Assigment: Licensed practical nurses
Apply principles of professional identity and professionalism.
Student Success Criteria
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You are making a staffing assignment knowing that you are short staffed. You have five registered nurses (RNs), two licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and two nursing assistants. Those nine employees need to provide a 12-hour shift of services to 30 number of clients with a high acuity required to a ratio of nurse to client at 1:3.
Client acuity level
Six acuity level 1
Eight acuity level 2
Nine acuity level 3
Seven acuity level 4
You will use the acuity-based staffing model to develop the staffing assignment based on the needs of the clients and a template has been created to use (see resources below).
As you create this assignment, include the following in an email to your manager to justify your short staffing plan:
Complete the staffing assignment based on the acuity level.
Defend how you would direct the staff to their assigned roles for this shift and provide a rationale for the staffing assignment.
Describe how you would communicate with each level of care provider to assure the best outcomes possible.
Address how you would assure client equity in the delivery of services.
Reflect on how you, as a nursing leader, created the staffing assignment based on your core professional values.
Describe your professional identity characteristics that supported your decision for the staffing assignment.
Provides stated ideas with professional language and attribution for credible sources with correct APA citation, spelling, and grammar.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
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