Discuss the characteristics of a culture of excellence.
Excellence And Leadership Strategies
Paper part I and II
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 organizational characteristics that support a culture of excellence. In addition, students will identify an existing organizational mission, vision, and values and create an original concept map to portray the interrelationships among the elements. The extent to which the organizational mission, vision, and values reflect a culture of excellence will be examined. Leadership strategies that promote a culture of excellence and support the Chamberlain Care Model® will be applied.
NR504: Week 5 Leading a Culture of Excellence Paper Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
This assignment will be submitted in two parts:
Part I: Concept Map. This portion of the assignment will be submitted below.
Part II: Submission of the written paper. This portion of the assignment will be submitted on the next page.
You will receive one grade for Part I and Part II.
Through this assignment, the student will address the following Course Outcomes:
· CO 1: Discern leadership approaches that facilitate achievement of health outcomes through interprofessional collaborative practice within micro-, meso-, and macro-level systems.
· CO 2: Appraise the role of the MSN-prepared nurse to lead safe, efficient, ethical, high-quality, person-centered healthcare across complex systems.
· CO 3: Integrate communication modalities that convey cultural humility, value the diverse nature of individuals, and cultivate healthful work environments.
Criteria for Content
Part I : Concept Map
1. Identify the mission, vision, and values of a selected organization.
2. 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.
Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
2. Part I: Create and submit a concept map as a pdf or Word document.
a. Concept map may be neatly drawn by hand or created using software.
b. Concept map must be clear and legible.
c. Concept map must be the student’s original work.
Part II: Written Paper
1. 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.
a. Provide an introduction to the paper.
b. Discuss the characteristics of a culture of excellence.
c. 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.
d. Discuss application of three specific leadership strategies that promote a culture of excellence, and how they support the Chamberlain Care Model®.
e. Provide a conclusion to the paper.
Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
2. 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.
a. The paper (excluding title and reference pages) should be three to four pages in length.
b. A minimum of four peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within 5 years, are required.
c. Sources older than 5 years may not be used without the permission of the class professor.
d. Only one short quote (15 words or less) may be used within the body of your writing.
e. 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.
f. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure are followed and consistent with formal, scholarly writing as noted in the APA Manual (6th edition).
g. First person may only be used in the self-reflection portion of the assignment (see Conclusion section for criteria).
Video from professor
Before we begin, I would like to encourage you to locate your week five assignment guidelines and rubric. It will be helpful to have that document available as we continue with the assignment overview. [BLANK_AUDIO] The capacity of the nurse to influence others and shape working relationships has been a clear idea of emphasis throughout our class readings.
From influencing one’s self, to facilitating collaborative practice with others, the MSN prepared nurse leader is equipped to cultivate a culture of excellence within the healthcare environment by fostering quality, safety, cultural humility, meaningful engagement, and a healthful work atmosphere. The purpose of this assignment is to consider the value of a culture of excellence, as well as the leadership strategies necessary to facilitate a culture of excellence within the work setting specific to the selected MSN track.
Through this assignment, you will identify characteristics and practices which support a culture of excellence within an organization. In addition, you will identify organizational mission, vision and values, and create an original concept map which portrays the interrelationships between each element. Also portrayed within the concept map will be the extent to which the mission, vision and values reflect a culture of excellence.
Finally, through this assignment, you will explore leadership strategies which promote a culture of excellence and support the Chamberlain Care model in the selected MSN role. [BLANK_AUDIO] As we begin our assignment overview, let’s look at a couple of fast facts regarding the Week Five assignments. The Leading a Culture of Excellence assignment includes two parts.
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.
You will want the concept map to portray how the organization’s mission, vision, and values do or do not reflect a culture of excellence. We will discuss the concept MAC requirement in further detail, just a little bit later in our overview. In addition to the concept map, Part II of this assignment is a three to four page scholarly written paper.
To support your writing, four current peer reviewed scholarly sources are required.The assignment in total is worth 175 points, which is 17.5% of the course grade.The assignment is due at 11:59 PM Mountain Time at the end of week five. The week five assignment addresses three of our course outcomes for Nursing 504, course learning outcome one, two, and three.
Course learning outcome number 1, discern leadership approaches that facilitate achievement of health outcomes through interprofessional collaborative practice within micro, meso, and macro-level systems. Course outcome 2, appraise the role of the MSN-prepared nurse to lead safe, efficient, ethical, high-quality, person-centered health care across complex systems. And course outcome number 3, integrate communication modalities which convey cultural humility, value the diverse nature of individuals, and cultivate healthful work environments.
Investigate the concept of a culture of excellence along with the organizational characteristics and practices, and leadership strategies, which help to facilitate and reflect a culture of excellence. You will need a minimum of four peer-reviewed scholarly sources current within five years to support your writing. Select an existing organizational mission, vision, and values to portray within your concept map.
You’ll create an original concept map to demonstrate and portray how these elements do or do not support a culture of excellence. And finally, you will develop a three to four page paper to address the content requirements noted in the rubric.You will submit two documents. Both Part I, the concept map, and Part II, the written paper, for final evaluation.
Let’s begin with Part I of the assignment, the concept map. For full credit, you will create a concept map, which is your own original work.
The concept map will express organizational mission, vision and values. To do this, you want to first identify an existing organization that is of interest to you. Perhaps it is the current organization where you are employed Or perhaps it’s another healthcare organization, where you may choose to seek employment after graduation as an MSN-prepared nurse.
Once you identify the organization, locate the mission, vision and values of that organization. Create a unique original concept map which portrays the organization’s mission, vision, and values, along with the interrelationships between those three elements. You will also want the concept map to portray how the organizational mission, vision, and values do or do not reflect a culture of excellence.
Now, in order to reflect this element in your concept map, you will want to integrate characteristics or practices which are reflective of a culture of excellence. And portray the degree to which they are reflected in the chosen organizational mission, vision, and values. It will be helpful for you to read about a culture of excellence and identify organizational characteristics and practices which support a culture of excellence.
This content is addressed in the week five lesson and readings. Once you are familiar with those characteristics and practices, you will be better able to create that element within your concept map, demonstrating how the organizational mission, vision, and values do or do not reflect the elements of a culture of excellence.
How might you create an original concept map for this assignment? Well, there are a couple of ways that you can do this. First, you can hand draw a concept map, scan that drawing to create a PDF file, and then submit the concept map as a PDF file. If you prefer and if you are familiar with software tools available, you can use software to create a concept map, such as tools that are available within Microsoft Word.
Once your concept map is created, you would submit that electronic file. Please note, artistic talent is not being graded in this assignment. Instead, fulfillment of the required assignment criteria will be evaluated. The concept map must be your own original work. It must be created by you and no one else.
Now that we’ve discussed the concept map, let’s shift gears and begin to review the content and format requirements for the written paper portion of the assignment. This is Part II of the assignment. And again, remember to refer to the guideline and rubric for full details. Let’s begin with the introduction section to your paper.
Within this section, be sure to include the importance of pursuing a culture of excellence within the healthcare industry, and the role of mission, vision, and value statements to guide organizational culture. You’ll be sure to identify the sections of the paper, and remember to include support from current, peer reviewed scholarly sources.
Your literature support should be used to validate the importance of a culture of excellence, and the roles which mission, vision, and value statements play in shaping and guiding organizational culture. After the introduction section to the paper, you will include a section to address the culture of excellence.In the culture of excellence section of the paper, you’ll include an explanation of the concept of a culture of excellence.
Identify at least three specific organizational characteristics or practices, which are congruent with and reflect a culture of excellence. And you will discuss how a culture of excellence is significant to your selected specialty track. Throughout this section of the paper, be sure that you provide support from current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources.
Literature should be integrated to support your explanation of a culture of excellence, three characteristics or practices within a culture of excellence, and the significance for your specialty track. [BLANK_AUDIO] Following the culture of excellence section of the paper, you will include a section to describe an overview of the concept map which you have created.
In this section, you will describe the mission, vision, and values of the selected organization which you have portrayed within the concept map. You will discuss the interrelationships which you have portrayed between those elements of the map.And you’ll discuss how the mission, vision, and values do or do not reflect a culture of excellence as portrayed in the concept map.
Throughout this section, be sure to include support from current peer-reviewed scholarly sources to validate the culture of excellence as it’s represented in the concept map. Also, be sure to credit the organization as the source of information for the mission, vision, and value statements that you include. [BLANK_AUDIO]Following that section of the paper, you will include a section which addresses leading a culture of excellence.
In this section, you will identify and discuss two specific leadership strategies which will promote a culture of excellence in the selected MSN specialty track role which you are pursuing. Explain how the two chosen leadership strategies also support the Chamberlain Care Model. Throughout this section, be sure to include support from current peer-reviewed scholarly sources to validate the points and the applications which you provide.
[BLANK_AUDIO] 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.
As you review the guidelines and rubric, you will notice that after the content criteria, there are format criteria listed on the rubric. The format criteria include graduate level writing style, quality of literature support and paper length requirements. This slide provides you with an overview of the graduate-level writing expectations.
You will want to be sure that your writing is reflective of graduate-level practices by using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure.You will also convey graduate-level writing style through clarity and a logical flow of ideas. With APA headings to organize your paper content. APA format should also be used for the citing and referencing of all sources.
In order to demonstrate your mastery and synthesis of content, no more than 1 short quote of 15 words or less may be included in this assignment. Additional graduate-level writing style standards include the use of APA format for the document. The format requirements includes margins, spacing, font style and size.
APA format for document structure is also required. The structure elements includes running head, pagination, tittle page and reference page. Also required are APA formats for the mechanics of style. The mechanics of style include the correct use of abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers and when applicable, the use of figures or tables within the assignment.
Please note that the concept map which you create does not serve as a figure or an image in the body of your paper. It will be a separate file that you submit. As a result, you will likely not be using any figure or table in this assignment. However, as we discuss mechanics of style, we like to follow all the items that are noted within the APA manual, including tables and figures.
This helps to prepare you with information that you might apply in a future assignment or a future course. But for this assignment, there probably will be no figures or tables needed on your part, unless you choose to do so.[BLANK_AUDIO] Following the graduate-level writing style expectations, the rubric includes criteria for the quality of literature support used in the assignment.
It is an expectation that a minimum of four peer review scholarly sources, current within five years, should be included to support your writing in the written paper component of the assignment. Failure to meet this requirement will result in points deducted, as noted on the rubric. [BLANK_AUDIO] Following the quality of literature support section on the rubric, there is a section which addresses assignment length.
It is an expectation that the paper is a minimum of three full pages in length. Typed with 12 point font size and double spaced and no more than 4 full pages in length.The paper length does not include the title or reference pages. Failure to meet this requirement will result in points deducted, as noted on the rubric.
[BLANK_AUDIO] Let’s take a few minutes before we close, to talk about some key reminders as you prepare your assignment. Some of this information might be familiar from previous courses or previous assignment overviews. Remember to review the assignment guideline and rubric document carefully. Use the rubric as a map to guide your assignment preparation and then as a checklist before submitting your work.
Carefully review all grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, as well as APA format. Be sure to use the APA Manual sixth edition and do not rely on formatting software. Cite and reference each source that you use, so that there is congruence between the reference listing and the sources cited in your writing.
[BLANK_AUDIO] Follow the submission instructions where you have part I, an original concept map. And part II, a scholarly written paper, which is three to four pages in length, with a minimum of four current peer-reviewed, scholarly sources integrated to support your writing. First person may be used only in the self-reflection components of the conclusion.
And finally, no more than one short, direct quote, 15 words or less, may be used within this assignment. So to recap, remember there are two parts to this assignment. Part I, your original concept map, which will be a separate file. The concept map does not require a title page or reference pages.
Part II is the written paper, which will include a title page and reference, pages along with your written paper. [BLANK_AUDIO] As we’ve been talking about the APA format structure of a paper, this slide provides you with just a visual example of the use of APA headings. As you know, the title page is page 1 and the first page of your text for your paper will begin on page 2.
At the top of page 2 centered, you will place the title of your paper using upper and lower case letters with regular font. The introductory section of the paper will immediately follow the title. And will not include any level heading. After the introduction, your paper should include the following sections.
Culture of excellence, overview of concept map, mission, vision, and values, leading a culture of excellence and conclusion. Note that each of these sections are identified with level one headings, according to the APA format. They are centered, bolded, with upper and lower case letters. More information about level headings can be found in the APA Manual 6th edition, beginning on page 62.
Finally, the reference page begins with a subheading that is centered with regular font. On a new page of paper. [BLANK_AUDIO] I hope this assignment overview information will be helpful for you as you prepare your week five assignment. As you continue to gather resources, you may find it helpful to listen to and watch this assignment overview again.
Some students find that key points regarding an assignment are better understood after reviewing the information a second time and following along the assignment guidelines in rubric. There will be a live question and answer webinar, prior to the assignment due date. The webinar is not a requirement. However, it is an optional resource for students.
Excellence And Leadership Strategies
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.