NSG 6620 Week 2 Assignment 1 Discussion

Discussion Question 1: Quality Improvement Projects and the CNO

There has likely never been a time in which healthcare organizations have had to face challenges greater than those in the twenty-first century. For example, in previous decades, bedside nurses cared for patients and were promoted into nursing leadership and nurse executive roles based on the fact that they were “good nurses.” This paradigm no longer exists in contemporary healthcare delivery settings including long-term care, acute care, and community-based settings. The CNO must be prepared to lead and have competency in guiding, leading, and restructuring healthcare delivery systems that are competitive and provide safe, affordable, and efficient quality care at the right time, each time, and every time.CNOs must have skills and competencies that allow them to drive healthcare system changes to meet societal healthcare needs for diverse populations.

You are the CNO in your healthcare organization.Considering this, use the readings for the week, the South University Online Library, and the Internet to respond to the following:

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Provide a list of guidelines you would use to develop the quality falls program and the medication safety performance improvement project in your organization.

What challenges would you face in the development of these programs?

Evaluate two competencies you must have to successfully develop these programs.

What will you do if a quality improvement project is needed and there is not enough money in the budget at the time or if the project will add costs that exceed the operating budget?

Comment on the postings of at least two peers.

Evaluation Criteria:

Provided a list of guidelines you would use to develop the quality falls program and the medication safety performance improvement project in your organization.

Explained the challenges you would face in the development of these programs.

Evaluated two competencies you must have to successfully develop these programs.

Recommended ways to handle the situation if a quality improvement project is needed and there is not enough money in the budget at the time or if the project will add costs that exceed the operating budget.

Justified your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

Commented on the postings of at least two peers.

Assignment 2: Practicum I Journal Entry 2

This is your second out of six journal assignments in this course.

Write a 300–500-word journal entry covering the following:

  • Identify two or three goals for this week that you have established for yourself related to Practicum I.
  • Review and reflect on how you met these goals this week.
  • Explain how you integrated two concepts or content areas from Week 2 into your practicum experience this week.
  • Identify your area of greatest learning this week.

NSG 6620 Week 2 Discussion 2

Discussion Question 2: Nurse Sensitive Indicators and the CNO

Nurse sensitive indicators reflect the structure, process, and outcomes of nursing care in a healthcare organization.Key factors influencing nurse sensitive indicators include the structure of nursing care, skill level of nursing staff, and education or certification of nursing staff.Greater quality or quantity of nursing care results in an improvement in patient outcomes that are closely linked to nurse sensitive indicators.

Using the readings for the week, the South University Online Library, and the Internet, respond to the following:

  • Examine the role of a CNO in relation to nurse sensitive indicators, such as the following:
  • Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)
  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)
  • Pressure ulcers
  • As a CNO, what process will you use for developing a nurse sensitive indicator?
  • Estimate the time it takes to create and approve a nurse sensitive indicator.
  • Comment on the postings of at least two peers.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Examined the role of CNO in relation to nurse sensitive indicators, such as CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP, and pressure ulcers.
  • Described the process utilized for developing a nurse sensitive indicator.
  • Estimated the time it takes to create and approve a nurse sensitive indicator.
  • Justified your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.
  • Commented on the postings of at least two peers.