ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN PART 1: DEVELOPING AN ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORK When was the last time you read Meditation XVII of

ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN PART 1: DEVELOPING AN ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

When was the last time you read Meditation XVII of John Donne’s 
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions?

Unless you are a student of seventeenth-century poetry, you may not be all that familiar with this piece. However, you may be much more familiar with one of its well-known phrases: “No man is an island…”.

As you begin your journey toward achieving your academic and professional goals, you have a great opportunity to network with academics and professionals who can help ensure you do not travel alone. This network can help to clarify your own vision for success and can help guide you now and in the future. To paraphrase Donne, no one is an island.

Begin creating an academic and professional network by identifying which academic and professional connections and resources with which you need to collaborate to succeed in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

RESOURCES

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources. 


WEEKLY RESOURCES

To Prepare:

· Consider individuals, departments, teams, and/or resources within Walden University and within your profession that you believe can support your academic and professional success.

· Identify at least two academic and at least two professional individuals, colleagues, or teams that might help you succeed in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

· Download the 
Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

The Assignment:

Academic and Professional Network

Complete Part 1 of your 
Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template. Be sure to address the following:

· Identify at least two academic and at least two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

· Explain why you selected these individuals and/or teams and how they will support your success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

BY DAY 7 OF WEEK 1

Submit Part 1 of your 
Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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1. To submit your completed assignment, save your Assignment as MD1Assgn_LastName_Firstinitial

2. Then, click on Start Assignment near the top of the page.

3. Next, click on Upload File and select Submit Assignment for review.

Rubric

NURS_6003_Module01_Week01_Assignment_Rubric

NURS_6003_Module01_Week01_Assignment_Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeComplete Part 1 of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template. Be sure to: · 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.

40 to >35.0 pts

Excellent

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

35 to >31.0 pts

Good

The response clearly and accurately identifies the names, titles, and organizations of two academic individuals or teams and two professional individuals or teams to collaborate with to be successful in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

31 to >27.0 pts

Fair

The response includes fewer than two each (academic and professional) individuals, or is missing the full name, title, or organization of one or more individual.

27 to >0 pts

Poor

The response includes two or fewer academic and professional individuals, response does not include names, titles and organization or response is missing.

40 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExplain why these individuals and/or teams were selected. Explain how these individuals and/or teams will support success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

55 to >49.0 pts

Excellent

Response clearly and thoroughly explains 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.

49 to >43.0 pts

Good

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.

43 to >38.0 pts

Fair

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

38 to >0 pts

Poor

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.

55 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting—English Writing Standards:Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 to >3.0 pts

Good

Contains a few (one or two) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3 to >2.0 pts

Fair

Contains several (three or four) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

2 to >0 pts

Poor

Contains many (five or more) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

5 pts

Total Points: 100

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LEARNING RESOURCES


Required Readings

· Nurse.org. (n.d.).
List of nursing organizations
Links to an external site.
. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from

· Schmidt, K. (n.d.). 
5 reasons nurses should engage in professional networking
Links to an external site.
 [Blog post]. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from

· Walden University. (n.d.). 
Connect to Walden
Links to an external site.
. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from

· Walden University. (n.d.). 
College of Nursing
Links to an external site.
. Retrieved October 5, 2020, from

Review the College of Nursing’s vision and mission.

· Walden University. (n.d.). 
Walden University catalog
Links to an external site.
. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from

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
Links to an external site.
. Retrieved October 4, 2019, from

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
Links to an external site.
. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from

· Wofford, P. (2018). 
10 networking tips for nurses who hate networking
Links to an external site.
. Retrieved from

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

· Document: 
Discussion Posting Exemplars
 Download Discussion Posting Exemplars(PDF)

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