Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions
Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions
In Week 1 you began building a foundation for your success by considering a network; individuals and teams that 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 be helpful now.
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!
Reflect on questions or concerns you might have as you begin the MSN program.
>Consider the individuals, teams, and departments you previously considered in Week 1 and how they may provide support to address these questions and concerns. Then, identify potential individuals, teams, or departments within Walden or your network that you can turn to for assistance in answering these questions and/or concerns.
>must have citations. Must have 3 scholarly references at least 5 years old.
>Needed by 1/12/2020
Disc/ussion: Strategies for Addressing Q
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.
Many of our colleagues also share the same concern when it comes to writing. I myself have this concern because I have been out school for many years. By utilizing all the resources Walden University offers such as the writing center, library, and APA templates, we can improve our writing. According to the writing center “Through our paper review service, we aim to help students become better writers. Rather than editing or ‘fixing’ your paper, our goal is to help you develop your writing skills” (n.d). The writing center will also assist us in becoming scholarly writers by giving us instruction and feedback in a positive way. Therefore, you shouldn’t think your writing style is less or unprofessional. We all have a different way of expressing ourselves through our work. Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions
In reference to the American Nurses Association web page, yes it does provide an abundance amount of information such as continuing education, journals, and even a career center. It has been awhile since I have accessed the website. It’s incredible that we nurses fail to use the resources available to us. As I breezed through the website, I found a section called Capitol Beat. Very interesting article about ANA involvement in the election as well as advocating for nurses to get involved: “Now is the time, more than ever, that nurses need to engage, have a seat at the table and make their voices heard, regardless of where they are from or who they support” (Davis, 2020).
Davis, B. (2020, March 1). How you can engage in the election and the state of the race. Capital
Beat. Retrieved from https://anacapitolbeat.org/
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Writing a paper. Our goal. Retrieved from
Main Question Post
I feel that a majority of my questions going into this class have been looked at during the first week of this course. I questioned if I would be able to attend school, work and continue to be a present mother, grandmother and wife. It seems like a lot to fit into one day. It was good to read, first week, that others had the same doubts and questions in our Facebook group. It made me very happy that I joined the group. The reading has also stated that being part of a social group with your peers is helpful in staying focused and using them as a resource. (Walden University, n.d.)
The American Nurses Association, ANA, has also produced a lot of links for me that will be useful throughout my career and through school that I was not aware existed. Am I the only one applying for every scholarship I can find to help pay for my schooling? It was great to find the scholarship area on ANA page in this weeks’ reading. (American Nurses Association, n.d.)
I continue to be worried about my writing. I write like I talk which isn’t always in a scholarly fashion. I will use the many resources Walden provides in it’s writing center. The ability to send in your papers to be proof read is a benefit for me. Knowing they will give you feedback prior to submitting our papers is very helpful. (Walden University, n.d.) I also found it beneficial to read the difference between active and passive voice when writing. (Walden University, n.d.) I am used to charting as a nurse when we never use the word “I”, only “this nurse”. Does anyone else find it hard to write any other way after so many years of charting? I am sure there will be many revisions of my papers to keep this type of writing out of my assignments. It will be in my head each time I write, “this is an assignment, not a chart”. We will see if that helps. Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions
Other questions that I have would be the following:
What is the difference in curriculum between the MSN, FNP and DNP courses? Did I make the right choice going for my FNP and not DNP? How will I get clinical hours done and still work, be at home and have a class at the same time? Can I do this and get the grades I want realistically? How do I start a practice when I’m done?
Hopefully I’m not the only one with a lot of these questions.
American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Resources to succeed. Retrieved March 2, 2020, from ANA enterprise: https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/
Walden University. (n.d.). Retrieved February 24, 2020, from Walden University Catalog: https://catalog.waldenu.edu/
Walden University. (n.d.). Scholarly voice: active and passive voice. Retrieved March 3, 2020, from Writing Center: https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive
Walden University. (n.d.). Writing Center. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter: https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter Discussion: Strategies for Addressing Questions
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/
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Scholarly voice: Active and passive voice. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/activepassive
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: Overview. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates
Note: Download and review the School of Nursing template by navigating to “Program-Specific Templates” and then “School of Nursing” and selecting “School of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Walden templates: School of Nursing Writing Template with Instructions. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-20293632
Note: Download and review the School of Nursing template by selecting the “General Templates” link and then selecting “School of Nursing Writing Template With Instructions.”
Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.). Writing a paper: Revising. Retrieved November 14, 2018, from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/revising
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You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument