Professional Development Plan

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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 week in support of locating and analyzing research.
  • Use the Walden Library to identify and read one peer-reviewed research article focused on a topic of interest to you in your specialty field.
  • Review the article you selected and reflect on the professional practice use of theories/concepts as described by the article

The Assignment:

Using the ‘Week 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:

  • Clearly identify the topic of interest you have selected.
  • Provide an accurate and complete APA formatted citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.
  • Clearly identify and describe in detail a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.
  • Provide a clear and accurate analysis of the article using the Research Analysis Matrix section of the template.
  • Write a 1-paragraph justification that clearly and accurately explains in detail whether you would recommend the use of this article to inform professional practice. Note: You can use the CARP method as presented in the Resources for this week on evaluating resources.
  • Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following:
    • Clearly and accurately describe in detail your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research.
    • 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.
    • Provide a complete, detailed, and specific synthesis of at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research.
    • Integrate at least one outside resource and 2-3 course specific resources to fully support your summary.

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

 

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NURS 6003/6002: Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing Academic and Professional Success Plan Template Prepared by: Melissa Corbin, RN BSN January 17, 2020 In the modern corporate world, having advanced planning would be essential in helping an individual concentrate on planning how to be successful both academically and professionally. In the professional and academic field, success would depend significantly on the kind of network created. The network comprises specific team members and individuals who play a role in making the academic and professional pursue success in the medical field (Siciliano et al., 2018). Therefore, this paper describes various academic and professional connections that have played a significant role in creating my academic and professional of practicing nurse a success. For instance, my push to become a successful nurse practitioner would depend significantly on the instructor’s and peers’ support in the academic context. As a Registered Nurse and practicing Nurse Practitioner, it would be encouraging to involve the contributions from instructors and peers that would contribute to guiding the study process. The instructor is always in charge of any academic practice and would be willing to guide me through the research, study and course completion (Siciliano et al., 2018). The academic peers also play a significant role in making my success in a class by working on various issues that I may not understand from the instructor. Also, in the professional context, it is necessary to have connections practically applied in contributing to the success at the place of work. Having connections and a healthy network in the medical field plays a significant role in making a successful career in the medical field. Having a nurse mentor and a nurse practitioner mentor has also played a significant role in becoming a successful Registered Nurse. The nurse practitioner would guide me through the practical’s and rounds I make in the facility as a new nurse practitioner in the professional field. The nurse mentor would be considerate in choosing what is best for me and how I can directly complete some professional moves. Also, having a connection with an official nurse practitioner who is in the field creates the chances of recognition into the possibility of being considered for a Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric position in the future. Week 1 | Part 1: My Academic and Professional Network Below area a list of academic and professional networks I have chosen to help guide me through the Nurse practitioner program. Each network member plays a significant role in my successful furthering my career. NETWORK MEMBER 1 Name: Imtiaz Rsaul Title: Dr. Rsaul Organization: Jacksonville Psychiatric association 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: Dr. Rsaul is a psychiatrist who specializes in adults and children. I choose him as my mentor because of his years of experience practicing as a psychiatrist. His hands-on experience and knowledge within the field can help provide and lead me to become a better Nurse Practitioner. As a patient of his in my past time he always said, “To achieve optimal health is to strive both physically and mentally”. I always strive to become that nurse practitioner who treats all patients equally as Dr. Rsaul does. Quality is undeniably pivotal in every care intervention and ways to revitalize the patient’s life will always be imperative. I will foster the commitment to ensure that any appointment with a patient is tailor-made to professionally meet the health situation at hand and life after. NETWORK MEMBER 2 Name: Walden University Title: Facility & Staff 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: I chose Walden University because it Is important to have academic support. Instructors help guide us through the process by providing education and learning experience through an online setting. With the instructor’s experience, it will help teach us the fundamentals of becoming a Nurse practitioner as we start our journey through the program (Acharya et al. 2017). Walden university Staff provides encouragement and the tools to be successful. NETWORK MEMBER 3 Name: Welcome home healthcare facility & staff Title: Facility & Staff Organization: Welcome Home 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: I choose Welcome Home due their support as my workplace. It is important to have support through your workplace to allow you to climb the ranks in the work force. Welcome home provides me with encouragement and support to be able to succeed not only in the classroom but in real life (Jackson, 2017). They have encouraged me to pursue and continue to live out my dreams of becoming a nurse practitioner specializing in psychiatric. NETWORK MEMBER 4 Name: National Institute of Mental Health Title: Facility & Staff Organization: Nation institute Of Mental Health 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: National Institute of Mental Health websites provides Nurse practitioners with resources needed to guide us in our careers as well as updated information in mental health. This resource can be vital in helping me read articles based on physicians who have done real life research. The tools I learned and will learn can be applied to my success as a nurse practitioner student. Conclusion The selected professional and academic individuals are known to make a successful push to my interest in becoming a successful practicing nurse. For instance, in the academic field, the individuals such as instructors and peers played a sensitive role in guiding me through the practices that were essentially encouraged to become one of the leading performers in the medical classes (Jackson, 2017). In the professional contexts, the selected individuals also played a significant role in becoming a successful nurse by helping adapt to the professional practices and considering the intentions necessary in becoming a successful operator in the hospitals (Siciliano et al., 2018). Therefore, having a strong network of professional and academic teams and individuals would be instrumental when transitioning into the nurse practitioner’s new role. 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 The approaches I will take towards my studies are primarily to evaluate my position and career goals that I need to achieve. The Walden University Writing Center will be an appropriate academic resource for use in my studies. My initiative is to achieve as much information as possible to understand diverse concepts surrounding the nursing career. Focusing on studying the academic materials available in the writing center will be essential in building my knowledge. Further, the writing center will enhance my writing skills by helping me gain information on distinct referencing styles I should use. As a result of relying on the university writing center, I will gain momentous understanding of a variety of topics, helping me complete my course efficiently. ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 2 My instructors will also be relevant resources throughout my course. Our professors have access to different academic sources and knowledge required to succeed in the nursing degree. Depending on them will be vital in enabling me to secure significant information related to being a registered nurse. I can also rely on my instructors to advise me on the policy and support groups which will be essential in my studies. Throughout the MSN program, I aim at building a positive rapport with the course lecturers. As a result, I will have the opportunity of gaining all the support required for my studies. ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 3 The other academic resources that will be efficient in my studies are my peers. Since we are in a similar course, my peers will be helpful in providing me with relevant information about various concepts. Working in groups helps expand on the knowledge that we currently have. Thus, I shall focus on creating strong relationships with my peers. The opportunity will be necessary to interact with them and exchange ideas and concepts related to the MSN program. I believe that engaging other learners will be beneficial to my successful completion of the nursing course. PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 1 I have a registered nurse as my mentor in the healthcare field. Since my mentor has been practicing nursing for an extended period, he provides precise data of what I should expect. The nurse practitioner mentor is also experienced in dealing with different types of patients. The objective of having a mentor is for him to guide me in my professional choices. He provides efficient information on the field experiences, which will be useful in improving my nursing practice. PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 2 The other professional resource I will incorporate in my studies is the Welcome Home facility. I will spend significant amount learning about how nurses operate in the organization. Consequently, the experiences in the institution will be useful in helping me gain knowledge and reevaluate my nursing skills. My nursing profession will grow drastically by understanding the field expectations as a registered nurse practitioner. Thus, the Welcome Home facility will be a useful resource by providing me the opportunity to engage directly in my nursing practice. PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 3 My MSN program advisor will also act as a professional resource for my career achievement. My advisor has been on the job for a prolonged time. During that period, he has gained significant experience in taking care of patients. He has also attained relevant skills on how to ensure successful career growth. My primary objective of working with my advisor will be to learn the distinct skills and gain significant knowledge on the same. My goal of being a registered psychiatric nurse will, therefore, be developed by working directly with my advisor. 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. Part 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity The relationship between academic integrity and writing Academic integrity involves upholding high moral conduct in all facets of higher education learning, including teaching and research. Thus, academic integrity is the core of any form of writing. Attainment of integrity requires maintenance of the virtues of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility (Macfarlane et al., 2014). The concept of plagiarism or intellectual theft is the chief concern that breaches academic writing integrity (Dhammi & Ul Haq, 2016). Thus, one must master how to properly paraphrase content from the scholarly work of others. Additionally, proper citation in a suitable style should be included in any writing form (Dhammi & Ul Haq, 2016). The relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics Academic ethics and professional practices are interconnected with each other in that a person who portrays strong scholarly ethics is likely to extend the same in their professional practices. Thus, especially for the nursing profession that heavily relies on ethics to attain and maintain human health, ethics should be cultivated during school training. How Grammarly, SafeAssign, and paraphrasing contribute to academic integrity Grammarly and SafeAssign, are imperative and user-friendly tools that help students improve the quality of writing and prevent direct and mosaic plagiarism. Grammarly reduces grammatical and syntax errors, improving coherence and articulateness in the writing work, ensuring clear communication. SafeAssign, on the other hand, detects, and prevents plagiarism in the form of an originality report. Paraphrasing allows one to use text from other authors without quoting the source directly. SafeAssign recognizes unintentional plagiarism, especially one that stems from insufficient paraphrasing. PART 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work Strategies for maintain integrity and ethics in academic and professional work. Integrity and ethics in both academic and professional work both depend on the maintenance of particular virtues. Macfarlane et al., (2014) stipulate that honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility are the pillar of ethics in nursing as an academic and professional. Therefore, as a student, I uphold and will continue these virtues in my academic work. As I cultivate these values, I will extend them to my professional practice. Week 4 | Part 4: Research Analysis I have identified one topic of interest for further study. I have researched and identified one peerreviewed 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 Strengths of the Research Research Analysis Matrix Add more rows if necessary 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. Conclusion The selected professional and academic individuals are known to make a successful push to my interest in becoming a successful practicing nurse. For instance, in the academic field, the individuals such as instructors and peers played a sensitive role in guiding me through the practices that were essentially encouraged to become one of the leading performers in the medical classes (Jackson, 2017). In the professional contexts, the selected individuals also played a significant role in becoming a successful nurse by helping adapt to the professional practices and considering the intentions necessary in becoming a successful operator in the hospitals (Siciliano et al., 2018). Therefore, having a strong network of professional and academic teams and individuals would be instrumental when transitioning into the nurse practitioner’s new role. References Acharya, B., Maru, D., Schwarz, R., Citrin, D., Tenpa, J., Hirachan, S., … & Ekstrand, M. (2017). Partnerships in mental healthcare service delivery in low-resource settings: developing an innovative network in rural Nepal. . Globalization and health, 13(1), 2. Jackson, D. (2017). Developing pre-professional identity in undergraduates through workintegrated learning. Higher Education, 74(5), 833-853. Siciliano, M. D., Welch, E. W., & Feeney, M. K. (2018). Network exploration and exploitation: Professional network churn and scientific production. Social Networks, 52, 167-179. Dhammi, I. K., & Haq, R. (2016). What is plagiarism and how to avoid it? Indian Journal of Orthopeadics, 50(6), 581–583. Macfarlane, B., Zhang, J., & Pun, A. (2014). Academic integrity: A review of the literature. Studies in Higher Education, 39(2), 339-358. NURS 6003/6002: Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing Academic and …
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