NURS 8002 BLOG: LEARNING ONLINE

NURS 8002 BLOG: LEARNING ONLINE

NURS 8002 BLOG: LEARNING ONLINE

One strategy that I feel was very effective in helping me study was recording my professors during lectures. I would also try to look over the notes ahead of time. The recordings allowed me to go back and listen to lecture again. There were times where my brain would zone out and I would miss some of the lecture. Viewing the notes ahead of time also helped me to be more familiar with the information that was being presented. The one skill set that still trips me up would be time management. I have absolutely no sense of time sometimes.  One article suggested that there are skills that make a difference in time management success and awareness is one of those skills. “Awareness: thinking realistically about your time by understanding it is a limited resource” (Dierdorff,2020). Being aware of my time and figuring out where to place my focus might help me to improve when it comes to getting things done in a timely manner. This is a skill that I plan to use throughout my program so that I stay on top of things as I progress.

 

Dierdorff, E. (2020, January 29). Time Management is About More Than Life Hacks. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2020/01/time-management-is-about-more-than-life-hacks

Audio recording lectures can certainly give you an opportunity to review information and allow you to identify and focus on areas you might have missed. While this is generally allowed it is important to note that not only do you obtain the voice print of the professor but of anyone in the class who asks or responds to a question during this timeframe. There are times when persons who record lectures share these recordings. It is important to know that laws regarding recording and how this varies by state. Often the law legally allows for use of these recordings only by the person who recorded them. Many states are one person consent states regarding recording permission (Pantekoek, 2020). There are even laws that govern phone conversations as well (Justia, 2022). Be sure you are aware of the legality of interactions and communications in order to stay safe and keep others safe in this digital environment. Thanks for your post. Dr. M. Revell

References

Pantekoek, K. (2020). Is it legal to record your teachers and professors? FindLaw. https://www.findlaw.com/legalblogs/law-and-life/is-it-legal-to-record-your-teachers-or-professors/Links to an external site.

Justia. (2022, October). Recording phone calls and conversations; 50 state surveyhttps://www.justia.com/50-state-surveys/recording-phone-calls-and-conversations/Links to an external site.

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As a DNP student, we must be prepared to critically appraise literature to apply paramount evidence based practice in attaining the goal of improving health care outcomes. DNP students, while they possess high levels of clinical skills, often enter DNP programs with different levels of information literacy competencies, as well as anxiety about completing research-based and writing intensive assignments (Bernstein, Rodney, Kazer, & Boquet, 2020).

Planning is a skills set which consists of finding a great location place to study. Also, minimizing distractions and taking breaks can assist in the prevention of burnout. Planning entails spacing out your study time. Often planning involves time with peers and scholars, which can be very beneficial as we prep for exams and brainstorm. Most importantly, a strategy I have found helpful is rewarding yourself for the great work and goals accomplished.

Bernstein, M., Roney, L., Kazer, M., & Boquet, E. H. (2020). Librarians collaborate successfully with nursing faculty and a writing center to support nursing students doing professional doctorates. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 37(3), 240–244. https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12327

Thank you for sharing your post. Being able to record lectures is very helpful. Especially when you may have an

NURS 8002 BLOG LEARNING ONLINE
NURS 8002 BLOG LEARNING ONLINE

upcoming test or quiz. This allows you to go back and review important content that you may have missed. Recording lectures also have its downfalls also. Students who use this option avoid coming to class. With the availability of recordings, these reasons were no longer top motivators for students to come to class, and their decision of whether to come to class involved a more complex “cost-benefit analysis (Skoglund et. al., 2020, p. 572). However, I am glad this option has helped you in your studying. Time management skills are very important to have. Especially, in higher education programs. It helps you to be able to plan ahead and allow time to study for upcoming exams. In today’s time-dependent society, time management is a fundamental skill that is essential for carrying out daily routines and undertaking single and multiple tasks independently and with others (Holmefur et. al., 2021, p. 2). Grabbing ahold of this very important skill early will surely help you. Once again thank you for your post.

 

Reference

Holmefur, M., Roshanay, A., White, S., Janeslätt, G., Vimefall, E., & Lidström-Holmqvist, K. (2021). Evaluation of the “Let’s Get Organized” group intervention to improve time management: protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial. Trials22(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05578-xLinks to an external site.

Skoglund, E., Fernandez, J., Sherer, J. T., Coyle, E. A., Garey, K. W., Fleming, M. L., & Sofjan, A. K. (2020). Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Evaluate Factors That Influence PharmD Students’ Intention to Attend Lectures. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education84(5), 572–581. https://doi.org/10.5688/ajpe7550

Being a Registered nurse for over ten years and having worked most of those years on a medical-surgical unit with a ratio of one to five or six patients, one must learn how to prioritize patient care. I started each shift by planning on how to take care of each patient individually through the course of my twelve-hour shift.

 

By planning and prioritizing, it allowed for a better workflow and better time management as the hours went by. This also helped to not feel overwhelmed and burnt out for the rest of the shift.

Healthcare is constantly changing with the help of evidence-based practice and technology. I believe that planning and prioritization was a great help to focus on where and what are imperative to be noted by charting it in the patient’s medical record, it also gave resources that can be passed on to the patients in minutes.

 

I believe that using this same strategy towards learning will help tremendously. Classes being online and at your own pace, one might become distracted and lose focus. With constant planning and prioritization which will then help with better time management and staying focused to achieve set goals.

 

One strategy that I have not yet tried is being part of a study group. As this will be my first online learning and at your own pace, I am somewhat nervous about missing deadlines or missing important and vital information that might be of help to one’s success.  Having some classmates to study together and to hold each other accountable will be very helpful with planning, time management, studying and also effective technology use. My plan is to see who is open to this idea that lives in the same state or whoever is open to a zoom or facetime study group.

I concur with you that planning, and prioritization gives room for better time management. and I’ve discovered that failing to follow a time management strategy might lead to problems and the inability to finish the task at hand within a given amount of time. I had to learn this the hard way. I had a tendency to procrastinate when working on the courses and readings, assuming that I would get them done later.  Procrastination resulted from having a list of things to do but not enough time to do them. A bad habit known as procrastination has been connected to poorer grades and overall academic performance (Martinez, 2021). To avoid burnout and maintain a healthy work-life balance, one can include breaks in his or her schedule by using time management techniques. This will also help to reduce the incidence of despair and anxiety. You can choose a plan of action by figuring out which of your duties takes up the most time and assessing whether you are devoting the majority of your time to the most crucial activities. You can plan more effectively and estimate the amount of time available for other activities if you have a strong understanding of the time needed for normal tasks (University of Georgia, 2020).

Reference

Martinez, A. J. (2021). Factor Structure and Measurement Invariance of the Academic Time

Management and Procrastination Measure. Retrieved from

https://www.researchgate.net/journal/Journal-of-Psychoeducational-Assessment-0734-Links to an external site.

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University of Georgia (2020). Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time

Management. Retrieved from

https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C1042&title=time-Links to an external site.

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