tyle=”text-align: justify;”>N4455 Nursing Leadership and Management
Meaningful Use is a hot topic relative to initiatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As we move to a virtual, interactive medical record that transcends physical walls of organizations and primary care providers, it is essential that nurses embrace the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and its documentation capabilities. Devise a plan for improvement of at least two Meaningful Use metrics for your facility; ensure you include education and monitoring as key relative to the established benchmarks from CMS
Change Theories Project
Submit PowerPoint Presentation by 0800 Monday of Week 4.
Note: You will create a PowerPoint slide presentation, post it to the Class Discussion Board, and
submit it to the Academic Coach for grading.
Overview: Change Theories Project
Each student will produce a plan for implementing a change project in nursing departments throughout the organization. You will begin by selecting one of the options provided and propose a change to solve the problem. Then you will select one of the change theories you have studied that models how you want to implement the proposed change. You will conduct a SWOT analysis and develop a comprehensive action plan. You will create a PowerPoint presentation of your plan with a “script” in the Notes section as if you are presenting this to an audience.
During and after your work, you will examine the types of communications, decision-making processes, and processes you use, and comment upon those in the last part of the “script.”
1. Select and utilize a change theory model to implement the proposed change.
2. Analyze the leadership roles and management skills necessary to implement a new program.
3. Identify your decision-making process.
4. Demonstrate the elements of the change process.
N4455 Nursing Leadership and Management
Use this rubric to guide your work.
Criteria Target Acceptable Unacceptable
Clear statement of a scenario
(problem) and proposed
change and rationale
Statement of a proposed
No statement of a proposed
Clear statement of
appropriate change theory
model to use
Statement of theory model
No statement of theory
Clear identification of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with implementing
or failing to implement the proposed plan (15 points)
Description of some potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with
the proposed plan (12-13 points)
Missing description of viable strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats associated with proposed
Each of these components addressed in detail
(5 points each = 40 points)
Change Theory Model
Steps and processes
Budget requirements/ implications
Steps to assure staff compliance
Each of these components addressed generally
(4 points each = 32 points)
(See list under “Target”)
Some components addressed minimally or not
at all (0-2 points each = 16 points maximum)
Formatted correctly as PowerPoint slideshow for stakeholders with script in Notes sections
PowerPoint slideshow for some audience and script in some slides
PowerPoint slideshow not written as a script and/or not recorded in the Notes sections
Analysis of the decision- making process used, including effective/ineffective processes and what you would change in the future (15 points)
General analysis of the decision-making process used, including effective/ineffective processes or what you would you change in the future (10-14 points)
Minimal or no analysis of the decision-making process used (0 -9 points)
At least 3 references to professional literature, with correct APA citations (10 points each = 30 points maximum)
At least 2 references to professional literature, with mostly correct APA citations
(10 points each = 20 points maximum)
One reference to professional literature, with correct APA citation (10 points)
Action Plan (Pivotal portion of project)
Your plan will include at least-
Supporting rationale for implementing the new program.
Steps and processes necessary to assure staff compliance.
Ways in which you will communicate your plan.
The change process you have chosen with an explanation of how and why this model was selected.
A definition of the leadership style you expect to be most effective.
What management functions you will utilize.
Any budget requirements/implications.
The advantages and disadvantages of using a work group vs. sending an e-mail announcing the change.
A plan for how you will handle noncompliance, late majority, laggards, and rejecters.
Specifications regarding how you will evaluate the effectiveness of your proposal.
You are expected to use current professional references to support your work throughout. At least two of your references must be from separate professional nursing management journals.
Your presentation should be constructed as follows:
You will open a new PowerPoint presentation and save it to your computer desktop or other storage device with the filename: N4455_ YOURNAME. In the actual file, YOURNAME should be replaced by your name.
The presentation should include slides with the script in the Notes section of each slide. This script reflects what would be said at an oral presentation of the change proposal to key stakeholders. The slides should be created as follows-
Slide 1: Title Slide – Title and Your Name
Slide 2: Change Theory Model
Slide 3: SWOT Analysis
Identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats associated with implementing or failing to implement the proposed plan.
Slides 4-14: Action Plan
Discuss the details of the implementation plan. Demonstrate the application of theory to the specific decisions and recommendations.
Change theory model
Steps and processes
Steps to assure staff compliance
Slide 15: Decision-making process
Analyze the decision-making process used. What was effective or ineffective and what would you change in the future? (Note-Your slides should be indicative of what would be used in the presentation to the stakeholders, and the script in the Notes section should describe to the stakeholders how the you arrived at decisions. Then, also in the Notes, describe in parentheses the effective and ineffective methods or situations involved in your work. You would probably not go into such details in your presentation to stakeholders!)
Slide 16: References
Throughout: Minimum of three APA references, correct APA format, spelling, and grammar