Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network

Academic and Professional Success Plan Template

 Prepared by: xxx

 This document is to be used for NURS 6003 Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing to complete Assessments 1-6. Just as importantly the document serves to organize your thoughts about planning for your academic and professional success.

For specific instructions see the weekly assessment details in the course, or ask your instructor for further guidance.

1 | Part 1: My Academic and Professional Network

 

I have identified and secured the participation of the following academic (at least two) and professional (at least two) individuals and/or teams to form the basis of my network. This network will help me to clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and in the future.

 

Directions: Complete the information below for each member of your network. For more than four entries repeat the items below with details of your additional network member(s) in the ‘ADDITIONAL NETWORK MEMBERS’ section Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.

NETWORK MEMBER 1 

Name: xxx      

Title: Admissions Advisor      

Organization: Walden University

Academic or Professional: Academic

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 selected xxx as an individual who will support my success in the MSN program because he will assist me in choosing my specialty according to my passion. Brad will assist me in organizing my career goals by working with me to select appropriate courses, identify my strengths and abilities to be successful in the MSN program.  

NETWORK MEMBER 2 

Name: xxx

Title: Student Success Advisor

Organization: Walden University

Academic or Professional: Academic

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

 

xxx was chosen as an individual that will support my success in the MSN program because of his ability to research appropriate programs to participate in so I can achieve my goals. Ryan also assists students with choosing the correct classes to take to complete the MSN program Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.

 

NETWORK MEMBER 3 

Name: xxx

Title: Chief Nursing Officer/EVP

Organization: American Nurses Association

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:

 

American Nurses Association (ANA) offers chances for nurses and many groups devoted to nursing authorities. These institutions will enable me to develop leadership skills and build my professional circle.

NETWORK MEMBER 4 

Name: xxx

Title: Executive Director

Organization: National League for Nursing

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:

NLN offers a diversity of benefits to its affiliates. It promotes the capability to network with other recognized specialists and access exploration scholarships (D’Antonio & Lewenson, 2019). It offers endorsement amenities and working to figure a public plan to progress improvement and the working atmosphere for nurses.

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network

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 Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.

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 Prepare:

  • Consider individuals, departments, teams, and/or resources within Walden University and within your profession that you believe can support your academic and professional success.
  • Identify at least two academic and at least two professional individuals, colleagues, or teams that might help you succeed in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.
  • Download the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

The Assignment:

Academic and Professional Network

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 your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.
  • Explain why you selected these individuals and/or teams and how they will support your success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.
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.

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.

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.

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.

(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.
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 Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.

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.

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.

(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.

(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%)

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%) – 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%)
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.
(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%) – 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.
(5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct APA format with no errors.
(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%) – 3 (3%)
Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.
Total Points: 100

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 Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.

Academic Resource/Strategy 1

Academic Resource/Strategy 2

Academic Resource/Strategy 3

Professional Resource/Strategy 1

Professional Resource/Strategy 2 

Professional Resource/Strategy 3

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES/STRATEGIES

Week 3 | Part 3: Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics

I have analyzed the relationship between academic integrity and writing, as well as the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics. I have also identified strategies I intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of my academic work while a student of the MSN program, as well as my professional work as a nurse throughout my career. The results of these efforts are shared below.

 

Directions: In the space below craft your analysis/writing sample, including Part 1 (The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity) and Part 2 (Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work) Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.

Part 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity

In the space below write a 2- 3-paragraph analysis that includes the following:

  • Explanation for the relationship between academic integrity and writing
  • Explanation for the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics
  • Cite at least 2 resources that support your arguments, being sure to use proper APA formatting.
  • Use Grammarly and SafeAssign to improve the product.
  • Explain how Grammarly, Safe Assign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity

PART 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work

Expand on your thoughts from Part 1 by:

  • Identifying and describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your 1) academic work while a student of the MSN program, and 2) professional work as a nurse throughout your career. Include a review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional.

Week 4 | Part 4: Research Analysis

I have identified one topic of interest for further study. I have researched and identified one peer-reviewed research article focused on this topic and have analyzed this article.  The results of these efforts are shared below Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.

Directions: Complete Step 1 by using the table and subsequent space below identify and analyze the research article you have selected. Complete Step 2 by summarizing in 2-3 paragraphs the results of your analysis using the space identified. 

Step 1: Research Analysis

Complete the table below

Topic of Interest:  
Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI)
Professional Practice Use:

One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the article

Research Analysis Matrix

Add more rows if necessary

Strengths of the Research Limitations of the Research Relevancy to Topic of Interest Notes
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Summary of Analysis

Craft a summary (2-3 paragraph) below that includes the following:

  • Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research
  • Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research
  • Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network

Week 5 | Part 5: Professional Development

I have developed a curriculum vitae to capture my academic and professional accomplishments to date.

The results of my efforts are below. 

Directions: Complete Step a curriculum vitae (CV) in the space provided.  

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Use the space below to write your CV based on your current education and professional background. Alternatively, you may write this in a separate document and copy/paste the results below.

NOTE: If needed there are a variety of online resources available with tips and samples of graduate nurse CVs.

Week 6 | Part 6: Finalizing the Plan

I have considered various options for my nursing specialty, including a close look at my selected (or currently preferred) specialty and second-preferred specialty.  I have also developed a justification of my selected (or preferred) specialty. Lastly, I have examined one professional organization related to my selected or preferred specialty and considered how I can become a member of this organization Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.

The results of my efforts are below. 

Directions: Complete Step 1 by writing 2-3 paragraphs in the space below comparing the nursing specialty you have selected – or the one you prefer if your choice is still under consideration –  to your second preference. Identify each specialty and describe the focus and the role that graduates are prepared for. Identify any other differentiators you feel are significant, especially those that helped or may help you reach a decision. 

Complete Step 2 by writing a paragraph identifying and justifying your reasons for choosing your MSN specialization. Be sure to incorporate any feedback you received from colleagues in this week’s Discussion Forum. 

Complete Step 3 by examining and identifying one professional organization related to your selected or preferred specialty. Explain how you can become a member of this organization. 

Step 1: Comparison of Nursing Specialties

Use the space below to write 2-3 paragraphs comparing the nursing specialty you have selected – or the one you prefer if your choice is still under consideration –  to your second preference. Identify each specialty and describe the focus and the role that graduates are prepared for. Identify any other differentiators you feel are significant, especially those that helped or may help you reach a decision Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network. 

Step 2: Justification of Nursing Specialty

Use the space below to write a paragraph identifying and justifying your reasons for choosing your MSN specialization. Be sure to incorporate any feedback you received from colleagues in this week’s Discussion Forum.

Step 3: Professional Organizations

Use the space below to identify and examine one professional organization related to your selected or preferred specialty. Explain how you can become a member of this organization.

Reference

D’Antonio, P., & Lewenson, S. B. (2019). National league for nursing archive preservation project. The Research Journal of the National League for Nursing40(2), 129.

Fennimore, L., & Warshawsky, N. (2019). Graduate leadership education for nurse leaders — Needed now more than ever. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration49(7/8), 347-349.

Love, T. S., & Roy, K. R. (2017). Ten recommendations for a safer school year. Technology and Engineering Teacher77(1), 23.

Moore, J., Goodman, P., Selway, J., Hankins-Walsh, E., Merritt, J., & Dombrowski, J. (2017). SBIRT education for nurse practitioner students: Integration into an MSN program. Journal of Nursing Education56(12), 725-732 Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network.