most challenging -Healthcare Management and
Finance, my Reflective Journal: Working Capital project. most confident: Advanced Health and Literacy Assessment -physical assessments (This class helped me grow as a nurse)
you will reflect on your achievement of the BSN program outcomes:
Apply skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and clinical decision support tools to promote safe nursing practice and quality patient outcomes
Utilize evidence-based practice in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care
Formulate strategies to promote health and prevent disease in individuals and populations across the life span
Implement patient safety and quality initiatives within the complex clinical microsystem using leadership and communication skills
Analyze trends in healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments and their implications for healthcare access, equity, and affordability
Evaluate life-long learning and nursing engagement to promote personal and professional transformation
As you finish your capstone course this week, reflect on your entire program and achievement of these program outcomes. Consider which competencies you find the most challenging moving forward and which competencies you are most confident in. What specific class(es) or assignment(s) helped you grow as a nurse and achieve proficiency in one of these outcomes?
Program Outcomes Achievement Reflection
Enrolling for the BSN program has sharpened my nursing skills making me a professional in the field. After completing the nursing program, I realized that I am confident in several competencies such as Advanced health and literacy assessment competency. The physical assessment class has assisted me in growing as a nurse since I had the chance of enhancing my physical assessment skills which positively contributes to my nursing profession. On the other hand, health management and finance competency has proven to be the most challenging one. Notably, I consider my accounting and management skills to be below standards and I acknowledge the need for further development. Enhancing these skills is a vision I hope to achieve in the short term.
Having accomplished my BSN program has resulted to several outcomes. For instance, I can easily manipulate information systems and technologies within a patient care setting. Moreover, I can promote a safe nursing practice environment while observing quality services when handling patients. Moreover, I find it easy to utilize evidence-based practice when it comes to planning and implementation of effective patient care. The physical assessment class under the BSN program contributed significantly in the generation of a positive outcome from the learning process. For instance, the class has made it easier for me to devise health promotion strategies which ensure the development of a healthy population and environment. Evidently, the class taught me that when conducting physical assessments, a nurse should always be informed of the means of disease prevention. As a result, advising the patients about how to prevent illnesses in the future becomes easier. This is a means of upholding and implementing quality initiatives as well as safety initiatives within a complex clinical environment.