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.
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.
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.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
Assess advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing skills for strengths and opportunities
Develop professional plans in advanced nursing practice for the practicum experience
Apply advanced practice nursing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment skills in mental health settings
Analyze cases involving advanced care of patients across the lifespan in mental health settings
Formulate differential diagnoses for patients across the lifespan in mental health settings
Formulate appropriate treatment plans that include psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic techniques
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