NRS-430V Discussion Questions
Read Lake and von Baeyer's article, “Tips for Successful Students." Also, review the characteristics of a successful student as explained in the lecture. As you consider these, which is your strongest characteristic? Why? How will this characteristic help you to become a successful student in your program of study?
My strongest characteristic related to the article "Tips for Successful Students," (Lake and von Baeyer, 2005), include the fact I am a very responsible individual. When in the classroom setting I always strived to find a seat in the first couple of rows, because I knew I'd benefit from avoiding anonymity - and this stemmed from being responsible and accountable for my self and my own education. I feel this will help me remain a successful student while transitioning from my RN to my BSN, RN.
Lake and von Baeyer. (2005). Tips for Successful Students. Retrieved
June 23, 2015, from http://homepage.usask.ca/~clv022/success.htm
What do you look forward to as you begin this educational experience and your personal search for purpose? What is your greatest fear? How can you overcome it? Write about one specific educational experience from your past in which you addressed a fear and overcame it and how you succeeded in this process.
I am looking forward to obtaining my Bachelor’s degree. I am excited everything has gone smooth up to this point transitioning. My fear, however, is this won’t be smooth sailing the whole time. I fear I’ll struggle with online classes and be unable to fully commit as I plan. My plan to overcome this is to stick to a schedule made out by myself the week in advance, to stay on track. Time management becomes difficult with a family and a new night-shift job. Balancing personal, professional, and academic obligations won’t be easy at first – but I know it can be done (Keathley, 2013).
A fear I’m currently overcoming is public speaking. Today I walk...