Which skills described for the Nurse Leader in the year 2020 are important now?

discussionsDevry NR447 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1Review the Huston (2010) article listed under reading assignments. Which skills described for the Nurse Leader in the year 2020 are important now? Explain your rationale and provide an example from your practice setting (or from your prelicensure program) to support it.Reference:Huston, C. (2010). What skills will the nurse leaders of 2020 need? (2010). Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 16(6), 1415.Discussion 2Note: There are three parts to this discussion.Healthcare Reform is a term that is ever present in our practice settings and will not disappear any time soon.1) Share with the class implementation of the Affordable Care Act in your organization. (If you are not working as a nurse, think about what was happening when you were a pre-licensure student).2) How did your fellow healthcare workers react to implementation of the ACA?3) How were citizens in your community impacted?Devry NR447 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1The implementation of the Affordable Care Act means that many more citizens now have access to healthcare. However, some still fall through the cracks. Describe the role of the Nurse Leader (any one of us) when uninsured or under-insured patients present for care.What is the policy where you work?Discussion 2The process of delegation has been referred to as legal dynamite. Please share an example of delegation that was not appropriate. Where did it go wrong and why?Devry NR447 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1Keep in mind that completing this TD is the key to assisting you with the Week 4 Assignment, My Leadership Development SMART Goal. Use the format below to develop a leadership SMART goal for YOURSELF, not your organization or department. The goal needs to be related to ONE of the Institute of Medicines (IOM) quality initiative, which includes five core healthcare profession competencies. However, your assignment focuses on only two of the initiatives. These are Patient-Centered Care or Working in Interdisciplinary and/or Interprofessional Teams. One of these competencies will serve as a framework for identification of your leadership goal.NOTE: Your two choices are Patient-Centered Care or Working in Interdisciplinary and/or Interprofessional Teams.SMART Goal Format: SSpecific (Who, besides YOU is involved in your goal, what is YOUR goal, and where will it take place?)MMeasurable (How are YOU going to achieve the goal?)AAttainable (What resources and/or experts are available to assist YOU with attaining your goal?)RRealistic (Is YOUR goal something that is realistically obtainable by YOU in YOUR professional practice? Explain.)TTime bound (What specific dates or weeks will YOU accomplish each task related to YOUR leadership goal?)Again, this goal is about YOUR leadership developmentnot a SMART goal for your department or the organization for which you work. Your instructor will give you specific feedback about your Goal as preparation for the My Leadership SMART Goal assignment, which is due Week 4.Discussion 2Decision making, change and strategic planning are all important in todays healthcare settings. Explain which is more relevant and support the explanation with an example. Also consider the following:Should change lead to strategic planning?Should strategic planning lead to change?Devry NR447 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1Review the Article:Kramer, M., Schmalenberg, C., Maguire, P., Brewer, B., Burke, R., Chmielewski, L., Meeks-Sjostrom, D. (2009). Walk the talk: Promoting control of nursing practice and a patient-centered culture. Critical Care Nurse, 29(3), 7793. .ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010305271&site=ehost-live”>Click to retrieve.Achieving ANCC Magnet status is important to many facilities throughout the country. Explain why shared governance has played a key role in implementing the concepts of patient-centered care.Discussion 2It is vitally important that nurses are aware of other cultures as they collaborate with a diverse work force as well as patients and their families. Assume you are Masayas preceptor. What leadership skills should you model to assist Masaya and your fellow coworkers with his acceptance into the work-group/team based on what you discover by watching the video (link is below).Discussion 1There are two components to this topic. Please address each component in your response.Collaboration is a term that has been used throughout the lesson. Cite an example from your practice experiences or your prelicensure clinical experiences of how teamwork could have been improved with collaboration.Should the registered nurse be the leader in coordinating a patients plan of care? What are the advantages to such a model?Discussion 2The Four Cs for Leaders (graded)At times the needs of our families conflict with our work responsibilities. Could this possible be the underlying issue here? Explain the communication skills displayed in the scenario. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate those of the leader? How might the communication skills have been improved? Please review the video to learn more about the issue.Devry NR447 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1The concept of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) may not be one with which seasoned nurses are familiar. Assume you are the newly appointed Nursing Leader in a busy Orthopedic Clinic. Explain how you would educate the entire nursing staff on EBP without offending the seasoned nurses. What interpersonal and communication skills would be important to utilize?Discussion 2Review Appendix A, Sections IV in Finkelman (2012, pp. 510515). Select one of the sections and share how your chief nurse executive demonstrates expertise in these competencies.Devry NR447 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1This discussion topic requires you to reflect on the Performance Improvement (Quality Improvement) processes at your facility. Make sure you address all components of the topic for a robust discussion. It is anticipated that all clinical areas will be mentioned.Recall an improvement method initiated at your facility. What data was gathered? How was this done? What outcomes were measured and how was change implemented to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes?Discussion 2A culture of safety is a term about which we hear a great deal. Describe the culture of safety at your organization. Who is leading the charge to promote safety? What is your role as a BSN-prepared nurse in ongoing strategies to promote safety?Devry NR447 Week 8 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1At Chamberlain we define our mission as follows:We are committed to graduating compassionate, ethical, and knowledgeable nurse leaders who are empowered to transform healthcare.As a registered nurse who will soon graduate from Chamberlain, stateTHREEways you will fulfill this mission as you evolve in your role as a nurse leader regardless of your job title.week 2Professional Nursing Organization and Certification:GuidelinesPurposeThe purpose of this assignment is to investigate a professional nursing organization that offers certification in an area of clinical or nonclinical expertise. You are to select a professional nursing organization and determine if it offers a certification that will be of benefit to you in your current position or a future position to which you aspire. The organization and certification may be in either a clinical or nonclinical area; however, leadership development opportunities are important.For example, you may aspire to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Or, you may be currently interested in becoming a Certified Wound Care Specialist, Emergency Department Nurse or Medical-Surgical Nurse. Other organizations may be considered on a case-by-case basis AFTER approval from your instructor. An example would be if you want to become a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator). This certification is sponsored by the American Association of Diabetes Educators which is not exclusively a nursing organization. Or, becoming certified as an IBCLC may be of interest to RNs working in Mother-Baby Departments and is sponsored by the International Lactation Consultant Association.The organization MUST offer certification for registered nurses. If you have any questions about whether the organization is a fit for this assignment, contact your instructor.You will complete the form provided in Doc Sharing carefully providing all the information requested.Course OutcomesThis assignment enables you to meet the following course outcome(s).CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)CO 6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO #7)CO 8: Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process, and outcome measures to identify clinical questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO #8)PointsThis assignment is worth a total of 225 points.Due DateThe Professional Nursing Organization and Certification assignment is due at the end of Week 2. Submit the completed assignment (form) to Professional Nursing Organization and Certification in the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. Consult the course policies, under the Course Home tab, for details regarding late assignments. Post questions about this assignment in the weekly Q & A Forum or e-mail your instructor directly.Directions1.Review the following (or similar) website and selects a professional nursing organization offering a certification of interest to you in your current position or one to which you aspire..nurse.org/orgs.shtml”>www.nurse.org/orgs.shtml2. Thoughtfully and completely answer the questions on the form.3. Submit the form with your answers to the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. (MT) on Sunday of Week 2.4. Review the section on Academic Honesty found in Chamberlain Course Policies. All work must be original (in your own words).5. BTLS, ACLS, ATLS, NALS, PALS and other similar certifications do NOT qualify for this assignment. Again, if you have any questions about the organization or the certification, contact your instructor for clarification.6. All work must be original (in your own words). Simply copying and pasting information from the website is not sufficient to address the criteria, and may be viewed as a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy.Grading Criteriaweek 4My Leadership SMART Goal:GuidelinesPurposeThe purpose of this assignment is to develop a SMART-formatted goal related to your professional leadershipapplicable to your current practice setting or future leadership aspirations. This goal is about YOUR leadership development, not those of the organization or the department where you work. Many organizations have developed the SMART-goal framework as they strive for performance improvement. Your goal may tie to one of the departmental or organizational SMART goals but the components of the goal are about YOUR leadership development The Institute of Medicines quality initiative has identified five core healthcare profession competencies. This assignment focuses on only two of those initiatives.Either Patient-Centered Care or Working in Interdisciplinary and/or Interprofessional Teams willserve as a framework for identification of YOUR leadership SMART goal.Course OutcomesCompletion of this assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.CO1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)CO4: Apply concepts of leadership and team coordination to promote the achievement of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations. (PO #4)CO5: Apply improvement methods, based on data from the outcomes of care processes, to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. (PO #8)CO8: Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process, and outcome measures to identify clinical questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO #8)Due DatesThis assignment consists of the completion of the My Leadership SMART Goal paper. Submit assignment to the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, by the end of Week 4.PointsThis assignment is worth 200 points.DirectionsReview the Institute of Medicines (IOM) core healthcare competencies. Select ONE of the competencies that you will work on for developing a Leadership SMART Goal. You are to select one of the following competencies for YOUR SMART goal.Managing Patient-Centered CareorWorking in interdisciplinary and/or interprofessional teams;1. CreateONE leadership goalthat is in the SMART goal format. You practiced this in the Week 3 Discussion, and received valuable feedback from your instructor and peers. Please refer to this as you work on the assignment.S Specific(Who besides YOU is involved in the goal, what is YOUR goal, where will it take place?)M Measurable(How are YOU going to achieve the goal?) Be specific with measureable outcomes.A Attainable(What resources and/or experts are available to assist YOU with attaining YOUR goal?)R Realistic(Is YOUR goal something that is realistically obtainable in YOUR professional practice?) Be specific.T Time bound(What specific dates or weeks will YOUaccomplish each task related to your leadership goal?) Example NOT in SMART format:I will learn how to be a manager. This goal is lofty, not measurable, and unattainable in the time allotted, probably not realistic, and not time bound. Examplein SMART Format:I will learn the disciplinary process of an employee who has excessive absences, by locating the organizations attendance policy and meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles and credible websites to obtain information on the disciplinary process by Week 4 (or specified date).Note: This particular example relates to Core Competency: Managing Patient-Centered Care.This example is a SMART goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.S-Specifico Who- Your name, or I Indicate others who may be involved.o What- Learn the disciplinary process of employees who have excessive absenceso Where- Your organizationM-Measurableo How:Through locating the organizations attendance policy and passing a quiz on the content of the policy.A-Attainableo Resources and/or Expert: Meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles, and credible websitesR-Realistico Realistically obtainable:Access to the organization, policies, and unit manager. Various resources are available.T-Time boundo Specific dates:By Week 4 (or specific date)2. Go to the Chamberlain library (.chamberlain.edu/”>http://library.chamberlain.edu) and search the databases (under Menu tab) to locate scholarly articles related to your SMART goal. Also, search for credible websites to gain insight into how to accomplish your goal.3. Construct a plan of action to reachMy LeadershipSMART goal. Be specific by creating a timeline of when you plan on doing each action; explain how, when, and where you planto communicate with an expert; and identify specific resources you will use to help you achieve your goal.a. Example Plan of Action for above mentioned example:o Seek approval to review the organizations policies and schedule a meeting/interview with the unit manager by _____ (fill in date).o Review the policies on disciplinary action by_____(fill in date).o Review the American Nurses Association website and peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Nursing and Journal of Advanced Nursing by_____(fill in date).o Evaluate the findings from the above resources by_____(fill in date). Pass the quiz.4. Write a scholarly paper that follows APA formatting guidelines. Organize your content logically and express your thoughts clearly. Use appropriate headers to separate sections of your paper. Check for any grammar or spelling errors before submission.5.Submit yourcompleted NR 447 MyLeadership SMART Goal paper, which should be approximately six pages (excluding title page and references) to the Week 4 My Leadership SMART Goal PaperDropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 4.Note: This assignment is automatically submitted to Turn It In.Grading Criteria: My Leadership SMART Goalweek 6Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert:GuidelinesPurposeThe following is the purposes of this assignment: Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Quality Expert in a selected healthcare organization. Review the organizations mission, vision, values, and beliefs. Discuss the Nursing Quality Experts strategic plan as it relates to The Institute of Medicines Quality initiatives and ONE of the following core competencies.1) Employ evidence-based practice2) Apply quality improvement3) Utilize informatics Conduct a core competency-focused interview with a Nursing Quality Expert. Articulate the role of the BSN-prepared nurse to support the strategic plan related to selected IOM core competency. Articulate what was learned from time spent with interviewee and how own nursing practice will change as a result of the encounter and completion of this assignment.Course OutcomesThis assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)CO 3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO #7)CO 5: Apply improvement methods, based on data from the outcomes of care processes, to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. (PO #8)CO 6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO #7)CO 7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and/or system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (PO #2 and 3)PointsThis assignment is worth a total of 200 points.Due DateThis assignment, Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert, is due at the end of Week 6. Submit your completed interview, using the Interview Form, to the basket in the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. Post questions to the weekly Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance.See the Course Policies regarding late assignments. Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time will result in a deduction of points.Directions1. Download the NR447 Interview Form from Doc Sharing. It is found under the Week 6 Interview link.2. Select your interviewee, schedule and conduct an interview. This individual must be a Registered Nurse employed in a leadership role as a Nursing Quality Expert. Job titles of RNs who may be considered include, but are not limited to: Quality Care Coordinator, Performance Improvement Officer/Coordinator, Director of Quality Assessment, Compliance Officer, Safety Director, Regulatory Officer/Director If you have any concerns about whether the RN is suitable for this assignment, contact your instructor BEFORE you schedule and conduct the interview.3. Review all areas of inquiry on the Interview Form located in Doc Sharing PRIORto conducting the interview. You may print the form and take it with you to the interview. However, you may not give it to the individual and ask him or her to complete it and return it to you.4. Note there are three areas of inquiry to discuss with the RN/Nursing Quality Expert.5. Prior to conducting interview, review two scholarly resources related to the ONE aforementioned core competencies upon which you plan to focus. These resources should guide your interview process and understanding of the Nursing Quality Experts role and responsibilities as it relates to the selected core competency. If you have questions about what constitutes a scholarly resource, please ask your instructor.6. Prior to interview, review the organizations mission, vision, values and beliefs.7.Note that practice impact must be addressed by YOU and is a very important criterion8. Conduct the interview. The length of your interview will vary but should not exceed one hour.9. Submit the form to the Dropbox prior to the deadline outlined above.10.Grading CriteriaCategoryPoints%DescriptionScholarly Resources2010%Name two resources reviewed prior to conducting interview related to selected core competency.Describe how each resource helped student prepare for and conduct interview.APA formatting for two resources is correct.Demographics105%Initials, credentials, job title, and length in present position of interviewee are provided. Date and time of interview are provided. Working phone number of interviewee is provided for instructor to follow-up if indicated.Scope of Responsibility3015%Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer indicating major responsibilities and number of direct reports (staff who report to him/her). If none, please say so. Indicate total operational budget for which interviewee is responsible. If unwilling to share, say so. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said. Bulleted items may be used.Mission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs of the Organization3015%Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer.Do not quote from the website. Use the Nursing Quality Experts interpretation of these. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.Bulleted items may be usedStrategic Plan as it Relates to ONE Core Competency3015%Name the core competency. Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer about how the core competency is incorporated in a unit, department, and organizations strategic plan. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.Bulleted items may be used.Role of BSN-Prepared Nurse to support strategic plan as it relates to the same core selected3015%Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support strategic plan as it relates to selected core competency. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.Bulleted items may be used.Practice Impact3015%Summarize specifically what you learned from interaction with interviewee. Describe how your own nursing practice will change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of interviewee, the core competency, and completion of this assignment.Scholarly Writing2010%Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct. Evidence of spell and grammar check. Resources are formatted according to APA.Total200 points100%A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.Grading RubricAssignment CriteriaAOutstanding or Highest Level of PerformanceBVery Good or High Level of PerformanceCCompetent or Satisfactory Level of PerformanceFPoor or Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of PerformanceScholarly Resources20 pointsSpecifically names two scholarly resources reviewed PRIOR to interview.Thoroughly states how EACH resource helped prepare for the interview.1820 pointsNames two resources reviewed PRIOR to interview, but are not necessarily scholarly in nature.States how EACH resource helped prepare for the interview.1617 pointsNames only one resource reviewed PRIOR to interview.Briefly states how resource helped prepare for the interview.1415 pointsDoes not name scholarly resources and/or does not indicate how resources helped prepare for the interview.013 pointsDemographics10 pointsProvides initials, credentials, job title, date of interview, and working phone number of interviewee.910 pointsOmits one element but maintains anonymity by providing only initials.8 pointsOmits two or three elements.7 pointsProvides name instead of initials. Omits most or all of the elements.06 pointsScope of Responsibility30 pointsProvides a thorough summary of the interviewees answer indicating major responsibilities, number of staff reporting to him/her and total operational budget for whom interviewee is responsible.2830 pointsProvides only highlights of the interviewees answer but leaves out either responsibilities, number of staff reporting, or operational budget.2527 pointsProvides brief paraphrased summary but leaves out two criteria.2324 pointsDoes not pose this question, or does not provide answers to criteria. 022 pointsMission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs of the Organization30 pointsProvides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer, including his/her interpretation of the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of the organization.2830 pointsProvides only highlights of the interviewees answerbut does not include interviewees interpretation of mission or vision orvalues or beliefs.2527 pointsProvides a brief paraphrasedsummary of the interviewees answer but does not include interpretation of two of the items.2324 pointsDoes not pose the question or does not provide answers to three or more of the criteria.022 pointsStrategic Plan as it Relates to ONE Core Competency30 pointsNames the core competency correctly, and provides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer about how a unit or department incorporates the core competency into the strategic plan.2830 pointsDescribes the core competency but does not necessarily name it correctly. Provides only highlights of the interviewees answer regarding how a unit or department incorporates the core competency into the strategic plan.2527 pointsDescribes a competency but not a core competency. Provides a brief summary of the interviewees answer about how a unit or department incorporates the competency into the strategic plan.2324 pointsDoes not pose the question or name a competency. Does not provide a paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer.022 pointsRole of BSN-Prepared Nurse to support strategic plan as it relates to thesame core competency30 pointsProvides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.2830 pointsProvides only highlightsof the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.2527 pointsProvides a brief paraphrasedsummary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.2324 pointsDoes not pose the question or fails to state the role of BSN-prepared nurses in core competency as it relates to the strategic plan.022 pointsPractice Impact30 pointsComposes a thorough summary of what was learned from interaction with the interviewee and describes how personal nursing practice willchange as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of the interviewee.2830 pointsShares highlights of what was learned from interaction with the intervieweeAND describes how personal nursing practice will change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of the interviewee.2527 pointsShares a brief summary of what was learned from interaction with the interviewee ORdescribes how personal nursing practice willchange. Does not include both.2324 pointsFails to summarize what was learned from interaction with the interviewee AND fails to describe how personal nursing practice willchange.022 pointsScholarly Writing20 pointsName of student and date of interview appears on the Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct. Evidence of spell and grammar check.Scholarly resources are in proper APA format.1820 pointsName of student and date of interview appears on the Interview Form.Minimal punctuation, sentence structure errors noted.Few grammar or spelling errors are noted.Scholarly resources contain one or two APA formatting errors.1617 pointsName of student or date of interview is missing.Several punctuation, spelling and sentence structure errors noted.Scholarly resources contain three or more APA formatting errors.1415 pointsName of student or date of interview is missing.Many punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure errors are noted.Scholarly resources are not in APA format.013 pointsTotal Points Possible= 200Your score=A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.discussionsReview the Huston (2010) article listed under reading assignments. Which skills described for the Nurse Leader in the year 2020 are important now? Explain your rationale and provide an example from your practice setting (or from your prelicensure program) to support it.Reference:Huston, C. (2010). What skills will the nurse leaders of 2020 need? (2010). Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 16(6), 1415.Discussion 2Healthcare Reform is a term that is ever present in our practice settings and will not disappear any time soon.1) Share with the class implementation of the Affordable Care Act in your organization. (If you are not working as a nurse, think about what was happening when you were a pre-licensure student).2) How did your fellow healthcare workers react to implementation of the ACA?3) How were citizens in your community impacted?Devry NR447 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1The implementation of the Affordable Care Act means that many more citizens now have access to healthcare. However, some still fall through the cracks. Describe the role of the Nurse Leader (any one of us) when uninsured or under-insured patients present for care.What is the policy where you work?Discussion 2The process of delegation has been referred to as legal dynamite. Please share an example of delegation that was not appropriate. Where did it go wrong and why?Keep in mind that completing this TD is the key to assisting you with the Week 4 Assignment, My Leadership Development SMART Goal. Use the format below to develop a leadership SMART goal for YOURSELF, not your organization or department. The goal needs to be related to ONE of the Institute of Medicines (IOM) quality initiative, which includes five core healthcare profession competencies. However, your assignment focuses on only two of the initiatives. These are Patient-Centered Care or Working in Interdisciplinary and/or Interprofessional Teams. One of these competencies will serve as a framework for identification of your leadership goal.NOTE: Your two choices are Patient-Centered Care or Working in Interdisciplinary and/or Interprofessional Teams.SMART Goal Format: SSpecific (Who, besides YOU is involved in your goal, what is YOUR goal, and where will it take place?)MMeasurable (How are YOU going to achieve the goal?)AAttainable (What resources and/or experts are available to assist YOU with attaining your goal?)RRealistic (Is YOUR goal something that is realistically obtainable by YOU in YOUR professional practice? Explain.)TTime bound (What specific dates or weeks will YOU accomplish each task related to YOUR leadership goal?)Decision making, change and strategic planning are all important in todays healthcare settings. Explain which is more relevant and support the explanation with an example. Also consider the following:Devry NR447 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1Review the Article:Kramer, M., Schmalenberg, C., Maguire, P., Brewer, B., Burke, R., Chmielewski, L., Meeks-Sjostrom, D. (2009). Walk the talk: Promoting control of nursing practice and a patient-centered culture. Critical Care Nurse, 29(3), 7793. .ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010305271&site=ehost-live”>Click to retrieve.Achieving ANCC Magnet status is important to many facilities throughout the country. Explain why shared governance has played a key role in implementing the concepts of patient-centered care.Discussion 2It is vitally important that nurses are aware of other cultures as they collaborate with a diverse work force as well as patients and their families. Assume you are Masayas preceptor. What leadership skills should you model to assist Masaya and your fellow coworkers with his acceptance into the work-group/team based on what you discover by watching the video (link is below).Discussion 1There are two components to this topic. Please address each component in your response.At times the needs of our families conflict with our work responsibilities. Could this possible be the underlying issue here? Explain the communication skills displayed in the scenario. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate those of the leader? How might the communication skills have been improved? Please review the video to learn more about the issue.Devry NR447 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1The concept of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) may not be one with which seasoned nurses are familiar. Assume you are the newly appointed Nursing Leader in a busy Orthopedic Clinic. Explain how you would educate the entire nursing staff on EBP without offending the seasoned nurses. What interpersonal and communication skills would be important to utilize?Discussion 2Review Appendix A, Sections IV in Finkelman (2012, pp. 510515). Select one of the sections and share how your chief nurse executive demonstrates expertise in these competencies.Devry NR447 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberThis discussion topic requires you to reflect on the Performance Improvement (Quality Improvement) processes at your facility. Make sure you address all components of the topic for a robust discussion. It is anticipated that all clinical areas will be mentioned.Recall an improvement method initiated at your facility. What data was gathered? How was this done? What outcomes were measured and how was change implemented to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes?Discussion 2A culture of safety is a term about which we hear a great deal. Describe the culture of safety at your organization. Who is leading the charge to promote safety? What is your role as a BSN-prepared nurse in ongoing strategies to promote safety?Devry NR447 Week 8 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2015 OctoberDiscussion 1week 2GuidelinesThe purpose of this assignment is to investigate a professional nursing organization that offers certification in an area of clinical or nonclinical expertise. You are to select a professional nursing organization and determine if it offers a certification that will be of benefit to you in your current position or a future position to which you aspire. The organization and certification may be in either a clinical or nonclinical area; however, leadership development opportunities are important.For example, you may aspire to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Or, you may be currently interested in becoming a Certified Wound Care Specialist, Emergency Department Nurse or Medical-Surgical Nurse. Other organizations may be considered on a case-by-case basis AFTER approval from your instructor. An example would be if you want to become a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator). This certification is sponsored by the American Association of Diabetes Educators which is not exclusively a nursing organization. Or, becoming certified as an IBCLC may be of interest to RNs working in Mother-Baby Departments and is sponsored by the International Lactation Consultant Association.The organization MUST offer certification for registered nurses. If you have any questions about whether the organization is a fit for this assignment, contact your instructor.You will complete the form provided in Doc Sharing carefully providing all the information requested.This assignment enables you to meet the following course outcome(s).CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)CO 6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO #7)CO 8: Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process, and outcome measures to identify clinical questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO #8)PointsThis assignment is worth a total of 225 points.Due DateThe Professional Nursing Organization and Certification assignment is due at the end of Week 2. Submit the completed assignment (form) to Professional Nursing Organization and Certification in the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. Consult the course policies, under the Course Home tab, for details regarding late assignments. Post questions about this assignment in the weekly Q & A Forum or e-mail your instructor directly.Directions1.Review the following (or similar) website and selects a professional nursing organization offering a certification of interest to you in your current position or one to which you aspire..nurse.org/orgs.shtml”>www.nurse.org/orgs.shtml2. Thoughtfully and completely answer the questions on the form.3. Submit the form with your answers to the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. (MT) on Sunday of Week 2.4. Review the section on Academic Honesty found in Chamberlain Course Policies. All work must be original (in your own words).5. BTLS, ACLS, ATLS, NALS, PALS and other similar certifications do NOT qualify for this assignment. Again, if you have any questions about the organization or the certification, contact your instructor for clarification.6. All work must be original (in your own words). Simply copying and pasting information from the website is not sufficient to address the criteria, and may be viewed as a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy.Grading Criteriaweek 4GuidelinesPurposeThe purpose of this assignment is to develop a SMART-formatted goal related to your professional leadershipapplicable to your current practice setting or future leadership aspirations. This goal is about YOUR leadership development, not those of the organization or the department where you work. Many organizations have developed the SMART-goal framework as they strive for performance improvement. Your goal may tie to one of the departmental or organizational SMART goals but the components of the goal are about YOUR leadership development The Institute of Medicines quality initiative has identified five core healthcare profession competencies. This assignment focuses on only two of those initiatives.Either Patient-Centered Care or Working in Interdisciplinary and/or Interprofessional Teams willserve as a framework for identification of YOUR leadership SMART goal.Course OutcomesCompletion of this assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.CO1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)CO4: Apply concepts of leadership and team coordination to promote the achievement of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations. (PO #4)CO5: Apply improvement methods, based on data from the outcomes of care processes, to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. (PO #8)CO8: Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process, and outcome measures to identify clinical questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO #8)Due DatesThis assignment consists of the completion of the My Leadership SMART Goal paper. Submit assignment to the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, by the end of Week 4.PointsThis assignment is worth 200 points.DirectionsReview the Institute of Medicines (IOM) core healthcare competencies. Select ONE of the competencies that you will work on for developing a Leadership SMART Goal. You are to select one of the following competencies for YOUR SMART goal.Managing Patient-Centered CareorWorking in interdisciplinary and/or interprofessional teams;1. CreateONE leadership goalthat is in the SMART goal format. You practiced this in the Week 3 Discussion, and received valuable feedback from your instructor and peers. Please refer to this as you work on the assignment.S Specific(Who besides YOU is involved in the goal, what is YOUR goal, where will it take place?)M Measurable(How are YOU going to achieve the goal?) Be specific with measureable outcomes.A Attainable(What resources and/or experts are available to assist YOU with attaining YOUR goal?)R Realistic(Is YOUR goal something that is realistically obtainable in YOUR professional practice?) Be specific.T Time bound(What specific dates or weeks will YOUaccomplish each task related to your leadership goal?) Example NOT in SMART format:I will learn how to be a manager. This goal is lofty, not measurable, and unattainable in the time allotted, probably not realistic, and not time bound. Examplein SMART Format:I will learn the disciplinary process of an employee who has excessive absences, by locating the organizations attendance policy and meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles and credible websites to obtain information on the disciplinary process by Week 4 (or specified date).Note: This particular example relates to Core Competency: Managing Patient-Centered Care.This example is a SMART goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.S-Specifico Who- Your name, or I Indicate others who may be involved.o What- Learn the disciplinary process of employees who have excessive absenceso Where- Your organizationM-Measurableo How:Through locating the organizations attendance policy and passing a quiz on the content of the policy.A-Attainableo Resources and/or Expert: Meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles, and credible websitesR-Realistico Realistically obtainable:Access to the organization, policies, and unit manager. Various resources are available.T-Time boundo Specific dates:By Week 4 (or specific date)2. Go to the Chamberlain library (.chamberlain.edu/”>http://library.chamberlain.edu) and search the databases (under Menu tab) to locate scholarly articles related to your SMART goal. Also, search for credible websites to gain insight into how to accomplish your goal.3. Construct a plan of action to reachMy LeadershipSMART goal. Be specific by creating a timeline of when you plan on doing each action; explain how, when, and where you planto communicate with an expert; and identify specific resources you will use to help you achieve your goal.a. Example Plan of Action for above mentioned example:o Seek approval to review the organizations policies and schedule a meeting/interview with the unit manager by _____ (fill in date).o Review the policies on disciplinary action by_____(fill in date).o Review the American Nurses Association website and peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Nursing and Journal of Advanced Nursing by_____(fill in date).o Evaluate the findings from the above resources by_____(fill in date). Pass the quiz.4. Write a scholarly paper that follows APA formatting guidelines. Organize your content logically and express your thoughts clearly. Use appropriate headers to separate sections of your paper. Check for any grammar or spelling errors before submission.5.Submit yourcompleted NR 447 MyLeadership SMART Goal paper, which should be approximately six pages (excluding title page and references) to the Week 4 My Leadership SMART Goal PaperDropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 4.Note: This assignment is automatically submitted to Turn It In.Grading Criteria: My Leadership SMART Goalweek 6Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert:GuidelinesThe following is the purposes of this assignment: Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Quality Expert in a selected healthcare organization. Review the organizations mission, vision, values, and beliefs. Discuss the Nursing Quality Experts strategic plan as it relates to The Institute of Medicines Quality initiatives and ONE of the following core competencies.1) Employ evidence-based practice2) Apply quality improvement3) Utilize informatics Conduct a core competency-focused interview with a Nursing Quality Expert. Articulate the role of the BSN-prepared nurse to support the strategic plan related to selected IOM core competency. Articulate what was learned from time spent with interviewee and how own nursing practice will change as a result of the encounter and completion of this assignment.This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)CO 3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO #7)CO 5: Apply improvement methods, based on data from the outcomes of care processes, to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. (PO #8)CO 6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO #7)CO 7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and/or system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (PO #2 and 3)PointsThis assignment is worth a total of 200 points.Due DateThis assignment, Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert, is due at the end of Week 6. Submit your completed interview, using the Interview Form, to the basket in the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. Post questions to the weekly Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance.See the Course Policies regarding late assignments. Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time will result in a deduction of points.Directions1. Download the NR447 Interview Form from Doc Sharing. It is found under the Week 6 Interview link.2. Select your interviewee, schedule and conduct an interview. This individual must be a Registered Nurse employed in a leadership role as a Nursing Quality Expert. Job titles of RNs who may be considered include, but are not limited to: Quality Care Coordinator, Performance Improvement Officer/Coordinator, Director of Quality Assessment, Compliance Officer, Safety Director, Regulatory Officer/Director If you have any concerns about whether the RN is suitable for this assignment, contact your instructor BEFORE you schedule and conduct the interview.3. Review all areas of inquiry on the Interview Form located in Doc Sharing PRIORto conducting the interview. You may print the form and take it with you to the interview. However, you may not give it to the individual and ask him or her to complete it and return it to you.4. Note there are three areas of inquiry to discuss with the RN/Nursing Quality Expert.5. Prior to conducting interview, review two scholarly resources related to the ONE aforementioned core competencies upon which you plan to focus. These resources should guide your interview process and understanding of the Nursing Quality Experts role and responsibilities as it relates to the selected core competency. If you have questions about what constitutes a scholarly resource, please ask your instructor.6. Prior to interview, review the organizations mission, vision, values and beliefs.7.Note that practice impact must be addressed by YOU and is a very important criterion8. Conduct the interview. The length of your interview will vary but should not exceed one hour.9. Submit the form to the Dropbox prior to the deadline outlined above.10.Grading CriteriaCategoryPoints%DescriptionScholarly Resources2010%Name two resources reviewed prior to conducting interview related to selected core competency.Describe how each resource helped student prepare for and conduct interview.APA formatting for two resources is correct.Demographics105%Initials, credentials, job title, and length in present position of interviewee are provided. Date and time of interview are provided. Working phone number of interviewee is provided for instructor to follow-up if indicated.Scope of Responsibility3015%Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer indicating major responsibilities and number of direct reports (staff who report to him/her). If none, please say so. Indicate total operational budget for which interviewee is responsible. If unwilling to share, say so. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said. Bulleted items may be used.Mission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs of the Organization3015%Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer.Do not quote from the website. Use the Nursing Quality Experts interpretation of these. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.Bulleted items may be usedStrategic Plan as it Relates to ONE Core Competency3015%Name the core competency. Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer about how the core competency is incorporated in a unit, department, and organizations strategic plan. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.Bulleted items may be used.Role of BSN-Prepared Nurse to support strategic plan as it relates to the same core selected3015%Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support strategic plan as it relates to selected core competency. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.Bulleted items may be used.Practice Impact3015%Summarize specifically what you learned from interaction with interviewee. Describe how your own nursing practice will change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of interviewee, the core competency, and completion of this assignment.Scholarly Writing2010%Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct. Evidence of spell and grammar check. Resources are formatted according to APA.Total200 points100%A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.Grading RubricAssignment CriteriaAOutstanding or Highest Level of PerformanceBVery Good or High Level of PerformanceCCompetent or Satisfactory Level of PerformanceFPoor or Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of PerformanceScholarly Resources20 pointsSpecifically names two scholarly resources reviewed PRIOR to interview.Thoroughly states how EACH resource helped prepare for the interview.1820 pointsNames two resources reviewed PRIOR to interview, but are not necessarily scholarly in nature.States how EACH resource helped prepare for the interview.1617 pointsNames only one resource reviewed PRIOR to interview.Briefly states how resource helped prepare for the interview.1415 pointsDoes not name scholarly resources and/or does not indicate how resources helped prepare for the interview.013 pointsDemographics10 pointsProvides initials, credentials, job title, date of interview, and working phone number of interviewee.910 pointsOmits one element but maintains anonymity by providing only initials.8 pointsOmits two or three elements.7 pointsProvides name instead of initials. Omits most or all of the elements.06 pointsScope of Responsibility30 pointsProvides a thorough summary of the interviewees answer indicating major responsibilities, number of staff reporting to him/her and total operational budget for whom interviewee is responsible.2830 pointsProvides only highlights of the interviewees answer but leaves out either responsibilities, number of staff reporting, or operational budget.2527 pointsProvides brief paraphrased summary but leaves out two criteria.2324 pointsDoes not pose this question, or does not provide answers to criteria. 022 pointsMission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs of the Organization30 pointsProvides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer, including his/her interpretation of the mission, vision, values, and beliefs of the organization.2830 pointsProvides only highlights of the interviewees answerbut does not include interviewees interpretation of mission or vision orvalues or beliefs.2527 pointsProvides a brief paraphrasedsummary of the interviewees answer but does not include interpretation of two of the items.2324 pointsDoes not pose the question or does not provide answers to three or more of the criteria.022 pointsStrategic Plan as it Relates to ONE Core Competency30 pointsNames the core competency correctly, and provides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer about how a unit or department incorporates the core competency into the strategic plan.2830 pointsDescribes the core competency but does not necessarily name it correctly. Provides only highlights of the interviewees answer regarding how a unit or department incorporates the core competency into the strategic plan.2527 pointsDescribes a competency but not a core competency. Provides a brief summary of the interviewees answer about how a unit or department incorporates the competency into the strategic plan.2324 pointsDoes not pose the question or name a competency. Does not provide a paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer.022 pointsRole of BSN-Prepared Nurse to support strategic plan as it relates to thesame core competency30 pointsProvides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.2830 pointsProvides only highlightsof the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.2527 pointsProvides a brief paraphrasedsummary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.2324 pointsDoes not pose the question or fails to state the role of BSN-prepared nurses in core competency as it relates to the strategic plan.022 pointsPractice Impact30 pointsComposes a thorough summary of what was learned from interaction with the interviewee and describes how personal nursing practice willchange as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of the interviewee.2830 pointsShares highlights of what was learned from interaction with the intervieweeAND describes how personal nursing practice will change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of the interviewee.2527 pointsShares a brief summary of what was learned from interaction with the interviewee ORdescribes how personal nursing practice willchange. Does not include both.2324 pointsFails to summarize what was learned from interaction with the interviewee AND fails to describe how personal nursing practice willchange.022 pointsScholarly Writing20 pointsName of student and date of interview appears on the Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct. Evidence of spell and grammar check.Scholarly resources are in proper APA format.1820 pointsName of student and date of interview appears on the Interview Form.Minimal punctuation, sentence structure errors noted.Few grammar or spelling errors are noted.Scholarly resources contain one or two APA formatting errors.1617 pointsName of student or date of interview is missing.Several punctuation, spelling and sentence structure errors noted.Scholarly resources contain three or more APA formatting errors.1415 pointsName of student or date of interview is missing.Many punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure errors are noted.Scholarly resources are not in APA format.013 pointsTotal Points Possible= 200Your score=A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

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