Journaling provides a valuable tool for recording, reflecting on, and reviewing your learning. This approach provides an opportunity for you to “connect the dots” and observe the relationships between and among activities, interactions, and outcomes.
Unlike a personal journal of thoughts and feelings, this leadership journal is a record of your activities, assessments, and learning related to this academic experience.
Journal entries should include a record of the number of hours spent with your nurse leader each week.
Write a journal entry of 750-1,500 words on the subject of purpose, including the following:
- Practicum Activities Reflection: Provide observations and thoughts on the activities in your practicum during Topics 5-6.
- Application of Leadership: Describe how your nurse leader’s leadership style affects the people the nurse leads. Do staff members express feelings of support and helpfulness? Are there examples of dictating rather than leading? Does the leader say or do things designed to “build up” staff or were there missed opportunities?
- Practicum Project Preparation: What have you learned about the goals and mission of the organization where you are performing your practicum? After learning this, did you alter the focus of your project? Why or why not?
- Leadership Video Reflection: Reflect on at least two things you learned from the “Servant Leadership – Issue of Rule” video.