Sample Nursing Paper on Healthy People 2020

Bi-weekly Practicum Journaling

Every two weeks, you will submit a reflective journal to the discussion forum for review by course faculty and your classmates. All are expected to engage and support one another by sharing these experiences in a supportive, constructive, and professional environment. Journaling is an active learning technique that is meant to enhance reflective practice (Blake, 2005). Reflective practice involves looking back over what has happened in the practice setting in an effort to improve performance or to encourage professional growth (Ruth-Sahd, 2003).

Your Weekly Practicum Journal is:

Part 1

  • A personal, introspective subjective account of your practicum experience and how your practicum experience relates to Healthy People 2020 and course objectives. Include events that occurred in your practicum experience, and be sure to describe your thoughts and feelings about those events.  How did your perceptions change? What did you learn that was unexpected? Describe your thinking about your thoughts and feelings regarding the new learning you experienced.
  • Connected to South University’s College of Nursing Conceptual Framework Pillars (Caring, Communication, Critical Thinking, Professionalism, and Holism)
  • Connected to prior coursework and experiences through reflective analysis.
  • Written in a scholarly, academic style using APA style format. Two or three sentences are not sufficient nor are daily logs/reports of activities.

As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format. Support your work, using your course lectures and textbook readings. Helpful APA guides and resources are available in the South University Online Library. Below are guides that are located in the library and can be accessed and downloaded via the South University Online Citation Resources: APA Style page. The American Psychological Association website also provides detailed guidance on formatting, citations, and references at APA Style.

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Blake, T. K. (2005). Journaling; An active learning technique. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 2 (1), Article 7. doi: 10.2202/1548-923X.1116

Ruth-Sahd, L. (2003). Reflective practice: A critical analysis of data based studies and implications for nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 23(11), 488–497.

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Healthy People 2020. (2011). Retrieved from

Week 6.

Mainly, when I’m not working with my targeted aggregate for the capstone project.  The church volunteers a lot of their time to community. For example, over the weekend, we volunteered as a group to prepare hot meals and help distribute to homeless in downtown Tampa. Another charity activity that we did, since school were starting, we collected school supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencil drive in order to provide to the less unfortunate. Lastly, on every Sunday I helped prepared for the church services such as helping set up chair, and provide transportation to the church members who has hard time finding a ride to get to church.

Part 2


Week 6 .. Disaster preparation scenario

Diana Turner posted Jul 3, 2022 7:09 PM


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Video provides some insight into triage and disaster planning.

Disaster planning is imperative to individual healthcare facilities, as well as communities. Please review the attached link to the Turbulent Sky videos.  Highlights of disaster management, planning, and triage are shown. There are interactive triage scenarios, interviews, and maps. Upon reviewing these scenarios and interviews please respond to the following questions for the week 4 discussion.

  1. Utilizing the triage criteria, how would you apply this to any possible disasters in your community?
  2. Have you worked in any disaster training scenarios or worked in a real disaster setting?
  3. What are some recommendations for a specific disaster in your geographical region?