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

Week 2 Assignment: Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis (Graded)
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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.
Overview Points Due Date Project
Part 1: Assessment: Check-In 10 Wednesday of Week 2 Required, graded check-in on progress of assessing your choice of nursing certification.
Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis 200 Sunday end of Week 2 Assess the link between quality improvement of patient outcomes, clinical nursing certification, and leadership development.
Part 2: Planning: Check-In 10 Wednesday of Week 4 Required, graded check-in on progress of planning and creating the presentation.
Part 2: Planning the Presentation
160 Sunday end of Week 4 Create a presentation for your targeted population about the specific clinical certification including how it could impact patient outcomes and leadership.
Part 3: Implementing the Presentation
Required Schedule presentation Saturday of Week 5 through Saturday Week 6 Presentation of PowerPoint to identified targeted population. Includes pre-survey, post-survey, and attendance form.
Part 3: Implementation: Check-In 10 Wednesday of Week 5 Required, graded check-in on progress of implementing your presentation.
Part 4: Evaluation: Check-In 10 Wednesday of Week 6 Required, graded check-in on progress of evaluation of your presentation and project.
Part 4: Evaluating the Project 200 Sunday end of Week 6 Evaluate 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)
end of Week 2

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
Review the Direct Care Project Overview above.
View the Direct Care Project Part 1 Tutorial (Click here to view) (Links to an external site.).
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 Finding Permalinks (Links to an external site.)
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
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.

By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.

Rubric
NR447 – Direct Care Project Part 1 Assessment and Diagnosis
NR447 – Direct Care Project Part 1 Assessment and Diagnosis
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeApproved Items from Part 1 Check-in
Student states approved:
• Clinical certification
• Target population
• Setting
10 pts
Exceptional
Provides all three approved items Student states approved: • Clinical certification • Target population • Setting
9 pts
Exceeds
Provides all three items but one or more are not approved
8 pts
Meets
Missing one criterion
4 pts
Needs Improvement
Missing two criteria
0 pts
Developing
Provides no criteria
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscussion of Certification Selection
Student thoroughly discusses why this clinical certification was selected in relationship to the selected setting
20 pts
Exceptional
Student thoroughly discusses why this clinical certification was selected in relationship to the selected setting
18 pts
Exceeds
Student discusses why this clinical certification was selected in relationship to the selected setting but lacks details
16 pts
Meets
Student discusses why this clinical certification was selected but does not address relationship to setting
8 pts
Needs Improvement
Student minimally discusses why this clinical certification was selected in relationship to the selected setting
0 pts
Developing
Student does not discuss why this clinical certification was selected in relationship to the selected setting
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescription of Certification Criteria
Student describes:
• Process to obtain clinical certification
• Cost of application and testing
• Requirements prior to certification
• Examination description
• Renewal time and process
• Required items for renewal
40 pts
Exceptional
Describes all six certification information criteria: • Process to obtain clinical certification • Cost of application and testing • Requirements prior to certification • Examination description • Renewal time and process • Required items for renewal
36 pts
Exceeds
Missing 1 criterion
32 pts
Meets
Missing 2-3 criteria
16 pts
Needs Improvement
Missing 4-5 criteria
0 pts
Developing
Provides no criteria
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeArticle Selection
• One scholarly peer-reviewed article
• No more than 5 years old
• About link between patient outcomes, certification, and leadership
• English
• Full text
20 pts
Exceptional
Describes all five criteria: • One scholarly peer-reviewed article • No more than 5 years old • About link between patient outcomes, certification, and leadership • English • Full text
18 pts
Exceeds
Missing 1 criterion
16 pts
Meets
Missing 2 criteria
8 pts
Needs Improvement
Missing 3-4 criteria
0 pts
Developing
Provides no criteria
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Reference
Student places reference in correct 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. Minimal or no errors (0–1 error). Permalink is provided.
20 pts
Exceptional
Reference is in correct 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. Minimal or no errors (0–1 error). Permalink is provided.
18 pts
Exceeds
Reference uses APA format including the items at left with 2–3 errors. Permalink is provided.
16 pts
Meets
Reference uses APA format including the items at left with 4-5 errors. Permalink is provided.
8 pts
Needs Improvement
Reference uses APA format including the items at left with more than 5 errors OR Permalink is not provided.
0 pts
Developing
No reference and permalink provided
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeArticle Summary
Student summarizes the key points of the selected article in one or two paragraphs. Summary is clear and concise.
40 pts
Exceptional
Student summarizes the key points of the selected article in one or two paragraphs. Summary is clear and concise.
36 pts
Exceeds
Student summarizes the key points of the selected article in one or two paragraphs. Summary is lacking clarity OR is not concise.
32 pts
Meets
Student summarizes the key points of the selected article in one or two paragraphs. Summary is lacking clarity AND is not concise.
16 pts
Needs Improvement
Student minimally summarizes the key points of the selected article.
0 pts
Developing
No summary provided
40 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePatient Outcomes
Student thoroughly discusses how patient outcomes in the selected setting could be improved by certified nurses
20 pts
Exceptional
Student thoroughly discusses how patient outcomes in the selected setting could be improved by certified nurses
18 pts
Exceeds
Student discusses how patient outcomes in the selected setting could be improved by certified nurses but lacks details
16 pts
Meets
Student discusses how patient outcomes could be improved by certified nurses but does not address selected setting
8 pts
Needs Improvement
Student minimally discusses how patient outcomes could be improved by certified nurses.
0 pts
Developing
Patient outcomes not discussed.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Leadership Skills
Student thoroughly discusses how clinical certification could impact leadership skills in the selected setting
20 pts
Exceptional
Student thoroughly discusses how clinical certification could impact leadership skills in the selected setting
18 pts
Exceeds
Student discusses how clinical certification could impact leadership skills in the selected setting but lacks details
16 pts
Meets
Student discusses how clinical certification could impact leadership skills but does not address selected setting
8 pts
Needs Improvement
Student minimally discusses how clinical certification could impact leadership skills
0 pts
Developing
Leadership skills not discussed
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProblem Diagnosis Statement
Student completes the statement including certification, target population, setting, and patient outcomes
10 pts
Exceptional
Student completes the statement including certification, target population, setting, and patient outcomes
9 pts
Exceeds
Missing one criterion
8 pts
Meets
Missing two criteria
4 pts
Needs Improvement
Missing three criteria
0 pts
Developing
Provides no diagnosis statement
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTemplate Use
0 pts
No points deducted
Correct Template Used
0 pts
Points deducted – 20 Points Deducted (10% deduction)
20 points deducted (10%) for incorrect or no template used.
0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction
0 pts
No points deducted
Submitted on time
0 pts
Not Submitted on Time – Points Deducted (5% per day)
1 day late = 10 Deduction; 2 day late = 20 Deduction; 3 day late = 30 Deduction; 4 day late = 40 Deduction; 5 day late = 50 Deduction; 6 day late = 60 Deduction; 7 day late = 70 Deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late
0 pts
Total Points: 200

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