Post an explanation of how you view the similarities and differences between the nursing process and the strategic planning process.

Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2015). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Chapter 7, “Strategic and Operational Planning” (pp. 138–161)

(Note: You may have read this in a previous course.)

This chapter describes the planning hierarchy and provides foundational information on strategic planning. As you read, think about distinctions between strategic and operational planning, as well as why a nurse leader-manager needs to be aware of and engaged in both.

Sare, M. V., & Ogilvie, L. (2010). Strategic planning for nurses: Change management in health care. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

“Introduction” (pp. xiii–xiv)

Chapter 1, “Why Nursing Needs Strategic Planning: Professional Empowerment in the New Millennium” (pp. 3–16)

Chapter 2, “The Healthcare Habitat: The Evolving Professional Home of Nursing” (pp. 17–40)

Chapter 3, “The Business That We Find Ourselves In” (pp. 41–53)

Chapter 4, “Just What Is Strategic Planning?” (pp. 57–82)

Chapter 1 sets the context for why strategic planning is important for nurses and introduces key terms, while Chapter 2 addresses the evolving landscape of healthcare. Chapter 3 explores the merging of nursing care and business, as well as developments leading up to the current business model of care. Chapter 4 examines the nursing process and strategic planning.

Carney, M. (2009). Enhancing the nurses’ role in healthcare delivery through strategic management: Recognizing its importance or not? Journal of Nursing Management, 17(6), 707–717.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The author examines the importance of strategic planning for nurse leader-managers and the extent to which nurses have adopted strategic planning into language and self-perception.

Fairholm, M. R., & Card, M. (2009). Perspectives of strategic thinking: From controlling chaos to embracing it. Journal of Management and Organization, 15(1), 17–30.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article addresses strategic planning and strategic thinking,which can be used to fill the gaps of strategic planning.

Lafley, A. G., Martin, R. L., Rivkin, J. W., & Siggelkow, N. (2012). Bringing science to the art of strategy: Leaders rarely succeed in marrying empirical vigor and creative thinking. Here’s how they could do better. Harvard Business Review, 90(9), 56–66.

Retrieved from https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/pl/57319184/57319186/32e10ac6b49a087fb3f3b290416c5148

This article outlines how to blend creativity with a scientific method to succeed in strategic planning.

Paul, J., Charles, T., & Davis, S. (2011). Plan for success. An effective planning cycle can reap big rewards. Marketing Health Services, 31(4), 13–15.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article describes the planning process used by Geisinger Health System.

Peled, R., & Schenirer, J. (2009). Healthcare strategic planning as part of national and regional development in the Israeli Galilee: A case study of the planning process. Health Information Management Journal, 38(3), 43–50.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This case study demonstrates the application of three phases of strategic planning to optimally allocate scarce resources.

American Nurses Association. (2012b). The nursing process. Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/EspeciallyForYou/What-is-Nursing/Tools-You-Need/Thenursingprocess.html

This item outlines the nursing process, which is a foundation for nurses in varying roles and different settings. The nursing process involves assessment, diagnosis, outcomes/planning, implementation, and evaluation.

Authenticity Consulting. (n.d.a). All about strategic planning. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from http://managementhelp.org/strategicplanning/index.htm

View the description of strategic planning.

Harvard Business Review. (2013). HBR blog network. Retrieved from http://blogs.hbr.org

Search for and read blog posts related to strategic planning.

Healthy People 2020. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2012, from http://healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx

View the information related to health care-related issues in the United States and consider their significance for strategic planning.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (n.d.).Retrieved January 28, 2012, fromhttp://www.iom.edu

Search this site for information related to the current health care environment and strategic planning.

National Institute of Nursing Research. (2011). Bringing science to life: NINR strategic plan. Retrieved from http://www.ninr.nih.gov/AboutNINR/NINRMissionandStrategicPlan

Read the information related to strategic planning for the National Institute of Nursing Research.

Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2012, from http:/www.shsmd.org/

Discussion: Introduction to the Planning Process

The nursing process provides a cornerstone for care. Engaging in assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation helps to move the patient from his or her current state toward a desired outcome. How does this correlate with the strategic planning process?

In this Discussion, you examine similarities and differences between the nursing process and strategic planning. You also consider why it is important for a nurse leader-manager to be familiar with the planning hierarchy and to apply business principles to promote strategic change at the organizational or systems level.

To prepare:

Review the information related to the nursing process and the strategic planning process addressed in Chapter 4 of the Sare and Ogilvie text and the other Learning Resources. Think about how the nursing process is similar to and different from the strategic planning process.
Reflect on the value of nurse leader-managers’ contributions to strategic planning, as discussed by Dr. Huston in this week’s media.
Using the Walden library, identify an example from the literature that demonstrates why it is beneficial for nurse leader-managers to be familiar with the planning hierarchy and why they should be engaged in strategic planning in addition to and in contrast with operational planning.
By Day 3

Post an explanation of how you view the similarities and differences between the nursing process and the strategic planning process. Share an example from the literature that demonstrates why it is beneficial for nurse leader-managers to be aware of the planning hierarchy and why they should be engaged in strategic planning in addition to and in contrast with operational planning.

Identify key insights you have gained by comparing the mission and vision statements of these three organizations.

Discussion 1: The Influence of Mission and Vision on Planning

As you read the following mission statements, think about what you might deduce about each organization:

“Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all,” American Nurses Association

“The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors,” American Red Cross

“The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit,” Southwest Airlines

“To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research,” Mayo Clinic

“Provide telehealth solutions and executive medical research management to enhance and support military healthcare and promote innovative medical technologies,” Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)

“Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” Google

An organization’s mission describes its core purpose. In partnership with the organization’s vision, which communicates a future-focused direction, the mission provides a basis for planning and decision making at all levels of the organization.

For this Discussion, you compare mission and vision statements from multiple organizations and consider how these statements relate to planning.

To prepare:

Review the information related to the planning hierarchy and mission and vision statements in this week’s Learning Resources.

Research the mission and vision statements of three different types of organizations: a for-profit health care organization, a not-for-profit health care organization, and an organization outside of health care. As you examine the organizations’ mission and vision statements, consider the following:

How effectively do the mission statements articulate the organization’s purpose?

How effectively do the vision statements reflect future aims?

Do the mission and vision statements convey who (which groups) the organizations serve? Do they indicate obligations to various stakeholders?

Are the statements an appropriate length?

What do you glean about how leaders in health care and in other industries envision and convey mission and vision?

What do you discern about the interdisciplinary nature of crafting mission and vision statements by looking across organizations, including those outside of health care?

Identify key insights you have gained by comparing the mission and vision statements of these three organizations.

Consider how an organization’s mission and vision relate to the planning hierarchy. For each organization you have selected, think about how the mission and vision could or should influence planning. What elements of each mission and vision stand out as especially significant?

Post a comparison of the mission and vision statements of the three organizations selected. Explain how specific elements of each organization’s mission and vision statements might inform planning in that organization. Include references/links for the organizations’ mission and vision statements in your post.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.

Respond to at least one of your colleagues using one or more of the following approaches:

Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information or research.

Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.

Validate an idea with your own experience and additional resources.

Required Readings

Sare, M. V., & Ogilvie, L. (2010). Strategic planning for nurses: Change management in health care. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Review Chapter 4, “Just What Is Strategic Planning?” (pp. 57–82)

Chapter 7, “The Three Key Elements of the Strategic Planning Process: A Vision That Guides Nursing’s Future Action” (pp. 117–143)

Chapter 7 addresses elements of the strategic planning process, which includes mission and vision.

Cady, S. H., Wheeler, J. V., DeWolf, J., & Brodke, M. (2011). Mission, vision, and values: What do they say? Organization Development Journal, 29(1), 63–78.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article addresses research on mission, vision, and values from 300 different organizations.

Desmidt, S., Prinzie, A., & Decramer, A. (2011). Looking for the value of mission statements: A meta-analysis of 20 years of research. Management Decision, 49(3), 468–483.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article looks at the relationship of organizational mission and financial performance. It includes a discussion of what a mission statement is and the purpose(s) it serves.

Hirota, S., Kubo, K., Miyajima, H., Hong, P., & Won Park, Y. (2010). Corporate mission, corporate policies and business outcomes: Evidence from Japan. Management Decision, 48(7), 1134–1153.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

The authors examine the implications of the mission statement for organizational practices and performance.

King, D. L., Case, C. J., & Premo, K. M. (2012). An international mission statement comparison: United States, France, Germany, Japan, and China. Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 11(2), 93–119.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

This article examines the content of mission statements, stakeholder involvement, and the development of goals and objectives.

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Case study: Mountain View Health Center [Interactive media]. Retrieved from CDN database. (NURS 6241)

This interactive multimedia piece presents a case study of Mountain View Health Center, with information about the types of activities performed there, organizational structure, strategic priorities, and financial allocations. You will use this as a resource for Discussion 2.

Optional Resources

Marquis, B. L., & Huston, C. J. (2015). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Chapter 7, “Strategic and Operational Planning” (pp. 138–161)

Review as needed.

Desmidt, S., & Prinzie, A. A. (2011). The organization’s mission statement: Give up hope or resuscitate? A search for evidence-based recommendations. Advances in Health Care Management, 10, 25–41.

How effectively do the mission statements articulate the organizations purpose?

Discussion 1: The Influence of Mission and Vision on Planning
As you read the following mission statements think about what you might deduce about each organization:
Nurses advancing our profession to improve health for all American Nurses Association
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors American Red Cross
The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth friendliness individual pride and Company Spirit Southwest Airlines
To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice education and research Mayo Clinic
Provide telehealth solutions and executive medical research management to enhance and support military healthcare and promote innovative medical technologies Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
Googles mission is to organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful Google
An organizations mission describes its core purpose. In partnership with the organizations vision which communicates a future-focused direction the mission provides a basis for planning and decision making at all levels of the organization.
For this Discussion you compare mission and vision statements from multiple organizations and consider how these statements relate to planning.
To prepare:
Review the information related to the planning hierarchy and mission and vision statements in this weeks Learning Resources.
Research the mission and vision statements of three different types of organizations: a for-profit health care organization a not-for-profit health care organization and an organization outside of health care. As you examine the organizations mission and vision statements consider the following:
How effectively do the mission statements articulate the organizations purpose?
How effectively do the vision statements reflect future aims?
Do the mission and vision statements convey who (which groups) the organizations serve? Do they indicate obligations to various stakeholders?
Are the statements an appropriate length?
What do you glean about how leaders in health care and in other industries envision and convey mission and vision?
What do you discern about the interdisciplinary nature of crafting mission and vision statements by looking across organizations including those outside of health care?
Identify key insights you have gained by comparing the mission and vision statements of these three organizations.
Consider how an organizations mission and vision relate to the planning hierarchy. For each organization you have selected think about how the mission and vision could or should influence planning. What elements of each mission and vision stand out as especially significant?
Post a comparison of the mission and vision statements of the three organizations selected. Explain how specific elements of each organizations mission and vision statements might inform planning in that organization. Include references/links for the organizations mission and vision statements in your post.
Read a selection of your colleagues responses.
Respond to at least one of your colleagues using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question substantiated with additional background information or research.
Share an insight from having read your colleagues postings synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional resources.
Required Readings
Sare M. V. & Ogilvie L. (2010). Strategic planning for nurses: Change management in health care. Sudbury MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Review Chapter 4 Just What Is Strategic Planning? (pp. 5782)
Chapter 7 The Three Key Elements of the Strategic Planning Process: A Vision That Guides Nursings Future Action (pp. 117143)
Chapter 7 addresses elements of the strategic planning process which includes mission and vision.
Cady S. H. Wheeler J. V. DeWolf J. & Brodke M. (2011). Mission vision and values: What do they say? Organization Development Journal 29(1) 6378.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
This article addresses research on mission vision and values from 300 different organizations.
Desmidt S. Prinzie A. & Decramer A. (2011). Looking for the value of mission statements: A meta-analysis of 20 years of research. Management Decision 49(3) 468483.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
This article looks at the relationship of organizational mission and financial performance. It includes a discussion of what a mission statement is and the purpose(s) it serves.
Hirota S. Kubo K. Miyajima H. Hong P. & Won Park Y. (2010). Corporate mission corporate policies and business outcomes: Evidence from Japan. Management Decision 48(7) 11341153.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
The authors examine the implications of the mission statement for organizational practices and performance.
King D. L. Case C. J. & Premo K. M. (2012). An international mission statement comparison: United States France Germany Japan and China. Academy of Strategic Management Journal 11(2) 93119.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
This article examines the content of mission statements stakeholder involvement and the development of goals and objectives.
Required Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013b). Case study: Mountain View Health Center [Interactive media]. Retrieved from CDN database. (NURS 6241)
This interactive multimedia piece presents a case study of Mountain View Health Center with information about the types of activities performed there organizational structure strategic priorities and financial allocations. You will use this as a resource for Discussion 2.
Optional Resources
Marquis B. L. & Huston C. J. (2015). Leadership roles and management functions in nursing: Theory and application (8th ed.). Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Chapter 7 Strategic and Operational Planning (pp. 138161)
Review as needed.
Desmidt S. & Prinzie A. A. (2011). The organizations mission statement: Give up hope or resuscitate? A search for evidence-based recommendations. Advances in Health Care Management 10 2541.

Describe the background of the problem. Identify the stakeholders/change agents and list the interested parties.

Nurses Improving Patient Satisfaction through meaningful hourly patient rounds
Order Description
Part 1 ( 1 page )
Before making a case for an evidence-based project it is essential to understand the culture of the organization in order to begin assessing its readiness for EBP implementation. Complete the Organizational Culture and Readiness for System-Wide Integration of Evidence-Based Practice Survey located in the textbook appendix. Develop an analysis of 250 words from the results addressing your organizations readiness level possible project barriers and facilitators as well as how to integrate clinical inquiry. Make sure to include the rationale for the survey categories scores that were significantly high and low incorporating details and/or examples. Also explain how to integrate clinical inquiry into the organization providing strategies that strengthen the organizations weaker areas. Submit a rough draft of the survey results with your narrative analysis. However a final draft of the survey results should be placed in the appendices for the final paper. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines . An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. Upon receiving feedback from the instructor revise Section A: Organizational Culture and Readiness Assessment for your final paper submission. This will be a continuous process throughout the course for each section. Rubric Describe the results from the Organizational Culture and Readiness for System-Wide Integration of Evidence Practice Survey addressing the readiness level of your organization. Provide an analysis of any possible project barriers and facilitators and describe how to integrate clinical inquiry into your organization. Detailed information in relation to the survey categories that scored high and low on the survey is provided. The rationale for the scores including details and/or examples is provided. The major project barriers and facilitators are thoughtfully analyzed and evaluated. Warranted conclusions are drawn. An informed position on how to integrate clinical inquiry into the organization is developed and explained providing strategies which align to the weaker areas of the organization. Clarity and specificity of comprehension are demonstrated and all relevant information is synthesized. Coverage extends beyond what is needed to support subject matter. Writer is clearly in command of standard written academic English.
Part 2 ( 2 page)
Write a paper of 500-750 words (not including the title page and reference page) on your proposed problem description for your EBP project. The paper should address the following: Describe the background of the problem. Tell the story of the issue and why it deserves attention. Identify the stakeholders/change agents. Who or what organizations are concerned may benefit from or are affected by this proposal. List the interested parties patients students agencies Joint Commission etc. Use the feedback from the Topic 2 main forum post and refine your PICOT question. Make sure that the question fits with your graduate degree specialization. State the purpose and project objectives in specific realistic and measurable terms. The objective should address what is to be gained. This is a restatement of the question providing focus. Measurements need to be taken before and after the evidence-based practice is introduced to identify the expected changes. 5) Provide supportive rationale that the problem or issue is an important one for nursing to resolve using relevant professional literature sources. Develop an initial reference list to assure that there is adequate literature to support your evidence-based practice project. Follow the Steps to an Efficient Search to Answer a Clinical Question box in chapter 3 of the textbook. Use NUR-699 Search Method Example to assist you. 7) The majority of references should be research articles. However national sources such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) or the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and others may be used when you are gathering statistics to provide the rationale for the problem. Once you get into the literature you may find there is very little research to support your topic and you will have to start all over again. Remember in order for this to be an evidence-based project you must have enough evidence to introduce this as a practice change. If you find that you do not have enough supporting evidence to change a practice then further research would need to be conducted. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Upon receiving feedback from the instructor refine Section B: Problem Description for your final submission. This will be a continuous process Describe the background of the problem. Identify the stakeholders/change agents and list the interested parties. Provide the PICOT question. State the purpose and project objectives in specific realistic and measurable terms. Develop an initial reference list throughout the course for each section.
SOME SUGESTION I WANT TO USE
Nurses improving patient satisfaction through meaningful hourly rounds using AIDET 1.
Hourly rounding is a simple and cost-effective intervention to improve patient perception of
Evidence-based research indicated implementation of hourly rounding would increase pt. satisfaction decrease fall rates decrease skin breakdown rates and increase staff satisfaction. All patient care staff in clinical areas was educated utilizing the Studer Group Hourly Rounding Module. http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/pdfs/nursing/hourly_rounding_supplement-studer_group.pdf
Information hcaps Studer customer satisfaction ect.
Hourly roundsintentionally checking on patients at regular intervalscontinues to be debated in nursing circles. Often registered nurses make rounds on even hours and support staff make rounds on odd hours from 6 AM to 10 PM (and every 2 hours from 10 PM to 6 AM). While making rounds staff engage patients by checking on the 4 Ps: pain positioning potty (elimination) and proximity of personal items. Patients are told that staff will check on them frequently so hourly rounds help manage patients expectations. Patients become less anxious about getting their needs met as they learn to trust the process of hourly rounds.
Attending to patients comfort safety and environmental needs may also prevent adverse events like falls pressure ulcers or unrelieved pain; and contribute to patients satisfaction with nursing care. Proponents also attest that hourly rounds organize work flow offering efficiencies by giving nurses time back as they proactively (rather than reactively) anticipate and attend to patients needs. In this review I discuss available evidence about the effects of hourly rounds on clinical outcomes in inpatient settings.

What is the current evidence saying what is the best practice in this intervention?

You are working as a student nurse in a metropolitan hospital. Steven Smith is a 32 year old man admitted to the medical ward with bacterial pneumonia. Steven appears to be asleep on his side when you enter the room and his face seems pale. You can?t see the rest of him as the bedclothes are pulled up to his neck. You can however see his chest rising and falling under the bedclothes. You check the documentation and his vital signs 2 hours ago were BP 135/80mmHg and pulse 96b/min. His respiratory rate is recorded as 28 respirations/min and the comments column on the observation chart reads: moderate recession/working hard, decreased air entry in both lung bases, scattered coarse crackles and wheezes upon auscultation and oxygen saturations 92% in room air. The sputum cup next to his bed contains yellowy-green sputum. His temperature is recorded as 38.1oC He has intravenous (IV) therapy ordered & running N/Saline 0.9% 1000ml/12 hours and is ordered IV antibiotics. Other information in the chart gives the following details: 2 week history of „flu? like illness with productive cough, presented to hospital following GP referral for chest X-ray, experiencing intermittent chest pain worsened by coughing and deep breathing, smoker 30/day, works in the building & construction industry as a labourer and divorced 5 years ago. After Steven finishes his rest, you need to perform certain nursing-based interventions to aid his recovery.

The 1800- word essay should cover the points below:
• Introduction (100 words): State an overview of the patient’s condition and identify TWO priority nursing problems. Give a brief plan for the essay topics.
• For the first problem (800 words): Briefly explain how it relates to the patient’s assessment data. Identify TWO priority nursing interventions to address the problem. Discuss briefly the nursing interventions you will implement (explain what is involved in implementing the intervention, why it is suitable, any relevant positive or negative aspects/considerations) and support/justify the use of these interventions with reference to current evidence-based literature. Outline the evaluation criteria/data that would indicate that each intervention is improving or resolving the identified problem.
• For the second problem (800 words): Briefly explain how it relates to the patient’s assessment data. Identify TWO priority nursing interventions to address the problem. Discuss briefly the nursing interventions you will implement (explain what is involved in implementing the intervention, why it is suitable, any relevant positive or negative aspects/considerations) and support/justify the use of these interventions with reference to current evidence-based literature. Outline the evaluation criteria/data that would indicate that each intervention is improving or resolving the identified problem.
• Conclusion (100 words): Briefly restate the patient’s condition and problems and how the nursing interventions can benefit the patient’s health.

Refer to current academic peer-reviewed journal articles to justify your ideas.
Format of Assessment 2
• A fully completed with CORRECT information and signed assignment cover sheet must be attached.
• All questions should be attempted and written in essay format
• Margins: 2cm on 4 sides; & line spacing: at least 1.5; Font size: 12
• Adherence to the stated word limit is required
• QUT APA referencing style
• A full reference list is required at the end of the assignment. For further information on referencing at QUT, refer to QUT Cite/Write via http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au
• It is expected that students will familiarise themselves with the required essay format as outlined in the academic writing advice located at http://www.issupport.qut.edu.au/language/advice/academic.jsp This provides valuable information to assist you to write a high quality academic paper.

Using current peered reviewed journal articles that are evidenced based and no older than 2007 to fulfil the following questions.
1. What is the current evidence saying what is the best practice in this intervention?
2. How is it intervention implemented?
3.What is the outcomes wanting to be achieved from this intervention?. ie how it address the problem/priority.
References from databases such as Cinahl, Joanna Briggs Institue, Crochrane, Nanda. Can also use. Queensland Health Hospital Policy, procedures and guidelines. Relevant to Nursing Queensland.
Keeping all resources relevant and link it to the scenario.
Matching the case scenario assessment data to priority problem. (only write about the existing data that is supplied.)

Criteria-referenced Assessment (CRA): Assessment 2 Student Name: Student Number:
Clinical Knowledge, Skills & Decision Making
Pass Fail
7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Demonstrates an understanding and application of nursing assessment and prioritisation of problems In your case study you have:
• provided a comprehensive explanation of all the significant signs/symptoms which link to the identified priority problems
• analysed comprehensively patient assessment data and applied clinical knowledge to synthesize/identify correctly 2 priority problems
• applied clinical knowledge to synthesize comprehensive evaluation criteria to measure the success of all priority nursing interventions In your case study you have:
• provided a comprehensive explanation of nearly all of the significant signs/symptoms which link to the identified priority problems
• analysed patient assessment data and applied clinical knowledge to synthesize/identify correctly 2 priority problems
• applied clinical knowledge to synthesize/ identify appropriate evaluation criteria to measure the success of all priority nursing interventions
one significant concept in was missing and/or not described in sufficient detail
In your case study you have:
• provided a detailed explanation of some of the significant signs/symptoms which link to the identified priority problems
• analysed most patient assessment data and applied some clinical knowledge to synthesize/identify correctly 2 priority problems but
• applied clinical knowledge to synthesize/identifiy evaluation criteria to measure the success of all priority nursing interventions, but
some significant concepts were missing and/or not described in sufficient detail
some significant evaluation data missing and/or not described in sufficient detail

In your case study you have:
• provided an explanation of some of the significant signs/symptoms which link to the identified priority problems
• analysed some patient assessment data and applied some clinical knowledge to synthesize/identify correctly 2 priority problems but
• applied some clinical knowledge to synthesize/identify evaluation criteria to measure the success of all/two priority nursing intervention(s), with superficial and/or incorrect detail
quite a few concepts were missing and/or not described in sufficient detail In your case study you have:
• attempted to provide an explanation of significant signs/ symptoms and to analyse patient data to identify 2 priority problems, but:
there was little/no coverage of the essential pathophysiological concepts linking your identified problems to the patient data in your explanation, and/or
one or more of the priority problems were incorrectly identified
evaluation data was inadequate/inappropriate/not present