Assignment: Academic Success Plan

Assignment: Academic Success Plan
When was the last time you read Meditation XVII of John Donne’s Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions?
Unless you are a student of seventeeth-century poetry, you may not be all that familiar with this piece. However, you may be much more familiar with one of its well-known phrases: “No man is an island…”.
As you begin your journey toward achieving your academic and professional goals, you have a great opportunity to network with academics and professionals who can help ensure you do not travel alone. This network can help to clarify your own vision for success and can help guide you now and in the future. To paraphrase Donne, no one is an island.
Begin creating an academic and professional network by identifying which academic and professional connections and resources with which you need to collaborate to succeed in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.
To Get Ready:
Consider individuals, departments, teams, and/or resources at Walden University and in your profession who you believe can help you succeed academically and professionally.
Determine at least two academic and two professional individuals, colleagues, or teams who can assist you in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.
The Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template is available for download.
The task at hand:
Professional and Academic Network
Part 1 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template must be completed. Make certain to address the following:
To be successful in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse, identify at least two academic and at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with.
Explain why you chose these people and/or teams and how they will contribute to your success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.
Week 1’s seventh day
Part 1 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template must be submitted.
Submission and Grading Details
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Module 1 (Week 1): Networking for Academic and Professional Success
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Foundation of Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: The Journey Begins [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Networking and Collaboration [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Learning Objectives
Students will:
Analyze relationships among Walden’s vision, mission, goals, and social change initiatives to professional and academic goals
Analyze the relationship between MSN program outcomes and perspectives to professional and academic goals
Identify academic and professional collaborators for academic and professional success
Identify concepts for Walden student readiness
Identify individuals or teams to collaborate with for success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse
Due By Assignment
Week 1, Days 1–2 Read the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose Part 1 of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 3 Post your initial Discussion post.
Begin to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to work on of Part 1 of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 4 Continue to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to work on Part 1 of your Assignment
Week 1, Day 5 Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to compose your final draft of Part 1 of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 6 Post two peer Discussion responses.
Continue to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to compose your final draft of Part 1 of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 7 Wrap up Discussion.
Final day to complete Quiz.
Deadline to submit your final draft of Part 1 of your Assignment.
Assignment: Academic Success Plan
Assignment: Academic Success Plan
Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 2: Academic Resources and Strategies New construction projects begin with a design phase, where architects blueprint the vision complete with design details. They work in collaboration with builders who use the designs to prepare the appropriate strategies, tools, and materials to bring the vision to reality. You are both architect and builder of your success. You have started to blueprint your vision in your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan. You have identified others with whom you will collaborate. Now you can begin to prepare the appropriate strategies, tools, and materials How will you approach your studies? What types of resources are available to you, and how will you access and utilize them? Taking the to prepare these strategies, tools, and materials will help ensure you can “break ground” without incident and successfully move to the phase where you begin building your vision. To Prepare: Consider your goals for academic accomplishments while a student of the MSN program. Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources for this week. The Assignment: Clearly identify and accurately describe in detail at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program. Clearly identify and accurately describe in detail at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or in a specialty. Clearly and thoroughly explain in detail how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally. Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Week 1 Assignment, which was built off the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template. By Day 7 Submit your completed Assignment. Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph. Rubric Detail Select Grid View or List View to change the rubric’s layout. Name: NURS_6002_Week_2_Assignment_Rubric Grid View List View Excellent Good Fair Poor Continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by appending the original document you began in Week 1 to develop the second component: academic resources and strategies. To do this: · Identify and describe at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program. 23 (23%) – 25 (25%) The response clearly identifies and accurately describes in detail at least three academic resources or that can be applied to the MSN program. 20 (20%) – 22 (22%) The response partially identifies and partially describes at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program. 18 (18%) – 19 (19%) The response vaguely identifies and vaguely describes at least two academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program. 0 (0%) – 17 (17%) The response only vaguely and inaccurately identifies one academic resource or strategy or the three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program are vague and inaccurate, or is missing. · Identify and describe at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or your specialty in particular. 23 (23%) – 25 (25%) The response clearly identifies and accurately describes in detail at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in nursing practice in general or in a specialty. 20 (20%) – 22 (22%) The response partially identifies and partially describes at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in nursing practice in general or in a specialty. 18 (18%) – 19 (19%) The response vaguely identifies and vaguely describes at least two professional resources that can be applied to success in nursing practice in general or in a specialty. 0 (0%) – 17 (17%) The response only vaguely and inaccurately identifies and vaguely describes one professional resource or the three professional resources that can be applied to success in nursing practice in general or in a specialty are vague and inaccurate, or is missing. · Explain how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally. 32 (32%) – 35 (35%) Response clearly and thoroughly explains in detail the intended use of these resources, including a detailed explanation of how they might be beneficial academically and professionally. 28 (28%) – 31 (31%) Response explains the intended use of these resources, including an explanation of how they might be beneficial academically and professionally. 25 (25%) – 27 (27%) Explanation of the intended use of these resources, including an explanation of how they might be beneficial academically and professionally is vague or inaccurate. 0 (0%) – 24 (24%) Explanation of the intended use of these resources, including an explanation of how they might be beneficial academically and professionally is vague and inaccurate, or is missing. Written and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria. 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria. 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive. 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%- 79% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic. 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time. No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided. Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains many (? 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding. Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list. 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct APA format with no errors. 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors. 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains several (3-4) APA format errors. 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains many (? 5) APA format errors. Total Points: 100 Name: NURS_6002_Week_2_Assignment_Rubric Learning Resources Required Readings ANA Enterprise. (n.d.). Resources to succeed. Retrieved October 12, 2018, from https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/ Kaufffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13. Online Colleges. (2011, July 14). 10 traits of a successful online learner. Retrieved October 12, 2018, from https://www.onlinecollege.org/2011/07/14/10-traits-of-a-successful-online-learner/ Walden University. (2018). Field Experience: School of Nursing. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/son/home Walden University. (2019). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Retrieved from https://www.waldenu.edu/online-masters-programs/master-of-science-in-nursing Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Scholarly voice: Active and passive voice. Retrieved October 12, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive Walden University. (n.d.). Subject Research: Nursing. Retrieved November 9, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/subject/nursing Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: Overview. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates NOTE: Download and review the School of Nursing template by navigating to ‘Program-Specific Templates’, ‘School of Nursing’, and selecting ‘School of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions’. Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Writing a paper: Revising. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/revising Document: 10 Tips for Being a Successful Online Learner (PDF) Document: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document) Required Media Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2018). Tips for effective online composition and communication [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. PLS TELL THE WRITER TO USE MY TEMPLATE FROM WEEK1 IS A CONTINUATION, THANKS. See less Student Support and Calendar Information So you have all key information available to you off-line, it is highly recommended that you print the following items for your reference: This Syllabus, including the Course Schedule that is linked on this page as a PDF Course Calendar Support, Guidelines, and Policies Credit Hours 3 credits in 11 weeks Walden University assigns credit hours based on the number and type of assignments that enable students to achieve the course learning objectives. In general, each semester credit equals about 42 hours of total student work and each quarter credit equals about 28 hours of total student work. This time requirement represents an approximate average for undergraduate work and the minimum expectations for graduate work. The number and kind of activities estimated to fulfill time requirements will vary by degree level and student learning style, and by student familiarity with the delivery method and course content. Course Description In this course students are introduced to Walden University and online learning. Students explore strategies for the successful participation in an online curriculum. Students also will receive a foundation for academic and professional success as and social change agents. Course assignments introduce students to resources that support success, development of graduate-level writing skills and use of APA Style, academic integrity, and the creation of a professional development plan based on each student’s chosen specialization. Course Learning Outcomes By the conclusion of this course, you should be able to: Develop networks for academic and professional success. Identify strategies for academic and professional success. Apply strategies to promote academic integrity and professional ethics. Analyze peer-reviewed research related to issues in nursing practice. Create academic success and professional development plans. Justify selection of MSN specializations using standards and scope of practice. College of Nursing Alignment of Learner Outcomes Click on the following link to access the College of Nursing Alignment of Learner Outcomes: Course Materials Please visit the University bookstore via your Walden student portal to ensure you are obtaining the correct version of any course texts and/or materials noted in the following section. When you receive your materials, make sure that all required items are included. Course Text American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000 Note: If the print edition of these books are referenced here, electronic versions also may be available and may be acceptable for use in this course. If an electronic version is listed, no print version is available. Note: Please keep this text as it will be used in subsequent courses in your MSN program. Other readings (journal articles, websites, book excerpts, etc.) are assigned throughout the course and may be found within each Module. Media Assigned course media elements may be found in one or more of the course and are available via a streaming media player or a hyperlink to the individual item. Course Readings List The Course Readings List contains all of the required Walden Library resources for this course. Please click on the following link to access the list: Dedicated Support for Course Media You may use the following e-mail address and toll-free number for any questions or concerns you have about media in the course. Primary and Secondary Sources Review the following information prior to selecting resources for assignments. Primary: A primary source is an original document that is the first account of what happened. A research report is primary, and you can tell because it includes materials and methods demonstrating how the research was done. Some creative work is also primary, such as poetry, novels, and interviews of people who experienced something firsthand. In nursing, which is an evidence-based discipline, we strive to use primary research that is published in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Scholarly, peer-reviewed journal: Scholarly journals publish papers by professional authors and experts in the field using a peer-review process to review the work and assure quality before publishing. The focus of a scholarly journal is to provide accurate information for scholars and other researchers. The focus is on content rather than advertising, a direct contrast to popular media. Scholarly journals publish both primary and secondary papers, the former usually noted as original research and the latter as reviews and commentaries. Letters to the editor may also be published but should be recognized as opinion pieces. Note: When selecting articles for course assignments, you are advised (unless you are referencing seminal information) to focus on work published within the past five years. Secondary: A secondary source is one step removed from the original source. This work interprets and often compiles other work, and it includes review articles, textbooks, fact sheets, and commentaries about a topic. It also includes news reports of original research. Secondary work is more prone to error and bias than primary work because it is being through an additional person or persons. Review papers can be useful to glean information about a topic and to find other sources from the reference list, but it is the original, primary research that should be relied on most heavily in demonstrating scholarship, depth, and validation of factual information. Course Assignments Participation in weekly Discussions: The exchange of ideas among colleagues engaged in scholarly inquiry is a key aspect of learning and is a requisite activity in this course. You are expected to participate each week by posting a response to a prompt or question in the weekly Discussion area. In addition, you are expected to respond to your fellow students’ postings. To count as participation, responses need to be thoughtful; that is, they must refer to the week’s readings, relevant issues in the news, information obtained from other sources, and/or ideas expressed in the postings of other class members. You may ask questions or offer further information or links about the subject. Please pay attention to grammar and spelling, as consistently poorly written posts will receive grade penalties. In grading the required Discussion postings, your Instructor will be using the Discussion Posting and Response Rubric, located in the Course Information area.Note: Unless otherwise noted, initial postings to Discussions are due on or before Day 3, and response postings are due on or before Day 6. You are required to participate in the Discussion on at least three different days (a different day for main post and each response). It is important to adhere to the weekly time frame to allow others ample time to respond to your posting. In addition, you are expected to respond to questions directed toward your own initial posting in a timely manner. Assignments: The Assignments provide you with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge gained through the Learning Resources and the practicum experience. See the Assignment area of specific weeks for detailed of the assignments. In grading the required Assignments, your Instructor will be using rubrics located in the Course Information area.Note: The course Assignments will require that you completely and accurately demonstrate critical thinking via assimilation and synthesis of ideas when using credible, outside and course specific resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook), when comparing different points of view, highlighting similarities, differences, and connections, and/or when lending support to your Assignment responses. Portfolio Assignment: Each course in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program for the following specializations includes a Portfolio Assignment: Nursing Education, Nurse Executive, Nursing Informatics, and Public Health Nursing. The Portfolio Assignment is designed to measure specific professional knowledge and skills as outlined in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials. Students submit the Portfolio Assignment in the online classroom and a criterion-based scoring rubric is used to grade the assignment. The rubric is aligned with American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials and provides specific and informative feedback on your performance. The Portfolio Assignment is evaluated by the course Instructor. Discussion: Networking Opportunities In this module, you begin laying the foundation for your academic and professional success. Your efforts begin with a vision that includes your own definition of success. Your vision may vary from those of your colleagues, but this does not mean you have to take these first steps alone. Walden University and the College of Nursing also have a vision and mission, which include helping you to make your own vision a reality. Members of your new academic community, such as faculty, support teams, and fellow students, can also be helpful. Current practitioners and other member of the professional community can also help you to clarify your vision. This Module’s Discussion asks you to consider how the Walden mission and vision as well as the College of Nursing’s mission and vision apply to your professional and academic goals. You will also begin to identify individuals and teams who can help you along the way as you begin designing the “blueprint”—your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan—that will guide you toward your own vision for academic and professional success. To Prepare: Review the Walden and College of Nursing mission and vision statements, Walden’s goals and University Outcomes, and the MSN Program Learning Outcomes presented in this Module’s Learning Resources. Reflect on your professional and academic goals as they relate to your program/specialization. Consider how the information in these resources fit with your own goals and to your becoming a scholar-practitioner. Also consider academic and professional individuals and teams with whom you may collaborate in support of your efforts as a student at the university and as a professional within your organization and career. By Day 3 of Week 1 Post a brief introduction of yourself to your colleagues. Include an explanation as to how Walden’s vision, mission, goals, and social change initiatives relate to your professional and academic goals and to your becoming a scholar-practitioner. Also include an explanation for how the Walden MSN Program Outcomes and perspectives relate to your professional and academic goals and to your becoming a scholar-practitioner. By Day 6 of Week 1 Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by suggesting additional individuals and/or teams with whom you wish to collaborate or by offering additional networking strategies. NURS_6003_Module01_Week01_Assignment_Rubric Excellent Good Fair Poor Complete Part 1 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template. Be sure to address the following: · Identify at least two academic and at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Points Range: 32 (32%) – 35 (35%) The response clearly and accurately identifies at least two academic individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. The response clearly and accurately identifies at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Points Range: 28 (28%) – 31 (31%) The response partially identifies at least two academic individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. The response partially identifies at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as practicing nurse. Points Range: 25 (25%) – 27 (27%) The response identifies only one academic individual or team to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. The response identifies only one professional individual or team to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 24 (24%) The response identifying at least two academic individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing. The response identifying at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing. · Explain why these individuals and/or teams were selected and how they will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Points Range: 45 (45%) – 50 (50%) Response clearly and thoroughly explains in detail why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Response clearly and accurately explains how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Points Range: 40 (40%) – 44 (44%) Response explains why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Response explains how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Points Range: 35 (35%) – 39 (39%) Explanation of why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague or inaccurate. Explanation of how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague or inaccurate. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 34 (34%) Explanation of why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing. Explanation of how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing. Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria. Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria. Points Range: 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive. Points Range: 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%- 79% of the time. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time. No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided. Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. Points Range: 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Points Range: 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains many (? 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding. Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list. Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct APA format with no errors. Points Range: 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors. Points Range: 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains several (3-4) APA format errors. Points Range: 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains many (? 5) APA format errors. Total Points: 100 Name: NURS_6003_Module01_Week01_Assignment_Rubric

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