Post- James G
I need a positive argument based in this discussion question. Respond to this argument 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 colleagues’ 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 research.
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
My Goals and Walden University Vision and Mission
In 2011 I graduated from Nursing School. I knew I wanted work in the Emergency Department. I had finished my practicum in an ED and was slotted to be hired once I passed my NCLEX. As life would have it, I wouldn’t be able to take that job until year later. In the meantime, I toughed it out as a floor nurse, and honed my skills. I knew that floor nursing was not in my 10-year plan, so I made it a point to get all the experience I could to prepare myself for a career as a nurse. My journey since becoming an RN has been an amazing one. I have completed Critical Care fellowships, worked beside some of the finest physicians, and now with all my experiences, I need to become a Nurse Practioner. I am currently working in the Operating Room and have absolutely fallen in love with Orthopedics. Becoming an Orthopedic Nurse Practioner will allow me to treat patients in clinic as well as assist the surgeon to increase mobility in those requiring surgery.
I found Walden University during a school fair at my current hospital. I spoke with a representative who, in my opinion, made the choice very easy. I did research other online programs, but I always came back to Walden University. The ability for me to attend a program and still be able to work full time was a must. I felt like this University had my best interest in mind after reading the School of Nursing’s (SON) vision and mission statement. The mission statement states “Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.” (Walden University, 2011a) I feel as though Walden University will assist me to be in control my transformation from Registered Nurse to Nurse Practioner.
Incorporation of Social Change
Everyday our society experiences change whether swift or gradual. I want to promote positive social change by integrating Walden University’s views with my own. “Positive social change results in the improvement of human and social conditions.” (Walden 2011b, para.1) I want to be part of that change, I want to be part of the improvement, I want to use my knowledge and experience to help improve the way we live together as human beings. I feel like Walden University will provide me with the tools needed to make this vision a reality.
Walden University. (2011a). About the school. Retrieved from
Walden University. (2011b). Vision, mission, and goals. Retrieved from