Practicum Journal and Time Log
Practicum Journal and Time Log
Being a reflective practitioner enables NPs to identify weaknesses and target professional development in order to address these weaknesses. In turn, this increases
the NPs’ ability to provide the best care to patients and their families. Reflection also affords the NP time to consider communication and their efforts toward
creating a culture of mutual support with colleagues, a characteristic that is essential to successful NP practice (Somerville & Keeling, 2004). To prepare For this
course’s Practicum Experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal: From your perspective, explain the role of nurse practitioners in clinical settings
Develop goals and objectives for the Practicum Experience in this course Create a proposed timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements.
Reference: ed Readings American Association of Nurse Practitioners (n.d.). Nurse practitioners in primary care. Retrieved from
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Bartlett & Jones Learning. Chapter 1, “What Is a Nurse Practitioner” (pp. 1-16) Appendix 1-B: State-by-State Titles for Nurse Practitioners (p. 36) This chapter covers
the definition of an NP, other names used for NPs, services rendered by NPs, and preparation and license requirements for NPs. It also covers initials used by NPs,
areas of practice, legal history, and distinguishing between a nurse practitioner, a physician, physician assistant, registered nurse, and clinical nurse specialist.
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Dumas, M. A., Kleinpell, R., Logsdon, C.,…Nativio, D. G. (2012). Nurse practitioner core competencies. Retrieved from
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/competencies/npcorecompetenciesfinal2012.pdf Massachusetts Institute of Technology Human Resources (n.d.). SMART
goals. Retrieved from http://hrweb.mit.edu/performance-development/goal-setting-developmental-planning/smart-goals Note: SMART Goals Learning Resource Required Media
Barnes, S. (2014). What is a nurse practitioner? Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v＝F91gqaQs7Lc Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5
minutes. National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2011). The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation – Short-Length Version. Retrieved from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v＝OmbfWqxc6PA Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 6 minutes. Feenstra, R. (2014). SMART Goals – Quick Overview. Retrieved
from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v＝1-SvuFIQjK8 Note: SMART Goals Learning Resource Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.