1. Health disparities

Students are required to submit weekly reflective narratives throughout the course that will culminate in a final, course-long reflective journal due in Topic 10. The narratives help students integrate leadership and inquiry into current practice. This reflection journal also allows students to outline what they have discovered about their professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses, and additional resources that could be introduced in a given situation to influence optimal outcomes. Each week students should also explain how they met a course competency or course objective(s).In each week’s entry, students should reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained throughout the course. Journal entries should address one or more of the areas stated below.  In the Topic 10 graded submission, each of the areas below should be addressed as part of the summary submission. 

  

  1. Health disparities

Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years. There should be a mix between research and your reflections. Add critical thinking in the posts along with research. Apply the material in a substantial way  

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
NRS-493 NRS-493-O500 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 otherwi

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Professional Capstone and Practicum Reflective Journal

Week 1 : New Practice Approaches

I am almost completing my BSN degree, and this is a significant milestone in my personal and professional development as a nurse. Working as a full-time nurse, this journey has been difficult yet bearable. Taking this course has given me a new perspective on the world around me. The first week of the Capstone class was a whirlwind of work on the Individual Success Plan, as students attempted to evaluate all assignments. It seemed like every time I thought I was done, I had to go back over it all again because I had missed something. It was also difficult to make certain that all of the competencies for self-assessment were plugged incorrectly.

As a nurse, my mentor is someone I look up to, and I’m grateful to work alongside him at my current job. My mentor signed off on my pre-conference form without a second thought. First, I went over my Success Plan for the next ten weeks. Afterwards, he signed the plan and gave it back to me. When we met in person, we had a productive discussion regarding my Capstone subject suggestions. As a result of his advice, I whittled it down to just three ideas for my research.

As a nurse, I believe we must advocate for the finest possible care and support the nursing community in providing it in the safest manner possible for our patients (Wojnar, & Whelan, 2017). Novel practice methods are new solutions utilized to improve the quality of care or the level of expertise in the healthcare field. Now that I’ve spoken with my mentor, I realize that not all health care facilities employ the same treatment approach for every problem. To improve catheter-associated urinary tract infections at this facility, I plan to use nursing procedures and bundles. Foley catheters are better maintained and used in my facility because of a nurse-driven procedure. Even on my unit or throughout the facility, I’ve seen other new practice techniques in studies that may adopt a good nurse-driven protocol or bundle (Perfetto, 2019. ). As a class, we could share and work on several research resources for this subject, thanks to the initial discussion questions this week. I’m eager to see what the upcoming week’s goals bring to the table.

References

Perfetto, L. M. (2019). Preparing the nurse of the future: Emergent themes in online RN-BSN education. Nursing education perspectives40(1), 18-24.