The first step in documenting what nurses do to address opportunities for growth in their practice is selecting a Practice standards indicator. This indicator should relate to the feedback nurses collect, and provide the focus for nurses to choose a learning activity to meet their learning goal for the current practice year.
Learn more about how each Practice standards indicator relates to all domains of nursing practice in the Stand Up for Standards learning module in My Learning Space.
Nurses should consider the following when choosing a Practice standards indicator to focus their learning plan on:
After completing a Self-Assessment against each of the Practice Standards for Regulated Members and the Entry-Level Competencies for Nurse Practitioners, NPs must develop one learning plan based on each. The first step in the case of each plan is to select one Practice standards indicator or Entry-level competency to focus on, as in the manner described above.
When nurses have identified what they want to learn and which Practice standards indicator will be their focus.
Nurses select a learning activity that relates to the insight they have gained from completing their Self-Assessment and collecting constructive feedback about their practice. The learning activity supports the learning goal related to the Practice Standards for Regulated Members indicator they chose when documenting their learning plan.
In order to determine whether a learning activity supports the learning plan, nurses should consider:
If the answer to these questions is yes, the learning activity meets CARNA’s criteria for CCP requirements.
Nurses who have completed one or more learning activities that are not related to their learning plan for this year can record these in their ePortfolio in My Learning Space.
In order to increase the public’s confidence in the nursing profession, nurses offer evidence of having engaged in continued professional development and reflect on how this has enhanced their practice and the service they provide to their clients.
When reflecting on their learning plan, nurses use the scale to select which measure accurately reflects how much impact their Self-Assessment, feedback, learning need and learning activity had on their practice.
Nurses then record their observations regarding what exact effect their learning plan had on their practice.
Nurses should consider the following:
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