For this Application assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper summarizing your interview with a quality manager in an acute care or long-term care agency of your choice, focusing on the impact of the direct care nurse’s role in clinical outcomes for the organization. Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria and the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings . If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional Web sites in addition to the literature references.
• Overview – 20 points
Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to¨.
• Summary of the interview – 50 points
Describe the individual you interviewed and the setting. Summarize the manager’s insights on the role of the direct care nurse in supporting the outcomes for the organization. This section is 2–3 paragraphs.
• Impact on nursing practice – 50 points
Outline how the information gained from the interview and this week’s resources may influence your nursing practice specifically, or nursing practice in general. Specifically note those practices that you may change based on what you have learned. Provide an analysis of how this information impacts the profession of nursing. This section is 2–3 paragraphs.
• Summary – 30 points
End the paper with a one-paragraph summary of the main points of the paper.
Here are some tips for the week 1 assignment based on errors that students have made in the past.
Read the assignment carefully and use the rubric to make sure that you have covered every point asked for.
You must have three (3) references from nursing literature, that means articles from nursing journals, not textbooks, videos or web sites. Web sites may only be in addition to articles. You may use any of the articles in the assigned reading.
Make sure you do not use first person as that is not used in APA.
Please do not use quotes. I will take points off for more than one quote in any paper.