My Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success

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My Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success
Lydia Veluz Reyes
HCS/504 Version 6
February 15, 2012
Mary Eacott

My Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success in Graduate School Introduction
Graduate study is indeed a huge challenge for me. I have been out of academic school for 38 years. I could imagine how other students are experiencing. Seeking further education, requires well planned directions and commitment. I believe these challenges will need strategies for my personal success. I will state out my personal and professional short and long term goals and analyze strategies for effective communication. Personal Goal

My personal goal is to help other people who are sick and helpless. I like taking care of my family and help out the best I can. I want career advancement and enjoy learning new things. It is my desire to gain more knowledge and experience by going to graduate school. Professional Goal

My short term goal is to pursue masters in nursing. I see myself successfully completing the courses required, accomplish organizational skills, enhanced my ability to work well with other people and be a better nurse. My long term goal is to continue to be an active practicing nurse, using my learned graduate study skills and knowledge through teaching nursing students. Hopefully, in four to five years I will be an expert in the field of nursing. Challenges in meeting the goals

Work is the number one challenge I have. It is a full time job, eight hours a day and five days a week. Going to graduate school is an added load to my busy schedule. Time management is the second challenge. I have to juggle between work and school, listing out priorities and setting up a schedule for work and study. Learning skills in writing is my third challenge. I have been out of academic school for 38 years. It will take a lot of readings and acquiring learning style assessments in order to meet my goals. Strategies to Overcome the Challenges

For my job,...
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