Critical reflection on your growth and development during your pra
Critical reflection on your growth and development during your practicum experience in a clinical setting helps you identify opportunities for improvement in your clinical skills, while also recognizing your strengths and successes.
Use this Journal to reflect on your clinical strengths and opportunities for improvement, the progress you made, and what insights you will carry forward into your next practicum.
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources.
Refer to the “Population-Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies” found in the Week 1 Learning Resources and consider the quality measures or indicators advanced nursing practice nurses must possess in your specialty of interest.
Refer to your “Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form” you submitted in Week 1 and consider your strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Refer to your Patient Log in Meditrek and consider the patient activities you have experienced in your practicum experience and reflect on your observations and experiences.
In 450–500 words, address the following:
Learning From Experiences
Revisit the goals and objectives from your Practicum Experience Plan. Explain the degree to which you achieved each during the practicum experience.
Reflect on the three most challenging patients you encountered during the practicum experience. What was most challenging about each?
What did you learn from this experience?
What resources were available?
What evidence-based practice did you use for the patients?
What would you do differently?
How are you managing patient flow and volume?
Communicating and Feedback
Reflect on how you might improve your skills and knowledge and how to communicate those efforts to your Preceptor.
Answer the questions: How am I doing? What is missing?
Reflect on the formal and informal feedback you received from your Preceptor.
BY DAY 7
Submit your Journal.
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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssimilation and Synthesis: Content Reflection
50 to >44.0 ptsExcellent
Reflection demonstrates a high level of critical thinking in applying and integrating key course concepts and theories from readings, lectures, and/or experiences. Insightful and relevant connections are made through contextual explanations and examples.
44 to >39.0 ptsGood
Reflection demonstrates moderate level of critical thinking in applying and integrating key course concepts and theories from readings, lectures, and/or experiences. Connections are made through explanations and/or examples.
39 to >34.0 ptsFair
Reflection demonstrates minimal critical thinking in applying and integrating key course concepts and theories from readings, lectures, and/or experiences. Minimal connections made through explanations and/or examples.
34 to >0 ptsPoor
Reflection lacks critical thinking. Superficial connections are made with key course concepts and resources, and/or assignments.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssimilation and Synthesis: Personal Growth
30 to >26.0 ptsExcellent
Expresses solid evidence of reflection on own work. Demonstrates substantial personal growth and awareness of deeper meaning through inferences, well developed insights, and significant depth in awareness and challenges. Synthesizes current experience into future implications.
26 to >23.0 ptsGood
Expresses moderate evidence of reflection on own work. Demonstrates satisfactory personal growth and awareness through some inferences, insights, and challenges. There is mention of the future implications of student’s current experience.
23 to >20.0 ptsFair
Expresses minimal evidence of reflection on own work. Demonstrates less than adequate personal growth and awareness through limited or simplistic inferences made, insights, and/or challenges that are not well developed. Minimal thought of future implications of student’s current experience.
20 to >0 ptsPoor
Expresses inadequate evidence of reflection on own work. Personal growth and awareness are not evident and/or demonstrate an impersonal experience. Lacks personal insights, challenges, inferences, and/or future implications are overlooked.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting
15 to >13.0 ptsExcellent
Well written and clearly organized using standard English, characterized by elements of a strong writing style and basically free from grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling errors.
13 to >11.0 ptsGood
Above average writing style and logically organized using standard English with minor errors in grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling.
11 to >10.0 ptsFair
Average writing style that is sometimes unclear and/or with some errors in grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling.
10 to >0 ptsPoor
Poor writing style lacking in standard English, clarity, language used, and/or frequent errors in grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling. Needs work.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA
5 to >4.0 ptsExcellent
Contains no APA errors.
4 to >3.5 ptsGood
Contains one to two (1–2) APA errors.
3.5 to >2.0 ptsFair
Contains three to five (3–5) APA errors.
2 to >0 ptsPoor
Contains more than five (>5) APA errors.
Total Points: 100.
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