Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an advanced practice psychiatric nurse.

An Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse is responsible for providing advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders under the direction of the psychiatrist. This position is keen to monitor the patient's medication usage and results as well as their progress and response to the treatment.

More of their responsibilities include, diagnosing psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions, recording patients medical histories, documenting the patient's medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, care plans, prescriptions or outcomes, analyzing patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals, evaluating patient's behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments, diagnose medical conditions, analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals,

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Try not to talk too fast or too slow that the audience cannot understand the intended message.

To be authentic in my speech and to make people appreciate my honesty and transparency.

[employee comments goal]

Learn to appreciate what other group members have put in.

To make my voice be heard on the team so that I can actively participate in the decision-making process.

[employee comments goal]

Create time for the most important task of the day before one sits down to multi-task

Assign complex tasks or projects for the time one is most productive such as early in the morning

[employee comments goal]

Expect obstacles and resistance along the way in accomplishing one's goals in order to be less discouraged when they happen

Adjust one's schedule so that it is less hectic and there is enough time for breaks

[employee comments goal]

Give daily and weekly reviews in order to make tracking and analyzing an employee's work much easier

Give the employee an opportunity to speak up during the meeting or ask questions about the feedback afterward

[employee comments goal]

Plan a schedule that cooperates with the company calendar for evaluation

Think through every decision to determine if it caters for all employees

[employee comments goal]

Know the direction to follow in executing the projects presented

Become innovative always looking for better ways to solve everyday problems

[employee comments goal]

Be willing to learn new things that will jog the memory and upgrade knowledge levels

Work on skills development that will grow the level of expertise

[employee comments goal]

Follows up with colleagues after completing a task together in order to know how things are going or if they are facing any problems

Take the time to reward, recognize, thank and specify the contributions of colleagues who have assisted one accomplish a certain task

[employee comments goal]

Put more effort in tasks that demand higher priority rather than wasting time in less important tasks

Seek assistance to solve a problem quickly instead of struggling and lagging behind

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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