NURS 6003: Foundations of Graduate Study – Academic and Professional Success Plan

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My academic success is defined as an acquisition of sound knowledge, engaging in sound education. Walden University has it. The staffs, faculty, Academic Advising are available to help with  tools like the library, recourses, academic skill center. Walden University provides that collaborative, supportive learning environment. Obtaining my MSN will foster my goal. Using my past experience and set skills critical thinking learned evidence based practice in collaboration with other disciplines thereby bring the positive social change (2013a) by incorporating my vast experience and skills sets. I would use persuasion. Nurses educate by persuasion, implementation, evaluation, monitoring for knowledge gained and positive outcome.(Walden 2010). This is a way to impact my company and by community and help shape my world one block at a time. While my learning outcome for the MSN is the continued “exhibition of ongoing commitment to professional development” (Walden University, 2013 para.3).

No man stands as an island. Networking with other professionals has helped me redefine my goals. I have learned that belonging to a professional group or association has many good benefits that motivate to seek higher levels of achievement. Also getting certification gives more knowledge power and you become an authorized expert in that specialty. To have a mentor and a go to opens numerous doors of opportunity and quick knowledge gain because you can never go wrong and that is the greatest resource I can have. Membership into professional association has great benefits. It is an open door for networking and building my referral base. Educational seminars could be the voice that implements laws, CEU’s. I belong to the National Association of Nigerian Nurses in North America. Texas Nurse’s Association. Professional networking is an authentic ways of building classmates, colleagues, friendship that are mutually beneficial and palatable. (2014). Professional Association membership is another way of knowledge sharing growth environment that can also be a means for social sharing.

“Walden Mission strives in student diverse community of career professional to transform to them to Scholar- Practitioner so that they can effect positive social change.” I had looked into other programs into other NP programs but found that Walden has a totally 100% online program. The timing means I would not leave the comfort of my home and my family to travel far. I could still be Mom to my children cook, clean and help with home-works and Doctor’s appointments. Attending the Walden online Program at completion will place me in the top tier of NPs to care for my community making me more critically applying the Evidence base concept for a good positive outcome.

References

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018)The foundation of success [Video file].  Baltimore. MD: Author. Laureate Education  (Producer). (2018).The Walden Journey to Masters in Nursing: The Journey Begins [Video file.] Baltimore. MD: Author

Laureate Education  (Producer). (2018).The Walden Journey to Masters in Nursing and collaboration [Video file] Baltimore. MD: Author

Nurse.org.(n.d). List of nursing organizations. Retrieved  February 27, 2019.from https://nurse.org/orgs.shtml

Walden University.(2012).M.S. in education specialization. Retrieved (27th febuary, 2019), http://walden u.edu/Degree-Programs/Masters/23402.htm

Walden University (2010a) Walden ‘s diversity proficiencies [ePortfolio materials]. Retrieved from http://www.taskstream.com/Main/main_frame.asp

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.

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

NETWORK MEMBER 1

 

Name:Dr  mn

Title: Internal medicine

Organization:2505 Bolton Boone Dr.

Suite 101.

Desoto, Texas 75115

 Professional: Dr mn is an internist

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

Notes:

I worked with  Dr Fordjour at Methodist Hospital for many years before he had his practice. He loves to teach and makes us as Nurse think why this laboratory results were out of place. He loves physiology, if his patient is under your care better have full knowledge of the patient before you call him for any reason. When I was researching what particular MSN NP I should go for. He impacted me with informed knowledge that helped to help me decide for this program. He visits my facility to see patient that has medical issues along with giving medical clearance in medical emergency situations. He has promised to from time to time check on me. He promised to check on me frequently on this journey .Dr Fordjour will help me clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and the future. To reach my goal of changing the world one step at a time.

NETWORK MEMBER  2

Name: Dr.  hj

Title: obstetrics and gynecology, certified in reproductive Endocrinology/ infertility

Organization: 905 Bolton Boone Dr.

Desoto, Texas 75115

 Professional: Dr hj . ACOC Fellow Super DOC

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

I also worked with Dr jo in the Labor and delivery as an OBGYN nurses. She is a very detailed oriented Doctor. She loves her patient because she demands that without them there is no business. I know her work ethics. She loves to teach and wants a perfect outcome for her patient.  Thoroughness in her examination and her ability to answer  questions. She teaches prevention of postpartum psychosis and depression. She advocates for the mental health awareness of her patient. She has asked office to print me a copy of the prenatal teaching days and that I was welcome to attend any time. She also said her door was open to me to visit anytime. This relationship started when I was her scrub nurse during most cesarean section or caring for her patients in active delivery days. Dr Lisa will help me clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and the future.

 

 

NETWORK MEMBER 3

 

Name: rt

Title: RN,BSN,PMHNP

Organization: Metro care Clinics

 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.

Notes:

Eunice is young and dynamic she graduated from Walden University she is a great resource to have. She knows how rigorous the program is and gives me sound academic advice. She has many years of experience in psychiatric nursing. Evidence based, critical thinking and fare easy approach to no violent punitive care of our vulnerable community.  Eunice will help me clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and the future

NETWORK MEMBER 4

 

Name: ws, MBA

Title: Senior Enrollment Advisor

Organization: College of Health Science.

School of nursing

.Walden University

Academic or 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:

Notes: Ms. Bivens has been my most resource to start this program. She never gave up on me. Her tenacity in making sure she brings you in and soft tone. She calls to check back when and if I have given this journey a second thought. She calls leaves a messages.  I never felt pressured. Yet the process went well. This is what I call smooth operation. She helped me accomplish my registration and kept me informed of items needed to proceed. She made me to think I should really do this. She even works on Sunday.  To crown it all she is a graduate of Walden. That grew my confidence in her and the University the comfort I felt with her transcended to becoming a student here at Walden. She has checked on me by phone and emails to see how things going reminding me things to pay attention since this might be new to me. I have attended an online program before this is next to none.

Ms. Bivens  will help me clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and the future.

 

Reference

Bellows and Perry (2005). Why Mentoring is important. https://www.unl.edu

Walden University. (2019). Vision, Mission, and Goals. Retrieved March 1, 2019 from https://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=165&navoid=56681

Walden University.  (2012). Vision, Mission, and Goals. Retrieved February 27, 2019 from https://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=57&navoid=7946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETWORK MEMBER 4

 

Name:

Title:

Organization:

Academic or 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:

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 myspecialty 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 threeprofessional 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 1

There are numerous academic resources available to me at Walden:

The Library: There are useful available library course that are scholarly materials for assignment help. In a disserved community like Walden the library is there 24/7 online tool for excellent success in my education. I must learn to use such help. Peer reviewed books, journals, websites, Videos.  I could send in your papers for the librarian to review for you prior to the due dates. Librarians are available at all times to help.

The Online technology: The online platforms are   for interaction for playing games, watching videos and getting information. Online is also a place for emailing and when online you have to be careful because of cyber bullying. It is also a place for doing homework and turning in assignment. It built an environment of anticipated success that would permanently change my method of delivering healthcare into a positive social change scholarly-practitioner.

I would form a collaborative relationship with class mates; familiarize myself with the format of my online class. Keep times to go to class and manage my time wisely. Most times through online you can get Student support.

Student  Support:/ Academic  staff non -academic . Tutoring and writing centers. Are known to engage students and provide success and support to their professional growth. Students have noticed and enjoyed academic excellence   and non academic success. Walden has provided educational enrichment toward statistics, critical thinking, and communication and so on.

Resource strategy in place is the planning, organizations of all items in place to help with success. Like the Black board, accessibility, safety and security. How all these keep the organization work (the people, tools, machinery?

  1. 2. Identify 3 Professional resources: Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses. We must be learning all of our lives”-Florence Nightingale”
  2. Certification and continuing education to obtain the required CEUs :(2) joining an association can help advance your nursing career. Advancing your career in any areas of choice is a good way of networking and career support. (3)Licensure is very important way of advancement to be able to ascertain that you have metal the requirement needed. (Academic Excellency)

Describe 3 resources:  that can be applied to success in the Nursing Practice in General or you’re particular Specialty in particular. The licensure gives you the authority to practice in the profession due to your training and achievement. Knowledge  to  assess  from head to toe accurately, diagnoses, and treat patients. Keeping  skilled confident nurses who can meet the aging population. Continue education would keep you on the update for the changes. While certification means there is more specialized authority to that certificate. Preparation and identifying the public needs are chief corner stone for attaining lifelong self assessment needed. The nurse becomes a leader or an authority in their field of achievement. The Walden University would assist through scholarship, managed technology for the student to achieve the scholarly-professional status. This autonyms has given nurses voice to speak unanimously with a clear voice of reasoning with the movement of change called positive social change.

Reference

https://catalog.waldenu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=65&poid=13824

https://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=57&navoid=7946

https://nurse.org/articles/tips-for-nurse-networking/

https://nurse.org/orgs.shtml

5 Reasons Nurses Should Engage in Professional Networking

Academic Resource/Strategy2

Academic Resource/Strategy3

Professional Resource/Strategy1

Networking is a big time resource

This method helps you find a job or practicum sites or preceptor, even mentor new people. Networking helps the nurse have a voice or become the voice of the voiceless in the community. Participate collaborate with other associations to change the laws that negatively affect our profession. Participate in community service in which you live in. Be part of what is happening for a social change. Impact your world through your experience, set skills and through your achieved the scholarly-Professionalism.  

Tool or benefits are certification licensure, specialties, and hospital details.

May want to further your education and attain the leadership roles. Join an association that might not give you a job but will be a good footing for professional

Professional Resource/Strategy2

 

 

 

 

Professional Resource/Strategy3

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES/STRATEGIES

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.

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

Part 1: Relationship between academic integrity and writing

Academic integrity connotes the level of honesty that I will seek to uphold in my coursework in MSN program. Specifically, academic integrity is achieved through submitting written work which meets the laid down criteria on accountable referencing in the process of training (Pope, Gore & Renfroe, 2013). Most institutions have rules which aim to improve integrity in academic work through punishing course writings which fail to attain the laid down standards. Academic integrity is a central aspect of student learning in MSN course since it serves as the foundational basis for ethical practice, accountability and professionalism in training. Additionally, integrity in academic writing enables for expansion of creativity in a learner through offering opportunity for further exploration of subject areas without any limitations from ideas presented by other authors (Billings & Halstead, 2016). In recent years, healthcare stakeholders have encouraged institutions to adhere to standards which encourage ethical conduct for students as a measure towards preparation for such learners to become responsible nurses upon completion of study (Nurse.com, 2015). Therefore, emphasis by the institution in relation to minimum standards in writing of MSN coursework is a positive gesture towards observing integrity of nursing professionals.

Relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics

It is also important to highlight that academic integrity prepares the learner to transition into an honest family nurse practitioner since it focuses on ethical behavior. As a family nursing practitioner, I will be expected to observe integrity of scholarly work and this forms a major part of professional ethics in practice. Writing in family nursing practice is relevant to professional practice in MSN in the sense that it helps in preparation towards team work and timeliness in achieving milestones. Under this, the practitioner is encouraged to complete scholarly work and to submit them for publication within the stipulated timelines which is a crucial step towards my training to become accountable as a nurse (Billings & Halstead, 2016). Besides, the need for accountability in writing is relevant to professional practice in MSN through developing important skills which may prove useful in scholarly writing while in practice. Therefore, my current training in MSN coursework which emphasizes the need for academic integrity in writing is a positive step forward towards preparation for integrity in scholarly writing as part of professional practice.

 

 

PART 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work

  1. As a student of MSN

In order to maintain the integrity and ethics of my work as a student, I intend to adopt the following key strategies: a) avoid plagiarism in my academic work. At the core of plagiarism is the usage of an author’s writing without acknowledgment of the source in a manner acceptable in writing (Pope, Gore & Renfroe, 2013). Therefore, observing plagiarism in my academic writing will enhance integrity and ethics of such a submission; and, b) timeliness in submission of assignments. This strategy is relevant to academic integrity in the sense that it will enhance my level of accountability hence high likelihood of better performance.

  1. As a nursing practitioner

On another end, the strategies which I will observe as a professional nurse include: a) publishing on new areas of public concern. This will be essential to my career as a nurse because it will enable me to address key issues affecting the public in the area of study in a prompt manner which boosts my professional credibility and ethical practice (Pope, Gore & Renfroe, 2013); and, b) Timeliness in publication of scholarly work will be relevant towards tapping into the interest of readers by showing a higher rate of professional accountability. Additionally, observing timelines and delivering milestones in a prompt manner will bolster the relationship between me as a family nursing professional and the publishers thereby creating opportunities for future engagements in my professional practice.

References

Billings, D. M., & Halstead, J. A. (2016). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty. St. Louis,       Missouri: Elsevier.

Nurse.com. (2015) Nursing Schools Emphasize Lessons in Academic Integrity. Retrieved from            https://www.nurse.com/blog/2015/09/21/nursing-schools-emphasize-lessons-in      academic-integrity/

Pope, W., Gore, T., & Renfroe, K. (2013). Innovative teaching strategy for promoting academic   integrity in simulation. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, Vol. 3, No. 7.

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

Research Analysis

University name:

Date:

Research Analysis

Topic of Interest: Maternal Health Improvement in Nursing
Research Article: Olmedo, B., Miranda, E., Cordon, O., Pettker, C &., Funai, E. (2014). Improving maternal    health  and safety through adherence to postpartum hemorrhage protocol in Latin     America. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 125.

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24548891

Professional Practice Use:

 

Evidence- Based Practice in improvement of Maternal Health in Latin American Countries
Research Analysis Matrix

 

Strengths of the Research Limitations of the Research Relevancy to Topic of Interest Notes
Concise identification of the issues under statement of problem Lack theoretical framework to show course of research Shows the course of research Researcher should have adopted the system theory of nursing
Literature reviewed within 10 year bracket Use of descriptive approach to study rather than quantitative-based method Literature review shows the study gap which researcher seeks to address hence a justification Literature should have been within five age bracket for higher validity of findings
Both dependent and independent variables outlined in an effective manner postpartum hemorrhage not measurable as an independent variable Shows correlation of the key aspects of study hence findings Variables included maternal health as the  dependent and postpartum hemorrhage as independent variable
Use of interviewing technique to obtain data Allows the researcher to collect data for analysis Data analysis should have used regression analysis for quantitative survey
Concise and effective study hypothesis A positive guess which allows researcher to determine study variables Important in formulation of study questions

Approaches in identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research

The approach adopted in the identification of the peer-reviewed article included evaluation of authorship. Under this, I considered whether the research is done by an author, the credentials of the authors such as relevant qualifications or if they work in institutions like hospital or nursing center (Hamric et al., 2014). The second stage involved the consideration of purpose of the research. Specifically, my identification focused on key words like nursing within a specific region of Latin America. Additionally, I analyzed the scope of the research whether it is broad enough to discuss the topical area under study in a comprehensive manner. Therefore, assessment of the contents of the research to determine the extent to which it addresses the gap presented in the statement of problem formed a central focus of the identification and analytical process of the peer-reviewed research.

Effective strategies in finding peer-reviewed research

The strategies that I found effective in finding peer-reviewed research included the following: a) use of key words within the search engine of the journal website. This is essential in the sense that it helped in narrowing down the available articles in the chosen niche based on the words thereby making this strategy very effective (Hamric et al., 2014); b) use of authorship. Under this strategy is prior identification of the name of the author based on past publication in a given topical area before undertaking the search. This strategy is effective because of its ability to quickly narrow down the available publications from an author from which the researcher may prompt choose an article for analysis (Hamric et al., 2014). Additionally, authors could also be searched based on their credentials such as professional qualifications or institutions to which they are affiliated such as hospitals or related health facilities.

Resource for future peer-reviewed article research

An example of a resource which I found to be effective during my search for peer-reviewed articles is the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN, 2015). This website is resourceful because of its large base of peer-reviewed publication from qualified authors from different parts of the globe hence my recommendation for any future research in relation to peer-reviewed sources.

References

Hamric, A. B., Hanson, C. M., Tracy, M. F., & O’Grady, E. T. (2014). Advanced   practice           nursing: An integrative approach. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier/Saunders.

Olmedo, B., Miranda, E., Cordon, O., Pettker, C &., Funai, E. (2014). Improving maternal           health  and safety through adherence to postpartum hemorrhage protocol in Latin        America. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 125.

OJIN. (2015) Growing Nurse Leaders: Their Perspectives on Nursing Leadership and Today’s    Practice Environment. Retrieved from            “http://ojin.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/            JIN/TableofContents/Vol-21-2016/No1-Jan-2016/Articles-Previous-Topics/Growing         Nurse-Leaders.html

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 CVbased on your current education and professional background. Alternatively, you may write this in a separate document and copy/paste the results below.

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.  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.

 

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.

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