Visit the American Nurses Association site on healthcare policy

1. Visit the American Nurses Association site on healthcare policy at What are the current policy issues addressed? How would you apply them to nursing leadership?

2. Explain how accountability, authority, and responsibility relate to delegation.

3. Review the Five “Rs” (reengineering the health care organization, redesigning the workforce, re-regulating professional practice, rightsizing the workforce, and restructuring nursing education.) related to Change and Decision Making in Action  Select one of the “Rs” and describe how you have been involved in change or will be involved in change either in your prelicensure program or after obtaining your license. Was this change a comfortable or uncomfortable time in your life? Explain.

4. Keep in mind that completing this TD is the key to assisting you with the Week 4 Assignment, My Leadership Development SMART Goal. Use the format below to develop a leadership SMART goal for YOURSELF, not your organization or department. The goal needs to be related to ONE of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) quality initiative, which includes the five core healthcare profession competencies. One of these competencies will serve as a framework for identification of your leadership goal.

The five core healthcare profession competencies outlined by the IOM are listed in Finkelman (2012) in Section II. You should review the appropriate chapter prior to posting.

These core competencies include the following.

  1. Managing Patient-Centered Care
  2. Working in interdisciplinary/interprofessional teams
  3. Employing evidence-based practice
  4. Applying quality improvement techniques
  5. Utilizing informatics

SMART Goal Format: 

S—Specific (Who, besides YOU is involved in your goal, what is YOUR goal, and where will it take place?)

M—Measurable (How are YOU going to achieve the goal?)

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 by YOU in YOUR professional practice? Explain.)

T—Time bound (What specific dates or weeks will YOU accomplish each task related to YOUR leadership goal?)

5. Review the Article:

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.

How do you OR your current (or previous) leader walk the talk as it relates to fostering an environment of patient-centered care?

6. Culture can influence how we perceive a situation. Alicia is a nurse leader for a unit where Masaya is working as an RN who recently graduated with a BSN from a university in The Philippines. After watching the scenario, describe how cultural differences have impacted the scenario. How could the leader intervene in this situation to assist Masaya to be successful in his new role? How could the leader intervene with the staff to be more accepting of diversity in co-workers?

Second Life Video

7. Becoming a part of a new team can be difficult at times. As a leader, how can you facilitate acceptance by team members for an employee who is new to your team?

8. Preventing and resolving conflict is the responsibility of every nurse leader. Review the scenario where a leader and a staff nurse have a disagreement over an assignment. What conflict management strategies may be employed to bring this to a “win-win” resolution? Please describe.

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9. Assume you are employed as a nurse leader at a small healthcare organization/agency that does not have a nurse on staff who is an expert in evidence-based practice. How would you lead the charge to overcome this barrier and integrate EBP into the daily practice of your staff?

10. 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.

11. Describe one core measure OR National Patient Safety Goal that your work place is monitoring. Describe if you are meeting the standards.

If you are NOT working, describe a monitoring requirement imposed by a federal or state agency in which you are actively involved. 

12. An important role for a BSN-prepared nurse is educating staff, either formally or informally. Visit the QSEN website to review teaching strategies at Select ONE of the current strategies and share how you could adapt this to educate staff at your work place. To make our discussion more robust, please try to select a strategy that has not already been discussed by your classmates. This is your opportunity to be creative and suggest innovative approaches.

13. Our College of Nursing states, “We are committed to graduating compassionate, ethical, and knowledgeable nurse leaders who are empowered to transform healthcare.” This is a powerful statement. As a student who will soon graduate from Chamberlain, how do you foresee yourself fulfilling this mission in the role of nurse leader? Provide a specific example of how you will “Walk the Talk.” 

: Role of Ethics within Leadership

NR 504 Week 2 Assignment: Role of Ethics within Leadership

The purpose of this assignment is to apply ethical principles to current leadership practices within healthcare by a) explaining two ethical principles, b) applying selected ethical principles to leadership, c) identifying how selected ethical principles can prevent or resolve leadership concerns, d) discussing how selected ethical principles will be incorporated into own leadership practices, and e) communicate ideas in a clear, succinct and scholarly manner.

NR 504 Week 2 Discussion Question/Answer Leadership Whirlwind

Step into a Leadership Whirlwind by clicking on the icon below. After listening to the “Whirlwind” identify two issues and develop a specific plan that would facilitate improvement for C.J. Your plan requires scholarly support for the actions as well as providing C.J. information useful for improvement.

Peer response: For the peer response, you assume the role of C.J.’s immediate supervisor……………… different technique/action to improve the identified plan.

For Megan Tillman Only.

Abby is a 20-year-old female college student. For at least the last 3 months, Abby has experienced ongoing anxiety and worry without a specific cause for these feelings. She has been restless and has noticed that her muscles feel tense and that these symptoms are beginning to affect her behavior in a way that is causing her to become distressed and that is preventing her from being able to complete her normal tasks. Abby correctly believed that it was normal to feel a little anxious sometimes; however, as the semester has progressed, she has not begun to feel significantly more comfortable.

On the recommendation of a friend, Abby visited the university’s counseling center and talked to Dr. Smith. Dr. Smith was warm and welcoming and, after discussing the limits of confidentiality with Abby and obtaining informed consent, encouraged Abby to describe her concerns. Dr. Smith listened attentively and asked Abby a few questions. They both agreed on an appointment date and time for the next week. Dr. Smith gave Abby a homework assignment to keep a written log of the negative thoughts or assumptions she has during the week and the circumstances under which those thoughts occurred. Abby was asked to bring the log with her to her next appointment.

Short-Answer Questions

Answer the following questions based on the scenario above. Answers should be short and concise.

1. Which DSM-5 disorder matches the symptoms Abby is reporting?

2. Which theoretical model does the homework assigned by Dr. Smith match?

3. If Dr. Smith recommended medications only, which theoretical model would this


4. If Dr. Smith recommended medications in addition to therapy, which theoretical

model would this match?

5. If Dr. Smith completed a free association exercise with Abby, which theoretical

model would this match?

6. If Dr. Smith used unconditional positive regard in the treatment, which

theoretical model would this match?

7. If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

She had been in a car accident where she feared for her life. She had sleep disturbances including nightmares and became uncomfortable at the thought of driving, to the point that she avoided driving. She now believes she is a horrible driver, although her friends assure her this is not true. If these symptoms have lasted for longer than a month, which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

8. If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

Every day for the past 2 weeks she felt down or sad for most of the day, had noticed an increase in her appetite, had been unable to sleep or concentrate, and felt tired. Additionally, this was interfering with her goals and tasks, and she reported that she had never felt manic or hypomanic. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

9. If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

Every day for at least the past week she felt irritable with persistently increased energy and talkativeness, was easily distracted, did not seem to need sleep, and noticed that this behavior was interfering with her job. She reported that she has felt these symptoms before in her past and that she has also felt depressed sometimes. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

10. If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

Throughout her life, she has always been suspicious of others. She reports that she really would like to have good relationships, but even as a child she knew that others, including family members, could not be trusted. She feels that she needs to stay on guard to protect herself. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

11. If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby reported the following:

She began drinking when she was 18 and now needs to drink more or higher concentrations of alcohol to continue to function. She reports that she has lost her part-time job because of her drinking and is in danger of failing out of college. She was hospitalized last weekend due to experiencing delirium tremens during withdrawal, and the doctor explained to her that she could die from this disorder. Abby recognized that her drinking was interfering with her life, and she knew that she did not want to die. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

12. If instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario, Abby’s former roommate

reported the following:

During a significant portion of the past month, Abby had talked to herself out loud and told her roommate that she had heard voices telling her to harm herself. Her roommate reported that Abby had told her that she occasionally stated that she was Joan of Arc and that the school mascot was stalking her. Her roommate asked to change rooms, and now that Abby was living alone, she did not appear to have bathed in more than a week. This was not typical behavior for Abby, as she had been known to be meticulous with her appearance and hygiene. The roommate expressed her concern for Abby and stated that although she had noticed some of these behaviors since she first met Abby more than 6 months ago, the behaviors seem to have increased over the past month. Which DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

13. If Abby were 5 years old and, instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario,

her symptoms included nightmares, physical complaints, recurrent separation

related fear, and a refusal to leave home, what DSM-5 disorder label might

match her symptoms?

14. If Abby were 67 years old, and instead of the symptoms listed in the scenario,

had no major medical issues, had never been diagnosed with a neurocognitive

disorder, and her symptoms included a substantial decline in the cognitive

functioning areas of memory and attention that interfere with her

independence, what DSM-5 disorder label might match her symptoms?

15. Dr. Smith discussed the limits of confidentiality and required Abby to sign an

informed consent form before treatment. These are examples of items used to

protect the patient’s ______________.

Final Research Paper – Psychopathology

Assignment 8 Begin Final Research Paper.
This assignment MUST be typed in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English.

Prepare a comprehensive Final Research Paper in which you choose an area of research that is relevant and pertinent to the current diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in accordance to the DSM-5. Your topic must include current perspectives in diagnosis, assessment and treatment, including an integrative discussion of traditional psychological research and neuroscience.

Select a minimum of eight (8) current research articles taken from scholarly journals (online or hard copy) on your selected topic. You are encouraged to utilize the Calsouthern Library to access evidence-based resources. You may use the bibliography located under Resources in your course syllabus.

Do not use the course text or other texts for this assignment.
This is a research-based paper.
Research must be no more than 3-5 years old.

Your paper must be 10-12 pages plus a title and reference page

Assignment Outcomes:

Analyze the physical, cognitive, social and personality aspects of abnormal psychology and implications across the life span

Examine the major diagnostic domains and specific criteria associated with DSM-5 disorders. Evaluate legal and ethical issues in mental health treatment

Develop an awareness of diversity and cross-cultural perspectives in abnormal psychology.

Explore available treatment and interdisciplinary services for community members experiencing mental health disorders.

Identify the barriers associated with seeking and receiving therapeutic services. Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology

Social Media And Its Impact On Norms


Assess the development of societal standards in relation to social media and how this can alter social norms in everyday life.


The prevalence of social media has had a huge impact on society in the area of how we tend to relate to each other and on what is considered to be normal in general. Taking a look at the ways in which social media changes attitudes and “norms” makes for an interesting study, and one that is applicable to understanding how society is slowly changing over time.

For this assignment, you will first conduct your own research on the effects of social media on societal norms (Part 1), then you will examine what has been found through previous research conducted by others (Part 2).

Part 1:

Compare and contrast the attitudes of two cohorts of people; one that consists of five people that rarely use social media and one cohort of five people that uses social media 2 or more hours a day.

Create a list of five people that you know that use social media at least 2 or more hours per day. This group of people will make up your first cohort. Then create a list of five people that you know that either do not use social media or use it very rarely. Take into account age when creating the cohorts, and try to keep the ages as similar as possible between the cohorts. Keeping a certain level of consistency in the two cohorts will help to negate the potential effects of generational differences. Provide a brief description of each of the ten people you are going to interview divided into their respective cohorts.

In other words, list the five people in the social media at least 2 or more hours a day, and provide a brief description of each along with why you chose them. Then provide a list of the five people that rarely or never use social media, and provide a brief description of each along with why you chose them.

Interview the participants to learn the similarities and differences between the two cohorts as it relates to attitudes, lifestyles, and relationships. Write a two-page paper comparing and contrasting what you learned about the two cohorts. Be sure to relate your findings to cultivation theory and socialization theory in the paper.

Part 2:

Now you will compare your research with research findings through previous research conducted by others. Look up at least 3 articles in the Rasmussen Library that relate to the topic of social media and its impact on society. You are not limited to articles that are strictly written on the specific topic of social media and norms. Articles that are covering social media and society are available from a wide number of angles. After studying these articles, write a two-page paper on what you learned on the topic of social media and its potential impact on societal attitudes, customs, and norms.

New Century Health Clinic New Century Health Clinic offers preventive medicine and traditional medical care


New Century Health Clinic New Century Health Clinic offers preventive medicine and traditional medical care. In your role as an IT consultant, you will help New Century develop a new information system.

Background Based on your earlier recommendations, New Century decided to continue the systems development process for a new information system that would improve operations, decrease costs, and provide better service to patients. Now, at the end of the systems analysis phase, you are ready to prepare a system require- ments document and give a presentation to the New Century associates. Many of the pro- posed system’s advantages were described during the fact-finding process. Those include smoother operation, better efficiency, and more user-friendly procedures for patients and New Century staff. You also must examine tangible costs and benefits to determine the economic feasibility of several alternatives. If New Century decides to go ahead with the development process, the main options are to develop the system in-house or purchase a vertical package and con- figure it to meet New Century’s needs. You have studied those choices and put together some preliminary figures. You know that New Century’s current workload requires three hours of office staff overtime per week at a base rate of $8.50 per hour. In addition, based on current projec- tions, New Century will need to add another full-time clerical position in about six months. Neither the overtime nor the additional job will be needed if New Century implements the new system. The current manual system also causes an average of three errors per day, and each error takes about 20 minutes to correct. The new system should eliminate those errors. Based on your research, you estimate by working full-time you could complete the project in about 12 weeks. Your consulting rate, which New Century agreed to, is $30 per hour. If you design the new system as a database application, you can expect to spend about $2,500 for a networked commercial package. After the system is operational and the staff is trained, New Century should be able to handle routine maintenance tasks without your assistance. As an alternative to in-house development, a vertical software package is available for about $9,000. The vendor offers a lease-purchase package of $3,000 down, followed by two annual installments of $3,000 each. If New Century buys the package, it would take you about four weeks to install, configure, and test it, working full-time. The vendor provides free support during the first year of operation, but then New Century must sign a technical support agreement at an annual cost of $500. Although the package contains many of the features that New Century wants, most of the reports are pre-designed and it would be diffi- cult to modify their layouts. No matter which approach is selected, New Century probably will need you to provide about 10 hours of initial training and support each week for the first three months of opera- tion. After the new system is operational, it will need routine maintenance, file backups, and updating. These tasks will require about four hours per week and can be performed by a clinic staff member. In both cases, the necessary hardware and network installation will cost about $5,000. In your view, the useful life of the system will be about five years, including the year in which the system becomes operational.


Subject: New Century Wellness Group

Date: 03-24-14


The purpose of this report is to detail the findings of the preliminary investigation and propose possible options pertaining to a new information system for New Century

Techniques and Tools for Strategic Management in Healthcare

S450 Unit 7 Assignment

Techniques and Tools for Strategic Management in Healthcare

Course outcome assessed in this Assignment:● HS450-4: Apply tools and techniques in the management of quality and performance

in a healthcare setting.

Unit Outcomes

● Explain how regulations impact health care organizations.

● Describe the policy and operational context of health care regulations.

● Explain how regulatory compliance will affect health care organizations’ strategic decision making.

● Formulate strategies to ensure regulatory compliance.


You have been appointed as lead project manager for the implementation of a new EHR system in a large multi- campus hospital system. The CEO and Board of Directors have asked you to provide information regarding the methods by which you will ensure successful adoption of the new information system. Please follow the instructions below in completion of this assignment.

Part Competency Assessed

1 Apply quality management


2 Construct performance

management measures.


Demonstrate the quality management tools that could be used as process control techniques. Select three (2) quality management tools (e.g., control charts, Pareto charts, fishbone diagrams) and interpret their use for the CEO and Board of Directors. Provide a visual example for each tool used. Discuss the relationship between quality management and how changes in health care regulations impact internal policies, processes, and organizational structure.

Develop a plan to measure and management performance during the transition to the new EHR by preparing an executive summary on at least two (2) benchmarking techniques (e.g., productivity standards, report cards, dashboards, etc.). Provide a visual example for each technique used. Discuss the relationship between benchmarking and how changes in health care regulations impact internal policies, processes, and organizational structure.

3 Demonstrate workflow concepts.

4 Apply project management

techniques to ensure efficient workflow and appropriate outcomes.

Assignment Requirements

Demonstrate workflow concepts that would assist in managing the transition to the new EHR system. Examine at least two (2) workflow concepts (e.g., use cases, top down diagrams, swimlane diagrams, etc.) and provide a visual example of each. Discuss the relationship between workflow concepts and how changes in health care regulations impact internal policies, processes, and organizational structure.

Demonstrate project management techniques that you would use for the EHR transition — ensuring efficient workflow and appropriate outcomes. Select at least two (2) techniques (e.g., Gantt charts, benchmarking, risk analysis) for interpretation. Please provide an example of each and place in an executive summary. Discuss the relationship between project management techniques.

● Please complete all parts in a Microsoft Word document.

● The body of your document should be at least 1500 words in length.

● Quoting should be less than 10% of the entire paper. Paraphrasing is necessary.

● Students must cite and reference at least 4 credible sources from the KU Library.

Nursing Diagnosis and Care Plan

Guidelines for Course Project Milestone 2:

Nursing Diagnosis and Care Plan Assignment

This activity will be a continuation of the Milestone 1: Health History that you submitted in Week 4. In this part of the assignment you will take the information you gathered, analyze the data, and developa nursing care plan.

Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO #3: Utilize effective communication when performing a health assessment. (PO #3)

CO #4:Identify teaching/learning needs from the health history of an individual. (PO#2)

CO #5: Explore the professional responsibilities involved in conducting a comprehensive health assessment and providing appropriate documentation. (PO #6)


This assignment is worth a total of 250 points.

Due Date

The assignment is to be submitted to the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MTat the end of Week 6.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 may result in a deduction of points.


Download the NR305_Milestone2_Form from Doc Sharing. You will type your answers directly into this Word document. Your paper does NOT need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use correct grammar, spelling, syntax and write in complete sentences.
Save the file by clicking “Save as” and adding your last name to the file name, e.g., “NR305_Milestone2_Form_Smith”
Please post questions in the weekly Q&A Forums so the entire class may view the answers.

Grading Criteria
Category Points % Description
Areas for focused assessment 30 12 Provide an overview of those areas of strength and weakness noted on the Health Assessment, Health History. Do not go into detail in this section.
Client’s strengths 30 12 Expand on areas identified as strengths related to the person’s overall health. Support your conclusions with data from the textbook.
Areas of concern 30 12 Expand on areas previously identified as abnormal and those that place the person at health risk. Support your observations with data from the textbook.
Health teaching topics 30 12 What health education needs have you identified? Support your statements with facts from the Health History and information from your textbook.
Diagnosis 30 12 Write one nursing diagnosis that reflects a priority need for this person. Types of diagnoses include an illness, risk for illness or a wellness diagnosis.
Plan 30 12 Write one goal and one measurable expected outcome related your nursing diagnosis. Explain why this goal and outcome is a priority. Include cultural consideration of the client. For example, African Americans are at higher risk for hypertension and any prehypertensive blood pressure readings should be addressed.
Intervention 30 12 Write as many nursing orders or nursing interventions that you need in order to achieve the outcome. Provide the rationale for each intervention listed
Evaluation 30 12 You won’t have an opportunity to carry out your care plan so you cannot evaluate the effectiveness of your nursing orders/interventions. Instead comment on what you would look for in order to evaluate your effectiveness
CLARITY OF WRITING 10 4 Use proper grammar, spelling and medical language
Total 250 pts 100% A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
Grading Rubric
Assignment Criteria A
Outstanding or highest level of performance

Very good or high level of performance

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance

Analyze the Data
Areas for focused assessment
30 points

Identifies all strengths and weaknesses
27-30 points

Overlooks no more than 1 strength and/or 1 weakness
25-26 points

Overlooks morethan 1 strength and 1 weakness
22-24 points

Overlooks more than 2 strengths and 2 weakness areas; item not included

Client’s strengths
30 points

Uses textbook (cites source) to validate all traits identified as strengths
27-30 points

Uses textbook (cites source) to validate all but 1 trait identified as a strength
25-26 points

Uses source to validate strengths, but not the textbook

Does not validate identified strengths

Areas of concern
30 points

Uses textbook (cites source) to validate all traits identified as concerns
27-30 points

Uses textbook (cites source) to validate all but 1 trait identified as a concern
25-26 points

Uses source to validate concerns, but not the textbook

Does not validate identified concerns

Health teaching topics
30 points

Identifies all areas of knowledge deficit contained in Health History; validates findings using textbook (cites source)
27-30 points

Identifies all but 1-2 knowledge deficits contained in Health History; validates findings using textbook (cites source)
25-26 points

Fails to identify 3 areas of knowledge deficit contained in Health History; validates findings using textbook (cites source)

Does not validate findings with textbook

Nursing Care Plan
30 points

Diagnosis properly writtenin NANDA termsand reflects an illness, risk for illness or a wellness diagnosis.
27-30 points

Diagnosis not written in NANDA terms or does not reflect an illness, risk for illness or a wellness diagnosis. 25-26 points Diagnosis not written in NANDA termsand does not reflect an illness, risk for illness or wellness diagnosis.

Diagnosis is not documented

30 points

Goal realistic; outcome measurable and timed. Cultural considerations are identified and addressed.
27-30 points

Goal realistic but outcome not measurable or timed. Cultural considerations are mostlyaddressed
25-26 points

Goal somewhat realistic; outcome not measurable or timed. Cultural considerations are barely addressed.

Goal is not documented; cultural considerations are not adequately addressed

30 points

Interventions will aid in achievement of outcome; sound, rationale provided
27-30 points

Interventions will aid in achievement of outcome; rationale provided but not necessarily sound
25-26 points

Interventions incomplete and rationale provided but not necessarily sound

Interventions will not support outcome achievement; no rationale provided

30 points

Criteria listed to thoroughly evaluate effectiveness of health education
27-30 points

Criteria listed mostly evaluates effectiveness of health education
25-26 points

Criteria listed partially evaluates effectiveness of health education

No evaluation criteria listed

10 points

No grammar, spelling, or syntax errors. Writes logically in complete sentences.
10 points

No more than 2 errors of any type
8-9 points

2-3 errors of any type
6-7 points

3 or more errors of any type
0-5 points

Total Points Possible = 250 points


D’Amico, Donita, and Colleen Barbarito. Health & Physical Assessment in Nursing, 2nd Edition.Pearson Learning Solutions, 2010.VitalBook file.

nursing case study 6

useat leastone referrance of the follewing
a- book relateed to education
b- research – based article
c- literature – based article
2- 2-3pages without referrance & cover page
3- double space
4- line size is12
5- line shape isTimes New Roman

Teaching transcultural nursing

Teaching Transcultural Nursing
One of the biggest challenges in nursing education is to develop culturally sensitive graduates. Although theory and lecture are appropriate to introduce cultural issues the application of those skills is limited by the kinds of clinical experiences and patient populations students may treat.
1 Read the Teaching Transcultural Nursing Through Literature article.
2 Answer the following questions:
Did you read any of the books listed in Table 1 on page 525 of the article?
If so list the books you have read.
If not place those books on your to-do-list for reading.
Select one question from Table 2 and answer. Share your thoughts knowledge and experiences.