Reflective Clinical Journals

1-Personal clinical learning goals/objectives,

2-Client profile(s), HIPPA requirements must be followed to protect client privacy,

3-A brief description of the clinical experience. What were you most surprised by and least surprised by in the setting?

4-A discussion of how goals were met or not met, strengths/needs,

5-A reflection: Discuss the role of the registered nurse in this setting. Describe the care rendered to the client (s) and how it was achieved using the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Core Competencies.

6-Evidence: Locate one article with evidence to support the care you observed in the setting. Discuss how the article supports the care. Submit the article with your journal.

7-Learning: Describe how you can use the knowledge obtained at the clinical site in your nursing practice.

8-Recommendation of changes in how you would function as a newly graduated BSN

9-Must be 1-2 pages in length, pages that exceed the limit will NOT be read and further points may be removed if critical content was included on the excess pages

10-Precise APA format that includes correct punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and references. The easy online APA software has errors and should NOT be used.

11-Type, Times Roman, 12-point font, and double-spaced,

12-A reference page with at least 3 recent (not older than 5 years) peer-reviewed nursing articles, books, drug book/guide, laboratory and diagnostics manual, policy & procedure manual etc., and