Nursing Evaluation Plan

Nursing Evaluation Plan

Introduction

Developing an evaluation pan will require that the expected changes be understood right from the start of the implementation process. This is in line with the current situation in nursing profession and the proposed changes in the implementation plan hoped to improve on the overall health care delivery especially in matters touching of nurse staffing. Understanding the importance of the changes indicated is very important as this is what will help in understanding whether the changes involved are either positive or negative to favor patient outcome or not. It is important to understand that communication is a very essential tool when it comes to evaluation of a project or plan that is being implemented as it is the only way that progress will be reported for review and amendment (“The Nursing Process”, 2016).  It is through communication that all stakeholders will be updated on the progress for them to determine the probability of attaining the set goals within the stipulated time frame.

Evaluation will be based on data collected from the hospitals and from the patients after the indicated changes has been facilitated. This will try to compare the new patient experience after the changes with what they experienced there before. This will give details of the efficiency they encounter while accessing nursing services from Registered nurses in public hospital. The overall satisfaction of the Registered nurses in the hospitals will also be evaluated to determine if there is any progress. This will give details of what the government is doing to increase the salary and benefit packages of the nurses. Efforts to increase the number of Registered nurses in hospitals will also be assessed (Joshi, 2012). Any positivity in these changes will indicate that the goals will be surely meant and that this will finally improve the patient outcome which is currently deteriorating.

Methods of Evaluation

Determining the Specific Areas of Improvement

Making an overall improvement in the nursing sector is a lengthy and involving process that requires time and effort. This means that it is a bit hard to make a comprehensive improvement within a short time that is set for the implementation process. This will require that priority be given to certain areas of improvements that are a bit urgent to address the various challenges facing the nursing profession in the recent times (Specialties, 2016). This selection is also attached to the fact that resources are always limited and giving priority to some areas of improvement is a timely strategy that will fasten the improvement process hoped for this plan. Success in improving particular phases will be an indication that the measures put in place are viable and suitable for the implementation plan. It is after successful implementation of one phase that the stakeholders will move to the next one in order of urgency.

Pilot Studies to Assess the Implementation process

This will involve studying the current nursing situation in hospitals using the study design that was used previously to indicate the challenges faced. This will not be extensive like the main research study and will only be limited to areas where changes have been implemented to assess the impact of the changes that were introduced. This will help to determine the rate of the improvement process to match with the time frame set. This will also help to identify particular issues that need to be addressed if they are determined to affect the improvement process. The results of this pilot study will be predetermined to make sure that the exact outcome is achieved.

 

Assessing Future Challenges and Opportunities

The implementation process is hoped to experience certain challenges that have the potential of delaying the attainment of the goals should it happen that they are not addressed on time. Identifying these challenges will be very important as they will form a basis on which additional improvements are made on the current plan to favor the overall improvement process (“The Ten Steps of Action Planning  | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality”, 2016). Some of these challenges are deeply hidden to an extent that they could not be identified during the main research but this is the time they will be revealed. Addressing them at this stage is very timely as it will make sure that the future of health care in relation to nursing profession is very safe and efficient.

It is also important to take into consideration the opportunities that are revealed during the implementation process. This will involve taking interest in those positive opportunities that arise and have a potential of making positive change in nursing sector even if they were not included from the start. Where possible, these opportunities should be incorporated in the implementation plan to enjoy their benefits or should be scheduled for another` improvement phase if the schedule is tight or the budget is limited (“Nursing Process: Purpose and Steps – Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com”, 2016). Most important is to note that it is very hard to solve all the problems at once and that it will require time to have everything changed despite the fact that all the indicated challenges will be implemented. It is through a clear understanding and responding to the challenges that arise that will favor the attainment of the set goals at the end of it all.

 

 

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