Assignment 1: Practicum Assignment 1: Self-Assessment of Clinical Skills

Assignment 1: Practicum Assignment 1: Self-Assessment of Clinical Skills
A self-assessment is an opportunity for you to review what you have learned in the program, evaluate your clinical skills, and develop goals before exiting the NP program. For this assignment, you will complete the Risk Control Self-Assessment Checklist for Nurse Practitioners and identify your areas of strength and weakness. You also will explain how you plan to improve on these weaknesses, as well as how you plan to master clinical skills you have not obtained prior to exiting NP program.

Assignment 1: Practicum Assignment 1: Self-Assessment of Clinical Skills
To prepare:
Complete the Risk Control Self-Assessment Checklist for Nurse Practitioners
Review preceptor and faculty evaluations in Meditrek for all completed clinical courses
Consider your strengths and weaknesses
Review types of patients treated and clinical procedures performed
By Day 7
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

Assignment 1: Practicum Assignment 1: Self-Assessment of Clinical Skills
Identify at least three strengths
Explain why you consider these strengths and what you can do to maintain them in your practice
Identify at least three weaknesses
Explain how you plan to address each weakness
Examine at least three clinical skills you need to obtain prior to exiting the program
Explain how you plan to master the clinical skills before exiting NP program
Analyze the history of advanced practice nurses and the emerging role of your specialty area, and discuss what contributions you plan to make to advance the nursing profession
Grading Rubic:Quality of Work Submitted:
The extent of which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.–

Excellent 27 (27%) – 30 (30%)
Good 24 (24%) – 26 (26%)
Fair 21 (21%) – 23 (23%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 20 (20%)
Quality of Work Submitted:
The purpose of the paper is clear.–

Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:
The extend to which the work reflects the student\’s ability to:

Understand and interpret the assignment\’s key concepts.–

Excellent 9 (9%) – 10 (10%)
Good 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)
Fair 7 (7%) – 7 (7%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 6 (6%)
Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:
The extend to which the work reflects the student\’s ability to:

Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources.–

Excellent 18 (18%) – 20 (20%)
Good 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Fair 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 13 (13%)
Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:
The extend to which the work reflects the student\’s ability to:
Assignment 1: Practicum Assignment 1: Self-Assessment of Clinical Skills

Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.–

Excellent 18 (18%) – 20 (20%)
Good 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Fair 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 13 (13%)
Written Expression and Formatting

Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.–

Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Written Expression and Formatting

English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation–

Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Written Expression and Formatting

The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.–

Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

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