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Running head: PROFESSIONAL CAPSTONE REFLECTIVE JOURNAL1Benchmark - Professional Capstone and Practicum Reflective JournalSara PateGrand Canyon University: NRS 493January 7,2021
PROFESSIONAL CAPSTONE REFLECTIVE JOURNALProfessional Capstone and Practicum Reflective JournalWeek of October 19-25I am so excited to be so close to the end of my BSN journey, it is an accomplishment formy personal and professional growth as a nurse. As a nurse, I never thought I would haveadvanced this quickly in my career. This journey has been challenging but tolerable why workingas a full-time nurse. This program has allowed me to look at situations differently now than I didbefore. I met this week several times with my mentor, whom I look up to as a nurse, so I am sohappy to be working with her in my place of work. My pre-conference form was signed by mymentor with no concerns about the requirements. I first went over my Individual Success Plan forthe next 10 weeks throughout this course. After she reviewed the plan, she signed it for me toturn in. We had a good conversation in person about the few ideas that I had for my Capstonetopic. She advised me on those topics and helped me to narrow it down to 3 topics for my changeproject. I want to focus on nurse-driven protocols, as I think it’s important as nurses to push forthe best care possible and to help the nursing profession provide the highest level of care in thesafest way possible for the patient.New practice approachesare new solutions that are used toimprove the care or the skill of health care. After speaking with my mentor, I understand not allfacilities do the same intervention for different issues in health care. I want to push nursingprotocols and bundles for the improvement of catheter associated urinary tract infections withinthis facility. In my facility, we use a nurse-driven protocol, and it has improved the way Foleycatheters are used and maintained. However, there are other new practice approaches that I haveseen in research that would also implement a good nurse-driven protocol or bundle that would begreat to try even on my unit or throughout the facility. The first discussion questions this weekwas super helpful in that we were able to as a class share andcollaborateabout different2
PROFESSIONAL CAPSTONE REFLECTIVE JOURNALresearch databases to use for this class. I look forward to seeing what next week’s objectivesbring to the table and to continue working on this change project topic.Week of October 26- November 1Week 2 has been a success. My mentor and I discussed howHealth care delivery andclinical systemsinvolve different features of quality and safety within health services. Thisincludes health advancement, disease anticipation and promotion, diagnosis of diseases,treatment options for different illnesses, management of diseases, and credible need for diverserehab supports. Each healthcare delivery differs depending on where the patient is in their life.