MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES

NURS 6221: MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES – Assignment 10 (Grading Rubic Attached and Sample Format APA template attached)

Assignment: Creating a Welcoming Workplace for the Older Worker

The nursing workforce is aging rapidly. In fact, Baby Boomers constitute the largest group of nurses currently practicing. This aging workforce poses two significant ramifications for nurse managers. First, due to the volatility and uncertainty in the world and national economy, many Baby Boomers have shifted their retirement plans and are staying in the workforce. This is requiring creative responses on the part of employers. Conversely, as these highly experienced and knowledgeable nurses do begin to exit the active workforce, experts anticipate a “brain drain” that will affect all levels of health care environments.

In this week’s Assignment, you critically assess your current organization or one with which you are familiar to determine why older workers may stay in or leave their positions. In addition, you suggest strategies that could help to retain and further engage this specific population of nurses.

To prepare

Review the article, “From Veterans to Nexters: Managing the Multi-Generational Nursing Workforce.” Reflect upon the key ideas: the challenges and implications of managing a multi-generational workforce, common generational differences, interventions for increasing generational motivation, and strategies for retaining the older nurse.

Reflect on your current organization or one with which you are familiar and determine the demographic breakdown of employees based on age. Then, consider how this specific work environment might present difficulties for older workers and think about factors that might cause these employees to leave your setting.

Use this week’s Learning Resources, as well as your own scholarly research, to identify strategies that could engage and retain this population of nurses.

To complete

Submit a 3- to 5-page paper in which you do the following:

Identify the demographic breakdown of employees in the organization. If you are unable to access exact demographical data, provide your best estimate for each of the following age ranges: 20–30, 30–40, 40–50, 50–60, and 60–70, and 70+.

Describe at least two ways the work environment is conducive to older workers and at least two difficulties it might present. Support your response by citing authentic examples from the workplace and this week’s Learning Resources as applicable.

Propose at least four specific strategies you could implement to engage and retain older workers.

Minimum number of references required is 5.

Required Readings

Beheri, W. H. (2009). Diversity within nursing: Effects on nurse-nurse interaction, job satisfaction, and turnover. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 33(3), 216–226.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Beheri’s article examines the effects of diversity in nursing. The study found that nurses who are satisfied with their jobs and have a higher level of education are more likely to tap into the potential offered by cultural diversity.

Collins-McNeil, J., Sharpe, D., & Benbow, D. (2012). Performance potential. Aging workforce: Retaining valuable nurses. Nursing Management, 43(3), 50–51.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Due to the increasing connectivity between patient safety and government-sponsored financial incentives, it is important for nurse managers to understand the specific language used by finance. This article examines the importance of this topic.

Harton, B. B., Marshburn, D., Kuykendall, J., Poston, C., & Mears, D. A. (2012). Self-scheduling: Help or hindrance? Nursing Management, 43(1), 10–12.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article discusses the possibility of allowing nurses to create their own schedules to boost retention.

Outten, M. K. (2012). From veterans to nexters: Managing a multigenerational nursing workforce. Nursing Management, 43(4), 42–47.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The author of this article addresses the need for effective management of a multigenerational workforce. Increased nurse turnover and interpersonal conflict are some of the consequences of overlooking this type of diversity.

Wisotzkey, S. (2011). Will they stay or will they go? Insight into nursing turnover. Nursing Management, 42(2), 15–17.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

In this article, the author focuses on creating a work environment that will decrease the effects of nurse turnover. The author states that organizational commitment has the most direct effect on these turnover rates.

Optional Resources

Manion, J. (2009). Managing the multi-generational nursing workforce: Managerial and policy implications (White Paper). Retrieved from International Centre for Human Resources in Nursing website: http://www.hrhresourcecenter.org/node/2377

Hatcher, B. J. (Ed.). (2006). Wisdom at work: The importance of the older and experienced nurse in the workplace (White Paper). Retrieved from National Academy on an Aging Society website: http://www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/links/wisdomatwork.pdf

Chambers, P. D. (2010). Tap the unique strengths of the millennial generation. Nursing, 40(2), 48–51. Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/nursing/Citation/2010/02000/Tap_the_unique_strengths_of_the_millennial.18

 

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Interdisciplinary Theory

Middle Range or Interdisciplinary Theory Evaluation

Assignment 2: Middle Range or Interdisciplinary Theory Evaluation

As addressed this week, middle range theories are frequently used as a framework for exploring nursing practice problems. In addition, theories from other sciences, such as sociology and environmental science, have relevance for nursing practice. For the next few weeks you will explore the use of interdisciplinary theories in nursing.

This Assignment asks you to evaluate two middle range or interdisciplinary theories and apply those theories to a clinical practice problem. You will also create a hypothesis based upon each theory for an evidence-based practice project to resolve a clinical problem.

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

To prepare:

  • Review strategies for evaluating theory presented by Fawcett and Garity in this week’s Learning Resources (see under list of Required Readings and attached pdf file)
  • Select a clinical practice problem that can be addressed through an evidence-based practice project. Note: You may continue to use the same practice problem you have been addressing in earlier Discussions and in Week 7 Assignment 1.
  • Consider the middle range theories presented this week, and determine if one of those theories could provide a framework for exploring your clinical practice problem. If one or two middle range theories seem appropriate, begin evaluating the theory from the context of your practice problem.
  • Formulate a preliminary clinical/practice research question that addresses your practice problem. If appropriate, you may use the same research question you formulated for Assignment #4.

Write a 10- to 12-page paper (including references) in APA format and a minimum of 8 references or more, using material presented in the list of required readings to consider interdisciplinary theories that may be appropriate for exploring your practice problem and research question (refer to the sample paper attached as “Assignment example”). Include the level one headings as numbered below:

1)       Introduction with a purpose statement (e.g. The purpose of this paper is…)

2)       Briefly describe your selected clinical practice problem.

3)       Summarize the two selected theories. Both may be middle range theories or interdisciplinary theories, or you may select one from each category.

4)       Evaluate both theories using the evaluation criteria provided in the Learning Resources.

5)       Determine which theory is most appropriate for addressing your clinical practice problem. Summarize why you selected the theory. Using the propositions of that theory, refine your clinical / practice research question.

6)       conclusion

MY PRACTICE PROBLEM IS AS FOLLOWED:

P: Patients suffering from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

I:  Who are involved in diabetic self-care programs

C: Compared to those who do not participate in self-care programs

O: Are more likely to achieve improved glycemic control

THE THEORIES USED FOR THIS MODEL ARE:

Dorothea Orem Self-Care Theory and The Self-Efficacity in nursing Theory by Lenz & Shortridge-Baggett, or the Health Promotion Model by Pender, Murdaugh & Parson (Pick 2)

Required Readings

McEwin, M., & Wills, E.M. (2014). Theoretical basis for nursing. (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

  • Chapter 10, “Introduction to Middle Range Nursing Theories”

Chapter 10 begins the exploration of middle range theories and discusses their development, refinement, and use in research.

  • Chapter 11, “Overview of Selected Middle Range Nursing Theories”

Chapter 11 continues the examination of middle range theories and provides an in-depth examination of a select set of theories

·         Chapter 15, “Theories from the Biomedical Sciences”

Chapter 15 highlights some of the most commonly used theories and principles from the biomedical sciences and illustrates how they are applied to studies conducted by nurses and in nursing practice.

·         Chapter 16, “Theories, Models, and Frameworks from Administration and Management”

Chapter 16 presents leadership and management theories utilized in advanced nursing practice.

·         Chapter 18, “Application of Theory in Nursing Practice”

Chapter 18 examines the relationship between theory and nursing practice. It discusses how evidence-based practice provides an opportunity to utilize research and theory to improve patient outcomes, health care, and nursing practice.

Gray, J.R., Grove, S.K., & Sutherland, S. (2017). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

  • Chapter 6, “Objectives, Questions, Variables, and Hypotheses”

Chapter 6 guides nurses through the process of identifying research objectives, developing research questions, and creating research hypotheses.

·         Review Chapter 2, “Evolution of Research in Building Evidence-Based Nursing Practice”

·         Chapter 19, “Evidence Synthesis and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice”

This section of Chapter 19 examines the implementation of the best research evidence to practice.

Fawcett, J., & Garity, J. (2009). Chapter 6: Evaluation of middle-range theories. Evaluating Research for Evidence-Based Nursing. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: F. A. Davis.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This book chapter evaluates the use and significance of middle-range theories in nursing research and clinical practice.

DeSanto-Madeya, S., & Fawcett, J. (2009). Toward Understanding and Measuring Adaptation Level in the Context of the Roy Adaptation Model. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22(4), 355–359.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article describes how the Roy Adaptation Model (RAM) is used to guide nursing practice, research, and education in many different countries.

Jacelon, C., Furman, E., Rea, A., Macdonald, B., & Donoghue, L. (2011). Creating a professional practice model for postacute care: Adapting the Chronic Care Model for long-term care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(3), 53–60.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article addresses the need to redesign health care delivery to better meet the needs of individuals with chronic illness and health problems.

Murrock, C. J., & Higgins, P. A. (2009). The theory of music, mood and movement to improve health outcomes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65 (10), 2249–2257. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05108.x

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article discusses the development of a middle-range nursing theory on the effects of music on physical activity and improved health outcomes.

Amella, E. J., & Aselage, M. B. (2010). An evolutionary analysis of mealtime difficulties in older adults with dementia. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(1/2), 33–41. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02969.x

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article presents findings from a meta-analysis of 48 research studies that examined mealtime difficulties in older adults with dementia.

Frazier, L., Wung, S., Sparks, E., & Eastwood, C. (2009). Cardiovascular nursing on human genomics: What do cardiovascular nurses need to know about congestive heart failure? Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 24(3), 80–85.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article discusses current genetics research on the main causes of heart failure.

Mahon, S. M. (2009). Cancer Genomics: Cancer genomics: Advocating for competent care for families. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(4), 373–3 76.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article advocates for nurses to stay abreast of the rapid changes in cancer prevention research and its application to clinical practice.

Mayer, K. H., Venkatesh, K. K. (2010). Antiretroviral therapy as HIV prevention: Status and prospects. American Journal of Public Health, 100(10), 1867–1 876. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.184796

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article provides an in-depth examination of potential HIV transmission prevention.

Pestka, E. L., Burbank, K. F., & Junglen, L. M. (2010). Improving nursing practice with genomics. Nursing Management, 41(3), 40–44. doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000369499.99852.c3

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article provides an overview of genomics and how nurses can apply it in practice.

Yao, L., & Algase, D. (2008). Emotional intervention strategies for dementia-related behavior: A theory synthesis. The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 40(2), 106–115.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

This article discusses a new model that was developed from empirical and theoretical evidence to examine intervention strategies for patients with dementia.

Fineout-Overholt, E., Williamson, K., Gallagher-Ford, L., Melnyk, B., & Stillwell, S. (2011). Following the evidence: Planning for sustainable change. The American Journal Of Nursing, 111(1), 54–60.

This article outlines the efforts made as a result of evidence-based practice to develop rapid response teams and reduce unplanned ICU admissions.

Kleinpell, R. (2010). Evidence-based review and discussion points. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(6), 530–531.

This report provides a review of an evidence-based study conducted on patients with aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage and analyzes the validity and quality of the research.

Koh, H. (2010). A 2020 vision for healthy people. The New England Journal Of Medicine, 362(18), 1653–1656.

This article identifies emerging public health priorities and helps to align health-promotion resources, strategies, and research.

Moore, Z. (2010). Bridging the theory-practice gap in pressure ulcer prevention. British Journal of Nursing, 19(15), S15–S18.

This article discusses the largely preventable problem of pressure ulcers and the importance of nurses being well-informed of current prevention strategies.

Musker, K. (2011). Nursing theory-based independent nursing practice: A personal experience of closing the theory-practice gap. Advances In Nursing Science, 34(1), 67–77.

This article discusses how personal and professional knowledge can be used in concert with health theories to positively influence nursing practice.

Roby, D., Kominski, G., & Pourat, N. (2008). Assessing the barriers to engaging challenging populations in disease management programs: The Medicaid experience. Disease Management & Health Outcomes, 16(6), 421–428.

This article explores the barriers associated with chronic illness care and other factors faced by disease management programs for Medicaid populations.

Sobczak, J. (2009). Managing high-acuity-depressed adults in primary care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 21(7), 362–370. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2009.00422.x

This article discusses a method found which positively impacts patient outcomes used with highly-acuity-depressed patients.

Thorne, S. (2009). The role of qualitative research within an evidence-based context: Can metasynthesis be the answer? International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(4), 569–575. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.05.001

The article explores the use of qualitative research methodology with the current evidence-based practice movement.

Optional Resources

McCurry, M., Revell, S., & Roy, S. (2010). Knowledge for the good of the individual and society: Linking philosophy, disciplinary goals, theory, and practice. Nursing Philosophy, 11(1), 42–52.

Calzone, K. A., Cashion, A., Feetham, S., Jenkins, J., Prows, C. A., Williams, J. K., & Wung, S. (2010). Nurses transforming health care using genetics and genomics. Nursing Outlook, 58(1), 26–35. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2009.05.001

McCurry, M., Revell, S., & Roy, S. (2010). Knowledge for the good of the individual and society: Linking philosophy, disciplinary goals, theory, and practice. Nursing Philosophy, 11(1), 42–52.

 

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Professional Opportunities

WK 1 NUR 800

NURS DNP: Professional Opportunities for Doctorally Prepared Nurses

Discussion: The Doctoral Degree and Professional Nursing Practice

Why did you decide to enroll in graduate school? What informed your decision to pursue your chosen degree? How will earning this degree influence your career?

This week, you consider the characteristics of various programs, including the DNP and the PhD. The focus of the DNP degree is on clinical practice, whereas the focus of the PhD is on research. In conjunction with other professional colleagues, DNP- and PhD-prepared nurses often collaborate to analyze critical issues and find appropriate ways to address them.

This first Discussion provides an opportunity for you to examine what it means to earn a doctorate and how your selected degree program relates to your professional goals.

To prepare:

Consider the reasons you have chosen to pursue an advanced degree. How do you anticipate that earning this degree will support your professional goals?

Reflect on the comments shared by the experts in this week’s media regarding the value of a DNP degree and the various roles available to DNP-prepared nurses, as well as the characteristics of the PhD program and opportunities for PhD-prepared nurses.

Based on the information presented this week, have you developed any new ideas or goals for your future? If so, what are they?

Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:( 1TO 2 PAGES )

What does it mean to be a nurse with a practice or research doctorate? What are the expectations associated with this degree? How might this be different for a nurse who holds a different degree?

How do these considerations relate to your motivation to pursue a doctoral degree right now?

References to follow

Required Readings

Zaccagnini, M. E., & White, K. W. (2014). The doctor of nursing practice essentials: A new model for advanced practice nursing (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. [Vital Source e-reader] (DNP STUDENT ONLY)

“Imagining the DNP Role” (pp. xvii–xxviii)

Houser, J. (2015). Nursing research: Reading, using, and creating evidence (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

[For PhD students ONLY]

Chapter 1, “The Importance of Research as Evidence in Nursing”

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/pdf/Essentials.pdf

[For DNP students ONLY]

“Introduction” (pp. 3–7)

Cleary, M., Hunt, G. E., & Jackson, D. (2011). Demystifying PhDs: A review of doctorate programs designed to fulfill the needs of the next generation of nursing professionals. Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession, 39(2), 273–280.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

[For PhD students ONLY]

Conn, V. S. (2014). Prepare to launch: Optimizing doctoral education to ensure career success. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(1), 3–5.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Conn, V. S., Zerwic, J., Rawl, S., Wyman, J. F., Larson, J. L., Anderson, C. M., Markis, N. E. (2014). Strategies for a successful PhD program: Words of wisdom from the WJNR editorial board. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(1), 6–30.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

[For PhD students ONLY]

Foster, R. L. (2012). Doctoral education and the future of nursing. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17(2), 77–78.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Sperhac, A. M., & Clinton, P. (2008). Doctorate of nursing practice: Blueprint for excellence. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 22(3), 146–151.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

[For DNP students ONLY]

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012g). Welcome to Walden [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Laureate Education (Producer). (2011b). Introduction: The doctor of nursing practice [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.

 

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Assessment organization

Assessment organization

  • Overview

    Write a 4–5-page impact report to senior leadership that identifies a nursing-related challenge, analyzes how it affects the organization from a nursing perspective, and details the new position.

    Each organization has a unique structure that impacts the behavior of the organization. In health care organizations, this impact is on the ability of the organization to deliver quality patient care. Nursing is an essential component of any health care organization, and nursing leaders must understand the role of nursing and nursing leadership within the total organization. Understanding basic organizational structure, mission, vision, philosophy, and values will better prepare nurse leaders to improve quality and patient outcomes.

    SHOW LESSBy successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

    • Competency 1: Identify nursing leadership priorities using a systems perspective.
      • Identify a nursing challenge and its impact from a nursing perspective.
      • Identify key leadership skills, knowledge, or abilities required for the position.
    • Competency 2: Apply systems theory and systems thinking to facilitate health care delivery and patient outcomes.
      • Explain how the nursing challenge creates a gap or conflict between the organization’s statements and practice.
      • Identify organizational factors that impact the situation using a SWOT analysis.
    • Competency 4: Evaluate how power relates to health care organizational structure, behavior, and leadership.
      • Assess how the new nurse leader position will have power and influence and impact patient outcomes.
    • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
      • Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
      • Correctly format citations and references using current APA style.

    Competency Map

    CHECK YOUR PROGRESSUse this online tool to track your performance and progress through your course.

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    Context

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    Questions to Consider

    To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the heath care community.

    • What is the relationship between an organization’s structure, mission, vision, philosophy, values, and policies and procedures?
    • What strategies does your health care organization (or one that you are familiar with) use when making changes within the organization?
    • How do you see nurse leaders participating in the process of organizational change?
    • How are changes made in organizational structure, and when are they typically made?
    • How do transformational and transparent nursing leadership fit in the organization’s power structure?
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    Resources

    Required Resources

    The following resources are required to complete the assessment.

    Capella Resources

    Click the link provided to view the following resource:

    • SWOT Analysis Template.
    • APA Paper Template.
    • APA Paper Tutorial.

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  • Assessment Instructions

    Preparation

    Use the Suggested Resources for this assessment to study systems theory, SWOT analysis, and shared governance teams, as background for an Impact Report to Senior Leadership. The report includes a SWOT analysis. The SWOT Analysis Template is linked in Required Resources.

    • Study a facility in your area and examine its Web site and any available public documents to aid you in completing this assessment. You may wish to examine an organization where you work, where you have worked in the past, or where you did your clinical work.
      • Do not name the organization in your report; instead, identify the type of facility and location. Example: A rehabilitation center in a mid-size Midwestern city.

    Use the following scenario as the basis for your report:

    Scenario

    The unit-based Shared Governance Council of the organization where you work has identified a major nursing-related challenge (patient/staff safety, confidentiality, management/staff conflict, poor patient satisfaction survey scores, or nursing staff shortages) within your health care organization.

    In an unusual move, your system administrator is considering creating a new nurse leadership position that would have the responsibility and authority to address this specific issue. As a member of the shared governance council’s subcommittee, you have been asked to write the committee’s final report.

    Deliverable: Impact Report to Senior Leadership

    Write a 4–5-page Impact Report to senior leadership that identifies the challenge, analyzes how it affects the organization from a nursing perspective, and details the new position.

    • Use systems thinking and leadership theory as tools to approach this problem.

    Construct the report with the following headings:

    The Nursing Challenge:

    • Identify the nursing challenge and its impact from a nursing perspective. Choose from:
      • Patient/staff safety, confidentiality, management/staff conflict, poor patient satisfaction survey scores, or nursing staff shortages.

    The System/Organization:

    • Explain how the nursing challenge creates a gap or conflict between the organization’s statements and practice.
      • Identify the organization type, that is, specialty hospital, teaching hospital, major health care system, et cetera, and summarize the organizational structure, its mission, vision, and philosophy statements.
      • Use systems theory and systems thinking to explain the gap or conflict.

    SWOT Analysis:

    Use the SWOT Analysis Template linked in Required Resources and include the SWOT analysis table in your paper.

    • Identify organizational factors that impact the situation using a SWOT analysis.
      • For example, a budget cut may cause short staffing, which relates directly to the problem.
      • What factors within the system may facilitate a solution for this problem?

    The Position:

    • Assess how the new nurse leader position will have power and influence and impact patient outcomes.
      • How will this position affect change within the organization?
    • Identify key leadership skills, knowledge, or abilities required for the position.

    Additional Requirements

    • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
    • APA formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
    • Length: The report should be 4–5 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate reference page.
    • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced.
    • Number of resources: Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed resources
 

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effective academic writing

(essay) benefits of effective academic writing

An essay draft of at least 900 words about the importance of developing good writing skills. Your draft should include the following:

  1. an introduction
  2. at least three body paragraphs supporting your thesis statement
  3. a conclusion
  4. APA formatted reference list
  5. the benefits of academic writing
 

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Translating Evidence

Translating Evidence Into Practice

In a 4- to 5-page paper: APA style- 5 references total with 2 of them studies about PICOT que and some of the references should be course reading assignments

PICOT question

In the ischemic stroke patient, what are the barriers to the administration of thrombolytic therapy within 3 hours of presentation to the emergency department?

Course book – Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

  • Restate your PICOT question and its significance to nursing practice.
  • Summarize the findings from the articles you selected for your literature review. Describe at least one nursing practice that is supported by the evidence in the articles. Justify your response with specific references to at least 2 of the articles.
  • Explain how the evidence-based practice that you identified contributes to better outcomes. In addition, identify potential negative outcomes that could result from failing to use the evidence-based practice.
  • Outline the strategy for disseminating the evidence-based practice that you identified throughout your practice setting. Explain how you would communicate the importance of the practice to your colleagues. Describe how you would move from disseminating the information to implementing the evidence-based practice within your organization. How would you address concerns and opposition to the change in practice?

Introduction to topic

Restate your PICOT question with an explanation of why this topic is important to nursing practice.

Briefly summarize the findings from your literature

Discuss how you would go about disseminating this information in your practice setting.

Write a one paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.

 

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Advanced registered nursing graduates are entering the profession at dynamic time when roles and scope of practice are shifting based on developments in legislation and policy in response to the evolving needs of the health care system. Professional nursing organizations play an important role in making sure the perspectives of advanced registered nurses are heard, and in supporting nurse specialties in their efforts to expand their scope of practice and their full participation throughout the health care system.

For this assignment, you will conduct research on the current scope of practice for your specialty and efforts that are being made to expand that scope and the role of the advanced nurse in positively influencing the health care system. Write a 1,250-1,500-word paper that includes the following:

  1. A discussion of the scope of your future role as an advanced registered nurse, including any regulatory, certification, or accreditation agencies that define that scope.
  2. A discussion of three professional nursing organizations that you think are most influential in advancing the scope and influence of advanced nursing. Of these organizations, evaluate the one that you would most like to join. How do its goals and mission fit in with your worldview and philosophy of care? How might membership in this organization improve your practice?
  3. A discussion of a controversial or evolving issue that is most likely to affect your scope of practice or role in the next few years. How do you think this issue could influence the profession and other stakeholders, and why does it matters to the advanced registered nurse?

You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

 

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Social media

Social media plays a significant role in the lives of nurses in both their professional and personal lives. Additionally, social media is now considered a mainstream part of the process for recruiting

Social media plays a significant role in the lives of nurses in both their professional and personal lives. Additionally, social media is now considered a mainstream part of the process for recruiting and hiring candidates. Inappropriate or unethical conduct on social media can create legal problems for nurses as well as the field of nursing.

Login to all social media sites in which you engage. Review your profile, pictures and posts. Based on the professional standards of nursing, identify items that would be considered unprofessional and potentially detrimental to your career and that negatively impact the reputation of the nursing field.

In 500-750 words, summarize the findings of your review. Include the following:

  1. Describe the posts or conversations in which you have engaged that might be considered inappropriate based on the professional standards of nursing.
  2. Discuss why nurses have a responsibility to uphold a standard of conduct consistent with the standards governing the profession of nursing at work and in their personal lives. Include discussion of how personal conduct can violate HIPAA or be considered unethical or unprofessional. Provide an example of each to support your answer.
  3. Based on the analysis of your social media, discuss what areas of your social media activity reflect Christian values as they relate to respecting human value and dignity for all individuals. Describe areas of your social media activity that could be improved.

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. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

 

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Discussions 1&2

Discussions 1&2

Discussion Prompt 1

COLLAPSE

What does professional commitment mean to you? Give an example.

Discussion Prompt 2

COLLAPSE

Do you believe that nurses as lobbyists are essential to the growth of nursing as a profession? Why or why not?

 

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