GCU NUR 590 Week 2 Assignment
Benchmark – Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal: Organizational Culture and Readiness
In order to successfully implement a change within an organization, the change agent must assess the organization’s culture and readiness for change. In 750-1,000 words, analyze the culture and level of readiness of the organization for which your evidence-based practice project is proposed. You will use the assessment of the organization’s culture and readiness in the Topic 8 assignment, during which you will synthesize the various aspects of your project into a final paper detailing your evidence-based practice project proposal. Include the following:
Describe the organization’s culture and explain to what degree the culture supports change.
Consider organizational and leadership structure, mission and values, interprofessional collaboration/team engagement, communication, perception of the organization by employees, etc.
Select an organizational readiness tool and assess the level or readiness for change within your organization.
Identify the readiness tool and summarize the survey results. Discuss the degree to which the culture will support and sustain an evidence-based practice change. Consider strengths and weaknesses, potential barriers, stakeholder support, timing of the proposal, and resources.
Discuss what health care process and systems you would recommend for improving quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness for the organization.
Propose strategies to better facilitate the readiness of the organization.Identify the stakeholders and team members for the project. Include what their duties will be in the evidence-based practice project proposal.
Explain what information and communication technologies are needed for the implementation and how they will be integrated in the setting by the internal stakeholders.
Explain how these will help improve nursing practice and care delivery for individuals and populations for your intervention.
It is difficult for me to provide a detailed description of an organization’s culture and readiness for change without specific information about the organization in question. However, I can provide general information about organizational culture and readiness for change.
Organizational culture refers to the shared values, beliefs, and practices that shape an organization’s behavior. A culture that supports change is one that is open to new ideas and is willing to take risks and try new things. Factors that can contribute to a culture that supports change include a strong leadership structure, a clear mission and set of values, and effective communication and collaboration among employees.
One tool that can be used to assess an organization’s readiness for change is the Organizational Readiness for Change (ORC) assessment. The ORC survey assesses factors such as leadership support, employee engagement, and organizational culture. The survey results can provide insight into the organization’s current readiness for change and identify areas that need improvement.
To improve quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness in an organization, it is important to focus on health care processes and systems. One approach is to implement evidence-based practices, which are practices that have been shown to be effective through research. This may include implementing new protocols and procedures, revising policies and procedures, or investing in new technologies.
To better facilitate the readiness of the organization for change, it is important to engage stakeholders and team members in the process. This includes identifying key stakeholders, such as leaders and employees, and assigning specific roles and responsibilities for the project. Additionally, it is important to communicate the benefits of the change to the organization and address any concerns or resistance.
In terms of information and communication technologies, it is important to have the necessary tools in place to support the implementation of the change. This may include electronic health records, telehealth technologies, or other digital tools. These technologies can help improve nursing practice and care delivery by providing access to real-time information and facilitating collaboration among team members.
It is important to assess the organization’s culture and readiness for change before implementing any new evidence-based practices. By engaging stakeholders and team members, communicating the benefits of the change, and providing the necessary resources, the organization can better facilitate the readiness of the organization for change.
Refer to the “Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal – Assignment Overview” document for an overview of the evidence-based practice project proposal assignments.
You are required to cite a minimum four peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content. Complete the “APA Writing Checklist” to ensure that your paper adheres to APA style and formatting criteria and general guidelines for academic writing. Include the completed checklist as an appendix at the end of your paper. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance. Benchmark Information This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
MBA-MSN; MSN-Nursing Education; MSN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Adult-Gerontology; MSN Family Nurse Practitioner; MSN-Health Informatics; MSN-Health Care Quality and Patient Safety; MSN-Leadership in Health Care Systems; MSN-Public Health Nursing
3.1: Assess health care processes and systems to recommend measures for improving quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness across an organization.
3.3: Integrate appropriate information and communication technologies to improve nursing practice and care delivery for individuals and populations.