Quality Improvement in the Nursing unit or system

The purpose of this assignment is to synthesize and apply the knowledge you gained in class into a well-written research paper. For this assignment, you will conduct research and write a paper containing the two elements:

TOPIC: Quality improvement in the nursing unit or system

Part II: Evaluate how the topic applies to 2 of the following course competencies.

  • Integrate concepts related to leadership into the professional nursing role.

  • Analyze the philosophy, goals, and organizational structure of a healthcare system in relationship to the delivery of quality healthcare.

  • Compare selected theories of leadership, management, and organizations in relation to healthcare agencies.

  • Identify how collaborative leadership styles might be utilized in various community agencies to enhance the role of the nurse leader.

  • Examine change theory, change management, conflict resolution, and strategies to promote innovation.

  • Explain principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the process of quality planning, improvement, and control.

  • Discuss the management process and its impact on the delivery of optimal healthcare.

  • Analyze how accountability, advocacy, and collaboration augment the management of care.

  • Describe the meaning of teamwork in respect to the health care team

  • Identify the essential components of a business plan

  • Analyze various organization structure/management theories as they relate to nursing practice

In addition to the assignment specifics above, your paper should:

    • Be 3-4 pages, not including the title and reference pages.

    • Source(s) should be integrated into the paragraphs. Use in-text citations pointing to evidence in the literature that supports your ideas.

    • Incorporate a minimum of two (2) peer-reviewed sources into your paper.

    • Use current APA format to style your paper and to cite your sources.

    • Include a title page and a reference page listing the sources you used. Be sure to plan enough time for proofreading and editing.

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