NURS6053 All assignments - December 2017

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Week 2 assignment

Assignment: Application: Systems Theory

As noted in the Learning Resources, systems theory provides a meaningful and beneficial means of examining challenges in health care organizations. To do this effectively, however, it is essential to assess all system components, as some may be relatively healthy while others are problematic.

For this Assignment, you apply systems theory to the examination of a problem in a department or a unit within a health care organization. (Note: You may use the same problem you identified for the Discussion as long as it meets the criteria for this assignment.)

To prepare:

Review the Meyer article, “Nursing Services Delivery Theory: An Open System Approach,” in this week’s Learning Resources. Focus especially on the information presented in Table 1 (p. 2831) and Figure 2 (p. 2833).

Reflect on your organization or one with which you are familiar. Within a particular department or unit in this organization, identify a problem the staff is encountering.

Using Table 1 in the Meyer article as a guide, analyze the department or unit, identifying inputs, throughput, output, cycles of events, and negative feedback. Consider whether the problem you have selected relates to input, throughput, output, cycles of events, and/or negative feedback.

Think about how you could address the problem: Consider what a desired outcome would be, then formulate related goals and objectives, and translate those goals into policies and procedures.

Research professional standards that are pertinent to your identified problem.

Reflect on the organization’s mission statement and values. In addition, consider how addressing this problem would uphold the mission and values, while improving the organizational culture and climate. (Depending on the organization you have selected, you may have explored these in the Week 1 Discussion.)

To complete:

By Day 7

Write a 3- to 5-page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that addresses the following:

Describe a department or unit within a health care organization using systems theory terminology. Include a description of inputs, throughput, output, cycles of events, and negative feedback.

Describe the problem you identified within the department or unit using an open- systems approach, and state where the problem exists using the systems theory model (input, throughput, output, cycles of events, or negative feedback).

Based on this information, explain how you would address the problem as follows:

Formulate a desired outcome.

Identify goals and objectives that would facilitate that outcome.

Translate those goals and objectives into policies and procedures for the department or unit.

Describe relevant professional standards.

Explain how your proposed resolution to the problem would uphold the organization’s mission and values and improve the culture and climate.

The Assignment, Systems Theory, is due by Day 7 of Week 2.

Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements. All papers submitted must use this formatting.

This Assignment is due by Day 7 of Week 2 (this week) and must be submitted through the Week 2 Assignment Link.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK2Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.

Click the Week 2 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.

Click the Week 2 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK2Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.

If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.

Week 4 assignment

Assignment: Application: Planned Change

in a Department or Unit

Health care organizations are continuously immersed in change from the emergence of new policies, to promote quality care and improve patient safety to keeping pace with the rapid growth in knowledge and best practices. Establishing a solid framework for planning and implementing change is a wise move, as it provides a foundation for the extensive coordination that will be needed to successfully facilitate the change.

For this Assignment, you propose a change at the department or unit level and develop a plan for guiding the change effort.

To prepare:

Review Chapter 8 in the course text. Focus on Kurt Lewin’s change theory, and contrast it with other classic change models and strategies.

Reflect on problems, inefficiencies, and critical issues within a specific department, unit, or area in your organization or one with which you are familiar. Select one issue as a focal point for this assignment, and consider a change that could be made to address the issue.

Think about how the change would align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values as well as relevant professional standards.

Using one of the change models or strategies discussed in Chapter 8, begin formulating a plan for implementing the change within the department/unit. Outline the steps that you and/or others should follow to facilitate the change effort. Align these steps to the change model or strategy you selected.

Determine who should be involved in initiating and managing the change. Consider the skills and characteristics that are necessary to facilitate this change effort.

To complete:

By Day 7

Write a 3- to 5-page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that addresses the following:

Identify a problem, inefficiency, or issue within a specific department/unit.

Describe a specific, realistic change that could be made to address the issue.

Summarize how the change would align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values as well as relevant professional standards.

Identify a change model or strategy to guide your planning for implementing the change. Provide a rationale for your selection.

Outline the steps that you and/or others would follow to facilitate the change. Align these steps to your selected change model or strategy.

Explain who would be involved in initiating and managing this change. Describe the skills and characteristics that would be necessary to facilitate the change effort.

Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements. All papers submitted must use this formatting.

Note: This Assignment will serve as your Portfolio Assignment for this course.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK4Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.

Click the Week 4 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.

Click the Week 4 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK4Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.

If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.

Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Week 7 assignment (1)

Assignment: Application: Leadership

Analysis Group Paper

This week you will begin a group paper that you will develop over the next few weeks. By Day 3 of this week, you will be placed in a collaborative group and provided with a work area for your group (See the Groups area below Week 11 in the left-hand navigation bar. If you do not see your team area by the end of Day 3, contact your Instructor.)

Before you begin to work with your group, read the information below describing the paper. Then join your group, introduce yourself, and begin work on selecting a topic.

To prepare:

Review the Peer Evaluation Form for important information on how this assignment is graded.

Identify a group facilitator.

Within your group, select a topic relevant to interprofessional leadership and the health care field on which to focus your group paper. The following are some potential topics for your group to consider:

Matrix organizations

Accountable care organizations

Horizontal and vertical organizations

Role conflict and ambiguity

Employee recruitment and selection

Interpersonal relationships in the C-suite of organizations (the relationships between the CEO, CFO, and CNO)

Resistance to change

Succession planning

Whistle blowing

“Just” culture

Team Stepps

When your group has selected a topic, the group facilitator will submit the topic to the Instructor for approval on the Discussion Board in the Week 5 Group Project Topic Forum.

Conduct research on your topic using the Walden Library and other credible sources.

To complete:

By Day 7 of Week 7

As a group, write a 3- to 5 (page count does not include title and reference page) page paper that includes the following:

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Significance of the topic (based on literature that speaks to the relevancy of the concept selected in terms of interprofessional leadership)

Section 3: Review of the literature related to the concept that the group selects (current best practices, positive or negative impact on leadership or health care organizations, etc.)

Section 4: Application to nursing (e.g., implications or consequences for nursing leaders)

Section 5: Conclusion

All group members are expected to collaborate fully on this project, and your group paper should demonstrate an original and thoughtful application of the ideas presented in the Learning Resources and the research literature.

Week 7 assignment (2)

Assignment: Application: Leadership

Concept Analysis Group Paper

Continue to work on the Leadership Concept Analysis Group Paper, which you began in Week 5, tying in communication. How does the information on communication presented in this week’s Learning Resources relate to your selected concept? What insights have you gained this week that would inform how you communicate about this topic?

Note: For this project, all group members’ names should appear on the title page, and only the group facilitator should submit the final file. All students who are not the group facilitator will submit only a title page with their group member names on it.

To complete:

By Day 7

As a group, write a 3- to 5-page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that includes the following:

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2:Significance of the topic (based on literature that speaks to the relevancy of the concept selected in terms of interprofessional leadership)

Section 3: Review of the literature related to the concept that the group selects (current best practices, positive or negative impact on leadership or health care organizations, etc.)

Section 4: Application to nursing (e.g., implications or consequences for nursing leaders)

Section 5: Conclusion

All group members are expected to collaborate fully on this project, and your group paper should demonstrate an original and thoughtful application of the ideas presented in the Learning Resources and the research literature.

Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements. All papers submitted must use this formatting.

Also, complete the evaluation:

Once you have completed your work on the Leadership Concept Analysis Group Paper this week, evaluate your peers in your group using the Peer Evaluation Form and the results of your efforts. This brief evaluation provides an opportunity for you to assess your teammates' contribution to the project, as well as your own.

Complete this peer evaluation for each member of your team, including yourself. The average score from these evaluations will be used by your instructor to determine your final grade for the assignment worth 100 points. Not all students may receive the same grade. You must be an active participant in the development of the assignment to receive full points. Rate each team member on a scale of 1-100, with 100 being the highest. Include comments explaining why you gave your teammate this score.

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK7Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.

Click the Week 7 Assignment 2 Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.

Click the Week 7 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK7Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.

If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.

Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Week 10 assignment

Assignment: Application: Taking a Stand

Effective leaders have a high degree of self-awareness and know how to leverage their strengths in the workplace. Assessments are a valuable tool that professionals can use to learn more about themselves and consider how their temperament and preferences influence their interactions with others.

As you engage in this learning process, it is important to remember that everyone—regardless of temperament type or related preferences—experiences some challenges with regard to leadership. The key to success is being able to recognize and leverage your own strengths while honoring differences among your colleagues.

At some point in your leadership career, you will encounter an ethical or moral dilemma that requires you to take a stand and defend your position.

For this Assignment, you evaluate an issue and consider how you could act as a moral agent or advocate, facilitating the resolution of the issue for a positive outcome.

To prepare:

Consider the examples of leadership demonstrated in this week’s media presentation and the other Learning Resources.

To further your self-knowledge, you are required to complete the Kiersey Temperament as indicated in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider your leadership style, including your strengths for leading others and include your results from Kiersey Temperament Sorter to describe potential challenges related to your leadership style.

Mentally survey your work environment, or one with which you are familiar, and identify a timely issue/dilemma that requires you to perform the leadership role of moral agent or advocate to improve a situation (e.g., speaking or acting on behalf of a vulnerable patient, the need for appropriate staffing, a colleague being treated unfairly).

What ethical, moral, or legal skills, dispositions, and/or strategies would help you resolve this dilemma? Define the differences between ethical, moral, and legal leadership.

Finally, consider the values and principles that guide the nursing profession; the organization’s mission, vision, and values; the leadership and management competencies addressed in this course; and your own values and reasons for entering the profession. What motivation do you see for taking a stand on an important issue even when it is difficult to do so?

To complete:

By Day 7

Write a 4 to 5 page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that addresses the following:

Introduce the conceptual frameworks of the ethical constructs of ethics, moral, or legal standards and the purpose of the paper.

Consider an ethical, moral, or legal dilemma that you have encountered in your work environment and describe it.

Analyze the moral, ethical, and legal implications utilized in this situation. Describe your role as a moral agent or advocate for this specific issue.

Consider your leadership styles identified by your self-assessment and determine if they act as a barrier or facilitation during this dilemma.

The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements.

Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK10Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.

Click the Week 10 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.

Click the Week 10 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.

Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK10Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.

If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.

Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

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