in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse: Notes: Dr Keiso is a renowned cardiologist here in CHICAGO, I used to work for his clinic before I got into the hospital, once I told him that I was in school for my masters he said that he will be more than willing to allow me to shadow him whenever he has any procedures. My goal is to work in our cardiac unit and I believe that this will be beneficial for me in the long run. 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. 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 Local Library – The use of my community library will not only be a good resource for me but also provide free access to scholarly books, journals, and newspapers that will benefit me throughout my MSN degree. My strategy will be to work my regular shift at night, as soon as I get home, I will walk my dog, after which I will take a 4hr nap then head to the library where I will be able to make use of all the resources provided like private study room and so on. I don’t know about other students, but it is nearly impossible for me to study at home because there are plenty of distractions, so I need that structured environment. ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 2 Academic Tutor- Though this is an online program, but I plan on taking advantage of the great online academic tutor provided to us by Walden University. There is no denying that I definitely miss a face to face Advisor or instructor, I miss verbalizing my needs in person and communicating with live personnel, but I just need to adjust and adapt to the new way of educational learning. My strategy will be to get in contact with an advisor as early as possible whenever I have any class issue which varies from class registration, to asking for advice on how to go about answering questions if I don’t understand the assignment. ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 3 Internet – The internet is one of the single greatest innovation in our life time. It is not only accessible, but also available. As previously discussed, "take your work with you" (Laureate Education, 2012 Pg 2). The future of continuation of education is through the internet/ online platform. I plan on using this academic resource to the fullest of my ability because I believe that it can improve the quality of my knowledge in so many ways, it holds plenty of information and educational resources which will give me the opportunity to learn in and beyond the classroom. I have to make sure that the resource I choose to use is recognized as scholarly.
- Winter '19
- Nursing, Academic Advisor, International Council, nursing specialty