Assignment: Values Of Individual Nurses
Prepare a 10-minute presentation (10-15 slides, not including title or reference slide) on organizational culture and values.
Describe how alignment between the values of an organization and the values of the nurse impact nurse engagement and patient outcomes.
Discuss how an individual can use effective communication techniques to overcome workplace challenges, encourage collaboration across groups, and promote effective problem-solving.
Identify a specific instance from your own professional experience in which the values of the organization and the values of the individual nurses did or did not align. Describe the impact this had on nurse engagement and patient outcomes.
While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
While the elements of nurse planning in a hospital can be defined in many ways, Punnakitikashem suggested that nurse planning (or nurse workforce planning) has four distinct stages: budgeting, scheduling, rescheduling, and assignment . Punnakitikashem defines each of these four stages as follows. Budgeting consists of strategically planning for the number of nurses needed during a fiscal year based on the predicted needs of each hospital unit . Scheduling is the process of assigning individual nurses to a set of shifts over a given time horizon, such as a 28-day period. This stage is what many define as nurse rostering. Rescheduling involves making revisions to the current schedule due to staffing and patient load changes on the unit. This activity is completed by a unit coordinator approximately ninety minutes before the shift begins. Finally, assignment, or nurse-patient assignment, is typically the responsibility of the unit charge nurse who has approximately thirty minutes to assign each nurse (as the primary caregiver) to a set of unit patients at the start of a shift. The focus of this work is on this final stage of nurse planning. To date, nurse-patient assignments have received very little attention in the literature even though they have a direct and immediate impact on nurses’