NR534 WEEK 5 BA

  
I. Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to explore the culture and climate of the healthcare organization and its impact on providing a healthy, safe, and person-centered care and work environment. (CO 1,3,6)
III. Requirements
Description of the Assignment
This assignment provides an opportunity for the student to

Assess organizational culture and climate within a healthcare organization known to the student
Analyze the organizational culture and climate for its strengths and opportunities for improvement
Determine the organization’s capacity to provide a healthy, safe, person-centered environment for staff and patients based on it culture and climate
Reflect on the “fit” of personal leadership profile with the organization’s culture and climate

IV. Preparing the Assignment
Requirements:

Address all components of the Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment and Analysis Paper as outlined under “Assignment Directions and Criteria”.
The paper is graded on quality and completeness of information, depth of thought, organization following outline provided, substantive narrative, use of citations, use of standard English, and writing conventions.
Format:

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (current ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Is the source used for this paper

Required elements

Title page, reference page
Page numbers, running head, doubles-spaced, times new roman, 12pt font, 1″ margins, level 1 headings
Paper length: 6 maximum, excluding reference page, title page, and assessment tool

Scholarly sources: Minimum of four (4) scholarly resources no older than 5 years
Proof-reading

Use spell check and grammar check and correct all errors
Compare final draft to detailed outline directions to ensure all required elements included

Submitting the paper

Submit to Week 5 Assignment portal by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT
Must achieve TII score < 24% to be graded
Final submission only will be graded

DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA
This assignment has two steps and requires that you do an actual assessment and analysis of the healthcare organization within which you work.
Step 1: The Assessment Tool
Complete the Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment Tool (Links to an external site.). The tool is your data collection tool, or “notes-taking” pages you will need to complete before doing the analysis. You may already know some of the information, but some may require communication with key people in the organization, for example, human resources, financial officers, or nurse executives. Submitting the completed tool with your final paper submission is required. It is not included in your page count. You receive credit for completing and submitting it the items in the following outline.
Step 2: The Analysis
Analyze the findings from your assessment following the outline below. (See the rubric for specific criteria within each section)Support your analysis and conclusions with specific evidence from your assessment and scholarly sources. The paper will contain the following components with headings as required. (Remember, no heading is used for the introduction section)

Introduction

Stated purpose
Definition of organizational culture vs climate
Broad overview of components of the paper

Organizational culture and climate analysis

Summary of assessment findings
Mission, vision, and goals reflected in culture and climate
Strengths and Opportunities for improvement
Climate reflective of culture

Healthy, safe, person-centered care environment capacity

Describe the organizational culture’s capacity to support
What would a visiting potential staff recruit experience about the institution’s culture that would attract them to work there?
Nurse leader’s role in setting the organizational culture and climate to promote a healthy work environment?

Implications

Two strategies to address the opportunities for improvement
Alignment of Personal Leadership Profile and Organizational Culture and Climate

Conclusion

Broadly address the what has been accomplished in the paper

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