NR447 Week 5: Nursing Care Models Paper


The purpose of this assignment is to identify nursing care models utilized in today’s various health care settings and enhance your knowledge of how models impact the management of care and may influence delegation. You will assess the effectiveness of models and determine how you would collaborate with a nurse leader to identify opportunities for improvement to ensure quality, safety and staff satisfaction.

Course Outcomes

Completion of this assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

CO1: Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team management, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. (PO2)

CO2: Implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the interprofessional team through communication and relationship building. (PO3)

CO3: Participate in the development and implementation of imaginative and creative strategies to enable systems to change. (PO7)

CO6: Develop a personal awareness of complex organizational systems and integrate values and beliefs with organizational mission. (PO7)

CO7: Apply leadership concepts in the development and initiation of effective plans for the microsystems and/or system-wide practice improvements that will improve the quality of healthcare delivery. (PO2, and 3)

CO8: Apply concepts of quality and safety using structure, process, and outcome measures to identify clinical questions as the beginning process of changing current practice. (PO8)

Due Dates

Submit by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT, end of Week 5.

You are required to use the assignment specific item(s) (article/systematic review/topic/form/templates) or you will earn a “0” for the assignment. In addition, assignments that do not follow the current guidelines or use the required item, as defined above, will be evaluated for evidence of an academic integrity violation.

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This assignment is worth 200 points.


Nursing Care Models

Over the last many years, a plethora of nursing models have been implemented in various clinical settings.  This is according to Ladden et al. (2013), who have espoused that nursing care delivery models are typically structured approaches for organizing and providing care to patients.  All nursing care delivery models have been found to be informed by beliefs as well as values. From this point of view, a myriad of studies have elucidated that nursing care models normally underpin various decisions regarding nursing practices. Taking this into account, this essay seeks to vividly explore a nursing model that I have observed in my clinical setting. Besides, the essay recommends a different model that can be used in the same clinical setting.

Model of Nursing observed

In an attempt to observe a nursing care model within my setting, I visited the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a facility near my home locality. After observing the nurses for about three hours, I noticed that the center had adopted the synergy model of nursing care.  As such, I noticed that different nurses had been allocated their specific patient. After inquiring from the nurses the rationale behind this, one of them informed me that every client in the unit has a specific nurse.