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Wendy Wong
Name

Year 2, Semester 3
QA Year

The Scarborough Hospital


Current Practice Setting

N00789524
Registration Number

Nursing Practice 4: NURS208


Class

Unit 4D - Medicine
Client Population

Learning Needs
What learning needs did I identify through practice reflection and peer input?
Identify a minimum of two (2) to three (3) learning needs.
1. Time management: As I get an increased patient work load, I need to learn to work more
efficiently by setting priorities to ensure all nursing care is provided to all my patients during
my shift.
2. Participate and show more initiative in the nursing setting as well in post conference.
3. Apply critical thinking into my nursing practices. Working in a unit that receives several
different admission dx, critical thinking will help provide a better understanding about their
treatment and client-specific needs needed for recovery or management.

Havent done practice reflection yet? Use


the Practice Reflection worksheet to help
you identify your strengths and learning
needs.

Learning Goal #1
My goal must be based on my learning needs.
Time management:
As a student nurse, I am expected to increase my patient workload as the semester
progresses to help provide us with the most practice we would need as a practicing nurse.
I hope to effectively care for 3 patients by the end of the 3rd semester.

Need help creating a goal? Review the


Developing SMART Learning Goals
guide.
Your learning goal must be based on
your current practice setting and one of
the Colleges practice documents.
Please list which practice document

Goal #1: Activities and Timeframes


How am I going to achieve my goal? Identify a minimum of three (3) learning activites with timeframes/timelines.
I will improve on my time management by:
1. Setting priorities when I receive my client work load. Working efficiently requires a nurse to understand that priorities are made dependent
on the clients needs. Some clients can take care of themselves independently, whereas, other clients may require full dependence to
complete their ADLs. Those that can ambulate independently does not need for a nurse to do something they are capable of doing
themselves. Therefore, more time could be spent on the patient that requires more of your physical help.
2. Be prepared and know when medications are due, information on the medication, and gather all the supplies that are needed to
administer the drug. Since I am a student nurse, I still require my teacher to be present when dispensing and administering the medications
for my patients. By gathering all my supplies and having knowledge about the medications, my teacher does not have to spend time waiting
for me to be prepared. Since there are several students in my placement, being prepared is vital for time management.
3. Document as soon as possible. For example: Document all my morning nursing care before going onto break.
By week 12: I will be able to successfully care for two patients: providing all nursing care
By week 13: I will be able to take on two patients plus help other nurses and students that may need help
By week 14: I hope to be able to start managing 3 patients to help lead into final practicum next semester

Learning Goal #2
My goal must be based on my learning needs.
Participate and show more initiative in the nursing setting as well as in post conference.
As a student nurse, I hope to be able to effectively communicate with the professional
health team and be able to offer help when it is needed. I hope to be able to share more of
my experience with my nursing colleagues during post conference. By sharing our
experience we can learn from each other and offer suggestions for those that require help.

Need help creating a goal? Review the


Developing SMART Learning Goals
guide.
Your learning goal must be based on
your current practice setting and one of
the Colleges practice documents.
Please list which practice document

Goal #2: Activities and Timeframes


How am I going to achieve my goal? Identify a minimum of three (3) learning activites with timeframes/timelines.
I can show more initiative by:
1. Observing others and see signs of when they need help as well as offering help. As nurses, it is our responsibility to provide the best
care for our patients; if a student or another nurse needs assistance, I should be able to offer my services, and vice versa, when I would
need extra help.
2. Volunteering to go with the patient to their diagnostic testings or asking nurses if their patients has a procedure that I may be interested
in and have not completed before. For example: I have never done an in and out catheterization. If my nurse had a patient that required
this procedure, I can ask if I would be able to observe, or even take the opportunity to perform this skill if the nurse delegates this task to
me. Nurses and other professional will see you are willing to learn and may therefore offer your more of these learning opportunities in the
future.
3. Participate more in post conference discussions. I am naturally more quiet, but I will try and initiate conversation or ask more questions
during these sessions.
I hope to be able achieve or show signs that I am willing to initiate or participate by the end of week 14.

Learning Goal #3
My goal must be based on my learning needs.
Apply critical thinking in to my nursing practices. By using my critical thinking skills I am
able to identify what my clients needs are for recovery and management.

Your learning goal must be based on


your current clinical practice and the
Nurse Practitioner practice standard.

Goal #3: Activities and Timeframes


How am I going to achieve my goal? Identify a minimum of three (3) learning activites with timeframes/timelines.
1. Understand why my patient is admitted to the hospital and how their diagnosis is related to their medications. At the beginning, I was
more concerned about giving the right medication to my patients. Now that I am in my 3rd semester, I hope to be able to draw conclusions
as to how the medications my clients are taking pertains to their admission dx or past medical hx. By having a more broad understanding, I
will be able to care for my patients more effectively.
2. Identify my specific client-needs. Every client that comes through the hospital may have different beliefs and cultures. It is important to
identify which methods are best for my client for their recovery.
3. Observe for change in my patients. Know what are significant findings, and therefore should be followed up by the nurse in charge, my
teacher, or the doctor.
I hope to be able to effectively use my critical thinking skills throughout placement, but would also like to show improvement in this area by
the end of the semester.

How do my learning goals support my commitment to continuing competency?


How does my learning relate to the competencies of my practice?
By having better time management, showing initiative, and apply my critical thinking skills,
I will be able to improve my care as a student nurse, and hopefully would translate into my
work when I graduate. I am constantly trying to improve and strive for the best version of
my self by continually setting up learning goals and finding areas of improvement.

Continue to maintain and update your


Learning Plan throughout the year.

Evaluation of changes/outcomes to my practice


What did I learn?
What impact has my Learning Plan had on my practice?
1. I have been able to successfully care for my two patient work load. I have seen vast
improvements from the first time we were introduced to two patients, compared to how I
am able to care for them by week 12.
2. I have continually offered to help out my colleagues as well as other nursing
professionals. Since majority of the client population on my unit speak Cantonese, I am
able to help translate for both parties, and therefore facilitate nursing care to take place.
3. I am not hesitant to ask for help from my instructor, colleagues, or even nurses on the
unit. I want to be able to perform the task safely, and will ask for help accordingly.
4. I am more prepared when I am administering medication for my patients. I gather all my
supplies and have since looked up all my medications (related to my patients) before my
instructor comes and observe.

You can print your Learning Plan for your


records.

OCT 2015
2015-114