NURS6003 Week 1 Discussion Networking Opportunities
NURS6003 Week 1 Discussion Networking Opportunities
NURS6003 Transition to Graduate Study
Week 1 Discussion
You are laying the groundwork for academic and professional success this week.
Your efforts should begin with a vision for success that includes your personal definition.
While your perspective may differ from that of your coworkers, this does not mean you must take these initial actions alone.
Walden University and the College of Nursing each have their own visions and missions, which include assisting you in realizing your own.
Additionally, members of your new academic community, such as instructors, support teams, and fellow students, might be beneficial.
Practitioners currently in practice and other members of the professional community can also assist you in refining your vision.
This week’s Discussion prompts you to consider how the Walden purpose and vision, as well as the mission and vision of the College of Nursing, relate to your professional and academic objectives.
Additionally, you will begin to discover individuals and teams who can assist you along the way as you create the “blueprint”—your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan—that will guide you toward your own vision of academic and professional success.
Review the purpose and vision statements for Walden and the College of Nursing, as well as Walden’s goals and University Outcomes, as well as the MSN Program Learning Outcomes offered in this week’s Learning Resources.
Consider your career and academic objectives in relation to your program/specialization.
Consider how the knowledge included in these resources relates to your personal objectives and your development as a scholar-practitioner.
Additionally, identify academic and professional persons and teams with whom you might collaborate in support of your efforts as a University student and as a professional within your company and career.
Within the third day
Make a brief introduction to your coworkers by posting a brief introduction of yourself.
Include a description of how Walden’s vision, mission, goals, and social change activities align with your professional and academic aspirations, as well as your development as 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.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.
RE: Week 1 Discussion
COLLAPSE OF THE PRIMARY POST
My University’s Missions, Visions, and Objectives
“To achieve success, you must view each day as an opportunity to improve, to do better, and to inch closer to your objectives.” The more you accomplish, the more you’ll want to accomplish, and the higher you’ll desire to climb (Lydia Sweatt,2016). Mia Christine Uy is my given name. I was born and raised in Washington State. I earned a Bachelor of Nursing degree in the Philippines in 1993. I’ve worked in a different field of nursing.
In 2004, my nursing career took a different path, and I’ve continued to explore myself here in the United States. I may appear to be experienced due to my 27 years in the nursing field, but I have something to say. It’s the opportunity and the pursuit of how I can be the best version of myself in my life’s purpose.
Walden is aware of dreams and nurses. Developed and taught by practicing nurses, offers online programs that enable individuals to continue their education without pausing their lives, make their voices heard, and shape the nursing career they’ve always desired (Walden University, n.d).
Graduates will transform nursing to meet the needs of their communities (Walden University,2011a).
When the Covid crisis struck and altered our lives, there was much to consider and a realization of how vital my life and career are. How I cherished my career, knowing what I do and what I offer to others.
As a nurse, you are on a continuum; seeking advancement and new knowledge puts you one step ahead of the competition. Self-transformation from novice nurse to expert nurse (Laureate Education, videofile2 0.16sec)
While conducting an online school search, Walden University appears on my screen.
I began the application and was contacted by an enrollment officer who provided me with additional information. Walden University has a zero-discrimination policy in regard to admission, access to, and employment in its programs and activities (Walden University,2020).
Walden is efficient, adaptable, and adept at navigating resources to ensure their students’ success (Laureate Education, videofile2). As a newcomer to an online classroom environment, I’m looking for the best school available. When I conduct a search of their history as an online school, I am confident that I will never make a mistake with my selection. Notably, their professors’ track records.
My academic objectives align with Walden’s mission and vision. I will not accept anything less. I want to cross the finish line confident that I chose the best school possible for me. The support and resources are limitless, and they instill in you a sense of importance in pursuing your dreams.
Social Change Incorporation
Nursing is a field that changes at a rapid pace. You must be innovative and self-motivated in order to accelerate your progress. It is not static, and it is constantly changing, which means you must adapt to modernization in this field. Even in reality, we multitask. I have this vision in mind: that by adapting to change, I can prove my worth. I can be an invaluable source of information that can help advance your nursing career (Schimidt, K. (n.d.).Utilizing Professional Networking will pave the way for change to occur. Two heads are preferable to one. Seeking connections will be a tool that will assist you in making a change, whether you are looking for a new opportunity or not. Obtaining referrals or access to people who can help you change and advance your career. Coming from an old school and keeping up with the fast pace of modern technology is why I chose Nursing Informatics. I’m looking forward to completing this program and applying for positions in modern nursing.
(Executive Producer), Laureate Education (2018)
The Basis for Success (videofile).
Author Lydia Sweatt, Baltimore, MD
17 inspirational quotes to motivate you to achieve success, SUCCESS.
Archived from the original on November 3, 2016
K. Schimidt (n.d.).
5 Reasons Nurses Should Network Professionally
Archived from the original on October 12, 2018.
adapted from https://blog.bluepipes.com/5-reasons-nurses-should-be-serious-about-professional-networking/
University of Walden (n.d.).
https://www.waldenu.edu/college-of-nursing Retrieved June 5, 2020 from https://www.waldenu.edu/college-of-nursing
University of Walden (2011a).
Concerning the school.
University of Walden (2011b).
Vision, mission, and objectives
https://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=153&navoid=49950 Retrieved from https://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=153&navoid=49950