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Before embarking on any professional or academic activity, it is important to understand the background, knowledge, and experience you bring to it. You might ask yourself, “What do I already know? What do I need to know? And what do I want to know?” This critical self-reflection is especially important for developing clinical skills such as those for advanced practice nursing.  

 


PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills 


Self-Assessment Form

Desired Clinical Skills for Students to Achieve

Confident (Can complete independently)

Mostly confident (Can complete with supervision)

Beginning (Have performed with supervision or needs supervision to feel confident)

New (Have never performed or does not apply)

Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills in: 

Recognizing clinical signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness across the lifespan

Differentiating between pathophysiological and psychopathological conditions 

Performing and interpreting a comprehensive and/or interval history and physical examination (including laboratory and diagnostic studies) 

Performing and interpreting a mental status examination 

Performing and interpreting a psychosocial assessment and family psychiatric history 

Performing and interpreting a functional assessment (activities of daily living, occupational, social, leisure, educational).

Diagnostic reasoning skill in:

Developing and prioritizing a differential diagnoses list

Formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5-TR based on assessment data 

Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological symptoms/changes

Pharmacotherapeutic skills in:

Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for medication plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management) 

Evaluating patient response and modify plan as necessary 

Assignment 2: Clinical Skills Self-Assessment

Before embarking on any professional or academic activity, it is important to understand the background, knowledge, and experience you bring to it. You might ask yourself, “What do I already know? What do I need to know? And what do I want to know?” This critical self-reflection is especially important for developing clinical skills such as those for advanced practice nursing.  

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Clinical Skills List and Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form provided in the Learning Resources can be used to celebrate your progress throughout your practicum and identify skills gaps. The list covers all necessary skills you should demonstrate during your practicum experiences.  

Just as you have in previous practicum courses, for this Assignment, you assess where you are now in your clinical skill development and make plans for this practicum. Specifically, you will identify strengths and opportunities for improvement regarding the required practicum skills. In this practicum experience, when developing your goals and objectives, be sure to keep assessment and diagnostic reasoning in mind. 

To Prepare

· Review the resources and clinical skills in the PMHNP Clinical Skills List document. It is recommended that you print out this document to serve as a guide throughout your practicum. 

· Review the “Developing SMART Goals” resource on how to develop goals and objectives that follow the SMART framework.

· Review the resources on nursing competencies and nursing theory, and consider how these inform your practice.

· Download the Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form to complete this Assignment.  

The Assignment

Use the PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form to complete the following:   

· Rate yourself according to your confidence level performing the skills identified on the Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form.  

· Based on your ratings, summarize your strengths and opportunities for improvement.   

· Based on your self-assessment and theory of nursing practice, develop 3–4 measurable goals and objectives for this practicum experience. Include them on the designated area of the form.   

Rubric Detail

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Content

Name: PRAC_6675_Week1_Assignment2_Rubric

  Excellent Good Fair Poor
Rate yourself according to your confidence level performing the skills identified on the Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form.

Points:

Points Range:
23 (23%) – 25 (25%)

The response provides ratings for all skills on the form.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
20 (20%) – 22 (22%)

The response provides ratings for most of the skills on the form.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
18 (18%) – 19 (19%)

The response provides ratings for some of the skills on the form.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 17 (17%)

The response provides ratings for only a few skills on the form, or ratings are missing.

Feedback:

Based on your ratings, summarize your strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Points:

Points Range:
27 (27%) – 30 (30%)

The response provides an accurate, clear, and complete summary of both the strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
24 (24%) – 26 (26%)

The response provides an accurate summary of both the strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
21 (21%) – 23 (23%)

The response provides a somewhat vague, inaccurate, or incomplete summary of both the strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Feedback:

Points:

Points Range:
0 (0%) – 20 (20%)