726.10.2 : Manager of the Healing Environment

The graduate responds to unpredictable situations and events common in the healthcare environment with appropriate flexibility and creativity.

726.10.3 : The Nurse as Scientist

The graduate correctly interprets and applies scientific evidence when planning and providing safe, quality, and culturally sensitive care for patients and families.

726.10.4 : The Nurse as Detective

The graduate detects subtle changes and deviations from expected health patterns while managing the care of patients.

740.2.8 : Interprofessional Practices

The graduate analyzes the impact of new and diverse advanced nursing and care provider roles on interprofessional practice.


Nursing is a practice discipline that includes direct and indirect care activities that affect health outcomes. As a baccalaureate nursing student, you are developing new competencies in leadership, and in order to achieve mastery, you must apply those competencies to live practice experiences and situations. This Leadership Learning Experience (LLE) is designed to allow you to choose a clinical focus (e.g., practicepolicyeducationpopulation) in which you apply your leadership problem–solving skills. The LLE requires engagement with other people within the setting to complete.
You will develop a project within a practice setting that allows you to develop these leadership skills. You will identify a problem area in a practice setting that you specifically want to address (e.g., practicepolicypopulationeducation) that aligns with organizational priorities. Example sources for the problem area may include the following:

•  Practice: joint commission standards, core measures as quality indicators, other data

•  Policy: legislation, staffing ratio, regulations from state boards

•  Population: children with diabetes, adult obesity

•  Education: future of nursing, Benner’s recommendations about nursing education

You will focus on a real-life solution for the problemYou should choose a topic that is timely, manageable, and realistic to the current healthcare environment. An external resource person (i.e., manager, clinical leader, clinical educator, policy expert, or population expert) must confirm the relevance of the selected project and your engagement in the setting as part of project completion. As with all projects, you should think how you, as a nurse, function in the following roles: detective, scientist, and manager of the healing environment.


Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.

You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.

Note: Any information that would be considered confidential, proprietary, or personal in nature should not be included. Do not include the actual names of people, stakeholders, or other personally identifiable information. Fictional names should be used. Also, agency-specific data, including financial information, should not be included but should be addressed in a general fashion as appropriate.

NoteYour submission may be in a variety of formats (e.g., report, multimedia presentation).

A.    Develop a written proposal by doing the following:

1.    Identify a problem or issue related to practicepolicypopulation, or education that aligns with the organizational priorities you seek to solve.

NoteYou may need to meet with your organization or practice settingyour manager, or your supervisor to help choose a current problem or issue.

a.    Explain the problem or issue, including why it is applicable to the area of practice you chose and the healthcare environment.

2.    Discuss your investigation of the problem or issue.

a.    Provide evidence to substantiate the problem or issue (e.g., organizational assessment, national source documents, evidence from a stakeholder).

3.    Analyze the state of the situation using current data.

a.    Analyze areas that might be contributing to the problem or issue.

4.    Propose a solution or innovation for the problem or issue.

a.    Justify your proposed solution or innovation based on the results of your investigation and analysis.

5.    Recommend resources to implement your proposed solution or innovation. Include a cost-benefit analysis of your proposed solution or innovation.

6.    Provide a timeline for implementation based on your proposal.

7.    Discuss why each key stakeholder or partner is important for the implementation of the solution or innovation.

a.    Summarize your engagement with the key stakeholders or partners, including the input and feedback you received.

b.    Discuss how you intend to work with those key stakeholders or partners in order to achieve success.

8.    Discuss how your proposed solution or innovation could be implemented, including how the implementation could be evaluated for success.

B.    Explain how you fulfilled the following roles during your process of investigation and proposal development:

1.    scientist

2.    detective

3.    manager of the healing environment

C.    Submit the completed attached “Professional Verification Form” from the organizational leader advising you in your leadership experience.

D.    Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

E.    Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.


Leadership Experience

Nurse leaders play key roles in improving health outcomes. These roles may include identifying and addressing practice, policy, population, and education issues affecting health outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss a priority practice issue in our healthcare organization, propose a solution for the issue, recommend resources for the implementation of the solution, including a cost-benefit analysis, provide timelines, discuss key stakeholders and their roles, the implementation process of the intervention, and how I met the roles of a nurse as a scientist, a detective, and a manager of healing environment through the investigation and development of this project proposal.

Practice Issue: Childhood Obesity

            The practice issue identified is childhood obesity. This applies to my chosen area of practice, pediatric care which deals which children’s health and wellbeing. Applicability of childhood obesity in our healthcare organization is based on the fact that the organization has a pediatric care unit and thus, the health outcomes of the unit affect the overall outcomes of the organization.

Investigation of the Problem

My investigation of childhood obesity using the organizational electronic health records (EHRs) revealed that around 2 in every 10 patients aged children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese. Approximately 25% of these children have other health conditions including diabetes, eating disorders, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, mental problems, and heart problems. Last year, the organizational direct costs of care for obese and overweight children and associated illness was averagely 10 million. As such, there is a need to address this issue to prevent further health deterioration and socio-economic impacts of childhood obesity.

Analysis of the State of the Problem using Data

Childhood obesity, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is among the serious and life-threatening public health issues in the 21st century (WHO, n.d). The problem affects children at local, national, and international levels, with the rate increasing at an alarming rate, especially in low and middle-income populations living in urban settings. Globally, the number of overweight children under the age of five was estimated to be over 41 million in 2016 while that of 5 to 19-year-old children and adolescents was over 340 million in the same period (WHO, 2019). The U.S. has not been immune to childhood obesity as the rates of obesity among 2 to 19-year-old populations are 18.5% (13.7 million). According to the Centers for Disease…..Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $15