NU420 Leadership and Management in the Changing Health care Environment

NU420: Unit 6 Assignment

Assignment Details

Course Outcome assessed in this assignment:

NU420-4: Investigate principles of quality improvement and healthcare policy to improve healthcare in diverse and global populations.

Assignment Background:

You are a registered nurse (RN) in the intensive care unit (ICU) at your facility. The ICU has 24 beds, 1 nurse manager, 4 clinical nurse specialists (on a rotating schedule), and 6 charge nurses (on a rotating schedule). Typically, your unit has anywhere from 18-24 patients per shift. In order to climb the clinical ladder, you have been asked to create a new policy for your unit that will improve patient outcomes related to one of the following topics:

  • Mortality
  • Safety of care
  • Readmissions
  • Patient experience
  • Effectiveness of care
  • Timeliness of care
  • Efficient use of medical imaging

Assignment Instructions:

  1. Choose one healthcare outcome.
  2. Research best practices for improving the healthcare outcome.
  3. Identify the best methods for implementing the best practices for your healthcare outcome of choice.
  4. Create your policy using the provided template.

Formatting Expectations:

  1. Use citations and references in your policy. At least two peer reviewed evidence-based practice resources should be used to support your policy development.
  2. You do not need a title page, running head, or double line spacing.
  3. You do need a reference page in APA format.

Submit your completed policy proposal Assignment to the Dropbox.

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