Leadership in nursing and healthcare is crucial for effectively addressing the challenges and changes in the healthcare industry. In this assignment, we will explore one particular challenge that needs to be addressed in an organization or one with which we are familiar. The aim is to develop a strategic plan for change in relation to the identified problem.
To begin, we need to identify a problem that will be investigated for this assignment. It is important to consider the resources and discussions about strategic planning and models that guide change such as SWOT analysis, Balanced Scorecard, or Six Sigma and lean principles. Reviewing evidence-based literature is also essential for gathering data related to the selected problem. At least five current (not more than five years old), peer-reviewed articles should be used as sources of information. If sufficient evidence cannot be found, it may be necessary to refine the topic. The instructor may provide guidance for the literature search. By day 7 of week 2, the selected problem should be entered in the Strategic Planning for Change Forum of the Discussion Board. The instructor will then provide feedback or approval to help refine the focus of the assignment.
After receiving feedback or approval of the selected problem, it is important to reflect on the topics examined in the course and to consider how they relate to the chosen problem. The plan is to analyze the problem using principles, theories, and concepts related to leadership and management, as well as other pertinent course themes. Furthermore, evidence-based literature should be reviewed to gather data related to the problem. Again, at least five current, peer-reviewed articles should be used. The instructor may provide guidance for the literature search. The next step is to synthesize the findings from the research literature and/or other sources of evidence.
Based on the synthesis of the evidence, it is then necessary to develop evidence-based recommendations for addressing the problem. This will involve creating a strategic plan for suggested courses of action based on the evidence. Additionally, a change theory should be applied to guide the implementation of the plan.
In the final paper, a comprehensive 5-6 page document is required (excluding the title page, references, and any appendix). The paper should include the following sections:
1. Introduction/Statement of the problem: This section should provide an overview of the problem that will be addressed in the paper. It should clearly state the significance of the problem and why it needs to be addressed.
2. Review of the literature for potential solutions: In this section, the literature related to the identified problem should be reviewed. It is important to identify potential solutions to the problem based on the evidence and findings from the literature.
3. Synthesis of the evidence: This section should synthesize the evidence gathered from the literature review and/or other sources. The findings should be analyzed and organized in a cohesive manner.
4. Strategic plan for suggested courses of action: Based on the evidence, a strategic plan for addressing the problem should be developed. This plan should outline the steps that need to be taken, the resources required, and the timeline for implementation.
5. Conclusion/Summary: The paper should end with a conclusion and summary section that highlights the main points discussed in the paper and emphasizes the significance of the proposed strategic plan.
In conclusion, this assignment focuses on developing a strategic plan for change in nursing and healthcare. By identifying a problem, reviewing relevant literature, synthesizing the evidence, and developing evidence-based recommendations, the aim is to address the identified problem and contribute to positive changes in the healthcare industry.