Choose ONE of the following:
Write a 1000 word paper in APA 6th edition format addressing the following topics:
The standardized nursing language (SNL) your hospital uses
How one of the three major SNLs can benefit your practice
Quality measures for quality care
How SNLs make nursing visible
How the use of an SNL can support research, QA, and interoperability of EHR information
You are participating in the customization and implementation of a barcode medication administration system. Analyze how the process flow will change from the current manual process and identify potential problem areas and possible solutions. Please include a workflow diagram (flowchart) from the manual process and the barcode process.
What is a Process Flowchart
Create a flowchart – Office Support
How to create a flow chart in excel
*Using Genesis 1-2:3 as the initial or foundation of the biome/world in which you live, discuss an environmental issue in the world as it is today. Discuss how each of the three unifying themes (sustainability, science, and stewardship) affects your issue and how each theme helps to direct, guide, assist in making the world a sustainable future.
*Present both positive and negative aspects in your discussion.
*Introduce the issue
*How can it be involved in our world with a good balance between positive and negative affects?
*Who is affected by the issue and whose responsibility is it to cleaning it up?
*Include good explanations from your point of view and from a scientific point of view.
*Include scientific data on the issue.
*Paper must include Cover page, Abstract, 3 pages written, and a reference page.
Writing Project #1 challenges you to integrate the following components of your analytical essay:
The central focus is supported by all elements of the essay.
Please place your thesis statement, one or two sentences long, within your first or second paragraph.
Craft a detailed description of the work of art you’ve chosen, as if you were depicting it for a friend who has been blind from birth!
Using library.northeastern.edu or google.com or scholar.google.com, integrate information pertinent to your thesis about the artist and/or the work.
Interpretation / Analysis
What do you think is the significance or meaning of the work? What makes it interesting for you? (There are no correct or incorrect answers to this question.)
Construct a logic tree showing the hierarchy and interrelation of the concepts within your analytical essay.
MLA Citation Format
Use humanities citation format; see https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/ .
Include a Works Cited page.
5 – 7 pages (1,250 – 1,750 words)
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Do states with early primaries have too much influence on how people in later states vote? Should parties have a national primary or at least a large, regional primary composed of several states so that early voting states have less influence, or is the current system adequate because candidates can focus on one area at a time?
Did the large number of Republican candidates and debates reduce the importance of boots-on-the-ground for candidates in each state? How do the different representation models of the Republican and Democratic Party primaries affect the primary election process?
Post your response to the question, “To what extent is mixed methods research simply taking a quantitative design and a qualitative design and putting them together?” Next, explain the types of research questions best served by mixed methods research. Then, explain one strength and one limitation of mixed methods research. Finally, provide a rationale for or against the utility of mixed methods research in your discipline
Text to read:
Johnson, R. B., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2004). Mixed methods research: A research paradigm whose time has come. Educational Researcher, 33(7), 14–26. doi: 10.3102/0013189X033007014
Collins, K. M., & O’Cathain, A. (2009). Introduction: Ten points about mixed methods research to be considered by the novice researcher. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 3(1), 2–7.
Imagine that you are the HR Director at your current organization or an organization with which you are familiar. As the HR Director, you must use different employment law requirements to create methods and policies that support the promotion of a diverse workforce. Select one (1) job opportunity that you have held or with which you are familiar within the same organization for this scenario.
(Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of these assignments. In your original work, you may use aspects of existing processes from either your current or a former place of employment. However, you must remove any and all identifying information that would enable someone to discern the organization[s] that you have used.)
Write a eight page paper in which you:
Develop three (3) recruitment methods for the job opportunity in question, and suggest two (2) ways that each method helps one to avoid discriminatory practices. Justify your response.
Outline an application process that details the organization’s method of accepting all applications, as well as its method of validating applicants’ attainment of the required credentials (e.g., reviewing resumes, collecting transcripts, verifying certifications, etc.) for the job opportunity.
Develop a five- (5) step procedure for the HR Department to use in order to maintain all applicants’ records in case a discriminatory charge occurs.
Decide on three (3) background checks that the HR Department must utilize, and justify the relevance of each background check for the job opportunity.
Choose three (3) employment tests (e.g., drug tests, medical examinations, HIV tests, generic tests, polygraphs, honesty tests, psychological tests, intelligence and skills tests, and physical fitness, etc.) that the HR Department should use. Justify the relevance of each selected employment test to the job requirements.
Formulate a policy for making both the hiring and promotional decisions related to the job opportunity. Specify the major challenges and potential adverse impact of using subjective criteria for assessing soft skills. Next, suggest one (1) plan to mitigate the adverse impact. Justify your suggestion.
Recommend two (2) types of reasonable accommodations for both disabled applicants and applicants needing special religious considerations. Argue two (2) legal reasons for not being able to sufficiently provide such reasonable accommodation for each group.
Select one (1) case in which a court charged an organization with an affirmative action violation and one (1) case in which a court charged the organization with not managing harassment issues more expeditiously. Recommend an action plan geared toward preventing the issues addressed in both cases within your selected organization. Justify your recommendation.
Choose three (3) work-life conflicts that the HR Director should consider within the selected organization. Then, outline a policy geared toward resolving each conflict through the use of related employment laws. Justify your response.
Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Assignment: Write a news story based on the following:
Scenario: You are a reporter for the Centralcity (Texas) Daily News, an afternoon newspaper.
When you arrive at work at 7 a.m., your first duty is to call the offices of the Centralcity police
and Center County sheriff to see if “anything happened overnight.” Today, when you reached
the sheriff’s office, you learned about an accident that occurred overnight. Here are your
notes from your interview with Deputy Charlie Troothful:
accident involved a transport truck owned by Fielding Works, a Houston-based
manufacturer of industrial solvents and other chemicals
on its way from Houston to a toxic waste dump in Noname, Texas
accident occurred about 2:45 a.m. (today) on I-45 near Centralcity
a witness traveling in a car behind the truck said the truck suddenly veered onto the
shoulder and then turned over three times
witness’ name is I. Saw It (You’ve been unable to reach him before your deadline)
several containers of toxic chemicals on the truck ruptured when the truck overturned
no serious injuries occurred, but the truck driver and his passenger suffered minor
abrasions and bruises
both were taken to Central County Hospital
no reports of any ill effects from the toxic chemicals have been reported
no charges have been filed yet, but officers believe reckless driving and/or DUI may be filed
because they believe both the driver and passenger had been drinking and were possibly
intoxicated — officers are waiting on lab test results
driver is Burl B. Benton, 33, of Houston, a 10-year Fielding Works’ employee, married with
the passenger is Helen A. Haven, 30, with no connection with Fielding Works that officers
could determine, single, resident of Centralcity
teams of deputies and volunteers have walked a 5-mile radius from the accident site,
warning residents of possible dangers from the chemicals
however, strong winds from a passing cold front dispersed the chemical fumes within a
short time and no evacuation was ordered
the accident site itself was cleaned by the Centralcity Volunteer Fire Department within an
the sheriff (Cheryl Law) cautions anyone who was within the area of the spill who
experiences nausea, headaches, chest tightness or trouble breathing to seek medical
Hospital spokesman Roberto Salud tells you:
Benton and Haven were treated for minor injuries and released
lab results from blood tests are not expected for 24 hours
John Smart, a spokesman for the Chemical Industry of America, tells you:
the chemicals spilled are not generally harmful unless someone is exposed to a high
concentration of them for long periods of time
the quick clean-up and strong winds mean residents near the spill site were not likely
exposed to high concentrations of fumes and should be OK
he confirms the wisdom of seeking medical attention if anyone experiences symptoms
You call Fielding Works and speak to Janie Mouth, vice president for corporate
communications. She confirms:
Benton’s been an employee for 10 years.
He has a spotless driving record with the company.
Haven is not an employee.
It is against company policy for drivers to carry passengers in company vehicles.
She also tells you:
Fielding Works has a toll-free number that anyone concerned about the accident should
Fielding Works President & CEO John Swaggart and a team of chemical experts are on their
way to Centralcity to conduct their own investigation of the accident and to cooperate in
any way with Centralcity law enforcement
“We regret the accident occurred and we are grateful there have been no serious injuries.
We will conduct our own investigation of this accident and we will cooperate fully with law
Your deadline has arrived. Write the story for today’s Centralcity News. It will probably be
the lead story, according to your news editor.
For date references in your story, the accident occurred “today” (that’s AP style). Use AP
style throughout the story.
Competency 982.1.1: Program Portfolio – The graduate exhibits artifacts that both
demonstrate the graduate’s competency across all program areas as well as provide
evidence of professional growth.
A professional portfolio will showcase your knowledge and skills to prospective employers
and will increase your marketability as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse. This portfolio helps
you, as a nurse, to hone in on the concepts, strengths, and critical thinking abilities that
define personal nursing practice. Throughout your time at WGU, you have developed skills
and knowledge that separate your practice as that of a baccalaureate-prepared nurse. Items
that display your skills and knowledge will be showcased in this professional portfolio. You
should organize your portfolio around the following themes: Quality and Safety, Advanced
Evidence-Based Practice, Applied Leadership, and Community and Population Health.
Use the Web Folio Builder in TaskStream to create your professional portfolio. (The Web
Folio Builder is located in the Folios & Web Pages link located in the static bar below the
TaskStream logo. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your portfolio. For more
information on how to create your portfolio using the Web Folio Builder in TaskStream, see
the “Building Your Portfolio” web link.) Your portfolio should include the following minimum
requirements, as well as any other documents you choose to include:
A. Table of Contents
1. Include a table of contents that provides a brief description of each portfolio
B. Professional Summary
1. Include an updated professional resume.
2. Include an executive summary in which you do the following (suggested length of 3-
a. Explain how the artifacts in your portfolio represent you as a learner and a
b. Discuss how your portfolio represents your professional strengths.
c. Discuss any challenges you encountered during the progression of your program.
i. Explain how you overcame these challenges.
d. Explain how your coursework helped you meet each of the nine nursing program
e. Analyze how you fulfilled the following roles during your program:
iii. manager of the healing environment
f. Discuss how your skills and knowledge have evolved or progressed in terms of
personal growth and learning.
3. Provide a completed copy of the attached “Professional Reference Questionnaire.”
C. Quality and Safety
1. Discuss the importance of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) certificate
for your future role as a professional nurse.
2. Include a copy of your IHI certificate of completion.
D. Evidence-Based Practice
1. Include a summary of your Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research
course (suggested length of 1 page) in which you do the following:
a. Discuss how you are able to evaluate current primary research and apply the
concepts to your nursing practice. Include the following in your discussion:
• relevancy and believability of data
• differences between quality improvement and research (places and uses of
• differences between primary and secondary research and resources and the
implications of each in clinical practice
b. Reflect on how your experience in this course helped you achieve excellence in
Note: “95% of employers rate WGU nursing graduates as very good or excellent in
‘evidence-based practice’” (Western Governors University, 2012).
E. Applied Leadership
1. Include an abstract of your Learning Leadership Experience task (suggested length of
one paragraph to one page) in which you do the following:
a. Discuss the importance of professional collaboration for effective nursing
2. Include an abstract of your Professional Roles and Values course (suggested length
of one paragraph to one page) in which you do the following:
a. Reflect on how your professional mission statement will help guide you
throughout your nursing career.
F. Community and Population Health
1. Include an abstract of your Community and Population Health task (suggested length
of 1 page) in which you do the following:
a. Summarize what you learned during your Community Health Nursing task.
b. Discuss how what you learned led to your community diagnosis.
c. Discuss how your initial focus and diagnosis evolved after working with your
2. Discuss the importance of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
certificate for your future role as a professional nurse.
3. Include a copy of your AMNH certificate of completion.
1. Include a sample of your prior work that illustrates your knowledge and
understanding of evidence-based practice concepts. Select one of the options below
for your sample.
• EvidenceBased Practice task 1
• EvidenceBased Practice task 2
• EvidenceBased Practice task 3
• Organizational Systems task 2
2. Include a sample of your prior work that illustrates your knowledge and
understanding of community health nursing practice concepts. Select one of the
options below for your sample.
• Community Health Nursing didactic task 1
• Community Health Nursing didactic task 2
• Community Health Nursing didactic task 3
• Community Health Nursing didactic task 4
• Community Health Nursing field experience task 1
You may also want to include the following optional materials in your appendix:
• the attached “Nursing Conceptual Model” and “Nursing Outcomes”
• a link to the current IHI Course Catalog
3. Include the sample of your prior work that illustrates your knowledge and
understanding of leadership nursing practice concepts. Select the option below for
• Leadership Learning Experience task
H. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link
included in the Evaluation Procedures section.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the
submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list
for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted
if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or
closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA
style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.
Note: This reference list refers only to direct citations in the project above and may be
different from those you need to complete the project. Consult your Course of Study for a
list of suggested learning resources.
Western Governors University. (2012). Western Governors University 2012 Annual Report.
Salt Lake City, UT: Author.