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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.
Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph.
my nursing specialty is Family Nurse Practitioner. The profession I want to compare it is to Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
an organization I would like to be a part of is the AANP (American association of nurse practitioners)
I chose Family nurse practitioner because I am an immigrant to this country, and this country has helped me grow and I want to give back to my community and especially the areas that are less fortunate than others. You can add other stuff as well.
2 sources with intext citations.
I will include the template in which to submit answers. Thanks!
NURS 6002: Foundations of Graduate Study Academic and Professional Success Plan Template Prepared by: Amed Abdullah This document is to be used for NURS 6002 Foundations of Graduate Study 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 • • • • Clearly and accurately identify at least two academic individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Clearly and accurately identify at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Clearly and thoroughly explain in detail why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Clearly and accurately explain how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse. Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph. NETWORK MEMBER 1 Name: Audrey J. Fulkerson Title: Associate Enrollement 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: Notes: I chose my nursing advisor specifically because they have been very valuable to me in the process of applying and registering for classes. This is the first university that I have had an advisor call me and make sure that I felt comfortable with classes and I was prepared for the present and future. NETWORK MEMBER 2 Name: Darlene Anderson Title: Nursing Supervisor Organization: TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 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: Notes: I can attribute a lot of my success to my nursing supervisor. I work in a relatively smaller hospital and my nursing supervisor has trust in me and allows me to perform tasks and duties from which I can learn from. She was a reason that I wanted to further my education because she gave me confidence in myself and my abilities. She knew I could be more than I am now. NETWORK MEMBER 3 Name: Debra Rose Title: Professor Organization: Tennessee State 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: Notes: This individual was my previous nursing professor in which I keep in contact with. She has taught me safe practices and encouraged me to further my education into teaching. She says that I am enthusiastic, and my enthusiasm will encourage others to learn as well. She will keep me motivated during this stressful time. NETWORK MEMBER 4
Name: Rasan Ismail Title: Registered Nurse Organization: TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 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: Notes: This individual is a co-worker of mine and a friend that I have known for many years. We graduated nursing school together and started the master’s program together. We complement each other and challenge each other. He will keep me motivated to learn and strive for excellence. Conclusion: These individuals will be a key part in my success at this university by providing education, moral and emotional support. Programs like these can be rigorous and by having a strong support system can alleviate unnecessary stress associated with the burden. Week 2 | Part 2: Academic Resources and Strategies • • • Clearly identify and accurately describe in detail at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program. Clearly identify and accurately describe in detail at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or in a specialty. Clearly and thoroughly explain in detail how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally. Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph.
ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 1 Academic Resource: American Psychological Association (APA) This resource will be very important for my progression in the master’s Program at Walden University. APA format is the preferred format for major research papers. By understanding the format, completing papers will become much simpler and allow me to focus on the major points instead of taking time on formatting. ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 2 Academic Resource: CINAHL Complete (EBSCO) “CINAHL complete is the world’s most comprehensive nursing and allied health research database, providing full text for more than 1,600 journals” (CINAHL, 2020). Research papers require up to date medical journals to validate the argument or teaching you are providing. By using this resource, you will be connected with many journals that are relevant to your area of study. Reference Library.ju.edu. (2020). CINAHL. [online] Available at: https://library.ju.edu/nursing/databases [Accessed 17 Jan. 2020]. ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 3 Academic Resource: Academic Skills Center (ASC) This resource is provided by Walden University to help students struggling in the program. This program is staff and students that provide tutoring, workshops, courses and writing help. This is an important resource by allowing me to focus on my weaknesses and allow somebody to help me and strengthen those areas. One of my weak areas is writing, and this would be an invaluable resource for me. Compare Nursing professions
PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 1 Professional Strategy: Evidence-Based Knowledge In my professional nursing practice, I must use evidence-based practice. By reviewing the evidence-based practice I will be able to provide quality care to special cases of younger and older generations, by understanding clinical situations based on relevant knowledge and information (Nln.org, 2020). References Nln.org. (2020). [online] Available at: http://www.nln.org/images/default-source/defaultalbum/essential_nursing_actions.gif?sfvrsn=0 [Accessed 17 Jan. 2020]. PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 2 Professional Strategy: Coordinate and Manage Care As a Family Nurse Practitioner in a primary care setting, I will be managing chronic conditions. One of the problems that will pose for me is managing the condition to maximize function and maintain independence (Nln.org, 2020). I will also be able to provide information to patients with conditions to help prevent acute exacerbations and allow them to manage the disease process as well. References Nln.org. (2020). [online] Available at: http://www.nln.org/images/default-source/defaultalbum/essential_nursing_actions.gif?sfvrsn=0 [Accessed 17 Jan. 2020]. PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 3 Professional Strategy: Make Situational Decisions This strategy will allow me to consider patient wishes, experiences, culture, strengths and expectations of care provided (Nln.org, 2020). Cultural sensitivity is important for care because cultures differ, and you would not want to unintentionally disrespect an individual because you are not familiar. This also includes using your interdisciplinary team which includes nurses, providers, case managers, and family members to analyze risk and benefits of treatment plans (Nln.org, 2020). References Nln.org. (2020).
[online] Available at: http://www.nln.org/images/default-source/defaultalbum/essential_nursing_actions.gif?sfvrsn=0 [Accessed 17 Jan. 2020]. Conclusion I have provided multiple professional and academic strategies that will lead to my success in the family nurse practitioner program at Walden University. I will be able to elevate my assignments by providing up to date nursing journals and well-structured papers. During my practice the strategies will allow me to care for patients to the best of my abilities. I will be able to make safe decisions, be culturally sensitive and also build trust with the patient. 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). Utilize headings formatted in proper APA throughout each Part to clearly identify key topic area requirements. Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph. 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: • • • • • Clearly and accurately explains in detail the relationship between academic integrity and writing. Clearly and accurately explains in detail the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics. Accurately cite at least 2 resources that fully support your arguments, being sure to use proper APA formatting. Use Grammarly and SafeAssign to improve the product. Clearly and accurately describe in detail how Grammarly, SafeAssign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity. Include sufficient evidence that Grammarly and SafeAssign were utilized to improve responses. According to Walden University “academic integrity is essential for each student’s intellectual development” (Walden University, 2017).
Personal responsibility and accountability are encouraged in master’s level programs. Individual schools will have code of conducts pertaining to academic dishonesty and plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as an intentionally or unintentionally using other authors work as your own, without proper citations. One of the most common types of plagiarism is using an author’s ideas without paraphrasing or synthesizing the original material (Plagiarism, 2020). If you are to produce a piece of literature, you must be able to cite and reference relevant studies to improve your argument or research. Professionals ethics is a standard that is adopted by individuals to come to conclusions on certain topics that the general population would not be able to solve. Some of those components include honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability, confidentiality, objective, respect and abiding by the laws (Anon, 2020). Compare Nursing professions
Scholarly ethics go hand in hand with professional ethics with the same foundation of honesty, and integrity. Some important elements that differ include informed consent for individuals participating in studies, compliance, exclusion of discrimination, and confidentiality (Asha.org, 2020). I use Grammarly often before submitting assignments to make sure that I have not unintentionally plagiarized. Since starting the program at Walden University, I have been introduced to SafeAssign, which is like Grammarly. Walden University provides this resource for students to improve their writing. This specific assignment was submitted to SafeAssign and the match report was 100% because of the template that was used and submitted by the multiple students attending this program. The work that I provided in the template did not show any similar matches which Is helpful by allowing me to go ahead and submit assignments or revise to avoid plagiarizing. PART 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work Expand on your thoughts from Part 1 by: • • Clearly identifying and accurately 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 clearly developed review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional. I will be able to maintain integrity and ethics in the Walden University program by taking advantage of resources provided by the university which includes SafeAssign and the Student Writing Center. The use relevant studies will allow me to understand the topics researched and allow me to synthesis works to make it my own. Professional for my patients I will be honest and transparent when discussion disease processes, diagnostic studies, and treatments. I must not discriminate between patients based on culture and beliefs that are not like mine because I am involved in a professional that must care for individuals regardless of prejudice. References Academicguides.waldenu.edu. (2017). Compare Nursing professions
Walden University. [online] Available at: https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=36454559 [Accessed 26 Jan. 2020]. Anon, (2020). Professional Ethics. [online] Available at: http://www.academicroom.com/topics/what-is-professional-ethics [Accessed 26 Jan. 2020]. Asha.org. (2020). Issues in Ethics: Ethics in Research and Scholarly Activity, Including Protection of Research Participants. [online] Available at: https://www.asha.org/Practice/ethics/Ethics-in-Research-and-Scholarly-Activity/ [Accessed 26 Jan. 2020]. Plagiarism.org. (2020). Compare Nursing professions
What is Plagiarism? – Plagiarism.org. [online] Available at: https://www.plagiarism.org/article/what-is-plagiarism [Accessed 26 Jan. 2020]. 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. Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph. 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/concept s presented in the article Health care associated infections Sedwick, M. J., Lance-Smith, M., Reeder, S. J. & Nardi, J. (2012). Using Evidence-Based Practice to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Vol 32. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4037/ccn2012964 Prevention of infection Patient care and discharge Strengths of the Research The findings can be generalize d Uses Kollef’s Research SMART Analysis Matrix approach Add more rows if necessary Limitations/Weakness es of the Research The research is limited to a single hospital Worked on the assumption that every personnel understood the VAP bundle High standard data analysis Lacks substantial depth on the issue under review Relatively easy to understan d the findings Inflexibility Relevancy to Topic of Interest Provides substantial information on the topic Notes The article uses quality data collection and analysis Shows the effectivenes s of the research SMART approach increases the quality Touches on a major issue surrounding health Article made easy for nurses to apply effectively The article is reliable The research involved a single area care– associated infections The data is consistent, precise, and reliable Professionall y done The timeframe (JanuaryDecember ) makes the findings more reliable Increased reliability and applicability Indeed, I would use the selected article to inform professional practice for various reasons. First, it was authored not more than 10 years ago, and the information presented is still very relevant today. Besides that, the authors command a substantial authority in health care practice. For instance, the lead author is a clinical nurse educator in the intensive care and cardiothoracic intensive care units. Further, the article provides reliable and relevant information on the prevention of ventilatorassociated pneumonia, answering all the questions on the subject. Compare Nursing professions
Last and most importantly, the information is evidence-based thus making it factual and recommended for professional use. Step 2: Summary of Analysis • Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following: o Clearly and accurately describe in detail your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research. o Clearly identify and accurately describe in detail at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research. o Provide a complete, detailed, and specific synthesis of at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research. o Integrate at least one outside resource and 2-3 course specific resources to fully support your summary. There are various methods of identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research. Compare Nursing professions
The first involves a limited database search for only peer-reviewed articles. This is effective for the websites that allow the user to limit the search to specific elements (Evaluating Sources, 2013). For instance, Google Scholar allows users to filter content in a range of ways. Besides that, checking the articles on the Ulrichsweb database can prove highly beneficial in the analysis of peer-reviewed content (How to recognize, n.d). The website is reputable, and it is a vast collection of information, usually presented in a detailed manner, about thousands of academic journals, articles, peer-reviewed titles, and other non-scholarly materials. Also, some articles are already indicated as peerreviewed thus making it easy for the scholar to identify them. The two strategies I found most effective in finding peer-reviewed research are using the right databases and limiting the search to peer-reviewed content only. Compare Nursing professions
Utilizing the right databases in searching for peer-reviewed research enables one to access the needed work easily, and depending on the databases, a plethora of articles might be available easily. Preferably, large, multidisciplinary, frequently used databases such as ProQuest and Scopus are more recommendable as compared to other databases. On the other hand, a limited search helps filter unwanted content by providing the most fitting articles depending on the specifics provided such as peer-reviewed research. Through this, I can always find quality, credible, and reliable peer-reviewed content and use it effectively. I intend on using the online libraries as a useful resource for finding peerreviewed research in the future. Fundamentally, the dedication of academic libraries into providing scholars with quality content is irrefutable, and thus, I am confident that I can always find reputable and credible … Compare Nursing professions