Discussion: Networking Opportunities NURS 6003

Discussion: Networking Opportunities NURS 6003

Discussion: Networking Opportunities NURS 6003

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.

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.

Required Readings NURS 6003 Discussion: Networking Opportunities Week 1

Schmidt, K. (n.d.). 5 reasons nurses should engage in professional networking [Blog post]. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://blog.bluepipes.com/5-reasons-nurses-should-take-professional-networking-seriously/

Nurse.org. (n.d.). List of nursing organizations. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://nurse.org/orgs.shtml

Walden University. (n.d.). Connect to Walden. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.waldenu.edu/connect

Review the College of Nursing’s vision and mission.

Walden University. (n.d.). Walden University catalog. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://catalog.waldenu.edu

Walden University. (n.d.). College of Nursing. Retrieved October June 5, 2020, from https://www.waldenu.edu/about/colleges-schools/college-of-nursing

Select College of Nursing, then Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Review the MSN Learning Outcomes on this page. Discussion: Networking Opportunities NURS 6003

Select Introduction, then the link “Vision, Mission, and Goals” under the Introduction header. Review Walden’s vision, mission, and goals.

Walden University. (n.d.). Walden University catalog. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://catalog.waldenu.edu

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

Wofford, P. (2018). 10 networking tips for nurses who hate networking. Retrieved from https://nurse.org/articles/tips-for-nurse-networking/

Document: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Document: Discussion Posting Exemplars (PDF)

Discussion: Networking Opportunities NURS 6003

My name is C.T and I am a new graduate Emergency Department Nurse. I recently just graduated in May and I have been working in my new role since July. While in school I provided tutoring to students in various classes which led me obtain a passion for teaching. My ultimate end goal is to become a nursing school and clinical instructor to undergraduate students. In addition, I plan to start a mentoring program for nursing students and new graduate nurses to provide support and advice to people in need. To be in the teaching profession, I knew that I needed to further my education to reach my professional goals.

Vision, Mission & Social Change

Walden University was referred to me by a colleague that also attended here and obtained her advanced practice degree. In doing my research of various programs, Walden’s program intrigued me because of the flexibility and dedication to professional development that they provided. As an aspiring professor, I want to uplift and contribute to change to upcoming nurses which relates to Walden University’s mission statement which is to “provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves so that they can provide social change.” (Walden University, 2020) Being a professor, I want to instill lifelong knowledge to my students and leave an impression that motivates more students to want to become a professor just like me. There is a nursing school professor shortage and I want to help change that which will contribute to ending the nursing shortage we have today. Walden’s vision correlates with my professional goals because the knowledge I obtain from this school will help me spread what I know to other aspiring nurses that will eventually be working in various communities.    Discussion: Networking Opportunities NURS 6003

Program Outcomes

Being an educator and leader, you must be able to communicate effectively which of one Walden’s learning outcomes. Effective communication is essential in being an educator and setting an example for other students. At the end of this program, I want to be a Nursing Educator that knows how to give information correctly and have professional dialog with my students. Also, I would like to know how to effectively assess and plan different diagnoses to become more competent in different disease processes. (Walden University, 2020) This goal is instilled in Walden’s MSN outcomes and will help me become more knowledgeable and be able to efficiently educate my students. As a future educator, my beliefs and goals are very similar to Walden’s Vision, Mission, and Goals. Proving a better education to the community is my passion and enhancing my knowledge through Walden University will ensure that I am prepared in my mission.

References

2019–2020 Walden University Catalog. Vision, Mission, and Goals (March 2020). (2020). Retrieved August 30, 2020, from https://catalog.waldenu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=172

2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020). (2020). Retrieved August 30, 2020, fromhttps://catalog.waldenu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=172

Walden University, (2020), Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Informatics- in Nursing (MSN), Retrieved from https://www.waldenu.edu/online-masters-programs/msn-nursing-informatics

Hi C…,

When reading your post, I was impressed that as a new graduate you have already decided on a career path in education. The one bit of advice I wish had been offered to me when I was first starting out is to keep my options open. Don’t get me wrong, I have loved my career in the OR, but sometimes I wonder what would have happened if I had explored other options earlier on. The field of nursing offers an array of opportunities and one ever knows what doors may open. Schmidt asserted that “…developing a professional network with a broad scope will help you move in a new direction if desired” (2018, p.3).

During my career, one of the networking options that I have found most valuable is my membership with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). Likewise, there are many associations for nurse educators that can provide you with tools and networking options to be successful in this arena.  One that comes to mind is the National League for Nursing (NLN) which offers “professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives” (NLN, 2020). Sometimes there are even discounted memberships available for students. I am a full believer of taking advantage of any knowledge source available.

References

National League for Nursing, (2018). The voice of nursing education. Retrieved on September 4, 2020 from http://www.nln.org/

Schmidt, K., (2018). 5 Reasons nurses should engage in professional networking. Retrieved September 2, 2020 from https://blog.bluepipes.com/5-reasons-nurses-should-take-professional-networking-seriously/

Peer Response 2

C…, I am so excited to hear that you have chosen not only the Emergency Department as your specialization but that you have intentions of going forward to educate our new younger generations of nurses coming through the rigorous program. The ED has been my home for 15 years and I love seeing nurses coming in green and blossom into successful independent warriors in the ED. Reading your discussion I am going to guess you have either just completed your orientation or are coming up on completing it. Congratulations! I commend your hard work and dedication and I am sure you will have lots of experiences by the time you move into the role of instructor.

Educating new nurses inside or outside of a clinical setting is crucial to their success in their career. In an article by the Journal of Emergency Nursing it talks about how imperative it is that new graduates coming into the ED spend time “ reinforcing their knowledge, learn and practice new techniques, increase their organization skills, develop their ability to prioritize, and become comfortable with the emergency nurses role” (Loiseau et al., 2003). As an instructor you will be able to help lay the foundation for your students to be successful when they enter the world of nursing. Taking mentoring classes and learning from your own experiences through your orientation process will be an asset that you will be able to bring forward to your own students someday. Classroom settings are great foundations, but they are not as valuable as real-world experiences in my opinion. A simulation manikin cannot replace the hands-on touch of a person but with your knowledge you can bring that simulation to life.

I remember crying more then not during my first year of nursing and I also remember how important my preceptor was for me but also remembering everything my instructors had taught me in school. They brought a wealth of knowledge to me personally and professionally and it holds true today when I sit back and think about my own path. Nursing burnout and stress are a big factor and you are correct that communication will help you to improve your overall goal of developing well rounded nurses. Nurses are in short supply and high demand and stress plays a big role in that. In an article in the Nursing Research journal it talks primarily about “the effect that stress has on the health and performance of nursing students can be mediated by other life stressors, as well as personal, behavioral, social and environmental factors that are experienced during school or earlier in life” (Alvarez et all., 2019).  Every one of us who has gone through nursing school has experienced stress and burnout and we had not even stepped foot inside of a hospital. As a leader and educator you can help your students develop coping skills to take on the stress they will experience, as well as, give them your own experiencing and how you worked through challenges you faced. You will also be able to motivate your students to push through those days of doubts and show them not every day is gloomy, there are many exciting and rewarding days in the field of nursing. Good luck to you Chanel.

References

Loiseau, D., Kitchen, K., & Edgar, L. (2003). A Comprehensive ED orientation for new graduates in the emergency department: The 4-year experience of one Canadian teaching hospital. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 29(6), 522-527. https://eds-a-ebscohost-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/eds/detail/detail?vid=6&sid=b2a40d39-a8ee-4caf-b12d-96c72ba1ca7b%40sessionmgr4006&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmUmc2NvcGU9c2l0ZQ%3d%3d#AN=S0099176703004896&db=edselp

Alvarez Olvera, H.A., Provencio-Vasquez, E., Slavich, G.M., Laurent, J., Browning, M., McKee-Lopez, G., Robbins, L., & Spengler, J.D. (2019). Stress and Health in Nursing Students: The Nurse Engagement and Wellness Study. Nursing Research, 68(6), 453-463. http://ovidsp.dc2.ovid.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/ovid-b/ovidweb.cgi?QS2=434f4e1a73d37e8c8b3eab7e2fc8fd7cdcfd800ae06bf728a28a7d636a9e5c9a9c9d36b0f7f34ae2c738d2b3d20384c

My Goals and University Vision and Mission

I have been a nurse for seven years and in these seven years I have become interested in advancing my career.  The only way to do so, is by achieving my Master’s degree.  In order to achieve my goal in the next five to ten years of a nursing leader, I have decided on the educational path of Nurse Executive.  I began my search for the right program last year to help achieve this goal.

When I came across Walden University I was at first skeptical.  I didn’t know if this was the right school for me.  My first inquisition of the program gave me a different insight after speaking to an admissions recruiter.  Walden University’s Mission states “The College of Nursing envisions recognition as a preeminent 21st-century school of nursing in which the contributions of nursing, health, and related sciences will transform the provision of nursing services along the continuum of care and across the human life span to meet the needs of individuals and local and global communities.” (Walden University, 2020, para. 4).  This statement helped my decision of choosing this University to help me gain my professional growth.  The words “the contributions of nursing, health and related sciences will transform the provision of nursing services” (Walden University, 2020, para. 4) explains what a Nurse Executive is and what the goal of the program entails.  I wanted a school that would be more than just a degree but would show a different insight by the words of their Mission and Vision.

Outcomes and Perspectives

Sue Subocz, PhD states in her message “Throughout your journey toward graduation, please remember that you are never alone.” (Subocz, PhD, S., 2020) and this is more than words to myself.  The online catalog page on the Walden University website is an excellent guide for academic growth.  The catalog helps direct students to different online resources to help guide and grow personal academic growth.  In my current role, I am able to utilize these resources to help grow in leading teams and develop leadership relationships.  My goal is to be a Nurse Leader and Walden University has shown different ways to help grow me academically and professionally throughout the program outcomes and perspectives.  I want to grow into a Leader that transforms nursing to another level.  Receiving my Master’s degree from Walden University will help achieve this goal.

Bibliography

College of Nursing | Walden University. (2020). Walden University. https://www.waldenu.edu/about/colleges-schools/college-of-nursing.

History | About Us | Walden University. (2020). History. https://www.waldenu.edu/about/who-we-are/history.

Subocz, PhD, S. (2020). A Message for Students. 2020–2021 Walden University Catalog (September 2020). https://catalog.waldenu.edu.

Hello all,

THIS AREA IS YOUR WEEK 1 DISCUSSION. THIS AREA IS NOT YOUR CLASS CAFE.

Networking Opportunities

This week you begin to lay the foundation for your academic and professional success. Your efforts begin with a vision, which 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 members of the professional community can also help you to clarify your vision.

This week’s Discussion asks you to think about how the Walden mission and vision and the College of Nursing mission and vision apply to your professional and academic goals. You will also begin to identify individuals and teams that can help you along the way, as you begin to design the “blueprint”—your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan—that will guide you toward your own vision for academic and professional success.

 

Post your Main Post By Day 3 (January 13, 2021 by 11:59pm Mountain Time)

Post a brief post introducing yourself to your colleagues. Include an explanation for 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.

Support main post with (3) three or more current, credible sources and cite source within content of posting and on a reference list in proper APA.

 

Post your (2) two Peer Responses By Day 6 (January 16, 2021 by 11:59pm Mountain Time)

Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by suggesting additional individuals and/or teams with whom to collaborate or by offering additional networking strategies.

Be sure to offer support from at least (2) two current, credible sources in each required response to classmates’ main post and cite per APA.

 

The below information is also within the Course Announcements.

 

Cite your sources:

Question: So, what exactly does Walden University require Dr Gatlin to evaluate regarding citations and the listing of references cited within the written work?

Answer: Per the Discussion Grading Rubric concerning source utilization Dr Gatlin will evaluate for:

Main Post: Three (3) sources listed with each of those sources cited in the written work per APA format as indicated within the Discussion exemplar within your course resources.

Peer Responses: Two (2) sources listed, with each of those sources cited in the written work per APA format.

*Concerning source utilization: In short – do not list a source in the reference list and not cite it within the written work; nor cite a source in the written work without including it within your reference list. This action cost you valuable points as the discussion post point value is weighted as indicated within the rubric.

 

Label your post:

Label your Discussion Post:

Main Post, Response #1, Response #2

Unlabeled Post leaves the Instructor with no choice but to grade the post as they are dated per submission. The order of grading for unlabeled post will be Main Post initially, Peer Response 1, and lastly Peer Response 2. This unfortunately can result in a tremendous value of points being deducted.

 

Discussion example and additional information:

Refer to announcement #8 for a Discussion example.

Ensure you have fully reviewed the elements within course announcements # 2,4,7 and 8 regarding Discussion elements

Participation requirements: In order to receive full participation credit, you must participate in the discussions during the 6-day active discussion period on three (3) different calendar dates. The 6-day active period is from Monday (Day 1) through Saturday (Day 6).

The Week 1 discussion will close for participation and scoring purposes on (Day 6) Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:59pm MT. At that point, the Discussion will lock and you will be unable to submit any Discussion Post even if you are actively within the discussion during that time.  For the Weeks requiring Discussion participation (Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6) there is a six (6) day active period (Monday, Day 1 through Saturday, Day 6) allowed for Discussion participation. No allowances for participation will be made outside of the six (6) day (Monday, Day 1 through Saturday, Day 6) Discussion period.

Attachments: For discussions, write or cut/paste (ctrl c/ctrl v) directly into the text box. Attachments are not allowed – nor will be graded, rather a zero -0- score will be awarded. Meaning that uploading a file will not be counted for a grade, so please make sure you to post directly in the discussion area. Note: If you want to type it in MS Word, .doc, .docx first, then copy/paste (ctrl c/ctrl v) into the discussion that is perfectly acceptable.

As a reminder, as you interact with your peers within the discussions, I will deliberately post additional information. This is intended to take advantage of every possible opportunity to share information with you regarding this course as well beneficial information and tips for your future courses.

Please review the Week 1 discussion Instructions and grading rubric before you participate in the Week 1 Discussion.

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Main Posting
Points Range: 45 (45%) – 50 (50%)
Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources.

Supported by at least three current, credible sources.

Written clearly and concisely with no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

Points Range: 40 (40%) – 44 (44%)
Responds to the discussion question(s) and is reflective with critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

At least 75% of post has exceptional depth and breadth.

Supported by at least three credible sources.

Written clearly and concisely with one or no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

Points Range: 35 (35%) – 39 (39%)
Responds to some of the discussion question(s).

One or two criteria are not addressed or are superficially addressed.

Is somewhat lacking reflection and critical analysis and synthesis.

Somewhat represents knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

Post is cited with two credible sources.

Written somewhat concisely; may contain more than two spelling or grammatical errors.

Contains some APA formatting errors.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 34 (34%)
Does not respond to the discussion question(s) adequately.

Lacks depth or superficially addresses criteria.

Lacks reflection and critical analysis and synthesis.

Does not represent knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

Contains only one or no credible sources.

Not written clearly or concisely.

Contains more than two spelling or grammatical errors.

Does not adhere to current APA manual writing rules and style.
Main Post: Timeliness
Points Range: 10 (10%) – 10 (10%)
Posts main post by day 3.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Does not post by day 3.
First Response
Points Range: 17 (17%) – 18 (18%)
Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings.

Responds fully to questions posed by faculty.

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources.

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives.

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed.

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

Points Range: 15 (15%) – 16 (16%)
Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings.

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed.

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources.

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

Points Range: 13 (13%) – 14 (14%)
Response is on topic and may have some depth.

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication.

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed.

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 12 (12%)
Response may not be on topic and lacks depth.

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication.

Responses to faculty questions are missing.

No credible sources are cited.
Second Response
Points Range: 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings.

Responds fully to questions posed by faculty.

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources.

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives.

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed.

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

Points Range: 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings.

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed.

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources.

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

Points Range: 12 (12%) – 13 (13%)
Response is on topic and may have some depth.

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication.

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed.

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 11 (11%)
Response may not be on topic and lacks depth.

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication.

Responses to faculty questions are missing.

No credible sources are cited.
Participation
Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Meets requirements for participation by posting on three different days.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Does not meet requirements for participation by posting on 3 different days.
Total Points: 100
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