Propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment

In this assignment, you will propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment that could easily be implemented if approved. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary (750-1,000 words) to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project. Include the following:

  1. The purpose of the quality improvement initiative.
  2. The target population or audience.
  3. The benefits of the quality improvement initiative.
  4. The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative.
  5. The cost or budget justification.
  6. The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated.

You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice.  

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 

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RUBRICS:Criteria Description

Purpose of the Quality Improvement Initiative

5. Excellent

21 points

The purpose of the quality improvement initiative meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, is provided in detail, and demonstrates higher level thinking by incorporating prior learning or reflective thought.

4. Good

18.69 points

The purpose of the quality improvement initiative meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail.

3. Satisfactory

16.59 points

The purpose of the quality improvement initiative is provided and meets the basic criteria for the assignment as indicated in the assignment instructions.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

15.75 points

The purpose of the quality improvement initiative is incomplete, missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The purpose of the quality improvement initiative is not provided.

Criteria Description

Target Population or Audience

5. Excellent

18.2 points

The target population or audience meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail, while demonstrating higher level thinking by incorporating prior learning or reflective thought.

4. Good

16.2 points

The target population or audience meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail.

3. Satisfactory

14.38 points

The target population or audience is provided and meet the basic criteria for the assignment as indicated in the assignment instructions.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

13.65 points

The target population or audience is incomplete, missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The target population or audience is not addressed.

Criteria Description

Benefits of Quality Improvement Initiative

5. Excellent

18.2 points

The benefit of the quality improvement initiative meet all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail, while demonstrating higher level thinking by incorporating prior learning or reflective thought.

4. Good

16.2 points

The benefit of the quality improvement initiative meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail.

3. Satisfactory

14.38 points

The benefits of the quality improvement initiative are provided and meet the basic criteria for the assignment as indicated in the assignment instructions.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

13.65 points

The benefits of the quality improvement initiative are incomplete, missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The benefits of the quality improvement initiative are not provided.

Criteria Description

Interprofessional Collaboration Required to Implement the Quality Improvement Initiative

5. Excellent

18.2 points

The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative is clearly discussed and meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail, while demonstrating higher level thinking by incorporating prior learning or reflective thought.

4. Good

16.2 points

The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement is discussed and meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail.

3. Satisfactory

14.38 points

The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement is discussed and meets the basic criteria for the assignment as indicated in the assignment instructions

2. Less Than Satisfactory

13.65 points

The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative is incomplete, missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative is not discussed.

Criteria Description

Cost or Budget Justification

5. Excellent

18.2 points

The cost or budget justification issue meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated by the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail, while demonstrating higher level thinking by incorporating prior learning or reflective thought.

4. Good

16.2 points

The cost or budget justification issue meets all criteria for the assignment, as indicated in the assignment instructions, and is provided in detail.

3. Satisfactory

14.38 points

The cost or budget justification is provided and meets the basic criteria for the assignment as indicated in the assignment instructions.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

13.65 points

The cost or budget justification is incomplete, missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The cost or budget justification is not provided.

Basis Upon Which the Program or Project Will Be Evaluated

5. Excellent

18.2 points

The basis, upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated as indicated by the assignment instructions, is provided in detail, while demonstrating higher level thinking by incorporating prior learning or reflective thought.

4. Good

16.2 points

The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated is provided in detail.

3. Satisfactory

14.38 points

The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated meets the basic criteria for the assignment as indicated in the assignment instructions.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

13.65 points

The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated is incomplete, missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated is not provided.

Criteria Description

Thesis Development and Purpose

5. Excellent

7 points

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

4. Good

6.23 points

Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper. Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

3. Satisfactory

5.53 points

Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

5.25 points

Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not clear.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Paragraph Development and Transitions

5. Excellent

7 points

There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless.

4. Good

6.23 points

A logical progression of ideas between paragraphs is apparent. Paragraphs exhibit a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Topic sentences and concluding remarks are appropriate to purpose.

3. Satisfactory

5.53 points

Paragraphs are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

5.25 points

Some paragraphs and transitions may lack logical progression of ideas, unity, coherence, and/or cohesiveness. Some degree of organization is evident.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Paragraphs and transitions consistently lack unity and coherence. No apparent connections between paragraphs are established. Transitions are inappropriate to purpose and scope. Organization is disjointed.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

7 points

Criteria Description

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

5. Excellent

7 points

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

4. Good

6.23 points

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.

3. Satisfactory

5.53 points

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

5.25 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used.

Criteria Description

Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

5. Excellent

2.8 points

All format elements are correct.

4. Good

2.49 points

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

3. Satisfactory

2.21 points

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

2.1 points

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Criteria Description

Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

5. Excellent

4.2 points

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

4. Good

3.74 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

3. Satisfactory

3.32 points

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

2. Less Than Satisfactory

3.15 points

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Sources are not documented.

Total140 points

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