Career Plan Worksheet for Postgraduate Nursing Education
This worksheet consists of 4 parts:
- Knowing Yourself
The first step in planning your career is evaluating and understanding who you are and what you want from your work and life. The following table is provided to help you focus on factors that influence this. If you are early in your career you are less likely to have defined a specific career direction, and it is acceptable for you to keep your options open.
- Explore the Possibilities
This section is all about finding out what career options are available. Research the possible career pathways that are open and attractive to you. Consider your self assessment outcomes, and, in consultation with your Line Manager, review local health workforce needs for the future. Use the table below to outline at least three options.
- Making Choices
Now it is time to consider the suitability of each of the above options and decide (in consultation with your Line Manager) which option is the best match for your aspirations and for the local workforce.
- Make it Happen
In order to achieve your goals you need to have an agreed course of action. You and your manager need to have a clear understanding of what steps you will be taking, the commitment needed by both you and your manager, and any relevant timeframes. You are now ready to complete the career plan.