(Answered) NR703 Week 2 Assignment: Organizational Needs Assessment


NR703 Applied Organization and Leadership Concepts


The purpose of this assignment is to identify a practice problem based on an organizational needs assessment, including the identification of the practice gap and formulation of the practice question. This assignment will allow for the assimilation of professional leadership competencies in project management as a DNP-prepared nurse. Assignment content supports professional formation, communication, and dissemination skills relevant to the DNP-prepared nurse.

Please note that this is the first part of a 3-part assignment submitted in Weeks 2, 5, and 7. You will receive feedback from your course faculty on the Week 2 and Week 5 assignments, which you will use to prepare the Week 7 assignment.

NOTE: All NR703 assignments and their requirements should be discussed in relation to your proposed or hypothetical DNP practicum project.


Complete the Organizational Needs Assessment: Practice Gap Identification on a healthcare organization of your choice. This will be submitted as Table 1.

Include the following in your paper:

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduce the topic and establish the importance of an organizational needs assessment.
    2. Present a clear purpose statement.
    3. Create an organizing (outline) statement for the paper that matches the required level 1 headings (except for listing the conclusion).
  2. Problem: Using the information that you gathered on the Organizational Needs Assessment: Practice Gap Identification (Table 1), describe the practice problem by explaining these elements:
    1. Describe a specific location (hospital unit, community health clinic, surgical suite, primary care practice).
    2. Identify the key stakeholders (decision-makers).
    3. Explain the practice problem as would be identified by the stakeholders.
  3. Practice Gap
    1. In 1-2 organized paragraphs, summarize your findings table 1, the Organizational Needs Assessment: Practice Gap Identification, placed after the reference list.
  4. Practice Question: Define and briefly explain the project’s intended population, evidence-based intervention, and measurable outcomes (PICOT):
    1. Population: Describe the specific characteristics of the population.
    2. Intervention: Citing on the evidence in the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool (Table 2) gathered in previous courses, describe the evidence-based intervention. Add one research study or systematic review to support your intervention unless one already exists on the table from your previous courses.
    3. Comparison: State as “compared to current practice” for the purposes of this assignment.
    4. Outcome. Create and explain specific outcome measurements based on the current evidence you have collected in the Johns Hopkins Individual Evidence Summary Tool (attached as Table 2). Add one research study or systematic review that supports your proposed outcome measurements. The source added can be the same one used to add evidence to the intervention above as long as it speaks to measurable outcomes unless one already exists on the table from your previous courses.
    5. Time: Time frame for the project implementation.
    6. State the Practice Question. Example: (P) For critical care patients in X hospital’s ICU, (I) does the implementation of the medical sepsis protocol (C) compared to the current practice (O) reduce the incidence of medical sepsis diagnoses as measured before and after the intervention (T) over a 10-week period?
  5. Conclusion
    1. Recap the paper’s purpose statement and organizing (outlining) statement criteria that revisits the three level 1 headings (not including the conclusion).
    2. Draw major conclusions from the body of your paper.
    3. Summarize the importance of effective communication for the DNP-prepared nurse nurse in performing the practice gap and problem identification..
  6. References
    1. Create the reference page.
    2. Ensure each reference has a matching citation.
    3. Include three (3) scholarly references at a minimum (two from the Johns Hopkins Table and 1 additional scholarly reference)

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