Reflect on the three (3) most challenging patients you encountered during the practicum experience.
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
In 450–500 words, address the following:
Learning From Experiences
Communicating and Feedback
American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2019). Discussion paper: Standards of practice for nurse practitioners. https://storage.aanp.org/www/documents/advocacy/position-papers/StandardsOfPractice.pdf
The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. (2017). Nurse practitioner core competencies content. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/competencies/20170516_NPCoreCompsContentF.pdf
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|Assimilation and Synthesis: Content Reflection||50 (50%) – 50 (50%)
Reflection demonstrates a high level of critical thinking in applying and integrating key course concepts and theories from readings, lectures, and/or Discussions. Insightful and relevant connections are made through contextual explanations and examples.
|40 (40%) – 49 (49%)
Reflection demonstrates moderate level of critical thinking in applying and integrating key course concepts and theories from readings, lectures, and/or Discussions. Connections are made through explanations and/or examples.
|31 (31%) – 39 (39%)
Reflection demonstrates minimal critical thinking in applying and integrating key course concepts and theories from readings, lectures, and/or Discussions. Minimal connections made through explanations and/or examples.
|0 (0%) – 30 (30%)
Reflection lacks critical thinking. Superficial connections are made with key course concepts and resources, and/or assignments
|Assimilation and Synthesis: Personal Growth||30 (30%) – 30 (30%)
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.
|20 (20%) – 29 (29%)
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.
|10 (10%) – 19 (19%)
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.
|0 (0%) – 9 (9%)
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.
|Written Expression and Formatting||15 (15%) – 15 (15%)
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.
|11 (11%) – 14 (14%)
Above average writing style and logically organized using standard English with minor errors in grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling.
|6 (6%) – 10 (10%)
Average writing style that is sometimes unclear and/or with some errors in grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling.
|0 (0%) – 5 (5%)
Poor writing style lacking in standard English, clarity, language used, and/or frequent errors in grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling. Needs work.
|APA||5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
No APA errors
|4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains one to two (1–2) APA errors
|2 (2%) – 3 (3%)
Contains three to five (3–5) APA errors
|0 (0%) – 1 (1%)
Contains more than five (> 5) APA errors
|Total Points: 100|