This is an interesting exercise. My plan would include:
1 After graduation of nursing school, work med surg at least 2 years. Considering family issues, this is a good time to work part time while you are starting a family. Take as much time part time as needed. While working part time and raising children, volunteer at your childrens school ( I helped the basketball and cheerleading teams get their physicals- local Dr. and myself volunteered our time and completed the necessary forms. Volunteer at women's shelters, head start, or big brothers/sisters. This all looks great on your resume.
2 after about 10 years, start to think specialization. this is the time to work full time, go back to school (do homework with the kids) continue to work, be on committes at work. Take the plunge, go to a specialty unit, volunteer to work to open a new unit, get certifications. Take a big plunge and get out of the hospital. (Insurance companies will pay you well for your knowledge)
3 Keep your resume updated and look for opportunities for growth and more money. Keep in mind what your aging body allows you to do. Find a large company with great benefits ( 100% paid tuition, pension plans-yes there are still places that offer pension plans along with your 401k) After you find a place that pays you well, that is tailored to your physical and intellectual needs, that puts you in a good place when you retire, then you stay there and build seniority. Keep looking within the company for more opportunities for growth and job satisfaction.
Anyway, this is how I would write up a plan, because that is exactly what I did. I am happy with my choices and would not change a thing.