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.
- Consider your goals for academic accomplishments while a student of the MSN program.
- Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources for this module.
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.
By Day 7 of Week 3
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Sample Week 2 part 2 Assignment
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
⦁ National Student Nurses Association has a mission to mentor students who want to pursue a career in nursing. They provide guidance on initial licensure procedures, nursing standards, ethics and necessary skills. This organization has over 60,000 members who are located in all states of US. Every year the organization plans and implements Annual Convention organized by nursing students. The event welcomes around 3000 students to take part in activities, job fair, workshops, etc.
⦁ By joining NSNA, I will become part of a national organization, which provides many benefits to its members. First, I will receive help in the form of advice by learning about licensure opportunities, new nursing development activities, etc. Second, I will become a member of network which will allow me to increase my professional network. By being part of NSNA, I will meet bright students and professors from the country, who have the high potential to big future leaders of the global healthcare. Knowing them and establishing connections will be beneficial both in academic and professional terms.
⦁ NSNA (2020)․ About NSNA․ https://www.nsna.org/about-nsna.html#
Academic Resource/Strategy 2
In academic life, library of university can have critical importance on student success. Thus, I will be using Walden Library to receive access to resources and instruction for my research needs. I will be using it to develop my knowledge in different nursing practice areas, read about new researches and use these information in my own work. Library is a huge resource containing many books, journals and other materials that enhance the quality of work students perform. These resources will also enable me to increase credibility of my own essays.
Academic Resource/Strategy 3
The third academic strategy is Student Success Advising Team, which aims to assist with policies, procedures, program requirements and other academic matters. Their help will allow me to better plan my classes and be informed about policies and procedures. They can not only help by course related matters, but also help for general student life-related topics.
Along with answering to frequently asked questions, Student Success Advising Team allows to email advisor and discuss different matters. Each student has an advisor, which is a great opportunity for students like me to receive individualized guidance and support. I will be frequently emailing my advisor to discuss my challenges as a student and ask any questions that I may have to make my studies as effective as possible.
Professional Resource/Strategy 1
One of the most useful professional resources for nurses is the California Board of Registered Nursing, which provides useful information to all nurses. It is named to be for registered nurses, but can be used for all nurse professionals. It provides details on general practice, advanced practice, nursing regulations which help nurse professionals to guide throughout practice. When I need information about acts, licensure, forms and publications, I will consult this webpage. By joining the mailing list, the webpage sends newsletter and regular updates about nursing profession.
This webpage is also useful for prospective nurses. There is a comprehensive information on nursing programs, pass rates, accreditation, courses that can help people to become nurses or help nurses to advance in their careers. Useful information is aggregated to provide answers to people who are interested in nursing career.
California Board of Registered Nursing (2020)․About․ https://www.rn.ca.gov/
Professional Resource/Strategy 2
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing or Sigma was founded in 1922. It has over 135,000 members who reside in more than 100 countries. Majority of members hold master’s and/or doctoral degrees. They also work as managers in various healthcare organizations. I will join Sigma as a member to have access to leaders of different countries. I will communicate with them to learn more about global healthcare challenges and collaborate to solve these challenges. I will take part in their events and online community discussions to know more people and establish connections with them.
Sigma collaborates with 700 institutions worldwide and offers wide number of opportunities to its members. First it provides free continuing nursing education courses. It also provides access to free journals and member publications. Second, there emerge many career connections that help to shape the path towards nursing leadership.
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing․ (2020)․ About․ https://join.sigmanursing.org/#/
Professional Resource/Strategy 3
As a professional strategy, I will build a LinkedIn profile, detailing all my education, work experience, skills and capabilities. I will list my skills which people can endorse and show their evaluation of my skill set. LinkedIn is an excellent resource to build my professional network, collaborate with people and grow as a leader. Healthcare has numerous stakeholders and healthcare reform can only become possible if all players work together. Building a LinkedIn profile and connecting with people will be my strategy of establishing online presence and making a change in my community.