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managing care for my patients; I plan to broaden my scope of practice and comprehension as an RN. I feel experiences as a staff nurse along with observing the advance practice nurses have prepared the journey as an advanced practice nurse. My ambition is to continue my education while advancing into a more diagnostic aspect of the profession. After applying to several graduate programs, I chose Walden University for the positive goals and outcomes they define. All students learn in different ways, and one of Walden's goals is"to provide innovative, learner-centered educational programs that recognize and incorporate the knowledge, skills, and abilities students bring into their academic programs" (Walden University,2019). Walden will provide the ability to enhance my leadership experience through research opportunities and develop confidence in becoming a nurse practitioner. I intend to achieve the professional latitude needed to become a provider of health promotion, disease prevention, and manage the overall care of a patient, including the emphasis on prevention and education throughout the patient's life span. Walden University's graduate program will assist me in
Academic and Professional Success Plan 4improving the knowledge and skills needed in the advance practice role by offering the opportunity for me to grow both professionally and personally. For our goals to evolve and transcend, both individually and professionally, professional networking and collaboration transform. Gathering information and transposing it into practical knowledge requires an ample amount of collaboration, networking, and focus on the association of practice. Social networking, along with “collaboration and sharing of knowledge among health professionals, are significant for improving the quality of health care” (Khanum, et al., 2016). Hence, utilizing our resources ultimately improves success. Walden’s vision recognizes the process of learning experiences, both comprehensively and socially. Walden University’s Facebook Group offers an online platform to connect students and faculty. Peers can share, “knowledge, experiences, and insights” (Facebook group, n.d.). By utilizing this 'networking' prepares students with “valuable resources and information to facilitatesuccess" (Facebook group, 2020). Promoting a social networking site such as Facebook provides scholars the connection to individually explicit and manage their self-efficacy learning style (Tower, Latimer, & Hewitt, 2014). Personal interaction supportive to students enhances the motivation to participate as well as master skills to succeed. Overall, success exemplifies achieving one’s goals and ambitions. A robust foundation of clinical knowledge, with the opportunity to expand on my leadership experience is required to attain my goals. Walden University’s graduate program will assist me in improving the knowledge and skills needed in the advance practice role by offering the opportunity for me to grow both professionally and personally.