AACN Competencies and the school Mission, Vision, and Outcomes

AACN Competencies and the school Mission, Vision, and Outcomes

According to a Gallup poll completed in 2013, 82% of respondents indicated that they believe nurses have high to very high levels of honesty and ethical standards, and nursing has been rated as the most trusted profession for several years (Gallup, 2010). What other values and characteristics are associated with the nursing profession? Which ones are the most professionally, academically, and personally significant to you?

For this Discussion, you will consider the alignment of qualities outlined by the AACN with those promoted by Walden University.

You will examine the AACN document appropriate for your degree path and consider how you can incorporate either the Essentials or the Quality Indicators into your academic endeavors.

 

To prepare:

 

  • Consider the competencies presented in The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice (for DNP students) or The Research-Focused Doctoral Program in Nursing: Pathways to Excellence (for PhD students) in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Examine Walden University’s mission, vision, and university outcomes.
  • Review the media presentation Introduction: The Doctor of Nursing Practice, which includes Dr. Joan Stanley’s comments about the AACN’s vision for the DNP degree.
  • Identify commonalities among the concepts presented in each of these items.
  • Think about your professional and academic goals. Consider how Walden’s standpoint and the AACN’s perspective fit with your objectives. Based on this information, what ideas do you have for incorporating a commitment to social change into your academic and professional plans?

 

By Wednesday 6/7/17, post 550 words essay in APA format with 3 references from the list below, that include the level one headings as numbered below:

Post a cohesive response that addresses the following:

1)       Describe one or more significant ways in which Walden’s standpoint (i.e., vision, mission, social change message, and outcomes) relates to the AACN competencies as well as to your professional and academic goals.

2)       Articulate a plan for incorporating social change into two of your professional and/or academic goals.

 

 

Required Readings

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Washington, DC:Author. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/pdf/Essentials.pdf

[For DNP students ONLY]

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). (2006). The research-focused doctoral program in nursing: Pathways to excellence. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/PhDPosition.pdf

“The Research-Focused Doctoral Program in Nursing: Pathways to Excellence” (pp. 4–16)

This section of the AACN document outlines the roles and expected learning outcomes for PhD students, and core curricular elements included in PhD programs.

 

Walden University Student Readiness Orientation

 

Access the Student Readiness Orientation (SRO) through the “My Courses” section of Blackboard. It will be available to you for one year. You can find the same information and more in the e-Guide, a companion website to the SRO. The e-Guide is available throughout your time at Walden. It can be accessed through the MyWalden Portal.

 Walden University. (2011). Student publications: Vision, mission, and goals. Retrieved from http://catalog.waldenu.edu/

Select the current version of the “Walden University Student Handbook” from the drop-down menu.

In the left navigation bar, click “Introduction and Legal Information.”

Then click “Vision, Mission, and Goals.”

Read the information on the Walden University webpage, paying particular attention to Walden’s Vision, Mission, Goals, Social Change, and Outcomes message.

 

Document: Becoming a Successful Online Learner (PDF) (See attached PDF file)

This document contains valuable information, tips, and strategies for becoming a successful online learner in the DNP program.

 

 Document: Citing a Discussion Posting in APA Style (PDF) (See attached PDF file)

The information in this document focuses on how to cite a Discussion posting or response in APA style.

 

Document: Technical Tips for Learning at Walden (PDF) (See attached PDF file)

Tips for working with various technologies, such as word-processing software, online classroom features, and your myWalden page, are addressed in this document.

 

 

 

Required Media

 

Laureate Education (Producer). (2011b). Introduction: The doctor of nursing practice [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu.

Please review this media in the Week 1 Resources.

 

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012a). Effective online communication: Scholarly writing in online discussion [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note:  The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.

This media program presents valuable tips for writing scholarly Discussion posts.

 

Laureate Education (Producer). (2012f). Tips for effective online composition and communication [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note:  The approximate length of this media piece is 7 minutes.

This media program provides essential insights and information regarding the differences between online and in-person communication, the importance of tone in your e-communications, and how to write effective e-mail messages. All of these skills are essential to your success as an online learner.

Optional Resources

 

Westwood, C. (2010). Six simple steps to ensure you achieve your aims. Nursing Management, 17(4), 28–29.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Examine Case Study: An African American Child Suffering From Depression.

Examine Case Study: An African American Child Suffering From Depression. You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this client. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the client’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.

 

 

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Synthesis of Nursing Theory – PowerPoint Presentation (MP2)

Synthesis of Nursing Theory – PowerPoint Presentation (MP2)

  1. Choose a contemporary school of nursing, hospital, nursing home, or other facility in the healthcare arena and research the nursing theory used there.
  2. Describe the changing role of the nurse today and how they are influenced by the organizational nursing theory.

(Suggestion: You are encouraged to make an appointment and meet with the CNO, director, nurse manager or other nursing leader of your chosen facility and interview them.)

Your presentation should include (60 pts.):

  • How the nursing theory enhances professional nursing practice in the roles of advocate, provider, teacher, manager, researcher, and leader. (20 pts.)
  • How using nursing theory and theory from other disciplines as a basis for the nursing process helps promote health and healing. (10 pts.)
  • How we can use nursing theory to challenge professional and organizational assumptions, explore alternatives, and guide nursing actions. (30 pts.)

This assignment is a PowerPoint presentation only. (40 pts.)  The presentation should include no more than 20 slides.  If you use graphics be sure they are small in size, so your presentation can be loaded quickly.

When you have completed this assignments, you will be able to differentiate the concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing, as they relate to select nursing theories by:
(Competency 1)

  • identifying and defining the nursing metaparadigms. (10 pts.)
  • analyzing the philosophical bases of the concepts as they relate to specific theorists. (10 pts.)
  • differentiating the concepts as they relate to selected nursing theories. (10 pts.)
  • constructing a personal nursing philosophy by integrating the metaparadigms and the his/her individual values. (10 pts.)

Davis Health Care is dedicated to providing an excellent patient care experience.

Davis Health Care is dedicated to providing an excellent patient care experience. A recent survey indicated that they could improve their quality of service. Imagine you are charged with identifying an area of improvement for this organization.

Select one area of improvement from the following list to complete Part 1 and Part 2 of this assignment:

  • Patient safety
  • Staff development and team improvement
  • Productivity management
  • Patient education
  • Another area of improvement (needs faculty approval)

You will focus on this area of improvement throughout the remainder of the course, which will lead to a quality improvement plan in the final week.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you address the following prompts for the area of improvement that you selected from above:

Part 1: Data Collection Tools

  • Explain data needed to monitor improvements.
  • Explain at least three data collection tools you can use to collect performance information.
  • Explain the types of information each tool collects.
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of each data collection tool.
  • Explain how the data collection tools are similar. Explain how the data collection tools are different.

Part 2: Data Display, Measurement, and Reporting

  • Identify at least two tools that measure and display the QI data that can be gathered with the data collection tools identified in Part 1.
  • Explain the types of information each tool measures, displays, and reports.
  • Explain each measurement, display, and reporting tool’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explain how the measurement, display, and reporting tools are similar and different from each other.
  • Explain how the measurement, display and reporting tools are useful for health care organizations.

Cite at least 3 sources according to APA guidelines to support your information.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Imagine your supervisor has asked you to develop a training manual for a quality improvement (QI) plan.

Imagine your supervisor has asked you to develop a training manual for a quality improvement (QI) plan.

Create a four-part training manual that introduces the purpose of a QI plan and its components for new staff members.

Include the following in your training manual:

Part A: QI Plan

  • Identify what a QI plan is and its purpose.
  • Identify the components of a QI plan.
  • Identify the appropriate situation to use a QI plan.

Part B: Data Collection

  • Identify data collection tools.
  • Identify data display, measurement, and reporting tools.
  • Identify improvement methodologies.

Part C: Resources

  • Identify additional resources that can be used when preparing a QI plan.

Part D: Best Practices

  • Identify best practices and strategies for using QI plans.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

 

Imagine your supervisor has asked you to develop a training manual for a quality improvement (QI) plan.

Create a four-part training manual that introduces the purpose of a QI plan and its components for new staff members.

Include the following in your training manual:

Part A: QI Plan

  • Identify what a QI plan is and its purpose.
  • Identify the components of a QI plan.
  • Identify the appropriate situation to use a QI plan.

Part B: Data Collection

  • Identify data collection tools.
  • Identify data display, measurement, and reporting tools.
  • Identify improvement methodologies.

Part C: Resources

  • Identify additional resources that can be used when preparing a QI plan.

Part D: Best Practices

  • Identify best practices and strategies for using QI plans.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

Imagine your supervisor has asked you to develop a training manual for a quality improvement (QI) plan.

Create a four-part training manual that introduces the purpose of a QI plan and its components for new staff members.

Include the following in your training manual:

Part A: QI Plan

  • Identify what a QI plan is and its purpose.
  • Identify the components of a QI plan.
  • Identify the appropriate situation to use a QI plan.

Part B: Data Collection

  • Identify data collection tools.
  • Identify data display, measurement, and reporting tools.
  • Identify improvement methodologies.

Part C: Resources

  • Identify additional resources that can be used when preparing a QI plan.

Part D: Best Practices

  • Identify best practices and strategies for using QI plans.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

The leader of a local health care organization, Cindy Janowski, has noticed leading organizations successfully implement quality improvement plans.

The leader of a local health care organization, Cindy Janowski, has noticed leading organizations successfully implement quality improvement plans. Cindy wants to ensure that her organization keeps current with those organizations’ quality standards. She has hired you to research the industry’s quality standards and to learn how to improve quality in her organization.

Cindy sent you an e-mail that states:

Good morning,

Per our earlier conversation, I just wanted to make sure that we are on the right track, and that I understood everything. I have put together a list of additional information needed. If you can provide more details, that would really help me out:

    • Analyze the purpose of quality management in the health care industry.
    • Identify how various health care stakeholders define quality.
    • Identify roles in health care related to quality improvement.
    • Explain what areas must be monitored for quality.
    • Explain what accrediting and regulatory organizations are involved in quality improvement and their roles.
    • Explain external resources and organizations that provide quality improvement information.

Thanks for your help with all of this!

Cindy

Write a 700- to 1,050-word response to Cindy.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 

 

The leader of a local health care organization, Cindy Janowski, has noticed leading organizations successfully implement quality improvement plans. Cindy wants to ensure that her organization keeps current with those organizations’ quality standards. She has hired you to research the industry’s quality standards and to learn how to improve quality in her organization.

Cindy sent you an e-mail that states:

Good morning,

Per our earlier conversation, I just wanted to make sure that we are on the right track, and that I understood everything. I have put together a list of additional information needed. If you can provide more details, that would really help me out:

    • Analyze the purpose of quality management in the health care industry.
    • Identify how various health care stakeholders define quality.
    • Identify roles in health care related to quality improvement.
    • Explain what areas must be monitored for quality.
    • Explain what accrediting and regulatory organizations are involved in quality improvement and their roles.
    • Explain external resources and organizations that provide quality improvement information.

Thanks for your help with all of this!

Cindy

Write a 700- to 1,050-word response to Cindy.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

Topic 2: Patient with severe cognitive impairment (SCI) should not be denied organ transplants.

Topic 2: Patient with severe cognitive impairment (SCI) should not be denied organ transplants.

This topic seeks the support that this type of patient with severe cognitive impairment should not be discriminated in receiving organ transplant. Is important determine the urgency of transplant for example prioritizing the sickest patient.

 

Topic 3: Should Researchers Share Genomic Results With Participant’s Relatives?

In many types of human research, individual findings might not matter much to anyone besides the participants themselves. Genomic research is a bit different; first- degree biological relatives share 50% of the participant’s genetic material . If researchers discover that a participant carries a gene linked to a dangerous but possibly preventable disease, they know that the participant’s relatives may also carry the gene. Warning these relatives could save lives – yet this rarely happens. Why?

Support- participants should control access to their individual results.

Topic 2: Patient with severe cognitive impairment (SCI) should not be denied organ transplants.

This topic seeks the support that this type of patient with severe cognitive impairment should not be discriminated in receiving organ transplant. Is important determine the urgency of transplant for example prioritizing the sickest patient.

 

Topic 3: Should Researchers Share Genomic Results With Participant’s Relatives?

In many types of human research, individual findings might not matter much to anyone besides the participants themselves. Genomic research is a bit different; first- degree biological relatives share 50% of the participant’s genetic material . If researchers discover that a participant carries a gene linked to a dangerous but possibly preventable disease, they know that the participant’s relatives may also carry the gene. Warning these relatives could save lives – yet this rarely happens. Why?

Support- participants should control access to their individual results.

Would you like to write a short paper for me? Due Wed 6.7.17@9am At least two sources and please use scholarly websites( I need to be able to find the source)

Would you like to write a short paper for me? Due Wed 6.7.17@9am At least two sources and please use scholarly websites( I need to be able to find the source)

Thanks,

Starburst

Cigarette Packaging

Tobacco companies are required to include warning labels on cigarette packaging. It has been recommended that they illustrate the effects of cigarette smoking. These images are quite graphic; examples include diseased lungs and a man exhaling cigarette smoke through his neck by way of a tracheotomy hole.

Respond to the following questions:

1. How do you feel about these regulations?

2. Will this type of packaging make a difference in the number of people who smoke? If not, can you think of other ways to encourage people to quit or prevent others from starting this habit?

3. Do you think these kinds of labels should be used to deter people from purchasing unhealthy foods? For instance, should soda labels have pictures of rotting teeth?

 

 

Would you like to write a short paper for me? Due Wed 6.7.17@9am At least two sources and please use scholarly websites( I need to be able to find the source)

Thanks,

Starburst

Cigarette Packaging

Tobacco companies are required to include warning labels on cigarette packaging. It has been recommended that they illustrate the effects of cigarette smoking. These images are quite graphic; examples include diseased lungs and a man exhaling cigarette smoke through his neck by way of a tracheotomy hole.

Respond to the following questions:

1. How do you feel about these regulations?

2. Will this type of packaging make a difference in the number of people who smoke? If not, can you think of other ways to encourage people to quit or prevent others from starting this habit?

3. Do you think these kinds of labels should be used to deter people from purchasing unhealthy foods? For instance, should soda labels have pictures of rotting teeth?

Guidelines on Screening Procedures

Guidelines on Screening Procedures

 

The goal of health promotion and education is to help prevent disease in patients. However, this is not always successful, and disease it not always preventable. With disease, early detection is ideal, often making screening procedures a routine part of clinical care. Unfortunately, many patients do not utilize these health services. This can be attributed to lack of awareness or access to care, financial concerns, or even levels of comfort with health care providers. In your role as the advanced practice nurse, you must be aware of potential obstacles for patients and implement strategies to ensure patients receive necessary screenings. Although a variety of screening procedures are recommended for women at various stages of life, not all screenings are appropriate for all patients. Understanding the strengths and limitations of each screening, as well as current guidelines for use is essential to effectively facilitate patient care. For this Discussion, the course Instructor will assign a specific topic for you to research.

 

To prepare:

 

Review this week’s media presentation, as well as Chapter 6 of the Tharpe et al. text and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services article in the Learning Resources.

Research guidelines on screening procedures for heart disease

Reflect on strengths and limitations of the screening guidelines.

Consider how the guidelines might support your clinical decision making.

 

Post on or before Day 3 an explanation of the guidelines on screening procedures for the topic assigned to you. Include an explanation of strengths and limitations of the guidelines. Then , explain how the guidelines might support your clinical decision making.

Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts.

Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice? at least 250 words with one reference no older than 5 years and intext citation.

Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice? at least 250 words with one reference no older than 5 years and intext citation. Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice? at least 250 words with one reference no older than 5 years and intext citation. Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice? at least 250 words with one reference no older than 5 years and intext citation. Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice? at least 250 words with one reference no older than 5 years and intext citation. Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice? at least 250 words with one reference no older than 5 years and intext citation. Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice? at least 250 words with one reference no older than 5 years and intext citation. Consider a recent practice change that resulted from research efforts. What were some barriers to implementation? What are common barriers for translating research into practice? at least 250 words with one reference no older than 5 years and intext citation.