Benchmark-Professional Capstone and Practicum Reflective Journal
Students are required to maintain weekly reflective narratives throughout the course to combine into one course-long reflective journal that integrates leadership and inquiry into current practice as it applies to the Professional Capstone and Practicum course.
In your journal, you will reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained throughout this course. The journal should address a variable combination of the following, depending on your specific practice immersion clinical experiences:
New practice approaches
Health care delivery and clinical systems
Ethical considerations in health care
Population health concerns
The role of technology in improving health care outcomes
Leadership and economic models
Students will outline what they have discovered about their professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses that surfaced, additional resources and abilities that could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes, and finally, how the student met the competencies aligned to this course.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Throughout the RN-to-BSN program, students are required to participate in scholarly activities outside of clinical practice or professional practice. Examples of scholarly activities include attending conferences, seminars, journal club, grand rounds, morbidity and mortality meetings, interdisciplinary committees, quality improvement committees, and any other opportunities available at your site, within your community, or nationally.
You are required to post one scholarly activity while you are in the BSN program, which should be documented by the end of this course. In addition to this submission, you are required to be involved and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives on a regular basis.
Submit, as the assignment, a summary report of the scholarly activity, including who, what, where, when and any relevant take-home points. Include the appropriate program competencies associated with the scholarly activity as well as future professional goals related to this activity. You may use the “Scholarly Activity Summary” resource to help guide this assignment.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Practice Hours Documentation
LoudCloud will be used to document and follow the status of your practice immersion hours throughout this course. Students must be able to document a minimum of 100 practice hours in association with this course to fulfill the total required practice hours in the RN-to-BSN program. Please review the Practice Hours Portfolio Required Elements below, then review the Guidelines for Undergraduate Field Experiences resource for details on what may or may not qualify as practice hours.
Practice Hours Portfolio Required Elements
The Practice Hours Portfolio will include all of the following elements:
Individual Success Plan signed off by course mentor.
Comprehensive clinical log of hours applied to program learning outcomes.
Student evaluations (final).
Course mentor evaluations (final).
Faculty approvals of the Individual Success Plan and documented practice immersion hours. (Student is responsible for obtaining approvals.)
Course mentor’s approval of the Individual Success Plan and documented practice immersion hours. (Student is responsible for obtaining approvals.)
Practice Immersion Clinical Evaluation Tools Submission
Submit the completed “Practice Immersion Clinical Evaluation Tool” to your course faculty by the end of the course, as it is required to successfully pass the course.
Topic 10 Practice Hours Completion Statement NRS-490
Students will track their practice hours throughout the course via the Practice Hours Completion Statement provided in this assignment.
Complete the following statement in a Word document and submit the attachment:
Practice Hours Completion Statement NRS-490
I, (INSERT NAME), verify that I have completed (NUMBER OF) practice hours in association with the goals and objectives for this course. I also verify that all required course approvals are in place from my faculty and practice mentor.
Discussion Questions Topic 10 DQ 2
Discuss why EBP is an essential component of the practice of a BSN-prepared RN. Identify two ways in which you will continue to integrate evidence into your practice and encourage it within your work environment. What obstacles could challenge this plan, and what steps will you take to minimize their impact?
Topic 10 DQ 1
Dissemination of EBP and research, such as presenting results at a conference or writing an article for a journal, is an important part of professional practice. Identify one professional journal and one nursing or health care conference where you might present your project. Discuss why each of your choices is the best option for you to disseminate your new knowledge.