Reflect on how your change affects the nursing profession

Reflect on how your change affects the nursing profession

NUR204: Week 9 Assignment Page 1 `

Assignment: Change Paper

Assignment Overview In this assignment, you will assess a current semi-direct or indirect nursing situation that is in need

of change. Observe a healthcare environment, focusing on areas of the nursing process that are

inefficient, unsafe, or problematic in nature. Diagnose the problem and choose a nursing change

theory that suits the change(s) you want to make. Propose a detailed plan based on your chosen

change theory, explaining how to implement change. Develop criteria to evaluate the effectiveness

of the plan and include a timeline for your change proposal. Finally, reflect on how your change

affects the nursing profession.

Assignment Details:

Perform the following tasks:

 Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lesson before attempting this assignment.

 Assess a current semi-direct or indirect nursing situation that is in need of change. o Observe your healthcare environment, focusing on areas of nursing process that

are inefficient, unsafe, or problematic in nature.

o Diagnose the problem and choose a nursing change theory that suits the change

you want to make.

o Propose a detailed plan based on your chosen change theory, explaining how

to implement change.

o Develop criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and include a timeline for

your change proposal.

o Reflect on how your change affects the nursing profession.

 Write a 3-5 page paper following the criteria below: o Your paper should include primary sources and include at least two peer-

reviewed nursing journal articles.

o Citations should be in your own words and not direct quotes. o Include a title page, running head, appropriate headings, and reference page. o The paper should be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, 12-point font,

follow APA style format, and cite all sources correctly.

 Include the proper file naming convention: NUR204_wk9_assn_jsmith_mmddyyy. Grading:

Criteria Excellent (3pts) Good (2pts) Needs Improvement (1pt)

Pts.

Research – Cited 4 or more reliable sources. – Sufficient information provided to support topic. – Research in-depth, revealing new insight.

– Cited 4 or more reliable sources. – Adequate information provided to support topic. – Research is superficial.

– Missing citations or unreliable sources used. – Information does not support research topic. – Research is not relevant to paper.

 

 

 

 

NUR204: Week 9 Assignment Page 2 `

Content – Appropriate topic is chosen that relates directly to the nursing process. – Proposed plan contains specific ideas for change. – Change theory is included and proposal follows theory. – Timeline is included for change proposal. – Reflection is provided.

– Appropriate topic is chosen that relates directly to the nursing process. – Proposed plan is included but missing specifics. – Change theory is included and proposal follows theory. – Timeline is incomplete – Reflection is not relevant to nursing process.

– Inappropriate topic is chosen that is unrelated to nursing process. – Proposed plan is inconsistent and missing specifics. – Change theory is missing or inappropriate. Plan does not follow theory. – Timeline is missing. – Reflection is missing.

 

Grammar/Spelling – Consistent and appropriate writing style. – No spelling/grammar errors. – Length is 3-5 pages using Times New Roman, 12-point font

– Writing is consistent and appropriate. – Grammar/spelling errors are minor. – Length is less than 3 pages or Times New Roman, 12-point font not used.

– Writing is inconsistent and inappropriate. – Significant grammar/spelling errors. – Length less than 3 pages or Times New Roman, 12-point font not used.

 

References/APA – All sources properly cited using APA format. – Includes title page, running head, page numbers, proper paragraphs, and reference page.

– All sources properly cited using APA format with minor errors (punctuation). – Includes title page, running head, page numbers, and reference page with minor errors in paragraph format.

– Sources not cited correctly. – Missing elements such as title page, running head, and reference page.

 

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