Define The Problem

You have been interacting with patients. You see some patterns that you would like to change to improve quality. You are motivated to help.

Note: Define the Problem. Find a problem that anticipates the ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns that may arise in a nursing career.

Identify the focus of your project and anticipate the ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns that may arise in your career as a nursing leader.

Grading Rubric:

Define the Problem 20%- Fully identify the problem to be addressed.

Problem and Setting 20%- describe the problem to be addressed and the setting in which it occurs.

Proposal outline 20% – fully outline the proposal to address the problem.

Ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns 20%- fully identify and describe the ethical, legal and regulatory concerns relating to the problem.

Problem Choice 20%- Fully related to why the particular program was chosen.

For this summative assessment, create a presentation that communicates the focus and scope of your project. You may select from multiple venues to explain the details of your plan. You will demonstrate problem-solving skills as you organize the details of your plan.

Begin your plan with the following:

  • Define the problem.
  • Identify the problem to be addressed and the setting in which it occurs.
  • Outline your proposal to address the problem.
  • Identify and discuss ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns relating to the problem.
  • Explain why you chose the problem.

Support your plan by gathering as much information about your selected problem as possible. Consider both qualitative and quantitative data, for example:

  • Leader and peer interviews
  • Patient/customer surveys
  • Quality improvement (QI) reports from the facility
  • Benchmarking studies/baseline data.
  • If baseline data is available:
  • What are the goals?
  • Are current practices meeting the organizational goals?
  • Are the prescribed practices followed?

Format your assignment as one of the following:

  • 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation
  • The slides should only contain essential information and as little text as possible. Do not design a slide presentation made up of long bullet points. Use speaker notes to convey the details you would give if you were presenting. See create speaker notes from Microsoft® for more help.