Overview: People and the Process of Change While change can be described as an inevitable part of life, no progress can be attained without change. This week, we will explore change and sources of resistance so that you can become an effective change agent. We will also share our experiences of interviewing a nursing leader.

Overview: People and the
Process of Change

While
change can be described as an inevitable part of life, no progress can be
attained without change. This week, we will explore change and sources of
resistance so that you can become an effective change agent. We will also share
our experiences of interviewing a nursing leader. This professional discussion
with a nursing leader will broaden your perspectives, show you some career
possibilities, as well as clarify roles and functions.

Goals Alignment:

·      
University Mission Based
Outcomes – 1, 2, 3

·      
Program Learning Goals – 1, 6

·      
Course Learning Objectives – 3,
7, 8

Professional Standards:

·      AACN Baccalaureate
Essential I: Liberal education for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice

·      AACN Baccalaureate
Essential II: Basic organizational and systems leadership for quality care and
patient safety

·      AACN Baccalaureate
Essential VII: Clinical prevention and population health

·    AACN Baccalaureate
Essential VIII: Professionalism and professional nursing values

·    AACN Baccalaureate
Essential IX: Baccalaureate generalist nursing practice

 

 

Learning Materials:

·      
Weiss, S. A. & Tappen, R.
M. (2015). Essentials of nursing leadership and management (6th
ed.). F. A. Davis Company. Read chapter 9

·      
Sherman, R.O. (2015, August
20). Change management – A key leadership competency. Emerging
RN Leader. https://www.emergingrnleader.com/change-management-a-key-leadership-competency/

·      
Cagliostro, J. (2020, July 23). The
role of nurses in cost savings & efficiency. Cost Savings, VIE
Healthcare Blogs. https://viehealthcare.com/the-role-of-nurses-in-cost-savings-efficiency/

·      
N496 Project Hour Log

Assignment: Qualities of a Nurse Leader

It
is important for nurse leaders to engage with other nurse leaders to understand
professional roles; a practice experience is assigned to achieve this end. It
is expected that you will spend 8-10 hours with the nurse leader, shadowing
them in their position, observing them go about their day, and interviewing
them. The interview can take place before, during, or after the shadow period
or can be on a different day.

**Please
create a completed Practice Hour Log of at least 8-10 hours. Practice Log is
attached. Note: Students who hold an RN license in the state of
Washington must complete a minimum of 10 hours of practice experience as noted
on their Log. **

1.    
You will engage with and
interview a nurse leader in person. Identify how you will identify and gain
access to the interview. You may include photos, graphs, or charts.

·      
Choose a nurse leader who holds
a leadership nursing position in their organization who have direct reports
(they supervise other employees). Examples of this include Director of Nursing,
Director, Unit Manager. *You may not be employed in the same facility as your
interviewee or shadow during personal work hours* (If special accommodations
need to be made, approval by your instructor is required first).

·      
Develop an interview guide
before conducting the interview. Identify information that you want to know
before the interview and plan clarifying questions. You must include at least
one question about technology/informatics.

·      
Conduct an interview regarding
their professional role in the organization, and a current health care issue
that is of interest to you (ethics, conflict management, budget, staffing,
culture of safety, “just culture”, career advancement, quality improvement,
etc.). Identify the name of the organization and use names of all involved (no
anonymity).

·      
Prepare a written report of the
interview.

2.     Required questions below. Feel
free to add to the list below but these questions must be asked to your
interviewee and answered.

·        
Please describe the nursing and
inter-professional teams that operate in this facility/on this unit.

·        
Can you provide an example of a
nursing practice that has been changed in the last year based on current best
evidence?

·        
Please identify the impact of
change within your organization and your role as leader/manager in this change
process

·        
Please identify strategies used
for fiscal and human resources that contribute to the organization’s ability to
deliver quality cost-effective patient-centered care

·    
What do you consider your
biggest challenge as a leader/manager?

·    
What do you love most about
your job?

·    
Why did you choose this job?

·    
What other kinds of
nursing/other job did you ever do?

·    
How would you describe your
company’s culture?

·     How would you describe your role in admission and staffing
decisions?

·     What is your leadership style?

Assignment Expectations:

Length: 1500 to 1750 words.

Structure: include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do
not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must
include an introduction and a conclusion.

References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for
all resources utilized to answer the questions. Your essay should have at least
two scholarly references in addition to the textbook. Please be sure to cite
the interview in APA format.

Rubric: This assignment uses a rubric for scoring. Please review it as
part of your assignment preparation and again prior to submission to ensure you
have addressed its criteria at the highest level.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx)
or a PDF document (.pdf)

File name: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name,
and the assignment number (for example RHall Assignment 1.docx)

M6 Assignment UMBO – 1, 2, 3
M6 Assignment PLG – 1, 6
M6 Assignment CLO – 3, 7, 8

 

 

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