NR 510 Week 8: Reflection on Achievement of Outcomes

NR 510 Week 8: Reflection on Achievement of Outcomes

I found this course to be very informative in a variety of ways. As a nurse, we learned the different values that we possess, but as a nurse practitioner those may change some. Honestly, the case studies were very helpful. I like to be put into scenarios such as those and have to work through them with the help of classmates. They made me think of ethical decisions that I may have to make as a nurse practitioner. As a nurse, some of those scenarios I have never been in, but obviously as a nurse practitioner, I could be in an uncomfortable situation like some of those that were presented. I had never taken time to figure out HMOs versus PPOs. After reading about them, I feel like they are similar in so many ways, but also have their differences. This information will be helpful when I start practicing.

I also enjoyed doing the research for the scope of practice for each state. I didn’t realize that each state was so different in the types of MSN they recognized, what they allowed them to do, and their licensure requirements. It was good to look into my state to know what I will be looking forward to once we have completed school. The use of Kaltura was rather difficult to figure out how to get the information uploaded, but the presentation itself was interesting to do. I realized how many times I said “um” when I was speaking! It took me multiple times of recording to be satisfied with my recording!

I had never heard of curriculum vitae, so that was interesting to learn about and write. It does look more professional than a resume, so I am glad we learned about the use of that. I was stressed out with the practicum information until this class when we started breaking down each class, what was expected for that rotation of clinicals, and the process of setting up clinical rotations. I feel better about this now and am in the process of getting them set up.

This has been an exciting, challenging, but very well informative course.  I found many of the case studies and discussion very realistic, fun, and interesting.  I can actually say that for the first time I didn’t have to focus so much on the format, such as APA, word count, and other requirements that many other classes required to give much focus on.  Because of this, I was actually able to express and focus on my thoughts, insight, and opinion regarding the weekly discussions, but of course in a professional manner. This, so far, has been one of my favorite FNP courses.

As far as reflecting back over the past eight weeks, the program outcome #4, “Integrate professional values th

NR 510 Week 8 Reflection on Achievement of Outcomes

NR 510 Week 8 Reflection on Achievement of Outcomes

rough scholarship and service in health care” has been achieve from this course assignment, discussions, and reading in many ways.  For example, many of the case study required me to think of way I will need to handle unethical and unprofessional behavior in my future practice.  Because I had many opportunities to evaluate and critically think about the actions I would take to address such issues, it gave me the opportunity to research evidence-base strategies and actions that I should implement to help resolve such issues. While writing and preparing for this week discussion post, the program outcome #4 was learned during week’s 4 case/study.  This case study was centered on quality improvement and safety, as I found research article that emphasizes the importance healthcare staff members being compliant with policy, procedures and regulations according to the law.

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MSN Essential II: Organizational and Systems Leadership; Recognizes that organizational and systems leadership are critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care. Leadership skills are needed that emphasize ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems perspective.

This MSN essential has also been obtain with the help of this course assignments, readings, discussions, and case studies in several ways and with many opportunities. One example of this MSN essential being obtained, was during case study from week three, when we were required to think of ways that leadership is important in practice.  For example, the case study were the staff members often displayed rude and unprofessional behavior.

Moreover, the NP core competencies for leadership competencies was understood and obtained in this course in many ways.  The NP core competency two, regarding communicating practice knowledge effectively both orally and in writing was demonstrated in this course on several occasions. Our last week assignment, LACE presentation gave us an opportunity to express this part of the core competency being obtained.  In addition, the participate in professional organizations and activities that influence advanced practice nursing and health outcomes or a population was also explored and learned during our research paper in week 6 as well as in our LACE power point presentation.

As I mentioned I really enjoyed this course and I wish everyone a successful journey throughout the program.



American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2011). The essential’s of masters education in

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I can honestly say this has been my favorite class so far due to the curriculum and information we have learned in the past eight weeks. With a higher demand for healthcare providers and changing and expanding roles of the APRN, it is important to learn and understand the APRN role better (Englebright, McCurley, & Borum, 2017). This course has prepared us to meet the program outcome number four, MSN essential II, and NP core competencies number two, providing information about the skills and role of an APRN.

For professional value four, we integrated values through scholarship and service through our weekly discussions. We had many scenarios that we may come across as APNs and talked about the values we have and what we could or should do if put in those situations. For MSN essential II, we discussed work relationships, disagreements in the workplace, working under a physician, and leadership skills. We also discussed organizational leadership. Lastly, we fulfilled leadership NP core competencies. We learned about APRN roles in the states we live in and also how we desire a change to allow a practice to full educational scope. We reviewed state policies and collaborative relationships we may have in the future. We reflected on our strengths and weaknesses to improve on. As NPs, we will improve access to and delivery of high-quality care to care to benefit the underserved. We also learned that some states, specifically Georgia where I live, is highly restricted. States like Washington can prescribe and see patients with no restrictions. Unified healthcare is beneficial to all. We wrote a paper, formed discussions, and did a recorded LACE presentation. Public speaking has always been one of my biggest fears. Lastly, we talked about joining professional organizations to network and make a change. This class has been very beneficial to me and I am excited to take this newfound knowledge with me for years to come.


Englebright, J., McCurley. J., & Borum, C. (2017). The emerging role of APRNs in hospital nursing practice: Perspectives from a survey of chief nursing officers. Nurse Leader, 15(6), 387-391. doi:10.1016/j.mnl.2017.09.004