Assignment: Practicum Experience NURS 8600

Assignment: Practicum Experience NURS 8600

In order to ensure that you are building nursing-related skills and competencies within your practicum setting, it is important to develop specific, appropriate objectives for your practicum hours each quarter. The Practicum Experience allows you to compile your learning objectives and planned timeline for completing your practicum hours and developing your specialty area knowledge and skills. At the end of this quarter, you will use the information in your Practicum Experience to evaluate your progress and achievements in your practicum setting.

If you have previously enrolled in NURS 8600, be sure to develop unique objectives for your Practicum Experience. These may be extensions of previous objectives, or they may be completely new and original objectives intended to expand your experiences in the practicum setting. If you are experiencing difficulty formulating new objectives for your Practicum Experience, consult with your Instructor in this course for additional guidance. Assignment: Practicum Experience NURS 8600


To prepare:

  • Think      about learning objectives that would guide your practicum hours, as well      as the activities you will undertake to achieve those objectives. Draft      three learning objectives that are related to the AACN Essentials      (see attached file), your practice area specialty competencies, and the      focus of this course.
  • Refer      to the Practicum Time Log and Journal document.
  • Develop      a timeline for your Practicum Experience.

To complete:

By tomorrow 8/28/19, write a 2-page paper in APA format with at least 3 scholarly references that includes the level one headers as numbered below:

1) Three learning objectives for your practicum hours that are aligned to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials, your specialty area competencies, the focus of this course (i.e., implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of an evidence-based project), and other aspects of your professional growth and development (see attached file).

2) Activities you will undertake to fulfill your identified learning objectives

3) A proposed timeline for accomplishing your practicum hours (a total of 216 hours over 11 weeks)

P.S.  Use the template attached to complete this assignment. Also, refer to previous class learning objectives to help you write this assignment

Required Reading

Class Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Participate      in a scholarly forum with colleagues and the course Instructor
  • Develop      practicum objectives aligned to the American Association of Colleges of      Nursing Essentials, professional standards, and specialty guidelines

The primary objective of your practicum is to “build and assimilate knowledge for advanced specialty practice at a high level of complexity,” (AACN, 2006, p. 19). Thus, focus on ways to expand your specialty practice knowledge at the aggregate level and consider roles you are interested in occupying after the completion of the DNP program.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Retrieved from (see attached file).Assignment: Practicum Experience NURS 8600

Use the information in this report to guide the formulation of goals for your practicum experience.

Su, W. M., & Osisek, P. J. (2011). The revised Bloom’s Taxonomy: Implications for educating nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42(7), 321-327. (See attached file)

Bleich, M. R. (2011). IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health: milestones and challenges in expanding nursing science. Research in Nursing & Health, 34(3), 169-170. doi:10.1002/nur.20433 (see attached file)

IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health: milestones and challenges in expanding nursing science. Research in Nursing & Health by Bleich, M. R., in Research in Nursing & Health, Vol. 34/Issue 3. Copyright 2011 by John Wiley & Sons – Journals. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons – Journals via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Pritham, U. P. (2016). Assessing DNP impact using program evaluations to capture healthcare system change. The Nurse Practitioner, (4), 44.

Kotter, J. P. (2007). Leading change: Why transformation efforts fail. Harvard Business Review, 85(1), 96-103. Retrieved from

In this foundational reading, Dr. John Kotter discusses errors commonly made as organizations undergo change, and he recommends steps leaders can take to help avoid them (see attached file).

Moriber, N. A., Wallace-Kazer, M., Shea, J., Grossman, S., Wheeler, K., & Conelius, J. (2014). Transforming Doctoral Education Through the Clinical Electronic Portfolio. Nurse Educator, 39(5), 221-226. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000000053

Murphy, M. P., Staffileno, B. A., & Carlson, E. (2015). Original Article: Collaboration Among DNP- and PhD-Prepared Nurses: Opportunity to Drive Positive Change. Journal of Professional Nursing,31388-394. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.03.001

Sherrod, B., & Goda, T. (2016). DNP-Prepared leaders guide healthcare system change. Nursing Management, (9). 13.

To elaborate a bit on the week 1 assignment:

1. Learning objectives: Your learning objectives need to be carefully considered. Do not use AANC essentials as your objectives. Rather, think about what you want to accomplish and write out the objective. Then specify which AANC essential aligns with each objective. If this is not your first field experience, be aware that you need new learning objectives. Continuations of previous objectives will not be approved. You don’t need to drastically change your activities. However, you do need to shift your focus towards new objectives.

Take advantage of this time as a student to gain the experiences that you want and need. This course provides a wonderful opportunity for you to direct your own learning and a venue for you to gain experiences you wouldn’t ordinarily have. Enjoy it!

2. Activities: Please write activities specific to each objective. Make sure that your activities are active. Observation may have some value, but you may not spend all of your hours observing.

3. Timeline: Provide sufficient detail in your timeline for the key benchmarks you wish to achieve at specific intervals. Be sure to comment on the number of hours you plan to do each week and specify the total number of clinical hours you will complete this term. You need to complete 216 clinical hours for each credit hour you are registered for. I need to ensure that you are planning on the same number of yours that you are registered for early in the term so that there are no surprises at the end. I will verify what you tell me with registration to be sure we are on the same page.

Please organize the information in a table for clarity. I prefer the table, as I can easily see each piece. If you provide a table, you do not need to provide a narrative but the table does need to the same format as the example I have included here. Here is an example: Assignment: Practicum Experience NURS 8600

Practicum Objectives AACN Essentials Proposed Activities Proposed Timeline
1. Advance teamwork skills within the ICU units VI – Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes · Develop workshop on IPE training

· Implement IPE training

· Evaluate IPE training

· Present findings

· Weeks 1-4

· Weeks 5-7

· Week 8

· Weeks 9-10

P.S. Attach a TURNITIN report with your submission

Assignment: Practicum Experience NURS 8600