Stem cells are the basis for every organ and tissue in our bodies. We continually rely on stem cells to replace and rejuvenate tissues lost every day, such as hair, blood, and skin. Stem cells have two important properties: self-renewal (making copies) and differentiation, which lead to the cells that make up our organ and tissue systems.
Completing this activity will assist you in mastering Module Level Outcome 1.
oUnderstanding Stem CellsPreview the document [PDF, file size 974 KB] from the National Academies
oStem Cell Facts (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [PDF, file size 360.11 KB] from the International Society for Stem Cell Research
oWhat are stem cells? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video, 04:10 mins] – Craig A. Kohn
Next, submit the following:
·Download a copy of the therapeutic value of stem cells worksheetPreview the document[doc, file size 44.5 KB] in a Word document format, complete all of the questions, and then save and submit it.
You are also encouraged to do your own research through our library on the topic. Do not forget to include in-text citations and complete APA style references for all sources. The Excelsior Library Citation Tip Sheets and Resources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. will be a helpful guide. You may also wish to use a citation generator – you just insert the information, and it creates the citation in the format you indicate (MLA or APA, for example). Here are 3 citation generators to choose from:
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2.Bibme (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
3.EasyBib (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.
Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.” Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.” Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”
To prepare:Review the Peer Evaluation Form for important information on how this assignment is graded.Identify a group facilitator.Within your group, select a topic relevant to interprofessional leadership and the health care field on which to focus your group paper. The following are some potential topics for your group to consider:“Just” cultureWhen your group has selected a topic, the group facilitator will submit the topic to the Instructor for approval on the Discussion Board in the Week 5 Group Project Topic Forum.Conduct research on your topic using the Walden Library and other credible sources.To complete:By Day 7 of Week 7As a group, write a 3- to 5 (page count does not include title and reference page) page paper that includes the following:Section 1: IntroductionSection 2: Significance of the topic (based on literature that speaks to the relevancy of the concept selected in terms of interprofessional leadership)Section 3: Review of the literature related to the concept that the group selects (current best practices, positive or negative impact on leadership or health care organizations, etc.)Section 4: Application to nursing (e.g., implications or consequences for nursing leaders)Section 5: Conclusion
n 800 words, propose a health policy change (that is currently a bill, a law, or may not exist at all) at the state or federal level that you believe needs to change and why.
The policy must NOT be a clinical care policy for individual care. The policy involved may include public or community health, legislative or regulatory, professional organization (nursing-oriented), advanced nursing practice, health plan, or hospital plan.
Include a specific section for the exact wording for the bill or change in wording of the law.
Include the plan for the implementation of your policy development, to lobbying for passage, to next steps after passage.
Discuss who would be the champion for the bill/law change from your state advocates (legislators, federal legislators, local or national state nursing organizations). Are these individuals also influential in making changes occur? Did you vote for the individual in office that you want to help you make this change?
Review different pieces of legislation for ideas on wording.
Visit your state’s legislative governmental affairs website site to understand the process your policy change could take if you wanted to introduce to into legislation.
Refer to the Nursing Leadership Health Policy Presentation Rubric.