Course Reflection

Course Reflection

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Course Reflection
Guidelines
PURPOSE
The purpose of this assignment is to provide the student an opportunity to reflect on selected RN-BSN
competencies acquired through the NUR3065C course.
COURSE OUTCOMES
This assignment provides documentation of student ability to meet the following course outcomes:
– Apply the assessment component of the nursing process
– Demonstrate critical thinking and documentation skills in order to perform his/her nursing duties with
appropriate judgment.
POINTS
This assignment is worth a total of 100 points.
DUE DATE
Submit your completed assignment under the Assignment tab by Monday 11:59 p.m. EST of Week 8 as
directed.
REQUIREMENTS
1. The Course Reflection is worth 100 points and will be graded on quality of self-assessment, use
of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and overall organization based
on the required components as summarized in the directions and grading criteria/rubric.
2. Follow the directions and grading criteria closely. Any questions about your essay may be posted
under the Q & A forum under the Discussions tab.
3. The length of the reflection is to be within three to six pages excluding title page and
reference pages.
4. APA format is required with both a title page and reference page. Use the required components
of the review as Level 1 headers (upper and lower case, centered):
Note: Introduction – Write an introduction but do not use “Introduction” as a heading in accordance with
the rules put forth in the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (2010, p. 63).
a. Course Reflection
b. Conclusion
PREPARING YOUR REFLECTION
The BSN Essentials (AACN, 2008) outline a number of healthcare policy and advocacy competencies for
the BSN-prepared nurse. Reflect on the NUR3065C course readings, discussion threads, and
applications you have completed across this course and write a reflective essay regarding the extent to
which you feel you are now prepared to (CHOOSE AT LEAST 4):
1. “Conduct comprehensive and focused physical, behavioral, psychological, spiritual,
socioeconomic, and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in patients,
using developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches.
2. Recognize the relationship of genetics and genomics to health, prevention, screening, diagnostics,
prognostics, selection of treatment, and monitoring of treatment effectiveness,
using a constructed pedigree from collected family history information as well as standardized symbols
and terminology.
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3. Implement holistic, patient centered care that reflects an understanding of human growth
and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical management,
and nursing management across the health illness continuum, across the lifespan, and in all
healthcare settings.
4. Communicate effectively with all members of the healthcare team, including the patient and the patient’s
support network.
5. Deliver compassionate, patient centered, evidence-based care that respects patient and family
preferences.
6. Implement patient and family care around resolution of end of life and palliative care issues, such as
symptom management, support of rituals, and respect for patient and family preferences.
7. Provide appropriate patient teaching that reflects developmental stage, age, culture, spirituality, patient
preferences, and health literacy considerations to foster patient engagement in their care.

8. Implement evidence-based nursing interventions as appropriate for
managing the acute and chronic care of patients and promoting health across the lifespan.

9. Monitor client outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of psychobiological interventions.
10. Facilitate patient centered transitions of care, including discharge planning and ensuring the caregiver’s
knowledge of care requirements to promote safe care.
11. Provide nursing care based on evidence that contributes to safe and high-quality patient outcomes within
healthcare microsystems.
12. Create a safe care environment that results in high quality patient outcomes.
13. Revise the plan of care based on an ongoing evaluation of patient outcomes.
14. Demonstrate clinical judgment and accountability for patient outcomes
when delegating to and supervising other members of the healthcare team.
15. Manage care to maximize health, independence, and quality of life for a group of individuals that
approximates a beginning practitioner’s workload
16. Demonstrate the application of psychomotor skills for the efficient, safe, and compassionate delivery of
patient care.
17. Develop a beginning understanding of complementary and alternative modalities and their role in health
care.
18. Develop an awareness of patients as well as healthcare professionals’ spiritual beliefs and values
and how those beliefs and values impact health care.
19. Manage the interaction of multiple functional problems affecting patients across the lifespan,
including common geriatric syndromes.
20. Understand one’s role and participation in emergency preparedness and disaster response with an
awareness of environmental factors and the risks they pose to self and patients
21. Engage in caring and healing techniques that promote a therapeutic nurse patient relationship.
22. Demonstrate tolerance for the ambiguity and unpredictability of the world and its effect on
the healthcare system as related to nursing practice.” (pp. 31-32).
Reference:
American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN]. (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education
for professional nursing practice. Washington, DC: Author.
DIRECTIONS AND GRADING CRITERIA

Category Points % Description
(Introduction
– see note
under
requirement
#4 above)
40 20 Introduces the purpose of the reflection and addresses BSN Essentials
(AACN, 2008) pertinent to healthcare policy and advocacy.

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You Decide
Reflection
100 50 Include a self-assessment regarding learning that you believe
represents your skills, knowledge, and integrative abilities to meet the
pertinent BSN Essential and sub-competencies (AACN, 2008) as a
result of active learning throughout this course. Be sure to use
examples from selected readings, threaded discussions, and/or
applications to support your assertions to address at least 4 of the
following sub-competencies:
(a) “Conduct comprehensive and focused physical, behavioral,
psychological, spiritual, socioeconomic, and environmental
assessments of health and illness parameters in patients,
using developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches.
(b) Recognize the relationship of genetics and genomics to health,
prevention, screening, diagnostics, prognostics, selection of
treatment, and monitoring of treatment effectiveness,
using a constructed pedigree from collected family history
information as well as standardized symbols and terminology.
(c) Implement holistic, patient centered care that reflects an
understanding of human growth and development,
pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical management,
and nursing management across the health illness continuum,
across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings.
(d) Communicate effectively with all members of
the healthcare team, including the patient and the patient’s
support network.
(e) Deliver compassionate, patient centered, evidence
based care that respects patient and family preferences.
(f) Implement patient and family care around resolution of end of
life and palliative care issues, such as symptom management,
support of rituals, and respect for patient and family
preferences.
(g) Provide appropriate patient teaching that reflects
developmental stage, age, culture, spirituality, patient
preferences, and health literacy considerations to foster patient
engagement in their care.
(h) Implement evidence-based nursing interventions as
appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of
patients and promoting health across the lifespan.
(i) Monitor client outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of
psychobiological interventions.
(j) Facilitate patient centered transitions of
care, including discharge planning and ensuring the caregiver’s
knowledge of care requirements to promote safe care.
(k) Provide nursing care based on evidence that contributes
to safe and high-quality patient outcomes within
healthcare microsystems.
(l) Create a safe care environment that results in high quality
patient outcomes.
(m) Revise the plan of care based on an ongoing evaluation of
patient outcomes.

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(n) Demonstrate clinical judgment and accountability for patient
outcomes when delegating to and supervising other members
of the healthcare team.
(o) Develop a beginning understanding of complementary
and alternative modalities and their role in health care.
(p) Develop an awareness of patients as well as
healthcare professionals’ spiritual beliefs and values
and how those beliefs and values impact health care.
(q) Manage the interaction of multiple functional problems
affecting patients across the lifespan, including common
geriatric syndromes.
(r) Understand one’s role and participation in emergency
preparedness and disaster response with an awareness of
environmental factors and the risks they pose to self
and patients
(s) Engage in caring and healing techniques that promote a
therapeutic nurse patient relationship.
(t) Demonstrate tolerance for the ambiguity and unpredictability of
the world and its effect on the healthcare system as related to
nursing practice.” (pp. 31-32).
Conclusion 20 10 An effective conclusion identifies the main ideas and major conclusions
from the body of your essay. Minor details are left out. Summarize the
benefits of the pertinent BSN Essential and sub-competencies (AACN,
2008) pertaining to scholarship for evidence-based practice.
Clarity of
writing
20 10 Use of standard English grammar and sentence structure. No spelling
errors or typographical errors. Organized around the required
components using appropriate headers. Writing should demonstrate
original thought without an over-reliance on the works of others.
APA format 20 10 All information taken from another source, even if summarized, must
be appropriately cited in the manuscript and listed in the references
using APA (6th ed.) format:
1. Document setup
2. Title and reference pages
3. Citations in the text and references.
Total: 200 100 A quality essay will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC

Assignment
Criteria
Meets Criteria Partially Meets Criteria Does Not Meet Criteria
(Introduction –
see note under
requirement #4
above)
Short introduction of
selected BSN sub
competencies (AACN,
2008) pertinent to
scholarship for evidence
based practice. Rationale
Basic understanding
and/or limited use of
original explanation and/or
inappropriate emphasis on
an area.
Little or very general
introduction of selected
BSN sub-competencies
(AACN, 2008). Little to no
original explanation;

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(40 pts) is well presented, and
purpose fully developed.
30 – 40 points
11 – 29 points inappropriate emphasis on
an area.
0 – 10 points
You Decide
Reflection
(100 pts)
Excellent self-assessment
of skills, knowledge, and
integrative abilities
pertinent to healthcare
policy and advocacy.
Reflection on pertinent
BSN sub-competencies
(AACN, 2008) supported
with examples.
70 – 100 points
Basic self-assessment of
skills, knowledge, and
integrative abilities
pertinent to healthcare
policy and advocacy.
Reflection on pertinent
BSN sub-competencies
(AACN, 2008) not
supported with examples.
49 – 69 points
Little or very general self
assessment of skills,
knowledge, and
integrative abilities
pertinent to healthcare
policy and advocacy. Little
or no reflection on
pertinent BSN sub
competencies (AACN,
2008) or reflection not
supported with examples.
0 – 48 points
Conclusion
(20 pts)
Excellent understanding of
pertinent BSN sub
competencies (AACN,
2008). Conclusions are
well evidenced and fully
developed.
15 – 20 points
Basic understanding
and/or limited use of
original explanation and/or
inappropriate emphasis on
an area.
6-14 points
Little understanding of
pertinent BSN sub
competencies (AACN,
2008). Little to no original
explanation; inappropriate
emphasis on an area.
0 – 5 point
Clarity of writing
(20 pts)
Excellent use of standard
English showing original
thought with minimal
reliance on the works of
others. No spelling or
grammar errors. Well
organized with proper flow
of meaning.
15 – 20 points
Some evidence of own
expression and competent
use of language. No more
than three spelling or
grammar errors. Well
organized thoughts and
concepts.
6 – 14 points
Language needs
development or there is
an over-reliance on the
works of others. Four or
more spelling and/or
grammar errors. Poorly
organized thoughts and
concepts.
0 – 5 points
APA format
(20 pts)
APA format correct with
no more than 1-2 minor
errors.
15 – 20 points
3-5 errors in APA format
and/or 1-2 citations are
missing.
6 – 14 points
APA formatting contains
multiple errors and/or
several citations are
missing.
0 – 5 points
Total Points Possible = 200 points
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