Clinical Preparation Journal

 

Unit 5 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Journal

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Instructions

Each week you will be given a prompt to write a reflective journal assignment that will allow you to investigate areas for clinical preparation in psychiatric mental health. The

reflective journal should abide by APA writing standards, include a minimum of one reference in APA format, and be a minimum of 250 words.

Review the Mnemonics’ in Psychiatric Mental health Care article:

·         Caplan, J. P., MD., & Stern, T. A., MD. (n.d.). Mnemonics in a mnutshell: 32 aids to psychiatric diagnosis (Links to an external site.)Current Psychiatry, 7(10), 27-33. http://mcmasterpa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737575/0710cp_article2.pdf

Write a brief summary of how you will utilize these in practice. Are there any others you have used in your nursing career in the past that you still recall? What other tips are helpful to you in clinical practice to retain information?

Tip: Choose 1 to memorize and implement it into practice each week for the remainder of the term. Create a memory notecard with the mnemonic information on one side and the NAME on the other to help you recall them.

Example: DIGFAST; Distractibility, Indiscretions, Grandiosity, Flight of Ideas, Activity Increase, Sleep deficits, Talkative

Rubric

NU671 Unit 5 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Journal Rubric

NU671 Unit 5 Assignment – Clinical Preparation Journal Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe psychiatric/mental health area investigated is identifiable in the submission.

5 pts

Proficient

The submission is clear on the psychiatric/mental health area investigated.

3 pts

Approaching Proficiency

The submission is unclear on the psychiatric/mental health area investigated.

0 pts

Not Proficient

The submission does not contain an identified psychiatric/mental health area investigated.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe reflection submitted is focused on the identified psychiatric/mental health area investigated.

10 pts

Proficient

An exemplary discussion of the identified psychiatric/mental health area is noted in the submission.

7 pts

Approaching Proficiency

A satisfactory discussion of the identified psychiatric/mental health area is noted in the submission.

3 pts

Not Proficient

The discussion of the identified psychiatric/mental health area is limited in detail.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe reflective discussion is supported by scholarly resources.

10 pts

Proficient

The reflective discussion is supported well by scholarly psychiatric/mental health literature.

5 pts

Approaching Proficiency

The reflective discussion is supported by basic resources in the psychiatric/mental health literature.

2 pts

Not Proficient

The reflective discussion is not supported by psychiatric/mental health resources.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe submission demonstrates the appropriate application of APA 7th edition guidelines for the construction of in-text and reference citations.

5 pts

Proficient

The submission is free from citation construction errors.

3 pts

Approaching Proficiency

The submission contains 1-3 citation construction errors.

1 pts

Not Proficient

The submission contains greater than 3 citation construction errors.

5 pts

Total Points: 30

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