Explain how the nursing challenge creates a gap or conflict between the organization's statements and practice

Assessment Organization

  • Overview

    Write a 4–5-page impact report to senior leadership that identifies a nursing-related challenge, analyzes how it affects the organization from a nursing perspective, and details the new position.

    Each organization has a unique structure that impacts the behavior of the organization. In health care organizations, this impact is on the ability of the organization to deliver quality patient care. Nursing is an essential component of any health care organization, and nursing leaders must understand the role of nursing and nursing leadership within the total organization. Understanding basic organizational structure, mission, vision, philosophy, and values will better prepare nurse leaders to improve quality and patient outcomes.

    By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

    • Competency 1: Identify nursing leadership priorities using a systems perspective.
      • Identify a nursing challenge and its impact from a nursing perspective.
      • Identify key leadership skills, knowledge, or abilities required for the position.
    • Competency 2: Apply systems theory and systems thinking to facilitate health care delivery and patient outcomes.
      • Explain how the nursing challenge creates a gap or conflict between the organization’s statements and practice.
      • Identify organizational factors that impact the situation using a SWOT analysis.
    • Competency 4: Evaluate how power relates to health care organizational structure, behavior, and leadership.
      • Assess how the new nurse leader position will have power and influence and impact patient outcomes.
    • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
      • Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
      • Correctly format citations and references using current APA style.
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    Questions to Consider

    To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the heath care community.

    • What is the relationship between an organization’s structure, mission, vision, philosophy, values, and policies and procedures?
    • What strategies does your health care organization (or one that you are familiar with) use when making changes within the organization?
    • How do you see nurse leaders participating in the process of organizational change?
    • How are changes made in organizational structure, and when are they typically made?
    • How do transformational and transparent nursing leadership fit in the organization’s power structure?
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