Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Quality Expert in a selected healthcare organization.

Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert:

Guidelines

Purpose
The following is the purposes of this
assignment:

·
Discuss the roles
and responsibilities of a Nursing Quality Expert in a selected healthcare
organization.

·
Review the
organization’s mission, vision, values, and beliefs.

·
Discuss the Nursing
Quality Expert’s strategic plan as it relates to The Institute of
Medicine’s Quality initiatives and ONE
of the following core competencies.

1) Employ
evidence-based practice

2) Apply quality
improvement

3) Utilize
informatics

·
Conduct a core
competency-focused interview with a Nursing Quality Expert.

·
Articulate the
role of the BSN-prepared nurse to support the strategic plan related to
selected IOM core competency.

·
Articulate what
was learned from time spent with interviewee and how own nursing practice will
change as a result of the encounter and completion of this assignment.

Course
Outcomes
This assignment
enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in
the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the
oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)

CO 3: Participate in the development and implementation of
imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO #7)

CO 5: Apply improvement methods, based on data from the
outcomes of care processes, to design and test changes to continuously improve
the quality and safety of healthcare. (PO #8)

CO 6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational
systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO #7)

CO 7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and
initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and/or system-wide practice
improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (PO #2 and
3)

Points

This assignment is
worth a total of 200 points.

Due Date

This assignment, Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert, is due at the
end of Week 6. Submit your completed interview, using the Interview Form, to
the basket in the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT. Post questions to
the weekly Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional
assistance.See the Course Policies regarding late assignments.
Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time will result in a deduction
of points.

Directions

1. Download the NR447 Interview Form from Doc Sharing. It is found
under the Week 6 Interview link.

2. Select your interviewee, schedule and conduct an interview. This
individual must be a Registered Nurse employed in a leadership role as a
Nursing Quality Expert. Job titles of RNs who may be considered include, but
are not limited to: Quality Care Coordinator, Performance Improvement
Officer/Coordinator, Director of Quality Assessment, Compliance Officer, Safety
Director, Regulatory Officer/Director If you have any concerns about whether
the RN is “suitable” for this assignment, contact your instructor BEFORE you schedule and conduct the
interview.

3. Review all areas of inquiry on the Interview Form located in Doc
Sharing PRIORto conducting the
interview. You may print the form and take it with you to the interview. However,
you may not give it to the individual and ask him or her to complete it and
return it to you.

4. Note there are three areas of inquiry to discuss with the RN/Nursing
Quality Expert.

5. Prior to conducting interview, review two scholarly resources related to the ONE aforementioned core
competencies upon which you plan to focus. These resources should guide your
interview process and understanding of the Nursing Quality Expert’s role and
responsibilities as it relates to the selected core competency. If you have
questions about what constitutes a scholarly resource, please ask your
instructor.

6. Prior to interview, review the organization’s mission, vision,
values and beliefs.

7.
Note that practice impact must be addressed by YOU and is a very
important criterion

8. Conduct the interview. The length of your interview will vary but
should not exceed one hour.

9. Submit the form to the Dropbox prior to the deadline outlined above.

10.

Grading Criteria

Category

Points

%

Description

Scholarly Resources

20

10%

Name two resources reviewed prior to conducting interview related
to selected core competency.

Describe how each resource helped student prepare for and conduct interview.

APA formatting for two resources is
correct.

Demographics

10

5%

Initials,
credentials, job title, and length in present position of interviewee are
provided. Date and time of interview are provided. Working phone number of interviewee
is provided for instructor to follow-up if indicated.

Scope of Responsibility

30

15%

Provide a paraphrased or summary of
the interviewee’s answer indicating major responsibilities and number of
direct reports (staff who report to him/her). If none, please say so.
Indicate total operational budget for which interviewee is responsible. If unwilling
to share, say so. You may quote the
interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of
everything that was said. Bulleted items may be used.

Mission, Vision, Values, and Beliefs
of the Organization

30

15%

Provide a paraphrased or summary of
the interviewee’s answer.Do not
quote from the website. Use the Nursing
Quality Expert’s interpretation of these. You may quote the interviewee, but
sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim
transcript of everything that was said.

Bulleted items may be used

Strategic Plan as it Relates to ONE Core Competency

30

15%

Name the core competency. Provide a
paraphrased or summary of the interviewee’s answer about how the core
competency is incorporated in a unit, department, and organization’s
strategic plan. You may quote the
interviewee, but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of
everything that was said.

Bulleted items may be used.

Role of BSN-Prepared Nurse to support strategic plan as it relates to
the same core selected

30

15%

Provide a paraphrased or summary of
the interviewee’s answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support
strategic plan as it relates to selected core competency. You may quote the interviewee, but
sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.

Bulleted items may be used.

Practice Impact

30

15%

Summarize specifically what you learned from interaction with
interviewee. Describe how your own
nursing practice will change as a
result of learning about roles and responsibilities of interviewee, the core
competency, and completion of this assignment.

Scholarly Writing

20

10%

Name of student and date of interview
appears on Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct.
Evidence of spell and grammar check. Resources are formatted according to
APA.

Total

200 points

100%

A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of
the above requirements.

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