Students are required to submit weekly reflective narratives throughout the course that will culminate in a final, course-long reflective journal due in Topic 10. The narratives help students integrate leadership and inquiry into current practice.
This reflection journal also allows students to outline what they have discovered about their professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses, and additional resources that could be introduced in a given situation to influence optimal outcomes. Each week students should also explain how they met a course competency or course objective(s).
In each week’s entry, students should reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained throughout the course. Journal entries should address one or more of the areas stated below. In the Topic 10 graded submission, each of the areas below should be addressed as part of the summary submission.
New practice approaches
Health care delivery and clinical systems
Ethical considerations in health care
Practices of culturally sensitive care
Ensuring the integrity of human dignity in the care of all patients
Population health concerns
The role of technology in improving health care outcomes
Leadership and economic models
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
Throughout the course, students will be asked to write weekly reflective narratives, which will culminate in a final, semester-long reflective journal due in Topic 10. Students can use the narratives to help them incorporate leadership and inquiry into their current practice.
Students can also use this reflection diary to write down what they’ve learned about their professional practice, personal strengths and limitations, and extra resources that could be used in a given setting to influence optimal outcomes. Students should also explain how they achieved a course skill or aim each week (s).
Students should reflect on their personal knowledge and skills obtained throughout the course in each week’s entry. One or more of the areas listed below should be addressed in journal entries. Each of the areas listed below were graded in the Topic 10 graded submission.