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Reflective Progress Notes

If you have a practicum, you will be required to write reflective progress notes. These notes are intended to allow you to critically think about your experiences during practicum and to discuss them. The objective is to enhance your understanding and improve your professional practice.

Reflective progress notes are similar to writing a journal entry. However, your notes for practicum should correspond to your practicum learning goals and focus on how to continue to improve. To help you write appropriate reflective notes ask yourself the following questions:

  • What challenges or hurdles have I faced in this situation?

  • What did I find difficult? What did I find easy? Why?

  • Was I nervous, upset, timid, etc.? Why did I feel that way?

For more information about reflective progress notes consult the Health Sciences practicum handbook.


Always consult with your instructor or advisor regarding the details of any assignment.