I am new to Allnurses, so forgive me if someone has already asked this question. I am trying to write my student goals for an ICU preceptorship. The goals must be specific and measurable and related to the RN role.
I've been in healthcare my entire life. (13 years as a CNA, 13 years as an LPN, now in RN school with graduation only 8 weeks away).Sheesh! You'd think that this part would be easy for me! Unfortunately, writing these goals is the one area that I struggle with.
We are not supposed to use "task-oriented" procedures as a learning goal because tasks are in the LPN role. So ... CVP lines, LVAD devices, ventilators, and other technical gadgets are out. I've already used goals related to delegation, time management, and Propofol infusion.
Dude! This instructor is tough on goal selection!
Help! Next week I will be in an ICU for a 3-day preceptorship.
I need 5 Goals. This is what I have so far:
1. I will utilize evidence-based research to facilitate an educational experience for multidisciplinary staff in the ICU setting by 04/03/09
2. I will utilize the nursing process to assess, diagnose, and establish a plan that safely manages and evaluates the biopsychosocial, spiritual, and cultural needs of a critical ICU patient and their family in the healthcare setting by 04/03/09
3. I will apply 1 management concept in the ICU setting, in collaboration with the healthcare team, by 04/03/09
Hmmm ... the ones I have still need work. Any suggestions?
Thank you, Kiansi