Goal Setting – Professional Development for Nurses is essential in the nursing profession as it emphasizes the importance of following continuing education requirements, assessing learning needs and upholding competency for the safety of our clients. Using the SMART principle to develop goals for your own professional development. Identify 3 goals for your professional development one in each area listed above that are underlined and utilize the SMART principle for each goal. Be specific and consider development with your skills including training, practice, and feedback. Identify your strategy to stay accountable, writing them down, evaluating your plan, transfer goals to a calendar, and revising goals.