NURS 6003: Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing Discussions & Assignments


Module 1 (Week 1): Networking for Academic and Professional Success

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Foundation of Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: The Journey Begins [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Networking and Collaboration [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Analyze relationships among Walden’s vision, mission, goals, and social change initiatives to professional and academic goals
Analyze the relationship between MSN program outcomes and perspectives to professional and academic goals
Identify academic and professional collaborators for academic and professional success
Identify concepts for Walden student readiness
Identify individuals or teams to collaborate with for success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse
Due By Assignment
Week 1, Days 1–2 Read the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose Part 1 of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 3 Post your initial Discussion post.
Begin to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to work on of Part 1 of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 4 Continue to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to work on Part 1 of your Assignment
Week 1, Day 5 Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to compose your final draft of Part 1 of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 6 Post two peer Discussion responses.
Continue to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to compose your final draft of Part 1 of your Assignment.
Week 1, Day 7 Wrap up Discussion.
Final day to complete Quiz.
Deadline to submit your final draft of Part 1 of your Assignment.
Photo Credit: David Baumber/Vetta/Getty Images

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

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/

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

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

Select College of Health Sciences, then Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Review the MSN Learning Outcomes on this page.

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

Select Introduction, then review the vision, mission, and goals.

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/

Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Discussion Posting Exemplars (PDF)

Discussion: Networking Opportunities
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.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 1 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 1
To participate in this Discussion:

Week 1 Discussion

Quiz: Walden’s Student Readiness Orientation
You probably have a lot of questions (and perhaps some hesitation) about the journey you are undertaking. How do I navigate the online classroom? How can I have access to a library in this environment? The Student Readiness Orientation (SRO) minicourse available on your MyWalden page provides answers to such questions and helps ensure you understand how to navigate the online classroom and utilize the many resources available to you as a student at Walden.

The Readiness Check will help you determine your prepardness for navigating the online classroom.

The questions presented on the Quiz are derived from the readiness check presented in the SRO.

Click on the Week 1 Quiz link after you have read the directions carefully.

The readiness check includes 15 questions in various formats including true/false and multiple choice. If you score 12 or below, please retake the exam. You may retake the exam as many times as you would like in order to achieve your desired score. Your highest score will be recorded. To retake the Quiz, click on “Take Test Again” (this does not appear as a hyperlink but works as a hyperlink when you click on the area).

To view the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly, click on your score in the “My Grades” area.

To Prepare:

Review the Walden’s SRO found on your MyWalden page.
By Day 7
Complete the quiz.

Submission and Grading Information
Submit Your Quiz by Day 7 of Week 1
To submit your Quiz:

Week 1 Quiz

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.

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.
By Day 7 of Week 1
Submit Part 1 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK1Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 1 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 1 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK1Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 1 Assignment Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity
To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 1 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 1
To submit your Assignment:

Week 1 Assignment

Next Module
To go to the next Module:

Module 2

Module 2 (Weeks 2-3): Academic and Professional Strategies and Resources

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Your Toolbox for Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Strategies and Resources for Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Recommend solutions for academic questions or concerns
Analyze resources and strategies for academic success
Analyze resources and strategies for professional success
Formulate strategies for effective online learning related to planning, time management, communication, and technology use
Construct elements of an Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Due By Assignment
Week 2, Days 1–2 Read the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Week 2, Day 3 Post your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 2, Days 4-5 Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 2, Day 6 Post two peer Discussion responses.
Week 2, Day 7 Wrap up discussion.
Week 3, Days 1-6 Continue to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 3, Day 7 Deadline to submit Part 2 of your Assignment.
Photo Credit: ContentWorks / Creatas Video / Getty Images

Learning Resources
Required Readings
American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Resources to succeed. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/

Kauffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13. Retrieved from https://journal.alt.ac.uk/index.php/rlt/article/view/1648/pdf_13

Online Colleges. (n.d.). 10 traits of a successful online learner. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.onlinecollege.org/2011/07/14/10-traits-of-a-successful-online-learner/

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Scholarly voice: Active and passive voice. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive

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

Note: Download and review the College of Nursing template by navigating to “Program-Specific Templates” and then “College of Nursing” and selecting “College of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: College of Nursing Writing Template with Instructions. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-20293632

Note: Download and review the College of Nursing template by selecting the “General Templates” link and then selecting “College of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Writing a paper: Revising. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/revising

10 Tips for Being a Successful Online Learner (PDF)

Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Required Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Tips for effective online composition and communication [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions
In Module 1, you began building a foundation for your success by considering a network-individuals and teams who can help you to clarify and execute on the vision. A network is most helpful when you are comfortable asking questions. Chances are other members of your network have experienced similar questions and may have helped guide others toward resolutions that can now be helpful.

In this Discussion, focus on the questions you are ready to ask as your journey begins. Keep in mind that sharing questions is often a great way to help others who have similar questions even if they do not realize it!

To prepare:

Reflect on questions or concerns you might have as you begin the MSN program.
Consider the individuals, teams, and departments you previously considered in Module 1 as well as how they may provide support with addressing these questions and concerns.
By Day 3 of Week 2
Post any questions or concerns that you are willing to share with the group. The Discussion board represents an opportunity to network with your course colleagues, and others may have the same questions or concerns.

By Day 6 of Week 2
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering a possible resolution to their questions/concerns with supporting documentation, if possible, or expanding on their thinking and providing an example as support.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 2 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 2
To participate in this Discussion:

Week 2 Discussion

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Part 2: Academic Resources and Strategies
New construction projects begin with a design phase, where architects blueprint the vision complete with design details. They work in collaboration with builders who use the designs to prepare the appropriate strategies, tools, and materials to bring the vision to reality. You are both architect and builder of your success. You have started to blueprint your vision in your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan. You have identified others with whom you will collaborate. Now you can begin to prepare the appropriate strategies, tools, and materials

How will you approach your studies? What types of resources are available to you, and how will you access and utilize them? Taking the opportunity to prepare these strategies, tools, and materials will help ensure you can “break ground” without incident and successfully move to the phase where you begin building your vision.

To Prepare:

Consider your goals for academic accomplishments while a student of the MSN program.
Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources for this module.
The Assignment:

In this Assignment, you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by appending the original document you began in the previous Assignment to develop the second component—academic resources and strategies. To accomplish this:

Identify and describe at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program
Identify and describe at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or your specialty in particular
Explain how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally.
By Day 7 of Week 3
Submit your completed Assignment.

Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 3 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 3 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 3 Assignment Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity
To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 3 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 3
To submit your Assignment:

Week 3 Assignment

Next Module
To go to the next module:

Module 3

Module 2 (Weeks 2-3): Academic and Professional Strategies and Resources

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Your Toolbox for Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Strategies and Resources for Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Recommend solutions for academic questions or concerns
Analyze resources and strategies for academic success
Analyze resources and strategies for professional success
Formulate strategies for effective online learning related to planning, time management, communication, and technology use
Construct elements of an Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Due By Assignment
Week 2, Days 1–2 Read the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Week 2, Day 3 Post your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 2, Days 4-5 Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 2, Day 6 Post two peer Discussion responses.
Week 2, Day 7 Wrap up discussion.
Week 3, Days 1-6 Continue to compose Part 2 of your Assignment.
Week 3, Day 7 Deadline to submit Part 2 of your Assignment.
Photo Credit: ContentWorks / Creatas Video / Getty Images

Learning Resources
Required Readings
American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Resources to succeed. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/

Kauffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13. Retrieved from https://journal.alt.ac.uk/index.php/rlt/article/view/1648/pdf_13

Online Colleges. (n.d.). 10 traits of a successful online learner. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.onlinecollege.org/2011/07/14/10-traits-of-a-successful-online-learner/

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Scholarly voice: Active and passive voice. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive

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

Note: Download and review the College of Nursing template by navigating to “Program-Specific Templates” and then “College of Nursing” and selecting “College of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: College of Nursing Writing Template with Instructions. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-20293632

Note: Download and review the College of Nursing template by selecting the “General Templates” link and then selecting “College of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Writing a paper: Revising. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/revising

10 Tips for Being a Successful Online Learner (PDF)

Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Required Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Tips for effective online composition and communication [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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–Downloads–
Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions
In Module 1, you began building a foundation for your success by considering a network-individuals and teams who can help you to clarify and execute on the vision. A network is most helpful when you are comfortable asking questions. Chances are other members of your network have experienced similar questions and may have helped guide others toward resolutions that can now be helpful.

In this Discussion, focus on the questions you are ready to ask as your journey begins. Keep in mind that sharing questions is often a great way to help others who have similar questions even if they do not realize it!

To prepare:

Reflect on questions or concerns you might have as you begin the MSN program.
Consider the individuals, teams, and departments you previously considered in Module 1 as well as how they may provide support with addressing these questions and concerns.
By Day 3 of Week 2
Post any questions or concerns that you are willing to share with the group. The Discussion board represents an opportunity to network with your course colleagues, and others may have the same questions or concerns.

By Day 6 of Week 2
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering a possible resolution to their questions/concerns with supporting documentation, if possible, or expanding on their thinking and providing an example as support.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 2 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 2
To participate in this Discussion:

Week 2 Discussion

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Part 2: Academic Resources and Strategies
New construction projects begin with a design phase, where architects blueprint the vision complete with design details. They work in collaboration with builders who use the designs to prepare the appropriate strategies, tools, and materials to bring the vision to reality. You are both architect and builder of your success. You have started to blueprint your vision in your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan. You have identified others with whom you will collaborate. Now you can begin to prepare the appropriate strategies, tools, and materials

How will you approach your studies? What types of resources are available to you, and how will you access and utilize them? Taking the opportunity to prepare these strategies, tools, and materials will help ensure you can “break ground” without incident and successfully move to the phase where you begin building your vision.

To Prepare:

Consider your goals for academic accomplishments while a student of the MSN program.
Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources for this module.
The Assignment:

In this Assignment, you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by appending the original document you began in the previous Assignment to develop the second component—academic resources and strategies. To accomplish this:

Identify and describe at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program
Identify and describe at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or your specialty in particular
Explain how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally.
By Day 7 of Week 3
Submit your completed Assignment.

Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 3 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 3 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK3Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 3 Assignment Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity
To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:

Submit your Week 3 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 3
To submit your Assignment:

Week 3 Assignment

Next Module
To go to the next module:

Module 3

Module 3 (Weeks 4-5): Academic and Professional Integrity

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Academic and Professional Integrity [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Academic and Professional Integrity [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Identify APA formatting rules
Analyze the relationship between academic integrity and writing
Analyze the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics
Analyze strategies for maintaining integrity and ethics in academic work
Analyze strategies for maintaining integrity and ethics in professional work
Analyze how paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity
Due By Assignment
Week 4, Days 1–4 Read the Learning Resources.
Begin to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Begin to compose Part 3 of your Assignment.
Week 4, Days 5-6 Continue to check your knowledge with the Quiz.
Continue to compose Part 3 of your Assignment.
Week 4, Day 7 Final day to complete Quiz.
Week 5, Days 1-6 Continue to compose Part 3 of your Assignment.
Week 5, Day 7 Deadline to submit Part 3 of your Assignment.
Photo Credit: Caiafilm / Caiafilm / Getty Images

Learning Resources
Required Readings
American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. Retrieved from https://www.nursingworld.org/coe-view-only

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Chapter 1, “Writing for the Behavioral and Social Sciences”
Section 1.10, “Plagiarism and Self-Plagiarism”
Chapter 4, “The Mechanics of Style”
Chapter 6, “Crediting Sources”
Section 6.01, “Plagiarism”
Section 6.02, “Self-Plagiarism”
Chapter 7, “Reference Examples”
Boykins, A., & Gilmore, M. (2012). Ethical decision making in online graduate nursing education and implications for professional practice. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 8(1), 1-18. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.18785/ojhe.0801.04

Glasper, A. (2016). Does cheating by students undermine the integrity of the nursing profession? British Journal of Nursing, 25(16), 932–933. doi:10.12968/bjon.2016.25.16.932

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

National League for Nursing. (2012). Ethical principles for nursing education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 33(1), 65. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from http://www.nln.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/ethical-principles-for-nursing-education-final-final-010312.pdf

Walden University Academic Skills Center. (n.d.). ASC success strategies: Plagiarism. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCplagiarism

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). APA style: Overview. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa

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

Document: APA Basics Checklist: Citations, Reference List, and Style (PDF)

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

Document: Citing a Discussion Posting in APA Style (PDF)

Document: Citing a Laureate Video in APA Style (PDF)

Document: Common APA Style and Formatting Challenges (PDF)

Document: Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity (PDF)

Quiz: APA Style and Format
As a nurse embarking on an advanced degree, you are developing the characteristics of a scholar-practitioner, which include strong communication skills. Writing in a scholarly manner involves supporting your thoughts with evidence from the literature and appropriately using APA formatting.

One of the challenges of scholarly writing is paraphrasing the thoughts of others in your work. Paraphrasing, and correctly citing the original author for his or her ideas, allows you to take the ideas of others, summarize them, and incorporate them into your own writing. When summarizing the ideas of others, it is important to avoid plagiarizing (i.e., copying the words and ideas of others as though they were your own). In addition to expanding your knowledge of APA Style, this modules’s Learning Resources help you distinguish between paraphrasing and plagiarizing.

This Quiz will help you determine how your understanding of these concepts and prepardness to reflect them in your work. The questions presented on the Quiz are derived from the Resources related to APA writing standards, plagiarism, and academic integrity.

To Prepare:

Review the Resources related to APA Style and format this Module presents.
Click on the “Week 4 Quiz” link to begin.

By Day 7 of Week 4
Complete the Quiz.

Note: To view the questions you answered correctly and incorrectly, click on your score in the “My Grades” area.

Submission and Grading Information
Submit Your Quiz by Day 7 of Week 4
To submit your Quiz:

Week 4 Quiz

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Part 3: Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics
Nurse-scholars have a significant obligation to their community as well. Their work must have academic and professional integrity. Their efforts are designed to add to the body of knowledge, advance the profession, and ultimately help in the care of patients. Work that lacks integrity is subject to erode quickly or worse.

Fortunately, there are strategies and tools that can help ensure integrity in academic and professional work. This Assignment asks you to consider these tools and how you might apply them to your own work.

In this Assignment you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by appending the original document you began in the previous assignment.

To Prepare:

Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources for this Module in support of academic style, integrity, and scholarly ethics.
Reflect on the connection between academic and professional integrity.
The Assignment:

Part 3, Section 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity

Using the Academic and Professional Success Development Template you began in Module 1 and expanded in Module 2, write a 2- to 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 two 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 3, Section 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work

Expand on your thoughts from Section 1 by:

identifying and describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your: (1) academic work as 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.
Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

By Day 7 of Week 5
Submit both Section 1 and Section 2 of Part 3.

Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK5Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
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Module 4

Module 4 (Weeks 6-7): Scholarship and Nursing Practice

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Scholarship [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Analyze research databases for identifying peer-reviewed articles
Analyze peer-reviewed research
Justify the use of peer-reviewed research in professional practice
Analyze strategies for finding peer-reviewed research
Due By Assignment
Week 6, Days 1–4 Read the Learning Resources.
Begin to compose Part 4 of your Assignment.
Week 6, Days 1–2 Read the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Week 6, Day 3 Post your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose Part 4 of your Assignment.
Week 6, Days 4-5 Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to compose Part 4 of your Assignment.
Week 6, Day 6 • Post two peer Discussion responses.
Week 6, Day 7 Wrap up discussion.
Week 7, Days 1-6 Continue to compose Part 4 of your Assignment.
Week 7, Day 7 Deadline to submit Part 4 of your Assignment.
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Learning Resources
Required Readings
Eaton, S. E. (2010). Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing. Retrieved from https://drsaraheaton.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/reading-strategies-differneces-between-summarizing-and-synthesizing/

Smith, T. (2009). Critical appraisal of quantitative and qualitative research literature. Austrian Institute of Radiography, 56(3), 6–10. Retrieved from http://www.minnisjournals.com.au/articles/radiographer%20smith%20dec%2009.pdf

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Databases A-Z: Nursing. Retrieved October 4, 2019 from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/az.php?s=19981

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Evaluating resources: Journals. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/evaluating/resource-types/journals

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Instructional media: Fundamentals of library research. Retrieved October 4, 2019 from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/instructionalmedia/researchfundamentals

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

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Scholarly writing: Overview. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarly

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Webinars: Technical information. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/webinars/technical

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

Document: Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Tips for success (PDF)

Required Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Purpose, Audience, and Evidence [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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Discussion: Using the Walden Library
Where can you find evidence to inform your thoughts and scholarly writing? Throughout your degree program, you will use research literature to explore ideas, guide your thinking, and gain new insights. As you search the research literature, it is important to use resources that are peer-reviewed and from scholarly journals. You may already have some favorite online resources and databases that you use or have found useful in the past. For this Discussion, you explore databases available through the Walden Library.

To Prepare:

Review the information presented in the Learning Resources for using the Walden Library, searching the databases, and evaluating online resources.
Begin searching for a peer-reviewed article that pertains to your practice area and interests you.
By Day 3 of Week 6
Post the following:

Using proper APA formatting, cite the peer-reviewed article you selected that pertains to your practice area and is of particular interest to you and identify the database that you used to search for the article. Explain any difficulties you experienced while searching for this article. Would this database be useful to your colleagues? Explain why or why not. Would you recommend this database? Explain why or why not.

By Day 6 of Week 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering suggestions/strategies for working with this database from your own experience, or offering ideas for using alternative resources.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 6 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 6
To participate in this Discussion:

Week 6 Discussion

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Part 4: Research Analysis
Architect Daniel Libeskind is credited with saying “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.” The suggestion is that his work does not copy the efforts of others but relies on it.

Understanding the work of others is critically important to new work. Contributions to the nursing body of knowledge can happen when you are able to analyze and articulate the efforts of previous research. Research analysis skills are therefore critical tools for your toolbox.

In this Assignment, you will locate relevant existing research. You also will analyze this research using a tool helpful for analysis.

To Prepare:

Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources this Module’s Learning Resources in support of locating and analyzing research.
Use the Walden Library to identify and read one peer-reviewed research article focused on a topic in your specialty field that interests you.
Review the article you selected and reflect on the professional practice use of theories/concepts described by the article.
The Assignment:

Using the “Module 4 | Part 4” section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you identified. Be sure to include the following:

Your topic of interest.
A correctly formatted APA citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.
Identify a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.
Analysis of the article using the “Research Analysis Matrix” section of the template
Write a 1-paragraph justification stating whether you would recommend this article to inform professional practice.
Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan 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.
Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

By Day 7 of Week 7
Submit your analysis, including your completed section of the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template sections and your matrix and summary.

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Module 5

Module 5 (Weeks 8-9): Professional Development Plan

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Your Professional Development Plan [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Analyze strategies for including academic activities and accomplishments into professional portfolios
Create curriculum vitae
Develop professional development goals
Align professional development goals to Walden’s social change initiatives
Construct elements of an Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Due By Assignment
Week 8, Days 1–2 Read the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Week 8, Day 3 Post your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose Part 5 of your Assignment.
Week 8, Days 4-5 Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to compose Part 5 of your Assignment.
Week 8, Day 6 Post two peer Discussion responses.
Week 8, Day 7 Wrap up discussion.
Week 6, Day 7 Wrap up discussion.
Week 9, Days 1-6 Continue to compose Part 5 of your Assignment.
Week 9, Day 7 Deadline to submit Part 5 of your Assignment.
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Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings
Burns, M. K. (2018). Creating a nursing portfolio. Ohio Nurses Review, 93(3), 16–17.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Casey, D. & Egan, D. (2013). The use of professional portfolios for career enhancement. British Journal of Nursing, 15(11), 547–552. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2010.15.11.79625

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

East, R. (2015). Developing a nurse practitioner portfolio. ACORN: The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia, 28(4), 35.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Hannans, J. & Olivo, Y. (2017). Craft a positive nursing digital identity with an ePortfolio. American Nurse Today, 12(11), 48–49. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.americannursetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ant11-Digital-Identity-1017a-1.pdf

Leahy, R., & Filiatrault, A. (2017). Employers’ perceptions of the benefits of employment electronic portfolios. International Journal of ePortfolio, 7(2), 217–223.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

McMillan, L. R., Parker, F., & Sport, A. (2014). Decisions, decisions! E-portfolio as an effective hiring assessment tool. Nursing Management, 45em>(4), 52–54.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

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

Select College of Health Sciences, then Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Review the MSN Learning Outcomes on this page.

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: Overview. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates

Note: Download and review the College of Nursing Template by navigating to “Program-Specific Templates” and then “College of Nursing,” and selecting “College of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”

APA Basics Checklist: Citations, Reference List, and Style (PDF)

Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template (Word document)

Required Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Scholars of Change: Reis Woolen [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Scholars of Change: Jackie Kundert [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). Scholars of Change: Joan Kempagno [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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Discussion: Strategies for Academic Portfolios
In the realm of marketing, a successful branding strategy is one of the most important contributors to organizational success. A solid branding strategy can help add visibility and credibility to a company’s products.

Similarly, nurse-scholars can build a personal brand to add visibility and credibility to their work. You can begin building your brand by developing and maintaining an academic portfolio. Such an activity can help share the results of your efforts and contribute to your success. This Module’s Discussion asks you to consider and share strategies for building your portfolio.

To Prepare:

Reflect on strategies that you can pursue in developing portfolios or portfolio elements that focus on academic achievements.
Review one or more samples from your own research of resources focused on portfolio development.
By Day 3 of Week 8
Post an explanation of at least two strategies for including academic activities and accomplishments into your professional portfolio.

By Day 6 of Week 8
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by offering additional ideas regarding academic achievements to include or offering alternative ways of presenting the current achievements.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 8 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 8
To participate in this Discussion:

Week 8 Discussion

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Part 5: Professional Development
In this Module’s Discussion, you were introduced to the concept of an academic portfolio to begin building your own brand. However, portfolios have value that goes beyond brand building. An academic and professional portfolio can also help you to build your own vision and mission and establish your development goals. In this regard, a portfolio becomes yet another tool in your toolbox as you build your success.

In this Assignment you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by developing the fifth component–a portfolio for your academic and professional efforts.

To Prepare:

Consider your goals for academic accomplishments while a student of the MSN program.
The Assignment:

Using the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template document that you began to work on in Module 1 and have continued expanding throughout this course, you will develop a curriculum vitae (CV) in Part 5 based on your current education and professional background.
Write a statement identifying your professional development goals.
Write a statement proposing how you might align one or more of your professional development goals with the university’s emphasis on social change.
Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Module 1 Assignment, which was built from the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

By Day 7 of Week 9
Submit Part 5.

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Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK9Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
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Module 6

Module 6 (Weeks 10-11): Standards of Practice

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Standards of Practice [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Final Thoughts [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Analyze difficulties in determining nursing specializations
Compare nursing specialties
Justify selection of MSN specialization
Analyze nursing specialization professional organization engagement strategies
Create Academic Success and Professional Development Plans
Due By Assignment
Week 10, Days 1–2 Read the Learning Resources.
Compose your initial Discussion post.
Week 10, Day 3 Post your initial Discussion post.
Begin to compose Part 6 of your Assignment.
Week 10, Days 4-5 Review peer Discussion posts.
Compose your peer Discussion responses.
Continue to compose Part 6 of your Assignment.
Week 10, Day 6 Post two peer Discussion responses.
Week 10, Day 7 Wrap up discussion.
Week 11, Days 1-4 Continue to compose Part 6 of your Assignment.
Week 11, Day 5 Deadline to submit Part 6 of your Assignment.
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Learning Resources
Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings
Bickford, C. J., Marion, L., & Gazaway, S. (2015). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice, third edition – 2015. Retrieved from https://www.augusta.edu/nursing/cnr/documents/seminar-files/pp8.28.pdf

Cherry, B., Caramanica, L, Everett, L. Q., Fennimore, L., & Elaine, S. (2019). Leveraging the power of board leadership in professional nursing organizations. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(11), 517–519.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Echevarria, I. M. (2018). Make connections by joining a professional nursing organization. Nursing, 48(12), 35–38.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Truant, R., & Chan, R. J. (2017). Future ready: Strengthening oncology nursing leadership in the context of professional oncology nursing organizations. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 27(1), 2–4.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Walden University. (n.d.). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://www.waldenu.edu/masters/master-of-science-in-nursing

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

Choose among the following to review your specialization’s Scope and Standards of Practice or Competencies:

Nursing Informatics

E-book: Nursing Informatics: Scope and Standards of Practice

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

“The Scope of Nursing Informatics Practice: Functional Areas of Nursing Informatics” (pp. 18–39)

Note: You will access this e-book from the Walden Library databases.

Nursing Education

Website: Competencies for the Academic Nurse Educator

National League for Nursing. (2019). Nurse educator core competency. Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/professional-development-programs/competencies-for-nursing-education/nurse-educator-core-competency

Note: The competencies for the Academic Nurse Educator do not encompass the competencies or scope and standards of practice for the Nursing Professional Developer. The set of competencies associated with that specific role within the Nurse Education specialization will be examined in future competencies throughout your specialization program of study.

Nurse Executive

Website: Nurse Executive Competencies

American Organization for Nursing Leadership. (2015). AONL Nurse Executive competencies. Retrieved from https://www.aonl.org/resources/nurse-leader-competencies

Public Health Nursing

Website: Public Health Nursing Competencies

Quad Council Coalition. (2018). Community/Public Health Nursing [C/PHN] competencies. Retrieved from http://www.quadcouncilphn.org/documents-3/2018-qcc-competencies/

Public Health Nursing

E-book: Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

American Nurses Association. (2013). Public health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

Note: You will access this e-book from the Walden Library databases.

Discussion: Examining Nursing Specialties
You have probably seen one or more of the many inspirational posters about decisions. A visual such as a forked road or a street sign is typically pictured, along with a quote designed to inspire.

Decisions are often not so easily inspired. Perhaps you discovered this when choosing a specialty within the MSN program. This decision is a critical part of your plan for success, and you no doubt want to get it right. This is yet another area where your network can help, as well as other sources of information that can help you make an informed choice.

To Prepare:

Reflect on your decision to pursue a specialty within the MSN program, including your professional and academic goals as they relate to your program/specialization.
By Day 3 of Week 10
Post an explanation of your choice of a nursing specialty within the program. Describe any difficulties you had (or are having) in making your choice, and the factors that drove/are driving your decision. Identify at least one professional organization affiliated with your chosen specialty and provide details on becoming a member.

By Day 6 of Week 10
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by sharing your thoughts on their specialty, supporting their choice or offering suggestions if they have yet to choose.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria
To access your rubric:

Week 10 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 6 of Week 10
To participate in this Discussion:

Week 10 Discussion

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.

By Day 5 of Week 11
Submit your final draft of Parts 1-6 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan.

Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK11Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 11 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 11 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK11Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Grading Criteria
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Week 11 Assignment Rubric

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Submit your Week 11 Assignment draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 5 of Week 11
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Week 11 Assignment

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