Developing an Academic

Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Part 1: Developing an Academic and Professional Network

When was the last time you read Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Several Steps in my Sickness—Meditation XVII?

Unless you are a student of 17th-century poetry, you may not be all that familiar with this piece by author John Donne. 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 you need to collaborate with to be successful in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.

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 to collaborate with to help you be successful in your MSN program and as a practicing nurse.
  • Download the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

The Assignment:

(I AM AN RN CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE PSYCH NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM I HAVE BEEN A NURSE SINCE 2011 MARRIED WITH 4 KIDS IN KANSAS) PLEASE ASK ME MORE QUESTIONS AS NEEDED.

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.