Organizational Assessment Physical Setting and Technology

 

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ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION
Due Date
Sunday, June 26, 2016
11:59 PM
Points Possible
100
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In this assignment you will continue to develop the organizational assessment that is a major part of your individual final assignment, the Performance Improvement Plan Paper. It will be helpful for you to review the complete final paper assignment in Module 7 and the related rubric before you complete this assignment.

For this assignment you will continue to use the healthcare organization you selected in the first assignment. As the new nurse executive of a healthcare organization, you are planning to propose your first major performance improvement initiative. In order to do this, you decide to perform an organizational assessment to better understand the physical setting and technology used by the organization in the delivery of care and to meet the health care needs of the community.

To complete the assignment, follow the instructions below. Use the M4A2:Organizational Assessment: Physical Setting and Technology Paper Rubric [PDF file size 410 KB] as a guide for writing your paper. This assignment should be no longer than 4 pages (excluding title page and reference list). The paper should include at least 5 references*, including at least one non-nursing reference, and address all of the following criteria.

Note: *Scholarly literature (including scholarly articles, white papers, and scholarly websites) integrated within the Masters Competencies paper should come from the most current nursing or related literature (published no more than 5 years ago); however, older works may be included if it is a seminal source or where there is a gap in the literature.
Title Page (Graded through organization, writing style, grammar, usage, mechanics, and formatting)

Abstract (Graded through organization, writing style, grammar, usage, mechanics, and formatting)

Introduction (not labeled as such in APA format; graded through organization, writing style, grammar, usage, mechanics, and formatting)

Introduce topic of the paper.
Include a thesis statement that describes the purpose of the paper.
1. Physical Setting (40%)

Evaluate how the physical setting impacts patient care including any challenges it may present such as:

General communication venues
Clinical documentation
Clinical care monitoring
Aging facility
Physical comfort of the facility
Any other elements of the physical setting specific to your chosen health care organization
2. Technology (40%)

Evaluate how technology impacts patient care including any challenges it may present such as:

General communication venues
Clinical documentation
Clinical care monitoring
Any other elements of technology specific to your chosen health care organization.
Conclusion(less than a page). Present a brief and succinct description of the key elements of the paper. (Graded through organization, writing style, grammar, usage, mechanics, and formatting)

3. Integration of Evidence and Theory (10%)

Integrate credible, relevant sources to support ideas appropriate for the assignment.
Consistently use information in ways that are true to original context. Always distinguish between own ideas or common knowledge and ideas requiring attribution.
Scholarly articles integrated within the paper meet the following standards:
Provide the required number of references (minimum of 5)
Most nursing-specific or nursing-related
Provide the required number of references from a discipline outside nursing (minimum of 1).
Published within 5 years OR published beyond 5 years if seminal source or gap in the literature
4. Organization, writing style, grammar, usage, mechanics, formatting, and length (10%)
Follow APA Guidelines for title page, abstract, headings and subheadings, citations, and references.
The presentation and style of the paper are consistent with scholarly work and reflect use of APA format (6th ed.) Page Limit: 4 pages

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