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 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 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 School of Nursing (SON) 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.
Review the Walden and the School of Nursing (SON) mission and
vision statements, Walden’s goals and University Outcomes, and the MSN
Program Learning Outcomes presented in this week’s Learning Resources.
Reflect on your professional and academic goals as they relate to your program/specialization.
Consider how the information in these resources fit with your own goals and to your becoming a scholar-practitioner.
Also consider academic and professional individuals and teams that
you may collaborate with in support of your efforts as a student at the
University and as a professional within your organization and career.
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