Reflection Paper In Nursing

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Reflection Paper Kristie L. Bauer University of Mary Reflection Paper Program of Study The program of study I have chosen is the MSN/MBA in Healthcare Administration dual degree program the University of Mary. This program combines nursing and business courses to prepare the graduate to be a leader in the healthcare industry. Because I am proud of the nursing profession and have a strong desire to increase my understanding of the administrative aspect of health care, the MSN/MBA program seemed like the perfect program focus for me. Prior Educational and Professional Experience with Research After graduating from high school in 1993, I attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. In 1997, I graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology. Shortly after graduating, I took the Minnesota Merit System civil examination and accepted a job as a Child Protection Social Worker. I had often dreamt of becoming a nurse so to make that dream a reality, I returned to college and graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2006. In an effort to grow personally and professionally, I furthered my nursing knowledge by completing an online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science Nurse (BSN) through Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN in 2011. I have worked as a nurse since 2006 in various capacities. I have been an RN at a hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), SNF case manager, SNF Director of Nursing (DON), hospital case manager, and most recently a Director of Patient Care Services at a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). The educational experiences I’ve had thus far has included introductory courses pertaining to research and evidence based practice (EBP). Professionally, I haven’t had the privilege of conducting or participating in any type of research, but I have used resources provided by employer to educate myself on evidence based practice when writing and reviewing organizational policies and procedures. Personal Goals for this Course Bloom’s Modified Taxonomy of Learning classification system is categorized into three domains: cognitive, psychomotor, and affective. (The Glossary of Education Reform, 2014). Bloom’s cognitive domain addresses thinking,

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