Unit 7: Self Care, Professional Development and Support for the NP – Discussion
Topic 2: Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
NPs must invest in lifelong learning strategies for professional development, to maintain licensure and certification and for personal enrichment. Fortunately, numerous options and opportunities for lifelong learning and professional development exist. NPs may engage in research, policy and decision making, writing for publication, continuing educational opportunities, teaching and mentoring novice NPs, to name a few. Identify and discuss a few of your own professional interests and areas you envision focusing on for ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.