NRS-490 -Weekly Reflective Journal/NRS-490 -Weekly Reflective Journal. Week 1 In the first week of this course, I spent a lot of time reading through the requirements and familiarizing myself with what will be expected of me. I think it will be important for me to really take each assignment a step at a time in order to not become overwhelmed while balancing work and school. It is becoming clearer on how important evidence-based practice (EBP) is in nursing and the medical field. I had gained a basic understanding of what EBP is during courses in me AND program and previous courses in this program, however I am beginning to grasp recognizing and applying it in the real-life work setting.