3.ORGANIZATION ANALYSIS PAPER (10%) The goal of this paper is to apply the concepts emphasized in this weeks class activities to a nursing organization that students work at, or are familiar with from past clinical experiences. There are resources for most of the agencies on the web for further research. Be careful to integrate multiple resources that are posted. It is also an opportunity to work on formal writing skills utilizing APA format. Grading is based on analysis and utilization of learning content. Organization Analysis Paper Guidelines:
APA format with a title page etc. Maximum of 5 double spaced pages excluding title and reference page. It is recommended to use subheadings to organize the paper. Review the rubric for this assignment.
Minimum of 5 references. (see grading rubric) One of these references may be the class text. The paper should answer and focus on the following questions: 1. What is the mission of this agency? After reading the mission what can you say about this organization’s values? How are they exemplified? 2. See if you can locate a copy of the organizational structure. Remember some facilities also will have a separate structure for the nursing department that you may be more familiar with. If you cannot locate a copy of the structure, frame your response around what you know. What type of organizational structure is it? (Refer to pp. 303 – 305 in your text). Where are the decisions made? 3. Is there a Shared Governance Model within this organization? What are the advantages of the Shared Governance Model for nursing? Remember shared governance is not just – ‘yes we have input into decisions’ but a formal process for shared decision making. Give specific examples. 4. Who do you feel the stakeholders are for this organization? (See text). 5. Briefly touch on the culture of the organization. Give specific examples. See Display 12.3, p. 307 in your text.