The purpose of this assignment is to consider the value of a culture of excellence and leadership strategies that support a culture of excellence within the student’s selected MSN track. Students will identify a healthcare organizational characteristics that support a culture of excellence. In addition, students will identify an existing healthcare organizational mission, vision, and values and create an original concept map to portray the interrelationships among the elements.
Part I will include a concept map which is the student’s own original work. And Part II will include a scholarly written paper. The concept map may be hand drawn and scanned as a PDF document. Or you may create a concept map using tools in the Word format. The concept map must illustrate the interrelationships between mission, vision, and values of an existing organization or your choosing. The last section of the paper is the conclusion. In this section, you will include a summary which addresses the following. The importance of a culture of excellence and leadership strategies to promote a culture of excellence. You will also include a brief synopsis of the selected mission, vision and values that you portrayed and how they do or do not support a culture of excellence. Self-reflection of your learning regarding new insights gained by completing this assignment should be included. In addition, a self-reflection regarding implications for your future advanced nursing practice role in the selected MSN specialty track should be included. For this section, the two self-reflections may be written in first person. Because this is a scholarly paper, all other areas of the paper should not include first person, but the two self-reflective components may be written in first person. Criteria for Format and Special Instructions: Part I: Create and submit a concept map as a pdf or Word document. Concept map may be neatly drawn by hand or created using software. Concept map must be clear and legible. Concept map must be the student’s original work.
Part II: Using Microsoft Word 2013, create the written paper for this assignment. Include a title page with your name, date, and course information, as well as a reference page. The paper (excluding title and reference pages) should be three to four pages in length. A minimum of four peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within 5 years, are required. Sources older than 5 years may not be used without the permission of the class professor. Only one short quote (15 words or less) may be used within the body of your writing. Title page, running head, pagination, subheadings, body of paper, citation of sources, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. First person may only be used in the self-reflection portion of the assignment (see Conclusion section for criteria). Requirements and Criteria for Content Part I : Concept Map Identify the mission, vision, and values of a selected organization. Create a concept map that portrays the relationships among the organizational mission, vision, and core values, depicting how they do or do not support a culture of excellence. The concept map must be your own, original work. Part II: Written Paper In a three- to four- page paper, address the elements below. Use a minimum of four peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within 5 years, to support your work. See the rubric for specific, required content criteria within each section of the paper. Provide an introduction to the paper. Discuss the characteristics of a culture of excellence. Present the mission, vision, and values of a selected organization, and explain the interrelationships between each element in the concept map. Describe how the mission, vision, and values do or do not support a culture of excellence. Discuss application of three specific leadership strategies that promote a culture of excellence, and how they support the Chamberlain Care Model®. Provide a conclusion to the paper.
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