Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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BNURSE 426 - Reflective Practice/Portfolio 1

Credits: 1
Students begin the development of a professional nursing portfolio to provide evidence of competencies, certifications, and continuing education. Introduces reflection on nursing practice, reflection related to Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Competencies, and reflection related to self-progress toward the Program Learning Outcomes.

Enrollment Requirement: Enrollment in the LPN to BSN Program

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Begin a reflective practice portfolio.
  2. Perform reflective journaling related to personal work experiences, and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).
  3. Describe personal and professional development as a BSN student with evidence of integrating knowledge of the arts and sciences, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, holistic person-centered care, use of research information, quality assurance/improvement, systems-based practice, use of other healthcare technologies, and leadership.

Program Outcomes
  1. Integrate knowledge from the arts and sciences to manage the care of clients across the life span using evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning to inform decision making. 
  2. Provide holistic, person-centered, population health care to diverse populations including community and public health. 
  3. Utilize research information to improve health of diverse clients across the life span. 
  4. Minimize harm to clients through quality assurance and improvement. 
  5. Use systems-based practice to coordinate and manage care to provide safe, quality, and equitable care. 
  6. Integrate informatics and other healthcare technologies to inform decision making when managing and delivering safe, high-quality, and efficient health care in accordance with best practice and professional and regulatory standards. 
  7. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development, including the professional identity of a bachelor of science prepared registered nurse, and life long learning. 
  8. Apply leadership principles and quality improvement when intentionally collaborating with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide evidence-based, safe quality nursing care. 

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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