Devry NR447 Full Course (April 2019)

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Week 1 Discussion

The Changing Aspects of Healthcare

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)

Healthcare reform is a term that is ever present in our practice settings and will not disappear any time soon.

Review the article below and answer the following questions.

Buerhaus, P. I., Skinner, L. E., Auerbach, D. I., & Staiger, D. O. (2017). Four challenges facing the nursing workforce in the United States. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 8(2), 40-46. . doi:10.1016/S2155-8256(17)30097-https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edselp&AN=S2155825617300972&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Select one of the four challenges and expand on how your workforce has responded to the change.

How have these challenges affected the access to care for your patients?

What can you do to decrease the effect on your patients? Provide a specific example.

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Week 2 Discussion

AACN Essentials Self-Assessment and Patient-Centered Care

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)

CO7 Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (POs 2 and 3)

Download the Week 2 Self-Assessment of the AACN Essentials (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Follow the directions on the form. Note your total score. Next, review this 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), 77–93. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edswsc&AN=000266533800011&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

After you have completed your self-assessment, answer the following questions:

Describe the relationship between the AACN Essentials and your new-found knowledge about Patient Centered Care. Are there opportunities for you to improve?

Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values discusses professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct. Review the Professional Integrity Module-Academics and Practice at the beginning of the course (the first module). Then reflect on your own beliefs and values as they relate to professional nursing practice.

Discuss implications of professional nursing integrity and academic integrity.

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Week 3 Discussion

Conflict and Collaboration

CO2 Implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team through communication and relationship building. (PO 3)

CO3 Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO 7)

Please watch the video and listen to the dialogue before posting.

Nursing Conflict

At times the needs of our families conflict with our work responsibilities. Could this possibly be the underlying issue here?

Explain the conflict resolution skills displayed by the leader in the scenario. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate those of the leader.

How might earlier collaboration have been beneficial? What other leadership skills should be used?

Some organizations utilize non Registered Nurses in the Case Manager role. What additional skills, knowledge and attributes would the BSN-prepared Registered Nurse bring to case management in this scenario?

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Week 4 Discussion

Transformational Nursing Leaders

CO7 Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (POs 2 and 3)

Review Appendix A, Sections I–V in Finkelman (2016).

Select one of the sections and share how your chief nurse executive demonstrates expertise in these competencies. Your comments should be about the “highest nursing leader” in your organization. Typically this is the leader who represents nurses and nursing to the governing board.

In your own words, explain the differences between a transactional nursing leader and a transformational nursing leader. What one is more like your Nurse Executive?

Describe how the Nurse Executive “leads the charge” for transformational leadership in an organization where you work or have done prelicensure clinical experiences.

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Week 5 Discussion

Patient Outcomes

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)

Review the story at the link below before posting to the discussion:

Rau, J. (2015). Half of nation’s hospitals fail again to escape Medicare’s readmission penalties. Kaiser Health News. Retrieved from http://khn.org/news/half-of-nations-hospitals-fail-again-to-escape-medicares-readmission-penalties/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

After you have finished, consider how you would respond to the following situation:

Your local hospital has received notice from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) regarding their readmission rates.

As a BSN prepared nurse, you have been asked to serve as a consultant to suggest a new Quality (Performance) Improvement process for ONE of the areas of deficiency. Write some brief steps (suggestions) for improvement as you contemplate accepting the consulting opportunity.

Share practice improvements utilized from your own clinical nursing experiences that have led to enhanced patient outcomes.

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Week 6 Discussion

Civility in the Workplace

CO6 Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems, and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO 7)

Complete the Clark Workplace Civility Index Assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

After you are finished, read the assigned article:

Lachman, V. D. (2015). Ethical issues in the disruptive behaviors of incivility, bullying, and horizontal/lateral violence. Urologic Nursing, 35(1), 39-42. Retrieved from https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=c9h&AN=100927729&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Next watch the video by clicking on the link below.

Civility in the Workplace

Transcript (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Reflect on what you observed in the video as you answer the following:

Based on what you observed, what leadership skills should you, as Masaya’s preceptor, model for your fellow coworkers to promote his acceptance into the work-group or team.

Does incivility seem to be an issue in the scenario?

Describe any common themes you discovered among the article, the video and the Civility Index

Do you think delegation played a part in this issue.

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Week 7 Discussion

Our Future Leaders

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)

In Huston’s (2010) brief, but impressive article (required reading this week), the author outlines several leadership competencies that EVERY nurse leader will need for 2020. That year is not too far in the future, is it?

Select one of the eight leadership competencies Huston described and relate it to your own leadership of nurses and nursing. This should promote a robust discussion as we come from different clinical and nonclinical perspectives.

Discuss how the BSN-prepared nurse can assist a nurse leader in the budgeting process by contributing data readily available to the staff nurse.

Huston, C. (2010). What skills will the nurse leaders of 2020 need? (2010). Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 16(6), 14–15. Retrieved from https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ccm&AN=105060080&site=ehost-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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Week 8 Discussion

Closing the Loop

CO6 Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems, and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO 7)

Complete the Week 8 AACN Essentials Self-Assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Compare your scores from Week 2 to Week 8.

Describe how far have you come and how much further do you wish to go in improving your competencies during the next two years of practice.

Review the article, "Nursing Leadership and the Future of Nursing" at Nursing Leadership article (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

What will you do differently in your future nursing career?

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Week 3 Conflict Resolution Paper

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to learn how to identify and effectively manage conflicts that arise in care delivery settings resulting in better management of patient care, including appropriate delegation. You will gain insight into conflict management strategies and develop a plan to collaborate with a potential nurse leader about the conflict and its impact in a practice setting.

Course Outcomes

Completion 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. (PO2)

CO3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO7)

CO6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems, and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO7)

CO7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (PO2 and PO3)

Due Dates

Submit your paper by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 3.

Points

This assignment is worth 200 points.

Directions

Read Finkelman (2016), Chapter 13: Improving Teamwork: Collaboration, Coordination, and Conflict Resolution, section on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, pp. 324-333.

Write a 5-7 page paper (not including the title or References pages). Follow APA format. Consult your APA manual, and consider using the APA resources provided by Chamberlain. Cite the course textbook and two scholarly sources. You are required to complete this assignment using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the ".docx" format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Click on the envelope at the top of the page.

Observe nurses in a care delivery setting. Identify a recurring conflict with the potential to negatively impact patient care. This should be from your practice setting or prelicensure experiences.

Provide details of what happened, including who was involved, what was said, where it occurred, and what was the outcome that led you to decide the conflict was unresolved.

REVIEW AND DISCUSS the four stages of conflict as found in Finkelman. IDENTIFY AND EXPLAIN how the stages of conflict relate to the example in your workplace.Do not use direct quotes.

Describe how you would collaborate with a nurse leader to reach consensus on the best strategy to deal with the conflict. Besides the textbook, the paper needs to summarize conflict resolutions from two scholarly articles.

Describe the rationale for selecting the best strategy.

Provide a summary or conclusion about this experience or assignment and how you may deal with conflict more effectively in the future.

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Week 5 Nursing Care Models Worksheet

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to identify nursing care models utilized in today's various health care settings and enhance your knowledge of how models impact the management of care and may influence delegation. You will assess the effectiveness of models and determine how you would collaborate with a nurse leader to identify opportunities for improvement to ensure quality, safety and staff satisfaction.

Course Outcomes

Completion 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. (PO2)

CO2: Implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team through communication and relationship building. (PO3)

CO3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO7)

CO4: Apply concepts of leadership and team coordination to promote the achievement of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations. (PO4)

CO6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO7)

CO7: 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. (PO2, and 3)

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. (PO8)

Due Dates

Submit by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 5.

Points

This assignment is worth 200 points.

Directions : Use this form to complete the Week 5 Nursing Care Models Assignment: Nursing Care Models Worksheet (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Read your text, Finkelman (2016), pp- 111-116.

You are required to complete the assignment using the template.

Observe staff in delivery of nursing care provided. Practice settings may vary depending on availability.

Identify the model of nursing care that you observed. Be specific about what you observed, who was doing what, when, how and what led you to identify the particular model

Review and summarize one scholarly resource (not your textbook) related to the nursing care model you observed in the practice setting.

Review and summarize one scholarly resource (not including your text) related to a nursing care model that is different from the one you observed in the practice setting.

Discuss a different nursing care model from step #3, and how it could be implemented to improve quality of nursing care, safety and staff satisfaction. Be specific.

Summarize this experience/assignment and what you learned about the two nursing care models.

Submit your completed worksheet no later than 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday by the end of Week 5.

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Week 6 Leadership Action Plan PowerPoint Slide Show

Leadership Action Plan

PowerPoint Slideshow Guidelines

Updated 3/2019

Purpose

The purpose of this PowerPoint presentation is to present the best plan of action, as a leader, assigned to make a change to a problem or issue in your place of work. If you are not presently working, use information from your prelicensure experience or previous healthcare experience. You will be using the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals to align with the problem or issue that you see in your workplace or most recent place of employment. You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation and share how you will meet one of the goals in your place of work that will solve the problem or issue you have selected.

Course Outcomes

Completion 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. (PO2)

CO2: Implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team through communication and relationship building. (PO3)

CO3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO7)

CO7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (POs 2 and 3)

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. (PO8)

Due Dates

This assignment is to be submitted by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 6.

Points

This assignment is worth 200 points.

Directions

1. Develop a PowerPoint slideshow consisting of 8-15 slides. Include the following. Title slide, written speaker notes, and Reference slide. Do not use Voice Over recordings. All information needs to be written in slides and notes.

2. You are required to complete the assignment using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the ".pptx" format. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click on the envelope at the top of the page.

3. As the leader, you have identified a problem or issue related to one of the National Patient Safety Goals 2018 created by the Joint Commission that will lead to quality improvement. You will find the National Patient Safety Goals using this link: NPSG (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

4. Assess the problem or issue. State the problem/issue and identify three rationales (reasons) that the problem exists.

5. Determine the people who are involved in the issue and explain three reasons as to how their role will contribute to the problem or issue solution.

6. Identify three solutions and discuss the purpose, cost and desired outcome.

7. Pick one solution to share with the director and discuss why this solution was chosen over the others.

8. Make an action plan to share the solution with the director or staff.

9. Summarize issue, plan and desired outcome and purpose for quality improvement on slide.

10. Summarize your learning and value of doing the assignment.

11. Include written speaker notes for all slides except title slide and reference slide.

12. Submit your PowerPoint slideshow by 11:59 p.m. MT, Sunday, end of Week 6.

Best Practices in Preparing PowerPoint Presentations

The following are best practices in preparing this presentation.

Be creative.

Incorporate graphics, clip art, or photographs to increase interest.

Make easy to read with short bullet points and large font.

Review directions thoroughly.

Proofread prior to final submission.

Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.

Abide by the Chamberlain academic integrity policy.

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