Value of Voluntary Accreditation.
Discuss the value of voluntary accreditation in promoting a professional environment that includes accountability of the organization and care providers – ie. communication skills, peer review, advocacy for patients and families, report in of errors, etc.
Role of Nurse Executive.
Articulate the role of the Nurse Executive in leading and managing processes related to voluntary accreditation. Include expectations from an organizational perspective, and expectations from the perspective of the accrediting body.
- Interview: The expectation for this exercise is that you interview the senior leader or a person reporting to the senior nursing leader for accreditation readiness.Interview a senior nurse leader you have not previously interviewed in course 5339 or 5340 who is above your current level who has responsibility for ensuring an organization is ready for an accrediting visit. Interview a senior leader (Director level or above) with responsibility beyond operational responsibility. All practicum is to be done in this course is in an organization with Senior Nursing Leadership. Discuss the senior nurse leader’s position within the organization. Identify voluntary accreditation in which the organization participates. (10 points)
Accreditation Responsibility: Discuss the job responsibilities of the senior nurse leader related to accreditation. (10 points).
- Learning from Success: Provide an exemplar of a leadership action initiated by the senior nurse leader that influenced a positive outcome in accreditation. (10 points)
- Learning from Failure: Provide an exemplar of a leadership action identified by the senior nurse leader that could have been done differently to improve outcomes of an accreditation visit. (10 points)
- Cost:Benefit Analysis: From the senior nurse leader’s point of view, is the cost of preparation worth the benefits of accreditation. (10 points)