Week 1 Discussion
Mission, Vision, and Personal Goals
Are you familiar with Walden Universityâ€™s vision and
mission? Were they a factor in selecting this University? How do they relate to
your professional and academic goals? Does it matter if there is a tight or
loose relationship or one at all? This weekâ€™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. Is there a match? How
does Walden’s mission and vision relate to your becoming a scholar-practitioner
committed to social change?
Review the Walden and SON mission and vision statements,
Waldenâ€™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 the documents, identified
above, fit with your own goals and to your becoming a scholar-practitioner.
Think about how you will incorporate your commitment to
social change into your professional and academic goals, particularly as it
relates to the area(s) of interest represented by your program/specialization.
By Day 3
Post a description of one or more significant ways in which
Waldenâ€™s and the School of Nursingâ€™s perspectives (i.e., vision, mission,
social change message, and outcomes) relate to your professional and academic
goals and to your becoming a scholar-practitioner. Include how you plan to
incorporate social change into your professional and academic goals.
Support your Discussion assignment with specific resources
used in its preparation using APA formatting. You are asked to provide a
reference for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this
By Day 6
Read a selection of your colleaguesâ€™ responses.
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days in one or more of the following ways:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence or research.
Share an insight from having read your colleaguesâ€™ postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Expand on your colleaguesâ€™ postings by providing additional
insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
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