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Assignment Details / Class 1 Unit 9

Self-Directed Learning Plan

Purpose:

It’s important to develop your professional goals and how you achieve them in this course and your chosen program.

Directions:

To prepare your SDLP for the review, complete the steps outlined below.

After exploring the course description, course outcomes, and unit themes and outcomes, complete your SDLP for this course. Not all courses will directly impact your strengths or your areas of development.

What do you expect to learn in this course that will help you achieve your academic and professional goals? You are encouraged to reflect earnestly about how the course content and experience might serve your goals, as well as about what you might proactively do in the course to develop in your target areas.

If you have determined there are additional areas from which you would benefit, or areas you would like to replace, this is a good time to do so. Remember, this is your learning plan, so design it to help you achieve your unique goals. Integrate feedback (if any) from the Unit 7 SDLP Draft Assignment feedback. You must submit the Unit 9 SDLP Assignment using the SDLP Template. You should not submit a written paper for the Unit 9 SDLP Assignment. If you have references to support your SDLP then you should add a heading References at the end of the SDLP Template and add the references in APA format. You do not need to have a title page for this Assignment in APA format.

This Assignment will be graded based on evidence of thoughtful development of your SDLP.

To view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Resources.

Assignment Requirements:

Before finalizing your work, you should:

· be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above);

· consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and

· utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors.

Your writing Assignment should:

· follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);

· be well orderedlogical, and unified, as well as original and insightful; and

· display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.

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Unit 9

Self Directed Learning Plan
Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Average Excellent Score Weight Final Score
0-1 2 3 4
Professional Goal Did not establish a professional goal. Goal is presented but is not clearly defined and is not realistic or achievable. Goals is presented but could use clarification and/or may not be realistic or achievable Clearly established an achievable, realistic, and professional goal. 0 10% 0.00
KSA’s Did not submit work or list 3 Knowledge, Skills and Accomplishments that will prepare a graduate for an advanced nursing role. Described less than 3 of the Knowledge, Skills and Accomplishments that will prepare a graduate for an advanced nursing role – OR – only listed 3 KSA’s without necessary description. Described 3 knowledge, sills and accomplishments that prepares a grade student for an advanced nursing role. Additional detail is needed. Clearly described at least 3 Knowledge, Skills and Accomplishments that will prepare a graduate for an advanced nursing role. 0 40% 0.00
Strengths to Leverage Did not submit work or did not complete at least 3 Strengths and did not align them to Course Learning Goals and Course Outcomes and Assessments. Completed less than 3 Strengths. Attempted to align to Course Learning Goals and Course Outcomes and Assessments. Additional detail is needed. Completed at least 3 Strengths and aligned to Course Learning Goals and Course Outcomes and Assessments. Additional detail is needed. Completed at least 3 Strengths and aligned to Course Learning Goals and Course Outcomes and Assessments. 0 15% 0.00
Areas to Develop Did not submit work or did not list at least 1 area to develop in this course and did not align it to the course learning goals or outcomes and assessment. Described at least 1 area to develop in this course but did not align it to the course learning goals and outcomes and assessment. Additional detail is needed. Described at least 1 area to develop in this course and aligned it to the course learning goals and outcomes and assessment. Additional detail is needed. Described at least 1 area to develop in this course and aligned it to the course learning goals and outcomes and assessment 0 15% 0.00
Reflection Did not provide a reflection or reflection is insufficient. Provided a minimal reflection that could use additional development. Provided a reflection that could use additional development. Provi

Kaplan University Graduate School of Nursing

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING PLAN

The Self-Directed Learning Plan (SDLP) is a process and document to chronicle your accomplishments and learning steps through the MSN program and beyond as they relate to your professional goals.

The SDLP will help you to identify and target the array of competencies you need to reach your professional objectives and to help you organize your Kaplan MSN learning experience to suit your career objectives.

The SDLP will be a section of your Program Portfolio, so take some quality introspective time to consider strengths and areas of development relevant to your career objectives. Knowing your strengths and areas to develop, you can begin a plan to find out what you need to do to achieve your career goals. We encourage you to continue to reflect on the identified areas throughout the MSN program. If you feel a strength or development area is no longer relevant, you may add another to take its place. At any time, you may also add additional areas.

Your Name: Date:

Anticipated Nursing Role:

Professional Goal (3-5 years) from now:

Knowledge that prepares a graduate student for an advanced nursing role:

Skills that prepare a graduate student for an advanced nursing role:

Accomplishments that prepare a graduate student for an advanced nursing role:

Strengths to Leverage

Step 1: The most effective and satisfied people align their work with their natural strong points. Identify 3-5 of your key strengths (see Column 1 below); these could be a competency, skill, ability, knowledge area or personal characteristic. Think about how you can leverage those strengths to be effective in your work, achieve your professional goals, and become a leader in your profession.

Step 2: At the beginning of each course in your MSN program, answer the following question either using this template or a narrative format. What do you expect to learn in this course that will help you leverage your strengths? (See Column 2 below) Be as specific as you can, e.g., assume that a strength is your analytical ability.

Step 3: Answer the following questions either using this template or a narrative format. Did you learn what you expected to learn? (See Column 3 below) Was there information or insights that helped you that you didn’t expect to learn at the outset of the course? What changes or additions, if any, will you make to your SDLP based on learning in this course?

Kaplan University Graduate School of Nursing

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING PLAN

The Self-Directed Learning Plan (SDLP) is a process and document to chronicle your accomplishments and learning steps through the MSN program and beyond as they relate to your professional goals.

The SDLP will help you to identify and target the array of competencies you need to reach your professional objectives and to help you organize your Kaplan MSN learning experience to suit your career objectives.

The SDLP will be a section of your Program Portfolio, so take some quality introspective time to consider strengths and areas of development relevant to your career objectives.Knowing your strengths and areas to develop, you can begin a plan to find out what you need to do to achieve your career goals. We encourage you to continue to reflect on the identified areas throughout the MSN program. If you feel strength or development area is no longer relevant, you may add another to take its place. At any time, you may also add additional areas.

Your Name: M A Date: 07/01/2017

Anticipated Nursing Role: Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on Pediatric

Professional Goal (3-5 years) from now: My long-term goal (7-10 years) is to open my own practice offering primary care to patients across populations suffering from common to acute to chronic illnesses. In this case, my 3 to 5 years professional goals must fit in this plan. They include completing my MSN program, getting my FNP licensure and finding suitable settings, preferably a busy hospital offering all-round FNP services from which I can garner ample experience to enable me open my own practice. This implies not just hands on care, but leadership/managerial skills that would be critical in helping me direct healthcare services delivered in my practice.

Knowledge that prepares a graduate student for an advanced nursing role:

Knowledge of background in humanities and sciences, as it pertains to NP. This is needed as NPs prepared at graduate/master’s level should be ready to integrate genetics, organization sciences, biopsychosocial fields, public health and scientific findings derived from FNP research to continually improve delivery of nursing care in various settings. Knowledge of healthcare systems at national, organization, unit and departmental levels, as well as, organizational and personal leadership is critical to enable an FNP direct safe, cost conscious and quality patient care at a personal and organizational level. Considering that, FNPs must deal with complex issues and deliver comprehensive care, knowledge of integrating and translating research into practice is needed to enable NPs use best-evidence practice to