6565 WK 1 ASN 2


A self-assessment is an opportunity for you to review what you have learned in the nurse practitioner   program, evaluate your clinical skills, and develop goals before exiting the NP program. For this assignment, you will complete the Risk Control Self-Assessment Checklist for Nurse Practitioners and identify your areas of strength and weakness. You also will explain how you plan to improve on these weaknesses, as well as how you plan to master clinical skills you have not obtained prior to exiting NP program.


To prepare:


Complete the Risk Control Self-Assessment Checklist for Nurse Practitioners


Consider your strengths and weaknesses


Review types of patients treated and clinical procedures performed


To   Complete


Write a 2 page paper that addresses the following:


Identify at least three strengths as a nurse practitioner


Explain why you consider these strengths and what you can do to maintain them in your practice


Identify at least three weaknesses as a nurse practitioner


Explain how you plan to address each weakness


Examine at least three clinical skills you need to obtain prior to exiting Nurse practitioner program


Explain how you plan to master the clinical skills before exiting NP program


Analyze the history of advanced practice nurses and the emerging role of your specialty area, and discuss what contributions you plan to make to advance the nursing profession






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