Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

For this Assignment, you apply systems theory to the examination of a problem in a department or a unit within a health care organization. (Note: You may use the same problem you identified for the Discussion as long as it meets the criteria for this assignment.) Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

To prepare:

· Review the Meyer article, “Nursing Services Delivery Theory: An Open System Approach,” in this week’s Learning Resources. Focus especially on the information presented in Table 1 (p. 2831) and Figure 2 (p. 2833).

· Reflect on your organization or one with which you are familiar. Within a particular department or unit in this organization, identify a problem the staff is encountering.

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· Using Table 1 in the Meyer article as a guide, analyze the department or unit, identifying inputs, throughput, output, cycles of events, and negative feedback. Consider whether the problem you have selected relates to input, throughput, output, cycles of events, and/or negative feedback. Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

· Think about how you could address the problem: Consider what a desired outcome would be, then formulate related goals and objectives, and translate those goals into policies and procedures.

· Research professional standards that are pertinent to your identified problem.

· Reflect on the organization’s mission statement and values. In addition, consider how addressing this problem would uphold the mission and values, while improving the organizational culture and climate. (Depending on the organization you have selected, you may have explored these in the Week 1 Discussion.) Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

To complete:

Write a 3- to 5-page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that addresses the following:

· Describe a department or unit within a health care organization using systems theory terminology. Include a description of inputs, throughput, output, cycles of events, and negative feedback. Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

· Describe the problem you identified within the department or unit using an open- systems approach, and state where the problem exists using the systems theory model (input, throughput, output, cycles of events, or negative feedback).

· Based on this information, explain how you would address the problem as follows:

o Formulate a desired outcome.

o Identify goals and objectives that would facilitate that outcome.

o Translate those goals and objectives into policies and procedures for the department or unit.

o Describe relevant professional standards.

· Explain how your proposed resolution to the problem would uphold the organization’s mission and values and improve the culture and climate. Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

Rubric Detail

 

Quality of Work Submitted: The extent of which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.--

Excellent 27 (27%) - 30 (30%)

Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.

Good 24 (24%) - 26 (26%)

Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50% containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.

Fair 21 (21%) - 23 (23%)

Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed or inadequately addressed.

Poor 0 (0%) - 20 (20%)

Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics are either not addressed or inadequately addressed. Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

Quality of Work Submitted: The purpose of the paper is clear.--

Excellent 5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria.

Good 4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.

Fair 3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Purpose of the assignment is vague or off topic.

Poor 0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

No purpose statement was provided.

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to: Understand and interpret the assignment's key concepts.--

Excellent 9 (9%) - 10 (10%) Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts.

Good 8 (8%) - 8 (8%)

Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts.

Fair 7 (7%) - 7 (7%)

Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts.

Poor 0 (0%) - 6 (6%)

Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics.

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to: Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources.--

Excellent 18 (18%) - 20 (20%) Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2-3 course resources to suppport point of view.

Good 16 (16%) - 17 (17%)

Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 2-3 course resources to support major points and point of view.

Fair 14 (14%) - 15 (15%)

Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support major points and point of view.

Poor 0 (0%) - 13 (13%)

Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resoruce to support major points and point of view.

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to: Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.-- Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

Excellent 18 (18%) - 20 (20%)

Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice.

Good 16 (16%) - 17 (17%)

Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not synthesize.

Fair 14 (14%) - 15 (15%)

Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas unclear and/or underdeveloped.

Poor 0 (0%) - 13 (13%)

Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies.

Written Expression and Formatting Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused--neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.-- Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

Excellent 5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity

Good 4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 80% of the time.

Fair 3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 60%- 79% of the time.

Poor 0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity < 60% of the time.

Written Expression and Formatting English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation--

Excellent 5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

Good 4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

Fair 3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment

Poor 0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

Written Expression and Formatting The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.--

Excellent 5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

Uses correct APA format with no errors.

Good 4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.

Fair 3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.

Poor 0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.

Total Points: 100

Walden NURS 6053 Week 2 Discussion Essay Assignment