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 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. 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. 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.