Post an explanation of at least two strategies for including academic activities and accomplishments into your professional portfolio.

In the realm of marketing, a successful branding strategy is one of the most important contributors to organizational success. A solid branding strategy can help add visibility and credibility to a company’s products.

Similarly, nurse-scholars can build a personal brand to add visibility and credibility to their work. You can begin building your brand by developing and maintaining an academic portfolio. Such an activity can help share the results of your efforts and contribute to your success. This Module’s Discussion asks you to consider and share strategies for building your portfolio.

To Prepare:

  • Reflect on strategies that you can pursue in developing portfolios or portfolio elements that focus on academic achievements.
  • Review one or more samples from your own research of resources focused on portfolio development.

Post an explanation of at least two strategies for including academic activities and accomplishments into your professional portfolio.

Consider your goals for academic accomplishments while a student of the MSN program.

In this Module’s Discussion, you were introduced to the concept of an academic portfolio to begin building your own brand. However, portfolios have value that goes beyond brand building. An academic and professional portfolio can also help you to build your own vision and mission and establish your development goals. In this regard, a portfolio becomes yet another tool in your toolbox as you build your success.

In this Assignment you will continue developing your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan by developing the fifth component–a portfolio for your academic and professional efforts.

To Prepare:

  • Consider your goals for academic accomplishments while a student of the MSN program.

The Assignment:

  • Using the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template document that you began to work on in Module 1 and have continued expanding throughout this course, you will develop a curriculum vitae (CV) in Part 5 based on your current education and professional background.
  • Write a statement identifying your professional development goals.
  • Write a statement proposing how you might align one or more of your professional development goals with the university’s emphasis on social change.

What health implications emerge from not adhering to the above standards?

Read chapter 9 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation.  Once done work and present the following exercise;

1.  Write a 900 words paper on respecting and honoring the needs of those who have a culture that we are not familiar with and speak a different language.

In the paper you should include the following;

                                 -Standards for cultural sensitivity established by cultural organizations

                                  -Discuss the unique challenges of living in a foreign country.

                                   -What health implications emerge from not adhering to the above standards?

Describes multiple viewpoints if this is a controversial issue or one for which there are no clear guidelines.

Choose 2 EBP resources influencing the care provided to your client. Discuss the similarities and differences that you read for those two EBP peer reviewed articles.

Submit scholarly paper, with writing style at the graduate level, including all of the following:

· Reviews topic and explains rationale for its selection in the context of client care.

· Evaluates key concepts related to the topic.

· Describes multiple viewpoints if this is a controversial issue or one for which there are no clear guidelines.

· Assesses the merit of evidence found on this topic i.e. soundness of research

· Evaluates current EBM guidelines, if available. Or, recommends what these guidelines should be based on available research.  Discuss the Standardized Procedure for this diagnosis.

· Discusses how the evidence did impact/would impact practice.  What should be done differently based on the knowledge gained?

a description of the health policy you selected and a brief background for the problem or issue being addressed. Explain whether you believe there is an evidence base to support the proposed policy and explain why. Be specific and provide examples.

When politics and medical science intersect, there can be much debate. Sometimes anecdotes or hearsay are misused as evidence to support a particular point. Despite these and other challenges, however, evidence-based approaches are increasingly used to inform health policy decision-making regarding causes of disease, intervention strategies, and issues impacting society. One example is the introduction of childhood vaccinations and the use of evidence-based arguments surrounding their safety.

In this Discussion, you will identify a recently proposed health policy and share your analysis of the evidence in support of this policy.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Congress website provided in the Resources and identify one recent (within the past 5 years) proposed health policy.
  • Review the health policy you identified and reflect on the background and development of this health policy.

Post a description of the health policy you selected and a brief background for the problem or issue being addressed. Explain whether you believe there is an evidence base to support the proposed policy and explain why. Be specific and provide examples.

Revisit the Congress.gov website provided in the Resources and consider the role of RNs and APRNs in policy-making.

Nursing has become one of the largest professions in the world, and as such, nurses have the potential to influence policy and politics on a global scale. When nurses influence the politics that improve the delivery of healthcare, they are ultimately advocating for their patients. Hence, policy-making has become an increasingly popular term among nurses as they recognize a moral and professional obligation to be engaged in healthcare legislation.

To Prepare:

  • Revisit the Congress.gov website provided in the Resources and consider the role of RNs and APRNs in policy-making.
  • Reflect on potential opportunities that may exist for RNs and APRNs to participate in the policy-making process.

What is your role as an advocate for your target population for this healthcare program? Do you have input into design decisions? How else do you impact design?

In a 2- to 3-page paper, create an interview transcript of your responses to the following interview questions:

  • Tell us about a healthcare program, within your practice. What are the costs and projected outcomes of this program?
  • Who is your target population?
  • What is the role of the nurse in providing input for the design of this healthcare program? Can you provide examples?
  • What is your role as an advocate for your target population for this healthcare program? Do you have input into design decisions? How else do you impact design?
  • What is the role of the nurse in healthcare program implementation? How does this role vary between design and implementation of healthcare programs? Can you provide examples?
  • Who are the members of a healthcare team that you believe are most needed to implement a program? Can you explain why?

Explain current practices in your own community for providing health care services related to community crises.

For this assessment, create a PowerPoint presentation that examines  provision of health care services related to community crises, from a  nursing perspective. In your PowerPoint, address the following:

  • Compare the different approaches of two communities for responding to a community crisis.
  • Explain how the crisis situation in each community affected the overall health of the community.
  • Describe potential obstacles in your own community to providing health care services related to community crises.
  • Explain current practices in your own community for providing health care services related to community crises.
  • Recommend an evidence-based nursing response for providing health care services related to community crises.      
    • Your nursing response does not need to be overly detailed. In  real life, a nursing response would be the work of a committee or  another group, based on the research and recommendations of others.
    • Your nursing response should provide foundational research and  recommendations based on evidence. Consider things such as triage  points, communication methods, caring for staff, providing basic  necessities such as food and water, use of other organizations for  shelter, and so on.

Describe barriers to health care services for the people impacted  by the event. Some barriers may be obvious, and other barriers less  obvious; try to consider multiple aspects.

For this assessment, develop background research that would support  a proposal for an organizational process allowing health care  professionals to volunteer time and services when global events happen.  First, identify the global event you will be using in your research, and  then:

  • Explain how the local and national (meaning the nation in which  the event took place) communities responded to the event. Who responded?  How long did the first response take? How did health care providers  respond?
  • Explain how social attitudes, as well as issues of race, class,  gender, or other factors may have influenced the response to the event.  Be sure you consider not only the response of the home country, but the  global response as well.
  • Describe barriers to health care services for the people impacted  by the event. Some barriers may be obvious, and other barriers less  obvious; try to consider multiple aspects.
  • Explain the role of international health organizations and  altruistic organizations in providing health care services related to  the global event.
  • Explain the role of the professional nurse in providing health  care services related to the global event. Consider scope of practice  when working professionally out of one’s area of license—either  nationally or globally.

What were the challenges and benefits of this project?

Describe your chosen topic for the patient safety presentation you submitted in the last module, detailing how the strategy or technology you chose impacts professional nursing and patient outcomes.

What were the challenges and benefits of this project? Please provide an example of your project in clinical practice.

In responding to your peers, please discuss how advancements in health information technology are making our healthcare system a system focused on safety. Identify one future trend in HIT.

Chosen Topic: Pyxis Machine