Assignment: Application: Planned Change

 

in a Department or Unit
Health care organizations are continuously immersed in change from the emergence of new policies, to promote quality care and improve patient safety to

keeping pace with the rapid growth in knowledge and best practices. Establishing a solid framework for planning and implementing change is a wise move,

as it provides a foundation for the extensive coordination that will be needed to successfully facilitate the change.
For this Assignment, you propose a change at the department or unit level and develop a plan for guiding the change effort.
To prepare:
• Review Chapter 8 in the course text. Focus on Kurt Lewin’s change theory, and contrast it with other classic change models and strategies.
• Reflect on problems, inefficiencies, and critical issues within a specific department, unit, or area in your organization or one with which you

are familiar. Select one issue as a focal point for this assignment, and consider a change that could be made to address the issue.
• Think about how the change would align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values as well as relevant professional standards.
• Using one of the change models or strategies discussed in Chapter 8, begin formulating a plan for implementing the change within the

department/unit. Outline the steps that you and/or others should follow to facilitate the change effort. Align these steps to the change model or

strategy you selected.
• Determine who should be involved in initiating and managing the change. Consider the skills and characteristics that are necessary to

facilitate this change effort.
To complete:
Write a 3-page paper (page count does not include title and reference page) that addresses the following:
• Identify a problem, inefficiency, or issue within a specific department/unit.
• Describe a specific, realistic change that could be made to address the issue.
• Summarize how the change would align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values as well as relevant professional standards.
• Identify a change model or strategy to guide your planning for implementing the change. Provide a rationale for your selection.
• Outline the steps that you and/or others would follow to facilitate the change. Align these steps to your selected change model or strategy.
• Explain who would be involved in initiating and managing this change. Describe the skills and characteristics that would be necessary to

facilitate the change effort.
Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper

provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements. All papers submitted must use this formatting. REFERERCES SHOULD

BE 5YEARS OR NEWER.
Note: This Assignment will serve as your Portfolio Assignment for this course.

 

Name: NURS_6053_Week4_Assignment_Rubric

• Grid View
• List View
Show Descriptions
Quality of Work Submitted:
The extent of which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.–
Excellent 27 (27%) – 30 (30%)
Good 24 (24%) – 26 (26%)
Fair 21 (21%) – 23 (23%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 20 (20%)
Quality of Work Submitted:
The purpose of the paper is clear.–
Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:
The extend to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:

Understand and interpret the assignment’s key concepts.–
Excellent 9 (9%) – 10 (10%)
Good 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)
Fair 7 (7%) – 7 (7%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 6 (6%)
Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:
The extend to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:

 

Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources.–
Excellent 18 (18%) – 20 (20%)
Good 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Fair 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 13 (13%)
Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:
The extend to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:

Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and

outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.–
Excellent 18 (18%) – 20 (20%)
Good 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Fair 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 13 (13%)
Written Expression and Formatting

Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas.

Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.–
Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Written Expression and Formatting

English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation–
Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Written Expression and Formatting

The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text

citations, and reference list.–
Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Total Points: 100

 

WE ACCEPT