Mentoring is an important role to undertake as a nurse, formally or informally in once professional life. This experience will help many nurses to recognize areas of development and further career option, for example nurse lecturer, practitioner and manager. The English National Board and Department for Health (2000) define mentorship as the role of the nurse, midwife or health visitor who facilitates learning and supervises and assesses students in the practice setting. Since mentors spend most time with students in the clinical area, they are in the best position to judge students’ capabilities and to guide and assist them in developing and achieving their learning objectives. The NMC (2006) states that Sign off Mentors have final assessment of practice to make judgements that all competencies have been met and that the student is considered proficient to register.
Reflecting on my home visit experience, I have realized that although it was not completely intentional and planned, each phase of the nursing process was present as the interviews progressed. The initial visit mainly consisted of the assessment phase because it was the first contact with my client and there was a lot of information to discover. This time allowed me to determine objective and subjective data, which includes the concerns my client had about falls, as well as additional information that was shared. The assessment phase continued into the second home visit in hopes of collecting additional data that would help to develop a nursing diagnosis (Potter, Boxerman, Wolf, Marshall, Grayson, Sledge & Evanoff, 2004). Near the end of the first home visit, my client and I collaborated on a health goal of fall prevention, which can also be referred to as the nursing diagnosis.
Throughout the course of our social science methods class I explored, discovered, and grew in so many great ways that will befit me in my future classroom someday. From class presentations, small group work, independent research, and other teaching strategies I now know about the social studies standards, I understand current trends in social studies education. I can plan high-level thinking strategies and I can use technology successfully in the classroom to influence students. I am able to prepare organized lessons that integrate multiple different content areas, and I am able to create learning experiences for students with diverse abilities. In order to know both the national and state social studies standards we got to partake in some great learning strategies.
Education has such a crucial role to play; it is an instrument to develop an individual as a whole. It is an opportunity for personal growth and success in life. Teaching a newly hired nurses (either new graduates or experienced nurses); the educator can see instantaneously the growth that a staff has accomplished. It is an achievement knowing that as a staff development educator, one has contributed to this phase of their professional development. DEFINITION and ROLES OF A STAFF DEVELOPMENT A staff development educator or Nursing Professional Development (NPD) work in different practice settings and environment, some work in the hospital, some work in clinical units or settings functioning in orienting, precepting and managing staff nurses, new graduates, and student nurses.
Are they positive or negative impacts? Were these experiences because of work, school, or other activities? I can say that I have participated in a certain work experience that taught me a lot and impacted me for the better. When signing up, I wasn’t aware that I was going to learn fundamental life lessons, but that is exactly what this particular experience brought to the table. My volunteer experience in high school as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at a hospital taught me how to adjust to following strict procedures, take responsibility for someone other than myself, and improve my communication skills with new people.
Our team worked well together from our first meeting until our last. We determined our roles on the team based on our interest first and then if we did not get our ideal role we picked what was left to chose from. My role was the social worker, which was my first choice. When I did the Parker Team Player Survey on myself the results came back that I was a collaborator. However, when my teammate Ann who was the Speech Therapist on the team did the survey on me, it came back that I was a contributor.
In this paper, I will discuss the portfolio assessment system used in many daycares and preschools to track growth in the children in their care. I spoke at length with a teacher from Kids R Great in Smallville and used questions from the practicum assignment to understand the use and meaning of this type of assessment. I first asked the teacher what she feels is the purpose of the portfolio assessment. The teacher agrees with the basic premise of our text, that developmental portfolios are used to collect information pertaining to a certain child to reflect progress and growth from the beginning to end of the school year. It is her opinion that a portfolio is an excellent way to show growth in varied areas of development: cognitive, language, social, and emotional.
An assessment of the class as well as my standing will also be evaluated. One of the concepts I found interesting was Group Process as described in an article by Perlmutter (Perlmutter, 2018). As a Red-Green (PSP, Inc, 2018) I often observe groups to understand the processes taking place. I want to examine the workings of the group and ask questions to better understand how and
As first year nursing students, it’s important that we find out what truly defines our profession. In order to do this we need to evaluate the different perspectives that surround nursing, which means I need to reflect on the definitions from my interview, my own developing view, and the readings and discussions we had in class. In order to examine these various perspectives, I was given the opportunity to interview a current nurse. This interview allowed me to form my own view, and to evaluate what I’ve learned about nursing in a classroom and compare and contrast it to a clinical setting. I was fortunate to have a nurse in my family, who was willing to share her experiences as a nurse with me.
The pursuit of my career path was clearly defined, and I want to follow my aspiration through completing a degree for the Specialist Program in School Psychology. My work and school experience has stimulated and reinforced my objectivity in the field of psychology. I am currently working at Nova Southeastern University in the Baudhuin Preschool as a Teacher’s Aide for Autistic children for the past two years. I have gained significant knowledge on how to utilize research based ABA curriculum, STAR, to perform instructional methods of discrete trials train... ... middle of paper ... ...d genuinely caring. They also decided that I convey my teaching, listening, and communicating abilities in both a professional and personal manner.