Identify a healthcare center, hospital, or nursing institute of higher education that is the workplace
Assignment: Kaiser Permanente Research Paper
Weeks 1 and 2: Part 1: Background of Healthcare/Education Facility and Identification of Interviewee and Preceptor
This assignment is due Sunday night of Week 2 at 11:59pm Mountain Time.
Before starting this assignment, watch the following PowerPoint presentation
to gain a better understanding of how to complete this assignment.
Step 1 Download the Preceptor Manual
, review it to understand the roles of your preceptor and yourself. The preceptor must be a baccalaureate prepared nurse. The preceptor will assist you in the assessment of need for a quality improvement measure (QIM). Complete the Student Preceptor Agreement, when you have received contact information on your preceptor. Your preceptor and interviewee must be different people
Identify a healthcare center, hospital, or nursing institute of higher education that is the workplace of your selected nurse leader interviewee and write a two- to three-page (one page should consist of the Scalar diagram) essay on the main components listed.
History of Hospital/Healthcare Organization/School of Nursing’s Organizational Structure
Profit/nonprofit, number of beds, accreditation, specialties, governing bodies
Mission statement/vision/value statements
Legal and Regulatory Compliance of the Organization
Policy compliance standards as it pertains to HIPPA
Compliance standards for the Joint Commission
Scalar Chain Diagram of Healthcare Administration
Include a Scalar chain diagram of the healthcare administration team as the final page of your essay. Include in the organization’s hierarchy, the facility President and CEO, the Chief Nursing Officer, and continue down the line. If a diagram is not available on the organization’s website, or the interviewee cannot provide it, you will have to design one.
Step 2 Identify an RN administrator to be interviewed.
Contact a healthcare administrator who works for the healthcare center, hospital, or nursing institute of higher education (BSN minimum) being researched. Contact this nurse administrator/leader to schedule an interview as soon as possible. Provide the contact information and credentials of this interviewee to your course instructor.
Step 3 Identify a preceptor.
Contact your preceptor during week 1 to make your introductions and to give an overview of the direction that you would like to take for your project. Upload the signed preceptor agreement form to Blackboard as a single PDF file.
Step 4 Save and submit your assignment.
When you have completed your assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy to your instructor.
Cite all sources in APA format.
For grading details, see the rubric
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.