NUR 514 Organizational Leadership and Informatics

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Course Description

This course examines the role of leadership, organizational science, policy, and informatics in supporting safe, high-quality, cost-effective patient care within interprofessional, dynamic health care environments. Learners explore various organizational relationships within health care systems and prepare to participate in the design of cost-effective, innovative models of care delivery and practice change proposals. Professional leadership theories and how they shape the nurse leader in such things as collaboration, conflict resolution, decision-making, and negotiation are introduced. Learners discuss change management theories and evaluate the ethical, social, legal, economic, and political implications of practice change and health care informatics along with strategies for managing human, fiscal, and health care resources in a variety of organizational systems. Learners also examine the uses of patient-care, information systems, and communication technologies and discuss the design, implementation, and evaluation of electronic health record systems and clinical decision support systems

Class Materials

Class Resources

Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

DeNisco, S. M. (Ed.). (2024). Advanced practice nursing: Essential knowledge for the profession (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9781284264661

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Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems

Weberg, D. R., & Mangold, K. (2023). Leadership in nursing practice: The intersection of innovation and teamwork in healthcare systems (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9781284248890

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Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2022). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 9781284220469

This text will be used as a resource throughout your program. Download the book in this course so it can be accessed as needed in subsequent courses.

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NUR-514 Course Objectives

In this course, the learner will:

  1. Explore various health care system and organizational relationships (e.g., stakeholders, economic, financial, political, ethical issues, organizational structure, and delivery of care, including mission/vision/philosophy and values).
  2. Discuss professional leadership theories and how they shape the nurse leader in such things as collaboration, conflict resolution, decision-making, and negotiation.
  3. Discuss change management theories and strategies and the ethical, social, legal, economic, and political implications of practice change on nursing practice decisions.
  4. Analyze the impact of health care policy on health care or

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LopesWrite

Refer to the LopesWrite webpage for guidance regarding assignments requiring submission to LopesWrite. 

https://support.gcu.edu/hc/en-us/articles/201277380-LopesWrite
APA Writing Style

APA Style is required for all writing assignments in this course, where indicated. Prepare these assignments according to the APA Style Guide, located in the in the Student Success Center.

You may want to consider purchasing the current edition of The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association as this will be a useful resource throughout your program.

https://ssc.gcu.edu/#/page/writing-center/3575
The Writing Process

View “The Writing Process” media presentation for information on how to strengthen your writing for future assignments.

http://lc.gcumedia.com/unv104/the-writing-process/index.html

University Policy Handbook

Read the Code of Conduct and Academic Standards section of the University Policy Handbook.

http://www.gcu.edu/academics/academic-policies.php

Library Walkthrough Tutorial

View the “Library Walkthrough Tutorial,” located in the Student Success Center.

https://www.gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center/?mediaElement=87A13BAE-9FC3-E911-A1DC-005056BD7343
Academic Integrity

Read the “About LopesWrite” and “Plagiarism” sections of the Academic Integrity page of the GCU website.

http://students.gcu.edu/academics/academic-integrity.php

Introduction to the GCU Library Research Guide

Refer to the “Introduction to the GCU Library” Research Guide, located on the GCU Library website, to become familiar with the services and resources provided by the GCU Library.

http://libguides.gcu.edu/content.php?pid=415913

GCU Library Persistent Links Research Guide

Review the “Persistent Links” Research Guide, located on the GCU Library website, for information on inser… Read More

http://libguides.gcu.edu/content.php?pid=415612

GCU Library RefWorks and EndNote Research Guide

Manage your citations with the RefWorks tool. RefWorks automates the creation of your reference lists in the format of your choice (APA, MLA, etc.). For information on signing up for and using RefWorks, refer to the RefWorks and EndNote Research Guide, located on the GCU Library website.

http://libguides.gcu.edu/refworksandendnote

GCU Library Citing Sources in APA Research Guide

Refer to the “Citing Sources in APA” Research Guide, located on the GCU Library website, for assistance with citing and referencing sources using APA formatting.  

https://libguides.gcu.edu/APA
APA Writing Checklist

Use the “APA Writing Checklist” for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Applying this checklist will help ensure conformance with APA style.

MSN-APA Writing Checklist-Student.docx

Discussion Forum Guidelines and Example

Review the “Discussion Forum Guidelines and Example” document for your weekly discussion forum participation.

MSN-DiscussionForumGuidelinesandExample.docx

The GCU Writing Center

Refer to the resources located in the Writing Center for PowerPoint guidelines, APA style, writing and library tutorials, and research and writing assistance.

https://www.gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center/v3.1/#/tools/writing-center
Optional: ThinkingStorm

For additional information, the following is recommended:

ThinkingStorm is an online tutoring resource that provides flexible support to supplement traditional educational environments. The tutoring center is remotely accessible to GCU learners with a computer and an Internet connection and offers convenient hours for learners with busy schedules. ThinkingStorm tutoring includes a writing center that offers 24/7 submission-based writing support, as well as live writing support across the curriculum.

NUR 514 Organizational Leadership and Informatics
NUR 514 Organizational Leadership and Informatics

If you are interested in utilizing ThinkingStorm’s writing support, submit your documents chapter by chapter, rather than as a full manuscript.

To assist learners with thei… Read More

https://www.thinkingstorm.com/GCUinfo.aspx
Optional: Grammarly

For additional information, the following is recommended:

Grammarly is an online writing assistance app that reviews written submissions and suggests context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, word usage, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism. The reasoning for each suggested correction is provided, allowing users to make informed decisions about how to correct writing issues.

Grammarly can be installed as free browser extension, though Grammarly Premium requires an annual subscription. This subscription is not a GCU-required purchase.

https://www.grammarly.com/premium
Topic 1: Health Care Systems, Organizational Relationships, and Interprofessional Health Care Environments

Nov 2-8, 2023

Max Points:30

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the evolution of the U.S. health care system its impact on nursing and the delivery of care.
  2. Explain how interprofessional relationships increase collaboration and improve patient outcomes.
  3. Explain how leaders benefit from applying systems thinking.

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Summary of Current Course Content Knowledge

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Start Date

Nov 2, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 2, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

0

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Academic engagement through active participation in instructional activities related to the course objectives is paramount to your success in this course and future courses.  Through interaction with your instructor and classmates, you will explore the course material and be provided with the best opportunity for objective and competency mastery.  To begin this class, review the course objectives for each Topic, and then answer the following questions as this will help guide your instructor for course instruction. 

  1. Which weekly objectives do you have prior knowledge of and to what extent?
  2. Which weekly objectives do you have no prior knowledge of?
  3. What course-related topics would you like to discuss with your instructor and classmates?  What questions or concerns do you have about this course? 
Class Introductions

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Start Date

Nov 2, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 4, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

0

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Take a moment to explore your new classroom and introduce yourself to your fellow classmates. What are you excited about learning? What do you think will be most challenging?

Topic 1 DQ 1

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Start Date

Nov 2, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 4, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Consider the evolution of the U.S. health care system. Discuss how the shift to value-based health care has impacted delivery of care and the role and responsibilities of the advanced registered nurse. Project what major evolving trends in the health care delivery system will affect nursing practice and how advanced registered nurses will influence the direction of health care.

Topic 1 DQ 2

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Start Date

Nov 2, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 6, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Based on your experience, explain how systems thinking helps leaders to build strong interprofessional and organizational relationships. Discuss some system thinking tools nursing leaders can apply to increase interprofessional collaboration to benefit patient outcomes or organizational initiatives. Make sure to incorporate the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies in your response.

Topic 1 Participation

DISCUSSION FORUMSVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Nov 2, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 8, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

20

Status

Published

Assessment Description

There is no description for this assessment.

Resources

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Read Chapter 7 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.

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Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems

Read Chapter 9 in Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems.

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Interprofessional Collaboration: Three Best Practice Models of Interprofessional Education

Read “Interprofessional Collaboration: Three Best Practice Models of Interprofessional Education,” by Bridges, Davidson, Odegard,… Read More

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3081249/

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2016 Update

Read “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2016 Update,” by the Interprofessional Education Collaborat… Read More

https://ipec.memberclicks.net/assets/2016-Update.pdf

Using Systems Thinking to Envision Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Read “Using Systems Thinking to Envision Quality and Safety in Healthcare,” by Stalter and Mota, from Nursing Management… Read More

https://journals.lww.com/nursingmanagement/fulltext/2018/02000/using_systems_thinking_to_envision_quality_and.7.aspx

AONL Nurse Leader Competencies

Read “AONL Nurse Leader Competencies,” located on the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) website.

https://www.aonl.org/resources/nurse-leader-competencies
Topic 2: Professional Leadership

Nov 9-15, 2023

Max Points:155

Objectives:

  1. Differentiate between leadership and management.
  2. Analyze different leadership theories and styles.
  3. Analyze characteristics of the professional nurse leader and nursing leadership.
  4. Evaluate leadership and management strategies within health care organizations.
  5. Discuss potential causes of conflict, principles of negotiation, and conflict resolution models and strategies.

Assessments

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Topic 2 DQ 1

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Start Date

Nov 9, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 11, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Differentiate between “leading” and “managing.” Based on your experience in the health care industry, explain how an advanced registered nurse can lead well and provide management. Share at least one strategy you have used to effectively lead and manage staff within health care organizations Consider interactions with patients, team members, daily tasks, and responsibilities as you formulate your response.

Topic 2 DQ 2

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Start Date

Nov 9, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 13, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Discuss potential causes of conflict occurring within health care organizations. What are some principles of negotiation and conflict resolution used by the nurse leader to address conflict? What model or leadership theory would be effective to use in addressing conflict?

APA Assignment: Leadership Style Reflective Essay

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Start Date

Nov 9, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 15, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

125

Rubric

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Status

PublishedAssessment Traits

Requires Lopeswrite

Assessment Description

The purpose of this assignment is to assist learners in developing effective communication by emphasizing the proper application of APA style. APA style is required for the graduate program.

Refer to the resources in the Class Resources and Student Success Center for assistance with APA. Use the APA Style Guide resource, located in the Student Success Center, to complete this assignment.

For this assignment, complete the following:

Self-Assessment

Self-awareness is essential for developing leadership skills. Recognizing your own strengths, weaknesses, and values, and understanding emotional intelligence and learning styles can help you to be a more effective nurse leader.

For this assignment, you have the opportunity to take a variety of self-assessments to learn more about yourself and identify your assets and weaknesses as a leader. This will assist you in discovering how you can improve your own self-leadership skills. You will be asked to think critically about your results and submit a reflection as directed below.

Refer to the topic Resources. Select and complete three self-assessments. Be sure to document the results of each assessment to assist you in completing the reflection portion of the assignment below.

Self-Assessment Reflection

Becoming self-aware is an ongoing process requiring introspection. The more often people practice self-reflection, the more opportunities they have to understand their own behaviors and adapt their approaches to working with other people, which can improve both your own and other’s abilities to meet their professional goals.

In a 1,000-1,250-word reflective essay, address the following:

  1. Provide a rationale and brief summary for selecting each self-assessment. Summarize the results you obtained on each assessment.
  2. Identify the leadership style that closely aligns to your philosophy of care and explain what appeals to you about that style.
  3. Reflect on how you might incorporate elements of that particular style as you exercise leadership in a practice or health care organization setting.
  4. Discuss any particular areas for improvement the assessments helped you identify and some steps for improving your leadership capabilities.
  5. Analyze the characteristics of an effective professional nurse leader, or individuals in nursing leadership. Discuss the characteristics and explain why they are effective for leadership in nursing.
  6. Analyze different leadership theories and leadership styles. Select one theory and leadership style, different from your own, and explain how they each support a professional nurse leader or individual in nursing leadership. Consider how the theory shapes the nurse leader in such things as collaboration, conflict resolution, decision-making, and negotiation.

You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Topic 2 Participation

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Resources

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Read Chapters 4 and 27 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.

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Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems

Read Chapters 2-4, 7, and 14 in Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems… Read More

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Great Leaders Inspire Great Followership

Read “Great Leaders Inspire Great Followership,” by Cruz, from Leadership Excellence (2014).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=97399121&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=s8333196&groupid=main&profile=ehost


Advancing the Nursing Profession Begins With Leadership

Read “Advancing the Nursing Profession Begins With Leadership,” by O’Neill, from Journal of Nursing Administration (2013… Read More

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://gateway.ovid.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&D=ovft&AN=00005110-201304000-00001&PDF=y

From Trait to Transformation: The Evolution of Leadership Theories

Read “From Trait to Transformation: The Evolution of Leadership Theories,” by Johns and Moser, from Education (1989)…. Read More

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Nursing Leadership From Bedside to Boardroom: Opinion Leaders’ Perceptions

Read “Nursing Leadership From Bedside to Boardroom: Opinion Leaders’ Perceptions,” by Blizzard, Khoury, and McMurray (2015), loca… Read More

http://campaignforaction.org/resource/nursing-leadership-bedside-boardroom-opinion-leaders-perceptions/


Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Approach for the Situation

Read “Leadership Styles: Choosing the Right Approach for the Situation,” located on the Mind Tools website.

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_84.htm


Transformational Leadership: Becoming an Inspirational Leader

Read “Transformational Leadership: Becoming an Inspirational Leader,” located on the Mind Tools website.

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/transformational-leadership.htm


Servant Leadership: Putting Your Team First, and Yourself Second

Read “Servant Leadership: Putting Your Team First, and Yourself Second,” located on the Mind Tools website.

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/servant-leadership.htm

An Alternative Approach to Nurse Manager Leadership

Read “An Alternative Approach to Nurse Manager Leadership,” by Henriksen, from Nursing Management (2016).

https://journals.lww.com/nursingmanagement/Fulltext/2016/01000/An_alternative_approach_to_nurse_manager.13.aspx

Nurse Manager Skills Inventory

Complete the “Nurse Manager Skills Inventory,” by the Nurse Manager Leadership Partnership (NMLP), located on the HWE Resources p… Read More

https://www.aacn.org/nursing-excellence/healthy-work-environments/hwe-resources

Leadership Style Reflective Essay Assignment Self-Assessment Resources

These resources will be used to complete the Leadership Style Reflective Essay assignment, due in this topic. Please refer to the assignm… Read More


What Is Servant Leadership?

Explore the “What Is Servant Leadership?” page of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership website.


Initial Course Survey

In an effort for continuous improvement, Grand Canyon University would like students to take this opportunity to provide feedback about t… Read More

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCUICS?section_id=[section_id_value]&source_id=[source_id_value]

The Difference Between Educational Management and Educational Leadership and the Importance of Educational Responsibility

Read “The Difference Between Educational Management and Educational Leadership and the Importance of Educational Responsibility,”… Read More

https://journals-sagepub-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/doi/10.1177/1741143217745880
Topic 3: Organizational Change Theories and Strategies

Nov 16-22, 2023

Max Points:180

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the advanced registered nurse’s role as change agent within the interprofessional health care environment.
  2. Analyze factors driving organizational change within health care organizations.
  3. Evaluate a change theory or collaborative model.
  4. Evaluate the ethical, social, legal, economic, and political implications of practice change.

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Topic 3 DQ 1

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Start Date

Nov 16, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 18, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Describe an organizational change model that can be used in a dynamic health care environment. Based on this model, how is organizational change is managed? What role do stakeholders play during organizational change?

Topic 3 DQ 2

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Start Date

Nov 16, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 20, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

You have been selected to serve on a community outreach committee within your state’s nursing organization. The committee includes registered nurses of different specialties. At your first meeting, it becomes evident that not everyone is in agreement with a recent position statement about the role of spiritual care, with some members arguing they will no longer support the committee if the position statement is not revised or reversed. As a nurse leader and change agent, how would you approach the committee? How could you draw from change theory to address these concerns and encourage collaboration on the committee?

Implementing Change With an Interprofessional Approach Presentation

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Start Date

Nov 16, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 22, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

150

Rubric

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Status

PublishedAssessment Traits

Requires Lopeswrite

Assessment Description

As an advanced registered nurse, you will serve as a leader within your organization. Part of this role will entail being a change agent and spurring positive change on behalf of patients, colleagues, and the industry.

Consider a situation you experienced previously where change did not go as planned in your health care organization.

Create a 10-15-slide PowerPoint presentation in which you will assess the situation and the steps that should have been taken to successfully implement change.

Create speaker notes of 100-250 words for each slide. Include an additional slide for the title and references.

For the presentation of your PowerPoint, use Zoom to create a video presentation. Refer to the topic Resources for additional guidance on recording your presentation with Zoom. Include an additional slide for the Zoom link at the beginning and another at the end for References.

Include the following in your presentation:

  • Describe the background of the situation and the rationale for and goal(s) of the change. Consider the ethical, social, legal, economic, and political implications of practice change in your response.
  • Outline the advanced registered nurse’s role as change agent within the interprofessional and dynamic health care environment.
  • Identify the key interprofessional stakeholders (both internal and external) that should be involved in change efforts.
  • Discuss an appropriate change theory or model that could be used to achieve results. Explain why the theory or model selected is best for the situation. Include the ethical, social, legal, economic, and political implications of applying the change management strategies to practice change in your response.
  • As an advanced registered nurse, outline how you would initiate the change.
  • Describe the impact to the organization if the change initiative is unsuccessful again, and potential steps the interprofessional team could take if the change is unsuccessful.
  • Predict what additional factors will drive upcoming organizational change for the organization and outline the advanced registered nurse’s role as change agent.

You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the past 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content. 

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Topic 3 Participation

DISCUSSION FORUMSVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Nov 16, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 22, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

20

Status

Published

Assessment Description

There is no description for this assessment.

Resources

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Read Chapter 5 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession. Review Chapter 7.

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Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems

Read Chapter 1 and Chapter 8 in Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems… Read More

View Resource


GCU Zoom Resources

Use Zoom to complete your topic assignments, as directed. 

To create your free account, use your GCU email and follow the inst… Read More

https://www.gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center-content/documents/chss/gcu-zoom-resources.pdf
Topic 4: Nurse Leadership and Health Care Policy and Advocacy

Nov 23-29, 2023

Max Points:30

Objectives:

  1. Propose strategies to support patient advocacy in health care policy making as an advanced practice nurse.
  2. Analyze the impact health care policy on health care organizations and cost-effective quality care.

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Topic 4 DQ 1

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Start Date

Nov 23, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 25, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Explain how health care policy affects health care organizations, patient care, and cost-effective quality care. What measures can the nurse leader take as an advocate for patient care and addressing health care cost?

Topic 4 DQ 2

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Start Date

Nov 23, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 27, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

As an advanced practice nurse, propose strategies you can implement to increase your participation in the health care policymaking in order to support patient advocacy.

Topic 4 Participation

DISCUSSION FORUMSVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Nov 23, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Nov 29, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

20

Status

Published

Assessment Description

There is no description for this assessment.

Resources

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Review Chapter 23 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.

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Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems

Read Chapters 11 and 13-15 in Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems…. Read More

View Resource


Arizona State Legislature

Explore your state legislature website and access legislation information. The link to the Arizona State Legislature website is provided,… Read More

http://www.azleg.gov/


Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

Read “Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight,” located on the Programs and Initiatives page of the Centers for Medicare and… Read More

https://www.cms.gov/cciio/index

Guide to Healthcare Reimbursement Models

Read “Guide to Healthcare Reimbursement Models,” located on the DECO Recovery Management website (2019).

https://www.decorm.com/guide-to-healthcare-reimbursement-models/

Understanding the Value-Based Reimbursement Model Landscape

Read “Understanding the Value-Based Reimbursement Model Landscape,” by LaPointe (2020), located on the Revcycle Intelligence webs… Read More

https://revcycleintelligence.com/features/understanding-the-value-based-reimbursement-model-landscape

Generational Differences and Professional Memberships

Read “Generational Differences and Professional Memberships,” by Martin and Waxman, from Nurse Leader (2017).

https://www-sciencedirect-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S1541461216302622

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Push to Promote and Include Nurses in Public Health Policy

Read “The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Push to Promote and Include Nurses in Public Health Policy,” by Morone, Tolentino, Aronowitz,… Read More

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Climate Change, Public Health, Health Policy, and Nurses Training

Read “Climate Change, Public Health, Health Policy, and Nurses Training,” by Harris, Bialous, Muench, Chapman, and Dawson-Rose, f… Read More

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Topic 5: Cost-Effective, Innovative Models of Care Delivery

Nov 30-Dec 6, 2023

Max Points:180

Objectives:

  1. Define nursing informatics and how the specialty has evolved.
  2. Analyze how nursing informatics affects nursing leadership, clinical practice, administration, education, and research.
  3. Describe the role of the nurse in transforming health care data into knowledge that can improve patient care.
  4. Explain how innovative models of care affect collaboration between advanced registered nurses and other stakeholders across the industry.
  5. Describe the role of the nurse leader in implementing innovative care models.

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Topic 5 DQ 1

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Start Date

Nov 30, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 2, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Review the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) website and discuss the resources that you found there. Discuss how the website might be used for networking in the nursing informatics profession.

Topic 5 DQ 2

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Start Date

Nov 30, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 4, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Explain the role of the nurse leaders in implementing innovative care models. Explain how innovative modes of care affect collaboration between advanced registered nurses and other stakeholders in the industry.

The Evolution of Nursing Informatics Presentation

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Start Date

Nov 30, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 6, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

150

Rubric

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Status

PublishedAssessment Traits

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Assessment Description

As an advanced registered nurse leader, you have an opportunity effect change through the practice of nursing health informatics. Informatics has evolved over time to become what it is today. Using the resources provided in this assignment, prepare a 12-15-slide PowerPoint presentation. Create speaker notes of 100-250 words for each slide. Include an additional slide for the title and references. For the presentation of your PowerPoint, use Zoom to create a video presentation. Refer to the topic Resources for additional guidance on recording your presentation with Zoom. Include an additional slide for the Zoom link at the beginning and another at the end for References.

Include the following in your presentation:

  1. Define nursing informatics.
  2. Provide a brief history of the field of nursing informatics. Discuss how the specialty has evolved.
  3. Discuss how nursing informatics affects nursing leadership, clinical practice, administration, education, and research.
  4. Explain how organizational policy on health information systems can be affected or impacted by government regulation.
  5. Discuss nurse-led innovation as it relates to the advances in informatics and how informatics innovation can be used to improve the quality of patient care.
  6. Provide an example of the role of the nurse in transforming health care data into knowledge that can improve patient care using nursing informatics practice.

You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Topic 5 Participation

DISCUSSION FORUMSVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Nov 30, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 6, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

20

Status

Published

Assessment Description

There is no description for this assessment.

Resources

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Read Chapter 11 and 17 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.

View Resource


Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems

Read Chapter 5 in Leadership in Nursing Practice: The Intersection of Innovation and Teamwork in Healthcare Systems. Review Chap… Read More

View Resource


CMS -Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): General Information

Read “Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): General Information,” located on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS… Read More

https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/aco#:~:text=Accountable%20Care%20Organizations%20(ACOs)%20are,the%20Medicare%20patients%20they%20serve

Productivity and Quality of Hospitals That Joined the Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization Program

Read “Productivity and Quality of Hospitals That Joined the Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization Program,” by Hi… Read More

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=118862971&site=ehost-live&scope=site&custid=s8333196&groupid=main&profile=ehost


Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Read “Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs),” by Dewey, from Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health (2020).

https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ers&AN=113931243&site=eds-live&scope=site

Nursing Informatics Certification Worldwide: History, Pathway, Roles, and Motivation

Read “Nursing Informatics Certification Worldwide: History, Pathway, Roles, and Motivation,” by Cummings, Gundlapalli, Gundapalli… Read More

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5171559/

Emergence of Nursing Innovation Influenced by Advances in Informatics and Health IT

Read “Emergence of Nursing Innovation Influenced by Advances in Informatics and Health IT,” by Kelly, from Nurse Leader … Read More

https://www-sciencedirect-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S1541461219302551

Assessing Nurses’ Informatics Competency and Identifying its Related Factors

Read “Assessing Nurses’ Informatics Competency and Identifying its Related Factors,” by Khezri and Abdekhoda, from Journal of… Read More

https://journals-sagepub-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/doi/10.1177/1744987119839453

American Nursing Informatics Association

Explore the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) website.

https://www.ania.org/

GCU Zoom Resources

Use Zoom to complete your topic assignments, as directed. 

To create your free account, use your GCU email and follow the inst… Read More

https://www.gcumedia.com/lms-resources/student-success-center-content/documents/chss/gcu-zoom-resources.pdf
Topic 6: Improving Access and Quality Care through Health Care Informatics and Health IT

Dec 7-13, 2023

Max Points:155

Objectives:

  1. Analyze the role of health information technology and informatics in improving access to care and promoting patient safety and quality.
  2. Analyze the critical role of health information and technology standards and interoperability in improving access to care and the exchange of health information.
  3. Discuss best practice for implementing informatics technologies that impact advanced practice nursing and the delivery of care, including clinical provider order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support systems (CDSS).
  4. Evaluate the role of workflow analysis, human factors, and user-centered design concepts in developing health information technologies.

Assessments

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Topic 6 DQ 1

GO TO DISCUSSIONREVIEW SUBMISSIONVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Dec 7, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 9, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

In what ways can informatics help health care providers overcome current or emerging barriers to care and increase access to safe, quality health care? Include a discussion of the value and challenges of clinical provider order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support systems (CDSS) in providing safe patient care in your response. Why are heuristic principles (human factors/usability/user centered design) important for efficient clinical information systems such as CPOE and CDSS?

Topic 6 DQ 2

GO TO DISCUSSIONREVIEW SUBMISSIONVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Dec 7, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 11, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Discuss the importance of interoperability between EHRs and other disparate systems and the impact on improving quality and access to care. How can workflow analysis be used to identify issues related to interoperability?

Emerging Technology Brief

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Start Date

Dec 7, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 13, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

125

Rubric

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Status

PublishedAssessment Traits

Requires Lopeswrite

Assessment Description

New health care innovations offer the advanced registered nurse an opportunity to apply emerging technologies in practice to improve quality and patient outcomes. For this assignment, research an emerging health care technology that you think has the potential to overcome current or emerging barriers to care.

Write a 500-750-word brief. Include the following:

  1. Provide an overview of the emerging technology and its role/function in health care. Consider its potential for improving access to care and promoting patient safety and quality.
  2. Describe ethical or legal issues that would accompany the incorporation of the technology.
  3. Explain the nurse’s informatics role in regard to the technology. Provide examples of the roles and job functions.
  4. Outline the role of workflow analysis, human factors, and user-centered design concepts for your chosen technology example.

Refer to the topic Resources for samples and resources to help you construct your brief.

You are required to cite three to five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Topic 6 Participation

DISCUSSION FORUMSVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Dec 7, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 13, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

20

Status

Published

Assessment Description

There is no description for this assessment.

Resources

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Read Chapters 12-14 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession.

View Resource


Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

Read Chapters 2, 9-11, and 13 in Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge.

View Resource


EMR vs EHR – What Is the Difference?

Read “EMR vs EHR – What Is the Difference?” by Garrett and Seidman (2011), located on the Health IT Buzz website.


What’s the Difference Between Health Informatics and Health Information Management?

Read “What’s the Difference Between Health Informatics and Health Information Management?” by the College of St. Scholastica (201… Read More

http://www.css.edu/the-sentinel-blog/whats-the-difference-between-health-informatics-and-health-information-management.html


Quality Measures

Read “Quality Measures,” located on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website (2016).

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityMeasures/index.html

Writing an Issue Brief

Read “Writing an Issue Brief,” located on the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) website (2016). This resource w… Read More

https://www.aacp.org/article/writing-issue-brief

The Mechanics of Writing a Policy Brief

Read “The Mechanics of Writing a Policy Brief,” by DeMarco and Tufts, from Nursing Outlook (2014). This resource will he… Read More

https://www-sciencedirect-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S0029655414000578?via%3Dihub

A Usability Study to Improve a Clinical Decision Support System for the Prescription of Antibiotic Drugs

Read “A Usability Study to Improve a Clinical Decision Support System for the Prescription of Antibiotic Drugs,” by Akloufi, Verh… Read More

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0223073

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Explore the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) website.

http://www.ahima.org/


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Explore the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) website.

http://www.ahrq.gov/


American College of Nurse-Midwives Library

Explore the issue briefs available on the ACNM Library page of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) website. This resource will … Read More

https://www.midwife.org/default.aspx?bid=59&cat=7&button=Search
Topic 7: Informatics in Practice

Dec 14-20, 2023

Max Points:30

Objectives:

  1. Analyze ethical, legal, and security measures related to EHRs and the protection of patient information.
  2. Evaluate the role and components of the electronic health record (EHR) and its value in patient care.

Assessments

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Topic 7 DQ 1

GO TO DISCUSSIONREVIEW SUBMISSIONVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Dec 14, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 16, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Discuss a current news article on ransomware in the health care field. Share an example of how this can impact protected health information (PHI) and the requirements for privacy and confidentiality.

Topic 7 DQ 2

GO TO DISCUSSIONREVIEW SUBMISSIONVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Dec 14, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 18, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Published

Assessment Description

Review HIPAA, protected health information (PHI), and requirements for privacy and confidentiality in EHRs. Discuss one ethical and one legal issue related to the use of EHRs that directly impact advanced registered nursing practice. Consider the emerging role of the telehealth and the EHR in patient care delivery and compromise of patient data using telehealth applications and measures you can implement in your own practice to protect patient privacy and confidentiality.

Topic 7 Participation

DISCUSSION FORUMSVIEW FEEDBACK

Start Date

Dec 14, 2023, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Dec 20, 2023, 11:59 PM

Points

20

Status

Published

Assessment Description

There is no description for this assessment.

Resources

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Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession

Read Chapter 15 in Advanced Practice Nursing: Essential Knowledge for the Profession. Review Chapter 17.

View Resource


Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

Read Chapters 8, 14, 16, and 18 in Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge.

View Resource


Quality Measures

Review “Quality Measures,” located on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website (2020).

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityMeasures/index.html

Public Health and Promoting Interoperability Programs

Explore the Public Health and Promoting Interoperability Programs section of the Centers for Disease Control a… Read More

https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/cdaportal/datainteroperability.html

ONC Cures Act Final Rule

Explore the ONC Cures Act Final Rule page of the HealthIT.gov website.

https://www.healthit.gov/curesrule/

HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data

Read “HHS Finalizes Historic Rules to Provide Patients More Control of Their Health Data,” by the HHS Press Office (2020), locate… Read More

https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/hhs-finalizes-historic-rules-provide-patients-more-control-their-health-data

5 Critical Considerations for Patient Privacy in Telehealth

Read “5 Critical Considerations for Patient Privacy in Telehealth,” by Nayyar (2020), located on the HIT Consultant website.

https://hitconsultant.net/2020/07/30/5-critical-considerations-for-patient-privacy-in-telehealth/#.X7LuWmhKjIV

HIPAA Guidance Materials

Explore the HIPAA Guidance Materials page of the Health Information Privacy section of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (… Read More

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/privacy/guidance/index.html

HIPAA Guidelines on Telemedicine

Read “HIPAA Guidelines on Telemedicine,” located on the HIPAA Journal website.

https://www.hipaajournal.com/hipaa-guidelines-on-telemedicine/
Topic 8: Interprofessionalism and Interrelationships in Informatics and Information Systems

Jan 4-10, 2024

Max Points:240

Objectives:

  1. Analyze the role of the advanced registered nurse in promoting evidence-based practice and leading quality and performance improvement initiatives.
  2. Analyze quality standards and performance measures related to the use of informatics for continuous quality improvement in practice settings.
  3. Discuss project management strategies and methodologies for implementing health care informatics initiatives that improve quality within clinical practice.

Assessments

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Topic 8 DQ 1

GO TO DISCUSSIONREVIEW SUBMISSION

Start Date

Jan 4, 2024, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Jan 6, 2024, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Submitted

Assessment Description

Open and clear communication is critical for the effective functioning of the interprofessional team and the delivery of safe patient care. Discuss the way communication technologies can enhance coordination of care by interprofessional teams. Be sure to discuss a specific communication technology in your response.

Topic 8 DQ 2

GO TO DISCUSSIONREVIEW SUBMISSION

Start Date

Jan 4, 2024, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Jan 8, 2024, 11:59 PM

Points

5

Status

Submitted

Assessment Description

Virtual care and telehealth technologies have the capability to greatly expand access to quality health care. Discuss some benefits and drawbacks of virtual care/telehealth, particularly related to the collaboration and coordination of care and the role of the advanced registered nurse.

Benchmark – Electronic Health Record Implementation Paper

SUBMIT ASSIGNMENT

Start Date

Jan 4, 2024, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Jan 10, 2024, 11:59 PM

Points

210

Rubric

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Status

ActiveAssessment Traits

Benchmark


Requires Lopeswrite

Assessment Description

One way informatics can be especially valuable is in capturing data to inspire improvements and quality change in practice. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) collects data related to adverse events and safety concerns. If you are working within a practice setting to implement a new electronic health record (EHR) system, this is just one of the many considerations your team would need to plan for during the rollout process.

In a paper of 1,500-1,750 words, discuss the following:

  1. Consider an opportunity for tracking care improvement. What key information would be needed in the database? Example: Time lapse from medication order documented in the EHR to delivery of medication to the patient for the cardiology service.
  2. Describe the role informatics plays in the ability to capture this data. What type of project management strategies and methodologies can be implemented to support informatics initiatives to help improve quality within the clinical practice?
  3. Discuss which systems and staff members would need to be involved in the design and implementation process. What is the role of the advanced registered nurse in promoting evidence-based practice and leading quality and performance improvement initiatives within this setting?
  4. Outline strategies for implementing the new EHR proposal. Consider communication changes, transitioning to the new EHR, and managing resources (human, fiscal, and health care resources).
  5. Discuss what professional, ethical, and regulatory standards must be incorporated into the design and implementation of the system.
  6. Describe the measures and steps you would take to evaluate the success of the EHR implementation from a staff, setting, and patient perspective to measure effectiveness and ensure continuous quality improvement in practice?
  7. Explain what leadership skills and theories would be needed to facilitate collaboration with the interprofessional team and provide evidence-based, patient-centered care?

You are required to cite five to 10 sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

MBA-MSNMSN-Nursing Education; MSN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology; MSN Family Nurse Practitioner; MSN-Health Informatics; MSN-Health Care Quality and Patient Safety; MSN-Leadership in Health Care Systems; MSN-Public Health Nursing

2.3: Develop leadership skills to collaborate on interprofessional teams in the provision of evidence-based, patient-centered care.

5.2: Apply professional, ethical, and regulatory standards of practice in the provision of safe, effective health care.

Attachments

MSN-APA Writing Checklist-Student.docx

Topic 8 Participation

DISCUSSION FORUMS

Start Date

Jan 4, 2024, 12:00 AM

Due Date

Jan 10, 2024, 11:59 PM

Points

20

Status

Active

Assessment Description

There is no description for this assessment.

Resources

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Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge

Read Chapter 20 in Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge. Review Chapter 16.

View Resource


Health IT

Explore the HealthIT.gov website.

https://www.healthit.gov/

Artificial Intelligence Research: The Utility and Design of a Relational Database System

Read “Artificial Intelligence Research: The Utility and Design of a Relational Database System,” by Diling, from Advances in … Read More

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452109420301913

Application of Project Management Tools and Techniques to Support Nursing Intervention Research

Read “Application of Project Management Tools and Techniques to Support Nursing Intervention Research,” by Rew, Cauvin, Cengiz, P… Read More

https://www-sciencedirect-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S0029655419304476

How Data Can Save Lives: Informatics for Health 2017

Read “How Data Can Save Lives: Informatics for Health 2017,” by Cookson, from BMC Series Blog (2017), located on the BioMed Centr… Read More

http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcseriesblog/2017/05/05/data-can-save-lives-informatics-health-2017/


Electronic Health Record (EHR) System Testing Plan

Read “Electronic Health Record (EHR) System Testing Plan,” located on the HealthIT.gov website.

https://www.healthit.gov/resource/electronic-health-record-ehr-system-testing-plan

EHR Testing: Specifics and Best Practices

Read “EHR Testing: Specifics and Best Practices,” by Mikhailau (2019), located on the Health IT Outcomes website.

https://www.healthitoutcomes.com/doc/ehr-testing-specifics-and-best-practices-0001

Health IT Standards

Read “Health IT Standards,” located on the HealthIT.gov website.

https://www.healthit.gov/topic/standards-technology/health-it-standards

Perspectives of Healthcare Practitioners: An Exploration of Interprofessional Communication Using Electronic Medical Records

Read “Perspectives of Healthcare Practitioners: An Exploration of Interprofessional Communication Using Electronic Medical Records,&#… Read More

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5896008/

Best Practices for Health Informatician Involvement in Interprofessional Health Care Teams

Read “Best Practices for Health Informatician Involvement in Interprofessional Health Care Teams,” by Holden, Binkheder, Patel, a… Read More

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5830162/

Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Nursing Care: Results of an Overview of Systematic Reviews

Read “Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Nursing Care: Results of an Overview of Systematic Reviews,” by Roule… Read More

https://www.jmir.org/2017/4/e122/

Top 10 Telehealth Benefits and Challenges Concerning Hospitals

Read “Top 10 Telehealth Benefits and Challenges Concerning Hospitals,” from Delabano (2020), located on the Access website.

https://www.accessefm.com/blog/top-10-telehealth-benefits-and-challenges-concerning-hospitals-0

Perspectives of Nurses Toward Telehealth Efficacy and Quality of Health Care: Pilot Study

Read “Perspectives of Nurses Toward Telehealth Efficacy and Quality of Health Care: Pilot Study,” by Bashir and Bastola, from … Read More

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5993972/

Participation Requirements

Participating in classroom discussion is paramount to the learning experience. Participating in the weekly discussions allows students and instructors to share experiences, investigate complicated subject matter, share expertise, and examine the content from new perspectives. The qualitative participation requirements are:

  • Follow-up responses to classmates’ initial answers or responses that integrate course theories with a practical application of the subject, offering a personal observation or experience, or referencing real-world examples, current events, or presenting current research on the topic.
  • Classroom interaction demonstrating deeper or broader thoughts beyond rephrasing what the textbook has presented on the topic.
  • Responses encouraging further discussion and ongoing dialogue with other students and the instructor in the class.
  • Asking additional, relevant questions about the week’s topic.
  • Communications that are presented in a professional and supportive manner, and with respectful tone.

The participation expectations in this class are:

  • Number of Required Substantive Posts Each Day: 1
  • Number of Required Days Per Week: 3

Course Grade Scale

Letter GradePercent RangePoint Range
A97%-100%970-1000
A-93%-96.99%930-969.99
B+89%-92.99%890-929.99
B85%-88.99%850-889.99
B-81%-84.99%810-849.99
C+78%-80.99%780-809.99
C76%-77.99%760-779.99
F0%-75.99%0-759.99