BSN 4020 Unit 1 Discussion 1 & 2

BSN 4020 Unit 1 Discussion 1 & 2

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Using Evidence-Based Health Assessments

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During your BSN program, you have been introduced to the
importance of using an evidence-based model for practice. In this discussion,
you will explore evidence-based techniques and strategies that can be used when
conducting health assessments by reflecting on the following elements:

Based on your independent research, identify and discuss
existing best practices for conducting a health assessment.

  • Identify
    and discuss key factors included in an assessment at various levels
    (community, group, or individual).
  • Analyze
    the impact of information systems, technology, and telecommunication on
    direct and indirect patient care and nursing practice in relation to
    conducting a health assessment.

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one peer, offering constructive
feedback or opportunities to extend the discussion.

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Health Assessment Strategies in Professional Practice

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As part of your Unit 3 assignment, you will be asked to
conduct an assessment of a particular population. For this discussion, consider
the following questions:

1. What population are you considering choosing and why?

2. What are the key factors you intend to include in your
assessment?

3. How will you use your knowledge of assessment to
complete this particular assessment?

4. What additional challenges might you face based on the
population you have selected?

Feel free to ask your peers to help with any questions
you might have, give advice or counsel on a particular direction you want to
go, or consult with them in any other way you would find helpful.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers. Collaboration is
often the key to good outcomes. Offer questions to clarify thinking,
observations to expand thinking, and encouragement to keep forward movement.

BSN 4020 Unit 2 Discussion 1 & 2

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The Role of Communication, Collaboration, and Teamwork

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For a patient to have an optimal outcome, it requires the
expertise and cooperation of many individuals. Effective communication,
collaboration, and teamwork are critical elements to the welfare of our
patients. For this discussion, consider the following:

  • Identify
    key factors that enhance communication.
  • Describe
    potential barriers to communication.
  • Explore
    how communication can impact a patient’s experience both positively and
    negatively.

Discuss the Joint Commission’s stance on communication
and identify tools that can be used to promote patient safety. What have you
seen in professional practice? If you have not had the opportunity to witness
this, what communication strategies could be used to enhance patient safety?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

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Participation in a Multidisciplinary Team

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Identify and discuss key elements to functioning
effectively in a collaborative team environment.

  • In
    terms of patient outcomes, identify the benefits to multidisciplinary
    collaboration.
  • Describe
    the challenges that might arise when working with a diverse group of
    individuals.

    • Consider
      the variety of backgrounds, educational levels, professional roles,
      personalities, et cetera.
  • Describe
    the team that will be the audience of your presentation.

    • As
      you think about your Health Assessment presentation, what challenges
      might the team present?
    • What
      elements do you think will come into play to function effectively with
      this group?
    • What
      things will you particularly have to pay attention to?
  • Describe
    how might you adjust your presentation to effectively communicate with
    this group of people.

    • What
      are several strategies that you can identify to help overcome these
      challenges in an effort to enhance professionalism and foster optimal
      patient outcomes?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one learner. What can you add to
their general discussion? What counsel can you give for their particular
situation?

BSN 4020 Unit 3 Discussion 1

Population Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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In an effort to improve patient outcomes, healthcare
providers have begun to shift their mindset from one of treating a disease or
disorder to promotion of health and disease prevention. For this discussion,
select a specific population and consider the following:

  • Identify
    the population you will be working with.
  • Based
    on current literature, discuss strategies to identify the specific needs
    of your selected population.

    • What
      are the fundamental concepts of health promotion and disease prevention?
  • Discuss
    the positive and negative factors that can affect health promotion and
    disease prevention in your selected population.

    • Can
      you identify any cultural, psychological, or spiritual factors that may
      influence the health promotion and disease prevention of this population?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

BSN 4020 Unit 4 Discussion 1 & 2

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Cultural Differences

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Identify the culturally diverse population you have
selected for your Unit 5 assignment.

  • Provide
    background information and characteristics of this group.
  • Identify
    areas of concern derived from your assessment of this group.
  • What
    are the basic concepts of health promotion and disease prevention?
  • Explain
    both the positive and negative factors that can affect health promotion
    and wellness for these populations in general, and the one you are focusing
    on in particular.
  • What
    barriers to communication may be present, and how might you overcome them?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

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Cultural Competence

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To provide quality healthcare to the entire population,
healthcare workers and educators must be competent in their understanding of
the relevant characteristics for the ethnic groups represented. This is true
both of individuals and of the organizational culture as a whole. For this
discussion, consider the following:

  • What
    is cultural competence and what are its benefits to the patient, staff,
    and healthcare organization?
  • Identify
    evidence-based strategies that organizations could employ to establish and
    maintain cultural competence.
  • What
    barriers exist regarding cultural competence and how might they be
    overcome?
  • Describe
    the cultural competence of your organization. How might it affect the
    content of or quality of the outcome of your Unit 5 assignment?
  • Reflect
    on your personal cultural competence. What things will you personally need
    to be aware of as you complete your Unit 5 assignment?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

BSN 4020 Unit 5 Discussion 1

 

Community and Public Health Nursing

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Historically, nurses have made significant contributions
to the field of public health. Today, nurses continue to have a key role in
identifying and developing plans of care to address local, national, and
international health issues. For this discussion, consider the following:

  • How
    do local healthcare decisions and practices impact global health and
    healthcare delivery?
  • Discuss
    commonalities and barriers to effective healthcare practices at the local,
    national, and global levels.
  • Explain
    the impact of policies, regulations, and laws on the ability to effectively
    provide healthcare services for specific populations.
  • What
    organizations serve as resources and how can the information they provide
    assist us with caring for clients?
  • What
    are your strategies for maintaining current awareness of trends in health
    concerns and best practices? How might you assist with policy development
    and implementation related to current health concerns?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate. Consider using journal sources in the field of
global wellness, disease prevention, and international nursing.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

BSN 4020 Unit 6 Discussion 1 & 2

 

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Quality Measures

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Healthcare quality standards are critical and provide a
baseline against which measurement and evaluation are assessed. There are
common performance measurement selection criteria for determining the
standards. In addition, it is essential that organizations track their trends
in quality improvement measurements in order to continue the improvement
process. For this discussion, consider the following:

  • Identify,
    compare, and contrast 2–3 external organizations that analyze quality
    improvement.
  • Offer
    a brief description of the unit or organization where you work or have
    worked in the past.
  • Identify
    and describe one healthcare quality standard that is applicable to your
    area.
  • How
    does the performance of your unit or organization measure against local,
    regional, or national standards?
  • What
    process is in place to monitor your unit or organization’s progress, and
    is this information disseminated to the staff? If so, how?
  • Identify
    strategies that could maintain or improve your unit’s current quality
    performance.

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

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Patient Safety Initiatives

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In an effort to maintain a healing and caring
environment, one of the most important things we can do for our clients is to
ensure their safety. Engaging in quality assurance and process improvement
strategies are one way to do this, but there are many others as well. For this
discussion, consider the following:

  • Identify
    one patient safety initiative that is in place or would be helpful in your
    unit or organization.
  • What
    led you or your organization to this selection? What role do you think the
    risk management department plays in patient safety?
  • How
    does (or could) your unit or organization measure its success with this
    initiative?
  • What
    indirect impact could this initiative have (financial, satisfaction, and
    so on)?
  • What
    strategies will you now incorporate into your daily practice to improve
    patient outcomes in terms of fostering patient safety?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

BSN 4020 Unit 7 Discussion 1

Impact on Nursing Research and Technology

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Many times it is not enough to simply produce a good idea
that you think may work to help patients. In order for an initiative to truly
have a positive impact on the patient, you must explore the “why”
behind it. This is where nursing research and evidence-based practice become
essential to improving patient outcomes. In addition, recent developments in
technology can help us reach our goals faster and more efficiently.

For this discussion, reflect on the safety initiative
identified in the Unit 6 discussion Patient Safety Initiatives and consider the
following:

  • What
    evidence in the literature supports your identified safety initiative?
  • How
    can the data from the initiative’s success measures be used to improve
    your processes or potentially help another organization dealing with the
    same issue?
  • What
    role can nurses play in the data collection and analysis process?
  • What
    technology modalities are, or may be, beneficial to your selected safety
    initiative, and why?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

BSN 4020 Unit 8 Discussion 1 & 2

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Health Policy and Financial Considerations

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As future leaders in the nursing profession, it is
critical that you understand the scope and role of policy and finance in
relationship to individual and population outcomes. For this discussion,
consider the following:

  • Where
    can you find current trends in policy and finance as they apply to
    healthcare in general? To your area specifically?
  • Analyze
    the relationship between legislative processes and their impact on
    healthcare financing and service delivery systems.
  • Analyze
    how financial reimbursement affects quality of care, and conversely, how
    quality of care affects financial reimbursement.
  • Analyze
    the roles individual nurses and professional organizations play in
    influencing health policy.

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

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The Influence of Regulatory Agencies in Healthcare

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There are many regulatory bodies (both internal and
external to an organization) that influence policy, standards and guidelines,
and the scope of practice. For this discussion, consider the following:

  • Discuss
    two regulatory entities that directly influence care delivery on your unit
    or at your organization.
  • How
    can organizations stay abreast of current changes in regulations,
    standards, scope of practice, and so on? How should this information be
    communicated to the healthcare team?
  • Analyze
    nursing leadership’s role in maintaining compliance with current
    standards.
  • How
    will you apply your knowledge of regulatory agency compliance to your
    professional practice?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least two of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

BSN 4020 Unit 9 Discussion 1

Organizational Analysis and Change Implementation

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To effectively implement any change within a healthcare
organization, a thorough analysis of the organization is an essential first
step. For this discussion, consider the following:

  • Discuss
    the difference between microsystems and macrosystems.
  • Describe
    the organizational structure of your healthcare facility.
  • How
    are decisions made in your organization? Is the decision process
    centralized or decentralized?
  • Discuss
    the incentives and forces that drive a shift toward quality improvement in
    healthcare.
  • Analyze
    how standards and performance measurement can be used to promote quality
    improvement.
  • What
    would be the process to initiate, implement, and sustain a process
    improvement change in your organization?

    • What
      barriers might be encountered and how could they be overcome?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

BSN 4020 Unit 10 Discussion 1

Your Professional Role

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Throughout your curriculum, you have been provided with
the knowledge and tools to make a tremendous difference and contribution to the
profession of nursing. As this course comes to an end, reflect on how your
practice has already changed because of your new skill sets, and imagine the
potential you still possess. For this discussion, consider the following:

  • How
    has your perception of your professional role changed through your
    educational journey?
  • How
    might you highlight or validate your acquired skill sets for a potential
    or current employer?
  • Offer
    1–2 examples of how you will apply the lessons you have learned with
    respect to patient advocacy, quality of care, and patient safety.
  • Discuss
    1–2 concerns you may have, and identify how you might initiate a change
    within your organization to solve these problems.
  • What
    are your plans for remaining aware of current best practices in your area
    of interest or expertise?

Be sure to support your discussion with references to the
literature as appropriate.

Response Guidelines

Respond to at least one of your peers, offering
constructive feedback or opportunities for further discussion.

BSN 4020 Unit 3 Assignment 1

Health Assessment and Communication

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This assignment is the first component of your
Professional Development Portfolio.

Conduct a health assessment of a particular population
and create an audience-appropriate PowerPoint presentation in which you distribute
the results of the assessment.

This component allows you to demonstrate your proficiency
for Program Outcomes 1 and 5:

  • Program
    Outcome 1:Health Assessment: Conduct comprehensive and focused assessments
    of health and illness parameters in individuals, groups, and vulnerable
    populations.
  • Program
    Outcome 5:Communication: Communicate effectively with all members of the
    healthcare team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary
    collaboration for quality outcomes.

Part 1

Conduct a health assessment of a population of your
choice.

  • To
    accomplish this, describe the key factors that make up an assessment at
    each of the following levels:

    • Community.
    • Group.
    • Individual.
  • Explain
    the process for completing a comprehensive health assessment.
  • Complete
    the assessment.
  • Write
    a completed a 3–5 page summary of the results of the health assessment and
    an explanation of the process you used to conduct it. Be sure to include a
    brief description of the population you selected.

Part II

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation in which you present
your health assessment to your colleagues in one of the following venues that
most closely resembles something you might do in your current clinical setting:

1. Multidisciplinary team rounds.

2. An in-service for team members.

3. A meeting of key stakeholders to conduct a
multidisciplinary assessment of your selected client population.

To accomplish this, think about the characteristics of
the audience you will be presenting your information to:

  • What
    type of information would be appropriate for this group?
  • What
    style of presentation might get the information across in the best way?
  • In
    the notes section of the first slide, describe the characteristics of your
    target audience.
  • In
    the notes section of eachsubsequent slide, explain why you are
    including the information presented on the slide, and support your
    information with valid scholarly resources.
  • The
    final slide should be the reference list for the resources you used in
    your presentation.
  • There
    is no required number of slides for the PowerPoint presentation, but you
    should be sure you address the health assessment as completely as possible
    for your target audience.

Requirements

  • A
    title page and reference page for each part.
  • Resources:At
    least three current scholarly or professional resources (a total of three
    needed for both parts).
  • Format:All
    references must be presented in current APA format.
  • Font
    (Part 1 only):Times New Roman, 12 point.

Read the Health Assessment and Communication Scoring
Guide to see how you will be graded on this assignment. You will have a chance
to revise this assessment before submitting it as part of your final project.

You are requiredto submit your assignment (Part I
only) to the Turnitin source matching tool. After receiving your Turnitin
report make sure you submit both the report and your Health Assessment and
Communication paper in the assignment area. Submitting your assignment
to Turnitin does not mean you have submitted the assignment to the instructor.

Submit in the assignment area:

  • A
    completed a 3–5 page summary of the results of the health assessment and
    an explanation of the process you used to conduct it.
  • Your
    PowerPoint presentation with slide notes to your instructor that explain
    your reasons for both including the information you included and the way
    you chose to present the information.
  • Turnitin
    Report for Part 1.

BSN 4020 Unit 5 Assignment 1

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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Like your first assignment, this assignment also has two
distinct parts. For Part 1, you will create an educational program, event, or
piece of literature (such as a like a pamphlet) targeted at a diverse
population that incorporates best health promotion and disease prevention
practice. If the population you used for the health assessment and
communication assessment is diverse, you can use that population and the health
concerns you identified.

In this component, you will demonstrate your proficiency
in Program Outcomes 7, 8,and 10:

  • Program
    Outcome 7:Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Apply and incorporate a
    basic understanding of the concepts of health promotion and disease as a
    means of improving health at the individual, population, and community
    levels.
  • Program
    Outcome 8:Diversity: Incorporate a holistic, caring, culturally
    appropriate nursing approach that contributes to the wellness and the
    health of individuals, groups, and vulnerable populations.
  • Program
    Outcome 10:Global Accountability and Public Service: Integrate a holistic
    approach to local, regional, national, and global dynamics in nursing
    healthcare system delivery.

To prepare for this part of the assignment:

  • Review
    the literature or use health assessments to determine healthcare needs of
    a diverse population in your community.
  • Explore
    things that could influence success, such as cultural attitudes towards
    alternative forms of healing, religious beliefs, or other individuals.
  • Examine
    the impact of current health promotion and wellness initiatives on health
    outcomes and health disparities.
  • Review
    the literature to identify best practices.

For the second part of the assignment, you will explain
how you developed your educational program, event, or piece of literature, and
address any barriers to disease prevention and health promotion for the
population.

Part 1

Once you have identified a diverse population, develop an
educational program, event, or piece of literature that promotes wellness and
disease prevention. If you choose an educational program or event, be sure that
you outline the basic content of the program or event, and how you would
structure it. If you choose a piece of literature, be deliberate in the points
you highlight. Be sure that your choice is appropriate for the population.

For an educational program or event, you will prepare and
submit an outline of the content and structure. For a brochure or pamphlet, you
will prepare and submit the brochure or pamphlet.

Part II

In this section of the assignment:

  • Explain
    the reason you choose the educational strategy you did. Why is it an
    effective strategy for the population?
  • Describe
    cultural barriers to disease prevention and health promotion in the
    population. This might include things such as CAM, language, religious
    beliefs and so on.
  • Explain
    how your educational strategy can help overcome some of the barriers you
    described.
  • Evaluate
    how well health promotion and wellness strategies positively impact health
    outcomes and health disparities at the local, national, and global levels.
    Can you find evidence that health promotion and wellness strategies have
    had a positive effect on health outcomes and health disparities at the
    local, national, and global levels?
  • Support
    your work with valid scholarly resources.

Additional Requirements (Part II Only)

You are required to submit your assignment (Part II only)
to the Turnitin source matching tool. After receiving your Turnitin report,
make sure you submit both the report and your Health Promotion and Disease
Prevention paper, along with your piece of literature or education program or
event summary, in the assignment submission area. Submitting your
assignment to Turnitin does not mean you have submitted it to the instructor.

Read the Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Scoring Guide to understand how you will be graded on this assignment.

BSN 4020 Unit 7 Assignment 1

Safety, Quality, and Informatics

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Overview

For this assignment, you will identify a major patient
safety issue within your own organization and then develop a plan using
evidence-based best practices and technology to improve the safety issue. In
this component, you will be demonstrating your competency in Program Outcomes
2, 3, 4, and 6:

  • Program
    Outcome 2:Safety and Quality Practices: Incorporate concepts of patient
    safety, clinical management, and quality improvement to improve patient
    outcomes.
  • Program
    Outcome 3:Nursing Research and Informatics: Incorporate evidence-based
    practice interventions (such as information systems or patient care
    technologies) as appropriate for managing the acute and chronic care of
    patients promoting health across the lifespan.
  • Program
    Outcome 4:Policy, Finance, and Regulations: Understand the scope and role
    of policy, finance, and regulatory environments in relationship to
    individual and population outcomes.
  • Program
    Outcome 6:Organizational and Systems Management: Apply knowledge of
    organizational behavior, nursing theory, and systems (micro and macro) as
    appropriate for the scope and role of one’s own practice.

Before you begin, examine your organization’s history of
safety in a specific area, and how your organization addresses patient safety
issues. If possible, consult with a key stakeholder in the organization (such
as an administrator) to better understand specific patient safety concerns and
how the organization is working to resolve the concerns. This person should
also be able to discuss some of the organizational barriers impacting the
patient safety issue. Next, look at the basic concepts, principles, and
practices that contribute to organizational quality improvement and patient
safety. Review the literature for best practices and how technology might be
used to improve the issue. Finally, be sure to consider the legal and ethical
implications associated with the safety issue; and possible organizational
barriers to change.

Requirements

Be sure you address each point as completely as possible.

  • Describe
    a patient safety issue within your organization.
  • Compare
    the way your organization addresses patient safety issues with the
    concepts, principles, and practices that contribute to quality improvement
    and patient safety.
  • Analyze
    the legal and ethical consequences of not addressing the issue.
  • Recommend
    evidence-based interventions to address the patient safety issue.
  • Explain
    how technology can be used to improve the issue.
  • Identify
    possible organizational barriers to change (budget, vision, technology, or
    others).
  • Describe
    strategies to overcome organizational barriers to change, based on your
    knowledge of the organization.

Your completed assignment should be 8–10 pages in length
not including title page and reference page, and include references and
citations to at least 5 scholarly and professional supporting resources. Be
sure you follow APA guidelines for format and style.

Additional Requirements

  • Include
    a title page and reference page.
  • At
    least 5 current scholarly or professional resources.
  • All
    references formatted according to APA guidelines.
  • Times
    New Roman font, 12 point.
  • Double-spaced.

Read the Safety, Quality, and Informatics Scoring Guide
see how you will be graded on this assignment.

You are required to submit your assignment (Part II only)
to the Turnitin source matching tool.

After receiving your Turnitin report make sure you submit
both the report and your Safety, Quality, and Informatics paper in the
assignment submission area. Submitting your assignment to Turnitin does
not mean you have submitted the assignment to the instructor.

BSN 4020 Unit 9 Assignment 1

Policy, Regulation, and Organizational Behavior

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In this assignment, you will investigate your
organization’s compliance rate with one specific core measure of your choice.
You must be able to explain the financial implications associated with the
measure, as well as its importance in terms of policy, regulation, and finance.
This is another good opportunity to consult with a key stakeholder within the
organization. Talking to someone who works closely with the organization’s
finances can help you develop a deeper understanding of the financial aspects
of compliance. You also need to suggest ways your organization can improve
compliance and how you would implement changes and overcome obstacles.

This may seem like an enormous undertaking, but you
should approach it as if you would present this information to your supervisor
or manager. Keeping in mind that people in these positions do not have time to
read a 10–12 page report, you would typically give them only an executive
summary of your analyses and recommendations. That means that you will need to
be very clear and very concise with the information you choose to include in
the executive summary. Say as much as possible with as few words as possible.
This component will measure your proficiency in Program Outcomes 4, 6, and 9:

  • Program
    Outcome 4:Policy, Finance, and Regulations: Understand the scope and role
    of policy, finance, and regulatory environments in relationship to individual
    and population outcomes.
  • Program
    Outcome 6:Organizational and Systems Management: Apply knowledge of
    organizational behavior, nursing theory, and systems (micro and macro) as
    appropriate for the scope and role of one’s own practice.
  • Program
    Outcome 9:Professional Role: Incorporate the qualities, skills, behaviors,
    and knowledge required to function as a patient advocate, practice high
    quality care, assess and evaluate patient outcomes, and provide leadership
    in improving care.

Assignment Description

For this assignment, you will write a 2–3-page executive
summary that analyzes the financial and regulatory impact of organizational
compliance with a specific core measure of your choice, and includes
recommendations for improving performance on the measure.

Select a core measure and investigate your organization’s
compliance rate with the measure. In your executive summary be sure to address
the following:

  • Compare
    the compliance rates of your organization with other organizations.
  • Identify
    the financial implications associated with the measure.
  • Explain
    why the measure is important in terms of policy, regulation, and finance.
  • Describe
    changes that could be made that would improve compliance with the measure.
  • Identify
    the people who would be affected by the changes.
  • Outline
    a plan to implement the changes within the organization.
  • Identify
    obstacles you would expect to encounter.
  • Explain
    your strategies for overcoming obstacles.

You must still reference scholarly resources to support
your work, but this is an executive summary; it should notbe formatted in
APA style (you must include a title page reference page). It may be helpful for
you to review the documents used in your organization. How do they look? What
kind of language is used in memos? These can help guide your development of
this executive summary. And certainly feel free to use bullet points as
appropriate.

Requirements

  • The
    executive summary should be no more than 2–3 pages(not including
    title and reference page).
  • Include
    a title page and reference page.
  • At
    least 3 current scholarly or professional resources.
  • Times
    New Roman font, 12 pt.

You are required to submit your assignment to the
Turnitin source matching tool. After receiving your Turnitin report make sure
you submit Parts 1 and 2 in the assignment submission area. Submitting
your assignment to Turnitin does not mean you have submitted the assignment to
the instructor.

Read the Policy, Regulation, and Organizational Behavior
Scoring Guide to see how you will be graded on this assignment.

BSN 4020 Unit 10 Assignment 1

Professional Development Portfolio

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Overview

This is the final portion of your capstone project. Your
Professional Development Portfolio will be a compilation of specific artifacts
that should be suitable to present at a job interview or performance review.

Please note that you will not be evaluated on the four
previous assignments; you will only be evaluated on your written summary. But
be sure that you submit your entire portfolio.

This component demonstrates your proficiency in program
outcomes 5, and 9.

  • Program
    Outcome 5:Communication: Communicate effectively with all members of the
    healthcare team, including interdepartmental and interdisciplinary
    collaboration for quality outcomes.
  • Program
    Outcome 9: Professional Role: Incorporate the qualities, skills,
    behaviors, and knowledge required to function as a patient advocate,
    practice high quality care, assess and evaluate patient outcomes, and
    provide leadership in improving care.

Compile your artifacts from the four previous assignments
into a professional portfolio that you might share with a prospective employer,
or a supervisor or manager. Imagine that you are either applying for a new
position, advocating for a new role, or preparing for a year-end review.

When applying for a new position, or advocating for a new
role, it is helpful to anticipate the sorts of things a decision maker might be
looking for in evaluating you for that particular position or role and to
rehearse your responses.

For your capstone project, you will submit your
Professional Development Portfolio, and include a written summary of your
proficiency in the format of interview questions and answers. To accomplish
this:

  • Prepare
    your Professional Development Portfolio. Include all of the artifacts from
    this course.
  • Prepare
    a written summary of your proficiency in the format of interview questions
    and answers as follows:

1. Briefly describe a position, role, or project you
would like to apply for or participate in. Alternately, imagine that you are
preparing for a performance evaluation.

2. List the questions that you imagine you might be
posed. Respond to each question, highlighting accomplishments from your
portfolio that demonstrate your level of competence.

3. Continue with a succinct summary of the qualities,
skills, behaviors, and knowledge your bring to the tasks of patient advocacy,
the practice of high quality care, the ability to assess and evaluate patient
outcomes, and the leadership skills needed to provide improved patient care.
(This should be 1–2 paragraphs in length.)

4. Conclude with a statement that reflects your
understanding of the role of lifelong learning in your career goals.

Submit your Professional Development Portfolio and your
interview questions and answers to your instructor for grading.

Requirements

  • Times
    New Roman font, 12 pt. Double-spaced.