You are the nurse manager on a large unit that has 14 FTE RNs on staff, 25 FTE LPNs, and 15 FTE nursing aides, orderlies, and clerks. The schedule for the next 2 months is due in administration by next week, and you are beginning to work on it. Various requests have been submitted by personnel for vacations, educational conferences, time to attend a wedding, and long weekends, and a request from one nurse asks not to be rotated to weekend evenings or nights because her husband bowls on weekends, and she has no babysitter for their three young children. Then answer the following questions:
What types of additional information do you need to complete this schedule?
How do you honor requests as submitted? What if two of the requests for vacations came from RNs scheduled to work the same weekends, and they both asked for exactly the same days off?
How do you inform staff whether their requests have been honored? Are they informed by seeing the posted schedule?
Are requests taken in the order in which they are received? Or do you have another means of honoring requests?
Provide your responses on an APA formatted paper.
Describe your process of selecting the current trend or solution that you would like to implement within
services and delivery is an emerging area where lot of trends can be witnesses.
There are several trends that the current day health care organizations can
implement. I believe that the process of trend selection and its implementation
should be based on the future perspective and the probable revenue that could
be generated with the implementation of that particular trend. One of the most
useful trends in current day’s health care service and delivery is managed
health care services and personal nursing care. The personal nurse care has
emerged as an important trend that current day’s organizations are following.
There was a time when the roles of nurses were limited in the health care
delivery. But, with time the trend has changed to have more powerful role of
Share at least 3 of the most
useful resources that you have found for identifying current trends in the
health care management industry.
trend is usually based on the perception of people. There are various ways to
search for the trend in healthcare or any other industry. I believe that
secondary research is one of the most important ways to check and analyze the
trend. The three useful resources that were used to identify the current trends
in healthcare management industry can be discussed as:
the above resources are credible resources and one of the good things with
these resources is that authors have provided the source of all the data that
is being collected to identify and analyze the trend.
Identify at least 2 resources that
you reviewed but chose not to use.
is a good way to identify the resources but there would always be certain
resources that may not be useful. The two resources that were reviewed and not
used can be mentioned as:
Indicate how you decided what was
a good resource and what was not
must say that it is always difficult to identify and differentiate between good
and bad resources, especially when secondary research is being done. As a rule of
thumb, I can say that we should follow the resources that
provide good references and sources of data. Also, the credibility of websites
should also be checked before taking any information.
As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to connect your classroom experience to your Practicum Experience. By applying the concepts you study in the classroom to clinical settings, you enhance your professional competency. Each week you complete an Assignment such as Journal Entries or SOAP Notes that prompts you to reflect on your Practicum Experiences and relate them to the material presented in the classroom. This week you begin documenting your Practicum Experiences in your Practicum Journal.
To prepare for this courses Practicum Experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
· Select and explain a nursing theory or feminist perspective to guide your clinical practice.
· Develop goals and objectives for the Practicum Experience in this course. When developing your goals and objectives, be sure to keep womens health guidelines and best practices in mind.
· Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements (11 weeks)