shoes, because I’ve been there myself. I believe Mental Health can only help me in the future and why wouldn’t I take advantage of such a useful source of self-reflection. Notes: Therapy is one of the few professions where one of the most important tools you have at your disposal is your own self-awareness. Having the opportunity to get therapy allows you to explore your own personal issues in a safe space, so that you become familiar with some of your “short comings,” “sensitive issues,” and ultimately, I think the goal is to develop a level of empathy that can assist you with overall increased patient care. NETWORK MEMBER 4 Name: Travis Williams Title: FNP Organization: Summit Home Health and Hospice Academic or Professional: 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: I chose Travis as my second professional network due to the fact that he himself just graduated from Walden last year but also, he has incorporated his degree in an area that he believes lacks a Mental Health aspect. He is quick to give examples and explain his views on current health care inadequacies and how every healthcare professional can seek room for improvements.
Notes: I worked with Travis when he was a RN on the cardio vascular floor at our local hospital. His patients come first, and he cares about the outcomes. I have learned a tremendously amount of invaluable knowledge from him and I know by continuing to work with him I can succeed academically. His skills are those to try to mirror in my every day professional life. 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 Learn to use the Walden University Library and take advantage of available resources. The Walden University Library is dedicated to fostering an information-literate Walden community (2018). The Library serves as the center of expertise for information literacy skills, Information literacy instruction and library resources ("About: Overview", 2018). By taking advantage of this resource I can master information literacy skills thus allowing me to be an effective scholar-practitioner that is ready to impact social change, which is a Walden University goal (2019). The Walden Library offers knowledge and best practices that is research-based and is regularly assessed and data-driven (2018).
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