Discussion: Achievement Of Outcomes Reflection
Discussion: Achievement Of Outcomes Reflection
Berwick et al. (2018) article enlightened me that clinical trials, primary research, and implementation research should inform global decisions in nursing practice and patient care. Proposed interventions to improve health outcomes, especially in low-resource settings, should be examined and their efficacy confirmed locally prior to being implemented in other larger settings. I concur with the article that governments and private sectors globally should actively participate in continually improving the quality of care and show commitment to meeting universal health coverage needs.
This course has equipped me with immense knowledge of healthcare policy. I will apply the knowledge from this course in the forthcoming practicum experience to participate in developing healthcare policies. I have learned about the policy development process and will use the knowledge to propose a healthcare policy and push it to legislators for enactment. In addition, I will apply the knowledge to analyze existing healthcare policies and their impact on the delivery of patient care at the practicum site (McCartney et al., 2019). I will analyze how the policies affect nurses, healthcare providers, and consumers. I will then recommend policy changes or amendments that will alleviate the associated challenges and analysis of the components and consequences of policies currently impacting nursing, consumers, and the healthcare system.
One can apply the content acquired from this course in future courses to understand the ethical, historical, and political factors that influence healthcare policies. Besides, one can use the course knowledge to identify areas in healthcare delivery that can significantly benefit from policies and thus propose relevant policies (McCartney et al., 2019). I will apply the course content to examine the controversies and challenges related to the existing and upcoming healthcare policies and understand what hinders some policies from being enacted.
Discussion: Achievement Of Outcomes Reflection References
Berwick, D., Snair, M., & Nishtar, S. (2018). Crossing the Global Health Care Quality Chasm. JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13696
McCartney, G., Hearty, W., Arnot, J., Popham, F., Cumbers, A., & McMaster, R. (2019). Impact of political economy on population health: a systematic review of reviews. American journal of public health, 109(6), e1-e12. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305001
Reflect back over the past eight weeks and describe how the achievement of the course outcomes in this course have prepared you to meet the MSN program outcome #4, the MSN Essential II, and the NP Core Competencies #2.
Program Outcome #4
Integrate professional values through scholarship and service in health care. (Professional identity) – As a Advanced Nurse Practitioner
MSN Essential II: Organizational and Systems Leadership
Recognizes that organizational and systems leadership are critical to the promotion of high quality and safe patient care. Leadership skills are needed that emphasize ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems perspective. (Nurse Practitioner)
NP Core Competencies
# 2 Leadership Competencies
Assumes complex and advanced leadership roles to initiate and guide change.
Provides leadership to foster collaboration with multiple stakeholders (e.g. patients, community, integrated health care teams, and policy makers) to improve health care.
Demonstrates leadership that uses critical and reflective thinking. (as a nurse practitioner)
Advocates for improved access, quality and cost effective health care.
Advances practice through the development and implementation of innovations incorporating principles of change.
Communicates practice knowledge effectively both orally and in writing.
Participates in professional organizations and activities that influence advanced practice nursing and/or health outcomes of a population focus. (I’m from Florida)
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.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.