I. Purpose

The purpose of this experiential learning activity is to apply nursing leadership knowledge and skills to plan for organizational change with system-wide impact. (CO 2, 3, 5)

 

III. Requirements

Description of the Assignment

This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to:

  • Create an evidence-based plan for system-wide change guided by a selected organizational change model
  • Engage in high-level decision-making processes common in the nurse executive role
  • Use reflective practice knowledge and skills in making high level decision making and change management

IV. Preparing the Assignment

  1. Address all components of the Advanced Communication in Systems Leadership paper as outlined under “Assignment Directions and Criteria”.
  2. The paper is graded on quality and completeness of information, depth of thought, organization following outline provided, substantive narrative, use of citations, use of Standard English, and writing conventions.
  3. Format:
    1. American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association(current ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Is the source used for this paper
      1. Required elements
        1. Title page, reference page
        2. Use Microsoft Word
        3. Page numbers, running head, doubles-spaced, times new roman, 12pt font, 1″ margins, level 1 headings
        4. Paper length: 7 maximum, excluding reference page and title page
    2. Scholarly sources
      1. Minimum of four (4) scholarly resources no older than 5 years (See: What is a Scholarly Source under APA resources)
    3. Proof-reading
      1. Use spell check and grammar check and correct all errors
      2. Compare final draft to detailed outline directions to ensure all required elements included
      3. Submitting the paper

       

DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA

You will use the following headings for your paper:

  1. Approach to the organizational mandate
    1. Purpose of the paper
    2. Overview of the tasks, potential challenges, and implications of a reduction in workforce
  2. Part II: Reduction in Workforce-Deciding
    1. Using Human Resources (HR) metrics Table 1
      1. Approach, choices, rationale
      2. Challenges presented (including role of ethics)
    2. Using HR metrics with Relative Information Table 2
      1. Approach, choices, rational
      2. Challenges presented
      3. Conflicts raised
      4. Negotiation used
  3. Part III: Reduction in Workforce-Planning the Change
    1. Overview of reorganization plan including timeline
    2. Plan for change and application of Kotter’s or Rogers’ change model
    3. Anticipated conflict (three areas) and the benefits of using a change model
  4. Healthy work environment
    1. Describe department and system-wide implications, impact, and conflict
    2. Strategies for addressing morale and motivation of remaining workforce
  5. Summary/Conclusions
    1. Restatement of purpose
    2. Overview of tasks
    3. What was learned
  • attachment

    NR534Week6_PlannedChange_RIF_02_21_19nhsMAR19_JAN20.docx