PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form
Use the PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form to complete the following:
Rate yourself according to your confidence level performing the skills identified on the Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form.
Based on your ratings, summarize your strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Based on your self-assessment and theory of nursing practice, develop 4 measurable goals and objectives for this practicum experience. Include them on the designated area of the form.
|Skill||Confidence Level||Strengths||Opportunities for Improvement|
|Conducting a mental status exam||Confident||I am comfortable with the process of conducting a mental status exam and I am familiar with the different components of the exam. I am also able to identify and interpret the findings of the exam.||I could improve my efficiency in conducting the exam and I could also learn more about the different cultural variations in mental status exam findings.|
|Interpreting diagnostic tests||Confident||I am comfortable with interpreting the results of common diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, imaging studies, and EEGs. I am also able to use the results of these tests to inform my clinical decision-making.||I could improve my knowledge of the latest diagnostic tests and I could also learn more about the different ways to interpret the results of these tests.|
|Developing treatment plans||Confident||I am comfortable with developing treatment plans for patients with mental health disorders. I am able to consider the patient’s individual needs and preferences when developing the plan.||I could improve my ability to advocate for my patients and I could also learn more about the different evidence-based treatment options available.|
|Managing medication||Confident||I am comfortable with managing medication for patients with mental health disorders. I am familiar with the different types of medications available and I am able to monitor the patient’s response to medication.||I could improve my knowledge of the latest medications for mental health disorders and I could also learn more about the different ways to manage side effects.|
|Collaborating with other healthcare professionals||Confident||I am comfortable collaborating with other healthcare professionals, such as physicians, nurses, and social workers. I am able to communicate effectively and I am able to work as part of a team.||I could improve my ability to build relationships with other healthcare professionals and I could also learn more about the different roles of other healthcare professionals in the care of patients with mental health disorders.|