Develop a reflective journal will express the student’s comprehension of the nursing process in the CVICU.

1. Choose to write about any aspect(s) of practice which: Feel the intervention made a difference in a client outcome Feel went unusually well Feel did not go as planned Think captures the essence of nursing practice2. Identify the following elements in the reflective journal: (The focus should be on the nursing practice) What was going on (the context of the situation)?o Shift, time of day, resources, the clinical scenario What happened?o Detailed description of situation/incident/experience Why is this incident important? What were the concerns at the time?o What thoughts and feeling during and after the experience?o What influenced the decision-making? o What, if anything, was the most demanding aspect of this experience?o What was unexpected?3. Analyze the positive and negative aspects of this learning experience:Choose to write about the following: A reflection or evaluation of the situation showing the competencies and expertise used (skilled communication, teaching, leadership). Support these with current evidence-based practice literature. What were actions taken? Include not just, what was done, but also more importantly the rationale for the actions. Support these with current evidence-based practice literature. What new knowledge or insights were gained? How would make recommendations for change in practice? Provide references to show evidence-based practice  Was anything learned? If so what?  Consider another way to manage nursing practice as it relates to this experience? Has the nursing practice changed in any way?4. Follow these guidelines: Journal entries should exceed no more than two (2) pages in length (not including reference page). Journal entries should include a minimum of two (2) citations from a peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal. The inclusion of evidence-based practice is an integral part of learning, critical thinking and growth therefore must be relevant to the journal topic and shows relevant learning. Journal to follow 7th edition APA guidelines and should include a title page, the body of the journal, reference page.

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