Academic Resources and Strategies
Academic Resources and Strategies
The academic resources available for the MSN program include journals available in the university library. The university library is an important resource for a student searching for evidence-based information on healthcare issues. Some of the journals include the American Journal of Nursing, American Nurse Today, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, and Evidence-Based Nursing. The library is a rich platform to find evidence-based information for nursing (Stanfill et al., 2019). Other resources include nursing research databases such as CINAHL, Cochrane, Medline, Medscape, and UptoDate. Nursing databases are pertinent while locating research studies and statistics in nursing. Annual conferences are important academic sources since they provide information on healthcare trends (Hofmeyer & Taylor, 2021). Some of the conferences include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Student Policy Summit, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the AANP Specialty and Leadership Conference. Conferences are important since it helps students to interact and network with other students (Hofmeyer & Taylor, 2021). The writing center is another critical academic center. For instance, writing well-formatted and research papers is a common practice in the MSN program.
The American Association for Nurse Practitioners is a prolific resource containing important information for nurse professionals. Students can access the site to find information on trending issues, news, clinical resources, and practice information across states (AANP, 2021). Nurses can find information on advocacy and policy changes needed to enhance the nurse practice. The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Journal for Nurse Practitioners are effective resources for students and practitioners (AANP, 2021). Students can use the resources and still access quality information as they transition into nursing practice.
Online mobile applications for nurses are available on the World Wide Web to help practitioners. Students can download the applications to understand the information necessary for the nurse practice (Flynn et al., 2018). For instance, Epocrates is an important resource for practitioners since it provides information on clinical interventions. Practitioners use the application to find information on dosing, reactions, interactions, pharmacology, and pregnancy (Flynn et al., 2018). Finding information on patient management and treatment is vital for nurse practitioners since it eliminates the risk of medical errors. Nurse practitioners can enjoy easy and efficient access to information and enhance their decision-making (Flynn et al., 2018). MSN students and nurse practitioners can use the resources to enhance their knowledge.
Benefits of the Resources
The resources are effective in providing reliable and evidence-based information that expands the knowledge of students and practitioners. For instance, conferences are important in understanding the appropriate perspective for the current emerging issues in the nursing practice (Calinici, 2017). Another benefit is that they provide information on nurse advocacy and policies that affect nurse practice. For instance, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners advocates for the elimination of barriers when nurses relocate to other states (Calinici, 2017). The varying requirements for nurse practitioners across states restrict the easy movement due to certification and licensure requirements.
Academic resources are vital sources of information for MSN students and nurse practitioners. The MSN students and nurse practitioners can use the academic and professional resources to expand their knowledge and easily retrieve information. Easy accessibility of reliable and evidence-based information is critical for safe, efficient, and quality nurse practice. The resources address the emerging issues such as policies on licensure and certification of nurses across states. The information is vital in improving the quality of practice, providing evidence-based, and enhance the knowledge of students and nurse practitioners on contemporary issues.
AANP (2021). American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP. Retrieved from https://www.aanp.org/
Calinici, T. (2017). Nursing apps for education and practice. Journal of Health Medical Informatics, 8(262), 2.
Flynn, G. A. H., Polivka, B., & Behr, J. H. (2018). Smartphone use by nurses in acute care settings. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 36(3), 120-126.
Hofmeyer, A., & Taylor, R. (2021). Strategies and resources for nurse leaders to use to lead with empathy and prudence so they understand and address sources of anxiety among nurses practising in the era of COVID‐19. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30(1-2), 298-305.
Stanfill, A. G., Aycock, D., Dionne‐Odom, J. N., & Rosa, W. E. (2019). Strategies and resources for increasing the PhD pipeline and producing independent nurse scientists. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51(6), 717-726.