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Transition to Graduate Study for NursingAcademic and Professional Success Plan TemplatePrepared by:Queenta BanackThis document is to be used for NURS 6003 Transition to Graduate Study for Nursing to complete Assessments 1-6. Just as importantly the document serves to organize your thoughts about planning for your academic and professional success.For specific instructions see the weekly assessment details in the course or ask your instructor for further guidance.Week 1 | Part 1: My Academic and Professional NetworkI have identified and secured the participation of the following academic (at least two) and professional (at least two) individuals and/or teams to form the basis of my network. This network will help me to clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and in the future.Directions: Complete the information below for each member of your network. For more than four entries repeat the items below with details of your additional network member(s) in the ‘ADDITIONAL NETWORK MEMBERS’ section.I have been a nurse going on 13 years. My first job was as an LPN in a Rehabilitation/ long term care facility in Glen burnie Maryland. After several years as an LPN, I decided to go back to school and become an RN. I continue my education and I obtained my master’s degree in nursing at Aspen University.TodayUniversity. Today I am going to be writing about my support system.NETWORK MEMBER 1Name: Mr. Marcus BoothTitle: Academic AdvisorOrganization: Walden UniversityAcademic or Professional: AcademicWhy I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:He has been of great assistance to me from the first day we talked over the phone trying to get to know what the school is offering. I started the FNP program with another University. I had to drop out of the program because I had no support. From the application process to the start date Marcus was there for me. He called me very often making sure everything is on track from my finances to books. Marcus made sure I was comfortable with blackboard. Before even starting with classes I felt the support from Walden University. Making the decision to go back to school is one thing and having the support is another.NETWORK MEMBER 2Name: Dr. ObinnaTitle: FNP, PHD IN PUBLIC HEALTHOrganization: Future care health and rehabilitationAcademic or Professional: ProfessionalWhy I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:Dr Obinna has been a mentor for a very long time. He gives me great adverse and tells me the truth about wrong or right decisions. When I was doing my MSN, he asked what was my next step? I wanted to go in for DNP and call it the day. While engaging with and following Dr. Obinna, I understand that critical thinking is very crucial in nursing. professional network is very important for one to succeed. The Walden University Video on the foundation of success states that the commitment for lifelong learning is crucial to the nursing profession. (Laureate Education, 2018). With that been said, in nursing you have to educate your patients which is a preventive measure.NETWORK MEMBER 3Name: Ms. DimiaTitle: DONOrganization: Acts life retirement communityAcademic or Professional: ProfessionalWhy I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:Dimia is my director of nursing (DON). I have known her for almost three years now. She is an excellent leader and very supportive at work. I believe I can gain a lot of support from her with my FNP program. In our nursing career advancement professional network is very crucial for success. Dimia is my mentor and leader. She is great support to my professional career, and I believe she will be a great to my journey in becoming a family nurse practitioner. Her expertise and knowledge in nursing gives me the confidence to continue in nursing. I am fortunate to have her by my side.