Essay proposal change in practice

Essay proposal change in practice

COMPETENCIES
726.10.2 : Manager of the Healing Environment
The graduate responds to unpredictable situations and events common in the healthcare environment
with appropriate flexibility and creativity.
726.10.3 : The Nurse as Scientist
The graduate correctly interprets and applies scientific evidence when planning and providing safe,
quality, and culturally sensitive care for patients and families.
726.10.4 : The Nurse as Detective
The graduate detects subtle changes and deviations from expected health patterns while managing the
care of patients.
740.2.8 : Interprofessional Practices
The graduate analyzes the impact of new and diverse advanced nursing and care provider roles on
interprofessional practice.
INTRODUCTION
Nursing is a practice discipline that includes direct and indirect care activities that affect health outcomes.
As a baccalaureate nursing student, you are developing new competencies in leadership, and in order to
achieve mastery, you must apply those competencies to live practice experiences and situations. This
Leadership Learning Experience (LLE) is designed to allow you to choose a clinical focus (e.g., practice,
policy, education, population) in which you apply your leadership problem–solving skills. The LLE requires
engagement with other people within the setting to complete.
You will develop a project within a practice setting that allows you to develop these leadership skills. You
will identify a problem area in a practice setting that you specifically want to address (e.g., practice, policy,
population, education) that aligns with organizational priorities. Example sources for the problem area
may include the following:
• Practice: joint commission standards, core measures as quality indicators, other data
• Policy: legislation, staffing ratio, regulations from state boards
• Population: children with diabetes, adult obesity
• Education: future of nursing, Benner’s recommendations about nursing education
You will focus on a real-life solution for the problem. You should choose a topic that is timely, manageable,
and realistic to the current healthcare environment. An external resource person (i.e., manager, clinical
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leader, clinical educator, policy expert, or population expert) must confirm the relevance of the selected
project and your engagement in the setting as part of project completion. As with all projects, you should
think how you, as a nurse, function in the following roles: detective, scientist, and manager of the healing
environment.

REQUIREMENTS
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and
no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased
from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can
be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that
will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric
aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
Note: Any information that would be considered confidential, proprietary, or personal in nature should
not be included. Do not include the actual names of people, stakeholders, or other personally identifiable
information. Fictional names should be used. Also, agency-specific data, including financial information,
should not be included but should be addressed in a general fashion as appropriate.
Note: Your submission may be in a variety of formats (e.g., report, multimedia presentation).
A. Develop a written proposal by doing the following:
1. Identify a problem or issue related to practice, policy, population, or education that aligns with the
organizational priorities you seek to solve.
Note: You may need to meet with your organization or practice setting, your manager, or your
supervisor to help choose a current problem or issue.
a. Explain the problem or issue, including why it is applicable to the area of practice you chose and
the healthcare environment.
2. Discuss your investigation of the problem or issue.
a. Provide evidence to substantiate the problem or issue (e.g., organizational assessment,
national source documents, evidence from a stakeholder).
3. Analyze the state of the situation using current data.
a. Analyze areas that might be contributing to the problem or issue.
4. Propose a solution or innovation for the problem or issue.
a. Justify your proposed solution or innovation based on the results of your investigation and
analysis.
5. Recommend resources to implement your proposed solution or innovation. Include a cost-benefit
analysis of your proposed solution or innovation.
6. Provide a timeline for implementation based on your proposal.
7. Discuss why each key stakeholder or partner is important for the implementation of the solution
or innovation.
a. Summarize your engagement with the key stakeholders or partners, including the input and
feedback you received.
b. Discuss how you intend to work with those key stakeholders or partners in order to achieve

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success.
8. Discuss how your proposed solution or innovation could be implemented, including how the
implementation could be evaluated for success.
B. Explain how you fulfilled the following roles during your process of investigation and proposal
development:
1. scientist
2. detective
3. manager of the healing environment
C. Submit the completed attached “Professional Verification Form” from the organizational leader
advising you in your leadership experience.
D. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is
quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
E. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
File Restrictions
File name may contain only letters, numbers, spaces, and these symbols: ! – _ . * ‘ ( )
File size limit: 200 MB
File types allowed: doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, odt, pdf, txt, qt, mov, mpg, avi, mp3, wav, mp4, wma, flv, asf,
mpeg, wmv, m4v, svg, tif, tiff, jpeg, jpg, gif, png, zip, rar, tar, 7z

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