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Students are required to submit weekly reflective narratives throughout the course that will culminate in a final, course-long reflective journal due in Topic 10. The narratives help students integrate leadership and inquiry into current practice.

This reflection journal also allows students to outline what they have discovered about their professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses, and additional resources that could be introduced in a given situation to influence optimal outcomes. Each week students should also explain how they met a course competency or course objective(s).

In each week’s entry, students should reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained throughout the course. Journal entries should address one or more of the areas stated below.  In the Topic 10 graded submission, each of the areas below should be addressed as part of the summary submission.

1. New practice approaches

2. Interprofessional collaboration

3. Health care delivery and clinical systems

4. Ethical considerations in health care

5. Practices of culturally sensitive care

6. Ensuring the integrity of human dignity in the care of all patients

7. Population health concerns

8. The role of technology in improving health care outcomes

9. Health policy

10. Leadership and economic models

11. Health disparities

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation 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.

In this assignment, students will pull together the capstone project change proposal components they have been working on throughout the course to create a proposal inclusive of sections for each content focus area in the course. For this project, the student will apply evidence-based research steps and processes required as the foundation to address a clinically oriented problem or issue in future practice.

Develop a 1,250-1,500 written project that includes the following information as it applies to the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need profiled in the capstone change proposal:

1. Background

2. Clinical problem statement.

3. Purpose of the change proposal in relation to providing patient care in the changing health care system.

4. PICOT question.

5. Literature search strategy employed.

6. Evaluation of the literature.

7. Applicable change or nursing theory utilized.

8. Proposed implementation plan with outcome measures.

9. Discussion of how evidence-based practice was used in creating the intervention plan.

10. Plan for evaluating the proposed nursing intervention.

11. Identification of potential barriers to plan implementation, and a discussion of how these could be overcome.

12. Appendix section, if tables, graphs, surveys, educational materials, etc. are created.

Review the feedback from your instructor on the Topic 3 assignment, PICOT Question Paper, and Topic 6 assignment, Literature Review. Use this feedback to make appropriate revisions to these before submitting.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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


Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

RN to BSN

1.1:     Exemplify professionalism in diverse health care settings.

2.2:     Comprehend nursing concepts and health theories.

3.2:     Implement patient care decisions based on evidence-based practice.

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
NRS-451VN NRS-451VN-O500 Benchmark – Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management 150.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less Than Satisfactory (75.00%) Satisfactory (79.00%) Good (89.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 80.0%
Selected Issue, Setting, and Impact on Patient Safety 15.0% The issue described does not meet the assignment criteria. The description of the issue and its impact to quality of care and patient safety is omitted. A partial summary of the issue is presented. How it impacts quality of care and patient safety is unclear. There are omissions of key information. A general description of the issue is presented. A summary of how it impacts quality of care and patient safety is presented; more information is needed. There are some inaccuracies. A description of the issue is presented. How the issue impacts quality of care and patient safety is presented. Some detail is needed for clarity or accuracy. A clear description of the issue is presented. How the issue impacts quality of care and patient safety is detailed and accurate.
Professional Standards of Practice to Rectify Issue or Maintain Professional Conduct (D3.4) 15.0% How professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to help rectify the issue or maintain professional conduct is not discussed. A summary of how professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to help rectify the issue or maintain professional conduct is presented. The summary is incomplete. More information is needed. There are significant inaccuracies. A general discussion of how professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to help rectify the issue or maintain professional conduct is presented. There are some gaps in the discussion; some information is needed. There are minor inaccuracies. Rationale is needed for support. A discussion of how professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to help rectify the issue or maintain professional conduct is presented. Minor detail is needed for clarity or accuracy. Rationale provides adequate support. A through discussion of how professional standards of practice should be demonstrated in this situation to help rectify the issue or maintain professional conduct is presented. An understanding of the importance of professional standards of practice in resolving issues and maintaining professional conduct is demonstrated. Strong rationale supports dis