N490 full course

Module 1 discussion

You are responsible for minimally at least 3 posts for each question in your discussion boards; your initial post and reply to two of your classmates. Your initial post(s) should be your response to the questions posed in the Discussion Question. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing. The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic. It is all right to disagree with something posted by another, however your responses should always be thoughtful and respectful and reflect your opinions professionally.

Discussion Question:

Discuss how nurses can manage or reduce role stress and role strain. What happens when role stress or strain becomes too overwhelming? What happens to patient care?

Your initial posting should be 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be 200 words in length. To properly “thread” your discussion posting, please click on REPLY.

When you are ready for the discussion, do the following:

1. Click on the discussion link above.

2. Start your answer with the title of your answer and a body following the guidance above.

3. To properly “thread” your discussion please click on Reply.

4. After posting your contribution, you must read what others have posted, reply to at least two of those posts, and respond (when appropriate) to those you have responded to you.

 

Module 2 discussion

Start by reading and following these instructions:

You are responsible for minimally at least 3 posts for each question in your discussion boards; your initial post and reply to two of your classmates. Your initial post(s) should be your response to the questions posed in the discussion question. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing.The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic. It is all right to disagree with something posted by another, however your responses should always be thoughtful and respectful and reflect your opinions professionally.

Discussion Question:

Locate an article that discusses an ethical issue in nursing. Provide a summary of the article. Did the article provide a solution to the ethical issue? If so, discuss the resolution and state if you are in agreement with the resolution. If not, include your own resolution. Are there any legal issues for the nurse to consider?

Your initial posting should be 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be 200 words in length. To properly “thread” your discussion posting, please click on REPLY.

When you are ready for the discussion, do the following:

1. Click on the discussion link above.

2. Start your answer with the title of your answer and a body following the guidance above.

3. To properly “thread” your discussion please click on Reply.

4. After posting your contribution, you must read what others have posted, reply to at least two of those posts, and respond (when appropriate) to those you have responded to you.

 

 

Module 3 discussion

Start by reading and following these instructions:

You are responsible for minimally at least 3 posts for each question in your discussion boards; your initial post and reply to two of your classmates. Your initial post(s) should be your response to the questions posed in the discussion question. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing. The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic. It is all right to disagree with something posted by another; however, your responses should always be thoughtful and respectful and reflect your opinions professionally.

Discussion Question:

Discuss the difference between a leader and a manager. Can a person be an effective leader and manager at the same time? You are building the perfect manager for your department, explain what characteristics you want and why?

Your initial posting should be 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be 200 words in length. To properly “thread” your discussion posting, please click on REPLY.

When you are ready for the discussion, do the following:

1. Click on the discussion link above.

2. Start your answer with the title of your answer and a body following the guidance above.

3. To properly “thread” your discussion please click on Reply.

4. After posting your contribution, you must read what others have posted, reply to at least two of those posts, and respond (when appropriate) to those you have responded to you.

 

 

Module 4 discussion

Start by reading and following these instructions:

You are responsible for minimally at least 3 posts for each question in your discussion boards; your initial post and reply to two of your classmates. Your initial post(s) should be your response to the questions posed in the discussion question. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing. The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic. It is all right to disagree with something posted by another; however, your responses should always be thoughtful and respectful and reflect your opinions professionally.

Discussion Question:

Review the most current Patient Safety Goals (http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/npsgs.aspx). Find a research article that discusses one of the goals. Summarize the article and explain how your day to day practice has changed since the implementation of this goal. Has the change had an effect? Explain.

Your initial posting should be 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be 200 words in length. To properly “thread” your discussion posting, please click on REPLY.

When you are ready for the discussion, do the following:

1. Click on the discussion link above.

2. Start your answer with the title of your answer and a body following the guidance above.

3. To properly “thread” your discussion please click on Reply.

4. After posting your contribution, you must read what others have posted, reply to at least two of those posts, and respond (when appropriate) to those you have responded to you.

 

 

 

Module 5 discussion

Start by reading and following these instructions:

You are responsible for minimally at least 3 posts for each question in your discussion boards; your initial post and reply to two of your classmates. Your initial post(s) should be your response to the questions posed in the discussion question. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing. The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic. It is all right to disagree with something posted by another; however, your responses should always be thoughtful and respectful and reflect your opinions professionally.

Discussion Question:

Locate an article that discusses the importance of collaboration within the healthcare team. Summarize the article and then discuss how collaboration within a multidisciplinary or interprofessional team has helped you grow as a nurse and helped your patients.

Your initial posting should be 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be 200 words in length. To properly “thread” your discussion posting, please click on REPLY.

When you are ready for the discussion, do the following:

1. Click on the discussion link above.

2. Start your answer with the title of your answer and a body following the guidance above.

3. To properly “thread” your discussion please click on Reply.

4. After posting your contribution, you must read what others have posted, reply to at least two of those posts, and respond (when appropriate) to those you have responded to you.

 

 

 

 

 

Module 6 discussion

Start by reading and following these instructions:

You are responsible for minimally at least 3 posts for each question in your discussion boards; your initial post and reply to two of your classmates. Your initial post(s) should be your response to the questions posed in the discussion question. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing. The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic. It is all right to disagree with something posted by another; however, your responses should always be thoughtful and respectful and reflect your opinions professionally.

Discussion Question:

Do you feel that in the past five years there has been a shift in the prevention of disease? Find an article to discuss this change. Discuss the article. Based on the article and your research which prevention (primary, secondary, or tertiary) should nurses and insurance companies be spending their time and money? Explain and give reasons. Please relate this to one health condition or disease (obesity, diabetes or heart disease, for example.)

Your initial posting should be 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be 200 words in length. To properly “thread” your discussion posting, please click on REPLY.

When you are ready for the discussion, do the following:

1. Click on the discussion link above.

2. Start your answer with the title of your answer and a body following the guidance above.

3. To properly “thread” your discussion please click on Reply.

4. After posting your contribution, you must read what others have posted, reply to at least two of those posts, and respond (when appropriate) to those you have responded to you.

 

 

 

 

Module 7 discussion

Start by reading and following these instructions:

You are responsible for minimally at least 3 posts for each question in your discussion boards; your initial post and reply to two of your classmates. Your initial post(s) should be your response to the questions posed in the discussion question. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing.The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic. It is all right to disagree with something posted by another; however, your responses should always be thoughtful and respectful and reflect your opinions professionally.

Discussion Question:

Research Ebola on the WHO (World Health Organization) and CDC websites. Is the information the same or different? With the Ebola scare in the United States in 2014, how has your perception of world diseases changed? Do you feel nurses should be trained on other global health concerns that are present in other countries? Explain why or why not.

Your initial posting should be 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be 200 words in length. To properly “thread” your discussion posting, please click on REPLY.

When you are ready for the discussion, do the following:

1. Click on the discussion link above.

2. Start your answer with the title of your answer and a body following the guidance above.

3. To properly “thread” your discussion please click on Reply.

4. After posting your contribution, you must read what others have posted, reply to at least two of those posts, and respond (when appropriate) to those you have responded to you.

 

 

 

 

 

Module 8 discussion

Start by reading and following these instructions:

You are responsible for minimally at least 3 posts for each question in your discussion boards; your initial post and reply to two of your classmates. Your initial post(s) should be your response to the questions posed in the discussion question. You should research your answer and cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate, and always use quality writing. The discussion board is never a place to use text language or emoticons. You will also be asked to respond to your classmates. This is designed to enhance the academic discussion around the topic. It is all right to disagree with something posted by another, however your responses should always be thoughtful and respectful and reflect your opinions professionally.

Discussion Question:

Research two advanced degrees that you would be interested in if time and money was not a factor. What are the education requirements (how long, on-line or on campus, clinical hours, dissertation, etc.)? What is the average salary? What is the average number of graduates from these programs and the ten year outlook? After completing the research explain why you are or are not interested in pursuing one of these degrees.

Your initial posting should be 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook. Please reply to at least two classmates. Replies to classmates should be 200 words in length. To properly “thread” your discussion posting, please click on REPLY.

When you are ready for the discussion, do the following:

1. Click on the discussion link above.

2. Start your answer with the title of your answer and a body following the guidance above.

3. To properly “thread” your discussion please click on Reply.

4. After posting your contribution, you must read what others have posted, reply to at least two of those posts, and respond (when appropriate) to those you have responded to you.

 

 

 

 

 

Module 1 assignment

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully

3. Consider the course discussions so far and any insights gained from it

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources if needed, use APA style as required, and check your spelling.

Assignment:

Please create a Power Point presentation to address all 3 sections below. All sections will go into ONE PPT.

Part 1. Go to the ProQuest Library and search ‘RN to BSN – advice on returning to school’ to find the article by Leonard (2003). After reading this article explain how this article relates to how you are currently feeling about returning to school. Do you share the same concerns?

Part 2. Explore the Role Transition Models found in the text. Explain each model and discuss where you are currently at based on the models. Do you fall into one model or are you in between both models?

Part 3. Research a professional nursing organization and provide

The name of the organization and why you choose them

What resources they provide to member

Cost of membership and how many members

Current issues the organization is working on

Why are Professional Organizations important to nursing as a profession?

Power Point should include at least 3 outside references (one being the article from assignment #1) and the textbook. It should include title and reference slides and be 12-20 slides.

 

 

 

Module 2 assignment

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussion and any insights you gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment: Two-part APA paper…

Part 1. This section should include at least 1 outside reference and your textbook and should be at least 1 ½ pages long. Locate an article that discusses a bioethics issue. First, provide a summary of the article and the bioethics issue being presented. Next, discuss what ethical actions the nurse should take in relation to the issue being presented. Also, discuss possible legal issues that the nurse should be aware of.

Part 2. Your response to this case study should be at least 2 pages and include 2 outside references and your textbook. Analyze the following case study and then answer the following questions:

You are working on the Operating Room and the trauma alert goes off. You respond to the ER to provide support. Once in the ER, you receive report that an 89 year old male is coming in with a self-inflicted GSW (Gun Shot Wound) to the head. You listen to the radio traffic between the ER and ambulance to get an idea what kind of surgery you need to set up for and what will be needed as far as lines and fluid. Here is the report:

HR: 121

B/P: 60/45

Saturation: 93%

Patient is intubated and non-responsive. Right pupil is fixed and dilated. Paramedic also states there is a large extended family headed to the ER. The patient lost his wife of 60 years 1 week ago and left a note stating that he is too heartbroken to go on. The patient and family arrive. The neurosurgeon discusses that their father’s potential outcome, even with surgery, is not good. The family still insists that the neurosurgeon complete the surgery.

1. What are the ethical and legal issues in this case study. Be specific and support your response with references

Once you have the patient in the room and you are prepped and ready for surgery, the phone rings. You receive word that the patient signed DNR orders two days ago.

2. As the OR nurse what are your legal and ethical issues now? Was the patient of sound mind when he signed this order? Do you honor the DNR or the family’s wishes? Explain and support your response.

Please submit one paper which includes both assignments.

 

Module 3 assignment

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment:

Please create a Two-Part PowerPoint to answer the following…

Part 1. Go to the Healthy People 2020 website: http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/default

Pick 2 goals from the Healthy People website that you feel affect your community and why? Find local or state data to show where your community is currently at with these goals. As a nurse, what can you do to help the community move towards this goal? (6-8 slides)

Part 2. Patient teaching is one of the most important jobs the nurse has. How do you discover what the patient’s learning style is?

Discuss the different learning styles of your patients in relation to the following questions:

What tools or resources do you utilize when teaching patients?

How do you evaluate if your teaching was effective?

Do you teach or use different resources for different generations?

How do you include family members in your teaching that have different learning styles?

What additional resources could you incorporate into your teaching

This is one Power Point with two parts and should include at least 4 outside references and the textbook. It should include title and reference slides and be a total of 14-20 slides.

 

Module 4 assignment

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment: This assignment has two parts

Part 1. EBP Research

Locate two research articles on the topic of your choice, but each article needs to use a different research method (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods). First, summarize both articles. Then answer the following questions…

Which type of research article did you find easier to understand? Explain

If you had to complete a research project which style would you choose and why?

This section should include 2 outside references and your book. This section should be at least 2 pages.

Part 2. Political Letter

Identify a current state or national healthcare or nursing issues that impact nurses or healthcare. Possible websites to locate an issue would be…

State Nursing Association

American Nursing Association

Specialized Professional Organizations

Once you have found your issue, write a letter to your governor, senator, or congress person. Your letter should be one page, in a block format and addresses should be included. Your first paragraph should state the issue. The second paragraph should state how the issue affects you personally as a nurse (avoid medical jargon). The third paragraph should state how the issue affects the community. Your fourth and final paragraph should restate the importance of the issue and thank the individual for their time and attention to the issue.

Your references for the letter should not be cited in your letter, but should be included on a separate reference page.

 

Module 5 assignment

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment:

Create a Power Point Presentation to discuss the following:

You have been asked to implement a new computer charting system within your hospital. The staff at the hospital has been using paper charting and the staff’s age range is from 20 to 72. You will need to address the following:

Who would you want on your team to help you as you implement this change and why? (interdisciplinary team)

What should you consider when communicating this change to staff? How should the change be communicated to staff? (in-service, shift meeting)

How are you going to implement the change, handle resistance, and be the change agent?

What issues do you need to address about the use of technology within the hospital? (security, website surfing, documentation)

What type of technology would you like to see (tablets, laptops, PC’s) why?

How do you address the concerns of your staff who do not have a computer and are scared of them?

Power Point should include at least 3 outside references and the textbook. It should include title and reference slides and be 14-20 slides.

 

 

 

Module 6 assignment

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment:

Pick a cultural group (different from yours) that you commonly care for at work. Research the answers to the following…

Health beliefs and practices

Family patterns

Communication style

Space orientation

Time orientation

Nutritional Patterns

Pain Responses

Childbirth and perinatal care

Death and Dying

Spirituality, religion, and faith (include holy days)

Prayer and meditation

What knowledge did you gain about this group that you were not aware of? How will this knowledge change the way you care for this cultural group?

This paper should include 2 outside references and your book. This paper should be at least 4 pages (this does not include the title page and reference page).

 

 

Module 7 assignment

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment: This assignment is an APA paper between 750 and 1250 words in length and contain all four scholarly sources provided plus the textbook and one more scholarly source of your choice. Read the following 4 articles:

(from the ProQuest Library)

1. Security InfoWatch. (2013). Responding to active shooters in hospitals. SecurityInfoWatch.Com. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1434488744?accountid=34574. Click Here for Article

2. Balingit, M. (2012, March 9). Hospital shootings shock Oakland 2 dead, 7 injured at Western Psych; Police kill gunman in exchange of fire. Pittsburgh Post – Gazette. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/926869011?accountid=34574

3. Hospital Employee Health. (2013). Most hospital shootings are not preventable. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1282083457?accountid=34574

(from the World wide web)

4. The Joint Commission. (2014, July). Preparing for active shooter situations. Quick Safety. Retrieved from https://www.jointcommission.org/issues/article.aspx?Article=h1wY0qOAjXjKMD9Np15aXCoh6JDFt4iaFxb%2f%2fTKfNWE%3d Click here for article

Part 1: Active Shooters

First: Compare and discuss the information in the 4 articles above (any similarities, differences, surprises).

Next: Answer these questions on your personal experience:

Has your workplace prepared for an active shooter? What is the protocol? What preparations has your hospital taken?

What is your responsibility as a nurse caring for patients?

Part 2. Bullying

Bullying in the nursing workforce has become an increasing topic of concern. Research this topic.

Describe reasons why bullying is a problem in nursing.

Provide suggestions for a new nurse who is being bullied by coworkers.

What is your responsibility if you see a fellow nurse being bullied?

 

Module 8 assignment

Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment: Both parts below into one APA paper

Part 1: Continuing Education (Part 1 should be at least 1 ½ pages and include 2 outside references plus the textbook.)

Continuing education units are required for renewal of license (in some states) and for recertification. Continuing education opens doors to job opportunities. Answer the questions:

Why is advancing your degree and knowledge important for nursing as a profession? Explain and give several reasons.

How would you respond to a nurse that states: “I only want to live and work in a state that does not require continue education credits and I never want to advance my degree?” Explain in detail what you would say and why.

Part 2: Future of Nursing (Part 2 should be at least 2 pages and include 2 outside references and the textbook.)

Review the author’s vision in the textbook (Chapter 25), of the future of nursing and complete your own research to include the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report.

Do you agree with the authors or do you have a different vision of nursing? Explain and provide examples as to why you do agree or do not agree.

 

Module 8 assignment

Reflection Artifact

Please consider how you have met the course objectives over the last eight weeks. Then write a minimum of 1000 words describing how this course has helped you achieve these outcomes. Finally, chose one assignment that you feel best represents your learning in the course. Take a few minutes to revise it, according to comments from your professor. These can be submitted as two files.

Finally, submit the assignments into the drop-box and save a copy of it in a folder on your personal computer.