Self Assessment

2014 - 2014 - Final NURS-101 Practical Nursing Practice 1
NURS 101 Practical Nursing Practice 1 (PN, 09-Sep-2014 - 11-Dec-2014)
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Natasha English
Vasanthy Harnanan
John Stone
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22-Nov-2014 To 12-Dec-2014
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I declare that this is my original work and the sources used are acknowledged.

Abilities and Outcomes / Learning Outcomes

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1. COMPETENT AND SAFE PRACTICE WITHIN A PROFESSIONAL, LEGAL, AND ETHICAL FRAMEWORK
1. 1 Comply with Humber College Institute of Technology and Applied learning (ITAL) policies,

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the Practical Nursing Program Student Handbook, Clinical Simulation Lab Code of Behaviour
contract, and professional nursing standards and guidelines.
N.E. : I reviewed the student handbook and believe that I am adhering to the policies and procedures set in place.

1. 2 Accept responsibility for own actions and for self-directed learning.

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N.E. : I accept responsibility for my own actions. In the lab I believe I use the majority of my time wisely, and am able to demonstrate self
directed learning. I also read the text provided.

1. 3 Demonstrate professionalism with attendance, punctuality, dress code, behavior,

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language, and timely submission of assignments.
N.E. : I am punctual, dress appropriately, behave appropriately, and submit assignments when required.

1. 4 Use theory-based approach.

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N.E. : I use the information I learn from the texts and class and apply it to my approach.

1. 5 Ensure a safe environment.

N.E. : I make sure my surroundings are safe and that I am not putting any of my fellow students or teachers in harms way.

1. 6 Ask relevant questions and answer questions based on thorough preparation.

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N.E. : I believe that I ask questions for the various teachers available to ensure my understanding of the information provided in accurate
and detailed. I answer questions when asked, and strive to ensure if I don't have the answer that I find out.

1. 7 Apply knowledge of the role of the student nurse.

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N.E. : I apply my knowledge of the role of the student nurse to my time in the lab.

2. ACCURATE AND RELEVANT COMMUNICATION

2. 1 Participate in group sharing and discussions.
N.E. : I participate in group discussions with my peers and teachers.

2. 2 Document clearly, accurately, and concisely using written and electronic methods.

N.E. : I believe that when asked, I am able to apply the learned documentation methods that we have learned thus far. As it is only the end
of the first semester, there has not been much in the curriculum about documentation.

2. 3 Demonstration reporting relevant information to the appropriate personnel.

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N.E. : I am able to demonstrate reporting, however as I am only in my first semester, need to increase my skills.

2. 4 Use communication techniques with the health care team.

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N.E. : I believe I am able to communicate effectively and do so with the people around me.

2. 5 Maintain privacy and confidentiality.
N.E. : I keep any confidential information between myself and the source of the information.

2. 6 Use technology to retrieve information from texts and other resources.

N.E. : I use various resources for information: e textbooks, library, online, peers, class notes and teachers.

3. CARING RELATIONAL PRACTICE

3. 1 Apply knowledge of the therapeutic nurse-client relationship and effective

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communication techniques furing the provision of nursing skills and assessments.
N.E. : I believe that in this area I have been able to demonstrate a satisfactory understanding.

3. 2 Establish respectful, polite, and honest relationships with peers, Professors/Clinical
Teachers, and the Lab Technologist.

N.E. : I value these qualities and believe I have been able to do so thus far. I work well with several of my peers, and believe that I interact
well with my teachers.

3. 3 Exhibit cooperative, helpful, and collaborative relationships with team members.

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N.E. : I enjoy my peers and teachers and believe it is in my best interest to apply the above traits to my interactions. Having these will allow
me to enhance my experience and learning.

3. 4 Apply knowledge of strategies for conflict resolution.

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N.E. : I aim to apply knowledge of strategies of conflict resolution to my day to day interactions.

3. 5 Recognize how one’s behavior affects peer relationships and practice.

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N.E. : I recognize that how one acts can deter or welcome a good relationship with peers. I believe I act in a manner that allows for many
quality relationships with my peers.

3. 6 Respect the diversity of peers in the learning environment.

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N.E. : I respect and enjoy the diversity. I believe everyone deserves to be treated equality, and believe that everyone is able to bring
important qualities and differences to the learning environment.

3. 7 Apply knowledge of health teaching and learning strategies.

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N.E. : My knowledge thus far has allowed me to apply it to projects, assignments, and assessments.

4. LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY

4. 1 Recognize situations that could lead to conflict and apply knowledge of conflict

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resolution.
N.E. : I have no encountered many instances of conflict, however I believe that I am able to apply my knowledge should it be needed.

4. 2 Demonstrate leadership skills that foster group work and a positive learning environment.

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N.E. : I attempt to demonstrate leadership skills when working in self directed groups. It is easy with a group to want to focus on nonlearning related topics however I believe that I was able to keep group work going at many times.

4. 3 Provide feedback to peers and accept feedback from peers.

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N.E. : I believe that feedback is an important part of self growth so I am willing to accept feedback, and provide feedback to other willing
peers.I believe that in the lab, I am able to demonstrate both while doing self directed learning and practicing.

4. 4 Advocate for self and peers for a quality learning environment.

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N.E. : The learning environment has been good, therefore there has not been much needed in the way of advocacy, however I believe that I
can recognize when advocacy is needed, and will have no problems doing so.

4. 5 Ask relevant questions to clarify understanding.

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N.E. : I demonstrate consistently that I ask questions whenever I need clarification. I am not afraid to ask if I cannot find the answer myself.

4. 6 Respond appropriately to unsafe and unacceptable behaviours.

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N.E. : I can communicate when people are being unacceptable and unsafe, however thus far, my peers have been safe with proper
behaviour.

5. PLANS OF CARE:MEET CLIENTS’ NEEDS AND MUTUALLY AGREED EXPECTED OUTCOMES

5. 1 Identify the importance of assessing clients’ unique needs.

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N.E. : I understand the importance of assessing unique needs. To not account for unique needs could result in improper nursing care.
While procedures may be the same, I recognize the importance of looking at the client's individuality.

5. 2 Plan holistic, client-centred assessments and interventions that are based on appropriate

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rationale.
N.E. : As I am in my first semester I have no had any experience with clients, however I do understand the importance of the nursing
process and care plans and believe that I will be able to grow and learn when it comes to planning appropriate holistic, client-centred
assessments and interventions.

5. 3 Complete health assessments, interviewing, and nursing skills in an organized and timely

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manner.
N.E. : As I am in my first semester I have had no experience with clients, however since this is an important skill I will be focusing on
making sure I focus on this area as room to grow. Currently I understand the importance of completing them in an important manner.

5. 4 Perform health assessments, interviewing, and nursing techniques and skills accurately,

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safely, competently and in a timely manner.
N.E. : As I am in my first semester I have had no experience with clients, however I believe that my demonstration of these in class and in
the lab has been satisfactory. I will need to grow as I move through the program but at this point, I believe I am satisfactory at these skills.

5. 5 Perform initial assessments of clients’ vital signs, neurological, cardiovascular,

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respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems.
N.E. : I believe that I am able to demonstrate the techniques of these assessments, and will be able to perform them with clients. I believe
that I will only grow with more exposure and practice.

5. 6 Use the nursing process as a decision-making tool.

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N.E. : Using the nursing process is a skill that I will need to practice throughout my time at Humber, however I understand the importance
and basics of the nursing process and it's importance.

5. 7 Utilize the nursing process to meet client’s healthcare needs related to hygiene, including

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integumentary care, nutrition, hydration, digestion, elimination, mobility, and safety.
N.E. : As I'm in first year as I've had basic exposure to the nursing process. I believe I am able to apply it to the mentioned systems but I do
need to develop my knowledge to grow in this area.

5. 8 Discuss environmental strategies that promote health safety, and reduce risk including

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infection control, emergency codes, and ethically appropriate and safe use of restraints.
N.E. : I understand the importance of the mentioned criteria and believe I have enough knowledge to discuss some strategies. With more
education, I will gain more than just a basic knowledge.

5. 9 Utilize infection prevention and control practice, including, but not limited to: hand

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washing and basic personal protective equipment (PPE).
N.E. : I have a sound knowledge of how to prevent and control infection and know how to use this knowledge.

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6. COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE: INTERPROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE TEAM

6. 1 Participate knowledgably in discussions with peers and faculty.

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N.E. : I consistently participate in knowledgeable discussions with peers and faculty.

6. 2 Acts as an effective and valuable member of the group.
N.E. : I believe that I am able to bring value to the group with the skills and knowledge I possess.

6. 3 Ask knowledgeable questions and answer questions knowledgeably.

N.E. : I am able to ask knowledgeable questions related to the topic at hand, and answer questions as well. I recognize that I am not an
expert, but by asking and answering questions I can further increase my knowledge.

6. 4 Seek out assistance

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N.E. : I am able to seek assistance when needed.

6. 5 Use group process and conflict resolution skills to build consensus and collaboration.

N.E. : I believe that doing group work often has lead to a better knowledge of the group process and how to work effectively.

6. 6 Demonstrate respect for peers and others.

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N.E. : I always demonstrate respect for my peers and other around me, as that's how I expect to be treated.

7. QUALITY ASSURANCE: CONTINUE AND IMPROVE COMPETENCE

7. 1 Identify strengths and areas for improvement using reflective practice.

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N.E. : By using reflective practice, I am able to better determine my area of weakness. I realize that areas of weakness are not a bad thing if
you can identify and work to strengthen them.

7. 2 Utilize self-reflection and feedback from Professors / Clinical Teachers and peers to

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identify strengths and areas for improvement.
N.E. : I believe that the professors/clinical teachers and peers provide valuable experience on where strengths and weaknesses lie. By
watching and learning people around me I realize where I can improve and where I can help others improve.

7. 3 Assume responsibility to seek out learning opportunities that foster professional

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development.
N.E. : I believe that I take responsibility in this area.

7. 4 Create a learning plan to address areas for improvement.

N.E. : My areas of improvement will be being prepared for class and spending more time studying theory to increase my knowledge. I think
that by reading the chapters required I will be able to better increase my knowledge before applying it to practice. I think keeping and
maintaining and weekly calender will help keep myself organized for what needs to be completed and read.

7. 5 Come prepared to apply theory by reviewing all required preparatory learning materials

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and completing all activities.
N.E. : I believe that I could have done better to be prepared for class, including reading the required chapters before class instead of
afterwards.

8. USE CRITICAL THINKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING & DECISION-MAKING EFFECTIVELY

8. 1 Utilize problem-solving and decision-making skills related to foundational aspects of

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nursing interventions, skills, and practice.
N.E. : I am able to utilize problem solving and decision making skills related the foundational aspects.

8. 2 Use a theory-based approach, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in a

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professional and accountable manner.
N.E. : I am able to use the above mentioned in a professional and accountable manner.

8. 3 Use relevant theory to explain the rational underlying the health assessment and
interviewing strategies and techniques and the foundational nursing skills being used.

N.E. : I believe that I am able to apply theory learned in other classes to the health assessment and interviewing techniques.

8. 4 Apply knowledge from nursing, health, biological and social sciences.

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N.E. : I am able to apply the knowledge learned from other classes in my practical learning.

8. 5 Demonstrate professionalism and accountability.

N.E. : I believe I maintain professional behaviour in the classroom and am accountable for my actions.

8. 6 Recognize strengths and limitations and seek appropriate assistance and support.

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N.E. : I have demonstrated that I can seek assistance and support when I am limited in my actions or abilities.

Student Final Summary with Strategies for Continued Growth
By completing my required tasks prior to classes I will be able to have a better understanding of the knowledge when I'm given learning and practice
time. I will continue to work and interact with my peers to further my knowledge and connections. I also will continue to ask questions in order to
increase my knowledge.

Teacher Final Summary with Strategies for Continued Growth
Natasha has demonstrated professional growth throughout the course. I am very happy to have her in my lab group. She has successfully completed
her final skills testing. I wish her luck in her final exam.

Program Coordinator comment
Congratulations

Student's References
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Referred to Clinical Excellence Committee (CEC)

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Program Coordinator Feedback
The Program Coordinator has reviewed the evaluation

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I met with my Clinical Teacher/Preceptor and discussed my evaluation

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In general this evaluation accurately reflects my performance

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Student Sign Off

Submitted Date: 22-Nov-2014 17:04