Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network NURS 6003

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network NURS 6003

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network NURS 6003

Assignment: Academic Success and
Professional Development Plan Part 1:
Developing an Academic and Professional
Network

When was the last time you read Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Several Steps in my
Sickness—Meditation XVII?
Unless you are a student of 17th-century poetry, you may not be all that familiar with this piece
by author John Donne. 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 you need to collaborate with to be successful 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 to collaborate with to help you be successful 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:
 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.
By Day 7
Submit Part 1 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

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.
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

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Learning Resources
Required Readings

Nurse.org. (n.d.). List of nursing organizations. Retrieved October 12, 2018, from
https://nurse.org/orgs.shtml

Schmidt, K. (n.d.). 5 reasons nurses should engage in professional networking [Blog post].
Retrieved October 12, 2018, from https://blog.bluepipes.com/5-reasons-nurses-should-take-
professional-networking-seriously/

Walden University (n.d.). Connect to Walden. Retrieved October 12, 2018, from
https://www.waldenu.edu/connect

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

Walden University. (n.d.). Walden University catalog. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from
https://catalog.waldenu.edu
Select College of Nursing, 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 the link "Vision, Mission, and Goals" under the Introduction header.
Review Walden's vision, mission, and goals.

Walden University. (n.d.). Writing Center. Retrieved October 12, 2018, from
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter

Wofford, P. (2018, May 24). 10 networking tips for nurses who hate networking. Retrieved from
https://nurse.org/articles/tips-for-nurse-networking/

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

Document: Discussion Posting Exemplars (PDF)

Optional Resources

Walden University. (n.d.). Subject Research: Nursing. Retrieved November 9, 2018, from
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/subject/nursing

NURS_6003_Module01_Week01_Assignment_Rubric

Excellent Good Fair Poor
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 the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

Points Range: 32 (32%) – 35 (35%)
The response clearly and accurately identifies at least two academic individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

The response clearly and accurately identifies at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

Points Range: 28 (28%) – 31 (31%)
The response partially identifies at least two academic individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

The response partially identifies at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as practicing nurse.

Points Range: 25 (25%) – 27 (27%)
The response identifies only one academic individual or team to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

The response identifies only one professional individual or team to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 24 (24%)
The response identifying at least two academic individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

The response identifying at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

·   Explain why these individuals and/or teams were selected and how they will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.
Points Range: 45 (45%) – 50 (50%)
Response clearly and thoroughly explains in detail why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

Response clearly and accurately explains how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

Points Range: 40 (40%) – 44 (44%)
Response explains why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

Response explains how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

Points Range: 35 (35%) – 39 (39%)
Explanation of why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague or inaccurate.

Explanation of how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague or inaccurate.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 34 (34%)
Explanation of why the academic and professional individuals/teams were selected to support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

Explanation of how the academic and professional individuals/teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse is vague and inaccurate, or is missing.

Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:

Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.

Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity.

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria.

Points Range: 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time.

Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.

Points Range: 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%- 79% of the time.

Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time.

No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided.

Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:
Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation
Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.
Points Range: 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Points Range: 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Points Range: 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.
Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.
Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct APA format with no errors.
Points Range: 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.
Points Range: 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.
Points Range: 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.
Total Points: 100