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Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to investigate a professional nursing organization that offers certification in an area of clinical or nonclinical expertise. You are to select
a professional nursing organization and determine if it offers a certification that will be of benefit to you in your current position or a future position to which you aspire.
The organization and certification may be in either a clinical or nonclinical area; however, leadership development opportunities are important.
For example, you may aspire to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Or, you may be currently interested in becoming a Certified Wound Care Specialist,
Emergency Department Nurse or Medical-Surgical Nurse. Other organizations may be considered on a case-by-case basis AFTER approval from your instructor. An
example would be if you want to become a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator). This certification is sponsored by the American Association of Diabetes Educators which
is not exclusively a nursing organization. Or, becoming certified as an IBCLC may be of interest to RNs working in Mother-Baby Departments and is sponsored by the
International Lactation Consultant Association.
The organization MUST offer certification for registered nurses. If you have any questions about whether the organization is a “fit” for this assignment,
contact your instructor.
You will complete the form provided in Doc Sharing carefully providing all the information requested.
Course Outcomes
This assignment enables you to meet the following course outcome(s).
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 6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO #7)
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)
Points
This assignment is worth a total of 225 points.
Due Date
The Professional Nursing Organization and Certification assignment is due at the end of Week 2. Submit the completed assignment (form) to Professional Nursing
Organization and Certification in the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. Consult the course policies, under the Course Home tab, for details regarding late assignments.
Post questions about this assignment in the weekly Q & A Forum or e-mail your instructor directly.
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1.Review the following (or similar) website and selects a professional nursing organization offering a certification of interest to you in your current position or one to which
you aspire.www.nurse.org/orgs.shtml (http://www.nurse.org/orgs.shtml)
2. Thoughtfully and completely answer the questions on the form.
3. Submit the form with your answers to the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. (MT) on Sunday of Week 2.
4. Review the section on Academic Honesty found in Chamberlain Course Policies. All work must be original (in your own words).
5. BTLS, ACLS, ATLS, NALS, PALS and other similar certifications do NOT qualify for this assignment. Again, if you have any questions about the organization or the
certification, contact your instructor for clarification.
6. All work must be original (in your own words). Simply copying and pasting information from the website is not sufficient to address the criteria, and may be viewed as a
violation of the Academic Integrity Policy.
Grading Criteria
Category
Points
%
Description
Description of professional organization
40
18%
· Names organization that offers certification.
· Describes the organization’s mission, vision, and values and whether they align or conflict with your own professional viewpoint.
· Indicates membership eligibility criteria.
· Describes the financial aspects of membership such initial joining and on-going fees.
· Include a workable link to organization’s website is included for faculty review.
Certification requirements
30
13%
Describes criteria for initial certification including education, testing, required practice hours (if applicable), fees etc. Are you currently eligible for this certification? If not,
what barriers would you need to overcome to become eligible, e.g., the educational preparation?
Recertification requirements
30
13%
Describes criteria for recertification including education, testing, practice hours (if applicable), fees etc. Do you think these requirements are achievable and reasonable,
e.g., do you believe you could meet the practice hour requirements in the time allotted?
Practice impact
50
22%
Describes how membership (participation in the organization’s activities) will benefit your nursing practice, improve patient outcomes, enhance quality, safety, etc. Be
specific and provide examples.
Certification impact
50
22%
Describes how certification and recertification will improve patient outcomes, enhance quality and safety and so forth. What personal benefits may you realize, e.g.,
increased salaries or bonuses.
Scholarly writing and formatting
25
12%
· Date, name of the student and instructor appears on the form.
· Punctuation and sentence structure are correct.
· Evidence of spell and grammar check.
· With the exception of the organization’s mission, vision, and value statements, which must be in quotation marks, all work must be original (in the student’s own words).
Total
225 points
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100%
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
WEEK 4
My Leadership SMART Goal:
Guidelines
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to develop a SMART-formatted goal related to your professional leadership applicable to your current practice setting or future
leadership aspirations. This goal is about YOUR leadership development, not those of the organization or the department where you work. Many organizations have
developed the SMART-goal framework as they strive for performance improvement. Your goal may tie to one of the departmental or organizational SMART goals but the
components of the goal are about YOUR leadership development The Institute of Medicine’s quality initiative has identified five core healthcare profession competencies.
This assignment focuses on only two of those initiatives. Either Patient-Centered Care or Working in Interdisciplinary and/or Interprofessional Teams will serve as a
framework for identification of YOUR leadership SMART goal.
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 4: Apply concepts of leadership and team coordination to promote the achievement of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations. (PO #4)
CO 5: Apply improvement methods, based on data from the outcomes of care processes, to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of
healthcare. (PO #8)
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 assignment consists of the completion of the My Leadership SMART Goal paper. Submit assignment to the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, by the end of Week
4.
Points
This assignment is worth 200 points.
Directions
Review the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) core healthcare competencies. Select ONE of the competencies that you will work on for developing a Leadership SMART Goal.
You are to select one of the following competencies for YOUR SMART goal.
Managing Patient-Centered Care or
Working in interdisciplinary and/or interprofessional teams;
1. Create ONE leadership goal that is in the SMART goal format. You practiced this in the Week 3 Discussion, and received valuable feedback from your instructor and
peers. Please refer to this as you work on the assignment.
S – Specific(Who besides YOU is involved in the goal, what is YOUR goal, where will it take place?)
M – Measurable(How are YOU going to achieve the goal?) Be specific with measureable outcomes.
A – Attainable(What resources and/or experts are available to assist YOU with attaining YOUR goal?)
R – Realistic(Is YOUR goal something that is realistically obtainable in YOUR professional practice?) Be specific.
T – Time bound(What specific dates or weeks will YOU accomplish each task related to your leadership goal?)
· Example NOT in SMART format: I will learn how to be a manager. This goal is lofty, not measurable, and unattainable in the time allotted, probably not realistic, and
not time bound.
· Examplein SMART Format: I will learn the disciplinary process of an employee who has excessive absences, by locating the organization’s attendance policy and
meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles and credible websites to obtain information on the disciplinary process by Week 4 (or specified date).
Note: This particular example relates to Core Competency: Managing Patient-Centered Care.
This example is a SMART goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.
S-Specific
o Who- Your name, or “I” Indicate others who may be involved.
o What- Learn the disciplinary process of employees who have excessive absences
o Where- Your organization
M-Measurable
o How:Through locating the organization’s attendance policy and passing a quiz on the content of the policy.
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A-Attainable
o Resources and/or Expert: Meeting with the unit manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles, and credible websites
R-Realistic
o Realistically obtainable:Access to the organization, policies, and unit manager. Various resources are available.
T-Time bound
o Specific dates:By Week 4 (or specific date)
2. Go to and search the databases (under Menu tab) to locate scholarly articles related to your SMART goal. Also, search for credible websites to gain insight into how to
accomplish your goal.
3. Construct a plan of action to reach My Leadership SMART goal. Be specific by creating a timeline of when you plan on doing each action; explain how, when, and
where you plan to communicate with an expert; and identify specific resources you will use to help you achieve your goal.
a. Example Plan of Action for above mentioned example:
o Seek approval to review the organization’s policies and schedule a meeting/interview with the unit manager by _____ (fill in date).
o Review the policies on disciplinary action by _____ (fill in date).
o Review the American Nurses Association website and peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Nursing and Journal of Advanced Nursing by _____ (fill in
date).
o Evaluate the findings from the above resources by _____ (fill in date). Pass the quiz.
4. Write a scholarly paper that follows APA formatting guidelines. Organize your content logically and express your thoughts clearly. Use appropriate headers to separate
sections of your paper. Check for any grammar or spelling errors before submission.
5.Submit your completed NR 447 My Leadership SMART Goal paper, which should be approximately six pages (excluding title page and references) to the Week 4 My
Leadership SMART Goal Paper Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 4.Note: This assignment is automatically submitted to Turn It In.
WEEK 6
Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert:
Guidelines
Purpose
The following is the purposes of this assignment:
· Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Quality Expert in a selected healthcare organization.
· Review the organization’s mission, vision, values, and beliefs.
· Discuss the Nursing Quality Expert’s strategic plan as it relates to The Institute of Medicine’s Quality initiatives and ONE of the following core competencies.
1) Employ evidence-based practice
2) Apply quality improvement
3) Utilize informatics
· Conduct a core competency-focused interview with a Nursing Quality Expert.
· Articulate the role of the BSN-prepared nurse to support the strategic plan related to selected IOM core competency.
· Articulate what was learned from time spent with interviewee and how own nursing practice will change as a result of the encounter and completion of this assignment.
Course Outcomes
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 3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO #7)
CO 5: Apply improvement methods, based on data from the outcomes of care processes, to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of
healthcare. (PO #8)
CO 6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational 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)
Points
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This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
Due Date
This assignment, Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert, is due at the end of Week 6. Submit your completed interview, using the Interview Form, to the basket in the
Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. Post questions to the weekly Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance.See the Course Policies
regarding late assignments. Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time will result in a deduction of points.
Directions
1. Download the NR447 Interview Form from Doc Sharing. It is found under the Week 6 Interview link.
2. Select your interviewee, schedule and conduct an interview. This individual must be a Registered Nurse employed in a leadership role as a Nursing Quality Expert.
Job titles of RNs who may be considered include, but are not limited to: Quality Care Coordinator, Performance Improvement Officer/Coordinator, Director of Quality
Assessment, Compliance Officer, Safety Director, Regulatory Officer/Director If you have any concerns about whether the RN is “suitable” for this assignment, contact
your instructor BEFORE you schedule and conduct the interview.
3. Review all areas of inquiry on the Interview Form located in Doc Sharing PRIORto conducting the interview. You may print the form and take it with you to the
interview. However, you may not give it to the individual and ask him or her to complete it and return it to you.
4. Note there are three areas of inquiry to discuss with the RN/Nursing Quality Expert.
5. Prior to conducting interview, review two scholarly resources related to the ONE aforementioned core competencies upon which you plan to focus. These resources
should guide your interview process and understanding of the Nursing Quality Expert’s role and responsibilities as it relates to the selected core competency. If you have
questions about what constitutes a scholarly resource, please ask your instructor.
6. Prior to interview, review the organization’s mission, vision, values and beliefs.
7.Note that practice impact must be addressed by YOU and is a very important criterion
8. Conduct the interview. The length of your interview will vary but should not exceed one hour.
9. Submit the form to the Dropbox prior to the deadline outlined above.
10.
Grading Criteria
Category Points% Description
Scholarly Resources 20 10%
Name two resources reviewed prior to conducting interview related to selected core competency.
Describe how each resource helped student prepare for and conduct interview.
APA formatting for two resources is correct.
Demographics 10 5% Initials, credentials, job title, and length in present position of interviewee are provided. Date and time of interview are
provided. Working phone number of interviewee is provided for instructor to follow-up if indicated.
Scope of Responsibility 30 15%
Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewee’s answer indicating major responsibilities and number of direct reports
(staff who report to him/her). If none, please say so. Indicate total operational budget for which interviewee is responsible. If
unwilling to share, say so. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything
that was said. Bulleted items may be used.
Mission, Vision, Values, and
Beliefs of the Organization 30 15%
Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewee’s answer.Do not quote from the website. Use the Nursing Quality
Expert’s interpretation of these. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of
everything that was said.
Bulleted items may be used
Strategic Plan as it Relates
to ONE Core Competency 30 15%
Name the core competency. Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewee’s answer about how the core competency
is incorporated in a unit, department, and organization’s strategic plan. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do
NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.
Bulleted items may be used.
Role of BSN-Prepared Nurse
to support strategic plan as
it relates to the same core
selected
30 15%
Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewee’s answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support strategic
plan as it relates to selected core competency. You may quote the interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim
transcript of everything that was said.
Bulleted items may be used.
Practice Impact 30 15%
Summarize specifically what you learned from interaction with interviewee. Describe how your own nursing practice will
change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of interviewee, the core competency, and completion of this
assignment.
Scholarly Writing 20 10% Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct. Evidence
of spell and grammar check. Resources are formatted according to APA.
Total 200
points 100%A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria
A
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Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance
B
Very Good or High Level of Performance
C
Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance
F
Poor or Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance
Scholarly Resources
20 points
Specifically names two scholarly resources reviewed PRIOR to interview.
Thoroughly states how EACH resource helped prepare for the interview.
18–20 points
Names two resources reviewed PRIOR to interview, but are not necessarily scholarly in nature.
States how EACH resource helped prepare for the interview.
16–17 points
Names only one resource reviewed PRIOR to interview.
Briefly states how resource helped prepare for the interview.
14–15 points
Does not name scholarly resources and/or does not indicate how resources helped prepare for the interview.
0–13 points
Demographics
10 points

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