Academic and Professional Strategies and Resources

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Module 2 (Weeks 2-3): Academic and Professional Strategies and Resources

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Your Toolbox for Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Strategies and Resources for Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives

Students will:
  • Recommend solutions for academic questions or concerns
  • Analyze resources and strategies for academic success
  • Analyze resources and strategies for professional success
  • Formulate strategies for effective online learning related to planning, time management, communication, and technology use
  • Construct elements of an Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Due ByAssignment
Week 2, Days 1–2Read the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Week 2, Day 3Post your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 2, Days 4-5Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 2, Day 6Post two peer Discussion responses.
Week 2, Day 7Wrap up discussion.
Week 3, Days 1-6Continue to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 3, Day 7Deadline to submit Part 2 of your Assignment.

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Learning Resources

Required Readings

American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Resources to succeed. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/

Kauffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13. Retrieved from https://journal.alt.ac.uk/index.php/rlt/article/view/1648/pdf_13

Online Colleges. (n.d.). 10 traits of a successful online learner. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.onlinecollege.org/2011/07/14/10-traits-of-a-successful-online-learner/

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Scholarly voice: Active and passive voice. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: Overview. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates

Note: Download and review the School of Nursing template by navigating to “Program-Specific Templates” and then “School of Nursing” and selecting “School of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: School of Nursing Writing Template with Instructions. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-20293632

Note: Download and review the School of Nursing template by selecting the “General Templates” link and then selecting “School of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Writing a paper: Revising. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/revising

10 Tips for Being a Successful Online Learner (PDF)

Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Tips for effective online composition and communication [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions

In Module 1, you began building a foundation for your success by considering a network-individuals and teams who can help you to clarify and execute on the vision. A network is most helpful when you are comfortable asking questions. Chances are other members of your network have experienced similar questions and may have helped guide others toward resolutions that can now be helpful.

In this Discussion, focus on the questions you are ready to ask as your journey begins. Keep in mind that sharing questions is often a great way to help others who have similar questions even if they do not realize it!

To prepare:

  • Reflect on questions or concerns you might have as you begin the MSN program.
  • Consider the individuals, teams, and departments you previously considered in Module 1 as well as how they may provide support with addressing these questions and concerns.

By Day 3 of Week 2

Post any questions or concerns that you are willing to share with the group. The Discussion board represents an opportunity to network with your course colleagues, and others may have the same questions or concerns.

By Day 6 of Week 2

Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering a possible resolution to their questions/concerns with supporting documentation, if possible, or expanding on their thinking and providing an example as support.

Submission and Grading Information

Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 2 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 2

To participate in this Discussion:

Week 2 Discussion


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 opportunity 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 module.

The Assignment:

In this Assignment, you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by appending the original document you began in the previous Assignment to develop the second component—academic resources and strategies. To accomplish this:

  • Identify and describe at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program
  • 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
  • Explain how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally.

By Day 7 of Week 3

Submit your completed Assignment.

Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Week 3 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 3 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
  • If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:

Week 3 Assignment Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 3 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 3

To submit your Assignment:

Week 3 Assignment

Next Module

To go to the next module:

Module 3

 
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