Assessment 4 — Written Assignment 50% (2750 words) due week
Nurses in every position, specialty, and healthcare organization face challenges. Technology continues to change at a rapid pace, the need for cultural sensitivity will expand, and pressure to work long hours while remaining sharp, attentive and skilled will remain part of the profession. The issues present differently depending on your role as a nurse; whether you are a nurse manager or working directly with patients on the floor.
In this assignment, students will identify a professional nursing issue, and undertake a critical analysis that focuses on this issue and discuss solutions to the issue, such as the implementation of new policies (at hospital or state government level'.
The student may choose from one of the below issues or select an alternative issue that has been approved by your lecturer/tutor. Some of the currently identified issues include:
An aging workforce
Violence against nursing
Recruitment and retention