Apply Change Theory to the Proposed Change

In week one, you formulated some initial ideas about a Practicum Change Project. You discussed possible change projects with your manager and identified a project for your practicum.

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This week has presented information on change, change management, and how an organization’s mission, vision, and values are reflected in its strategic plan. Using the information presented in the resources, complete the following two activities with the guidance of your instructor.

Your instructor has assigned you to apply change theory to the proposed change. Check for consistency between the proposed change and the mission/vision/values/strategic plan for the agency. Read more about change theory in your textbook.

Please address the following: 250 TO 350 WORDS

  • Which change theory will you use as a framework for your change project and why?
  • Is there consistency between the proposed change and the mission, vision, and values of the agency?
    • If so, describe.
    • If not, how will you address the inconsistencies?

Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.

Readings

  • Course Text: Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing (8th ed.)
    • Chapter 2, “Designing Organizations”

      In Chapter 2, the authors discuss various forms of organizational theory and how to employ these theories in differing working environments. A leader should pay close attention to the needs of an institution, as well as to the culture of its workforce. This chapter gives several strategies for engaging the workforce so that they may feel like valued participants throughout the change process.

    • Chapter 5, “Initiating and Managing Change”

      Chapter 5 examines the necessity for organizations to change to meet the needs of patients and to keep up with improvements in medicine. As the state of health care is always in rapid flux, nurses need to be leaders, bringing new ideas to their institutions. The chapter discusses change theories and connects them with the nursing process. Change strategies are also explored, as well as how to handle resistance.

  • Course Text: Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    • “Standards of Nursing Practice”

      This section provides an overview of the steps nurses take in patient care, from diagnoses to treatment. Emphasis is given to the nurse’s role as planner and strategist in devising a care program for the individual patient.

  • Course Text: Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses: Interpretation and Application
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

    • “Provision 2”

      Provision 2 states that the patient is the central figure in all nursing theories. The author explores the historical underpinnings of this provision and explains that nurses must approach each case as an ethical dilemma. They must strive to learn about their patients in order to provide care that is best for the patient, even if this care isn’t a textbook solution.

  • Diers, D., Hendrickson, K., Rimar, J., & Donovan, D. (2013). Understanding Nursing Units With Data and Theory. Nursing Economic$, 31(3), 110-117.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
With these Learning Resources in mind, please proceed to the Discussion.

 

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