Reflection On Learning Weeks 1-8
1. Document includes reflections from all weeks 1-7: To complete the assignment, students will need to copy the reflections they entered into the weekly reflection threads from weeks 1-7 into one double-spaced Word document and submit the document to the dropbox. You will need to add a week 8 reflection post on “What Did You Learn in this Course?” You must include 8 weeks of reflections for this assignment.
2. Formatting: Document should be in APA format
3. Includes a title page in APA format
4. Document is double spaced
5. Each week’s reflection is labeled with a level 1 heading listing the week number
6. Only include a reference page if references were cited in the body of the reflections. If a reference page is included, it is in APA format.
Hello writer I have wrote week 1-7 weekly reflections. Please proofread make correction and add more so that it can have a professional / personal flow of tone. I have included week 8 lesson so that a weekly reflection can be created. This is the required book for this class.
DeNisco, S.M., & Barker, A. M. (2015). Advanced practice nursing: Essential knowledge for the profession (3rd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Week 1 Reflection on Learning
Week 1 gave me a clear overview of the importance of earning a master’s degree. The breakdown of the lesson describes how beneficial a master’s degree can be when practicing in the profession of nursing. Expanding my education can lead to knowledge that will help increase patient outcomes, safety and better opportunities in the nursing profession. Furthering my education with a master’s degree will increase my critical thinking skills, my delivery of patient care, help provide patient and community teaching. As a future FNP having a master’s degree will increase my overall confidence.
Week 2 Reflection on Learning
Week two provided me with the in-depth description of the four APN, which provided me good understanding of each role. In my new role as an NP I am looking forward to increasing patient satisfaction; with hopes of increasing the number of patients seen in healthcare for preventive services. The concerns that I may have as I transition to an NP are having a good support team and mentor to help me gain confidence. Another concern is the level of respect from interdisciplinary health education and other health care providers that I will receive. The CNS role surprise me, because I was unfamiliar with this type of APN and the required knowledge the experts must have. The CNS has brought great interest to me. I will further my research of the CNS role.
Week 3 Reflection on Learning
My experience working PRN at a community hospital as a floor nurse on a medical surgical unit, I noticed a change of being staff challenged. Being staff challenged has affected the nurse’s ability to provide person- centered and holistic care related to the increased workload and decrease in nursing staff. As nurses we are aware from nursing school to on-the-job training that we must include patients in their care. With the high demands of patient care we sometimes overlook patients being involved in their care to provide the basic care that is needed at the time.
As I think about my future as an NP I want my patients and I to develop a trusting relationship. I feel we can establish this by me listening and involving them into their care. I plan to self- reflect which will allow me to improve my overall practice.
The concept of cultural humility will affect my practice by making me aware of the overall practice of my patient’s values and belief. Being knowledgeable of other cultures and beliefs will help me better understand the care that’s needed for my patients.
Week 4 Reflection on Learning
I enjoyed week 4 lesson on leadership styles. I feel everyone can use a refresher on establishing a leader. Being a good leading can make a huge impaction on a positive outcome. I compared a good leader to a good football coach. I recall being in high school with a losing football team in the middle of the season, same players different coach the team won their last 4 games, and the next season was even better with the new coach. Strong leadership skills are needed to influence staff performance and patient outcomes. Emotional intelligence is a needed component to help understand individuals it shows caring, support and empathy.
In my future NP role, I feel Servant Leadership is a style that fits my personality and characteristic. It includes patient centered care, focus on working towards the greater good. Servant Leadership respect and value the input of team members. My goal is to make a positive impact in my patient’s lives and staff.
Week 5 Reflection on Learning
There are many ways understanding of systems theory and complexity science can impact the role of the NP. Both systems require a relationship between each aspect rather than being individualized in the system. Healthcare is considered a complex adaptive system. The NP must first be able to establish science in order to understand the complex science. The most predominant practice model I noticed is networking with other providers and team collaboration. I am satisfied with the support and of the interprofessional collaboration. In my state South Carolina I feel the guidelines are cut and dry. I feel the practice model shows a lot of interprofessional collaboration. Quality improvement and search projects can help within the health care system.
Week 6 Reflection on Learning
As I contemplate on my future NP practice on implementing EBP. I realized there will be a lot of changes and adaptions needed to improve healthcare practice. EBP is a process used to incorporate the best available research into nursing practice. I view my role as educating the staff and patients on new ways of practice. I think engaging in scholarships for NP is a great idea to help with cost and show support. Barriers I see to implementing evidence- based practice are getting staff to adapt to the new practices to see improvement.
Week 7 Reflection on Learning
Dr. Cavner and Class,
I view the nursing profession as being underestimated with the workload, bullying, and mistreatment that nurses encounter. Nurses are viewed by the outside as a nice caring individual who is taking care of sick people. Nurses have problems just like everyone else. They are stress, over worked and underpaid. If the outside world knew what some nurses encounter daily, I believe a rapid change would occur within the organizations. As I move toward my NP role, I would encourage healthcare workers to work together and not against each other. If a harmonious atmosphere is established in the work environment that could decrease on staff shortages, related to improving staff retention. I would not use social media at work unless I am on break. I would use social media to promote health knowledge to the public on different health awareness topics. Some self-care practices I would engage in to promote personal holistic health are taking my adequate breaks while at work, eating healthy, exercise, acknowledging my accomplishments, and creating and shut down routine for the end of my day.
The role of the professional nurse continues to evolve, and the complex healthcare environment of the 21st century requires nurses to have an expanded set of skills. Guidelines as set forth by professional nursing organizations, including Chamberlain College of Nursing, serve as the foundation for the knowledge and skills that all master’s-prepared nurses—regardless of chosen specialty—should possess.
This week brings your transition into graduate studies to a close. What skills and attitudes must the MSN nurse practicing in the 21st century possess to be an effective healthcare professional? Reflect back to your answer at the beginning of the course to see if your opinion has changed.
Master’s-prepared nurses work in a variety of settings. In response to the demands of the contemporary healthcare environment, educational preparation for the nurse educated at the graduate level must reflect a mastery of critical reasoning and conceptualization skills beyond the baccalaureate level (AACN, 2011). Consistent with the National League for Nursing (2012) competencies, graduates of master’s programs are expected to serve as leaders, members of interprofessional teams, and scholars who advance the profession, particularly in their chosen areas of specialization.
We began this course with a discussion on the professional guidelines for masters of science nursing educational programs. Different advanced practice nursing roles were explored. As a student of this graduate program, you began to develop the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes for master’s- prepared advanced practice.
You explored the concept of caring, which is central to all holistic nursing practice. The Person-Centred Framework for Nursing was introduced as a model for practicing in different healthcare settings. The core prerequisite attributes of being professionally competent, developing interpersonal skills, knowing self, having clarity of beliefs and values, and being commited to the job were addressed. You considered skills essential for leading in complex systems. You explored competencies and regulatory issues that will impact your NP practice. The importance of leading evidence-based change in complex adaptive health care systems was emphasized. In addition, you analyzed the importance of scholarship. The foundational steps for creating and integrating an evidenced-based project were introduced. Lastly, you focused on strategies to promote workplace civility and end the cycle of horizontal violence.
As we come to the end of this course, it is time for you to reflect on the importance of these foundational concepts and skills that will facilitate further professional growth. It is time to continue your exciting journey toward becoming a master’s-prepared nurse.