The professional development plan for nursing graduates is a program that was started by the government with the aims of creating a smooth transition from the student experience to workplace experience. Despite having learnt several ethical and professional contents, the professional development plan ensures that, all the graduate nurses have a smooth transition that ensures they deliver quality and standard services as expected of them (Gordon & Franklin, 2003). Under the nursing professional plan, the nurses are supposed to bring together personal and professional skills in order to improve the quality of the nursing practice in the country.
One of the most important considerations before embarking on the development plan is to ensure that the graduate has all the relevant skills in terms of academic, professional and personal qualifications. Under the personal qualifications, the nursing graduates should make sure that their ethical and moral standards are compliant with the ethical guidelines as well as with the ethical traits expected of them by the society (Trossman, 1999). Without these traits, nursing practice would be marred by many unprofessional and unethical behaviors that would compromise on the quality of services offered by the nurses.
First Domain: Professional Practice
Under the professional practice, the nurses should ensure that they possess the relevant skills that are expected of them by the nursing board (Thomas, 1998). The professional practice should have a detailed plan and information on what to expect from the nurse upon getting employed. The major aim of developing the professional practice plan is to ensure that the nurses integrate both nursing and health care knowledge for the improvement of the entire profession (Trossman, 1999). In addition to incorporating both nursing and health care knowledge, the plan is also meant to ensure that all skills are tapped to the maximum.
The other objective of incorporating the professional practice into the nursing development plan is to ensure that all the skills and attitudes towards the profession are incorporated and maximized for the sake of improving health care through the incorporation of professionalism and right attitudes towards work, nurses get an opportunity to provide effective nursing care that is filled with competence and dedication (Eddy & Kotecki, 1994).
Without the right attitude, nurses would not react effectively to patient care, a situation that may jeopardize the entire nursing profession. Effective nursing care should therefore be incorporated into the nursing development plan as it would save more lives and increase accountability among the graduate nurses.
Privacy is one of the fundamental policies and principles that should be adhered to by each professional nurse (Cileska, 2001). In addition, confidentiality is another equally important principle that should be observed by each of the nurses in the nursing profession. The reason for...