Module 11 Discussion – Reflection/Associate Degree In Nursing Capstone. Directions:
Areas for reflection:
Describe how you achieved each course competency, including at least one example of new knowledge, gained related to that competency.
Describe how you achieved the transferable skills (listed below), including at least one example of new knowledge, gained related to the transferable skill.
Describe how this new knowledge will impact your nursing practice.
Design relevant, multidimensional nursing care for optimal health inclusive of client preferences, values, and beliefs.
Select approaches to client care which incorporate care and comfort, risk reduction, health promotion, and disease management.
Prioritize evidence-based, client-centered nursing care as a foundation for emotional, mental, spiritual, and social well-being.
Utilize data-driven nursing care strategies inclusive of continuous quality improvement.
Synthesize components of clinical judgement, professional nursing identity, and reflective practice for lifelong learning.
Determine effective responses to clinical problems integrating information technology, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and interprofessional collaboration.
Take a moment and review the Transferrable Skills Media from Module 02.
Diversity and Teamwork
Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Design relevant, multidimensional nursing care for optimal health inclusive of client preferences, values, and beliefs:
To achieve this competency, I actively participated in my clinical rotations and utilized the nursing process to develop individualized care plans for my patients. One example of new knowledge I gained related to this competency was understanding the importance of cultural competence in nursing care. During a clinical rotation in a diverse community, I had a patient from a different cultural background who had specific dietary preferences and spiritual beliefs. I recognized the need to incorporate these preferences into the care plan to provide culturally sensitive and effective care. This experience highlighted the significance of considering client preferences, values, and beliefs in designing nursing care.
Select approaches to client care which incorporate care and comfort, risk reduction, health promotion, and disease management:
I achieved this competency by consistently assessing patients’ needs, identifying potential risks, and implementing appropriate interventions. Throughout my clinical experiences, I gained new knowledge regarding the importance of health promotion and disease prevention. For instance, during my community health rotation, I worked with a team to organize a health fair focused on raising awareness about common chronic diseases. This experience helped me understand the significance of educating clients about risk factors, healthy lifestyle choices, and disease management strategies. By incorporating this new knowledge into my nursing practice, I can contribute to promoting the overall health and well-being of my patients.
Prioritize evidence-based, client-centered nursing care as a foundation for emotional, mental, spiritual, and social well-being:
To achieve this competency, I actively sought out evidence-based practice guidelines and incorporated them into my nursing care. One example of new knowledge I gained related to this competency was understanding the impact of mental health on overall well-being. During my psychiatric nursing rotation, I learned about various evidence-based interventions for managing mental health conditions. This knowledge has given me a greater understanding of the importance of addressing emotional, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of care to promote holistic well-being. I will apply this new knowledge in my nursing practice by advocating for comprehensive care that addresses all dimensions of well-being.
Communication: Throughout my nursing education, I developed strong communication skills by effectively interacting with patients, their families, and the healthcare team. I actively listened, used therapeutic communication techniques, and conveyed information clearly and compassionately. This skill has allowed me to establish rapport with patients, facilitate effective teamwork, and deliver quality care.
Critical Thinking: Nursing education has honed my critical thinking skills, enabling me to analyze complex situations, identify problems, and develop appropriate nursing interventions. I have learned to evaluate evidence, consider multiple perspectives, and make sound clinical judgments. This skill has empowered me to provide safe and effective nursing care while adapting to changing circumstances.
Digital Fluency: As technology continues to advance, I have acquired digital fluency skills necessary for nursing practice. I have utilized electronic health records (EHRs) to document patient information, access evidence-based resources, and communicate with the healthcare team. This proficiency in utilizing digital tools and resources has enhanced the efficiency and accuracy of my nursing practice.
Diversity and Teamwork: Through various group projects and interprofessional collaboration experiences, I have developed skills in working effectively with diverse teams. I have learned to value and respect different perspectives, promote inclusivity, and contribute to a collaborative work environment. These skills enable me to provide culturally sensitive care and collaborate effectively with other healthcare professionals to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Information Literacy: Nursing education has equipped me with information literacy skills, allowing me to critically evaluate and utilize reliable sources of information to inform my nursing practice. I have learned to navigate databases, access scholarly articles, and stay updated on the latest evidence-based practices. This skill enables me to provide evidence-based care and continuously enhance my knowledge.
Ethics and Professional Responsibility: Throughout my nursing education