Assignment: Doctoral Strategies Essay and Attestation
Feb 17, 2022, 12:00 AM
Apr 1, 2022, 11:59 PM
The doctoral learning process is uniquely autonomous and requires self-imposed initiative to
investigate, gather information and orient yourself to the expectations of the program. In order to
be successful, it is important to develop strategies to maintain a healthy balance in your academic,
professional, and personal life.
The purpose of this assignment is to reflect on the "Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar," the
doctoral dispositions, and the resources introduced to you in this topic in order to prepare a plan to
be a successful learner.
Attend the "Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar."
Read the "Doctoral Dispositions and Acknowledgement of Review" document attached in
Read the "Direct Practice Improvement Project Groups and Associated Milestones," "DNP
Learner Expectations," and "DNP Direct Practice Improvement Project Recommendations,"
located in the DC Network.
Explore the APA resources, including the APA Style Guide, located in the Writing Center in
the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment
to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA
Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
Learners will submit this assignment using the assignment dropbox in the digital
classroom. In addition, learners must upload this deliverable to the Learner Dissertation
Page (LDP) in the DNP PI Workspace for later use.
After attending the "Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar," reading the doctoral dispositions, and
reviewing all of the resources indicated, write a 500-750-word paper including the following:
1. Discuss what concerns you have about matriculating through a DNP program, and insights
you gained from the "Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar" that helped mitigate those
2. Describe what your expectations are for the program and what challenges you might
anticipate. Identify personal strengths and explain how these will help you persevere in the
3. Outline a plan that you can use to be successful as a DNP learner. Include strategies for
time management, autonomy, and self-directed learning. Explain how you can utilize the
resources introduced in this topic to help you become more proficient.
Provide confirmation that you have attended the "Doctor of Nursing Orientation Webinar," read the
"Doctoral Dispositions and Acknowledgement of Review," and familiarized yourself with all the
listed resources, by completing the "Acknowledgement of Review" statement below and
copying/pasting it to the bottom of your reflection paper.
Acknowledgement of Review:
I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have reviewed doctoral dispositions, attended the Doctor of
Nursing Orientation Webinar, and have accessed and reviewed the Direct Practice Improvement
Project Group and Associated Milestones, DNP Learner Expectations, DNP Direct Practice
Improvement Project Recommendations, and the APA, PowerPoint, and writing resources in the
Writing Center of the Student Success Center. I agree to uphold the doctoral dispositions and
comply with the expectations of the program.
Important information for writing discussion questions and participation
Please read through the following information on writing a Discussion question response and participation posts.
Contact me if you have any questions.
Important information on Writing a Discussion Question
- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
Participation –replies to your classmates or instructor
- A minimum of 6 responses per week, on at least 3 days of the week.
- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
- Remember to use and follow APA-7th edition for all weekly assignments, discussion questions, and participation points.
- Here are some helpful links
- Student paper example
- Citing Sources
- The Writing Center is a great resource
Welcome to class
Hello class and welcome to the class and I will be your instructor for this course. This is a -week course and requires a lot of time commitment, organization, and a high level of dedication. Please use the class syllabus to guide you through all the assignments required for the course. I have also attached the classroom policies to this announcement to know your expectations for this course. Please review this document carefully and ask me any questions if you do. You could email me at any time or send me a message via the “message” icon in halo if you need to contact me. I check my email regularly, so you should get a response within 24 hours. If you have not heard from me within 24 hours and need to contact me urgently, please send a follow up text to.
I strongly encourage that you do not wait until the very last minute to complete your assignments. Your assignments in weeks 4 and 5 require early planning as you would need to present a teaching plan and interview a community health provider. I advise you look at the requirements for these assignments at the beginning of the course and plan accordingly. I have posted the YouTube link that explains all the class assignments in detail. It is required that you watch this 32-minute video as the assignments from week 3 through 5 require that you follow the instructions to the letter to succeed. Failure to complete these assignments according to instructions might lead to a zero. After watching the video, please schedule a one-on-one with me to discuss your topic for your project by the second week of class. Use this link to schedule a 15-minute session. Please, call me at the time of your appointment on my number. Please note that I will NOT call you.
Please, be advised I do NOT accept any assignments by email. If you are having technical issues with uploading an assignment, contact the technical department and inform me of the issue. If you have any issues that would prevent you from getting your assignments to me by the deadline, please inform me to request a possible extension. Note that working fulltime or overtime is no excuse for late assignments. There is a 5%-point deduction for every day your assignment is late. This only applies to approved extensions. Late assignments will not be accepted.
If you think you would be needing accommodations due to any reasons, please contact the appropriate department to request accommodations.
Plagiarism is highly prohibited. Please ensure you are citing your sources correctly using APA 7th edition. All assignments including discussion posts should be formatted in APA with the appropriate spacing, font, margin, and indents. Any papers not well formatted would be returned back to you, hence, I advise you review APA formatting style. I have attached a sample paper in APA format and will also post sample discussion responses in subsequent announcements.
Your initial discussion post should be a minimum of 200 words and response posts should be a minimum of 150 words. Be advised that I grade based on quality and not necessarily the number of words you post. A minimum of TWO references should be used for your initial post. For your response post, you do not need references as personal experiences would count as response posts. If you however cite anything from the literature for your response post, it is required that you cite your reference. You should include a minimum of THREE references for papers in this course. Please note that references should be no more than 5 years old except recommended as a resource for the class. Furthermore, for each discussion board question, you need ONE initial substantive response and TWO substantive responses to either your classmates or your instructor for a total of THREE responses. There are TWO discussion questions each week, hence, you need a total minimum of SIX discussion posts for each week. I usually post a discussion question each week. You could also respond to these as it would count towards your required SIX discussion posts for the week.
I understand this is a lot of information to cover in 5 weeks, however, the Bible says in Philippians 4:13 that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Even in times like this, we are encouraged by God’s word that we have that ability in us to succeed with His strength. I pray that each and every one of you receives strength for this course and life generally as we navigate through this pandemic that is shaking our world today. Relax and enjoy the course!