Individual Success Plan (ISP)
Planning is the key to successful completion of this course and your
overall program of study. The Individual Success Plan (ISP) assignment
requires early collaboration with the course faculty and your course
mentor. You will need to establish a plan for successful completion of
(1) deliverables associated with weekly course objectives, (2),
required practice immersion hours, and (3) deliverables associated
with your capstone project.
Access the “Individual Success Plan” resource in the Topic
Materials. Read the information in the resource, including student
expectations and instructions for completing the ISP document.
Use the “Individual Success Plan” to develop a personal
plan for completing your practice hours and how topic objectives will
be met. Include the number of hours you plan to set aside to meet your goals.
A combination of 100 supervised clinical hours in community health
and leadership areas will be obtained through the application of the
objectives listed in the Guidelines for Undergraduate Field
Practicum immersion experiences are required in a community health
setting. Community-based settings should encourage community
integration and involvement; expand accessibility of services and
supports; promote personal preference, strengths, dignity; and empower
people to participate in the economic mainstream.
According to HealthyPeople.gov, educational and community-based
programs and strategies are designed to reach people outside of
traditional health care settings. These settings may include schools,
worksites, health care facilities, and communities. Community health
and leadership practice immersion can occur in the same site and in
conjunction with the evidence-based project in the NRS-490 course.
If you are a registered nurse in Washington, your practicum
experience must include a minimum of 50 hours in a community health setting.
Students should apply concepts from prior courses to critically
examine and improve their current practice. Students should also
integrate scholarly readings to develop case reports that demonstrate
increasingly complex and proficient practice.
Consider the challenges you expect to encounter as you continue the
practice hour and competency requirements throughout this course. How
might you overcome these challenges?
You can renegotiate these deliverables with your faculty and mentor
throughout this course and update your ISP accordingly.
Once your ISP has been developed and accepted by your course
faculty, you will have your course mentor sign it at the beginning of,
and upon completion of, each assignment that incorporates practice
immersion hours. You will track all course practice immersion hours in
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.