1.3. Initial Journal Entry

Reflect on your clinical skill practice by writing your response to the following prompts:

  • Describe your experience with physical assessment in your nursing role to date. (What components of the exam have you completed? With what aspects of assessment are you most familiar and confident? With what aspects of assessment are you least familiar and confident? What experience have you had with pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients? )
  • Describe what is meant by clinical reasoning and the process by which it occurs.
  • Reflect on how your current practice in adult psychiatric nursing and past experiences in pediatrics will help you in your clinical reasoning.
  • What are areas in which you are hoping to grow in terms of clinical reasoning?