Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students

STUDY PLAN

Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students

Can you imagine an athlete deciding to run a marathon without training for the event? Most ambitious people who have set this goal will follow a specific training plan that will allow them to feel confident and prepared on the big day. Similarly, if you want to feel confident and prepared for your certification exam, you should create and follow a plan that will thoroughly prepare you for success.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

In this Assignment, you will review the study plan that you developed in NRNP 6665, and revise your plan as necessary, which will serve as the road map for you to follow to attain your certification.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

RESOURCES

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity. Click the weekly resources link to access the resources. 

WEEKLY RESOURCES

TO PREPARE

THE ASSIGNMENT

BY DAY 7 OF WEEK 2

Submit your study plan.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Before submitting your final assignment, you can check your draft for authenticity. To check your draft, access the Turnitin Drafts from the Start Here area. (Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

  1. To submit your completed assignment, save your Assignment as WK2Assgn2_LastName_Firstinitial
  2. Then, click on Start Assignment near the top of the page.
  3. Next, click on Upload File and select Submit Assignment for review.
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Rubric

NRNP_6675_Week2_Assignment2_Rubric

NRNP_6675_Week2_Assignment2_Rubric

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRevise your study plan, summarizing your current strengths and opportunities for improvement.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

25 to >22.0 pts

Excellent 90%–100%

The response provides an accurate, clear, and complete summary of both current strengths and opportunities for improvement.

22 to >19.0 pts

Good 80%–89%

The response provides an accurate summary of both current strengths and opportunities for improvement.

19 to >17.0 pts

Fair 70%–79%

The response provides a somewhat vague and/or inaccurate summary of both current strengths and opportunities for improvement.

17 to >0 pts

Poor 0%–69%

A summary of both the current strengths and opportunities for improvement are incomplete or missing.

25 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelop 3-4 new SMART goals for this quarter and the tasks you need to complete to accomplish each goal. Include a timetable for accomplishing them and a description of how you will measure your progress.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

30 to >26.0 pts

Excellent 90%–100%

The response provides 3-4 new clear and appropriate SMART goals for the study plan, including tasks to complete to accomplish each goal. A clear timeline is provided for the study plan as well as a description of how progress toward goal completion will be measured.

26 to >23.0 pts

Good 80%–89%

The response provides 3-4 new appropriate SMART goals and objectives for the practicum experience. Appropriate tasks, timeline, and description of how progress will be measured are provided.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

23 to >20.0 pts

Fair 70%–79%

The response provides 3-4 somewhat vague or general goals for the study plan. Tasks, timeline, and description of how progress toward goals will be measured are vague or somewhat inappropriate.

20 to >0 pts

Poor 0%–69%

The response provides 3-4 unclear or inappropriate goals for the study plan, or goals are missing. Tasks, timeline, and a description for how progress will be measured are incomplete or missing.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescribe resources you would use to accomplish your goals and tasks, such as ways to participate in a study group or review course, mnemonics and other mental strategies, and print or online resources you could use to study.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

30 to >26.0 pts

Excellent 90%–100%

The response provides a clear description of appropriate resources to support the study plan that are tailored to individual need.

26 to >23.0 pts

Good 80%–89%

The response provides a description of appropriate resources to support the study plan that are somewhat tailored to individual need.

23 to >20.0 pts

Fair 70%–79%

The response provides a description of general resources that are not tailored to individual need.

20 to >0 pts

Poor 0%–69%

The response provides a description of inappropriate resources to support the study plan, or the description of resources is vague or missing.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization: Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction are provided that delineate all required criteria.

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent 90%–100%

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity…. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion are provided that delineate all required criteria.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

4 to >3.5 pts

Good 80%–89%

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time…. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are stated, yet are brief and not descriptive.

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair 70%–79%

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%–79% of the time…. Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment are vague or off topic.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

3 to >0 pts

Poor 0%–69%

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity <60% of the time…. Purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion were not provided.

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – English Writing Standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent 90%–100%

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors

4 to >3.5 pts

Good 80%–89%

Contains 1-2 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair 70%–79%

Contains 3-4 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors

3 to >0 pts

Poor 0%–69%

Contains five or more grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding

5 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWritten Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for parenthetical/in-text citations and reference list.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

5 to >4.0 pts

Excellent 90%–100%

Uses correct APA format with no errors

4 to >3.5 pts

Good 80%–89%

Contains 1-2 APA format errors

3.5 to >3.0 pts

Fair 70%–79%

Contains 3-4 APA format errors

3 to >0 pts

Poor 0%–69%

Contains five or more APA format errors

5 pts

Total Points: 100

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Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students

Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students

At the beginning of the practicum, I set to improve my competence in certain areas at the end of the practicum. I can assert that I am most confident in implementing and interpreting comprehensive mental health evaluations and relevant physical examinations. Ball et al. (2021) present a physical examination and mental health evaluations as primary elements of the mental health treatment continuum. Thus, achieving a mental health assessment and physical examination milestone is crucial for my future practice as a mental health nurse. Moreover, I am most confident in identifying relevant evidence-based psychotherapeutic guidelines for clinical practice by ascertaining the associated risks and benefits to the patient, identifying appropriate modality for the patient, incorporating patient preferences and developmental consents, patient’s financial capability, providing informed consent, and managing presenting symptoms.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

However, there are opportunities for growth since I am considerably still at the beginning level when identifying relevant evidence-based practice guidelines for effective medical planning. This concerns the associated benefits and risks, patient needs, financial capability, ethical concerns, and management of presenting symptoms. According to Curtis et al. (2017), evidence-based practice is at the center of mental health practice considering the primary role it plays n promoting better health outcomes among patients. Moreover, I am equally at the beginning level in my capacity to demonstrate an appropriate selection of correct screening tools based on clinical situations. Screening instruments are vital in providing crucial data on a patient’s illness to support diagnosis and treatment planning (Boland & Verduin, 2021).(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

Based on my current competency, I plan to continue pursuing the goals I identified in the last quarter that I did not achieve and those identified as crucial. The first goal is to achieve competence in identifying relevant evidence-based practice guidelines for effective medical planning. I will intensify my interactions with the preceptor and other healthcare personnel at the practicum site, i.e., increase my consultative interactions from once to twice a week. I also plan to deepen my reviews of existing clinical guidelines from the university website and at the practicum site. Specifically, I intend the current one to two hours a day for two days reviewing and mastering the evidence-based clinical guidelines.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

The second goal is to enhance my capability to demonstrate an appropriate selection of correct screening tools and instruments in clinical circumstances. I plan to intensify my evaluation of the practicum resources related to the screening tool, consulting with my preceptor and other experience nurses, and intensity my engagement in various clinical assessments. I plan to engage in at least 40 clinical assessments this quarter. I also plan to spend two hours two days a week reviewing existing resources at the practicum site and university library on mental health screening tools.

Lastly, I look forward to being competent in efficiently and effectively implementing screening instruments with the clients and accurately interpreting results for screening instruments. For this goal, I plan to consistently identify new screening tools and their relevance for target groups, compare validity and reliability among the screening tools, and effectiveness for different target populations. I also plan to consult experienced nurses and collaborate in at least 40 clinical assessments. At the end of every week, I will reflect on my pursuit of competence by noting weekly interactions for various clinical areas where I need competence and determining which areas are not well-covered during the week. Depending on the outcome of the self-reflection, I intend to review the goals and target activities to achieve the desired outcome at the end of the quarter.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

Various resources are available to achieve these goals. These include my preceptor and other experienced nurse practitioners at the practicum site. I will form and join student groups at the practicum site and among student nurses within my specialty to discuss and get insights into various nursing competencies. Moreover, I will use mnemonics to help identify and master different screening instruments and multiple uses. The university library and reputable website will be crucial in developing my competency in the identified areas. Lastly, self-evaluation will be critical to appraising my progress and modifying my target actions to ensure I achieve the goals at the end of the quarter.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

References

Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2021). Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination-E-Book: An Interprofessional Approach. Elsevier Health Sciences.(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

Boland, R., & Verduin, M. (2021). Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Curtis, K., Fry, M., Shaban, R. Z., & Considine, J. (2017). Translating research findings to clinical nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing26(5-6), 862-872. https://doi.org/10.1111%2Fjocn.13586(Comprehensive Study Plan for Nursing Students)

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