How will you approach your studies?

How will you approach your studies?

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New construction projects begin with a design phase, where architects blueprint the vision complete with design details. They work in collaboration with builders who use the designs to prepare the appropriate strategies, tools, and materials to bring the vision to reality. You are both architect and builder of your success. You have started to blueprint your vision in your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan. You have identified others with whom you will collaborate. Now you can begin to prepare the appropriate strategies, tools, and materials

How will you approach your studies? What types of resources are available to you, and how will you access and utilize them? Taking the opportunity to prepare these strategies, tools, and materials will help ensure you can “break ground” without incident and successfully move to the phase where you begin building your vision.

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To Prepare:

Consider your goals for academic accomplishments while a student of the MSN program.
Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources for this module.
The Assignment:

In this Assignment, you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by appending the original document you began in the previous Assignment to develop the second component—academic resources and strategies. To accomplish this:

Identify and describe at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program
Identify and describe at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or your specialty in particular
Explain how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally. NURS 6003 Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 2: Academic Resources and Strategies
By Day 7 of Week 3
Submit your completed Assignment.

Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 3 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 3 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions

In Module 1, you began building a foundation for your success by considering a network-individuals and teams who can help you to clarify and execute on the vision. A network is most helpful when you are comfortable asking questions. Chances are other members of your network have experienced similar questions and may have helped guide others toward resolutions that can now be helpful.

In this Discussion, focus on the questions you are ready to ask as your journey begins. Keep in mind that sharing questions is often a great way to help others who have similar questions even if they do not realize it!

To prepare:

Reflect on questions or concerns you might have as you begin the MSN program.
Consider the individuals, teams, and departments you previously considered in Module 1 as well as how they may provide support with addressing these questions and concerns.
By Day 3 of Week 2
Post any questions or concerns that you are willing to share with the group. The Discussion board represents an opportunity to network with your course colleagues, and others may have the same questions or concerns.

By Day 6 of Week 2
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering a possible resolution to their questions/concerns with supporting documentation, if possible, or expanding on their thinking and providing an example as support.

Submission and Grading Information
Learning Resources
Required Readings
American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Resources to succeed. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/

Kauffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13. Retrieved from https://journal.alt.ac.uk/index.php/rlt/article/view/1648/pdf_13

Online Colleges. (n.d.). 10 traits of a successful online learner. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.onlinecollege.org/2011/07/14/10-traits-of-a-successful-online-learner/

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Scholarly voice: Active and passive voice. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: Overview. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates
Note: Download and review the College of Nursing template by navigating to “Program-Specific Templates” and then “College of Nursing” and selecting “College of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: College of Nursing Writing Template with Instructions. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-20293632
Note: Download and review the College of Nursing template by selecting the “General Templates” link and then selecting “College of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Writing a paper: Revising. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/revising

Document: 10 Tips for Being a Successful Online Learner (PDF)

Document: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Week 2 | Part 2: Academic Resources and Strategies

I have identified the following academic resources and/or strategies that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or my specialty in particular.

Directions: In the space below Identify and describe at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program, and at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or your specialty in particular. For each, explain how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally.

Academic Resource/Strategy 1

One of the academic resources that I will apply to the MSN program is the library. The university library is an important resource that I will use to gain the knowledge that I need for my academic success. The library is important for the MSN students because it contains different books, journals and publications that students can use for their research. The library also has resourceful people such as the librarian who guides students on the ways of accessing the information that they need for their academic success. I will utilize the library to acquire resources such as books that I need to obtain adequate knowledge on areas of practice related to my specialization. I will also use the library to obtain the needed reading and research resources such as journals and electronic books from databases such as EMBASE and Medline.

Academic Resource/Strategy 2

The second academic resource that I will utilize for my MSN program is the writing centre. The writing centre provides graduate students with the opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills on different writing styles and reporting of research findings. Students also receive guidance on the approaches to writing reports in a concise manner (Walden University Writing Center, n.d.). I will use the writing centre for assistance such as proofreading and publication of my researches. I will also obtain research-related information such as writing guidelines that should be utilized by the graduate students.

Academic Resource/Strategy 3

The third academic resource that I will utilize for my MSN program is the fellowship centre for graduate students. The graduate centre provides the necessary financial support to new and continuing students to continue with their studies. The support is given based on one’s academic performance. Therefore, graduate students are encouraged to explore the possibilities of their needed financial support, which can enhance their success in the MSN program. I will use the fellowship centre to obtain the necessary financial support for my program. I will apply for the available grants for students to ensure that I get the support that I need to complete my program successfully.

Professional Resource/Strategy 1

One of the professional resources that I will utilize for the MSN program is my instructors. The delivery of the content for the MSN program will depend largely on the role played by the instructors and supervisors. The instructors and supervisors provide MSN students with the guidance in knowledge and skill development for their roles as advanced practice nurses (Kauffman, 2015; Gilmore, Wofford & Maher, 2016). I will seek the assistance of the instructors and professors on issues related to the course concepts. I will also seek their support on issues related to practicum objectives and research or thesis development. I will also use them as my mentors. I will rely on them on issues related to my personal and professional development.

Professional Resource/Strategy 2

The second professional resource is professional bodies for nursing. Knowledge development and networking are important factors in the MSN program. The students should be informed on the events that influence their practice and connected to other advanced practice nurses in the state. Professional nursing bodies such as the American Nurses Association provide nurses with the opportunities to participate in activities that influence the practice of MSN nurses (American Nurses Association, n.d.). They also set and revise standards that guide nursing practice. I will use the professional organizations for networking purposes. I will participate in the activities of professional organizations such as discussions to remain updated on new developments in the profession. I will also use the forums to link up with other nurses from different regions in the state.

Professional Resource/Strategy 3

The last professional resource that I will utilize for my MSN program is the librarian. Librarians have extensive knowledge and skills on the acquisition of the different sources of evidence-based data. They also have adept experience in the use of different tools that can be used in the development of researches, dissertations, and proposals. MSN students can utilize this resourceful person to advance their understanding of the different concepts related to literature acquisition, review, and analysis and data presentation. I will use the librarian to provide assistance in acquiring the reading and research resources from the library. I will also seek support from the librarian on issues of research such as ways of doing citations and writing guidelines for the institution.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES/STRATEGIEs

One of the additional strategies that I will utilize for my success in the program is time management. I will ensure that I use the available time effectively to meet the demands of the programs as well as my personal needs. I will prioritize my tasks to ensure that the most important tasks are completed in a timely manner. The other strategy is being an active member of teams in the program. I will seek to work actively in collaboration with the other team members on issues related to our academic success. I will strive to lead projects as a way of strengthening my leadership skills. I will also strive to ensure that optimum productivity is achieved in teams that I lead through interventions such as open communication and increasing transparency and responsibility in team-related activities. The last strategy I will utilize in the program is being self-disciplined. I will strive to ensure that I behave according to the rules and regulations of the institution. I will also seek to ensure that I engage in activities that align with program objectives for my success.

References

American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Resources to succeed. Retrieved September 11, 2020, from https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/

Gilmore, J., Wofford, A. M., & Maher, M. A. (2016). The flip side of the attrition coin: Faculty perceptions of factors supporting graduate student success. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 11, 419-439.

Kauffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13. Retrieved from https://journal.alt.ac.uk/index.php/rlt/article/view/1648/pdf_13

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Scholarly voice: Active and passive voice. Retrieved September 11, 2020, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive. NURS 6003 Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 2: Academic Resources and Strategies

Walden University MSN Core Nursing courses – Generic information for success:

Being graduate level adult learners – It is very unlikely that you will experience the quantity of or detailed guidance as in the announcements received in this course. Being so: Read the course announcements thoroughly and completely. Read the course announcements at least daily for any updates. Going forward the Instructors may post items at any time throughout the day or night. I have unfortunately received emails throughout this course with questions for which the information was previously addressed within the announcements. Again, reading the course announcements is imperative for your success.
The utilization requirement of APA within assignments will increase as you progress to courses that are considered “writing intense”. The APA requirement within discussions will remain as you experienced within this course. This course is not considered writing intense. Familiarize yourself with the correct usage of APA 7th edition. It is within every graded item, within every Nursing course going forward. Familiarize yourself and utilize the Walden resources for APA assistance. I have diligently posted links to those resources several times during this course.
Use ONLY your Walden student email for communication with any Walden University representative. When communicating with your Instructor ALWAYS include your course number and section. Within this course I posted in the announcements numerous times your specific course number and section, as well asked that you include that information when emailing me. Sadly, I received emails that did not include this information, this delayed my assisting you as I had to request your course number and section. This alerts me that course announcements were not being thoroughly and completely reviewed. Going forward it is highly unlikely Instructors will respond to any email other than your Walden student email as email not in Walden origin routinely gets flagged as spam then deleted. Also be fully aware that Instructors required to respond to any email other than your designated Walden Student email.
Be mindful if you do not participate in any Walden course during the 1st week (Day 1 through Day 7) – you will be removed from the course by Walden University regardless of your excuse. Your Instructor has no control over this – it is university policy!
The grading of any assignment cannot proceed by your Instructor unless you submit your assignments via SafeAssign, then in BlackBoard. Traditionally a -0- score will be awarded, with no resubmission availability. At the Graduate level, you are responsible for your work being submitted per instructions AND grading rubric parameters and due date/time. Again, I strongly encourage you to submit your assignments before Day 7 to ensure yourself sufficient time to seek assistance and correct the issue. Remember SafeAssign Drafts and SafeAssign are different!
For Discussions – There is a six (6) day period (Monday, Day 1 through Saturday, Day 6) allowed for the Discussion participation. No allowances for participation will be made outside of the six (6) Discussion active period. Any submitted post outside of the 6-day active discussion period will not be graded and you will receive a -0- score.
Faculty cannot accept or grade any assignment or discussion through email.
Do not wait until Day 7 to begin or submit your assignment. Assignments are due Day 7. At the Graduate level, you are responsible for your work being submitted per instructions, grading rubric parameters and due date and time. Being so = I strongly encourage you to submit your assignments well before Day 7 to ensure yourself sufficient time to seek assistance and correct any issue encountered. I have purposely made myself available to you each day including weekends and responded to you within 12 to 24 hours. Be mindful, Instructors are not required to respond to you on a daily basis. Going forward your Instructors will respond to your Contact the Instructor communications and emails within the required 48 hours’ time period.
As a graduate level student, Instructors will not reach out to you to ensure your assignments/discussions are completed and submitted correctly. As a graduate level adult learner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your discussions and assignments are completed and submitted timely and correctly. As an adult learner, you need to take the initiative and reach out to your Instructor immediately when you encounter an issue. You were offered an online orientation by Walden University – Did you participate in that orientation? If not, I strongly suggest you contact your advisor and make arrangements.
If you experience technical issues, please utilize your resources and contact the Walden Customer Care Team or Walden IT for assistance. Going forward you will encounter several PowerPoint presentations, Walden Templates within your future courses at Walden University, as well be required to submit multiple items with a single submission.
Understand the Time Zones at Walden University and the applicable conversion. Your course calendar is in Eastern Time as is the time/date stamp of submission/participation for your discussions and assignments. Going forward all of your future Nursing courses require that your Discussions, any Quiz or Assignment will continue to be due submitted in Mountain Time.
Have a computer and Internet backup plan. What will you do if your computer crashes or your Internet is not working? Computer/Internet/work issues are your responsibility. Allowances will not be made due to these issues causing a lack of participation or missed deadline, rather a -0- score will be awarded. Save your work on a flash or hard drive. Know where you can go to access the Academic Skills Center as it is an excellent resource to assist in your success.
For Assignments – Only prior communication with AND Instructor approval will late assignments be considered for grading. Assignments submitted late will be deducted 4% daily until Day 5 OR may deduct the entire 20% regardless of time/day of late submission. This is at the discretion of each Instructor and will vary course-by-course. After Day 5, in any course, the assignment will be scored a -0-.
Be familiar with how to access and utilize the Walden resources. I posted the most useful and frequently utilized resources numerous times within the course announcements.
Ensure your discussions have a substance, depth and breadth, critical analysis, and reflection element within the grading rubric. In short – if your discussion Main Post does not closely compare to the discussion exemplar located within the course resources and announcements posted within this course your grade will be drastically reduced.
Know who and where to submit any documentation if necessary, for allowances for any late or missed assignments. Remember Instructors are not permitted to accept any medical documentation.
Know who your advisor is and how to contact them.
Know where and how to locate your student feedback. This course is 6 weeks in duration – In Week 5 I received emails inquiring as to “I see my grade but don’t know why points were deducted” – It was sadly apparent the feedback being provided was not being reviewed by those students. Your numeric score and student feedback are in different locations – this was addressed in the course announcements. If you cannot locate or have not located your student feedback for discussions and assignments – I strongly encourage you to contact the Customer Care Team as you have missed a tremendous amount of information.

Student Resources: Here is a partial listing of Walden University resources that have been shared with you during this course. You will frequent these as you progress throughout your future courses. Again, I strongly recommend that you bookmark each of these for your future courses.

SafeAssign
library
Walden Customer Care Team
Walden IT
Time Zones at Walden University
Academic Skills Center
Writing Center
Walden Student Resources
Integrity and Writing At Walden University
Scholarly Ethics at Walden University
APA citation at Walden University
Peer-Reviewed Research
Walden Library Databases
Walden University Library Databases dedicated to Nursing
Phi Nu
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/nursing
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarly
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/nursing
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/tone
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/academicdiction
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/writingconcisely
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/discussionpost/writing
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paperreviews
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/multilingual
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/ask
https://www.waldenu.edu/experience/support-services