Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse

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Academic and Professional Success Plan Template
Academic and Professional Success Plan Template

NURS 6003: Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing

Academic and Professional Success Plan Template

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This document is to be used for NURS 6003 Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing to complete Assessments 1-6. Just as importantly the document serves to organize your thoughts about planning for your academic and professional success.

For specific instructions see the weekly assessment details in the course, or ask your instructor for further guidance.

Week 1 | Part 1: My Academic and Professional Network

I have identified and secured the participation of the following academic (at least two) and professional (at least two) individuals and/or teams to form the basis of my network. This network will help me to clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and in the future. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

Directions: Complete the information below for each member of your network. For more than four entries repeat the items below with details of your additional network member(s) in the ‘ADDITIONAL NETWORK MEMBERS’ section.

NETWORK MEMBER 1

Name:

Title: FNP-C

Organization: Nor Lea General Hospital

Academic or Professional: Professional

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

Candida was not only my guidance counselor during the nursing program I received my Associates through, she was also one of the first FNP’s I worked for shortly after graduating when she completed her degree. She has been there for me through all of the ups and downs I have experienced in my nursing career and knows how to motivate me to do my very best. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

Notes:

NETWORK MEMBER 2

Name:

Title:

Organization:

Academic or Professional: Academic

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse: Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

Amanda has been nothing short of amazing with staying in touch with me and addressing any questions or issues I have had. She is supportive and has made my enrollment smooth. I feel like she will be here for me for any needs I may have.

Notes:

NETWORK MEMBER 3

Name:

Title:

Organization:

Academic or Professional: Academic

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

Claudia has remained a constant contact for me as I have prepared myself for the MSN program. She is available for me to reach out to, and have provided me helpful information so far to help make this experience easier.

Notes:

NETWORK MEMBER 4

Name:

Title: FNP-C

Organization: Nor Lea General Hospital

Academic or Professional: Professional

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

Kelli was my cardiac teacher in nursing school and has since became an FNP. She has no problem telling it like it is, and holding me responsible for completing goals I have set for myself. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

Notes:

ADDITIONAL NETWORK MEMBERS

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.

Academic Resource/Strategy 1

Academic Tutor- While this is an internet program, I intend to take advantage of Walden University’s excellent internet instructional tutoring facilities. My strategy will be to reach out to a tutor as soon as possible whenever I have any class issues, of course this will vary from class to class. I have no issues with feeling comfortable asking for advice on how to answer questions if I have trouble finding information I need. I prefer face-to-face interaction, but I will do what I need to on my part to complete my goals. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template

Academic Resource/Strategy 2

Local Library – my strategy for using the local library will not only be an outstanding source for me, but will also give me access to newspapers, books and academic content that will assist me in finishing my graduate studies. My strategy will be to continue to work full time during the day and stop by the library around 3pm to look for any study resources or materials I will need for the week ahead. Once I pick out what I need, I will then study them in a secluded, quiet area in my home and utilize them to complete my assignments successfully.

Academic Resource/Strategy 3

Internet/World Wide Web– The internet is one of the single most significant discoveries known to man. It is at our fingertips 24/7 and plays a vital role in our online learning. I plan on utilizing this academic resource to gain access to information from scholarly articles and journals through Google Scholar, and also use it help me understand APA format as well as Grammarly to assist with grammar. This will allow me to learn in and beyond the information and resources in the online classroom Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

Professional Resource/Strategy 1

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) – I intend to engage actively in the International Nurses Council because it has values that I live by. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template. Cultural values, customs, religious beliefs, for instance. The ICN is a coalition of more than 130 organizations of national nurses representing the millions of nurses worldwide (CGFNS, 2019).Since it is recognized on a national level, it would offer significant information depending on the information needed.

Professional Resource/Strategy 2

American Nurses Association (ANA) – These plans would require attending brief online classes and seminars to enhance my clinical and study skills continuity. Joining the ANA when I first became a nurse was one of the best choices I have made. This is a resource I will continue to use throughout my nursing career. My strategy will be to utilize the ANA for information that is credible and will benefit me in completing my MSN through Walden.

Professional Resource/Strategy 3

Nicole Russell, MD- My best friend graduated from Walden a few years ago with her MD in psychology. I intend on reaching out to her for any additional information needed while completing assignments or discussions. She is one of the most knowledgeable people I know and is a mentor to many. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

RESOURCES

ANA Enterprise. (n.d.). Resources to succeed. Retrieved January 13, 2019, from

https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/.

International Council of Nurses address key issues for nursing at 69th World Health

Assembly: Retrieved from: http://www.cgfns.org/licensure/new-mexico/

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012e). Tips for effective online composition and

communication [Video File]. Baltimore, MD: Author

Week 3 | Part 3: Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics

I have analyzed the relationship between academic integrity and writing, as well as the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics. I have also identified strategies I intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of my academic work while a student of the MSN program, as well as my professional work as a nurse throughout my career. The results of these efforts are shared below. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

Directions: In the space below craft your analysis/writing sample, including Part 1 (The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity) and Part 2 (Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work).

Part 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity

In the space below write a 2- 3-paragraph analysis that includes the following:

Explanation for the relationship between academic integrity and writing
Explanation for the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics
Cite at least 2 resources that support your arguments, being sure to use proper APA formatting.
Use Grammarly and SafeAssign to improve the product.
Explain how Grammarly, Safe Assign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity

PART 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work

Expand on your thoughts from Part 1 by:

Identifying and describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your 1) academic work while a student of the MSN program, and 2) professional work as a nurse throughout your career. Include a review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

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Week 4 | Part 4: Research Analysis

I have identified one topic of interest for further study. I have researched and identified one peer-reviewed research article focused on this topic and have analyzed this article. The results of these efforts are shared below.

Directions: Complete Step 1 by using the table and subsequent space below identify and analyze the research article you have selected. Complete Step 2 by summarizing in 2-3 paragraphs the results of your analysis using the space identified.

Step 1: Research Analysis

Complete the table below

Topic of Interest:
Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI)
Professional Practice Use:
One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the article

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Research Analysis Matrix
Add more rows if necessary

Strengths of the Research Limitations of the Research Relevancy to Topic of Interest Notes

Step 2: Summary of Analysis

Craft a summary (2-3 paragraph) below that includes the following:

Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research
Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research
Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research
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Week 5 | Part 5: Professional Development

I have developed a curriculum vitae to capture my academic and professional accomplishments to date. I have also developed a statement identifying one or more professional development goals, and a statement proposing how I might align one or more of these professional development goals with the University’s emphasis on social change.

The results of my efforts are below.

Directions: Complete Step 1 by developing (or copying and pasting) a curriculum vitae (CV) in the space provided. Complete Step 2 by completing a statement identifying your professional development goals space identified. Complete Step 3 by writing a statement proposing how you might align one or more of your professional development goals with the University’s emphasis on social change.

Step 1: Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Use the space below to write your CV based on your current education and professional background. Alternatively, you may write this in a separate document and copy/paste the results below. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

NOTE: If needed there are a variety of online resources available with tips and samples of graduate nurse CVs.

Step 2: Professional Development Goals

Use the space below to write a statement identifying your professional development goals.

Step 3: Alignment with Social Change

Use the space below to write a statement proposing how you might align one or more of your professional development goals with the University’s emphasis on social change.

Week 6 | Part 6: Finalizing the Plan

I have considered various options for my nursing specialty, including a close look at my selected (or currently preferred) specialty and second-preferred specialty Academic and Professional Success Plan Template. I have also developed a justification of my selected (or preferred) specialty. Lastly, I have examined one professional organization related to my selected or preferred specialty and considered how I can become a member of this organization.

The results of my efforts are below.

Directions: Complete Step 1 by writing 2-3 paragraphs in the space below comparing the nursing specialty you have selected – or the one you prefer if your choice is still under consideration – to your second preference. Identify each specialty and describe the focus and the role that graduates are prepared for. Identify any other differentiators you feel are significant, especially those that helped or may help you reach a decision.

Complete Step 2 by writing a paragraph identifying and justifying your reasons for choosing your MSN specialization. Be sure to incorporate any feedback you received from colleagues in this week’s Discussion Forum Academic and Professional Success Plan Template.

Complete Step 3 by examining and identifying one professional organization related to your selected or preferred specialty. Explain how you can become a member of this organization.

Step 1: Comparison of Nursing Specialties

Use the space below to write 2-3 paragraphs comparing the nursing specialty you have selected – or the one you prefer if your choice is still under consideration – to your second preference. Identify each specialty and describe the focus and the role that graduates are prepared for. Identify any other differentiators you feel are significant, especially those that helped or may help you reach a decision.

Step 2: Justification of Nursing Specialty

Use the space below to write a paragraph identifying and justifying your reasons for choosing your MSN specialization. Be sure to incorporate any feedback you received from colleagues in this week’s Discussion Forum.

Step 3: Professional Organizations

Use the space below to identify and examine one professional organization related to your selected or preferred specialty. Explain how you can become a member of this organization. Academic and Professional Success Plan Template

Academic and Professional Success Plan Template