For this Application Assignment, analyze a change that has happened at your place of employment and how effectively it was handled. Write a 3-page paper addressing how well the change process worked. As a nurse leader, what would you have done differently to make the change more effective? Use the following guidelines and evaluation criteria and the headings below for each section. Use a minimum of three references from the professional nursing literature in the assigned course readings and other references in the Walden Library. If they are relevant, you may use one or two professional websites in addition to the literature references.
- Overview—20 points
Begin this paper with a brief paragraph that provides an overview of the assignment and its purpose. There is no separate heading for this paragraph; the heading for this paragraph is the same as the title of the paper. This paragraph will be about 2–3 sentences. The last sentence in this paragraph is a sentence that begins “The purpose of this paper is to . . .”
- Organizational and Change Management—40 points
Analyze a change that has happened at your place of employment and how effectively it was handled. This section will be 3–4 paragraphs.
- Effective Change—30 points
Outline your suggestions for how to make the change more effective. Utilize a change theory to support your analysis and recommendations. Support each selected best practice with references from the professional literature. This section will be 2–3 paragraphs.