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As the nurse executive of a healthcare organization,it was reported to you that one of your nurses may be chemically impaired (legal/regulatory issue) and has allegedly been taking drugs from the unit

Legal/Regulatory Issue Assignment

Guidelines with Scoring Rubric

Purpose

The purposes of this assignment are to: (a) identify and articulate key concepts of your legal/regulatory issue in a clear, succinct, and scholarly manner (CO4),(b) discuss strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of health related to your issue (CO3), and (c)provide empirical, scholarly evidence to support your proposed plan (CO5).

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to do the following.

(CO3) Appraise the effects of strategies to reduce costs and improve the quality and safety of healthcare. (PO1 &PO4)

(CO4) Organize legal and regulatory components of healthcare strategies to promote safety and quality care. (PO1 &PO4)

(CO5) Synthesize and communicate research findings to promote quality improvement and safety in healthcare. (PO1& PO4)

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5

(Note: This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin (TII) through the Chamberlain assignment Dropbox.)

Total Points Possible:  200

Requirements:

  1. This paper will be graded on quality of information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and organization based on the required components.
  2. Create this assignment using Microsoft (MS) Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain documents. You can tell that the document is saved as a MS Word document because it will end in “.docx.”
  3. Submit to the appropriate CCN Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday of the week due. Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q & A Discussion topic.
  4. The length of the paper is to be approximately three pages, excluding the title page and reference list.
  5. APA format (6th edition) is required in this assignment, including a title page and reference page. Use APA level 1 headings for the organizational structure of this assignment. Remember that the introduction does not carry a heading that labels it as a level heading in APA format. The first part of your paper is assumed to be the introduction. See APA manual for details. See resource under Course Resources, “Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers.” Use the suggested format and headings to organize your assignment.
    1. Include introduction (do not label as a heading in APA format)
    2. Steps Related to Legal/Regulatory Issue
    3. State-Board Recovery Program
    4. Strategies
    5. Supporting Evidence
    6. Conclusion

Preparing the paper

As the nurse executive of a healthcare organization,it was reported to you that one of your nurses may be chemically impaired (legal/regulatory issue) and has allegedly been taking drugs from the unit. This nurse also had two recent medication errors in the past week. Discuss the steps you would take to validate this allegation and how you would proceed after the allegation was confirmed to be true.

  1. Clearly introduce your legal/regulatory issue in the introduction paragraph; including a sentence that states the purpose of your paper.
  2. Clearly articulate the steps you would take as the nurse leader to investigate the allegation of thislegal/regulatory issue as stated above and how to proceed when the allegation is confirmed to be true.
  3. Investigate/research and discuss if your state board of nursing offers some type of recovery program for chemically-impaired nurses (a strategy). If they do not offer a program in your state, discuss a proposed recovery program for chemically-impaired nurses that you would like to have implemented for your state.

Contact a state representative who may have an interest in this topic area and share their comments on this issue in an addendum (not included as part of the three page limit). Include your correspondence eg. Emails in your addendum, as well. This will demonstrate you contacted a state representative, in the event you do not receive a response.

  1. Clearly articulate your specific strategies to improve costs and improve the quality of healthcareat your organization related to the legal/regulatory issue stated above. How do your strategies relate to the Person-Centred Nursing Leadership Framework by McCormack and McCance (2017); specifically the contextual domain?
  2. Include of a minimum of three sources of scholarly, empirical evidence that supports your strategies to improve costs and quality of healthcare.
  3. Provide concluding statements that should summarize your overall assignment content.
  4. The paper should be no longer than three pages, excluding title and reference page(s).
  5. Title and reference page(s) must be in APA format (6th edition).
  6. Use 12 Times New Roman font and one-inch margins on all sides of the paper.

 

Category Points % Description
Introduction 30 15% Introduction clearly introduces your legal/regulatory issue and purpose of assignment.
Steps Related to Legal/Regulatory Issue 30 15% Steps to investigate and proceed after confirmation of allegation of legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated.
State Board Recovery Program 25 12.5% Overview of your state-board recovery program if applicable; or a type of recovery program you would like to have implemented in your state if there is no program in place is clearly articulated.
Strategies 30 15% Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated.
Evidence 30 15% Minimum of three scholarly, empirical evidence sources supporting your issue.
Conclusion 30 15% Concluding statements summarizing content are present.
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format 10 5% Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format.
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly 10 5% Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly.
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed 5 2.5% Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed.
Total  200 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.


Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional

(100%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

(88%)

Very good or high level of performance

Meets

(80%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

(38%)

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

(0)

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Content

Possible Points = 175 Points

         
Introduction clearly introduces the legal/regulatory issue and assignment purpose. 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Introduction introduces the legal/regulatory issue and purpose of assignment clearly. Introduction introduces the legal/regulatory issue with minor lack of clarity or elements. Introduction of the legal/regulatory issue lacks occasional important element or specificity. Introduction of the legal/regulatory issue has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Introduction of the legal/regulatory issue is not present.
Identification of steps related to legal/regulatory issue is clearly articulated. 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Identification of steps to investigate and proceed related to the legal/regulatory issue is articulated clearly with no inaccuracy. Identification of steps to investigate and proceed related to the legal/regulatory issue is articulated with rare inaccuracy. Identification of steps to investigate and proceed related to the legal/regulatory issue lacks occasional important elements or specificity. Identification of steps to investigate and proceed related to the legal/regulatory issue has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Identification of steps to investigate and proceed is not present.
State board recovery program is clearly articulated. 25 Points 22 Points 20 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Overview of state- board recovery program is clearly articulated with no inaccuracy. Overview of state-board recovery program is articulated with rare inaccuracy. Overview of state-board recovery program lacks occasional important elements or specificity. Overview of state-board recovery program has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Overview of state-board recovery program is not present.
Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated. 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated with no inaccuracy.

 

Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are clearly articulated with rare inaccuracy. Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue lack occasional important elements or specificity. Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue have multiple instances of inaccuracies. Strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of healthcare related to the legal/regulatory issue are not present.
At least three empirical, scholarly evidence sources to support project included. 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
At least three empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue included. Empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue included with rare inaccuracy; or only two sources included. Empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue lack occasional important element or specificity; or less than two sources included. Empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue have multiple instances of inaccuracies. Empirical, scholarly evidence sources supporting your issue are not present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concluding statements summarizing content are present. 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Concluding statements summarizing content are present and accurate. Concluding statements summarizing content are present with rare inaccuracy or missing elements. Concluding statements summarizing content lack occasional important element or specificity. Concluding statements summarizing content has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Concluding statements summarizing content are missing.
Content Subtotal     _____ of 175 points
Format

Possible Points = 20 points

         
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format. 10 points 9 points 8 points 4 points 0 points
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format. Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format with 1-2 exceptions. There are 3-4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 5APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 6 or more frequent APA format errors in the text, title page, and reference page(s).
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. 10–9 points 9 points 8 points 4 points 0 points
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly with minimal exceptions. Ideas and information from other sources are cited with occasional errors. Ideas and information from other sources are cited with numerous errors. Ideas and information from other sources are not cited.
Grammar

Possible Points = 5 points

         
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed. 5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 0 points
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed. Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed with 1-2 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 3-4 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 5 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, words usage, and punctuation are followed with 6 or more numerous exceptions.
Format Subtotal   _____ of 25 points
Total Points     _____ of  200 points

 

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