Getting started blog

Reflect on your first semester and identify new skills emerging or developed from the Skills Checklist

On my first day in the clinical rotation, I did shadow whole day and when next day my preceptor asked me to assess I was not confident enough with my assessment. As gradually I moved in the semester I developed confidence in my skills and during the second semester I start thinking critically and my preceptor allowed me to see patients independently before she sees patient herself so that I can make a treatment plan to promote my problem-solving skills.

New learning goals for N680L

My learning goals for next semester includes working in the specialist clinic as coumadin clinic, express care, ortho specialty, I want to be more confident in making treatment plans, be excellent in SOAP notes and seeing a different variety of patients.

Consider diagnoses, procedures, and medications you have become familiar with

I have become women’s health diagnosis and procedures such as bacterial vaginosis, STD’s, vaginal bleeding, contraception, pap smear, IUD insertion. I did some hours in the pediatric rotation and get familiar with URI, croup, strep throat, asthma, ear infections, pharyngitis, eczema, bronchitis.

What thoughts do you want to share about your first week back into clinical practice?

I’m currently in family practice rotation wants to gain as much hands-on and independent experience as possible to prepare for the upcoming real world of being FNP who works under the guidelines approved by evidence-based practice.

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