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January 8, 2019

Clearly Explain the Social Learning Theory by Albert Bandura

Clearly Explain the Social Learning Theory by Albert Bandura Clearly Explain the Experiential Learning theory by Carl Rogers
January 8, 2019

What is andragogy and why is it useful when teaching?

What is andragogy and why is it useful when teaching? what is pedagogy and why is it useful when teaching?
January 8, 2019

Creating a Culture of Evidence-Based Practice

Discussion: Creating a Culture of Evidence-Based Practice An abundance of evidence can be found on almost any medical issue or health topic. Often, the availability of information is not the concern, but rather nurses struggle with how to convey the evidence to others and change practices to better reflect the evidence. Deep-rooted organizational cultures and policies can make some resistant to change, even to changes that can vastly improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. However, there are many strategies that nurses can employ to bring about changes to practice. In this Discussion, you focus on how to […]
January 8, 2019

Weighing the evidence

When conducting original research, the final step researchers must complete is weighing the evidence and interpreting the meanings of their data, statistics, and analyses. This is the culmination of the research process in which all of the research methods and designs can be synthesized into a meaningful conclusion. In this stage, researchers should formulate explanations for what their data indicates, determine whether the data answers their initial research question, identify areas of uncertainty, and consider directions for further research. In this Discussion, you focus on one of the research articles that you identified for Part 2 of the Course Project […]
January 8, 2019

Bring to mind a leader in your organization or one with which you are familiar. Would you describe his or her style as authoritative, democratic, or laissez-faire? Why?

Discussion: Leadership Style Throughout your career, you will work with many people who display differing leadership styles. As a nurse leader, it is imperative that you communicate well and get along with those whose leadership style does not align with your preferences. It is also important to understand your own leadership style, as this can prompt insight into how others relate to you and what skills you may need to develop as your leadership responsibilities grow. To prepare: Review the information in the Learning Resources, including the leadership styles identified in Chapter 2 of the course text. Bring to mind […]
January 8, 2019

The Distinction Between Leadership and Management

Discussion: The Distinction Between Leadership and Management Think of the managers you have reported to thus far in your career. Now consider the people you have worked with or know of that you would consider leaders. Based on these experiences, what would you surmise about the responsibilities of managers and leaders and about the distinctions between these two categories in health care settings? This week’s Learning Resources classify management and leadership (which are often confused in everyday discussion) and explain their significance for health care organizations. As you advance professionally, it is critical to understand the distinctions between management and […]
January 8, 2019

Planning for Data Collection

Discussion: Planning for Data Collection Data collection is an important part of both quantitative and qualitative research. Although the actual approach to gathering information may vary, for either research design, researchers need to plan in advance how the data will be gathered, reported, and stored, and they need to ensure that their methods are both reliable and valid. As nurses review research when considering a new evidence-based practice, it is important to be familiar with sound collection practices in order to ascertain the credibility of the data presented. Consider the following scenario: Nurses and other health care professionals are often […]
January 8, 2019

Safety and Health Administration M.U.S.E

In the workplace, employers should create a safe and healthy environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to ensure this environment. This week’s reading assignment and the M.U.S.E. item OSHA Standards may be helpful in completing this assignment. For this assignment, you will create a report of at least 600-800 words. You should also research and utilize 2 academic sources in your presentation. In your report, address the following: • Summarize the history and purpose of OSHA • Provide examples of three OSHA standards and how they are observed in the workplace. • Describe a real-world example […]
January 8, 2019

Qualitative And Mixed Methods Research Designs

Discussion: Qualitative Research Designs For the past 2 weeks, you have focused on the features and considerations of quantitative research designs. However, quantitative designs are not appropriate for all research questions. Perhaps you are concerned with how patients react when confronted with negative test results, or you wish to study how views on a certain health topic change over time. In each of these cases, the emphasis is more on understanding the thinking and experiences of an individual or group than on numerical measurements. For these types of questions, a qualitative or mixed methods research design is the most appropriate. […]
January 8, 2019

Critiquing Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods Studies

Assignment: Critiquing Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods Studies Critiquing the validity and robustness of research featured in journal articles provides a critical foundation for engaging in evidence-based practice. In Weeks 5 and 6, you explored quantitative research designs. In Week 7, you will examine qualitative and mixed methods research designs. For this Assignment, which is due by Day 7 of Week 7, you critique a quantitative and either a qualitative or a mixed methods research study and compare the types of information obtained in each. To prepare: Select a health topic of interest to you that is relevant to your […]