Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and/or system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery.

Interview with a Nursing Quality EXpert
Directions: After completing your interview you must use this form to submit your assignment to the Dropbox. You may use the form to capture information as you conduct your interview or fill it in later. The form is expandable and will enlarge the textbox to accommodate your answers. Do not rely only on this form for everything you must include! Please look in Doc Sharing for specific instructions in the Guidelines for this assignment.Criteria Fill in the answers in this column.
Indicate 2 scholarly resources or texts used prior to the interview to familiarize yourself with the individuals organization role or any of the questions you plan to ask that will make you a more knowledgeable interviewer. Resource #1:
Resource # 2:
Demographics: Provide initials credentials job title and length in present position of the registered nurse interviewee. Include the date and time the interview was conducted. Provide a working phone number for instructor follow-up if needed.
Required Questions
(Ask the interviewee about EVERY topic in this section)
Scope of responsibility: Major responsibilities direct reports and operational budget
Organizational mission vision values and beliefs
Strategic planning related to ONE core competency (name the core competency)
Role of BSN-prepared nurse to support the strategic plan
Practice Impact Question
(Reflect on the interview afterwards to ask yourself this question and provide it below.)
How does completing this interview impact your practice as a BSN-prepared nurse Give specific examples.Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert:
Guidelines
PURPOSE
The following is the purposes of this assignment:
Discuss the roles and responsibilities of a Nursing Quality Expert in a selected healthcare organization.
Review the organizations mission vision values and beliefs.
Discuss the Nursing Quality Experts strategic plan as it relates to The Institute of Medicines Quality initiatives and ONE of the following core competencies.
1) Employ evidence-based practice
2) Apply quality improvement
3) Utilize informatics
Conduct a core competency-focused interview with a Nursing Quality Expert.
Articulate the role of the BSN-prepared nurse to support the strategic plan related to selected IOM core competency.
Articulate what was learned from time spent with interviewee and how own nursing practice will change as a result of the encounter and completion of this assignment.
COURSE OUTCOMES
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
CO 1: Apply leadership concepts skills and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care healthcare team management and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO #2)
CO 3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO #7)
CO 5: Apply improvement methods based on data from the outcomes of care processes to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare. (PO #8)
CO 6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO #7)
CO 7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and/or system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (PO #2 and 3)
POINTS
This assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
DUE DATE
This assignment Interview with a Nursing Quality Expert is due at the end of Week 6. Submit your completed interview using the Interview Form to the basket in the Dropbox by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT. Post questions to the weekly Q & A Forum. Contact your instructor if you need additional assistance. See the Course Policies regarding late assignments. Failure to submit your paper to the Dropbox on time will result in a deduction of points.
DIRECTIONS
1. Download the NR447 Interview Form from Doc Sharing. It is found under the Week 6 Interview link.
2. Select your interviewee schedule and conduct an interview. This individual must be a Registered Nurse employed in a leadership role as a Nursing Quality Expert. Job titles of RNs who may be considered include but are not limited to: Quality Care Coordinator Performance Improvement Officer/Coordinator Director of Quality Assessment Compliance Officer Safety Director Regulatory Officer/Director If you have any concerns about whether the RN is suitable for this assignment contact your instructor BEFORE you schedule and conduct the interview.
3. Review all areas of inquiry on the Interview Form located in Doc Sharing PRIOR to conducting the interview. You may print the form and take it with you to the interview. However you may not give it to the individual and ask him or her to complete it and return it to you.
4. Note there are three areas of inquiry to discuss with the RN/Nursing Quality Expert.
5. Prior to conducting interview review two scholarly resources related to the ONE aforementioned core competencies upon which you plan to focus. These resources should guide your interview process and understanding of the Nursing Quality Experts role and responsibilities as it relates to the selected core competency. If you have questions about what constitutes a scholarly resource please ask your instructor.
6. Prior to interview review the organizations mission vision values and beliefs.
7. Note that practice impact must be addressed by YOU and is a very important criterion
8. Conduct the interview. The length of your interview will vary but should not exceed one hour.
9. Submit the form to the Dropbox prior to the deadline outlined above.
GRADING CRITERIA
Category Points % Description
Scholarly Resources 20 10% Name two resources reviewed prior to conducting interview related to selected core competency.
Describe how each resource helped student prepare for and conduct interview.
APA formatting for two resources is correct.
Demographics 10 5% Initials credentials job title and length in present position of interviewee are provided. Date and time of interview are provided. Working phone number of interviewee is provided for instructor to follow-up if indicated.
Scope of Responsibility 30 15% Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer indicating major responsibilities and number of direct reports (staff who report to him/her). If none please say so. Indicate total operational budget for which interviewee is responsible. If unwilling to share say so. You may quote the interviewee but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said. Bulleted items may be used.
Mission Vision Values and Beliefs of the Organization 30 15% Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer. Do not quote from the website. Use the Nursing Quality Experts interpretation of these. You may quote the interviewee but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.
Bulleted items may be used
Strategic Plan as it Relates to ONE Core Competency 30 15% Name the core competency. Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer about how the core competency is incorporated in a unit department and organizations strategic plan. You may quote the interviewee but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.
Bulleted items may be used.
Role of BSN-Prepared Nurse to support strategic plan as it relates to the same core selected 30 15% Provide a paraphrased or summary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support strategic plan as it relates to selected core competency. You may quote the interviewee but sparingly. Do NOT provide a verbatim transcript of everything that was said.
Bulleted items may be used.
Practice Impact 30 15% Summarize specifically what you learned from interaction with interviewee. Describe how your own nursing practice will change as a result of learning about roles and responsibilities of interviewee the core competency and completion of this assignment.
Scholarly Writing 20 10% Name of student and date of interview appears on Interview Form. Punctuation and sentence structure are correct. Evidence of spell and grammar check. Resources are formatted according to APA.
Total 200 points 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria A
Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance B
Very Good or High Level of Performance C
Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance F
Poor or Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance
Scholarly Resources
20 points Specifically names two scholarly resources reviewed PRIOR to interview.
Thoroughly states how EACH resource helped prepare for the interview.
1820 points Names two resources reviewed PRIOR to interview but are not necessarily scholarly in nature.
States how EACH resource helped prepare for the interview.
1617 points Names only one resource reviewed PRIOR to interview.
Briefly states how resource helped prepare for the interview.
1415 points Does not name scholarly resources and/or does not indicate how resources helped prepare for the interview.
013 points
Demographics
10 points Provides initials credentials job title date of interview and working phone number of interviewee.
910 points Omits one element but maintains anonymity by providing only initials.
8 points Omits two or three elements.
7 points Provides name instead of initials. Omits most or all of the elements.
06 points
Scope of Responsibility
30 points Provides a thorough summary of the interviewees answer indicating major responsibilities number of staff reporting to him/her and total operational budget for whom interviewee is responsible.
2830 points Provides only highlights of the interviewees answer but leaves out either responsibilities number of staff reporting or operational budget.
2527 points Provides brief paraphrased summary but leaves out two criteria.
2324 points Does not pose this question or does not provide answers to criteria. 022 points
Mission Vision Values and Beliefs of the Organization
30 points Provides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer including his/her interpretation of the mission vision values and beliefs of the organization.
2830 points Provides only highlights of the interviewees answer but does not include interviewees interpretation of mission or vision or values or beliefs.
2527 points Provides a brief paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer but does not include interpretation of two of the items.
2324 points Does not pose the question or does not provide answers to three or more of the criteria.
022 points
Strategic Plan as it Relates to ONE Core Competency
30 points Names the core competency correctly and provides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer about how a unit or department incorporates the core competency into the strategic plan.
2830 points Describes the core competency but does not necessarily name it correctly. Provides only highlights of the interviewees answer regarding how a unit or department incorporates the core competency into the strategic plan.
2527 points Describes a competency but not a core competency. Provides a brief summary of the interviewees answer about how a unit or department incorporates the competency into the strategic plan.
2324 points Does not pose the question or name a competency. Does not provide a paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer.
022 points
Role of BSN-Prepared Nurse to support strategic plan as it relates to the same core competency
30 points Provides a thorough paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.
2830 points Provides only highlights of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.
2527 points Provides a brief paraphrased summary of the interviewees answer about the role of BSN-prepared nurses to support the strategic plan as it relates to same core competency.
2324 points Does not pose the question or fails to state the role of BSN-prepared nurses in core competency as it relates to the strategic plan.
022 points
Practice Impact
30 points Composes a thorough summary of what was lea

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