Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse: Notes: I have known LaVerne since I started working as a Registered nurse. She played a huge role in my transition from Home Health to acute care setting. I admired her attention to detail and how organized she is. She graduated 2 years ago from the DNP program at South Alabama University. She will be a valuable networking resource for me during my educational journey. 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. Becoming a nurse practitioner has always been my goal for several years; while bedside nursing is very rewarding I feel that it is time to further my education to be able to better serve my community. To succeed in this journey it is imperative to have resources that will enable me reach my goal, I have found several academic and professional resources to help me become successful in this journey. ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 1 Instructors: Instructors are available to offer guidance to help me in all possible way they can during my time in their class, and I plan on taking advantage of the instructor provided by Walden University. Though I miss face-to-face instructor, because verbalizing my needs in person and communicating with live personnel is what I do better than writing, but I just need to adjust and adapt to this online learning. My strategy will be to get in contact with my instructor 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 2 Walden University Library: The use of the library will not only be a good resource for me but also provide free access to scholarly books and journal that will benefit me through out my
journey here at Walden. Librarians are available by phone and on the web, to help students locate and identify scholarly materials. I plan on taking advantage of the library for research of peer- reviewed articles that will directly apply to my assignments. I will be reaching out to the librarian to help with questions, suggestion of resources and formulation of research strategies, I also plan on taking advantage of their tutorials and quarterly webinars. ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 3 My main academic strategy is to create an academic/family/work schedule to help me maintain balance. Succeeding in this journey is paramount but my family and work is also important. I plan on creating a schedule for all my daily activities with date and time set for each.
- Summer '19