8.1. Journal Entry

Reflect on your clinical skill practice (in the clinical setting and/or for required videos) by writing your responses to the following prompts:

  • Describe your experience with physical assessment over the first half of this course. (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?)
  • Share the most exciting aspect of your skill practice to this point.
  • Share the aspect of assessment you have found to be most challenging.
  • How have your learning experiences in this course affected your current nursing role?
  • What steps will you take to overcome challenges, and increase proficiency and efficiency in your performance?