develop your Individual Success Plan

NRS-490 Individual Success Plan

REQUIRED PRACTICE HOURS: 100

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Complete Contact Information
Student Information GCU
Name: Tania Gonzalez Diaz
E-mail: tanialexis@gmail.com
Phone Number: 786-269-1606
Course Faculty Information GCU
Name: Melissa Reedy
E-mail: Melissa.Reedy@my.gcu.edu
Phone Number:
Practicum Mentor Information Practice Setting
Name: Lourdes Aleman
E-mail: Alemachinea@hotmail.com
Phone Number: 305-300-5165
MOU signed & uploaded to Instructor in LoudCloud via Individual Forum Yes ► ☒ No ► ☐

If no, is an existing Affiliation Agreement on file? _____

ISP Instructions

Use this form to develop your Individual Success Plan (ISP) for NRS-490, the Professional Capstone and Practicum course. An individual success plan maps out what you, the RN-to-BSN student, needs to accomplish in order to be successful as you work through this course and complete your overall program of study. You will also share this with your mentor at the beginning and end of this course so that he or she will know what you need to accomplish.

Application-based learning assignments are listed in the course syllabus with a Practice Portfolio Statement requirement element noted within the assignment itself. In order for you to successfully complete and graduate from the RN-to-BSN Program you must meet the following programmatic requirements: (1) completion of 100 practice immersion hours, and (2) completion of work associated with all program competencies.

In this ISP, you will identify all of the objectives, tasks, and/or assignments relating to the 100 practice immersion hours you need to complete by the end of this course. Specify the dates by which you will complete each tasks and/or assignments. Your plan should include a self-assessment of how you met all applicable GCU RN-to-BSN Domains & Competencies (see Appendix A).

ALL course assignments listing a “Practice Hours Portfolio” statement must be included in the ISP and are worth and recorded here as approximately 10 hours each. Actual clock hours must be recorded on this time log.

General Requirements

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of each assignment as it pertains to deliverables due in this course:

· Use the Individual Success Plan to develop a personal plan for completing your practice immersion hours and self-assess how you will meet the GCU RN-to-BSN University Mission Critical Competencies and the Programmatic Domains & Competencies (Appendix A) related to that course.

Show all of the major deliverables in the course, the topic/course objectives that apply to each deliverable, and lastly, align each deliverable to the applicable University Mission Critical Competencies and the course-specific Domains and Competencies (Appendix A).

Completing your ISP does not earn practice hours, nor does telephone conference time, or time spent with your mentor.

· Within the Individual Success Plan, ensure you identify all course assignments which may include the following: Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)(if Affiliation Agreement is not required); comprehensive log of practice immersion hours applied to baccalaureate level learning outcomes; evaluations from faculty and mentors; your evaluations of your mentor; scholarly activity report; competency self-assessment (part of your ISP); reflective journal (Submitted in Week 10 but covering all weeks in the course); course goals and plan for how competencies and practice immersion hours will be met; and both faculty and mentor approvals of course goals and documented practice immersion hours.

Application-based Learning Course Assignments List of Current Course Objectives Number of Clock Hours Associated with Each Assignment Assignment

Date Due

Self-Assessment:

GCU RN-to-BSN

University Mission Critical Competencies and

Programmatic Domains & Competencies

(see Appendix A)

Date

Assignment

Completed

Week One

Professional Capstone and Practicum Documentation

Individual Success Plan

Professional Capstone and Practicum Reflective Journal and Scholarly Activities

1. Identify problems, issues, and opportunities to improve patient care, patient outcomes, and organizational procedures within a clinical practice setting.

2. Examine a health care clinical problem or an organization issue and its implications to nursing practice.

3. Determine evidence-based solutions that address patient-care or clinical practice quality problems or issues.

4. Analyze health care clinical problems and organizational issues utilizing the PICO(T) process

5. Demonstrate values consistent with the role of a nursing professional through fundamental knowledge and advanced skills.

10 hours November 19, 2017 MC1: Effective Communication: Therapeutic communication is central to baccalaureate nursing practice. Students gain an understanding of their ethical responsibility and how verbal and written communication affects others intellectually and emotionally. Students begin to use nursing terminology and taxonomies within the practice of professional and therapeutic communication. Courses require students to write scholarly papers, prepare presentations, develop persuasive arguments, and engage in discussion that is clear, assertive, and respectful November 19, 2017
Week Two

Capstone Project Topic Selection and Approval

Topic 2 Practice Hours Completion Statement

1. Identify problems, issues, and opportunities to improve patient care, patient outcomes, and organizational procedures within a clinical practice setting.

2. Examine a health care clinical problem or an organization issue and its implications to nursing practice.

3. Determine evidence-based solutions that address patient-care or clinical practice quality problems or issues.

4. Analyze health care clinical problems and organizational issues utilizing the PICO(T) process

5. Demonstrate values consistent with the role of a nursing professional through fundamental knowledge and advanced skills.

10 hours November 26, 2017 MC2: Critical Thinking: Courses require students to use critical thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating scientific evidence needed to improve patient outcomes and professional practice

MC4: Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics: The concept of global citizenship is introduced to baccalaureate students in the foundational curriculum. Some courses will focus on the human experience across the world health continuum. The World Health Organization (WHO) definitions of health, health disparities, and determinants of health are foundational to nursing practice

Domain 1: Professional Role

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to incorporate professional values to advance the nursing profession through leadership skills, political involvement, and life-long learning.

Competencies:

1.1: Exemplify professionalism in diverse health care settings.

1.2: Manage patient care within the changing environment of the health care system.

1.3: Exercise professional nursing leadership and management roles in the promotion of patient safety and quality care.

1.4: Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health care.

1.5: Advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations.

Domain 5: Holistic Patient Care

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to provide holistic individualized care that is sensitive to cultural and spiritual aspects of the human experience.

Competencies:

5.1: Understand the human experience across the health-illness continuum.

5.2: Assess for the spiritual needs and provide appropriate interventions for individuals, families, and groups.

5.3: Provide culturally sensitive care.

5.4: Preserve the integrity and human dignity in the care of all patients.

November 26, 2017
Week Three

PICOT Statement Paper

Topic 3 Practice Hours Completion Statement

1. Evaluate evidence-based research and other appropriate resources to inform the development of a change plan.

2. Identify strategies for logistical implementation of proposed solutions.

3. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate levels of evidence into a concise format.

4. Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.

10 hours December 3, 2017 MC2: Critical Thinking: Courses require students to use critical thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating scientific evidence needed to improve patient outcomes and professional practice

Domain 2: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will have acquired a body of nursing knowledge built on a theoretical foundation of liberal arts, science, and nursing concepts that will guide professional practice.

Competencies:

2.1: Incorporate liberal arts and science studies into nursing knowledge.

2.2: Comprehend nursing concepts and health theories.

2.3: Understand and value the processes of critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and decision making.

December 3, 2107
Week Four

Literature Evaluation Table

Topic 4 Practice Hours Completion Statement

1. Evaluate evidence-based research and other appropriate resources to inform the development of a change plan.

2. Identify strategies for logistical implementation of proposed solutions.

3. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate levels of evidence into a concise format.

4. Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care.

10 hours December10, 2017 MC2: Critical Thinking: Courses require students to use critical thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating scientific evidence needed to improve patient outcomes and professional practice.

Domain 2: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will have acquired a body of nursing knowledge built on a theoretical foundation of liberal arts, science, and nursing concepts that will guide professional practice.

Competencies:

2.1: Incorporate liberal arts and science studies into nursing knowledge.

2.2: Comprehend nursing concepts and health theories.

2.3: Understand and value the processes of critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and decision making.

December 10, 2017
Week Five

Topic 5 Practice Hours Completion Statement

1. Identify objectives, strategy, and measurable outcomes of the evidence-based practice proposal.

2. List steps needed to implement each strategy in a change proposal.

3. Outline the resources needed to develop and implement a change proposal.

4. Describe methods for obtaining necessary support from key stakeholders.

5. Develop a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the change proposal project.

6. Evaluate the role of information sources and technologies impacting the delivery of care within an adequate environment of care.

7. Develop appropriate change plans that promote health and prevent disease.

10 hours December 17, 2017 MC2: Critical Thinking: Courses require students to use critical thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating scientific evidence needed to improve patient outcomes and professional practice.

MC4: Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics: The concept of global citizenship is introduced to baccalaureate students in the foundational curriculum. Some courses will focus on the human experience across the world health continuum. The World Health Organization (WHO) definitions of health, health disparities, and determinants of health are foundational to nursing practice

Domain 3: Nursing Practice

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to utilize the nursing process to provide safe quality care based on nursing best practices.

Competencies:

3.1: Utilize the nursing process to provide safe and effective care for patients across the health-illness continuum: promoting, maintaining, and restoring health; preventing disease; and facilitating a peaceful death.

3.2: Implement patient care decisions based on evidence-based practice.

3.3: Provide individualized education to diverse patient populations in a variety of health care settings.

3.4: Demonstrate professional standards of practice.

December 17, 2017
Week Six

Literature Review

Topic 6 Practice Hours Completion Statement

1. Identify objectives, strategy, and measurable outcomes of the evidence-based practice proposal.

2. List steps needed to implement each strategy in a change proposal.

3. Outline the resources needed to develop and implement a change proposal.

4. Describe methods for obtaining necessary support from key stakeholders.

5. Develop a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the change proposal project.

6. Evaluate the role of information sources and technologies impacting the delivery of care within an adequate environment of care.

7. Develop appropriate change plans that promote health and prevent disease.

10 hours December 24, 2017 MC2: Critical Thinking: Courses require students to use critical thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating scientific evidence needed to improve patient outcomes and professional practice.

MC4: Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics: The concept of global citizenship is introduced to baccalaureate students in the foundational curriculum. Some courses will focus on the human experience across the world health continuum. The World Health Organization (WHO) definitions of health, health disparities, and determinants of health are foundational to nursing practice.

Domain 3: Nursing Practice

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to utilize the nursing process to provide safe quality care based on nursing best practices.

Competencies:

3.1: Utilize the nursing process to provide safe and effective care for patients across the health-illness continuum: promoting, maintaining, and restoring health; preventing disease; and facilitating a peaceful death.

3.2: Implement patient care decisions based on evidence-based practice.

3.3: Provide individualized education to diverse patient populations in a variety of health care settings.

3.4: Demonstrate professional standards of practice.

Domain 4: Communication/Informatics

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to manage information and technology to provide safe quality care in a variety of settings. In addition, graduates will be able to communicate therapeutically and professionally to produce positive working relationships with patients and health care team members.

Competencies:

4.1: Utilize patient care technology and information management systems.

4.2: Communicate therapeutically with patients.

4.3: Professionally communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care teams to provide safe and effective care.

December 24, 2017
Week Seven

Topic 7 Practice Hours Completion Statement

1. Identify methods to evaluate a proposed solution.

2. Describe variables and outcomes to be assessed pre- and post-project implementation.

3. Utilize appropriate tools such as basic statistics to evaluate project outcomes.

4. Summarize plans for disseminating evidence.

5. Use communication and collaboration skills to deliver high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care.

10 hours January 14, 2018 MC1: Effective Communication: Therapeutic communication is central to baccalaureate nursing practice. Students gain an understanding of their ethical responsibility and how verbal and written communication affects others intellectually and emotionally. Students begin to use nursing terminology and taxonomies within the practice of professional and therapeutic communication. Courses require students to write scholarly papers, prepare presentations, develop persuasive arguments, and engage in discussion that is clear, assertive, and respectful.

Domain 4: Communication/Informatics

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to manage information and technology to provide safe quality care in a variety of settings. In addition, graduates will be able to communicate therapeutically and professionally to produce positive working relationships with patients and health care team members.

Competencies:

4.1: Utilize patient care technology and information management systems.

4.2: Communicate therapeutically with patients.

4.3: Professionally communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care teams to provide safe and effective care

January 14, 2018
Week Eight

Topic 8 Practice Hours Completion Statement

1. Identify methods to evaluate a proposed solution.

2. Describe variables and outcomes to be assessed pre- and post-project implementation.

3. Utilize appropriate tools such as basic statistics to evaluate project outcomes.

4. Summarize plans for disseminating evidence.

5. Use communication and collaboration skills to deliver high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care.

10 hours January 21, 2018 MC1: Effective Communication: Therapeutic communication is central to baccalaureate nursing practice. Students gain an understanding of their ethical responsibility and how verbal and written communication affects others intellectually and emotionally. Students begin to use nursing terminology and taxonomies within the practice of professional and therapeutic communication. Courses require students to write scholarly papers, prepare presentations, develop persuasive arguments, and engage in discussion that is clear, assertive, and respectful.

Domain 4: Communication/Informatics

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to manage information and technology to provide safe quality care in a variety of settings. In addition, graduates will be able to communicate therapeutically and professionally to produce positive working relationships with patients and health care team members.

Competencies:

4.1: Utilize patient care technology and information management systems.

4.2: Communicate therapeutically with patients.

4.3: Professionally communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care teams to provide safe and effective care.

January 21, 2018
Week Nine

Benchmark-Capstone Project Change Proposal

Topic 9 Practice Hours Completion Statement

1. Produce a comprehensive and professional change initiative presentation.

2. Integrate acquired knowledge and skills into professional practice.

3. Examine the implementation of evidence-based research in nursing practice.

4. Analyze research findings for the enhancement of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting.

5. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care in a collaborative interprofessional setting.

6. Analyze the impact of organizational and environmental factors on health care delivery and practice.

7. Demonstrate leadership and communication skills to effectively implement change initiatives for nursing practice.

10 hours January 28, 2018 MC5: Leadership: Students will apply a Christian worldview within a global society and examine ethical issues from the framework of a clearly articulated system of professional values. Students will engage in discussion of values-based decisions made from a Christian perspective

Domain 1: Professional Role

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to incorporate professional values to advance the nursing profession through leadership skills, political involvement, and life-long learning.

Competencies:

1.1: Exemplify professionalism in diverse health care settings.

1.2: Manage patient care within the changing environment of the health care system.

1.3: Exercise professional nursing leadership and management roles in the promotion of patient safety and quality care.

1.4: Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health care.

1.5: Advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations.

January 28, 2018
Week Ten

Benchmark-Professional Capstone and Practicum Reflective Journal

Scholarly Activities

1. Produce a comprehensive and professional change initiative presentation.

2. Integrate acquired knowledge and skills into professional practice.

3. Examine the implementation of evidence-based research in nursing practice.

4. Analyze research findings for the enhancement of evidence-based practice in the clinical setting.

5. Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care in a collaborative interprofessional setting.

6. Analyze the impact of organizational and environmental factors on health care delivery and practice.

7. Demonstrate leadership and communication skills to effectively implement change initiatives for nursing practice.

10 hours February 4, 2018 MC5: Leadership: Students will apply a Christian worldview within a global society and examine ethical issues from the framework of a clearly articulated system of professional values. Students will engage in discussion of values-based decisions made from a Christian perspective.

Domain 1: Professional Role

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to incorporate professional values to advance the nursing profession through leadership skills, political involvement, and life-long learning.

Competencies:

1.1: Exemplify professionalism in diverse health care settings.

1.2: Manage patient care within the changing environment of the health care system.

1.3: Exercise professional nursing leadership and management roles in the promotion of patient safety and quality care.

1.4: Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health care.

1.5: Advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations.

February 4, 2018

By typing in his/her signature below, the student agrees to have read, understood, and be accountable for the instructions, assignments, and hours shown above and that all questions have been satisfactorily answered by the faculty and/or program director.

Mentors will sign upon initial receipt and at the end of the course to confirm that assignments have been complete with your guidance.

Student Signature
Name: Tania Gonzalez Diaz
Date: 11/18/17
Mentor Signature [Upon Initiation of Course]
Name: Lourdes Aleman
Date: 305-300-5165
Mentor Signature [Upon Completion of Course]
Name:
Date:

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APPENDIX A:

GCU RN-to-BSN Domains & Competencies

A. University’s Mission Critical Competencies

How does this Individual Success Plan support the GCU Mission?

MC1: Effective Communication: Therapeutic communication is central to baccalaureate nursing practice. Students gain an understanding of their ethical responsibility and how verbal and written communication affects others intellectually and emotionally. Students begin to use nursing terminology and taxonomies within the practice of professional and therapeutic communication. Courses require students to write scholarly papers, prepare presentations, develop persuasive arguments, and engage in discussion that is clear, assertive, and respectful.

MC2: Critical Thinking: Courses require students to use critical thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating scientific evidence needed to improve patient outcomes and professional practice.

MC3: Christian Worldview: Students will apply a Christian worldview within a global society and examine ethical issues from the framework of a clearly articulated system of professional values. Students will engage in discussion of values-based decisions made from a Christian perspective.

MC4: Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics: The concept of global citizenship is introduced to baccalaureate students in the foundational curriculum. Some courses will focus on the human experience across the world health continuum. The World Health Organization (WHO) definitions of health, health disparities, and determinants of health are foundational to nursing practice.

MC5: Leadership: Students will apply a Christian worldview within a global society and examine ethical issues from the framework of a clearly articulated system of professional values. Students will engage in discussion of values-based decisions made from a Christian perspective.

B. Domains and Competencies

How does this Individual Success Plan support the Program Domains and Competencies?

Domain 1: Professional Role

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to incorporate professional values to advance the nursing profession through leadership skills, political involvement, and life-long learning.

Competencies:

1.1: Exemplify professionalism in diverse health care settings.

1.2: Manage patient care within the changing environment of the health care system.

1.3: Exercise professional nursing leadership and management roles in the promotion of patient safety and quality care.

1.4: Participate in health care policy development to influence nursing practice and health care.

1.5: Advocate for autonomy and social justice for individuals and diverse populations.

Domain 2: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will have acquired a body of nursing knowledge built on a theoretical foundation of liberal arts, science, and nursing concepts that will guide professional practice.

Competencies:

2.1: Incorporate liberal arts and science studies into nursing knowledge.

2.2: Comprehend nursing concepts and health theories.

2.3: Understand and value the processes of critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and decision making.

Domain 3: Nursing Practice

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to utilize the nursing process to provide safe quality care based on nursing best practices.

Competencies:

3.1: Utilize the nursing process to provide safe and effective care for patients across the health-illness continuum: promoting, maintaining, and restoring health; preventing disease; and facilitating a peaceful death.

3.2: Implement patient care decisions based on evidence-based practice.

3.3: Provide individualized education to diverse patient populations in a variety of health care settings.

3.4: Demonstrate professional standards of practice.

Domain 4: Communication/Informatics

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to manage information and technology to provide safe quality care in a variety of settings. In addition, graduates will be able to communicate therapeutically and professionally to produce positive working relationships with patients and health care team members.

Competencies:

4.1: Utilize patient care technology and information management systems.

4.2: Communicate therapeutically with patients.

4.3: Professionally communicate and collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care teams to provide safe and effective care.

Domain 5: Holistic Patient Care

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s RN-BSN program will be able to provide holistic individualized care that is sensitive to cultural and spiritual aspects of the human experience.

Competencies:

5.1: Understand the human experience across the health-illness continuum.

5.2: Assess for the spiritual needs and provide appropriate interventions for individuals, families, and groups.

5.3: Provide culturally sensitive care.

5.4: Preserve the integrity and human dignity in the care of all patients.