My patient V.P. was pleasant and cooperative. V.P. mother was at her bedside and attended to her. When I walked in the patient room the mother seemed to immediately take a liking to me
Purpose: The purpose of writing narratives is to focus on an incident that is significant to the student and provides the student with an in-depth learning opportunity (Benner, 1984)
- Select a significant incident that you view as critical in your continued learning about nursing and functioning in a health care environment. The incident might include, but is not limited to a clinical experience:
- that you think captures what it means to be a nurse
- in which your intervention made a difference
- that was demanding of you, your preceptor, or manager
- that went very well
- where things did not go well
- Use the “Reflective Process” to provide a guide to narrative writing (see the article titled Reflection of Practice).
- When writing the narrative, please include the following: Introduction write about the situation that occurred and then answer the 3 areas
- The narrative should capture the three areas listed in the grading rubric: (1) clinical knowledge decision-making, (2) caring, and (3) collaboration (Note: if collaboration is not included write about who you could have collaborated with).
- Describe what you saw, said, did, thought, or felt during a significant clinical experience.