Learning Goals, Activities, and Implementation of Learning

Members develop at least one learning goal and document their goal on the Reflective Practice Review Form. Members then complete learning activities that will help them accomplish their learning goal(s).

Learning goals and activities must relate to the psychiatric nurse’s self-assessment and application of the standards to their practice at minimum. Members should complete learning activities throughout the registration year and apply what they have learned in their practice.

It is expected that a member’s learning goals and therefore, the activities they engage in will evolve throughout their psychiatric nursing career.

Learning activities
Learning activities must:

  • * Relate to the learning goal(s) established for the renewal year
  • * Be focused on building on the member’s psychiatric nursing competencies in the pursuit of life-long learning
  • * Be varied and evidence-informed
  • * Be professional in orientation
  • * Be clearly described on the Reflective Review Form:
    •           * write out acronyms and abbreviations
    •           * specify titles, authors, and date of publications when using books, articles, webpages, and web-based resources.
    •           * provide the links for online resources

Some examples of learning activities include:

  • * Participation in courses, workshops, conferences, and presentations
  • * Reading articles, books, and other resources
  • * Reviewing reputable web-based resources such as podcasts, videos, and websites
  • * Authoring or co-authoring journal article, book chapter, or book
  • * Developing and delivering a presentation
  • * Developing learning module(s)
  • * Certification in a type of therapy or specialty
  • * Receiving or providing mentorship or preceptorship
    •           * Preceptorship, mentorship, and coaching are an expected part of psychiatric nursing practice
    •           * Use of preceptorship or mentorship as part of the CLP must relate to a learning goal
    •           * Preceptorship activities must go beyond having a student accompany the member during their workday
    •           * Mentorship also goes beyond informal discussions and support of a student or new RPN.
    •           * Learning activities must reflect what the member have learned, how they implemented and evaluated that learning
    •           * If relevant, the member should seek out information that assists them in providing quality preceptorship and mentorship activities, and identify feedback and evaluation of learning processes
    • * Participation in workplace quality assurance initiative

The key consideration related to whether an activity is acceptable for a member’s CLP is how it relates to the competencies, standards, and ethics used within the member’s current psychiatric nursing practice. It is expected that a member be able to describe what they have learned and how they have implemented learning from an opportunity within their practice.

If you are unsure whether an activity qualifies for the CLP, contact us at: info@rpnas.com