Complete the Week 8 AACN Essentials Self-Assessment located in Course Resources.
- Compare your scores from Week 2 to Week 8.
- Describe how far have you come and how much further do you wish to go in improving your competencies during the next two years of practice.
Next, review the Course Outcomes as listed in the Syllabus. Select one of the course outcomes and share with your classmates how you feel you have achieved the outcome and how you will utilize the essentials and course outcomes in your practice setting.
By the week 8 my score is 55.
This is from week 2:From the AACN Essentials self-assessment, I have a score of 45. The major areas that I need to improve include clinical skills including patient handling, interpersonal skills to help in interviewing patients and how to manage patient conditions. I also need to improve on my knowledge and education on upcoming health conditions, illnesses and their associated medications. I have also discovered that the essentials of patient centered care are the ultimate solution to ensure safe patient handling practices, cleaner hospitals and quality treatment to patients. I have a lot of room for improvement considering that I have known my weaknesses and areas that I need to improve. This has given me a basis and platform on which to build myself and ensure that I deliver quality patient centered treatment.
Provides individualized comprehensive care based on theories and principles of nursing and related disciplines to individuals, families, aggregates and communities, from entry to the healthcare system through long-term planning.
Demonstrates leadership and collaboration with consumers and other healthcare providers in providing care and/or delegating responsibilities for health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration, health maintenance and rehabilitative activities.
Communicates effectively with patient populations and other healthcare providers in managing the healthcare of individuals, families, aggregates and communities.
Integrates clinical judgment in professional decision making and implementation of the nursing process.
Demonstrates responsibility for continued personal and professional development through enrollment in graduate education, continuing education degree programs, professional reading and participation in professional organizations and community service.
Implements professional nursing standards by practicing within the legal definitions of nursing practice and acts in accordance with the nursing code of ethics and American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of practice.
Practices in established professional roles consistent with entry-level BSN graduates to provide cost-effective, quality healthcare to consumers in structured and unstructured settings.