Impact Report to Senior Leadership.

Write a 4–6 page impact report to senior leadership that identifies a nursing-related challenge, analyzes how it affects the organization from a nursing perspective, and details the new position.

Each organization has a unique structure that impacts the behavior of the organization. In health care organizations, this impact is on the ability of the organization to deliver quality patient care. Nursing is an essential component of any health care organization, and nursing leaders must understand the role of nursing and nursing leadership within the total organization. Understanding basic organizational structure, mission, vision, philosophy, and values will better prepare nurse leaders to improve quality and patient outcomes.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Identify nursing leadership priorities, using a systems perspective.       
    • (IMPORTANT) -Identify a nursing challenge and its impact from a nursing perspective. 
  • Competency 2: Apply systems theory and systems thinking to facilitate health care delivery and patient outcomes.       
    • (IMPORTANT) -Explain how the nursing challenge creates a gap or conflict between the organization’s statements and practice.
    • (IMPORTANT) -Identify organizational factors that impact the situation using a SWOT analysis.
  • Competency 4: Evaluate how power relates to health care organizational structure, behavior, and leadership.       
    • (IMPORTANT) -Assess how the new nurse leader position should apply leadership skills, knowledge, or abilities to exert power and influence and impact patient outcomes. 
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.       
    • (IMPORTANT) -Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and current APA style.

This is basically the same but resumed:

  1. Criterion    Identify a nursing challenge and its impact from a nursing perspective.  
  2. Criterion    Explain how the identified nursing challenge creates a gap or conflict between the organization’s statements and practice.   
  3. Criterion    Identify organizational factors that impact the situation using a SWOT analysis. 
  4. Assess how the new nurse leader position should apply leadership skills, knowledge, or abilities to exert power and influence and impact patient outcomes.
  5. Write content clearly and logically, with correct use of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and current APA style.

Assessment Instructions 

  

Preparation

Use the Suggested Resources for this assessment to study systems theory, SWOT analysis, and shared governance teams, as background for an Impact Report to Senior Leadership. The report includes a SWOT analysis. The SWOT Analysis Template is linked in Required Resources.

  • Study a facility in your area and examine its Web site and any available public documents to aid you in completing this assessment. You may wish to examine an organization where you work, where you have worked in the past, or where you did your clinical work.
  • Do not name the organization in your report; instead, identify the type of facility and location. Example: A rehabilitation center in a midsize Midwestern city.

Use the following scenario as the basis for your report:

Scenario
The unit-based Shared Governance Council of the organization where you work has identified a major nursing-related challenge (patient/staff safety, confidentiality, management/staff conflict, poor patient satisfaction survey scores, or nursing staff shortages) within your health care organization.
In an unusual move, your system administrator is considering creating a new nurse leadership position that would have the responsibility and authority to address this specific issue. As a member of the shared governance council’s subcommittee, you have been asked to write the committee’s final report.
 

Deliverable: Impact Report to Senior Leadership

Write a 4–6 page impact report to senior leadership that identifies the challenge, analyzes how it affects the organization from a nursing perspective, and details the new position.

  • Use systems thinking and leadership theory as tools to approach this problem.
     

Construct the report with the following headings:

The Nursing Challenge:
  • Identify the nursing challenge and its impact from a nursing perspective. Choose from:      
    • Patient/staff safety, confidentiality, management/staff conflict, poor patient-satisfaction survey scores, or nursing staff shortages.
The System/Organization:
  • Explain how the nursing challenge creates a gap or conflict between the organization’s statements and practice.      
    • Identify the organization type—that is, specialty hospital, teaching hospital, major health care system, et cetera, and summarize the organizational structure, its mission, vision, and philosophy statements.
    • Use systems theory and systems thinking to explain the gap or conflict.
SWOT Analysis:

Use the SWOT Analysis Template linked in Required Resources and include the SWOT analysis table in your paper.

  • Identify organizational factors that impact the situation using a SWOT analysis.      
    • For example, a budget cut may cause short staffing, which relates directly to the problem.
  • What factors within the system may facilitate a solution for this problem?
The Position:
  • Assess how the new nurse leader position will have power and influence and impact patient outcomes.
  • How will this position affect change within the organization?
  • Identify key leadership skills, knowledge, or abilities required for the position.
Additional Requirements
  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length: The report should be 4–6 pages in content length. Include a separate title page and a separate reference page.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced.
  • Number of resources: Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed resources.

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Impact Report to Senior Leadership

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Organizational and Systems Management for Quality Outcomes

Impact Report to Senior Leadership

May, 2017

IMPACT REPORT TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP 2

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Impact Report to Senior Leadership

Nurse leaders play an important role in guiding nursing professionals to achieve a health

care organization’s quality and safety standards—standards that should help patients receive

high-quality care without negative outcomes on their health. Despite efforts to maintain these

standards, health care organizations across the United States of America have witnessed an

increase in the number of poor patient outcomes (that stem from unsafe care. According to the

Quality Interagency Coordination Task Force, the consequences of quality and safety issues in

patients have amounted to an annual loss of $29 billion (Huber, 2017).

The importance of maintaining patient safety standards in health care will be explored

based on the challenges faced by a well-known nursing facility in the United States of America.

Located in a major city, the facility provides 24-hour residential care to the elderly and people

with special needs who require customized care. The facility has been facing patient safety issues

connected to how its nursing professionals administer treatment and monitor patients.

Patient Safety as a Nursing Challenge in the Nursing Facility

Nursing professionals are the primary caregivers in any health care setting; they spend

the most time with patients as they administer treatment, detect signs of deterioration in patients,

and build caring relationships with them. Therefore, safety issues that cause any negative

outcomes in their patients can affect nursing professionals emotionally and hinder their career

development (Lawton, Carruthers, Gardner, Wright, & McEachan, 2012; Huber, 2017).

The nursing facility encountered safety issues caused by nurses when administering

medicines, patients falling or injuring themselves because of nursing negligence. These issues

Comment [A1]: Nice job identifying the
challenge of providing patient safety care
measures. Good inclusion of how unsafe
practices leads to emotional and decreased
career development in nurses as well as the
impact of sentinel events for the