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JOURNAL ENTRY

Reflection on your growth and development during your practicum experience in a clinical setting helps you 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. 

 

TO PREPARE

· Refer to the “Population-Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies” and consider the quality measures or indicators advanced practice nurses must possess in your specialty. (See attached PDF document – Page 63-77)

· Refer to your “Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form” you submitted in Week 1 and consider your strengths and opportunities for improvement. ( See document)

In 500–550 words, address the following:

Learning from Experiences

· Revisit the goals and objectives from your Practicum Experience Plan (Attach document). Explain the degree to which you achieved each during the practicum experience.

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Reflect on the 3 most challenging patients you encountered during the practicum experience. What was most challenging about each? 

· What did you learn from this experience? 

· What resources were available?

· What evidence-based practice did you use for the patients?

· What would you do differently? 

· How are you managing patient flow and volume?  How can you apply your growing skillset to be a social change agent within your community?

Communicating and Feedback

· Reflect on how you might improve your skills and knowledge and how to communicate those efforts to your Preceptor.

· Answer these questions: How am I doing? What is missing? 

· Reflect on the formal and informal feedback you received from your Preceptor. 

· At least 5 references

· APA 7

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Clinical Skills Self-Assessment

Ariel Cordova Lopez

Walden University

PRAC 6665/6675 – PMHNP Across Lifespan II

Dr. Nisha Kirk, AGPCNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

December 1, 2022




PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills 


Self-Assessment Form

Desired Clinical Skills for Students to Achieve

Confident (Can complete independently)

Mostly confident (Can complete with supervision)

Beginning (Have performed with supervision or needs 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 across the lifespan

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 

Mostly

Confident

Performing and interpreting a psychosocial assessment and family psychiatric history 

Mostly Confident

Performing and interpreting a functional assessment (activities of daily living, occupational, social, leisure, educational).

Mostly confident

Diagnostic reasoning skill in:

Developing and prioritizing a differential diagnoses list

Mostly

confident

Formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5-TR based on assessment data 

Mostly

confident

Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological symptoms/

POPULATION-FOCUSED NURSE
PRACTITIONER COMPETENCIES

Family/Across the Lifespan

Neonatal

Pediatric Acute Care

Pediatric Primary Care

Psychiatric-Mental Health

Women’s Health/Gender-Related

2013

Population-Focused Competencies Task Force
2013

3 Population-Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies

Population-Focused Competencies Task Force

Task Force Chair
Anne Thomas, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP, FAANP
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Task Force Members
Robin Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC
National Certification Corporation
NNP Work Group

Margaret Brackley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
PMHNP Work Group

Bill Buron, PhD, RN, FNP/GNP-BC
American Academy of Nursing Gero-Psych Project
FNP Work Group

Renee Davis, MSN, RN, CPNP
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
PCPNP Work Group

Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
PMHNP Work Group

Evelyn Duffy, DNP, G/ANP-BC, FAANP
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
FNP Work Group

Deb Gayer, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
PCPNP Work Group

Cathy Haut, DNP, CPNP, CCRN
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
ACPNP Work Group

Caroline Hewitt, DNS(c), WHNP-BC, ANP-BC
National Certification Corporation
WHNP Work Group

Susan Hoffstetter, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
FNP Work Group

Judy Honig, EdD, DNP
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
PCPNP Work Group

Jean Ivey, DSN, CRNP, PNP-PC
Association of Faculties of PNPs
PCPNP Work Group

Tess Judge-Ellis, DNP, ARNP
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
FNP Work Group

Rebecca Koeniger-Donahue, PhD, APRN-BC, WHNP-BC, FAANP
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
WHNP Work Group

Judy LeFlore, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC&AC, ANEF, FAAN
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
ACPNP Work Group

Nancy Magnuson, DSN, CS, FNP-BC
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
FNP Work Group

Julie Marfell, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
FNP Work Group

Kathleen McCoy, DNSc PMHNP/BC, PMHCNS-BC, FNP-BC FAANP
American Nurses Credentialing Center
PMHNP Work Group

Karen Melillo, PhD, ANP-C, FAANP, FGSA
American Academy of Nursing Gero-Psychiatric Project
WHNP Work Group

Julie Miller, MSN, APRN, PNP-BC, FNP
American Nurses Credentialing Center
PCPNP Work Group

Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, CRNP
National Association of Nur