Please review the attached instructions. Use the Practicum Experience Plan (attached word document – Practicum_Experience_Plan)  to complete the assignment. 

Attached last week assignment to be use to establish the objectives. At least 3 objectives from the areas for which you would like to gain application-level experience and/or continued growth as an advanced practice nurse.   

Your objectives should address your self-assessment of the skills found in the “PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form” you completed in Week 1. (see attached document – WK1Assgn2_Cordova Lopez_A) . 

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Self-assessment of Clinical Skills

Ariel Cordova Lopez

Walden University

PRAC 6635: Psychopathogy and Diagnostic Reasoning Practicum

Dr. Brandy Benson

March 05, 2022

Introduction

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, NPs are licensed clinicians with a doctorate or master’s education who provide advanced health care to clients in collaboration with other health care professionals. Clinical training is an educational module that provides psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners an opportunity to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with mental and behavioral disorders. Clinical training offers PMHNP with essential skills to undertake their job functions. The clinical assessment form identifies and discusses my strengths and weaknesses concerning clinical skills. During the practicum experience, goals and objectives are necessary to maintain focus throughout the experience (Kleinpell et al., 2018).

Desired Clinical Skills for

Students to Achieve

Confident (Can

complete

independently)

Mostly

confident (Can

complete with

supervision)

Beginning (Have

performed with

supervision or

need

supervision to

feel confident)

New (Have

never

performed or

does not apply)

Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills in:

Recognizing clinical signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness

Confident

Differentiating between

pathophysiological and

psychopathological

conditions

Mostly confident

Performing and interpreting a comprehensive and/or interval history and physical examination (including laboratory and diagnostic studies)

Mostly confident

Performing and interpreting a

mental status examination

Beginning

Performing and interpreting a

psychosocial assessment and

family psychiatric history

Mostly confident

Performing and interpreting a

functional assessment

(activities of daily living,

occupational, social, lei

Assignment 2: Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)

As you establish your goals and objectives for this course, you are committing to an organized plan that will frame your practicum experience in a clinical setting, including planned activities, assessment, and achievement of defined outcomes. In particular, they must address the categories of clinical reasoning, quality in your clinical specialty, and interpersonal collaborative practice. 

For this Assignment, you will consider the areas you aim to focus on to gain practical experience as an advanced practice nurse. Then, you will develop a Practicum Experience Plan (PEP) containing the objectives you will fulfill in order to achieve your aims. In this practicum experience, when developing your goals and objectives, be sure to keep psychiatric assessment and diagnostic reasoning in mind. 

To Prepare

· Review your Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form you submitted last week (See attached document) and think about areas for which you would like to gain application-level experience and/or continued growth as an advanced practice nurse. How can your experiences in the Practicum help you achieve these aims? 

 

· Your practicum learning objectives that you want to achieve during your Practicum experience must be: 

· Specific  

· Measurable  

· Attainable  

· Results-focused  

· Time-bound 

· Reflective of the higher-order domains of Bloom’s taxonomy (i.e., application level and above)  

Note: Please make sure your objectives are outlined in your Practicum Experience Plan (PEP).  (Attached document)

Assignment 2: Practicum

Experience

Plan

(PEP)

As you establish your goals and objectives for this course, you are committing to an

organized plan that will frame your practicum experience in a clinical setting, including

planned activities, assessment, and achievement of defined outcomes. In particula

r, they

must address the categories of clinical reasoning, quality in your clinical specialty, and

interpersonal collaborative practice.

For this Assignment, you will consider the areas you aim to focus on to gain practical

experience as an advanced pract

ice nurse. Then, you will develop a Practicum Experience

Plan (PEP) containing the objectives you will fulfill in order to achieve your aims.

In

this

practicum experience, when developing your goals and objectives, be sure to keep

psychiatric assessment an

d diagnostic reasoning in mind.

To Prepare

·

Review your Clinical Skills Self

Assessment Form you submitted last week

(See

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Master of Science in Nursing  

Practicum Experience Plan

Overview:

Your Practicum experience includes working in a clinical setting that will help you gain the knowledge and skills needed as an advanced practice nurse. In your practicum experience, you will develop a practicum plan that sets forth objectives to frame and guide your practicum experience.

As part of your Practicum Experience Plan, you will not only plan for your learning in your practicum experience but also work through various patient visits with focused notes as well as one (1) journal entry.

Complete each section below.


Part 1: Quarter/Term/Year and Contact Information


Section A

Quarter/Term/Year:

Student Contact Information

Name:

Street Address:

City, State, Zip:

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone:

Fax:

E-mail:

Preceptor Contact Information

Name:

Organization:

Street Address:

City, State, Zip:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone:

Fax:

Professional/Work E-mail:


Part 2: Individualized Practicum Learning Objectives





Refer to the instructions in Week 2 to create individualized practicum learning objectives that meet the requirements for this course. These objectives should be aligned specifically to your Practicum experience. Your objectives should address your self-assessment of the skills found in the “PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form” you completed in Week 1.

As you develop your individualized practicum learning objective, be sure to write them using the SMART format. Use the resources found in Week 2 to guide your development. Once you review your resources, continue and complete the following. Note: Please make sure each of your objectives are connected to your self-assessment. Also, consider that you will need to demonstrate how you are advancing your knowledge in the clinical specialty.

** YOU MUST HAVE 3 NEW OBJECTIVES EACH QUARTER. You may include previous practicum objectives; however, you still must have 3 new objectives for your current course.

Objective 1: <write your objective here> (
Note
: this objective should relate to a specific skill you would like to improve from your self-assessment)

Planned Activities:

Mode of Assessment: (Note: Verification will be documented in Meditrek)

PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:

· (for example) Devel