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Academic and Professional Success Plan TemplatePrepared by:Sharon OwengaNURS 6002: Foundations of Graduate Study
This document is to be used for NURS 6002 Foundations of Graduate Studyto 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 NetworkI 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 1Name: Judith Chepng’etichTitle: MSN-FNPOrganization: Houston Methodist Hospital
Academic or Professional: ProfessionalWhy I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:Judith has been a friend and a colleague right from our undergraduate program. She relocated to the U.S.A a few years before me and she has been very helpful with guiding me through my nursing career. She talked to be about the different specialties that I could choose from as a nurse and helped me develop long-term and short-term goals in the career. She recently just completed her MSN-FNP at Walden University andis awaiting to sit for her board exams. She shares with me on the challenges she had during the program such as finding a balance between her school, family and a full-time job and what worked for her to achieve her goals. Judith is always willing to free up sometime to encourage and to cheer me on as I make a bold step to further my education. She is a friend and a professional that I can always look up to.NETWORK MEMBER 2Name: Dr. Dorothy Were
Title: DNP-FNPOrganization: Change Treatment CentreAcademic or Professional: ProfessionalWhy I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:Dorothy is a social media activist for the health and wellness of the less fortunate in the society and a mentor to many. She shared her story of how she made it from a humble background to where she is. She may not have been one of the top students when growing up but her resilience and hard work bared fruits. When I first met her, I was challenged to further my education and not wait any longer. She is always trying to gain as much knowledge as she can and never stops to enroll for short courses. Her interest in drug addiction and opioid endemic has pushed her to collaborate with a fellow professional to start up a clinic for those struggling with drug and opioid addiction. She