Nursing Leadership and Management – Applying
Servant Leadership in Practice
In this assignment, you will select a program, quality improvement initiative,
or other project from your place of employment. Assume you are presenting this
program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary
(850-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which they will make their
decision to fund your program or project. The summary should include:
The purpose of the program or
The target population or audience.
The benefits of the program or
The cost or budget justification.
The basis upon which the program or
project will be evaluated.
Share your written proposal with
your manager, supervisor, or other colleague in a formal leadership position
within a health care organization. Request their feedback using the following
questions as prompts:
Do you believe the proposal would be
approved if formally proposed?
What are some strengths and
weaknesses of the proposal?
Prepare this assignment according to
the APA guidelines found in the APA style guide, located in the student success
center. An abstract is not required.
Using health information technology, locate at least three evidence-based practice resources that address your concern and that could possibly inform further action.
Using Health Information Technology as a Source of Evidence-Based Practice
Before the digital revolution, health information technology supplied very limited support for evidence-based practice. If nurses wanted to be informed about cutting-edge research, their best bet was to either subscribe to leading journals or make periodic trips to the library. With the establishment of research databases, however, nurses became empowered to learn about and facilitate interdisciplinary and transnational research. Databases are just one example of how health information technology supports evidence-based practice.
Read the following scenario from the text (Commingle & Marianas, 2012, p. 482):
Twelve-hour shifts are problematic for patient and nurse safety, and yet hospitals continue to keep the 12-hour shift schedule. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (Board on Health Care Services & Institute of Medicine, 2004) published a report that referred to studies as early as 1988 that discussed the negative effects of rotating shifts on intervention accuracy. Workers with 12-hour shifts realized more fatigue than workers on 8-hour shifts. In another study done in Turkey by Anouilh, Duran, Ara, Turkic, and Gunny (2006), factors relating to increased risk for injury were age of 24 or less, less than 4 years of nursing experience, working in the surgical intensive care units, and working for more than 8 hours.
Consider how the resources identified in the scenario above could influence an organization’s practice.
Select an issue in your practice that is of concern to you (my area of practice area of concern is the nursing shortage, we often have to work short in my hospital which creates many issues). Using health information technology, locate at least three evidence-based practice resources that address your concern and that could possibly inform further action.
post a description of your practice concern. Outline how you used health information technology to locate evidence-based practices that address this concern. Cite and include insights from the resources. Analyze how health information technology supports evidence-based practice.