Challenges can seem ever present in the health care field. Problems related to the quality of patient care, financial matters, technology, and interdisciplinary collaboration, for example, are often evident in organizations and professional groups.
In your role as a nurse leader-manager, it is important to consider challenges and how these translate into unmet needs. You can then create valuable change by addressing these unmet needs through strategic planning.
Through this Discussion, you may distinguish the focus for your Course Project. Your instructor and colleagues will provide feedback to help you refine your idea as you move forward.
By Day 3
Post an explanation of the unmet need that affects a specific group, unit, or organization that you would like to focus on for your Course Project. Share data from your historical analysis and forecasting, and identify stakeholders who should be included in the strategic planning process. Explain your vision for addressing this need at the organizational or systems level.
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