Individual Essay and Reflection Piece on Employee Motivation

Details of task: This assessment requires students to complete two parts: 1) an individual essay on how motivation impacts individual and organizational behavior; and 2) a reflective piece on how the student’s own motivations affect his/her behaviour and his/her understanding of other people’s behaviour.        1. Research and write an essay on employee motivation. In your essay, critically discuss how well academic theory and research are able to explain specific behaviours and/or attitudes in an existing organisation. You should base this discussion on first hand data or experience that you have collected in an organisation of your choice. You should research employee motivation and provide a short review drawing from the academic literature relevant to the topic with full references (the list of references does not count towards the 1000 word maximum). Collect information from a minimum of five academic sources such as academic peer reviewed journals and edited book collections. Once this information has been collected, you should: define motivation describe the behaviours/attitudes that you have investigated within your chosen organisation discuss how the concepts from the literature can...
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Information Systems in Healthcare Paper Guidelines

Purpose The purpose of this assignment is explore the assigned topic related to information systems in healthcare, research and analyze the topic, and describe how you will apply your new found knowledge to your nursing practice. Course Outcomes This assignment enables the student to meet one or more of the following Course Outcomes depending on the topic selected. CO1: Describe patient-care technologies as appropriate to address the needs of a diverse patient population. (PO1) CO2: Analyze data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care. (PO2) CO3: Define standardized terminology that reflects nursing's unique contribution to patient outcomes. (PO3) CO4: Investigate safeguards and decision-making support tools embedded in patient care technologies and information systems to support a safe practice environment for both patients and healthcare workers. (PO4) CO5: Identify patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice. (PO5) CO 6: Discuss the principles of data integrity, professional ethics, and legal requirements related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client's right to privacy. (PO6) CO7: Examine the use of information systems to document interventions...
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Heart Failure Clinic Evidence-Based Resourcing Plan

Write a 3–4 page evidence-based resourcing plan for one component of the Heart Failure Clinic. It is important for the nurse leader to have not only a basic understanding of the budget process, but to understand how to work with variances in staffing, patient loads, and supply costs in order to meet the needs of the patients, without compromising the funding process of the clinic. SHOW LESSBy successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 3: Apply management strategies and best practices for health care finance, human resources, and materials allocation decisions to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes.Apply evidence-based management strategies and best practices for resourcing health care services.Describe management and accountability tools and procedures used to manage health delivery services and patient outcomes.Competency 4: Apply professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct in professional practice.Apply legal and professional standards for resourcing outpatient services.Competency 5: Communicate in manner that is...
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Analysis and Application of Nursing Theory/Model

Purpose Within the profession of nursing, multiple theories, models, and conceptual frameworks have been created to serve as a foundation for practice. The purpose of this assignment is to appraise the value of the model in serving as a theoretical framework and apply the model to your selected area of future professional nursing practice (your MSN track). For this assignment, you will select one of the following nursing models to address within the paper: the Patient-Centred Nursing (PCN) Framework or the Chamberlain Care Model.  Course Outcomes Through this assessment, the student will meet the following Course Outcomes: Apply nursing theory as a framework to guide the translation of knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practice in future professional settings. (CO #2)Analyze theories from nursing and relevant fields with respect to the components, relationships among the components, and application to advanced nursing practice. (CO#4) Requirements Criteria for Content Select one of the two models presented in the week five lesson (either the Person-Centred Nursing Framework, or the Chamberlain Care Model). In a three- to four-page scholarly paper, address the following:Provide a succinct...
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Introduction to Business BUS-121 Research Papers

Each paper should be on a topic of the student's choice but directly related to a concept covered in our textbook reading or in-class discussions this semester. It is critical that the papers show that the student understands course material. It is critical that the topic and the student’s coverage clearly indicates how the course material relates to the topic. The topic and coverage must be business related. The three-page paper should include approximately two pages of factual background and approximately one page of the student’s response and original opinion on the topic. See important due dates and other details on Blackboard. Students that do not know how to submit a Blackboard submission should ask their instructor for directions at least one week before the due date. The submission link is available under the Semester Research Papers menu item in Blackboard. Grading Criteria (77 points for each of the three papers – all points approximate): Generally follow...
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American History Questions

Briefly discuss the biography of Alexis de' Tocqueville, John Stuart Mills and James Madison from the hyperlinks within the course. Some people argue that the passage of Proposition 8 in California banning gay marriage was a form of majority tyranny. Others might argue that permitting gay marriages would be a form of majority tyranny because they are members of groups that believe that such marriages would be damaging to the society. What about the prospective employee who says that if someone refuses to hire him because he is an atheist then they are engaging in majority tyranny? The employer, on the other hand says if the law requires him to hire people who are atheists then he is a victim of majority tyranny. After reading, at least Chapter 4 of On Liberty, explain how these apparently conflicting views might be resolved. (Along with information from"On Liberty" ; please include other relevant information from the online readings and hyperlinks within the unit that...
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External and Internal Environments

Week 4 Assignment 2 Submission .If you are using the Blackboard Mobile Learn IOS App, please click "View in Browser." Click the link above to submit your assignment. Students, please view the "Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment" in the Student Center. Instructors, training on how to grade is within the Instructor Center. Assignment 2: External and Internal Environments Due Week 4 and worth 350 points Choose an industry you have not yet written about in this course, and one publicly traded corporation within that industry. Research the company on its own Website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml), in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions. Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you: 1.Choose the two (2) segments of the general environment that would rank highest in their influence on...
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Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research

Recent clinical guidelines suggest that watchful waiting is better than immediately beginning treatment with antibiotics when a child presents with otitis media. A group of nurses in the outpatient clinic decide to use evidence-based research for this practice to help them understand whether this is the appropriate care for the children they see. If they find it is grounded in the research, they will suggest a change in the clinical policy guidelines. They are aware that this policy may be a concern for parents who are used to getting antibiotics immediately when they bring their children to the clinics. The nurses brought the following sources of evidence to their first meeting: • American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians. (2004.) Clinical practice guideline: Diagnosis and management of acute otitis media. Retrieved May 17, 2008, from http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;113/5/1451 Task: A. Review the sources of evidence listed above and do the following:...
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Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership

ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS & QUALITY LEADERSHIP Competencies: 734.3.1: Principles of Leadership - The graduate applies principles of leadership to promote high-quality healthcare in a variety of settings through the application of sound leadership principles. 734.3.2: Interdisciplinary Collaboration - The graduate applies theoretical principles necessary for effective participation in an interdisciplinary team. 734.3.3: Quality and Patient Safety - The graduate applies quality improvement processes intended to achieve optimal healthcare outcomes, contributing to and supporting a culture of safety. Task 2: RCA and FMEA Introduction: Healthcare organizations accredited by the Joint Commission are required to conduct a root cause analysis (RCA) in response to any sentinel event, such as the one described in the scenario attached below. Once the cause is identified and a plan of action established, it is useful to conduct a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to reduce the likelihood that a process would fail. As a member of the healthcare team in the hospital described in this scenario, you have been selected as a member of the...
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Vila Health: Pacemaker Inventory Solved

Create a 7-10 slide PowerPoint presentation that explains basic inventory management concepts and analyzes the current state of an organization's inventory of pacemakers. Introduction Health care operations is a complex topic, encompassing many aspects including (but not limited to) service locations, personnel, policy, leadership, finance, strategy, and quality. While the industry is generally viewed as a service industry, its systems are faced with complex operational challenges including supply chain, strategy, quality and project management, and service delivery. Given the changing landscape from a health reform and financial perspective, health care organizations must focus on improving their operations and improving efficiencies to remain competitive. A component of the health care delivery process is the procurement, stocking, and dispensing of supplies. Within this process, opportunities exist to add value, reduce waste, and create standardization throughout the organization (Kros & Brown, 2013). Effective management of health care operations creates value for all stakeholders. One way to potentially create value in operations is through inventory management. Whether you realize it or not, you are most likely familiar with the concept of inventory. For example, when you visit the grocery store...
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Developing People

Please MUST use the materials : Required Text and Materials Dessler, G., Chhinzer, N., & Cole, N. D. Management of Human Resources: The Essentials plus MyManagementLab w/ Pearson eText. 4th Cdn ed. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education Canada, 2015. Type: ISBN: 0-13-380733-9 / 978-0-13-380733-2 Introduction This assignment is organized into three parts. Parts A, B, and C total 100 marks and will count for 15 per cent of your final course grade. The mark distribution is as follows: Parts Marks Part A: Training and Development 35 Part B: Employee Orientation and Socialization 35 Part C: Performance Management 30 Total 100 Part A: Training and Development (35 marks) Using the material from Chapter 6 of your textbook and any other sources, write a three-page report (approximately 600 words) that answers the questions listed below: Choose an organization that you are familiar with and analyze the training and development opportunities available...
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Recruitment and Selection

Please MUST use the materials : Required Text and Materials Dessler, G., Chhinzer, N., & Cole, N. D. Management of Human Resources: The Essentials plus MyManagementLab w/ Pearson eText. 4th Cdn ed. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education Canada, 2015. Type: ISBN: 0-13-380733-9 / 978-0-13-380733-2 Introduction You have worked through Module 5 and will now demonstrate your knowledge of the concepts introduced in this module. This assignment is organized into two parts. Parts A and B are marked out of 100 and will count for 15 per cent of your final course grade. The mark distribution is as follows: Parts Marks Part A: Recruitment 50 Part B: Selection 50 Total 100 Part A: Recruitment (50 marks) Consider the job description that you wrote in Assignment 2. Design a recruitment strategy to attract and retain high quality applicants for that position. The recruitment strategy should include the criteria listed below. Your overall budget is $3500. You can be as creative as you...
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Adaptive Response: Advanced Practice Nurse

As an advanced practice nurse, you will examine patients presenting with a variety of disorders. You must, therefore, understand how the body normally functions so that you can identify when it is reacting to changes. Often, when changes occur in body systems, the body reacts with compensatory mechanisms. These compensatory mechanisms, such as adaptive responses, might be signs and symptoms of alterations or underlying disorders. In the clinical setting, you use these responses, along with other patient factors, to lead you to a diagnosis. Consider the following scenarios: Scenario 1: Jennifer is a 2-year-old female who presents with her mother. Mom is concerned because Jennifer has been “running a temperature” for the last 3 days. Mom says that Jennifer is usually healthy and has no significant medical history. She was in her usual state of good health until 3 days ago when she started to get fussy, would not eat her breakfast, and would not sit still for her favorite television cartoon. Since...
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Leadership Exemplar

During this course, you have participated in many rich discussions about the practice of nursing. In this paper, you will reflect over the discussions and select an exemplar to write about. An exemplar is an account of a situation that stands out in one’s mind because of it’s significance. The situation is packed with meaning, positive or negative, and represents an important event, rite of passage, or occurrence to the persons involved. In essence, it is a story of something that has happened to you. In the situation you describe, you will use both the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, Standards of Professional Performance (2010) or the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (2008) to analyze the situation and it’s meaning to you as a professional nurse. There are nine standards of professional performance, use numbers from 7 to 15, which you may reference in your exemplar. You may use one standard, or several. There are 9...
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Oscar Wao Literary Essay Assignment

For this assignment, you may choose one of the following four topics to address in a literary essay: 1. The novel presents an intricate mix of brutal violence and deep love. Dicsuss these two elements and how/why they are used and what purpose they serve. Make sure to address which one the author indirectly declares to be stronger.  2. The book makes several references to the supernatural, beginning with the opening explanation of Fuku and Zafa. Write about these and other supernatural elements and how/why they continue to show up throughout the book.  3. There are many similarities and differences that show up between multiple characters in the book. Choose two characters and write a compare/contrast essay on them, including an exploration of their relationship with each other if applicable.  4. The novel explores masculinity from several different angles. Using the various characters (both major and minor), write an essay that seeks to explain the varying definitions the author presents on what it...
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Nursing Professional Portfolio

Task 1: Professional Portfolio Introduction: A professional portfolio will showcase your knowledge and skills to prospective employers and will increase your marketability as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse. This portfolio will help you, as a nurse, hone in on the concepts, strengths, and critical-thinking abilities that define professional nursing practice. Throughout your time at WGU, you have developed skills and knowledge that distinguish your practice as that of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse. Items that display your skills and knowledge will be showcased in this professional portfolio. You should organize your portfolio around the four areas of professional nursing practice: quality and safety, advanced evidence-based practice, applied leadership, and community and population health. This portfolio will expand on the portfolio you already created in your Professional Roles and Values course. Requirements: Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be...
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Financial Management Practices and Statement Analysis

The Essay Essay Topics/Individual Research Paper: Select one of the following topics 1. Ratio and Financial Statement Analysis - Your essay should critically analyze the benefits and limitations of ratio analysis, explaining what factors impact the meaningfulness of such measures and what new practices or theories may be emerging regarding the application of ratio and financial statement analysis. Emphasize practical applications and real-world use of ratios synthesizing your readings in published research or survey articles. 2. Challenges faced by Financial Managers in a Changing Economic Environment Your essay should critically asses the challenges faced by financial managers due to changes in the macroeconomic environment and how these impact businesses operations. Emphasize how there are consequences related to changes in strategies and priorities and in the way the departments adjust. 3. Financial Management Practices and Their Impact on Organizational Performance:  Your essay should critically asses the relationship between organizational performance and financial management practices. These include capital structure decision, investment appraisal techniques, dividend policy, working capital management...
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Consensus Model for APRN Practice

This discussion should reflect how the consensus model would apply to florida ARNP if this legislature was passed in Florida and how it would affect my specialty tract as a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner. Please answer all questions from the grading rubric below. Thank you Grading Rubric and Critical Elements for a Class Discussion Grading Rubric /0.5 Introduce your discussion with a single paragraph. The paragraph should end with a single-sentence thesis statement summarizing the purpose of the discussion. /3 Describe how barriers to APRN practice affect (a) healthcare financing/costs, (b) access, (c) delivery, and (d) quality. Support your conclusions with evidence and examples. /2 Discuss how the implementation of the APRN Consensus Model stands to impact your role as an APRN. This could be positive and/or negative. Consider the following: How has the Consensus Model created or removed barriers to the APRN role? How has the Consensus Model affected...
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Literature Review Sample for Dissertation

MAKING MEANING OF DECISIONS AND MULTIPLE AGENCY ROLES IN COMPLEX MORAL DILEMMAS AMONG EXPERIENCED PASTORAL MENTORS: A PHENOMENOGRAPHIC STUDY Abstract This study examined the qualitatively different ways in which experienced pastoral mentors made meaning of multiple agency roles when faced with decision-making during a moral dilemma. The framework of agency, traditionally discussed on a single plane, was viewed as occurring on complex, multiple levels in life, affecting the decision-making observed in the exemplary value traits of mentors. These mentors were seen as those whom psychologist Abraham Maslow (1970) described as peak performers (p. 32). Phenomenography was used to better understand the variation in ways participants made meaning of both their decision-making and their multiple agency roles. Seven participants provided data through in-depth, semi-structured, open-ended, qualitative interviews that were examined using phenomenography, Maslow’s model of peak-experience traits, and the biblical model of the Fruit of the Spirit traits. Mentors made meaning of decision-making through categories of faith, values, past experiences, outcomes, and moral dilemmas. Life experience played a key role in how their decisions changed over time....
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Effective Employee and Labor Relations

Please MUST use the materials : Required Text and Materials Dessler, G., Chhinzer, N., & Cole, N. D. Management of Human Resources: The Essentials plus MyManagementLab w/ Pearson eText. 4th Cdn ed. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education Canada, 2015. Type: ISBN: 0-13-380733-9 / 978-0-13-380733-2 Introduction Now that you have completed Module 6, demonstrate your knowledge of the concepts introduced in the module. This assignment is organized in five parts. Parts A, B, C, D, and E are marked out of 100 and will count for 15 per cent of your final course grade. The mark distribution is as follows: Parts Marks Part A: Occupational Health and Safety Legislation 20 Part B: Work-Life Balance in the Workplace 25 Part C: Labour-Management Relations 20 Part D: Managing Employee Separations 25 Part E: Summary of Learning 10 ...
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