As an individual wanting to advance in their nursing career, setting long-term and short-term professional goals can inspire you to achieve your dream career. Setting long-term and short-term professional goals can also encourage you to perform specific career planning with a timeline

As an individual wanting to advance in their nursing career, setting long-term and short-term professional goals can inspire you to achieve your dream career. Setting long-term and short-term professional goals can also encourage you to perform specific career planning with a timeline to define your potential for success.
Building a professional trajectory involves three steps:
1. Self-assessment. Explore your knowledge, skills, abilities, past experiences, accomplishments, and interests. Use it to develop your big professional goal.
Describe yourself. Include your personality traits, values, and attitude toward achieving career success.
Personality Traits Personal Values Your attitude toward achieving career success
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2. Write out three short- and one long-term professional goals and briefly describe how you can achieve them.
Think critically about the obstacles you must overcome to reach these goals. How will you deal with the challenges? How long will it take you to achieve your dream goals?
In five years, I want to be…
I need to set the following short-term goals to reach my five-year goal. I am currently… I will know I have reached these goals when…
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3. Individualized career map. Creating an individualized career map involves identifying other positions that interest you within or outside the organization. The position includes the educational trajectory.
Imagine that you could restructure nursing education for an ideal world. Where would you begin? How many levels of nursing education would you incorporate into your plan? Would each level be terminal or articulated with others? Where would the RN to BSN program fit into your plan?
Directions:
In a concept map format (this means that you will either draw or use Microsoft Word). Please use colors and pictures to describe each of the questions.
1. What are your short-term professional goals for the first five years following graduation from the RN to BSN Program?
2. What is your long-term professional goal?
3. Evaluate whether your current skill set is sufficient to achieve professional goals. Please describe if you require additional skills and how they can be obtained.
4. Assess whether the RN to BSN program curriculum provides the information needed to be successful in professional development as a BSN nurse leader?
6. What specific areas for course improvement do you recommend based on your learning experience and career goals?
7. See grading rubric.