 2019 SRK 2
• 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 minimumofthree (3) peer-reviewed scholarly sources are required in support ofthis assignment.
o A minimumof one (1) professionalnursing organization websiteor Boardof Nursingwebsite is required in
support of this assignment.
• Maximumof 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-Holistico 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 yourstudent portal atmy.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
• Plan early to contact Career Services professionals on campus to help in your collections of resource material,
ideas, and professional career planning counsel.


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