In this Assignment, you will create your own strategic career plan for beginning your new career as an NP. There are numerous steps that must be completed. Create your career plan using the guidelines below. You do not need to include any references. This is a plan that you can lay out however you want. Be imaginative, and consider what you want to do as a nurse practitioner. Because everyone will have different goals, there are no right or wrong answers in this plan.

It is time to take stock and ask yourself some probing questions. What is your long-term professional goal? Be specific and forthright. Where do you want to work? What are your short and long term objectives? (give timeline). What are the most important things you’re looking for? Discuss your salary, vacation, sick leave, CME allowance, medical benefits, retirement, and other desires. Perhaps you have a specialization, such as managing chronic diseases in patients over the age of 65.
Next, describe your ideal work situation. Is it a rural clinic or a major trauma center? Who is your target patient population? Do you have a special interest in a particular population or specialty? What kind of schedule do you prefer? What are your current professional priorities? Where do you see your career in five years?
How do you intend to conduct your research (whether for employment or for an independent practice site)? List several methods, such as job fairs, the Internet, and medical employment agencies.
Networking is essential for today’s healthcare provider. Discuss your networking ideas. What Internet resources might you use to network and connect with other healthcare providers?
How will you prepare for the interview? What specific steps will you take?
Assume you are starting your own practice. Who will it serve? How will you promote your practice? What kind of personnel will you require? How will you obtain funding? Will you be open late to accommodate working patients? Will you be the sole provider, or will you hire others?
Please read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above) and use APA 6th Edition format for organization, style, and attribution of sources. References should not be written after 2013.