Networking Opportunities Discussion: NURS 6003

Networking Opportunities Discussion: NURS 6003

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 School of Nursing (SON) 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.

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This Module’s Discussion asks you to consider how the Walden mission and vision as well as the SON’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:

  1. Review the Walden and SON mission and vision statements, Walden’s goals and University Outcomes, and the MSN Program Learning Outcomes presented in this Module’s Learning Resources.
  2. Reflect on your professional and academic goals as they relate to your program/specialization.
  3. Consider how the information in these resources fit with your own goals and to your becoming a scholar-practitioner.
  4. 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.
RE: Discussion – Week 1 Main Post

My University Goals, Vision and Missions

“To be successful, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to do better and to get a little bit closer to your goals”.  The more you accomplish, the more you will want to do, the higher you will want to reach (Lydia Sweatt,2016). My name is Mia Christine Uy, from Washington State. I graduated with Bachelors of Nursing ’93 in the Philippines. I have been in a different area in Nursing.  In 2004, My Nursing journey had change and I continue to explore myself by coming here in the United States.  I may look so experienced because I have been on a nursing field for 27 years, but I have something to say, It’s the opportunity and the search of how I make myself best in my purpose in life.

Walden understands the dreams and nurses. Developed and taught by real practitioner, offers online programs which empowers to further education without pausing one’s life, make your voice be heard and shape nursing career you have always wanted to be (Walden University, n.d). The vision is for graduate to transform nursing to meet the needs of the communities (Walden University,2011a). When the Covid crisis came and changed our lives, it is a lot to ponder and realization of how my life and career is important. How I valued my career knowing of what I do and offer it to people. Being a nurse is a continuum, seeking advancement and new learning makes you one step higher among others. Transforming self from a novice nurse to an expert nurse (Laureate Education, videofile2 0.16sec)

While I am searching for an online school, Walden University pop out on my screen. Started the application and the enrollment officer called back and give me information.  Walden University practices a policy of non-discrimination in admission to, access to and employment in its program and activities (Walden University,2020). Walden is efficient, flexible and navigating resources in helping their student to be successful (Laureate Education, videofile2). As I am new in an online classroom environment, I want to seek the best school there is. When I search their history as online school, I know I will never go wrong of my choice. Importantly, the track records of their professors. My academic goals resonate the mission and vison of Walden. I will not settle for less. I want to reach the finish line knowing I choose the best school for me. The support and resources are endless, and they make you feel that you are important in achieving your dreams.

Incorporation of Social Change

Nursing is a fast pace to change. You have to be innovated and determined to accelerate self.  It is not stagnant, and it keeps on changing that you have to adapt the modernization on this field. Even in reality of life, we are multi-tasking. I have this vison in mind, that I can be worth of what I do by adapting to change.  I can be an invaluable resource for knowledge that can be instrumental in advancing nursing career (Schimidt, K.(n.d.). Using Professional Networking will lead the way that changes can happen. Two heads are better than one. Seeking connections will be an instrument that will assist to change whether looking for a new opportunity. Getting referrals or access to people that will change and move you up step higher. Coming from an old school and updating self on this fast modern technology is the reason of choosing Nursing Informatics. I will be excited to finish this program and apply in the modern nursing.

References

Laureate Education, (ExecutiveProducer), (2018) The Foundation of Success (videofile). Baltimore, MD: Author

Lydia Sweatt, (2016), 17 motivational quotes to inspire you to be successful, SUCCESS. Retrieved from November 3,2016

Schimidt,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.). College of Nursing. Retrieved June 5, 2020.  from

https://www.waldenu.edu/college-of-nursing

Walden University. (2011a). About the school. Retrieved from                                                                                                                                                                https://www.waldenu.edu/Colleges-and-Schools/College-of-HealthSciences/15863.html

Walden University. (2011b). Vision, mission, and goals. Retrieved from

https://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=153&navoid=49950

 

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.

Then, post a draft of Part 1 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template, indicating at least two academic and at least two professional individuals or teams with whom you wish to collaborate to be successful in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse along with an explanation for your selections. Networking Opportunities Discussion: NURS 6003

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.

Discussion Week 1

My goals, University Vision and Mission

My name is Anaily Hernandez, a brand new student at Walden University SON currently working on my MSN in nurse practitioner adult gerontology degree. I have been a nurse for about 4 years now of which the last 3 years has been doing home health with the geriatric population. I love making a difference in my patient’s lives by not only providing the clinical skill needed but also integrating all other aspect of care such as mind and soul into our sessions. Walden University was referred to me as an outstanding University by a work colleague who is also attending currently seeking the same degree.

At first I was slightly hesitant about continuing my education due to many other responsibilities I currently have such as a family, a full time job which is very demanding, and responsibilities at church, but after a couple of months of back and forth communication with their wonderful enrollment counselor I decided to take the next step. One of the main qualities that attracted me to Walden University compared to other Universities was their Mission/Vision statements. Walden University believes in transformation nursing services which connected deeply with my personal future goals as a graduate nurse practitioner. I believe in the transformation of the health continuum in order to expand and advance the care that we as health professionals deliver. I believe it is our responsibility to remain relevant in the health services we provide overall and provide excellent evidence based health practice. I personally find a great deal of satisfaction and pride in providing wound care services where I use my critical thinking skills and evolutionary wound care products according to evidence based practice. I feel that Walden University will be an amazing asset to my education and future as an advanced nurse practitioner. Networking Opportunities Discussion: NURS 6003

Incorporation of social change

According to Walden University MSN Adult gerontology outcomes I will be able to “Evaluate health needs of diverse populations for necessary teaching/coaching functions based on specialist nursing knowledge to restore/promote health and prevent illness/injury” Walden University (2020) as an advanced nurse practitioner. This specific outcome will satisfy a major need as a brand new advanced nurse practitioner who will have more autonomy in the overall care of the geriatric population such as referring various services when needed, decision making skills on medication management, disease process management, etc… I truly believe that Walden University has the tools to equip the next generation of health care providers to deliver excellent health care services.

Resources

Walden University (2020). Learning Outcomes. Retrieved from https://www.waldenu.edu/online-masters-programs/msn-nurse-practitioner-adult-gerontology

Walden University (2020). Vision and Mission. Retrieved from https://www.waldenu.edu/about/colleges-schools/college-of-health-sciences/school-of-nursing

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

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, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct APA format with no errors.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.

0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.
Total Points: 100
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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) mini-course available on your MyWalden page provide answers to such questions and helped 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 how well prepared you are for navigating the online classroom.

The questions presented on the quiz are derived from the Readiness Check presented in the Student Readiness orientation.

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

The Readiness Check includes 15 questions in various format: 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 to achieve the 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 Student Readiness Orientation found on your MyWalden page.

Hello all,

THIS AREA IS YOUR WEEK 1 DISCUSSION. THIS AREA IS NOT YOUR CLASS CAFE.

Networking Opportunities

This week you begin to lay the foundation for your academic and professional success. Your efforts begin with a vision, which 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 members of the professional community can also help you to clarify your vision.

This week’s Discussion asks you to think about how the Walden mission and vision and the College of Nursing mission and vision apply to your professional and academic goals. You will also begin to identify individuals and teams that can help you along the way, as you begin to design the “blueprint”—your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan—that will guide you toward your own vision for academic and professional success.

Post your Main Post By Day 3 (January 13, 2021 by 11:59pm Mountain Time)

Post a brief post introducing yourself to your colleagues. Include an explanation for 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.

Support main post with (3) three or more current, credible sources and cite source within content of posting and on a reference list in proper APA.

Post your (2) two Peer Responses By Day 6 (January 16, 2021 by 11:59pm Mountain Time)

Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by suggesting additional individuals and/or teams with whom to collaborate or by offering additional networking strategies.

Be sure to offer support from at least (2) two current, credible sources in each required response to classmates’ main post and cite per APA.

The below information is also within the Course Announcements.

Cite your sources:

Question: So, what exactly does Walden University require Dr Gatlin to evaluate regarding citations and the listing of references cited within the written work?

Answer: Per the Discussion Grading Rubric concerning source utilization Dr Gatlin will evaluate for:

Main Post: Three (3) sources listed with each of those sources cited in the written work per APA format as indicated within the Discussion exemplar within your course resources.

Peer Responses: Two (2) sources listed, with each of those sources cited in the written work per APA format.

*Concerning source utilization: In short – do not list a source in the reference list and not cite it within the written work; nor cite a source in the written work without including it within your reference list. This action cost you valuable points as the discussion post point value is weighted as indicated within the rubric.

Label your post:

Label your Discussion Post:

Main Post, Response #1, Response #2

Unlabeled Post leaves the Instructor with no choice but to grade the post as they are dated per submission. The order of grading for unlabeled post will be Main Post initially, Peer Response 1, and lastly Peer Response 2. This unfortunately can result in a tremendous value of points being deducted.

Discussion example and additional information:

Refer to announcement #8 for a Discussion example.

Ensure you have fully reviewed the elements within course announcements # 2,4,7 and 8 regarding Discussion elements

Participation requirements: In order to receive full participation credit, you must participate in the discussions during the 6-day active discussion period on three (3) different calendar dates. The 6-day active period is from Monday (Day 1) through Saturday (Day 6).

The Week 1 discussion will close for participation and scoring purposes on (Day 6) Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:59pm MT. At that point, the Discussion will lock and you will be unable to submit any Discussion Post even if you are actively within the discussion during that time.  For the Weeks requiring Discussion participation (Weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6) there is a six (6) day active period (Monday, Day 1 through Saturday, Day 6) allowed for Discussion participation. No allowances for participation will be made outside of the six (6) day (Monday, Day 1 through Saturday, Day 6) Discussion period.

Attachments: For discussions, write or cut/paste (ctrl c/ctrl v) directly into the text box. Attachments are not allowed – nor will be graded, rather a zero -0- score will be awarded. Meaning that uploading a file will not be counted for a grade, so please make sure you to post directly in the discussion area. Note: If you want to type it in MS Word, .doc, .docx first, then copy/paste (ctrl c/ctrl v) into the discussion that is perfectly acceptable.

As a reminder, as you interact with your peers within the discussions, I will deliberately post additional information. This is intended to take advantage of every possible opportunity to share information with you regarding this course as well beneficial information and tips for your future courses.

Please review the Week 1 discussion Instructions and grading rubric before you participate in the Week 1 Discussion.

Discussion – Week 1

Networking Opportunities

My name is Romeo L. Madrid Jr. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1992, and I currently have 28 years professional nursing experience.  The first ten years of my career was spent caring for the adult patient in different specialties like emergency nursing, acute medical surgical and intensive care.  This professional progression was accomplished locally in the Philippines where I graduated, then I ventured to work abroad in Riyadh Saudi Arabia in 2001 where I worked at a military hospital and specialized in pediatric cardiac intensive care.  I fell in love taking care of the pediatric patient and their families and up until now I maintained this specialty.  Ferozali (2018) emphasized that nurses must always have a purpose focused on networking to be able to find job opportunities. This was the very reason why I constantly sought for careers that fit my interest. The development of my profession was supplemented with my desire for educational advancement. In the process of looking for a school that will suit my educational needs for my Masters program, I came across a friend who is an alumnus of Walden University.  This connection gave way to the culmination of my Masters program with Walden.  Furthermore, the author described that networking opens up different opportunities like jobs and other resources.  Through my network of friends who were in the same field of work, I was able to find connections that made fulfill my educational and career goals.

My Goals and University Vision and Mission

Research findings indicate that having an advanced degree correlates with better patient outcomes (Perry, 2018). I have always prioritized obtaining positive outcomes in the care of my patients, that is why I challenged myself to start my Master of Science in Nursing degree with Walden University. This principle supports the school’s vision that “knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good” (Walden University Catalog, 2020). My choice for a school that will provide me my advance education was crucial, I carefully studied what Walden University can offer me to realize my goal of becoming an advance healthcare professional that can give the best care to my patients and their families.  The mission that “Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change” (Walden University Catalog, 2020) is perfectly commensurate to how I want advance my education, and the positive impact that I want to provide for the whole community in the process of providing care for my patients.

Conclusion

The journey of my educational advancement is long, tedious, not to mention very expensive, but I have found a place that perfectly matched my personal goals. Walden University has a solid scholastic foundation of supporting students to be successful, at the same time offering a huge network of resources that makes me feel a part of a big supportive family. “Just as a home builder begins by designing the foundation, you must consider your foundation when planning your academic and professional success” (Laureate Education, 2018).  I am very close to finishing my program, and I am very satisfied with what Walden University has offered me so far. I had a dream, and Walden University has helped make that dream come into reality, to be a successful advance healthcare professional.

References

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Foundation of Success [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. https://class.content.laureate.net/59b6d4829c8046e20458dabf2410029f.html

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: The Journey Begins [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. https://class.content.laureate.net/59b6d4829c8046e20458dabf2410029f.html

Laureate Education (Producer). (2018). The Walden Journey to a Masters in Nursing: Networking and Collaboration [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. https://class.content.laureate.net/59b6d4829c8046e20458dabf2410029f.html

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

NURS_6003_Module01_Week01_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