Assignment: Professional Development Plan

Assignment: Academic Success And Professional Development Plan Part 6: Finalizing The Plan

At some point in every construction project, efforts turn from design and the focus moves to actual construction. With the vision in place and the tools secured, the blueprint can be finalized and approved. Then it is time to put on hardhats and begin work.
Throughout the course you have developed aspects of your Academic and Professional Development Plan. You have thought a great deal about your vision and goals, your academic and professional network of support, research strategies and other tools you will need, the integrity of your work, and the value of consulting the work of others. With your portfolio in place, it is now time to finalize your blueprint for success.
Much as builders remain cognizant of the building standards as they plan and begin construction, nurses must remain mindful of the formal standards of practice that govern their specialties. A good understanding of these standards can help ensure that your success plan includes any steps necessary to excel within your chosen specialty.
In this Assignment you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by developing the final component–a review of your specialty standards of practice. You will also submit your final version of the document, including Parts 1–5.
To Prepare:

  • Review the scope and standards of practice or competencies related to your chosen specialty in the resources for this module.
  • Review the MSN specializations offered at Walden by viewing the module resource, Walden University. (n.d.). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
  • Examine professional organizations related to the specialization you have chosen and identify at least one to focus on for this Assignment.
  • Reflect on the thoughts you shared in the Discussion forum regarding your choice of a specialty, any challenges you have encountered in making this choice, and any feedback you have received from colleagues in the Discussion.

The Assignment:
Complete the following items and incorporate them into the final version of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan.

  • With the resources specific to the MSN specialization and the, Walden University. (n.d.). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), shared in this module, write a paragraph or make a Nursing Specialty Comparison table, comparing at least two nursing specialties that include your selected specialization and second-preferred specialization.
  • Write a 2- to 3-paragraph justification statement identifying your reasons for choosing your MSN specialization. Incorporate feedback you received from colleagues in this Module’s Discussion forum.
  • Identify the professional organization related to your chosen specialization for this Assignment, and explain how you can become an active member of this organization.

Note: Your final version of the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan should include all components as presented the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan template.Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 6: Finalizing the PlanAssignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 6: Finalizing the Plan

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NURS 6003: Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing
Academic and Professional Success Plan Template
 
Prepared by:
 
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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.
 
 
Week 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.
 
 
NETWORK MEMBER 1
 
Name:
 
 
Title:
 
 
Organization:
 
 
Academic or 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:
 
Notes:
 
 
 
 
NETWORK MEMBER 2
 
Name:
 
 
Title:
 
 
Organization:
 
 
Academic or 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:
 
Notes:
 
 
NETWORK MEMBER 3
 
Name:
 
 
Title:
 
 
Organization:
 
 
Academic or 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:
 
Notes:
 
NETWORK MEMBER 4
 
Name:
 
 
Title:
 
 
Organization:
 
 
Academic or 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:
 
Notes:
 
 
 
ADDITIONAL NETWORK MEMBERS
 
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.
 
 
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).
 
 
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.
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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