Application Of Self Reflection And Self Evaluation

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Professional Progress The purpose of this assignment is to go through a process of self-reflection and self-evaluation to discover the scope of personal and professional development, while enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program. This paper looks at my accomplishment of meeting all eight behaviors that are specific outcomes of the nursing program including: critical thinking, nursing practice, communication, teaching, research, leadership, professionalism, and culture. These accomplishments, over the course of my undergraduate career, will be proven using previous completed clinical logs that span sophomore, junior, and senior year in the nursing program.
Critical Thinking
Sophomore Year During sophomore year, this was the beginning of my critical thinking in the clinical setting. This first year, pre-clinical was a time spent gathering patient information and assessment data to create a basic care plan specific to the designated patient. After the care plan was made, I listed nursing interventions, expected outcomes and goals in relation to each patient. These basic care plans were then changed, after having patient interaction, and made more detailed to the patient and the data I gathered during the actual clinical. To help me prioritize my patient’s care, I used Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, and nursing theorists were then use to help guide the care I gave. An example of this is from my fundamentals clinical, where I had a 58 year old male patient with an infection…
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