This week we learned about strategic planning. Strategic planning is a foreign concept to me, something I don’t really have prior experience with, and something that I feel like I am still trying to understand. The strategic planning activity was difficult because I felt like I wasn’t really sure what to do and didn’t have enough knowledge or expertise to make these types of decisions and I felt like I would screw it up. I messaged my group members a lot to get their input and feedback. I do feel like this activity as well as the BSN strategic planning activity helped me gain a better understanding of this concept and how frequently it is used. The discussion this week made me realize how much research needs to into strategic planning and that there isn’t one correct answer, many people in our discussion had good ideas for the strategic planning for the University’s MSN program even though we had different ideas about it.