Discussion Week 2: AONL Competencies

Discussion Week 2: AONL Competencies

Discussion Week 2: AONL Competencies

In your discussion response, please address each of the following prompts:

Select one major area of professional development from the AONL Competencies that you would like to work on developing.
What are some strategies you can implement to improve your competence in this area?
State the major area of development you have identified and 2-3 strategies for improvement.
Please be sure to adhere to APA guidelines when citing sources. Also, as part of the discussion participation requirements, please be sure to respond to at least two peers each week.

This activity aligns with:

Course Outcome  2. Promote professional development for self and others, in order to advance the nursing profession.

AACN BSN Essential VIII.6: Reflect on one’s own beliefs and values as they relate to professional practice.

AACN BSN Essential VIII.13: Articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence, lifelong learning, and professional engagement to foster professional growth and development.


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American Nurses Credentialing Center. (2015). Certifications. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.org/wd/certifications/content/cons…

American Nurses Association (ANA). (2012). Looking for solutions to improving health care in your state? Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Pol…

American Nurses Association (ANA). (2015). About ANA. Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/FunctionalMenuCategori…

Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). (2015). Why certify? Retrieved from https://www.bcencertifications.org/Why-Certify.asp…

Cohen, S. S., Mason, D. J., Kovner, C., Leavitt, J. K., Pulcini, J., & Sochalski, J. (1996). Stages of nursing’s political development: Where we’ve been and where we ought to go. Nursing Outlook, 44(6), 259–266.

Kouzes, J., & Posner, B. (2012). The leadership challenge: How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations (5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. (2015). (11th ed.) Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.


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