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Assignment 2: Clinical Skills Self-Assessment

Assignment 2: Clinical Skills Self-Assessment

Assignment 2: Clinical Skills Self-Assessment

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Before embarking on any professional or academic activity, it is important to understand the background, knowledge, and experience you bring to it. You might ask yourself, “What do I already know? What do I need to know? And what do I want to know?” This critical self-reflection is especially important for developing clinical skills such as those for advanced practice nursing.

The PMHNP Clinical Skills List and PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form provided in the Learning Resources can be used to celebrate your progress throughout your practicum and identify skills gaps. The skills list covers all necessary skills you should demonstrate during your practicum experiences.

For this Assignment (just as you did in PRAC 6645), you assess where you are now in your clinical skill development and make plans for this practicum. Specifically, you will identify strengths and opportunities for improvement regarding the required practicum skills. In this practicum experience, when developing your goals and objectives, be sure to keep assessment and diagnostic reasoning in mind. As you complete your self-assessment this week, you may wish to look back over your self-assessments from prior practicums to reflect on your growth. Assignment 2: Clinical Skills Self-Assessment

To Prepare
  • Review the clinical skills in the PMHNP Clinical Skills List document. It is recommended that you print out this document to serve as a guide throughout your practicum.
  • Review the “Developing SMART Goals” resource on how to develop goals and objectives that follow the SMART framework.
  • Review the resources on nursing competencies and nursing theory, and consider how these inform your practice.
  • Download the PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form to complete this Assignment.
The Assignment

Use the PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form to complete the following:

  • Rate yourself according to your confidence level performing the skills identified in the Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form.
  • Based on your ratings, summarize your strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Based on your self-assessment and theory of nursing practice, develop three to four (3–4) measurable goals and objectives for this practicum experience. Include them on the designated area of the form.
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    Clinicalselfassessment.docx

    PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills 

    Self-Assessment Form

    Desired Clinical Skills for Students to Achieve Confident (Can complete independently) Mostly confident (Can complete with supervision) Beginning (Have performed with supervision or needs supervision to feel confident) New (Have never performed or does not apply)
    Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills in: 
    Recognizing clinical signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness across the lifespan        
    Differentiating between pathophysiological and psychopathological conditions        
    Performing and interpreting a comprehensive and/or interval history and physical examination (including laboratory and diagnostic studies)        
    Performing and interpreting a mental status examination        
    Performing and interpreting a psychosocial assessment and family psychiatric history        
    Performing and interpreting a functional assessment (activities of daily living, occupational, social, leisure, educational).        
    Diagnostic reasoning skill in:
    Developing and prioritizing a differential diagnoses list        
    Formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5 based on assessment data        
    Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological symptoms/changes        
    Pharmacotherapeutic skills in:
    Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for medication plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management)        
    Evaluating patient response and modify plan as necessary        
    Documenting (e.g., adverse reaction, the patient response, changes to the plan of care)        
    Psychotherapeutic Treatment Planning:
    Recognizes concepts of therapeutic modalities across the lifespan        
    Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for psychotherapeutic plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management, modality appropriate for situation)        
    Applies age appropriate psychotherapeutic counseling techniques with individuals and/or any caregivers        
    Develop an age appropriate individualized plan of care        
    Provide psychoeducation to individuals and/or any caregivers        
    Promote health and disease prevention techniques        
    Self-assessment skill:
    Develop SMART goals for practicum experiences        
    Evaluating outcomes of practicum goals and modify plan as necessary        
    Documenting and reflecting on learning experiences        
    Professional skills:
    Maintains professional boundaries and therapeutic relationship with clients and staff        
    Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to improve clinical practice in mental health settings        
    Identifies ethical and legal dilemmas with possible resolutions        
    Demonstrates non-judgmental practice approach and empathy        
    Practices within scope of practice        
    Selecting and implementing appropriate screening instrument(s), interpreting results, and making recommendations and referrals:
    Demonstrates selecting the correct screening instrument appropriate for the clinical situation        
    Implements the screening instrument efficiently and effectively with the clients        
    Interprets results for screening instruments accurately        
    Develops an appropriate plan of care based upon screening instruments response        
    Identifies the need to refer to another specialty provider when applicable        
    Accurately documents recommendations for psychiatric consultations when applicable        

     

    Summary of strengths:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Opportunities for growth:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Now, write three to four (3–4) possible goals and objectives for this practicum experience. Ensure that they follow the SMART Strategy, as described in the Learning Resources.

    1. Goal:

    a. Objective:

    b. Objective:

    c. Objective:

     

    2. Goal:

    a. Objective:

    b. Objective:

    c. Objective:

     

    3. Goal:

    a. Objective:

    b. Objective:

    c. Objective:

     

    4. Goal:

    a. Objective:

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    Signature:

    Date:

    Course/Section:

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    ClinicalskillselfAssessment.pdf

    Walden University PMHNP PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills List

     

    Target Patient Population: 40 children/adolescents and 40 adults/older adults

    Desired Clinical Skills for Students to Achieve Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation skills in:

    • Recognizing clinical signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness across the lifespan • Differentiating between pathophysiological and psychopathological conditions • Performing and interpreting a comprehensive and/or interval history and physical

    examination (including laboratory and diagnostic studies) • Performing and interpreting a mental status examination • Performing and interpreting a psychosocial assessment and family psychiatric history • Performing and interpreting a functional assessment (activities of daily living,

    occupational, social, leisure, educational). Diagnostic reasoning skill in:

    • Developing and prioritizing a differential diagnoses list • Formulating diagnoses according to DSM 5 based on assessment data • Differentiating between normal/abnormal age-related physiological and psychological

    symptoms/changes Pharmacotherapeutic skills in:

    • Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for medication plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management)

    • Evaluating patient response and modify plan as necessary • Documenting (e.g., adverse reaction, the patient response, changes to the plan of

    care) Psychotherapeutic Treatment Planning:

    • Recognizes concepts of therapeutic modalities across the lifespan • Selecting appropriate evidence based clinical practice guidelines for

    psychotherapeutic plan (e.g., risk/benefit, patient preference, developmental considerations, financial, the process of informed consent, symptom management, modality appropriate for situation)

    • Applies age appropriate psychotherapeutic counseling techniques with individuals and/or any caregivers

    • Develop an age appropriate individualized plan of care • Provide psychoeducation to individuals and/or any caregivers • Promote health and disease prevention techniques

    Professional skills: • Maintains professional boundaries and therapeutic relationship with clients and staff • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to improve clinical practice in mental health

    settings • Identifies ethical and legal dilemmas with possible resolutions • Demonstrates non-judgmental practice approach and empathy • Practices within scope of practice

     

     

    Walden University PMHNP PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills List

     

    • Demonstrate ability Selecting and implementing appropriate screening instrument(s), interpreting results, and making recommendations and referrals

    • Demonstrates selecting the correct screening instrument appropriate for the clinical situation

    • Implements the screening instrument efficiently and effectively with the clients • Interprets results for screening instruments accurately • Develops an appropriate plan of care based upon screening instruments response

     

    Documentation of Completed Competency/Clinical Skill

    Competency/Clinical Skill

    COMPLETED

    PRECEPTOR SIGNATURE

    DATE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Walden University PMHNP PRAC 6665/6675 Clinical Skills List

     

    Competency/Clinical Skill

    COMPLETED

    PRECEPTOR SIGNATURE

    DATE

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