Nursing Assignment on Executive Summary

Executive Summary


The purpose of this assignment is to prepare the student for nursing practice at the doctoral level through a practice immersion experience in alignment with DNP Essential V. The student will utilize the practice site of their choice to develop and/or evaluate an organizational healthcare policy in a complex healthcare system.

Due Date: 

Total Points Possible: 150


  1. To complete this assignment, you will need to access the following databases: PubMed, CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and other resources in the Jay Sexter Library. These databases can be accessed through the Touro Online Library (Links to an external site.)
  1. The Unit 4 Practicum Assignment is worth 150 points and will be graded using the designated rubric. Grading criteria include quality of content, appropriate citations, use of Standard English grammar, and overall organization and readability.
  2. Create your assignment using a Microsoft Word application. The document should be saved in a .doc or .docx format.
  3. The paper should be 3 to 5 pages in length excluding the title page and reference pages and appendix. Content should be rich and concise.
  4. APA format is required.
  5. The following sections should be included and denoted through APA section headings in the paper:
    1. Executive SummaryAppendix A: Interview transcript
      1. Introduction to Current Situation
      2. Objectives
      3. Strategies
      4. Action Program
      5. Financial Expectations
    2. Appendix A: Interview transcripts
    3. Appendix B: Media materials for implementation

Preparing the paper:

  1. Decide on a problem of interest to evaluate at your practice site.
  2. Perform a thorough search for any organizational policy that may apply to the problem of interest being examined. Select one policy to examine and use for this project. If there is not a policy at the organization, find a policy that belongs to a national or local organization that applies to the problem of interest and examine that.
  1. Choose three agencies or organizations (local, state, regional, national or global) that influence this policy/procedure at your practice site and review how these organizations impact the policy.
  2. Review factors within your practice site organization that may influence the policy (organizational culture, availability of resources, etc).
  3. Do a brief literature search to determine the scope of the problem that the policy addresses. Review best practices as stated in the literature surrounding the problem. Determine if the policy appropriately addresses the problem using best practice procedures.
  4. Interview at least two content experts on the problem of interest (within or outside of the organization). How does the organization address the problem? Discuss the policy that you located and ask how it is enforced at the organizational level? What are the difficulties surrounding the policy? What are the measures to determine if the policy is followed? Submit a transcript of the interview for at least one interview.
  5. Ask permission to present an implementation plan through an appropriate venue to the organization. (One example might be creating a YouTube presentation that will go on the organization’s intranet or social media site. Another example might be presenting the new policy document at a board or staff meeting.)
  6. Use the information you have gathered to implement or disseminate a recommended policy or policy revision. (Format of policy should follow the institutional guidelines). Acceptance of dissemination or policy is not required for the successful completion of this project. However, the student will still be required to ask and create as though they would disseminate and implement the policy. One tip: if the students’ offer is not well received, consider submitting a media item (PowerPoint/YouTube video) that explains the new policy, along with the actual policy, to the person via email as dissemination to an organizational leader.
  7. In your final submission, include an executive summary detailing your intervention, the literature that supports this, and the actual policy or policy revision created. Additionally, attach the transcript of your interview and any media materials for the intervention that was implemented or disseminated.