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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/changes

Mostly

confident

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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. For this practicum experience, be sure to develop goals and objectives that allow you to synthesize knowledge and skills related to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning. 

TO PREPARE

· Review your Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form you submitted last week 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?  

· Review the information related to developing objectives provided in this week’s Learning Resources. 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 individualized and outlined in your Practicum Experience Plan (PEP). While you may add previous objectives to continue to work toward. You must have 3 new objectives for each class, each quarter. 

· Discuss your professional aims and your proposed practicum objectives with your Preceptor to ascertain if the necessary resources are available at your practicum site.  

· Create a timeline of practicum activities that demonstrates how you plan to meet these goals and objectives based on your practicum requirements.

THE ASSIGNMENT- INSTRUCTIONS

· Use the attached document (Practicum Experience Plan)to complete this week assignment.

· Complete ONLY section # 2. – Part 2: Individualized Practicum Learning Objectives

· After the objectives select one nursing theory and one counseling/psychotherapy theory to best guide your clinical practice. Explain why you selected these theories. Support your approach with evidence-based literature. ( at least 3 references)

· The 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. (See

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)