GC NRS 430 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2

GC NRS 430 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2

DQ 1

Read Lake and von Baeyer’s article, “Tips for
Successful Students.” Also, review the characteristics of a successful
student as explained in the lecture.

As you consider these, which is your strongest
characteristic? Why? How will this characteristic help you to become a
successful student in your program of study?

DQ 2

What do you look forward to as you begin this educational
experience and your personal search for purpose? What is your greatest fear?
How can you overcome it? Write about one specific educational experience from
your past in which you addressed a fear and overcame it and how you succeeded
in this process.

 

 

 

 

GC NRS 430 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2

DQ 1

How does knowledge of the foundations and history of
nursing provide a context in which to understand current practice? Identify at
least three trends in nursing practice from the “Nursing Timeline of
Historical Events” media piece. How have these trends influenced your
perspective of nursing practice?

DQ 2

Describe the definition of nursing as put forward by the
American Nurses Association. How does it address the metaparadigm theories of
nursing?

 

 

GC NRS 430 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2

DQ 1

The media, and Hollywood in particular, represent one
avenue in which the general public becomes familiar with the role of nurses.
How does the media positively or negatively influence the public’s image of
nursing? What other avenues may better educate the general public on the role
and scope of nursing as well as the changing health care system?

DQ 2

What factors need to be considered when determining
whether or not identified actions are within the domain of nursing practice? Be
sure to cite current literature in your response.

 

 

 

GC NRS 430 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2

DQ 1

You have been asked to investigate a new procedure that
physicians would like nurses to adopt in the hospital. Discuss the process you
would apply to determine whether the procedure falls within the RN scope of
practice and how you would go about introducing the new procedure with
physicians and fellow nurses.

DQ 2

Outline the process for developing nursing standards of
practice, and identify the different entities that might be involved in
developing a standard of practice.

 

 

 

 

GC NRS 430 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2


DQ 1

Discuss how evidence-based practice is applied in your
practice setting and describe the desired patient outcome achieved through this
approach.

DQ 2

Explain the value that professional nursing organizations
have in networking and in the legislative process. Provide a rationale for your
response.

 

 

 


GC NRS 430 Week 1 Assignment

Collaborative Learning Community (CLC)

Introduction:

Group work can seem like a daunting task, particularly in
an asynchronous environment in which communication occurs primarily online or,
at a distance. Even if you are enrolled in a course that meets weekly,
conflicting schedules can make it difficult to arrange outside meetings with
your group members. However, with proper planning and clear communications,
teams can work effectively and efficiently with little or no face-to-face
contact.

Achieving good outcomes requires that individuals with
different strengths, weaknesses, and perspectives come together to arrive at
consensus. Several tools have been created to help your group get started, get
organized, and stay on task. With these tools and tips, you will find that
working as a team of educated professionals is not only more efficient but more
rewarding as well. This professional collaboration is after all, the nature
ofnursing. Nurses work with others to help others. Working in teams produces
the best outcome for patients and the nursing profession.

The first step in working effectively as a team is to
arrive at consensus. Before the real work begins, the entire group must agree
on fundamental aspects of the work to be done. Together, the group must decide:

· What the outcome or final product should look like?

· What the objective is and what method should be used to
achieve it?

· Who should be responsible for doing what tasks, given
their experience and talents?

· Whatapproach should be used when attempting to solve a
problem or conflict within the group?

Collectively, this process is called “group think.” It is
a way of approaching a task, taking into consideration the unique needs of each
group member and their contributions to the group work. Group think involves
challenging one another to think critically, to be accountable to one’s own
opinions and responsibilities, and to be actively engaged in professional
dialog.

The CLC exercises in this course are designed to give you
a better understanding of collaborative and interpersonal skills need to work
with others successfully.

Your grade for each CLC assignment is based partly on the
quality of the work submitted and partly on the demonstration of group dynamic
and “group think.”

How the CLC Works

· The instructor will assign students to teams during
Topic 1 in preparation for the CLC assignment that is due in Topic 3.

· Each team will be assigned a color code.

· Your team will use the CLC forum, located in the
Discussion Forum folder, to communicate with each other while working on the
assignment. Your team’s CLC forum can be identified by the color code that was
assigned to your team.

Tips to Get Started

1) Get to know your team members and their individual
skills (what they do well and what they prefer to do when working in groups).

2) Establish a “To Do”list for the group.

3) Establish expectations (how and when to communicate,
who will do what aspects of the project) and a timeline in which the group must
complete specific tasks.

4) Organize your work into sections, ensuring that all
items listed on the guidelines are accounted for.

5) Communicate with your group members often to ensure
your group is on track.

6) Assemble a rough draft of all documents required and
upload the file to the team discussion forum for all group members to review
and give comment.

7) Make corrections as necessary and assemble a final
draft.

8) The title page of your paper should list the names of
all group members.

9) Submit the completed assignment, with all required
sections, to your faculty member via the corresponding drop box.

NRS 430V CLC Group Project Agreement

Grading Criteria

CLC Course Information

Course Name/Section Number:
Instructor’s Name:
Start Date of the Course:

CLC Member Contact Information(Who is in our group?)

CLC Member Name Primary E-mail Address Secondary E-mail Address Other Contact Information

CLC Group Values(What do we need to do to ensure our
team’s success?)

What Each Team Member Agrees to Do Why This Is Important to the Team
Check into the CLC regularly to review progress on the
assignment.
Contribute ideas and feedback to the group from initial
discussions throughout project completion.
Communicate with all CLC members as soon as a problem
or issue arises.
Maintain respectful communications with all team
members.
Complete assigned tasks by the deadlines set by the CLC
members.
Take a leadership role in CLC assignments.
Make sure to cite and reference all sources of
information used in completing tasks.
Other:
Other:

Project Management Specifics(What needs to be undertaken
to complete the CLC project?)

CLC Group Member’s Name Task to be Completed by This Team Member
(This section will change for each CLC Project.)
Due Date for Completing the Task for the CLC to Review
Contributing one or more ideas for how the project
should be completed.
Outlining the CLC project.
Assigning tasks to CLC members.
Performing research on assigned topics and writing it
up for CLC members to review.
Making sure everyone meets their assigned deadlines for
tasks.
Proofreading and editing the paper.
Submitting the paper via the Assignments feature by the
due date deadline.
Other:
Other:

CLC Group Interaction Guidelines(How can we anticipate
and deal with group conflict when it arises?)

What Could Happen To Impede Our Teamwork? What We Will Do if This Happens?
A CLC member doesn’t provide project ideas or feedback
to other team members.
A CLC member doesn’t complete his/her task at all.
A CLC member completes his/her task, but turns it in
after the agreed-upon due date.
Other:
Other:

CLC Group Review Process(What makes a CLC effective?)

What did Our CLC Do Well This Time?
(This section will change for each CLC Project.)
What Can We Do to be a More Effective CLC Next Time?
(This section will change for each CLC Project.)

 

 

 

 

GC NRS 430 Week 2 Assignment

Details:

Write a formal paper of 750-1,000 words that addresses
the following:

1. Discuss the differences in competencies between nurses
prepared at the associate-degree level versus the baccalaureate-degree level.

2. Identify a patient care situation in which you describe
how nursing care or approaches to decision-making may differ based upon the
educational preparation of the nurse (BSN versus a diploma or ADN degree).

For additional help finding research on this topic, refer
to the Library tutorial located at in the Student Success Center.

Refer to the “American Association of Colleges of
Nursing (AACN) Fact Sheet: Creating a More Highly Qualified Nursing
Workforce” as a resource.

Refer to the assigned readings for concepts that help
support your main points.

Refer to “University College of Nursing
Philosophy.” This is an informational resource to assist in completing the
assignment.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found
in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is
not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the
rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria
and expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

University College of Nursing and Health
Care Professions Philosophy

In concert with the mission of the University, the
College of Nursing and Health Care Professions faculty affirms our belief in
educating nurses within a dedicated and supportive community of Christian nurse
scholars. The nursing programs prepare graduates to provide excellent, holistic
care while encouraging a passion for achievement, a lifelong curiosity for
knowledge, and pursuit of advanced professional degrees.

The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education
for Professional Nursing Practice
 guides the curriculum for the
baccalaureate program.The AACN’sThe Essentials of Master’s Education for
Advanced Nursing Practice, Advanced Nursing Practice: Curriculum Guidelines and
Program Standards for Nurse Practitioner Education
, NONPF and AACN Nursing
Practitioner Primary Care Competencies in Specialty Areas, NONPF Domains and
Competencies of Nurse Practitioner Practice,
 and NACNS Statement
on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and
incorporatesEducation provide
structure for the curriculum content of the master’s program. The College of
Nursing and Health Care Professions curriculum is designed to facilitate the
students’ abilities to creatively respond to continuously changing health care
systems throughout the world. Educational experiences are planned to meet the
needs of and to empower both students and clients. Professionalism, ethical
decisionmaking, accountability, critical thinking, and effective communication
are emphasized. This is achieved through the application of liberal arts
constructs, science, health and nursing theories, and the values of the Christian
faith within the scope of nursing knowledge and evidence-based practice.
Nursing practice promotes human dignity through compassionate caring for all
human beings, without consideration of their gender, age, color, creed,
lifestyle, cultural background, and other visible or invisible boundaries
between students, faculty, and clients.

The faculty of the College of Nursing and Health Care
Professions is accountable for the quality of the educational programs and for
the promotion of safe and effective nursing through teaching, service, and
collaboration with other professionals and consumers of care.The following
statements reflect the philosophical beliefs of the faculty in relation to the
concepts of health, environment, person, and nursing:

HEALTH

Health is the central focus of nursing. Health is a
dynamic aspect of being that incorporates physical, emotional, intellectual,
spiritual, and social dimensions.

ENVIRONMENT

All humans interact with the physical, emotional,
intellectual, spiritual, and social environments in which they work, play, and
live. The nursing role is to help provide healthy and safe environments so that
persons may live in optimal health.

PERSON

We believe that all people are accepted and loved
unconditionally as children of God. In the baccalaureate program, clients are
considered to be individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations.
In the master’s program, clients include in addition organizations/systems.
Human diversity is cherished. Spirituality is conceived as vertical and
horizontal relationships with God and humanity. These relationships give hope
and meaning to life now and in the future.

NURSING

Baccalaureate nursing practice incorporates the roles of
assessing, critical thinking, communicating, providing care, teaching, and
leading. The caring professional approach includes the values of autonomy,
altruism, human dignity, integrity, and social justice with unconditional
regard for all people. Nursing practice includes health promotion, disease
prevention, early detection of health deviations, prompt and adequate treatment
of the human response to acute and chronic illness, and compassionate care for
those experiencing death.

Master’s nursing practice expands upon baccalaureate
nursing concepts to include clinical practice knowledge,
coaching/mentoring/teaching, consulting/collaborating, advanced leadership, and
nursing education with a focus on research and quality assurance, critical
thinking, spirituality, diversity, caring, and life-long learning. The advanced
professional nursing role relies on best practices and evidence-based research
with a focus on evaluation of health, outcomes, and processes.

Nursing education is theory driven. Theories are derived
from the humanities, sciences, and Biblical concepts. Nursing knowledge,
theory, research, and health promotion are influenced by spiritual
perspectives, and ethical, legal, political, historical, and social influences.
The faculty values excellence in teaching with an individual focus on the
learner. Teaching includes a variety of methods, learning modalities, and
practice situations. Faculty provide opportunities for students to give
comprehensive care to diverse client populations, and the learning environment
is created and arranged to meet individual learning outcomes that are
consistent with the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions program
outcomes. The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions supports life-long
learning endeavors and fosters an appreciation of diversity among traditional
and nontraditional learners. Students are educated to provide, direct, and
evaluate client-centered care while focusing on the person as an integrated
whole.

 

 

 

GC NRS 430 Week 3 Assignment

Details:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC)
assignment.

Select a Nursing Conceptual Model from Topic 2, and
prepare a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation about the model. Include:

  1. A
    brief overview of the nursing conceptual model selected.
  2. Explanation
    of how the nursing conceptual model incorporates the four metaparadigm
    concepts.
  3. Explain
    at least three specific ways in which the nursing conceptual model could
    be used to improve nursing practice. Elaborate, explain, or defend each
    point mentioned.
  4. Provide
    current reliable sources to establish credibility for the presentation.

Requirements for PowerPoint are as follows:

  1. 10
    slides for content.
  2. 1
    slide for references.
  3. 1
    slide for the title, which includes: (a) title of the presentation, (b)
    names of the CLC group members, and (c) date
  4. Accompanying
    speaker notes elaborating on the information contained in each slide.
  5. One
    member of the CLC group will submit the presentation, speaker notes, and
    the completed “CLC Group Project Agreement” to the instructor.

While APA format is not required for the body of this
assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and
references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the
rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria
and expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to
Turnitin

 

 

 

GC NRS 430 Week 4 Assignment

Details:

Review the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: “The
Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” focusing on the
following sections: Transforming Practice, Transforming Education, and
Transforming Leadership.

Write a paper of 750-1,000 words about the impact on
nursing of the 2010 IOM report on the Future of Nursing. In your paper,
include:

  1. The
    impact of the IOM report on nursing education.
  2. The
    impact of the IOM report on nursing practice, particularly in primary
    care, and how you would change your practice to meet the goals of the IOM
    report.
  3. The
    impact of the IOM report on the nurse’s role as a leader.

Cite a minimum of three references.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found
in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is
not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the
rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria
and expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

 

 

GC NRS 430 Week 5 Assignment

Details:

Choose a professional nursing organization that relates
to the nursing profession or your clinical practice area. Assuming that you are
the chairperson of membership for the organization, create a full-page flyer
designed to recruit new members to the professional organization. In your
flyer, include:

  1. The
    function of the organization, as well as its mission and vision.
  2. Potential
    advantages of membership in the organization.
  3. Provide
    resource information for new members, including contact information,
    membership requirements, and organizational endorsements (i.e., what other
    members or other organizations are saying about the selected
    organization).
  4. Create
    a topic for an upcoming meeting that would appeal to your target audience.

While APA format is not required for the body of this
assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and
references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Students should review the
rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the criteria
and expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.