Unit 1: Course Introduction and Overview – Discussion

 NOTE TO THE STUDENT: Welcome to the first discussion question of your MSN program!! The discussion boards are an ideal format for you to begin interacting with your instructor and classmates. Beginning with Unit 2 (next week), in order to obtain full credit for the weeks participation, your initial discussion question responses will need to be no less than 200 words in length, they must be posted by Saturday 11:59pm MST, and they must reference the week’s reading in some way. In addition, you are required to post to each discussion thread on three different days during the unit (which runs from Wednesday to Tuesday). This week there are two discussion threads. 

  

Topic   1: Introduction and Course Navigation

PART 1:
Throughout this course, there will be many opportunities to exchange opinions and comment on other students’ ideas. Please take this opportunity to introduce yourself and to learn something about one another. Share a brief introduction that helps us get to know you as we develop our online community. Consider the following:
 

1. What is your area of nursing expertise?
2. What is your current position or work in nursing?
3. What are the reasons that you decided to obtain a master degree in nursing?
4. Is there anything you would like to share that would help us get to know you better? If you feel comfortable in sharing your picture, please add as an attachment. A smaller size is preferred.
 

PART 2:
Please visit the following areas from your Kaplan home page and classroom. Read the content and explain one item of interest that you learned from each area. Each of these sections are located in the Course Home on the left-hand side of the course
 

1. Syllabus
2. Grading Rubrics  
3. MSN Practicum