Define the role of leadership and change management in addressing the problem


In your first three assessments, you applied new knowledge and insight gleaned from the literature, from organizational data, and from direct consultation with the patient, family, or group (and perhaps with subject matter and industry experts) to your assessment of the problem. You’ve examined the problem from the perspectives of leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, policy, quality of care, patient safety, costs to the system and individual, technology, care coordination, and community resources. Now it’s time to turn your attention to proposing an intervention (your capstone project), as a solution to the problem.


In this assessment, you’ll develop an intervention as a solution to the health problem you’ve defined. To prepare for the assessment, think about an appropriate intervention, based on your work in the preceding assessments, that will produce tangible, measurable results for the patient, family, or group. In addition, you might consider using a root cause analysis to explore the underlying reasons for a problem and as the basis for developing and implementing an action plan to address the problem. Some appropriate interventions include the following:

Creating an educational brochure.

Producing an educational voice-over PowerPoint presentation or video focusing on your topic.

Creating a teaching plan for your patient, family, or group.

Recommending work process or workflow changes addressing your topic.

In addition, you may wish to complete the following:

Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide to ensure that you understand the work you will be asked to complete and how it will be assessed.

Conduct sufficient research of the scholarly and professional literature to inform your work and meet scholarly expectations for supporting evidence.

Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your draft assessment to Smarthinking for feedback, before you submit the final version. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24-48 hours for receiving feedback.


Complete this assessment in two parts: (a) develop an intervention as a solution to the problem and (b) submit your proposed intervention, with a written analysis, to your faculty for review and approval.

Part 1

Develop an intervention, as a solution to the problem, based on your assessment and supported by data and scholarly, evidence-based sources.

Incorporate relevant aspects of the following considerations that shaped your understanding of the problem:




Change management.


Quality of care.

Patient safety.

Costs to the system and individual.


Care coordination.

Community resources.

Part 2

Submit your proposed intervention to your faculty for review and approval.

In a separate written deliverable, write a 5-7 page analysis of your intervention.

Summarize the patient, family, or population problem.

Explain why you selected this problem as the focus of your project.

Explain why the problem is relevant to your professional practice and to the patient, family, or group.

In addition, address the requirements outlined below. These requirements correspond to the scoring guide criteria for this assessment, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, note the additional requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.

Define the role of leadership and change management in addressing the problem.

Explain how leadership and change management strategies influenced the development of your proposed intervention.

Explain how nursing ethics informed the development of your proposed intervention.

Include a copy of the intervention/solution/professional product.

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