devry nr447 full course ( discussion + assignment ) latest 2016 july

| September 10, 2018

devry nr447 week 1 discussion latest
2016 july
The
Affordable Care Act (graded)
Healthcare reform is a term that is ever present in our practice
settings and will not disappear any time soon.

Share
with the class implementation of the Affordable Care Act in your
organization. (If you are not working as a nurse, think about what was
happening when you were a prelicensure student).
How
did your fellow healthcare workers react to implementation of the ACA?
How
were citizens in your community impacted?

devry nr447 week 2 discussion latest
2016 july

AACN
Essentials Self-Assessment and Patient-Centered Care (graded)
Locate and complete the Self-Assessment of the AACN Essentials
located in Doc Sharing (Week 2). Follow the directions on the form. Note your
total score. Next, review the article cited below:
Kramer, M., Schmalenberg, C., Maguire, P., Brewer, B., Burke, R.,
Chmielewski, L., … Meeks-Sjostrom, D. (2009). Walk the talk: Promoting control of
nursing practice and a patient-centered culture. Critical Care Nurse,
29(3), 77–93. Click to link.

Answer the following:
1. If you
are willing, please share your total score on the AACN Essentials
Self-Assessment
2. Candidly
identify and share with your classmates areas where knowledge, skills or
abilities (KSAs) are lacking?
3. Describe
the relationship between the Essentials and your new-found knowledge about
Patient Centered Care. Are there opportunities for your improvement?

devry nr447 week 3 discussion latest 2016 july
Conflict and Collaboration (graded)
Please watch the video and listen to the dialogue before
posting.
Second Life Video
Transcript
At times the needs of our families conflict with our work
responsibilities. Could this possibly be the underlying issue here?
1. Explain
the conflict resolution skills displayed by the leader in the scenario. On a
scale of 1-10, how would you rate those of the leader.
2. How might
earlier collaboration have been beneficial?
3. Some
organizations utilize non Registered Nurses in the Case Manager role. What
additional skills, knowledge and attributes would the BSN-prepared Registered
Nurse bring to case management in this scenario?

devry nr447 week 4 discussion latest 2016 july

Transformational
Nursing Leaders (graded)
Review Appendix A, Sections I–V in Finkelman (2012, pp. 510–515).

Select one of
the sections and share how your chief nurse executive demonstrates
expertise in these competencies. Your comments should be about the
“highest nursing leader” in your organization. Typically this is the
leader who represents nurses and nursing to the governing board.
In
your own words, explain the differences between a transactional nursing
leader and a transformational nursing leader. What one is more like your
Nurse Executive?
Describe
how the Nurse Executive “leads the charge” for transformational leadership
in an organization where you work or have done prelicensure clinical
experiences.

devry nr447 week 5 discussion latest 2016 july
Patient Outcomes (graded)
Review the story at the link below before
posting to the discussion:
Rau, J. (2015). Half of nation’s hospitals
fail again to escape Medicare’s readmission penalties. Kaiser Health News.
Retrieved from
After you have finished, consider how you would
respond to the following situation:
Your local hospital has received notice from
CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) regarding their readmission rates.
1. As a
BSN prepared nurse, you have been asked to serve as a consultant to suggest a
new Quality (Performance) Improvement process for ONEof the
areas of deficiency. Write some brief steps (suggestions) for improvement as
you contemplate accepting the consulting opportunity.
2. Share
practice improvements utilized from your own clinical nursing experiences that
have led to enhanced patient outcomes.

devry nr447 week 6 discussion latest 2016 july
Civility in the Workplace (graded)
Complete the Clark Workplace Civility Index located in Doc
Sharing.
After you are finished, read the assigned article:
Lachman, V. D. (2015). Ethical issues in the disruptive
behaviors of incivility, bullying, and horizontal/lateral violence. Urologic
Nursing, 35(1), 39-42. Click HERE to link.
Next watch the video by clicking on the link below.
Video
Transcript
Reflect on what you observed in the video as you answer the
following:
Based on what you observed, what leadership skills should you,
as Masaya’s preceptor, model for your fellow coworkers to promote his
acceptance into the work-group or team.
Does incivility seem to be an issue in the scenario?
Describe any common themes you discovered among the article, the
video and the Civility Index
Share how you may improve your score on the index based on what
you have read.

devry nr447 week 7 discussion latest 2016 july

Our Future Leaders (graded)
In Huston’s (2010) brief, but impressive article (required
reading this week), the author outlines several leadership competencies that
EVERY nurse leader will need for 2020. That year is not too far in the future,
is it?

Select one of the eight leadership competencies Huston
described and relate it to your own leadership of nurses and nursing. This
should promote a robust discussion as we come from different clinical and
nonclinical perspectives.

Discuss how the BSN-prepared nurse can assist a nurse leader
in the budgeting process by contributing data readily available to the staff
nurse.

Huston, C. (2010). What skills will the nurse leaders of
2020 need? (2010). Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 16(6), 14–15. Click HERE
to link.

devry nr447 week 8 discussion latest 2016 july

Closing
the Loop (graded)
Complete the Week 8 AACN Essentials Self-Assessment located in Doc
Sharing.

Compare
your scores from Week 2 to Week 8.
Describe
how far have you come and how much further do you wish to go in improving
your competencies during the next two years of practice.

Next, review the Course Outcomes as listed in the Syllabus. Select
one of the course outcomes and share with your classmates how you feel you have
achieved the outcome and how you will utilize the essentials and course
outcomes in your practice setting.

devry nr447 week 3 assignment
Conflict Resolution
Paper:
Guidelines
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to learn how to identify
and effectively manage conflicts that arise in care delivery settings resulting
in better management of patient care, including appropriate delegation. You will gain insight into conflict
management strategies and develop a plan to collaborate with a potential nurse
leader about the conflict and its impact in a practice setting.
Course Outcomes
Completion of this assignment enables the student to meet
the following course outcomes.
CO 1: Apply leadership concepts,
skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care,
healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care
delivery in a variety of settings. (PO 2)
CO3: Participate in the
development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enablesystems
to change. (PO 7)
CO 6: Develop a personal
awareness of complex organizational systems, and integrate values and beliefs
withorganizational mission. (PO 7)
CO 7: Apply leadership concepts
in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems andsystem-wide
practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery.
(POs 2 and 3)
Due Dates
This assignmentis to be submitted to the Dropboxby Sunday,
11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 3.
Points
This assignment is worth 200 points.
Directions
1.
Read Finkelman (2012), pp. 361–376.
2.
Observe nurses in a care delivery setting.
Identify a recurring conflict with the potential to negatively impact patient
care. Decide if delegation was an issue in the conflict. This should be from
your practice setting or prelicensure experiences.
3.
Provide details of what happened, including who
was involved, what was said, where it occurred, and what was the outcome that
led you to decide the conflict was unresolved.
4.
Identify the type of conflict. Explain your
rationale for selecting this type.
5.
Outline the four stages of conflict, as
described in our text, and how they relate to your example.
6.
Propose strategies to resolve the conflict.
Search scholarly sources in the library and the Internet for evidence on what
may be effective.
7.
Discuss if delegation was an issue in the
conflict. Be specific.
8.
Describe how you would collaborate with a nurse
leader to reach consensus on the best strategy to employ to deal with the
conflict.
9.
Describe the rationale for selecting the best
strategy.
10.
Provide a summary or conclusion about this
experience or assignment and how you may deal with conflict more effectively in
the future.
11.
Write a 5–7 page paper (not including the title
or References pages) using APA format that includes the following.
a. Describe
an unresolved (recurring) conflict that you experienced or observed. Identify
the type of conflict.
b. Provide
details of what happened, including who was involved, what was said, where it
occurred, and what was the outcome that led you to decide the conflict was
unresolved.
c. Outline
the four stages of conflict, as described in Finkelman, and how the stages
relate to your example. Decide if delegation was an issue in the conflict. Be
specific.
d. Describe
the strategies for conflict resolution and how you would collaborate with a
nurse leader to resolve the conflict. Cites resources.
e. Provide
a conclusion or summary about this experience and how you may deal with
conflict more effectively in the future.
f.
Submit to the Dropbox by the end of Week 3.

devry nr447 week 4 assignment
Nursing Care Models
Paper:
Guidelines
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is toidentify nursing care
models utilized in today’s various health care settings and enhance your
knowledge of how models impact the management of care and may influence
delegation. You will assess the effectiveness of models anddetermine how you
would collaborate with a nurse leader to identify opportunities for improvement
to ensure quality, safety and staff satisfaction.
Course Outcomes
Completion of this assignment enables the student to meet
the following course outcomes.
CO#1: Apply leadership concepts,
skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care,
healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care
delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)
CO#2: Implement patient safety
and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional
team through communication and relationship building. (PO #3)
CO#3: Participate in the
development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to
enablesystems to change. (PO #7)
CO#6: Develop a personal
awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs
withorganizational mission. (PO #7)
CO#7: Apply leadership concepts
in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems
and/or system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of
healthcare delivery. (PO #2, and #3)
CO#8: Apply concepts of quality
and safety using structure, process, and outcome measures to identify clinical
questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO#8)

Due Dates
This assignmentis to be submitted to the Dropbox by Sunday,
11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 4.
Points
This assignment is worth 200 points.
Directions
1.
Read your text, Finkelman (2012), pp- 118- 127.
2.
Observe staff in delivery of nursing care
provided. Practice settings may vary depending on availability.
3.
Identify the model of nursing care that you
observed. Be specific about what you observed, who was doing what, when, how
and what led you to identify the particular model.
4.
Write a 5-7 page paper that includes the
following:
5.
Review and summarize two scholarly resources
(not including your text) related tothe nursing care modelyou observed in the
practice setting.
6.
Review and summarize two scholarly resources
(not including your text) related to a nursing care model that is different from the one you observed in
the practice setting.
7.
Discuss your observations about how the current
nursing care model is being implemented. Be specific.
8.
Recommend a differentnursing
care model that could be implemented to improve quality of nursing care, safety
and staff satisfaction. Be specific.
9.
Provide a summary/conclusion about this
experience/assignment and what you learned about nursing care models.
10.
Write your paper using APA format. Submit to the
Dropbox.

devry nr447 week 6 assignment
Performance
Measurement PowerPoint Slideshow:
Guidelines
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is tolocate and compare
performance measurement data on common health conditions for the hospitals in
your area. You will investigate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
websites and locate hospital compare data for hospitals within a 50 mile radius
of the community where you are working or had your prelicensure clinical
experiences.You will prepare a PowerPoint presentation and share the results of
your findings. Opportunities for improving performance measurement indicators
will be shared.
Course Outcomes
Completion of this assignment enables the student to meet
the following course outcomes.
CO 1: Apply leadership concepts,
skills, and decision making in the provision of high-quality nursing care,
healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care
delivery in a variety of settings. (PO 2)
CO 2: Implement patient safety
and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional
team through communicationand relationship building. (PO 3)
CO 3: Participate in the
development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable
systems to change. (PO 7)
CO 7: Apply leadership concepts
in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and
system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare
delivery. (POs 2 and 3)
CO 8: Apply concepts of quality
and safety using structure, process and outcome measures to identify clinical
questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO 8)
Due Dates
This assignmentis to be submitted to the Dropboxby Sunday,
11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 6.
Points
This assignment is worth 200 points.
Directions
1.
Review
information found on the following website related to hospital compareRead the
information carefully and then locate the following website. Search for hospitals
within a 50 mile radius of the community where you are working or had your
prelicensure clinical experiences. Type in your zip code. Select your hospital andtwo others. Select
hospitals/facilities and choose compare.
If you live in a remote area and there are
no hospitals listed within a 50 mile radius, select a zip code for a family
member or a close friend who does not live near you. The idea is to review
comparative data.
2.
Click
on the following topics to learn more.
a.
Survey
of patient’s experiences
b.
Timely and
effective care (focus your search on two of the conditions that apply to services
provided at the hospitals)
c.
Readmissions,
complications, and deaths
3.
Carefully read the information provided.
4.
Develop a PowerPoint slideshow consisting of 8–10
slides. Include the following, keeping in mind what all this data means.
a. Title
slide with information pertinent to the course.
b. List
reasons to recommend hospital care to consumers (patients).
c. List
reasons torecommend hospital compare to staff who may seek employment.
d. Summarize
patient experiences data for each hospital.
e. Summarize
timely and effective care data for two conditions.
f.
Summarize data for readmissions or complications
and deaths.
g. List
recommendations for improving data for one selected facility.
h. Summarize
what you learned from this experience.
Develop PowerPoint slides to include criteria listed above. For
those not familiar with the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the
following link may be helpful.

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