How to write an essay on Nursing Education Practicum Documentation (NEPD) Form: Competency 7

How to write an essay on Nursing Education Practicum Documentation
(NEPD) Form: Competency 7

NUR-665E Nursing Education Practicum

Directions: Complete the documentation form. Type in your response in the unshaded box below each question. The form will expand for as long as you type. The purpose of this assignment is to document meeting the competency and to promote deep reflection on your practicum activities. Consider reviewing course textbooks: Certified Nurse Educator Review Book: The Official NLN Guide to the CNE Exam and NLN Core Competencies for Nurse Educators: A Decade of Influence for suggested practicum activities.


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Nurse Educator Competency: Engage in Scholarship of Teaching.
  Learner Name:    Date(s):
Complete this section before you begin the weeks’ clinical. Learning Goals: What do you want to accomplish for Competency 7: Engage in Scholarship of Teaching?

Be sure your goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound (S.M.A.R.T. goals).

Some goals should reflect higher cognitive learning levels in Bloom’s taxonomy.

My goal/s for this competency is/are to:

1. Develop the knowledge of nursing education through inquiry and utilization of technology throughout my career.

2. Collaborate with administrators and other nurse educators to improve the profession through research and policy formulation.

3. Advance the science of nursing education by teaching using current evidence and seeking more education to transform my leadership roles.

Resources and Strategies: What type of resources or strategies will you utilize to accomplish your learning goals?  Include both human and material resources.
The resources (human and material) and strategies I need to meet my weekly goal are:

1. Other nurse educators and leaders to serve as mentors.

2. Be open-minded, think critically, and inquire from other scholars.

3. Partnership with other educators with the same mission and vision.

4. Engage nurse leaders and professional organizations in matters of policy and curriculum change.

5. Actively participate in research and present findings to boards for improvement of nursing education.


Measurement: How will you know that you have accomplished your learning goal(s)? What criteria will you use to measure this?
The criteria I will use to measure my goals are:

1. Positive feedback from colleagues and mentors regarding collaborative approaches to nursing education.

2. Positive feedback from students regarding the utilization of evidence-based teaching strategies and improvement of teaching skills.

3. Inclusion in faculty meetings and discussions concerning curriculum change and other policy areas.

4. Publishing reports after research and acceptance of these reports by relevant bodies.


Complete this section after you complete the weeks’ clinical. Evaluation: Did you meet your goal? What did you accomplish that you can use as evidence that you met your learning goals?


Did you meet your goal? Why or why not?

I have not met my goals because engaging in scholarly activities and developing leadership skills requires time. However, I have been able to participate in various meetings to discuss matters of policy and curriculum change in the institution. I have been able to develop my portfolio that I intend to use for the evaluation of teaching and individual scholarship activities.

Reflect on Competency 7, analyzing your practicum experiences: Be sure to connect your experiences directly to the competency.
Reflection: I have spent most of the time this week analyzing my roles as a nurse educator and how to engage in the scholarship of teaching. I have realized that nurse educators have more important roles outside the classroom environment. Through identifying problems, asking questions, gathering evidence, and drawing conclusions, nurse educators can improve various aspects of nursing education. Engaging in scholarship and teaching requires a lot of time and a great deal of self-input through reading and research. Based on what I have gathered, employing Boyer’s scholarship model in practice will be the best approach to achieving my set goals. Overall, priorities of scholarship and teaching should involve the domains of discovery, integration, application, and teaching.

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