6531 Journal Entry

6531 Journal Entry

Journal Entry

Critical reflection of your growth and development during your practicum experience in a clinical setting has the benefit of helping you to identify opportunities for improvement in your clinical skills, while also recognizing your clinical strengths and successes.

This week, you will write a Journal Entry, reflecting on your clinical strengths and opportunities for improvement.

To prepare:

  • Refer      to the “Advanced Nursing Practice Competencies and Guidelines” found in      Week 1’s 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 and Procedures 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.
    • Talk about COPD, Hypertension and diabetic wound care patients

Journal Entry (450–500 words):

Learning from Experiences

  • Reflect      on the three most challenging patients. What was most challenging for      each?

Diabetic Wound- Heel ulcer stage III, Acute Chest pain

  • What      did you learn from this experience?
  • What      resources did you have available?
  • What      evidence-based practice did you use for this patient?
  • What      new skills are you learning?

Wound care

  • What      would you do differently?
  • How      are you managing patient flow and volume?

Communicating and Feedback

  • Reflect      on how to improve on your skills and knowledge and how to communicate that      back to your Preceptor.
  • How      are you doing?
  • What      type of feedback are you receiving from your Preceptor?

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