This week’s objective has us “Investigating the interrelationship between policy decisions and evidence-based practice (PO 3).” More and more, we see nursing moving toward a standard of evidence-based research and practice. In my experience, the push toward evidence-based research and practice has become multidisciplinary. Even the President has mentioned ‘science-based’ programs in many of his speeches related to health care policy. I think we all can conceptually appreciate the value of practice, policy, and programs that are proven to be effective; however, there are a number of potential barriers to consider when presenting research data to policy makers.
This week we will be looking to meet the course objectives by comparing and contrasting the four models of public policymaking. Additionally, we will also examine the purpose and rationales for using both the incremental and pilot approaches to policy implementation.
Please answer the discussion question above, and share the variety of sources of evidence-based research that you will utilize in your policy priority. Share your rationale for your choices of evidence and why it supports your policy priority.
**Policy priority is mandatory nurse-patient staffing ratio. Please scholarly references.
Consider mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratio policy priority. How can you use evidence-based research to demonstrate the relationship of nursing practice to outcomes in mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratio?
Involvement in interdisciplinary coalitions allows
the healthcare leader to gain an understanding regarding navigating
socio-political environments as well as providing macro leadership within a
broader community setting. The purpose
of this project is to build and provide leadership to a coalition that
addresses a healthcare concern.
Leadership skills at the macro-level will be applied.
CO #1: Analyze leadership qualities that facilitate collaboration and
cooperation at the individual, team, community, and organizational levels
within diverse healthcare settings to foster human health. (MPH PO #1, MSN PO #
CO #5: Incorporate ongoing leadership character development, values and
ethical principles into a living leader role that collaborates with and engages
individuals, teams, agencies, and organizations locally as well as globally.
(MPH PO #8, MSN PO #5)
Due Date:Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week
Total Points Possible:125 Points
the Identified Healthcare Concern
You are the Vice-President of Nursing Services at a 500 bed
facility that provides healthcare to a 6 county region that occurs in two
different but adjoining states. Recently
you attended a national conference regarding infectious diseases and the
potential for their spread with our current global environment. Upon return from the conference, you have a
conversation with a local public health official who identifies that there is
no regional plan to combat an infectious disease outbreak. In addition, the official noted the presence
of several barriers which will make the development of a plan more of a challenge. These include, but are not limited to:
Identification of a plan that would cover a
large region and a diverse population of approximately one million people
Identification of a plan that could be
coordinated from one facility, but interact successfully with 6 different
counties and two different state governments
The presence of a regional airport which
increases the opportunity for introducing an infectious disease to the region
From the conversation, you realize that a coalition will be needed
and that macro leadership skills are required for the coalition to be
successful. You now accept the challenge
to build a coalition within the region to develop a plan that would resist a
sudden outbreak of an infectious illness.
Description of the Assignment
The purpose of this project will be to address a healthcare
concern occurring within a community by providing macro level leadership needed
to build a coalition. The identified
coalition will seek to resolve the healthcare concern.
will be presented via PowerPoint and will include 15 – 20 slides
title and references slides).
Introduction provides information regarding:
Introductory slide(s) provided ALL of the
Definition of macro-leadership
Definition of coalitions
Explanation why a coalition would be helpful
in resolving this identified healthcare concern.
Section One identifies macro-leadership skills and requires information related
to each of the
Explain the difference between micro and
Explain how a macro leader demonstrates:
§ Mastery of self
§ Mastery of
§ Mastery of
Explain how a macro-leader can overcome one
disadvantage to using coalitions
Section Two discusses the coalitions in general by including the following
How will you pool available local and state
How will you foster communication with
individuals living in the region as well as local and state governments?
How will you maintain the energy of the
How will you convince members to work
together and avoid turf issues?
Section Three presents the specific coalition that you will suggest in order to
resolve the identified healthcare concern.
The following information is required:
What will be your vision statement for the
How many individuals will you have on the
steering committee for the coalition?
What type of individuals would you recruit
for steering committee membership?
How will the coalition interact with local and
state governments to develop an acceptable plan?
How will you evaluate the effectiveness of
Conclusion provides a summary of the key points from the presentation as well as of
insights gained (what was learned) regarding macro leadership.
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
Presentation (excluding the Title slide and References slide) should equal
PowerPoint slides. Points will be lost for not meeting these length
Speaker notes are
required. These notes should expand the
information found on the slide.
References are to
be cited in the Speaker notes
4. This assignment must be submitted to
TurnItIn™, as required by the TurnItIn™ policy.
Similarity Index of “blue” or “green” must be
obtained. A score in the blue or green
a similarity of less than 24% which is the benchmark for CCN graduate nursing
students. Any other level of similarity index level
requires the student to revise the
assignment before the due date and
time. To allow sufficient time for
submission of the assignment
to TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged. The
final submission will
be graded by faculty. If a Turnitin™ report indicates that
plagiarism has occurred, the
Academic Integrity policy
will be followed.