Assignment: 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
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
â€¢ Refer to the â€œAdvanced Nursing Practice Competencies and Guidelinesâ€ 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.
â€¢ Refer to your â€œClinical Skills Self-Assessment Formâ€ you submitted in Week 1,
and consider your strengths and opportunities for improvement.
â€¢ Refer to your Patient Log in Meditrek, and consider the patient activities you have
experienced in your practicum experience. Reflect on your observations and
In 450â€“500 words, address the following:
Learning From Experiences
â€¢ Revisit the goals and objectives from your Practicum Experience Plan. Explain
the degree to which you achieved each during the practicum experience.
â€¢ Reflect on the three (3) most challenging patients you encountered during the
practicum experience. What was most challenging about each?
â€¢ What did you learn from this experience?
â€¢ What resources did you have available?
â€¢ What evidence-based practice did you use for the patients?
â€¢ What new skills are you learning?
â€¢ What would you do differently?
â€¢ How are you managing patient flow and volume?
Communicating and Feedback
â€¢ Reflect on how you might improve your skills and knowledge and how to
communicate those efforts to your Preceptor.
â€¢ Answer the questions: How am I doing? What is missing?
â€¢ Reflect on the formal and informal feedback you received from your Preceptor.