Purpose

To apply lessons in quality improvement in nursing to a real-world nursing issue. This Course Project will use the Six Sigma DMAIC process.

Course Outcomes

The Course Project enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes (COs):

· CO1: Identify the role of the BSN nurse in the quality improvement process as a member of the collaborative interprofessional team. (POs 2 and 7)

· CO2: Discuss effective processes and strategies to improve quality in nursing. (POs 2 and 8)

Points

The entire Course Project is worth 600 points. Milestone 1 is worth 150 points of this total.

Due Date

Submit your completed NR392 Milestone 1 by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 1.

Requirements and Guidelines

o  Quality improvement is an important issue in professional nursing today. In Milestone 1, the student will define a nursing care issue (not a workforce issue such as staffing) from a current or former workplace or clinical setting that could be impacted by improved quality, and state the desired outcome of the improvement in quality. The student will then provide details about this issue, as well as explain the reason this issue was selected. Milestone 1 is due at the end of Week 1.

o  Download the required Milestone 1 Template (Links to an external site.).

o  Save it to your computer in Microsoft Word 2013 (or later) as a .docx file with the file name: Your Last Name NR392 Milestone 1.docx.

o  Carefully review the grading rubric criteria for Milestone 1.

o  Watch the video that provides a detailed overview of the requirements of Milestone 1.

· After you have developed your responses, type your responses directly in your saved Milestone 1 Template.

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Rubric

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Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNursing Care Issue and Outcome

Defines a nursing care issue from a current or former workplace (or clinical setting) that could be impacted by improved quality. States the desired outcome of the quality improvement process for the selected nursing care issue.

50.0 pts

Defines a nursing care issue from a current or former workplace (or clinical setting) that could be impacted by improved quality. States the desired outcome of the quality improvement process for the selected nursing care issue. Clarity and thoroughness are excellent.

44.0 pts

Defines a nursing care issue from a current or former workplace (or clinical setting) that could be impacted by improved quality. States the desired outcome. Clarity and thoroughness are good. Few revisions (if any) are needed.

40.0 pts

Defines a nursing care issue from a current or former workplace (or clinical setting) that could be impacted by improved quality. States desired outcome. Clarity and thoroughness are fair. Revisions are needed.

19.0 pts

Issue may be medical rather than nursing, OR issue poorly defined (lacks clarity and thoroughness). Outcome may not be stated. Issue is not approved.

0.0 pts

Does not define a nursing care issue.

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDetails of the Issue

Explains selected nursing care issue, including why it is important to focus on this issue and how it impacts patients, staff, and/or facility.

50.0 pts

Explanation of selected nursing care issue is outstanding, including why it is important to focus on this issue and how it impacts patients, staff, and/or facility. Depth and detail are excellent.

44.0 pts

Explanation of selected nursing care issue is good, including why it is important to focus on this issue and how it impacts patients, staff, and/or facility. Depth and detail are good.

40.0 pts

Explanation of selected nursing care issue is fair. May or may not include why it is important OR how it impacts patients, staff, and/or facility. Depth and detail are fair.

19.0 pts

Description does not provide adequate explanation of details of the nursing care issue. May or may not include why it is important AND how it impacts patients, staff, and/or facility. Lacks depth and detail.

0.0 pts

No explanation of details is provided.

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReason issue selected

Describes the reason the issue was selected.

50.0 pts

Description of reason the issue was selected is outstanding. Depth and detail are excellent.

44.0 pts

Description of reason the issue was selected is good. Depth and detail are good.

40.0 pts

Description of reason the issue was selected is fair. Depth and detail are fair.

19.0 pts

Description does not provide adequate explanation of reasons for selecting the nursing care issue. Lacks depth and detail.

0.0 pts

Does not provide the reason the issue was selected.

50.0 pts

Total Points: 150.0

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