Ch 10: Goal Setting in Nursing Programs

About This Chapter

Enhance your understanding of goal setting in nursing programs with help from this entertaining chapter. Lessons boost your knowledge of professional socialization, reflective learning, self-evaluation, reflection questions and more.

Goal Setting in Nursing Programs - Chapter Summary

If you're interested in strengthening your comprehension of goal setting in nursing programs, this chapter can help! Learn about ways nurses can help their students set goals. Lessons also explore steps nurses can take to grasp the idea of working in this profession. After reviewing this chapter, you will be prepared for the following:

  • Sharing ways to help nursing students set professional and personal goals
  • Describing the process of professional socialization in nursing
  • Defining and explaining the style and theory of reflective learning
  • Explaining what makes a good reflection question
  • Discussing the purpose and techniques of self-evaluation in nursing programs

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5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Goal Setting in Nursing Programs
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Helping Nursing Students Set Personal & Professional Goals

1. Helping Nursing Students Set Personal & Professional Goals

The life of a nursing student is challenging, and often includes hours of studying, one or two quick meals throughout the day, and arduous preparation for the next clinical shift. Please read on to pick up some quick tips to stay on top of your professional student goals, as well as ensuring personal priorities.

Professional Socialization in Nursing

2. Professional Socialization in Nursing

This lesson contains the definition of professional socialization in nursing, the basic steps for a nurse to achieve professional socialization, and how the nurse educator can help facilitate this.

Reflective Learning: Definition, Style & Theory

3. Reflective Learning: Definition, Style & Theory

In this lesson we'll explore the meaning of reflective learning, discuss some of the advantages and strategies, and become familiar with some of the most famous theorists of reflective learning.

Reflection Questions: Definition and Examples

4. Reflection Questions: Definition and Examples

Reflecting on learning is one of the best ways to consolidate skills and knowledge that a student has acquired. In this lesson, you will learn what makes a good reflection question, and you will see some examples of how a reflection question might look.

Self-Evaluation in Nursing Programs: Purpose & Techniques

5. Self-Evaluation in Nursing Programs: Purpose & Techniques

Self-evaluation is an effective learning strategy which can bring many benefits to nursing programs. This lesson introduces self-evaluation strategies and explores how they can help nursing students and their instructors.

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