Personal Goals Paper

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Personal Goals Paper
Alice Bennett
HCS/301 Undergraduate Nursing Studies
March 8, 2011
Cora Barrios

Personal Goals Paper

A goal is defined as something that you hope to achieve. Setting goals will give you long-term vision and motivation; it will help keep you focused on organizing your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your life.
Objectives
1. Identify one professional short-term and one long-term goal. 2. Identify one personal short-term and one long-term goal.
Deciding where I would like to be, and how to get there in five to 10 years will take a lot of conscious effort, to do this I will need to identify some goals that will help me get there, whether it be personal or
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It will be up to the nurse to respond appropriately within the scope of his or her practice and hospital procedures. Initially nurses did not have a crucial level of responsibility when it came to patient care, and because of this, many patients died. For example, a nurse from the past may not have known the importance of electrolytes and blood gases thereby putting the patient’s health at risk. In present times, a nurse is expected to know all of the therapeutic lab values and act upon any abnormalities immediately, either by calling the physician or implementing standing orders. Because nurses have come so far, I have decided to go even farther in my nursing career by going back to school, and I have set some short-term and long-term goals that will help me be successful in achieving my goals.
Professional Short-Term Goal My short-term professional goal is to complete successfully the course of study that I am taking to the best of my ability and graduate from University of Phoenix with my bachelor’s of science degree in nursing.
Professional Long-Term Goal My long-term professional goal is to complete my master’s in nursing and one-day become a teacher at a University. “Career planning is much like the nursing process: assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, planning, implementing and ongoing evaluation.” (Curtiss, 2008, p.13).
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