Capstone And Practicum Reflective Journal Discussion Paper
Running head: PRACTICUM REFLECTION 1 Capstone and Practicum Reflection Journal Name Institution PRACTICUM REFLECTION 2 Capstone and Practicum Reflection Journal The professional capstone and practicum offers nursing students an opportunity to work in clinical care areas and propose solutions to an existing professional or practice issue. My practicum experience included the proposal and implementation of mental health management program for seniors in a managed long-term care facility. The importance of this capstone was in enhancing the overall health outcomes of seniors while also promoting the practice of holistic care in long-term care facilities.
The experience was based on meeting certain competencies and objectives which promoted my learning and professional experience which support my personal and professional growth. New Practice Approaches The first week of the practicum experience mainly involved the identification of an existing problem and suggestion of new practice approaches to solve it. The main lessons from this week were in the identification of a problem in nursing practice and how to effectively identify solutions that could be used for the same. In my experience, the best way to introduce new approaches is to identify a problem that affects the majority of the population and seeking evidence to introduce to finding the solution. In general, therefore, in the first week, I learned the process of introducing new approaches by first identifying a need … Capstone And Practicum Reflective Journal Discussion Paper