The purpose of this assessment is to help you develop the necessary skills and expertise to
manage in the healthcare setting and understand the unique aspects of nursing leadership.
Nursing leadership requires a unique set of skills relating to organizational performance and the
healthcare industry. Leadership in the nursing profession, roles and responsibilities of the nurse
leader, and human resource management are essential components of nursing management for
leaders within the healthcare industry to understand. As the healthcare industry continues to
change and reform, it is important for nurse leaders to be well prepared and well-rounded in the
concepts of healthcare management and nursing leadership.
For this assessment, consider yourself a nurse leader (which could be your current role if you are
in a nurse leadership role at your organization) responsible for multiple departments, units, or
service areas. You are struggling with performance of outcome measures that are below
benchmarks. You feel that if your teams and staff were more engaged, your outcomes would
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.
Professional Communications is a required aspect to pass this task. Completion of a spell check
and grammar check prior to submitting your final work is strongly recommended.
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.
A.  Create a performance data scorecard you could use to focus on outcome measures in your
healthcare organization in which you do the following:
1.  Identify the patient population being addressed.
2.  Identify at least one outcome measure related to the population identified in part A1
for each of the following indicators:
•  performance
•  quality
•  patient safety
•  employee engagement
B.  Discuss the necessary processes that drive each outcome measure.
1.  Discuss at least one additional indicator that would be important for a nurse leader to
monitor on a regular basis to drive outcomes as part of the performance data scorecard.
C.  Discuss at least three advantages of the performance data scorecard created in part A.

D.  Analyze at least two current trends in healthcare that are related specifically to employee
1.  Explain the relationship between employee engagement and healthcare quality.
2.  Discuss whether current tools in your organization adequately provide nurse leadership
with data regarding employee engagement.

E.  Create a plan to improve employee engagement based on the performance data scorecard.

Note: This plan may include but is not limited to goals, strategies, evaluation, timeline, etc.

1.  Discuss leadership best practices that improve employee engagement.

F.  When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in an assessment, the submission MUST
include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes
or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been
quoted or paraphrased in the text of the assessment.
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