occasions from your clinical experience in which you observed a nurse acting as
an agent of change or when you were the nurse who was the agent of change.
Discuss what it means to be an agent of change from the context of that
experience. Why do nurses need to learn the skills of an effective change
agent? If possible, use the same experience to address the following:
circumstances in terms of change theory.
Using Box 5-2 on page
64 of Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing, delineate what
took place in terms of the 7 steps of the change process.
What strategies were
employed? Would a different strategy have worked better?
Describe any barriers
that were resisting change. How were they handled? Was the manner they were
handled effective? If not, what could have been done to improve how they were
Identify a needed
change in the unit or organization. Using the change process, outline the steps
you would take to initiate that change.
organization’s quality improvement strategy for meeting the Joint Commission’s
national safety goals.
Select one of the
goals and identify the improvement model used, the standard established by the
Joint Commission, the indicator that is used to determine whether that standard
is met or not, and the evidence that the indicator is derived from.
Identify what barriers
existed to the change.
Evaluate the results
of the improvement strategy and determine if there may have been better options
gaining the improvement.
What is your
organization’s risk management program? What is its process for identifying
risk? What is its process for evaluating and analyzing risk? What is its process
for reducing or eliminating risk? What is your role in risk management?
Pick 6 of the above solid
bullet points. 100 words each.
Must include 4 references from
professional journal, APA style. No Wikipedia.