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NURS6600 Capstone Synthesis Practicum
Week 6 Discussion
Practicum Professional Development Objectives: Progress Appraisal
The practicum provides the opportunity not only to design a project but to develop your own skills, competencies, and practical understanding of the nurse executive role. How have your experiences thus far contributed to your growth? What difficulties, if any, have you experienced, and how might they affect the achievement of your practicum professional development objectives? In what ways has your Preceptor mentored you and illuminated what it means to be a nurse executive?
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In this Discussion, you check in with yourself and with colleagues to determine how you are advancing toward your practicum professional development objectives.
Reflect on the practicum professional development objectives you developed and outlined in your Professional Experience Plan in Week 2.
Keeping in mind the practicum activities you have engaged in thus far, consider the following questions:
How have these activities helped to promote your professional development?
How were potential barriers/challenges in the practice setting managed?
Are you satisfied with your progress toward meeting your objectives? If not, what will you do to ensure you achieve them before the end of your practicum experience? As a reminder, you must complete all of your practicum hours on or before Day 5 of Week 10.
What challenges or unexpected opportunities have arisen at your practicum site? How has this affected your professional development?
Think about the experiences you may have in the forthcoming weeks. Do you foresee any particular challenges on the horizon? If so, what is your plan for addressing those challenges?
Think about the time you have spent with your Preceptor. How has this time enhanced or changed your understanding of the role and functions of a nurse executive?
By Day 3
Post an assessment of your progress toward achieving your practicum professional development objectives, including how your involvement in specific practicum activities has contributed to your development. Explain what you will do to ensure you achieve your objectives by the end of your practicum. Summarize obstacles or unexpected opportunities that have arisen, as well as any challenges that you anticipate may arise. Explain how you will address those challenges. Finally, summarize what you have learned about the role and functions of a nurse executive through time spent with your Preceptor.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.
By Day 6
Respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different days, using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, evidence, or research.
Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.
Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the "Post to Discussion Question" link and then select "Create Thread" to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click on Submit, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking on Submit!