Assignment: Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis

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

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

Directions for Part 1

Review the Direct Care Project Overview above.
View the .https://lms.courselearn.net/lms/video/player.html?video=1_ss9ilt2d
Download the Direct Care Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis template under Templates below.
Please address the following areas on the provided template:

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.
Thorough discussion of why this certification was selected in relationship to the selected setting
Describe the criteria for selected clinical certification

Process to obtain clinical certification
Cost of application and testing
Requirements prior to certification
Examination description
Renewal time and process
Required items for renewal

Provide APA reference for one peer-reviewed scholarly professional nursing journal article connecting patient outcomes, certification, and leadership skills.

From Chamberlain Library

CINAHL or ProQuest
Note: Do not use CINAHL Guides or Evidence-Based Care Sheets

Full Text only
No more than 5 years old
In English
Peer-reviewed
Include the permalink

For more information on finding Permalinks in the Chamberlain Library, see Learn the Library and 
https://library.chamberlain.edu/learntosearch/advancedsearchstrategies#s-lg-box-26643698%20

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.

Summarize findings of article

Summarize the key points of the selected peer-reviewed scholarly professional nursing journal article in one or two paragraphs.
Be clear and concise.

Discuss how patient outcomes in the selected setting could be improved by certified nurses.
Discuss how certification can impact leadership skills in the selected setting.

Identify a problem (diagnosis) based on your assessment

Important: The problem you identify will be utilized in Parts 2, 3, and 4 of the Direct Care Project.

Write the problem diagnosis (See template)
Submit template through the Submit Assignment button on this page.Templates

Best Practices

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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