PHN-690 -Public Health Nursing Practicum

PHN-690 -Public Health Nursing Practicum

 

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When planning for clinical/practicum it is important to remember that you must align your clinical/practicum goals to Public Health Nursing Standards every two weeks

Learner Name:

Semester/Dates of Clinical/Practicum Course: PHN690- Public Health Practicum

Overall Clinical/Practicum Goals: Use the S.M.A.R.T. goal format to write goals you have for your overall clinical/practicum experience. What do you want to accomplish during this clinical/practicum course? Keep this statement broad enough to cover everything that you would like to do during your clinical/practicum course. You may choose to focus in on a specific aspect of public health nursing or may choose to sample a variety of nursing education experiences within your selected clinical/practicum experience. ( Practicum site is an agency that cares for the sick elderly that newly discharged from the hospital in their homes . Please see upload for detailed description and information)
 
Objectives:

What do you want to accomplish during this clinical/practicum course?  Be sure that your course goals are measurable. Some goals should reflect higher cognitive learning levels in Bloom’s taxonomy.

 

 

Resources and Strategies:

What type of resources or strategies will you utilize to accomplish your learning goals?  Include both human and material resources.

 

 

Measurement:

How will you know that you have accomplished your learning objective?

What criteria will you use to measure this?

 

 

Evaluation:

What did you accomplish that you can use as evidence that you met your learning goals?

 

 

 

 

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Learner Name:

Semester/Dates of Clinical/Practicum Course: PHN690- Public Health Practicum

Overall Clinical/Practicum Goals:

1.      To gain knowledge on ethical and policy guidelines and issues in elderly care.

2.      To drive positive changes in geriatric care.

3.      To Enhance my communication skills

4.      To strengthen organizational skills

5.      To increase medical knowledge

6.      To develop leadership skills

 
Objectives:

1.      To gain knowledge on ethical and policy guidelines and issues in elderly care. The goal entails gaining a more profound understanding of ethical issues surrounding elderly care and policies governing elderly care. The knowledge will be essential in avoiding and solving ethical dilemmas in patient care.

  1. To drive positive changes in geriatric care. The goal entails assessing gaps in my healthcare facility and designing change projects to improve the care of the senior population.

3.      To Enhance my communication skills. The goal will ensure I can converse with colleagues and team members in a multidisciplinary care team. Communication skills will also be essential in communicating with elderly patients during nurse-patient interaction. The skills will also improve my confidence when meeting with doctors and new patients during my practice.

4.      To strengthen organizational skills. These include effective management of time and resources. The skill will be essential in managing patient volume in a congested work environment, providing quality care in settings with resource constrain, and maintaining accurate patient data records for future reference.

5.      To increase medical knowledge. The goal entails increasing my clinical knowledge in diagnosing and managing illnesses affecting the elderly population. It also entails improving my knowledge in differentiating body changes related to aging and illnesses. The knowledge is essential in providing quality care to the elderly population and addressing complex cases.

6.      To develop leadership skills. These are skills used to organize others towards a common goal. These skills will be essential in coordinating activities in a multidisciplinary care team.

 

Resources and Strategies:

1.     The strategies I plan to utilize include consultation with my preceptor and the more experience colleagues, attending lectures, conferences, and workshops, and participating more in administrative tasks. The resources I plan to use include preceptors, more experienced healthcare practitioners, facility administrators, lectures, conferences, and meetings.

2.     The strategies I will use to identify the gaps in the facility and the senior population include conducting population data analysis and assessing the organizational systems. The resources I will use as sources of information include colleagues, patients, and patients’ data.

3.     The strategies I plan to use to improve communication skills include constantly modeling a good relationship with other nurses, constantly seeking advice and feedback on my progress from the preceptor, seeking shared past experiences from other nurses, and observing how other clinicians communicate with patients and colleagues. The resources I plan to use include online communication programs, preceptors, and more experienced practitioners.

4.     I plan to improve organizational skills by progressively taking an increased patient load until I can carry the whole load, preparing worksheets and reports after every shift, documenting daily tasks, and taking time management online courses and exercises.

5.     The strategies I plan to use to improve my clinical knowledge include taking you more complex cases, observing and collaborating with the more experienced providers inpatient care, working under supervision, consulting with my preceptor, and seeking regular feedback.

6.     The strategies I plan to utilize to attain this goal include taking an active role in the multidisciplinary care teams, taking online courses on leadership, seeking mentorship from the nurse leaders, and conducting patient care conferences with other nurses. I also plan to attend workshops and conferences on leadership. The resources I plan to use include nurse leader, preceptor, multidisciplinary care teams, and online leadership courses, conferences, and workshops.

Measurement:

1.       To determine the accomplishment of this goal, I will use the preceptor’s feedback and regular exercises to identify my areas of strengths and weaknesses.

2.      To determine the accomplishment of this goal, I will assess for presence of changes I have driven and hospital data on how the changes have impacted patient care

3.      To determine the accomplishment of this goal, I will assess the preceptor’s feedback and take exercises to gauge my communication skills.

4.      The attainment of organizational skills will be assessed using preceptors’ feedback, personal assessment, and hospital records regarding the number of patients I attended to.

5.      The attainment of leadership skills will be assessed using perception feedback and a test on leadership skills.

6.      An increase in medical knowledge will be assessed using the preceptor’s feedback, patient feedback regarding the quality-of-care outcome, and personal assessment of clinical skills

 

 

 

Evaluation:

1.      My knowledge of ethical and policy issues in geriatric care improved during the practicum, as indicated by the preceptor’s feedback and my personal assessment

2.      During the practicum, I led the implementation of a change project to reduce the rate of hospital readmission.

3.      During the practicum period, I successfully established patient-nurse relationships that resulted in better diagnosis and care coordination

4.      During the practicum, I managed a high volume of patients and progressively increased my workload.

5.      During the practicum, there was a progressive improvement in quality of care and outcome, and I progressively handled more complex cases, as indicated by preceptors and patients’ feedback.

6.      During the practicum, I successfully coordinated care activities in multiple interdisciplinary care teams and led a change improvement project to reduce the rate of hospital readmission.

 

 

 

 

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