Quality Improvement Project

Quality Improvement Project
Paper details:

This is a research paper which will be built on previous written papers. I will attach the written paper because the Introduction and Literature Review Summary will be based on it. Please let the references date back to at least least 2010 nothing older than that.

Outline
Introduction
– Identifies problem that needs to be addressed, (summary of issue identified from meeting with nurse leader in NURS 410).
– Explain why an intervention is needed for this problem
Literature Review Summary
– Findings from the literature review are summarized (summary of literature review from NURS 410)
– Findings are related to the proposed intervention
– Uses seven or more scientific journal articles
Intervention Plan
– States proposed intervention plan (based on findings from the literature)
– Outlines timeline for implementation of plan
– Outlines responsibilities for implementation and feedback
– Apply a relevant nursing leadership theory/concept to be utilized in order to implement plan
– Outline how responsibilities for implementation and feedback will be addressed.
Stakeholders
– Identifies the stakeholders needed to implement the plan including their roles
– Addresses the management structure/process issues
– State how the identified nursing theory would be utilized when interacting with the stakeholders
Resources Needed to Implement Plan
– Identifies the resources needed to implement the plan
– If resources are not available, makes recommendations for needed resources
– Outlines the budgetary needs, including type of budget, to implement plan
Evaluation Plan
– Describe a clear and concise method of monitoring the outcomes of the quality improvement plan (based on findings from the literature).
– Identify a clear and ongoing reassessment strategy
– State how the identified nursing leadership theory/concept will be utilized in developing a reevaluation plan with the stakeholders
– Outline a timeline for reevaluation of the plan.
Summary/Conclusion
– Restate the patient care issue, including summary statement about the findings from the literature
– Summarizes the proposed intervention, role of the stakeholders, recommendations for reevaluation and ongoing assessment strategies.
– States nursing theory/concept to be utilized to implement and evaluate the plan
– Makes future recommendations.
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Rubric Name: Quality Improvement Invervention/Proposal Paper

Criteria Level 3 Level 2 Level 1
Statement of the Problem 10 points

(7-10 points)
A clear and accurate statement of the problem to be addressed. The primary focus of the intervention is clearly identified. A convincing case for an intervention related to the problem is presented. 6 points

(3-6 points)
The paper includes a somewhat accurate statement of the problem to be addressed. The primary focus of the intervention is not clearly identified. A case for an intervention related to the problem is not thoroughly discussed. 2 points

(0-2 points)
The paper lacks a clear statement of the problem to be addressed. The primary focus of the intervention is missing. A convincing case for an intervention related to the problem is not included
Literature Review Findings and Summary 10 points

(7-10 points)
Research literature is adequately discussed using recent references from seven or more scientific journal articles. Findings are summarized and are related to the identified quality improvement topic and proposed intervention 6 points

(3-6 points)
Research literature is discussed using recent references from five or more scientific journal articles. Findings are summarized, however either the identified quality improvement topic or proposed intervention is not well presented. 2 points

(0-2 points)
Research literature is not discussed, and fewer than five scientific journal articles are cited. Summary of findings related to the problem statement or proposed intervention are missing or not well presented.
Intervention Plan 20 points

(13-20 points)
Develops an intervention plan with clear guidelines/timeline for implementation of quality improvement plan. States resources that will be needed. Using relevant nursing leadership theory/concepts concisely outlines how responsibilities for implementation and feedback will be addressed. 12 points

(6-12 points)
Develops an intervention plan with guidelines for implementation of quality improvement plan. Using some nursing leadership theory/concepts, outlines how responsibilities for implementation and feedback will be addressed. 5 points

(0-5 points)
Implements a quality improvement plan. Limited use of nursing leadership theory/concepts. Little to no information on how responsibilities for implementation and feedback will be addressed.
Resources Needed to Implement Plan 10 points

(7-10 points)
Identifies available resources needed to implement plan, makes recommendations for needed services. Outlines budgetary needs to implement plan 6 points

(3-6 points)
Identifies available resources needed to implement plan, makes. No recommendations for needed services and/or does not outlines budgetary needs to implement plan 2 points

(0-2 points)
Little to no information regarding available resources, recommendations for needed services or budgetary needs.
Stakeholders 10 points

(7-10 points)
Interaction with stake holders is outlined relevant to nursing leadership theory/concepts. Thoroughly addresses the management of structure/process issues and stakeholder roles. 6 points

(3-6 points)
Interaction with stake holders is outlined with some reference to nursing leadership theory/concepts. Addresses structure/process issues and stakeholder roles 2 points

(0-2 points)
Stake holder roles are not assigned and/or limited regard for nursing leadership theory/concepts. Little to no discussion regarding structure/process among stakeholders or discussion of potential structure/process obstacles.
Evaluation Plan 20 points

(13-20 points)
Describes a clear and concise method of monitoring the outcomes of the quality improvement plan. Using relevant nursing leadership theory/concepts identifies a thorough plan for reevaluation of the process with stakeholders. Identifies a clear and ongoing reassessment strategy. 12 points

(6-12 points)
Describes a method of monitoring the outcomes of the quality improvement plan. Using nursing leadership theory/concepts identifies a plan for reevaluation of the process with stakeholders. Identifies a reassessment strategy. 5 points

(0-5 points)
Describes a need to monitor the progress of the quality improvement plan, little to no information the method of monitoring the plan. Using limited nursing leadership theory/concepts identifies a reevaluation plan. Does not discusses the need for reassessment.
Summary/Conclusion 10 points

(7-10 points)
Restates the patient care issue, summarizes the findings from the literature review and proposed intervention including role of stakeholders. Includes recommendations for reevaluationand ongoing assessment strategies. Makes future recommendations 6 points

(3-6 points)
Restates the issue, summarizes most of the findings from the literature review and proposed intervention. Missing information on role of stakeholders,reevaluation and/or ongoing assessment strategies and future recommendations. 2 points

(0-2 points)
Little to no information in summary/conclusion regarding the issue, findings from the literature, proposed intervention, role of stakeholders, reevaluation and assessment strategies and futurerecommendations.
Final Paper 5 points

(4-5 points)
Incorporates feedback and summarizes main points, providing closure of topic. Demonstrates logical progression and clear professional tone. 3 points

(2-3 points)
Incorporates feedback and summarizes main points, providing a non-specific conclusion. Demonstrates logical progression and professional tone 1 point

(0-1 point)
Incorporates some feedback and lacks organization or clarity. Paper lacks professional tone.
APA, Organization, Grammar, and Spelling 5 points

(4-5 points)
Expertly applies APA guidelines in formatting and referencing; exhibits excellent spelling and grammar throughout the paper; is well organized and easy to read 3 points

(2-3 points)
Applies APA, but exhibits some formatting or referencing mistakes; has some spelling and grammar errors; is generally well written and easy to read, with minimal organization problems 1 point

(0-1 point)
Has many APA, spelling, and/or grammar mistakes throughout the paper; is difficult to read; may be ineffectively organized

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