I have been so excited to start my MSN, and now that the time has come, the anxiety set in a little bit. Some of my questions are am I going to be able to keep up? I work full time and have a baby, did I get myself in over my head? What if I can’t figure out some of the assignments? Will I be able to learn everything I need to become a great NP online? What if I have problems finding preceptors? What will the schedule be like with balancing work, kids and clinical? One of my concerns is with APA format. I feel as though that’s not one of my strong areas.
It’s easy to get caught up in the anxiety and what if’s of starting something new. I feel like most of my questions or concerns can be helped by my network. If I have questions on APA format, I can contact The Writing Center. Most of my other questions and concerns could probably be answered by Casey, in my professional network, who is almost finished with Walden University’s NP program.
I may have many questions, but what’s important is to keep an open mind, find a schedule/balance between work, school and family and be confident in myself that I can do this. I need to know my goals and not give up (Online Learning). Other options to improve my online education experience would be the American Nurses Association. They have so many resources to help me succeed (ANA Enterprise).
Walden University 9n.d.). The Writing Center. Retrieved on September 7, 2020 from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter
Online Colleges (n.d.). 10 Traits of a Successful Online Learner. Retrieved September 7, 2020 from https://www.onlinecollege.org/2011/07/14/10-traits-of-a-successful-online-learner/
ANA Enterprise (n.d.). Resources To Succeed. Retrieved on September 7, 2020 from https://www.nursingworld.org/resources/