Please note that my specialty is Nurse practitioner in Psychiatric (PMHNP). Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.
· Review the information presented in the Learning Resources for using the Walden Library, searching the databases, and evaluating online resources.
· Begin searching for a peer-reviewed article that pertains to your practice area and interests you.
Using proper APA formatting, cite the peer-reviewed article you selected that pertains to your practice area and is of particular interest to you and identify the database that you used to search for the article. Explain any difficulties you experienced while searching for this article. Would this database be useful to your colleagues? Explain why or why not. Would you recommend this database? Explain why or why not.
· Reflect on strategies that you can pursue in developing portfolios or portfolio elements that focus on academic achievements.
· Review one or more samples from your own research of resources focused on portfolio development.
Post an explanation of at least two strategies for including academic activities and accomplishments into your professional development goals. Then, explain how those goals may align with the University’s emphasis on social change. Be specific and provide examples.
Reflect on your decision to pursue a specialty within the MSN program, including your professional and academic goals as they relate to your program/specialization.
Post an explanation of your choice of a nursing specialty within the program. Describe any difficulties you had (or are having) in making your choice, and the factors that drove/are driving your decision. Identify at least one professional organization affiliated with your chosen specialty and provide details on becoming a member.