Assignment: New Nursing Practice Approaches
Assignment: New Nursing Practice Approaches
REFLECTIVE JOURNAL OBJECTIVES FOR PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE
Each week one of these should be the focus of your learning activities in your practice immersion experience. They do not need to be met in the order below, however they ALL need to be met by the end of the class so that the objectives in this class are completed. It is these learning activities from which you will gain the most valuable learning experience of this class.
Examples of how you may meet each one of the objectives are described below. These are not the only ways that you can meet them. These are merely examples to give you some guidance.
Week 1 Introduction
(Sample) Week 1 (January 21-27)
As my BSN journey drew closer to the end I’m faced with the most anticipated class, my capstone project. As I entered into week 1, I spent a few hours in the classroom making sure I’m going through all my professors’ announcement and gathered all the necessary research information on Identifying two GCU Library scholarly databases that will assist me in finding the best research articles to support my EBP proposal for week 1 DQ. The ISP took hours to complete as it’s a planner for the next 10 weeks ahead. As nervousness sets in I promise myself to stay on path with the all the requirements of this course. I met with my mentor during the week and discussed what is expected throughout the course, she completed and signed all necessary forms needed for her approval, mentor was approved by instructor
Week 2 – New practice approaches- Example: Develop a method of changing nursing practice based upon EBP research that is specific to your practicum nursing unit or facility; explain how it relates to that nursing unit and how you developed it.
(Sample) Week 2 (January 28- February 3)
During week 2 our priority was to choose our PICOT and submit to individual forum for approval from instructor. The anticipation of presenting my PICOT was here as I’ve been formulating my PICOT statement on educating the adherence for patients who are receiving anticoagulation therapy in the home settings to prevent stroke, PE/DVT etc.. my instructor approved topic which was very exciting for myself and mentor. Prior to this approval I had to change my implementation and add a few things with the feedback from my professor. It was concluded to educate on effectiveness regarding in home adherence, including diet and blood monitoring for older adults receiving anticoagulation therapy over a 6 months period. GCU library was my source to gather much needed peer review articles for this weeks’ assignment and DQ’s. Met with my mentor and went through articles that I gathered to find the best fit for assignment. As I feel I’m getting a hang of what’s expected throughout this course, I reflect on intraprofessional collaboration and its importance in solving concerns associated with improving medicine and technology and increasing the demand for healthcare services. Health care tasks are mostly challenging, complex and multifaceted. One problem may require the input of many health professionals from diverse specialties. It is therefore very important for a nurse to understand that he/she cannot provide quality care alone. I have learned that inter professional collaboration extends further to educational contexts.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.