Discussion 6600 Wk6 Paper

Discussion 6600 Wk6 Paper

Discussion 6600 Wk6 Paper

In Week 1, you developed your practicum professional development objectives. How have your experiences thus far in the practicum contributed to your growth as nurse leader-manager or nurse informaticist? What difficulties, if any, have you experienced, and how might this affect the achievement of your objectives?


In this Discussion, you assess your progress toward fulfilling your practicum professional development objectives and consider how you could enhance or alter your activities to achieve your aims.

To prepare:

  • Reflect on the practicum professional development objectives you developed and outlined in your Practicum Professional Experience Plan in Week 1.
  • Keeping in mind the practicum activities you have engaged in thus far, consider the following questions:
    • How have these activities helped to promote your professional development?
    • Are you satisfied with your progress toward meeting your objectives? If not, what will you do to ensure you achieve them before the end of your Practicum Experience? As a reminder, you must complete all of your practicum hours on or before Day 5 of Week 11.
    • What challenges or unexpected opportunities have arisen at your practicum site? How has this affected your professional development?
  • Think about the experiences you may have in the forthcoming weeks. Do you foresee any particular challenges on the horizon? If so, what is your plan for addressing those challenges?
  • Think about the time you have spent with your Preceptor. How has this time enhanced or changed your understanding of the role and functions of the nurse leader-manager or nurse informaticist?

Post on or before Day 3 an assessment of your progress toward achieving your practicum professional development objectives, including how your involvement in specific practicum activities has contributed to your development. Explain what you will do to ensure you achieve your objectives by the end of your practicum. Summarize challenges or unexpected opportunities that have arisen, as well as any challenges that you anticipate may arise. Explain how you will address those challenges. Finally, summarize what you have learned about the role and functions related to your specialization through time spent with your Preceptor.


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    Master of Science in NursingNURS 6600: Capstone Synthesis Practicum Nursing Informatics and Leadership & ManagementPracticum Professional Experience PlanCourse Description

    Students in this course apply the MSN curriculum experience by translating knowledge into practice through participation in professional activities and the development of a culminating project. Students apply theory, principles, and concepts related to their area of specialization in order to enhance nursing practice and promote positive social change. Note: This course requires a minimum of 144 practicum hours.*

    *Note: Students enrolled in the Nursing Informatics specialization will have already completed 72 hours of a practicum experience in NURS 6431. This course provides an additional 144 practicum hours.

    Complete each section below.

    Section 1: Quarter/Term/Year and Contact Information

    Quarter/Term/Year: 1/spring/2016

    Student Contact Information

    Name: Amanda Swenty

    Street Address: N11316 Nejedlo Rd

    City, State, Zip: Wausaukee, WI 54177

    Home Phone: 9062901932

    Work Phone: 9062901932

    Cell Phone: 9062901932


    E-mail: Amanda.moran@waldenu.edu

    Preceptor Contact Information

    Name: Julie Williams

    Organization: Rasmussen

    Street Address: W7307 County Road x

    City, State, Zip: Wausaukee, WI 54177

    Work Phone: 920-593-8477

    Cell Phone: 920-883-2135


    E-mail: Julie.williams@rasmussen.edu

    Section 2: Practicum Professional Development Objectives

    Refer to the instructions in Week 1 to create practicum professional development objectives that meet the requirements for this course.

    Objective 1: By the end of nursing 6600 I will effectively be able to effectively communicate my role as clinical coordinator to students and university staff as defined by evidence-based practice.

    Objective 2: By the end of nursing 6600 I will have undergone the experience necessary to expand on my conflict resolution skills from a team member to the level of upper management in order to be a more effective leader.

    Objective 3: By the end nursing 6600 I will have acquired the skills necessary to analyze and effectively evaluate systematically clinical sites and their efficacy in the college.

    Section 3: Projected Timeline/Schedule

    Estimate how many hours you expect to work on your practicum each week. Per the practicum guidelines, you may use half your hours for professional development and up to half for your Practicum Project (i.e., 72 hours to accomplish your practicum professional development objectives and 72 hours to complete your Practicum Project objectives, which you will establish later in this course). Discussion 6600 Wk6 Paper

    This timeline is intended as a planning tool; your actual schedule may differ from the projections you are making now.

    I intend to complete the 144 practicum hours according to the following timeline/schedule:

      Number of Hours Projected for Week Number of Weekly Hours for Professional Development Number of Weekly Hours for Practicum Project
    Week 1 10 8 2
    Week 2 12 4 8
    Week 3 12 6 6
    Week 4 16 8 8
    Week 5 14 8 6
    Week 6 14 6 8
    Week 7 14 8 6
    Week 8 14 8 6
    Week 9 14 8 6
    Week 10 14 6 8
    Week 11 12 4 8
    Total Hours (must meet the following requirements) 144 Hours 74 72

    Section 4 – Signatures

    Student Signature (electronic): Date:

    Practicum Faculty Signature (electronic)**: Date:

    ** Faculty signature signifies approval of Practicum Professional Experience Plan (PPEP)

    Submit your Practicum Professional Experience Plan on or before Day 7 of Week 1 for Faculty review and approval.

    Once approved, you will receive a copy of the PPEP for your records. You must share an approved copy with your Preceptor. The Preceptor is not required to sign this form.

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    1. By the end of nursing 6600 I will effectively be able to effectively communicate my role as clinical coordinator to students and university staff as defined by evidence-based practice.

    2. By the end of nursing 6600 I will have undergone the experience necessary to expand on my conflict resolution skills from a team member to the level of upper management in order to be a more effective leader.

    3. By the end nursing 6600 I will have acquired the skills necessary to analyze and effectively evaluate systematically clinical sites and their efficacy in the college.

    Hey Julie I messed these up the first day boo…maybe you could take a look at my SMART outcomes and offer me feedback? I would really appreciate it. I did the assignment wrong on the first day gah

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    With the help of the greater green bay healthcare alliance I will be proposing to standardize the way in which students are places into clinical sites within the green bay college system for acute care rotation of AND students. I will contact all hospitals including BellinHealth, St. Vincent’s, Brown county mental health center, Aurora, St. Mary’s, and Bay area medical center, and Oconto falls hospital and Bellin Psych. I am working with my preceptor Julie a faculty member and clinical coordinator for Rasmussen College in Green Bay. We will need to be in contact with and coordinate with NWTC, CMN, GB, and Bellin College. I hope to develop a standardized tool (computer program) that will enable everyone to click on website and see which clinical sites are available and which are taken making it easier to place students in an acute care clinical site. Discussion 6600 Wk6 Paper

    Planning to research other clinical placement tools out there and go from there.

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    Amanda Swenty

    The project seeks to explore the challenges that students encounter when they want to acquire experience from institutions from which they can get their hand on the very vital work experience and the way that such a problem can be addressed.

    Cases of students with the help of their academic institutions to fail to secure a place from where experienced can be gained in the field are ubiquitous. The predicament is a product of numerous numbers of students who want deployment opportunities against limited opportunities on institution related to their profession. Previous projects have been set with the view of addressing this problem and therefore this project was partly building on the developments that such organizations made to that effect. What necessitates this project however is the fact that previous projects have not fully addressed the issue and this explains why the problem continues to bite to date. The institutions that have in the past sought to address this problem include the Bay Area Nursing Resource Centre which sought to address the problem by ensuring that available opportunities are used to the greater extent in bid to address this issue. This project seeks to address the problem in the region of Northeast portion Winscousin by advancing more the approaches used by the Bay Area Nursing Resource Centre to solve the problem to the extent to which it ought to be solved.

    This project seeks to address the problem of insufficient opportunities in Winscousin for students through balancing the output from the academic institutions with the opportunities that the medical care in the region can produce at a time.

    The goal of the project is to increase the accessibility of attachment opportunities by medical students as well as improving the quality of health care in the country

    The objectives of the project can be formulated as follows. This project seeks to address the problem by creating extra opportunities in the health institution through lobbying the management of the institution to increase the size of their clinic so that the additional required nurses to be undertaken by the students. Discussion 6600 Wk6 Paper

    To establish a common pool of potential workforce by talking up with the school to provide a continuous contribution from which the companies can draw labor through the year is an objective of the project. To lobby for the revision of the fixed common attachment period by academic institutions to run throughout the year so as to create suitable workforce from which medical centers can draw workforce for extra staffing. This is another objective of the project.

    To improve the medical standards in the country by beefing up the number of the available workforce through the integration of more interns in the system that is currently understaffed. This can be based on the standards that are set by different medical institutions that unanimously attribute quality medical care with availability of enough workforces in the health sector.

    To solve the problem by using a computer program that shall help to the quick identification of the emergence of a new opportunity for attachment in the field is another objective of the project. To use research in order to arrive at more convenient ways through which the problem can be addressed better in the future is another objective of the project. To use data collected from the monitoring and evaluation sections within the course of the implementation of the project to rectify accordingly based on the available information.

    The preconditions necessary for the successful implementation of the project include increased medical allocations by the government so as to enable extension of the medical facilities in the region so as to allow the penetration of extra staff in the form of students who are on field attachment. This increased allocation on the part of the government will serve to construct extensions in the hospitals which will not only serve in the realization of the objectives of the project but also the attainment of the goal of the government of providing medical care for all; a condition that is currently unrealized.

    Computer software through which the available students for practicum can be matched with the available attachment opportunities in the medical institutions in the region for proper coordination of activities is required. It will be important in the course of the implementation of the project as it will aid in bringing sobriety in the manner in which emergent opportunities are linked to the available workforce. For example, to organize allocation of the opportunities on the basis of first com first served.

    Time is required for the mobilization of the academic institutions in the country to create a continuous duration through which the practicum exercise shall run. This is based on the fundamental assumptions that different academic institutions have different activities on their calendar and these calls for the occurrence of meeting by the respective stakeholders to deliberate on the matter so as to arrive to a conclusion and thus taking up a substantial period of time. Discussion 6600 Wk6 Paper

    Methodology to be used in the project include the use of computer software in allocating attachment opportunities to available students on the basis of first available first allocated consequently last available, last allocated. The use of open questionnaires will also be put in place so as to get feedback that can be integrated in the monitoring and evaluation reports to effect the desirable change during the implementation of the project. Use of surveys will be adopted to measure the extent to which the problem is solving the problem it set out to address. Again, this is paramount to ensure that the project remains relevant the change to conditions that made the project a priority might render the project unnecessary in the future.

    This project can be justified through the analysis of the data available that shows the extent to which students in the medical institutions in the regions are facing challenges in acquiring practicum opportunities from medical facilities in the country. According to the anticipations of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of 2005, there was an expected shortage of one million nurses in the United States of America by the year 2010. This shameful trend can be aided by the intervention of this project which calls for the assistance from all centers including the government as the well being of the state is anchored on this project.

    Formative evaluation of the project will be periodically done at the end of each implementation stage so as to ensure that the project is in line with the set out plan. Such laid down plan include funds which when not clearly administered can lead to the collapse of the project before it is actualized. It also helps to gauge whether the project is still relevant by evaluating the conditions that necessitated it.

    Summative evaluation will be done after duration of one year after the completion of the project so as to measure if the anticipated outcome of the project were realized. Indicators to the success of the project include decrease in the number of persons unable to get internship in the region as well as the level of medical health in the region which should be better based on the fact that a larger workforce has engaged the available patients.

    The implementation of the project is expected to take duration of two years. Additional time from the class schedule will be allocated so as to ensure the actualization of the project as its wide scope calls for lengthy periods for actualization. Discussion 6600 Wk6 Paper



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