The following is the purposes of this
Discuss the roles
and responsibilities of a Nursing Quality Expert in a selected healthcare
organization’s mission, vision, values, and beliefs.
Discuss the Nursing
Quality Expert’s strategic plan as it relates to The Institute of
Medicine’s Quality initiatives and ONE
of the following core competencies.
2) Apply quality
Conduct a core
competency-focused interview with a Nursing Quality Expert.
role of the BSN-prepared nurse to support the strategic plan related to
selected IOM core competency.
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.
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
This assignment is
worth a total of 200 points.
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
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
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
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 Expert’s role and
responsibilities as it relates to the selected core competency. If you have
questions about what constitutes a scholarly resource, please ask your
6. Prior to interview, review the organization’s mission, vision,
values and beliefs.
Note that practice impact must be addressed by YOU and is a very
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.