I nurse student just completed practicum. You are about to write over all practical experience including
Reflection on the 3 most challenging patient encounters and discuss what was most challenging for each.
My challenging patients
(A pregnant woman using heroin came for prenatal checkup, another patient has multiple partner and does not follow safe sex practice, reluctant to use condom came for gynecological checkup, and the third patient is her biopsy result showed she has ovarian cancer)
· What did you learn from this experience?
· What resources did you have available?
· What evidence-based practice did you use for this patient?
· What new skills are you learning?
· What would you do differently?
· How are you managing patient flow and volume?
Communicating and Feedback
Ask yourself the following self-reflective questions:
· How might I improve on my skills and knowledge, and how do I communicate that back to my Preceptor?
· How am I doing? What is missing?
· What type of feedback am I receiving from my Preceptor?