Theoretical Framework Paper 30% of Grade
The Theoretical Framework Paper is your opportunity to formulate and defend a conceptual/theoretical framework that supports your practice and role as a masters-prepared nurse. In preparation for this paper, consider the personal and professional values and philosophy that guide your professional role. Identify one existing or emerging nursing caring theory that best aligns with your values and philosophy. Indentify the leadership theory that you hope to ascribe to in your future role
Prepare a paper and include the following
1. Describe your professional setting, goals, or other context that will frame your Theoretical Framework as a MSN prepared educator, health systems leader Nurse Manager or CNL.
2. Provide statements about the personal and professional values and philosophy that will guide your professional role.
3. Identify, discuss, critique, and apply an existing or emerging nursing theory that is aligned with your values and philosophy. Include the following components:
a. Describe the concepts of the theory.
b. Provide examples of how the theory or framework can be applied to direct your professional role
c. Provide brief examples of how the relationships among the concepts of the theory help you predict, explain, or intervene in your professional role.
d. Present the rationale for selecting this theory in terms of your professional values and philosophy.
e. Describe how you anticipate applying this theory as a guide to your professional role.
4. As part of the paper please respond to the following question which is applicable to your MSN track. Answers must be documented with evidence to support your views.
Health Systems Leader: Do you believe there is evidence linking a caring framework for nursing leadership to quality of care and patient outcomes? How does a caring leadership framework impact staff?
5. Mechanics grammar (see chapter in APA Manual), spelling, and correct use of APA format (Please refer to APA Manual).
6. The recommended length for the content/text section of the paper (not including the title page and references) is 6-8 pages double spaced. Use APA (6th ed.) format to cite all sources. An abstract is not needed.
Class Textbook: Use it to help write the paper (Required)
Roussel, L. (2013). Management and leadership for nurse administrators (6th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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Discuss Security and Privacy Implications of the HITECH Act
Idaho Falls Health System consists of four hospitals and six healthcare clinics that cover three rural counties. The CEO of the health system has joined forces with several of his peers to purchase the services of a local IT shop, Trustworthy Computing. Trustworthy Computing has been hired to provide health information exchange services that are part of the HITECH Act’s meaningful use financial incentive program. Mary Miller, the owner of Trustworthy Computing, was thrilled to win the contract to provide secure health information exchange services and immediately set about hiring additional technical staff and equipment to prepare to engage in this work. Mary hired Roger Murphy, who recently completed an undergraduate certification program in information security, to manage the project. Roger is the nephew of the Idaho Fall Health System’s CEO and was hired on the CEO’s recommendation.Roger immediately set about working with the internal IT staff to develop connectivity among the partners in the health exchange agreement. Three weeks into the project, the network manager of Health Right, one of the partners, discovered that a vulnerability in the Idaho Falls Health System network has resulted in a breach of patient information. The breach has impacted Health Right and all of the other partners in the health exchange agreement.Use the study materials and engage in any additional research needed to fill in knowledge gaps. Write a 2–3 page paper that covers the following:
Discussions To participate in the following discussions, go to
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Economic Order Quantity
Analyze the following scenario: Meals for the Homeless buys
30,000 large cans of green beans each year. The cost of each can of
beans is $4. The cost to place an order for beans, including the
time of the employee placing the order, shipping, and so forth,
comes to $20 per order. The out-of-pocket carrying costs (for
storage, etc.) are $0.30 per can per year. In addition, Meals
calculates its interest at 5 percent. How many cans should be
ordered at a time? How many orders should there be each year? What
are the total ordering costs and carrying costs at the EOQ?
Contrast the total of the ordering costs and carrying costs at EOQ
to the total ordering and carrying costs if the cans were all
ordered at the beginning of the year. (You will need to read and
understand Appendix 7-A to complete this discussion). Clearly label
the calculations of the economic order quantity using Excel (you
may attach your Excel worksheet to your discussion postin your
online classroom). Use formulas to calculate the EOQ and format the
cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round
to the nearest whole number. Explain the advantages and
disadvantages of EOQ in a Word document not to exceed 200 words.
You must respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings to
receive full credit.
Joy Becket is the director of Eyeglasses for the Poor (EP). EP
receives donations of eyeglasses and recycles them for use by the
nearsighted needy around the world. Sometimes the eyeglass frames
are expensive designer frames that can be sold to raise operating
funds for the organization. Joy is concerned that EP’s resources
are not adequately safeguarded. This problem is compounded by the
fact that there are relatively few employees so separation of
duties is difficult. She does know that if anything goes wrong
(i.e. waste of resources, embezzlement), she will be held
responsible. Therefore, she has called you in as an expert
consultant in the area of accountability and control. She has asked
you to recommend specific procedures and policies for enhancing the
internal controls for the organization. Write a one-page memo
identifying policies and procedures she should consider adopting.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Assignment To complete the following assignment, go to this
week’s Assignment link in the left navigation.
Volume, Risk, and Price Variances
Analyze the variances in the following scenario:
You are the nursing administrator for a medical group that
expects a severe outbreak of the flu this winter. You hire
additional staff to treat the patients and administer shots. Your
special project budget was for 1,000 hours of part-time nurses’
services at $40 per hour, for a total cost of $40,000. It was
expected that these nurses would administer 400 flu shots and treat
1,600 flu patients. The medical group typically charges $50 for a
flu shot and $80 for treating a flu patient. Actually, the group
had 1,200 patients who received the flu shot and 1,400 who had the
flu and received treatment. On average, it was able to collect $55
per flu shot and $70 per flu patient.
Compute the volume, mix, and price revenue variances. How did
things turn out for the group considering just revenues? How did
they turn out from a profit perspective? Use either the approach
from chapter 8 or from Appendix 8-A to solve. Clearly label the
calculations of the required variances using Excel. Use formulas to
calculate the three variances and format the cells to insert a
comma if there is more than three numbers and round to the nearest
whole number. Explain the meaning of the variances in a two page
Submit to your instructor your two-to-three page Word document
(not including the title and reference pages) and your Excel
worksheet. Your paper should be formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at
least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.