week 8 discussion 300 words

Week 8: Your Nursing Destiny


This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).

CO5: Develops a plan for continued personal and professional development through enrollment in graduate education, continuing education programs, certification attainment, professional reading and participation in professional organizations’ and service to the community. (PO#5)


Now that each one of you is very close to completing this major accomplishment in your nursing career, please share your professional development plans to keep up to date in your chosen specialty and nursing in general.

  • In what professional nursing organizations do you currently participate? What organizations might you think about participating in for the future?
  • What nursing certifications are you considering?

How might consideration of continuing your education to pursue a graduate degree fit into your future plans?

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: scope and standards of practice (3rd ed. ). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

  • pp. 213-225

For those who may have purchased an eBook through the ANA or another outside source, please be aware that the listed text page numbers often do not match electronic versions, based on the device you are using. Therefore, the ANA Required Reading assignments are listed by topic in order to correspond to this week’s readings for electronic users.

  • Appendix C & Appendix D

Required Article

Naegle, M. A. (2018). A global perspective on creating space to nurture wholeness in nursing. Beginnings, 38(2), 10-25. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edb&AN=129006474&site=eds-live&scope=site