Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions

NURS 6003 Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions

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.

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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. Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions

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.

Learning Resources

Required Readings

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

Required Media

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

 

Discussion Post:

As a mother of two and a full-time employee, I have a busy schedule on a daily basis. My days are so busy, at times, that I do not have time to do anything else. My question is during the MSN program, how should I efficiently master my time management issues and ensure I am leaving ample time to tend to my other responsibilities? A follow-up question would be how much time commitment is required for this program? Personally, I just finished my bachelor’s degree and wanted to go straight into my master’s. I want to know what are the major differences in the bachelor’s program in comparison to the master’s program? I have done my research on various schools for my master’s program. I picked Walden due to a reference from one of my old colleagues. My question is what makes Walden’s MSN program different compared to other schools? What does this school have to offer that others do not? What makes Walden’s students succeed in the MSN program? What are the most interesting classes in the program? What are the toughest classes in the program? What are the best specialties in the NP program? While I have taken online classes in the past, I struggled with standing out and doing more than what was asked from the curriculum. My question is what are the best ways to be an exceptional/outstanding student in an online class? What are the benefits and disadvantages of taking online classes as opposed to being in a traditional classroom setting?

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/

Draft:

ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 1

One strategy I want to apply to the MSN program is being more vocal and communicative. I want to be proactive in talking to colleagues outside of discussion posts and email professors if I have any concerns.

I intend to use this strategy by making a group chat with fellow colleagues in the class and not being afraid to reach out to my professor through email if I am not sure about an assignment or just need help with something related to the class.

This can benefit me academically by easily finding help or quickly getting my questions answered and professionally by making me learn to speak up when I am uncertain or not confident in something going on in the workplace.

ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 2

One strategy I want to apply to the MSN program is being adaptive to the online classroom. While I have taken online classes before, the platform and requirements of this curriculum are different from what I am accustomed to.

I intend to use this strategy by navigating through Blackboard in my spare time and familiarizing myself with the features and functions presented on the website.

This can benefit me academically by being more cognizant of internet learning and where to find different components to succeed in all my classes and professionally by learning how to properly utilize technology as the health administration is relying more upon it to advance the delivery of care and diminish medical errors.

ACADEMIC RESOURCE/STRATEGY 3

I intend to use these resources by

This can benefit me academically by and professionally by

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 1

One resource I want to apply to the MSN program is periodically reading The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP). This will keep me up to date on clinical practice, practice administration, wellbeing arrangement, research, and training related to the field.

I intend to use this resource by upholding the values this journal advocates for (uprightness, professionalism, service, etc.) and by increasing the scientific understanding for nurse practitioners.

This can benefit me professionally by advancing the quality of my medicinal services through training, instruction, support, and research.

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 2

One resource I want to apply to the MSN program is also periodically reading The Journal of Psychiatric Practice. Being that I am interested in psychology as a nurse practitioner, this resource would assist in me staying informed of events in this specialty.

I intend to use these resources by familiarizing myself with child/adolescent psychiatry to gain assessment experience.

This can benefit me professionally by advancing my understanding of psychiatric‐mental health training in nurse practitioners.

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE/STRATEGY 3

I intend to use these resources by

This can benefit me academically by and professionally by

I think many of our colleagues are trying to deal with this same issue “time management”. Working full time and pursuing an MSN has been very hard for me too. One way to guide me through this chaos is to get organized. I created a calendar, and I also print out the discussions or assignments due weekly. During my lunch hour, I set up my computer and watch the media videos posted on the course schedule. In addition, I always try to be one step ahead that prevents me from getting behind or stressed. According to 10 Traits of a Successful Online Learner, “Self-direction and Self-efficiency: An independent approach to learning, self-direction in getting started in each course, and staying on schedule with assignments will be helpful as you begin your online experience. Start developing good habits with time management and study techniques” (2020).

As to your question on benefits and disadvantages of taking online classes as opposed to being in a traditional classroom setting, I think that varies on the person. Some students don’t have time management skills; therefore, they fall behind academically or drop out of online classes or the course can be poorly designed as well. According to Heather Kauffman, “many studies have documented that online courses can be just as or more successful than traditional face-to-face courses” (2015).  I think it’s all in the student; if the student is persistent and organized, then the student will succeed in any setting.

References

10 traits of a successful online learner. (2020). Online college.org. Retrieved from

10 Traits of a Successful Online Learner

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

Hello K….,

I found I could easily relate to your post because I experienced similar struggles in the past. Research has shown that lower back pain is a very common health condition across the globe. Over 80% of the world’s population will experience this condition at some point in their lifetime (Yokota, Fukutani, Nin, et al, 2018). Furthermore, the research suggests that it is even more prominent in the nursing profession due to the frequent handling of heavy objects (Yokota, Fukutani, Nin, et al, 2018).

About two years ago, while rushing to the operating room with a patient that had placenta abruption, I tripped over a fetal monitoring machine cord resulting in a very bad fall. I got up and went ahead to the OR. During the procedure I did not feel any sort of pain, however after a couple of hours, I could not bear any weight on my right leg without it being extremely painful. I managed to push through till the end of my shift that day but had to take a few weeks from work afterwards.  I was on pain medication that limited my activities and I was unable to do much at home. I experienced self-guilt believing I had let my team down for being away for so long and not being able to support my family financially at that time. Although, I was only away from work for relatively short period of time, I can understand your frustration of not being able to do what you love to do. However, I believe this is a blessing in disguise as it is a great idea that you are off work now to start this journey. Trying to resume to work before one has completely healed from an injury can lead to chronic lower back pain and nurses have been found to be very fond of not taking all the time needed to take care of themselves (Yokota, Fukutani, Nin, et al, 2018).

The MSN program is known for providing better opportunities as mentioned in the Walden video (Walden, 2018). With that being said, I am hoping that this program will open up more education, health policy and leadership role opportunities for you that will not contribute to ongoing lower back pain. Yokota, Fukutani, Nin, et al, (2018), discussed a study that nurses on the floor are prone to an increase risk of musculoskeletal disorder due to handling of heavy objects when compared to others who worked in the office. Good luck in your study.

References

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

Yokota, J., Fukutani, N., Nin, K., Yamanaka, H., Yasuda, M., Tashiro, Y., … & Aoyama, T. (2019). Association of low back pain with presenteeism in hospital nursing staff. Journal of Occupational Health61(3), 219-226.

To answer your question regarding business ownership as a nurse, it is something that is very obtainable with the right mindset or idea. Meek (2015) explains that a nurse ventures into entrepreneurship by creating a better service, system, or product that what is currently on the market. This could range from a variety of things from providing specialized care or working behind the scenes as a nurse consultant. The options are endless if you are working within your scope or practice and within your state’s laws.

In reference to finding a job, there are many jobs listed that you could reference now. There are multiple job boards that list open positions. Looking and referencing these job boards may give you a better idea to what qualifications certain jobs require.  Job types vary as a nurse executive in comparison to previous more traditional management roles. Previously there was a pure focus on nursing, now there has been a shift of a broader focus with more administration specialties (Tarrant & Sabo, 2010). The broader focus and incorporation of multiple specialty nursing administration positions means there are more opportunities for nurse executives in the nursing field.

I do believe that you will not have an issue finding a job as a nurse executive. I also believe that you would be highly successful in business ownership should you come up with a business plan that would service a high need within the nursing field. I do believe we all have these concerns, but I am optimistic that there are many opportunities to explore out there.

Reference

Meek, J. A. (2015). Nurse entrepreneur’s guide to starting a business. Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS29(2), 78–79. https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1097/NUR.0000000000000110

Tarrant, T., & Sabo, C. E. (2010). Role conflict, role ambiguity, and job satisfaction in nurse executives. Nursing Administration Quarterly34(1), 72–82. https://doi- org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3181c95eb5

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT #1

Hello, and again welcome to NURS 6002 – 1

The course officially starts Monday January 11, 2021.

Please carefully read course announcements 1 – 9 before you begin your Week 1 course elements.

Walden Nursing course are designated in Weeks or Modules depending on your course. In this course Weeks are utilized by Walden University.

For the Week designation: Day 1 is always Monday. Day 3 is always Wednesday. Day 6 is always Saturday. Day 7 is always Sunday. You will hear these day designations going forward. Why are these specific days so important? Day 3 is when your Discussion Main Post will be due. Day 6 is when your Discussion Peer Responses are due. Day 7 is when your Assignment and/or Quiz ae due.

I will post course announcements throughout each Week; however, I will always post a course announcement on:

Monday (Day 1) to outline the upcoming activities of the Week.

Sunday (Day 7) to conclude the Week.

In this course you are introduced to Walden University and online learning. You explore strategies for the successful participation in an online curriculum. You also will receive a foundation for academic and professional success as scholar-practitioners and social change agents. During your Discussions, I will provide more Walden University and course information in hopes of better preparing you for your future courses.

Course assignments introduce you to resources that support your success, your development of graduate-level writing skills and use of APA, academic integrity, and the creation of a professional development plan based on your chosen specialization. I will post more APA tips in the course announcements throughout the course.

Be aware this course is 6-weeks in duration. Being so, time management and focus is imperative for your success to complete all graded elements by the due dates/times.

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

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive 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 (D)
  • Analyze resources and strategies for academic success (A)
  • Analyze resources and strategies for professional success (A)
  • Formulate strategies for effective online learning related to planning, time management, communication, and technology use (A)
  • Construct elements of an Academic Success and Professional Development Plan (A)

Rubric Detail

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Name: NURS_6002_Week_2_Discussion_Rubric

45 (45%) – 50 (50%)
Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources.

Supported by at least three current, credible sources.

Written clearly and concisely with no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

40 (40%) – 44 (44%)
Responds to the discussion question(s) and is reflective with critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

At least 75% of post has exceptional depth and breadth.

Supported by at least three credible sources.

Written clearly and concisely with one or no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

35 (35%) – 39 (39%)
Responds to some of the discussion question(s).

One or two criteria are not addressed or are superficially addressed.

Is somewhat lacking reflection and critical analysis and synthesis.

Somewhat represents knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

Post is cited with two credible sources.

Written somewhat concisely; may contain more than two spelling or grammatical errors.

Contains some APA formatting errors.

0 (0%) – 34 (34%)
Does not respond to the discussion question(s) adequately.

Lacks depth or superficially addresses criteria.

Lacks reflection and critical analysis and synthesis.

Does not represent knowledge gained from the course readings for the module.

Contains only one or no credible sources.

Not written clearly or concisely.

Contains more than two spelling or grammatical errors.

Does not adhere to current APA manual writing rules and style.
Main Post: Timeliness

10 (10%) – 10 (10%)
Posts main post by day 3.

0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Does not post by day 3.
First Response

17 (17%) – 18 (18%)
Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings.

Responds fully to questions posed by faculty.

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources.

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives.

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed.

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

15 (15%) – 16 (16%)
Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings.

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed.

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources.

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

13 (13%) – 14 (14%)
Response is on topic and may have some depth.

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication.

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed.

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

0 (0%) – 12 (12%)
Response may not be on topic and lacks depth.

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication.

Responses to faculty questions are missing.

No credible sources are cited.
Second Response

16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings.

Responds fully to questions posed by faculty.

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources.

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives.

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed.

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings.

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues.

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed.

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources.

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

12 (12%) – 13 (13%)
Response is on topic and may have some depth.

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication.

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed.

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

0 (0%) – 11 (11%)
Response may not be on topic and lacks depth.

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication.

Responses to faculty questions are missing.

No credible sources are cited.
Participation

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Meets requirements for participation by posting on three different days.

0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

0 (0%) – 0 (0%)

0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Does not meet requirements for participation by posting on 3 different days.
Total Points: 100
Name: NURS_6002_Week_2_Discussion_Rubric

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

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive 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 (D)
  • Analyze resources and strategies for academic success (A)
  • Analyze resources and strategies for professional success (A)
  • Formulate strategies for effective online learning related to planning, time management, communication, and technology use (A)
  • Construct elements of an Academic Success and Professional Development Plan (A)

NURS_6003_Module02_Week02_Discussion_Rubric

Excellent Good Fair Poor
Main Posting
Points Range: 45 (45%) – 50 (50%)
Answers all parts of the discussion question(s) expectations with reflective critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module and current credible sources. 

Supported by at least three current, credible sources. 

Written clearly and concisely with no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

Points Range: 40 (40%) – 44 (44%)
Responds to the discussion question(s) and is reflective with critical analysis and synthesis of knowledge gained from the course readings for the module. 

At least 75% of post has exceptional depth and breadth. 

Supported by at least three credible sources. 

Written clearly and concisely with one or no grammatical or spelling errors and fully adheres to current APA manual writing rules and style.

Points Range: 35 (35%) – 39 (39%)
Responds to some of the discussion question(s). 

One or two criteria are not addressed or are superficially addressed. 

Is somewhat lacking reflection and critical analysis and synthesis. 

Somewhat represents knowledge gained from the course readings for the module. 

Post is cited with two credible sources. 

Written somewhat concisely; may contain more than two spelling or grammatical errors. 

Contains some APA formatting errors.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 34 (34%)
Does not respond to the discussion question(s) adequately. 

Lacks depth or superficially addresses criteria. 

Lacks reflection and critical analysis and synthesis. 

Does not represent knowledge gained from the course readings for the module. 

Contains only one or no credible sources. 

Not written clearly or concisely. 

Contains more than two spelling or grammatical errors. 

Does not adhere to current APA manual writing rules and style.

Main Post: Timeliness
Points Range: 10 (10%) – 10 (10%)
Posts main post by day 3.
Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Does not post by day 3.
First Response
Points Range: 17 (17%) – 18 (18%)
Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings. 

Responds fully to questions posed by faculty. 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources. 

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives. 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. 

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed. 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

Points Range: 15 (15%) – 16 (16%)
Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings. 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. 

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed. 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources. 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

Points Range: 13 (13%) – 14 (14%)
Response is on topic and may have some depth. 

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication. 

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed. 

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 12 (12%)
Response may not be on topic and lacks depth. 

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication. 

Responses to faculty questions are missing. 

No credible sources are cited.

Second Response
Points Range: 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Response exhibits synthesis, critical thinking, and application to practice settings. 

Responds fully to questions posed by faculty. 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by at least two scholarly sources. 

Demonstrates synthesis and understanding of learning objectives. 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. 

Responses to faculty questions are fully answered, if posed. 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

Points Range: 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Response exhibits critical thinking and application to practice settings. 

Communication is professional and respectful to colleagues. 

Responses to faculty questions are answered, if posed. 

Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas that are supported by two or more credible sources. 

Response is effectively written in standard, edited English.

Points Range: 12 (12%) – 13 (13%)
Response is on topic and may have some depth. 

Responses posted in the discussion may lack effective professional communication. 

Responses to faculty questions are somewhat answered, if posed. 

Response may lack clear, concise opinions and ideas, and a few or no credible sources are cited.

Points Range: 0 (0%) – 11 (11%)
Response may not be on topic and lacks depth. 

Responses posted in the discussion lack effective professional communication. 

Responses to faculty questions are missing. 

No credible sources are cited.

Participation
Points Range: 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Meets requirements for participation by posting on three different days.
Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Points Range: 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
Does not meet requirements for participation by posting on 3 different days.
Total Points: 100