Clinical Journal Assignment
Instructions: Create a Word document. Address the three domains below, using the prompts. Label each section clearly. Since this is your personal account, first person narrative may be used. Double-space your work and proofread for errors.
Cognitive Learning (2 point)
Identify at least two skills or concepts that were learned or reinforced in clinical. This could be actual tactile skills (like suctioning or Foley insertion, for example) or other skills – like giving report, communicating with patients or families, dealing with conflict, managing your time, etc.
Affective & Transitioning Experiences (4 points)
How did you feel about the experiences you encountered in clinical? (1 pt.)
What were your strengths of performance and areas needing growth? (1 pt.)
How do you feel you are transitioning to the role of professional nurse? (1 pt.)
What is helping or hindering your transition? (1 pt.)
Critical Thinking Synthesis (4 points)
Choose one clinical situation that you encountered in clinical. In your own words, briefly describe the situation. (1 pt.)
What was your top priority in this situation? Why? (2 pts.)
What was the take-away learning lesson you gained from the situation? (This could be anything related to physical or psychosocial skills.) (1 pt.)
Misc. (2 points)
Organized content; double-spaced; proper sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling.