Practicum Experience Plan

Practicum Experience Plan

Practicum Experience Plan

Overview:

Your Practicum experience includes working in a clinical setting to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed as an advanced practice nurse. In your practicum experience, you will develop a practicum plan that sets forth objectives to frame and guide your practicum experience.

Practicum Experience Plan

As part of your Practicum Experience Plan, you will not only plan for your learning in your practicum experience but also work through various patient visits with focused notes as well as one(1) journal entry. Practicum Experience Plan

Complete each section below.

Part 1: Quarter/Term/Year and Contact Information

Section A

 

Quarter/Term/Year:

 

StudentContact Information

Name:

Street Address:

City, State, Zip:

Home Phone:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone:

Fax:

E-mail:

Preceptor Contact Information

Name:

Organization:

Street Address:

City, State, Zip:

Work Phone:

Cell Phone:

Fax:

Professional/Work E-mail:

 

 

 

 

Practicum Experience Plan Part 2: Individualized Practicum Learning Objectives

Refer to the instructions in Week 2 to create individualized practicum learning objectives that meet the requirements for this course. These objectives should be aligned specifically to your Practicum experience. Your objectives should address your self-assessment of the skills found in the “PMHNPClinicalSkills Self-Assessment Form”you completed in Week 1.

As you develop your individualized practicum learning objective, be sure to write them using the SMART format. Use the resources found in Week 2 to guide your development. Once you review your resources, continue and complete the following. Note: Please make sure each of your objectives are connected to your self-assessment. Also, consider that you will need to demonstrate how you are advancing your knowledge in the clinical specialty.

** YOU MUST HAVE 3 NEW OBJECTIVES EACH QUARTER.  You may include previous practicum objectives; however, you still must have 3 new objectives for your current course.

 

Practicum Experience Plan Objective 1: To efficiently and effectively differentiate between client’s pathophysiological and psychopathological conditions through comprehensive research in nursing databases including PubMed, CINAHL, EBSOhost and Cochrane database of systematic review with the help of my preceptor with 120 hours of clinical practice.

 

Planned Activities:
Conduct comprehensive research in the nursing databases found in Walden University Library

  • Get any clarifications from my preceptor on criteria for distinguishing psychopathological and pathophysiological disorders
  • Review case studies of patients presenting with various psychopathological and pathophysiological disorders and examine their differences

Mode of Assessment: Preceptor evaluation and Meditrek documentation

 

PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of psychopathology of mental disorders through discussions for various mental disorders and age groups
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of various disorders

 

Practicum Experience Plan Objective 2: To become more proficient in selecting appropriate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for symptom management through comprehensive research throughout the next 12 weeks of practicum rotation

 

Planned Activities:

  • Working alongside the preceptor while assessing and diagnosing the patients
  • An extensive review of the existing patient case scenarios and the listed differential diagnosis
  • Consulting with my preceptor whenever faced with challenges formulating the primary and differential diagnosis

Mode of Assessment: Meditrek documentation, preceptor evaluation, and performance in the course assessments

PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:

 

  • Research various evidence-based interventions for various mental health disorders including CINAHL, PubMed, and Cochrane in the Walden University Library

 

Objective 3: To implement age-appropriate counseling techniques with individuals and any caregivers at every psychotherapeutic session throughout this practicum experience

 

 

Planned Activities:

  • Research on the Walden University library about evidence-based age-appropriate counseling techniques
  • Consult with primary caregivers on the best techniques for each age group

Mode of Assessment: Course assessment and Meditrek Documentation

 

PRAC Course Outcome(s) Addressed:

  • Assess my excellent communication skills to collaborate with the preceptor and physicians on developing an individualized care plan

Practicum Experience Plan Part 3: Projected Timeline/Schedule

Estimate how many hours you expect to work on your Practicum each week. *Note: All of your hours and activities must be supervised by your Preceptor and completed onsite. Your Preceptor will approve all hours, but your activities will be approved by both your Preceptor and Instructor. Any changes to this plan must be approved.

This timeline is intended as a planning tool; your actual schedule may differ from the projections you are making now.

I intend to complete the 144 or 160Practicum hours (as applicable) according to the following timeline/schedule. I also understand that I must see at least 80 patients during my practicum experience. I understand that I may not complete my practicum hours sooner than 8 weeks. I understand I may not be in the practicum setting longer than 8 hours per day unless pre-approved by my faculty.

Number of Clinical Hours Projected for Week (hours you are in Practicum Setting at your Field Site) Practicum Experience Plan Number of Weekly Hours for professional development(these are not practicum hour) Number of Weekly Hours for Practicum Coursework (these are not practicum hours)
Week 1 8 2 2
Week 2 8 2 3
Week 3 8 2 3
Week 4 10 2 3
Week 5 10 2 2
Week 6 10 2 2
Week 7 10 2 3
Week 8 10 2 3
Week 9 10 2 3
Week 10 12 2 3
Week 11 12 2 3
Total Hours (must meet the following requirements) 108 22 30

 

 

 

Part 4 – Signatures

Student Signature (electronic):                               Date:

 

 

Practicum Faculty Signature (electronic)**:         Date:

 

** Faculty signature signifies approval of Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)

Submit your Practicum Experience Plan on or before Day 7 of Week 2 for faculty review and approval.

 

Once approved, you will receive a copy of the PEP for your records. You must share an approved copy with your Preceptor. The Preceptor is not required to sign this form.