Week 2 Assignment: Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis

Purpose

The purpose of this direct care project is for learners to apply the nursing process to assess if the nursing care provided by professionally certified nurses will result in improved patient outcomes. This is Part 1 of 4 in the Direct Care Project.

Direct Care Project Overview

  1. There are four parts to the Direct Care Project.
  2. There will be graded Project Check-ins that correlate to each part.
  3. Review the table below for overview and due dates with each topic.
  4. Carefully review the instructions, tutorials, templates, and rubrics for each of the four parts as you begin this Course Project.
  5. Contact your instructor with questions.

OverviewPointsDue DateProject
Part 1: Assessment: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 2Required, graded check-in on progress of assessing your choice of nursing certification.
Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis200Sunday end of Week 2Assess the link between quality improvement of patient outcomes, clinical nursing certification, and leadership development.
Part 2: Planning: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 4Required, graded check-in on progress of planning and creating the presentation.
Part 2: Planning the Presentation160Sunday end of Week 4Create a presentation for your targeted population about the specific clinical certification including how it could impact patient outcomes and leadership.
Part 3: Implementing the PresentationRequiredSchedule presentation Saturday of Week 5 through Saturday Week 6Presentation of PowerPoint to identified targeted population. Includes pre-survey, post-survey, and attendance form.
Part 3: Implementation: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 5Required, graded check-in on progress of implementing your presentation.
Part 4: Evaluation: Check-In10Wednesday of Week 6Required, graded check-in on progress of evaluation of your presentation and project.
Part 4: Evaluating the Project200Sunday end of Week 6Evaluate learning and reflect on project.

Course Outcomes

This direct care project enables the student to meet the following course outcomes: 

  • CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of quality nursing care. (PO 2)
  • CO 2: Apply the nursing process to quality improvement of patient-centered care outcomes. (POs 4, 7)

Part 1 enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

  • CO 1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of quality nursing care. (PO 2)
  • CO 2: Apply the nursing process to quality improvement of patient-centered care outcomes. (POs 4, 7)

Points Possible for Part 1

200  Points 

Late Assignment Policy

If the assignment is not submitted by due date, a late deduction will be applied. See rubric below.

Directions for Part 1

  1. Review the Direct Care Project Overview above.
  2. View the Direct Care Project Part 1 Tutorial (Click here to view) (Links to an external site.).
  3. Download the Direct Care Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis template under Templates below.
  4. Please address the following areas on the provided template:
    1. State the clinical certification and target population including setting that were approved by your instructor in the Week 2: Direct Care Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis Check-In.
    2. Thorough discussion of why this certification was selected in relationship to the selected setting
    3. Describe the criteria for selected clinical certification
      1. Process to obtain clinical certification
      2. Cost of application and testing
      3. Requirements prior to certification
      4. Examination description
      5. Renewal time and process
      6. Required items for renewal
    4. Provide APA reference for one peer-reviewed scholarly professional nursing journal article connecting patient outcomes, certification, and leadership skills.
      1. From Chamberlain Library
        1. CINAHL or ProQuest
        2. Note: Do not use CINAHL Guides or Evidence-Based Care Sheets
      2. Full Text only
      3. No more than 5 years old
      4. In English
      5. Peer-reviewed
      6. Include the permalink
        1. For more information on finding Permalinks in the Chamberlain Library, see Learn the Library and Finding Permalinks (Links to an external site.)
      7. Reference must be use APA format including author(s), year, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, italics, parentheses, punctuation, double line spacing, and hanging indent. Include DOI if available.
    5. Summarize findings of article
      1. Summarize the key points of the selected peer-reviewed scholarly professional nursing journal article in one or two paragraphs.
      2. Be clear and concise.
    6. Discuss how patient outcomes in the selected setting could be improved by certified nurses.
    7. Discuss how certification can impact leadership skills in the selected setting.
  5. Identify a problem (diagnosis) based on your assessment
    1. Important: The problem you identify will be utilized in Parts 2, 3, and 4 of the Direct Care Project.
  6. Write the problem diagnosis (See template)
  7. Submit template through the Submit Assignment button on this page.

Templates

Direct Care Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis Template (Download here) (Links to an external site.)

Best Practices

  • Please use your browser’s File setting to save or print this page.
  • Use the template provided. If the template is not used, a deduction will be applied. See rubric below.
  • Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission. 
  • Use the rubric as a final check prior to submission to ensure all content is clearly addressed. 

Scholarly Sources and Citations

  • One reference needed
  • Cite reference in APA format

**Academic Integrity**

Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.

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