NURS 421 Health Care Cost & Nursing Leadership

NURS 421 Discussion Post Instructions: Health Care Cost & Nursing Leadership OVERVIEW: Read Chapter 15 of your textbook “Demands for patient safety, reimbursement changes with healthcare reform, technological advances, and the changing roles of healthcare providers require that budgets be constructed as accurately as possible and for nurse managers to understand financial applications,” (Dunham-Taylor & Pinczuk, 2015). BOOK NAME: Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing Format Do not use quotations in this discussion. Paraphrase your sources. DIRECTIONS: Research one factor contributing to rising health care costs. 1. Why is this particular factor driving up the cost of health care? 2. How will you, as a nursing leader, have the ability to impact the cost of health care delivery? Be concise and specific in your response and ensure that your answers show analysis and synthesis of information as well as critical thinking that relates to this weeks discussion topic. Support with 2 scholarly peer reviewed journal articles. References must be PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS, LESS than 5 YEARS OLD, and from the UNITED STATES. (Your text book may be used as a source but does NOT count toward the 2 required references). Your discussion post should be no less than 250 words and no more than 300-words. References do not count in the word count but citations do. APA formatting applies and includes the following A) In text citations in APA format B) Reference list in APA format (include doi) GRADING CRITERIA: Initiative: 1. Identifies a factor contributing to the rising cost of healthcare. 2. Explains why this is a factor. 3. Discusses how nursing leaders can impact the cost of health care delivery. 4. Supports responses from the nursing literature, using at least 2 recent peer reviewed journals. 5. Comments were responsive to the discussion item posted. Expression of Ideas; APA Style: 1. Elaborated on ideas of others including instructor and classmates by sharing additional examples and adding further explanation; 2. Discussion was expressed in a clear and respectful manner. 3. APA style adhered to; No spelling or grammar errors; is within word limits.