Benchmark: Professional Capstone And Practicum Reflective Journal

Students maintained and submitted weekly reflective narratives throughout the course to explore the personal knowledge and skills gained throughout this course. This assignment combines those entries into one course-long reflective journal that integrates leadership and inquiry into current practice as it applies to the Professional Capstone and Practicum course.

This final submission should also outline what students have discovered about their professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses that surfaced during the process, additional resources and abilities that could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes, and, finally, how the student met the competencies aligned to this course.

The final journal should address a variable combination of the following, while incorporating your specific clinical practice experiences:

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  1. New practice approaches
  2. Interprofessional collaboration
  3. Health care delivery and clinical systems
  4. Ethical considerations in health care
  5. Practices of culturally sensitive care
  6. Ensuring the integrity of human dignity in the care of all patients
  7. Population health concerns
  8. The role of technology in improving health care outcomes
  9. Health policy
  10. Leadership and economic models
  11. Health disparities

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

RN to BSN

2.3:     Understand and value the processes of critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and decision making.

4.1:     Utilize patient care technology and information management systems.

4.3:     Promote interprofessional collaborative communication with health care teams to provide safe and effective care.

5.3:     Provide culturally sensitive care.

5.4:     Preserve the integrity and human dignity in the care of all patients.

Rubic_Print_Format

Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
NRS-493 NRS-493-O502 Benchmark – Professional Capstone and Practicum Reflective Journal 90.0
Criteria Percentage 1: Unsatisfactory (0.00%) 2: Less Than Satisfactory (75.00%) 3: Satisfactory (79.00%) 4: Good (89.00%) 5: Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Group 1 100.0%
New Practice Approaches 8.0% New practice approaches are not present. New practice approaches are present, but they are incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. New practice approaches are present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. New practice approaches are present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. New practice approaches are present, complete, and incorporate additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Interprofessional Collaboration (C4.3) 8.0% Interprofessional collaboration information is not present. Interprofessional collaboration information is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Interprofessional collaboration information is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Interprofessional collaboration information is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Interprofessional collaboration information is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Health Care Delivery and Clinical Systems 8.0% Health care delivery and clinical systems information is not present. Health care delivery and clinical systems information is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Health care delivery and clinical systems information is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Health care delivery and clinical systems information is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Health care delivery and clinical systems information is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Ethical Considerations In Health Care (C2.3) 8.0% Information regarding ethical considerations in health care is not present. Information regarding ethical considerations in health care is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Information regarding ethical considerations in health care is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Information regarding ethical considerations in health care is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Information regarding ethical considerations in health care is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Practice of Culturally Sensitive Care (C5.3) 8.0% Information regarding the practice of culturally sensitive care is not present. Information regarding the practice of culturally sensitive care is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Information regarding the practice of culturally sensitive care is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Information regarding the practice of culturally sensitive care is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Information regarding the practice of culturally sensitive care is present and complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Preservation of Integrity of Human Dignity in the Care of All Patients (C5.4) 8.0% Information regarding the preservation of integrity and human dignity in the care of all patients is not present. Information regarding the preservation of integrity and human dignity in the care of all patients is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Information regarding the preservation of integrity and human dignity in the care of all patients is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Information regarding the preservation of integrity and human dignity in the care of all patients is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Information regarding the preservation of integrity and human dignity in the care of all patients is present and complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Population Health Concerns 8.0% Information regarding population health concerns is not present. Information regarding population health concerns is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Information regarding population health concerns is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Information regarding population health concerns is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Information regarding population health concerns is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Role of Technology in Improving Health Care Outcomes (C4.1) 8.0% Information on the role of technology in improving health care outcomes is not present. Information on the role of technology in improving health care outcomes is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Information on the role of technology in improving health care outcomes is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Information on the role of technology in improving health care outcomes is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Information on the role of technology in improving health care outcomes is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Health Policy 8.0% Health policy information is not present. Health policy information is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Health policy information is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Health policy information is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Health policy information is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Leadership and Economic Models 8.0% Information on leadership and economic models is not present. Information on leadership and economic models is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Information on leadership and economic models is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Information on leadership and economic models is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Information on leadership and economic models is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Health Disparities 8.0% Information on health disparities is not present. Information on health disparities is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Information on health disparities is present Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Information on health disparities is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Information on health disparities is present, complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Outline of Overall Personal Discovery 8.0% Outline of what student discovered about professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses that surfaced, additional resources and abilities that could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes, and how the student met the competencies aligned to this course is not present. Outline of what student discovered about professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses that surfaced, additional resources and abilities that could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes, and how the student met the competencies aligned to this course is present, but it is incomplete or otherwise lacking in required detail. Outline of what student discovered about professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses that surfaced, additional resources and abilities that could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes, and how the student met the competencies aligned to this course is present. Some minor details or elements are missing, but the omissions do not impede understanding. Outline of what student discovered about professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses that surfaced, additional resources and abilities that could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes, and how the student met the competencies aligned to this course is present and complete. The submission provides the basic information required. Outline of what student discovered about professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses that surfaced, additional resources and abilities that could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes, and how the student met the competencies aligned to this course is present and complete, and incorporates additional relevant details and critical thinking to engage the reader.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 4.0% Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, or word choice are present. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Total Weightage 100%

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