2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164352
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Process of Change in Healthcare Organizations
Author(s):
Nagelkerk, Jean
Author Details:
Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, RN, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org
Abstract:
Purpose: An innovative year-long leadership and change project has been developed and implemented in the Family Blended Role Program. The purpose of this project is to assist students in analyzing how to implement a proposed change to solve a problem or implement improvements in a healthcare organization. The project also provides each student an opportunity to provide leadership for a project team. Significance: Advanced practice nurses, by virtue of their positions, are leaders in healthcare policy and in clinical and professional activities. Students, during their leadership/change project, gain valuable leadership skills by analyzing and working toward improving organizational systems. Design/Background/Rationale: Students have the opportunity to provide leadership as an interdisciplinary team builder, consultant, mentor, and change agent through their project activities. Students in clinical settings analyze the policies, procedures, routines, and systems to identify an opportunity for change. They select a particular problem, issue, or improvement opportunity to work on over the year. Methods/Description: They use Lewin's Force-Field Model to guide the implementation of the proposed change. The project is completed during the students' 3 clinical courses. In Practicum I, students identify and describe the project, the key stakeholders, and the unfreezing step of Lewin's Force-Field Model, and identify potential strategies to implement the proposed change. In Practicum II, students update their progress on the change project to include a description of the implementation of strategies and the freezing step of Lewin's Force-Field Model. In Practicum III, students report their refinement of implementation strategies and evaluation of the change project. Findings/Outcomes: At the completion of the program, students design a poster and provide a verbal presentation of their leadership/change project to their peers, faculty, and clinical preceptors. Conclusions: All parties evaluate the change project and poster presentations as excellent examples of integrating theory into practice.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Process of Change in Healthcare Organizationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNagelkerk, Jeanen_US
dc.author.detailsJean Nagelkerk, PhD, RN, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164352-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: An innovative year-long leadership and change project has been developed and implemented in the Family Blended Role Program. The purpose of this project is to assist students in analyzing how to implement a proposed change to solve a problem or implement improvements in a healthcare organization. The project also provides each student an opportunity to provide leadership for a project team. Significance: Advanced practice nurses, by virtue of their positions, are leaders in healthcare policy and in clinical and professional activities. Students, during their leadership/change project, gain valuable leadership skills by analyzing and working toward improving organizational systems. Design/Background/Rationale: Students have the opportunity to provide leadership as an interdisciplinary team builder, consultant, mentor, and change agent through their project activities. Students in clinical settings analyze the policies, procedures, routines, and systems to identify an opportunity for change. They select a particular problem, issue, or improvement opportunity to work on over the year. Methods/Description: They use Lewin's Force-Field Model to guide the implementation of the proposed change. The project is completed during the students' 3 clinical courses. In Practicum I, students identify and describe the project, the key stakeholders, and the unfreezing step of Lewin's Force-Field Model, and identify potential strategies to implement the proposed change. In Practicum II, students update their progress on the change project to include a description of the implementation of strategies and the freezing step of Lewin's Force-Field Model. In Practicum III, students report their refinement of implementation strategies and evaluation of the change project. Findings/Outcomes: At the completion of the program, students design a poster and provide a verbal presentation of their leadership/change project to their peers, faculty, and clinical preceptors. Conclusions: All parties evaluate the change project and poster presentations as excellent examples of integrating theory into practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:48Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.