Critically Exploring Professional Practice Essay

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This piece of essay on critical professional biography will among other things, state the meaning of a professional biography, purpose of my professional biography, discuss my entry into the field of nursing, examination of my career pathway in relation to Nursing and Midwifery Council`s domains of Competency Framework-professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision-making, leadership management and team-working. I will also discuss my professional development plan, what to improve on in my current role and the lessons learnt from the Critically Exploring Professional
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However, I spent seven years in the course of studying for the Bachelors of Nursing due to the non-accreditation of the programme by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). Before universities are licensed by NMCN to graduate nurses, they must meet up with certain standards and requirements (NMCN,2004).The university where I studied could not meet up with these at the record time, thereby leading to the unnecessary extension of my study period to 2009 instead of 2008. I sat for the qualification examination conducted by the NMCN in November 2009 but could pass all the courses at a sitting as I could not get through in the paper II.I finally sat for and passed the paper II in the following year, leading to my registration by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

My Career Pathway / Trajectory
After my qualification as a Registered Nurse in May 2010, I started work as a Nursing Officer II at Saint Vincent`s Hospital, Abakaliki in February 2010 till January 2011. In February 2011, I received a call-up to serve my country in the National Youth Service Corp Scheme-a compulsory one-year free service scheme to Nigeria. This led to my resignation from the hospital and I was posted to the Federal Medical Centre , Owo, where I served as a Nursing Officer I from February 2011 till February 2012. After a successful service to my country in the said hospital, I decided to go into the academic setting. Therefore, I was employed as a
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