NR 327 Reflection Maternal Newborn

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My Reflection

My experience in the simulation lab provided me with valuable knowledge and insights into the nursing field. During my time there, I actively participated in various simulation activities that enhanced my understanding of essential nursing concepts and skills. One of the simulations involved a 26-year-old woman named D. Shetty, who presented to the emergency department with complaints of intermittent vomiting. This scenario taught me about nursing considerations when administering Pitocin to a client during labor induction. This knowledge is crucial for ensuring safe and effective care during the labor process. Additionally, I gained insight into the importance of obtaining key laboratory results and conducting comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessments to provide optimal patient care.

Another simulation involved Alyssa Thomas, a 23-year-old woman with preeclampsia. This scenario provided valuable learning opportunities for assessing and managing preeclampsia and post-partum hemorrhage patients. Understanding these conditions and their potential complications is vital for providing appropriate care and ensuring Expanding the simulation lab into clinical education allowed me further to deepen my understanding in a safe and controlled environment. This hands-on experience allowed me to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations, enhancing my competence and confidence as a nurse.

NR 327 Reflection Maternal Newborn

My time in the simulation lab was incredibly beneficial, providing me with knowledge and skills to apply in real-world clinical settings. The opportunity to engage in immersive simulations and receive debriefings allowed me to identify areas for improvement and refine my nursing practice—the chance to enhance my ability to provide safe and effective patient care.

My time in the simulation environment provided me with invaluable hands-on experience and the opportunity to observe other nursing students performing various procedures. This safe and controlled setting allowed me to actively engage in the simulations and ask questions to deepen my understanding of the procedures and their proper execution. The simulations enabled me to assume different roles, such as a nurse, charge nurse, and medication nurse, which gave me a realistic glimpse into the challenges and responsibilities of these positions. It was an eye-opening experience that required me to think critically and develop the correct answers and actions in real-time. The simulations served as a bridge between theory and practice, allowing me to apply my knowledge and skills in a lifelike setting, ultimately preparing me for real-life nursing situations.

NR 327 Reflection Maternal Newborn

During my time in the simulation lab, I drug and their side effects through resources like “Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses” and the ATI platform. Taking notes from my instructor allowed me to address specific areas that required improvement and was a helpful reminder for future reference. Pre-briefing and de-briefing sessions were also conducted, providing valuable insights before and after each simulation scenario.

One aspect that significantly contributed to my learning experience was the feedback provided by the observers after each simulation. They identified the areas that needed improvement and the aspects that were executed well. This feedback was instrumental in guiding me toward making necessary adjustments and enhancing my nursing skills. Notably, the lab group fostered a non-judgmental environment where everyone supported and encouraged each other. This collective encouragement instilled confidence and reassurance that we could all become excellent nurses.


Vallerand A. H. & Sadoski C. A. Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses fifteenth edition