My Personal Career Plan For Nursing School Essay

718 Words May 21st, 2016 3 Pages
My Personal Career Plan
Why is it important to have a plan? I guess that would depend on what kind of plan you need. Imagine a house built without a house plan or putting together a cabinet without a set of directions. The end results would be disastrous and more than likely not usable. The same goes for your career plan. Without a personal career plan in place, it is more difficult for you to reach your goals or fulfill your dreams. With a plan in place, you set up strategic steps you must follow in order to attain your goals. Goals are broken into short term and long term goals. Short term goals are those that can be achieved in five years or less, while long term goals are those that take longer than five years. A career plan is one way to improve your present situation and advance your career. Self-assessment is also crucial when developing a plan. This paper describes my personal career plan and what steps I need to reach my goals. On my first day of nursing school my instructor stated that is important to have good time management skills or you will not make it in nursing. In order for that to happen, you need to have a plan. My career plan began in 1992 when I decided to attend a practical nursing program. I had wanted to be a nurse since the second grade. My long term goal at that time was to become a registered nurse. Many years later I achieved that goal. I am currently employed at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview. I have worked in the…

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