Reflective Journal and Scholarly Activities.
Learners are required to maintain a reflective journal integrating leadership and inquiry into current practice.
In your journal, reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained in the this course and address a variable combination of the following: new practice approaches, intraprofessional collaboration, health care delivery and clinical systems, ethical considerations in health care, population health concerns, the role of technology in improving health care outcomes, health policy, leadership and economic models, and/or health disparities. Outline what you have discovered about your professional practice and the personal strengths and weaknesses that have surfaced. What additional resources and abilities could be introduced to a given situation to influence optimal outcomes? Finally, how did you meet the competencies aligned to this course?
Additional information regarding your reflective journal is found in the DC Network.
Submit your reflective journal both to the instructor and in the Typhon Tracking System under the corresponding course section. Failure to submit your journal in both the classroom and Typhon system may result in a grade of Incomplete for the course.
SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES DETAILS.
Throughout the DNP program, learners are required to provide a report documenting participation in a minimum of four scholarly activities outside of clinical or professional practice. These reports will be due in specific courses throughout the program, as described below, and must be documented in your Practice Portfolio by the end of each course in which an activity report is due.
Examples of scholarly activities include attending conferences, seminars, grand rounds, participating in policy and quality improvement committees, writing scholarly publications, participating in community planning, serving as a guest lecturer, etc. Involvement in and contribution to interdisciplinary initiatives are also acceptable scholarly activities.
Documentation of these activities is required in DNP-810, DNP-820, DNP-830, and DNP-840.
A summary report of the scholarly activity, including who, what, where, when and take home points, will be submitted as the assignment. Include the appropriate program competencies associated with the scholarly activity and future professional goals related to the activity. Use the “Scholarly Activity Summary” template to help guide this assignment.
Scholarly Activity Summary Template
This document describes the scholarly activity in three or four paragraphs.
Instructions: Read each section and fill it out using the instructions. Once you have completed the section, erase the instructions that appear in italics.
This section consists of a single paragraph that succinctly describes the scholarly activity that you attended/participated in, the target market for the activity, and the benefit of the activity to you.
This section consists of either a short story or a handful of bullet points that concisely identifies the problems the scholarly activity is designed to solve. Educate us – what is the current state of the activity topic? Tell us – why is this a problem, and for whom is it a problem? Inspire us – what could a DNP-prepared nurse achieve by participating in the scholarly activity? Use declarative sentences with simple words to communicate each point. Less is more.
This section consists of either a short paragraph or a handful of bullet points that concisely describes the stated solution to a proposed practice problem that the scholarly activity addressed and how it addresses the problem outlined in the previous section.
This section consists of a short paragraphs that defines the opportunity that the scholarly activity is designed to capture. It is important to cover the GCU Domains and Competencies that were met through this activity. How will attending/participating in this scholarly activity help you grow as a DNP-prepared nurse?