Students will complete a self-reflection assignment for the purpose of validating their clinical progress. The goal for this activity is to engage the student in considering how their clinical abilities and professional growth are changing.
Activity Learning Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will:
- Review clinical encounters to identify gaps in experience.
- Propose a plan to narrow the gaps in experience.
- Identify their own feelings regarding their progress, achievement of personal goals and weaknesses.
- Chose two (2) NONPF CORE competencies and discuss how the student has met or plans to meet them in the future.
Assignment must be submitted by Saturday 11:59 p.m. MT of week 8.
Total Points Possible: 50
There are two parts to this assignment.
- In part 1, students will review their clinical experience documentation in to write a narrative about their experience thus far. Students should:
o Review their patient encounters and identify experience gaps in terms of age, acuity, certain procedures, level of complexity, etc.
o State how they plan to narrow this gap in future practicums (i.e., focus on seeing pediatric patients under the age of 5, finding a separate pediatric site for a later practicum, et cetera)
o Discuss how they have progressed throughout the practicum by identifying the goals that they have achieved and/or are still working toward
o Identify areas of weakness and communicate a plan to address these areas
- Choose two of the NONPF CORE competencies and describe either (a) how you have met them or (b) how you plan to work toward meeting them in the future. Provide specific examples from your clinical rotation as support.
The purpose of this paper is to provide a reflective discussion about this course. It includes the identified gaps in patient experience, progression in clinical rotation, identified areas of weaknesses, and the two NONPF competencies met that have been met.
Gaps in Patient Experience
The gaps identified in practice lower levels of integration evidence into practice with pediatric patients and low health literacy levels among the elderly patients. The former is aggravated by the inability of nurses to adequate time to pursue their continued education in order to develop more knowledge about the contemporary evidence-based practices (EBP) with pediatric patients. To address this, healthcare organizations should promote continued nurse education to enhance their EBP knowledge and skills (Clark, Draper, & Rogers, 2015)…..Please click the icon below to purchase the full solution at $10