Write a 700- to 1,050-word executive summary in which you:

  • Identify the mission and vision selected.
  • Explain the rationale for why you selected the mission and vision statements.
  • Identify the specific strengths of the mission and vision statement selected.
  • Identify the weaknesses of the mission and vision statements not selected.
  • Explain how the mission and vision drive the strategic plan for the health care organization.


Cite 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your summary.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.




         The Academic Success and Professional Development Plan created in this course is one strategy for including academic accomplishments in the development of professional goals. This plan is a vision blueprint, identifying tools and strategies to bridge scholarly work into professional success. This blueprint for success ensures preparation to bring visions into focus and make them a reality (Laureate Education, 2018a). The development of this plan so far has helped me identify key players in my network, academic tools available to help me succeed, and professional resources that enhance integrity of practice. The next step in the plan, before finalization, is the development of an academic portfolio. This in itself is another strategy that will bridge academic success into professional practice.   

           Creating an academic portfolio is an evidence-based strategy designed to merge academic success into the development of professional goals. With a complex and competitive job market, e-portfolios facilitate a new way for grad students to stand out in these technological times (Leahy & Filiatrault, 2017). Thanks to technology and e-portfolios, applicants can often make a first impression before ever having an initial face-to-face meeting. According to Burns (2018), three reasons to create a portfolio include self-promotion to show accomplishments, evidence of outcomes to display competencies, and structure and direction to describe professional goals. A nursing portfolio may contain several elements and can be tailored to emphasize top individual qualities and characteristics.

           These two strategies align with Walden University’s commitment to social change. The Academic Success and Professional Development Plan aligns with the social change emphasis when it includes areas for serving communities, building professions, and partnering with professional organizations (Laureate Education, 2018b). This plan helps translate a passion for social change into action steps that create social change. Walden University emphasizes the value of social change as well as the value of creating an academic e-portfolio. Students are more likely to create an academic e-portfolio when they understand the benefits (Ahmed & Ward, 2016). One of the benefits of academic e-portfolios is in connecting students with organizations that have a shared passion for a particular area of social change. For example, I can emphasize my passion for creating community resilience in my e-portfolio and send it to an organization that I know shares the same passion. An e-portfolio that illustrates a shared passion will likely give me a head-start in the interview process.


There is two different case studies and their plan of action all you need to do is respond back to both students because these are discussion board. like 1 and 1/2 paragraphs for each study

The client who I chose to do a mini nutritional assessment on is an 84-year-old male Caucasian male with a late stage of dementia. He is my grandfather and lives in my house with my family and I. He has been living with us for at least five years up to this point. This person is not at risk for malnutrition and is not malnourished. The MNA shows that he is actually in a normal range for his nutritional status. As you can see from the form attached, he is pretty much all within good ranges for each concept in regards to his nutrition. He has no pressure ulcers, he can feed himself, and with him living her with us we are constantly taking care of him and making sure he is getting enough of the needed nutrients and is safe and moving around frequently. He is in good spirits, just needs a little extra help sometimes.

Care Plan: Short-term Goals

  1. First short term goal would be to limit his sugar intake in the mornings. He has been seen consuming too much coffee cake/desserts/pie in the morning with his coffee while reading the paper.
  2. He is often uninterested in drinking water, so I think it would help him if he were to incorporate more glasses of water in his day/diet.

Care Plan: Long-term Goal

  1. One long-term goal that would be crucial for this person would be what will his future nutrition going to look like? Right now, with him being here constantly around a family member, he is getting his medications on time with water and food, he is getting at least 3 square meals a day, and he is getting good healthy meals during the day with snacks intermittently. At some point, he will require the need for professional help either in an assisted living center or a nursing home. It is a concern that he will not be given the proper amount of attention or adequate nutrition when in a place like that. So, a long-term goal for him in regards to his nutrition, would be to make sure that if he ever changes locations, he is monitored and helped very frequently in this area.


For right now, this patient does not need to be educated on how to feed himself and on how to eat/chew/swallow. He is sufficient in that area. He needs to be educated on why it is important to eat three meals a day and why it is important to drink enough water. The problem with him though is that with his dementia he forgets to do so, but if he has the help of our family he will continue to have adequate nutrition levels as he does now. Again, if he were to change locations, the staff would need to make sure he is being taken care of as we take care of him here. If this happens, I have no doubt he will meet these goals listed above and he will be able to successfully maintain optimum nutrition. He should be sure to stay away from beer, processed meats and cheeses, microwavable popcorn,  and white foods specifically since these foods are not good for dementia patients (Mole, 2018).

Follow-up Care

As stated earlier, right now this patient is not at nutritional risk. However, in a few weeks it would make sense to check again his levels and make sure he is still within proper range. When doing so, we can check to see if he is more hydrated, has clear urine, and this would help indicate that he has been drinking more water. Also, we can try to take away the coffee cakes in the morning to reduce the sugar intake. Giving him once slice and putting it away would be helpful and this could be a part of his education, as well as a part of the follow-up care. Lastly, follow-up care would involve checking with a professional to see if his nutrition is still normal if he switched locations. If he was still living with my family in a few weeks, we would check at his next doctor’s appointment to see if we are making sure we are doing a good job to keep his nutritional levels where they need to be.

The person that I interviewed is a 69 year old male. He is relatively active and does not show much if any signs of cognitive decline. His total MNA assessment score was 20, which puts him at risk for malnutrition. The main factors placing him at a risk for malnutrition are a moderate decrease in food intake leading to a loss of 4.5 lbs in the past 3 months. The patient does not have adequate intake of legumes or vegetables in his diet either. 

Short Term Goals

Increase his intake of legumes, fruits and vegetables to at least 2 servings per day. Especially his intake of vegetables as he has expressed that he does not eat very much vegetables at all.

Increase his overall food intake including well rounded, nutritious meals.

Long Term Goal

Gain back the 4.5 pounds that were lost due to decreases in food intake over the next 3 months.


Research has showed a direct link between the intake of fruits and vegetables to a reduced risk of mortality among older adults (Nicklett & Kadell, 2013). The patient should increase his intake of green, leafy vegetables as this will give him vitamin K which promotes blood clotting and reduce bone fragility. Increasing the patients intake of legumes will also be helpful to supply him with good energy for his daily activities as they are filled with carbohydrates. Increasing his legume intake will also provide him with his daily fiber which will help with digestion. The patient should continue being active as this will keep his mind sharp and promote healthy cognitive function. 

Follow Up Care

In 3 months, revisit the patient to see if he has accomplished his long term goal in gaining back the 4.5 pounds that he had lost from decreased food intake. Also, assess his diet and ensure that he is taking at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. 


 Practice problem is controlling pain at the end of life. PLEASE make sure this makes sense….if there are questions, let me know….this is discussion…..

Applying Measurement Tools to a Practice Problem

Conduct a collaboration interview with two or three key leaders in your practice setting to determine the measures for your practice problem and associated challenges impacting measurement for your practice problem (include confidentiality, anonymity, access issues, etc.). Perform an existing evidence review on your practice problem and search for evidence that demonstrates how your practice problem is measured across the country.

By Day 4

Post a description of the measures identified from the interviews, the challenges to obtaining the data that were discussed, and a summary of how this quality indicator is measured in the literature. Discuss any gaps in the data that were identified and additional sources that might be needed to obtain this data. Be sure to support your practice problem with the literature that indicates the relevance of this problem for nursing practice. Provide evidence from practice and data that is available.



Assignment 1)

Grading Rubric and Sample Table for this Discussion Question


Class after completing the assigned readings answer the following question

“In 300 words, Discuss how elimination complexities can affect the lives of patients and their families. Discuss the nurse’s role in supporting the patient’s psychological and emotional needs. Provide an example.” Use our text, other assigned readings and scholarly source to support your answer

Grading Rubric / Point Value for Each Part of Question

Discuss how elimination complexities impact patient/ family lives +2.5

Discuss the nurses role in supporting psychological/ emotional needs related to elimination problems +2.5

Provide an example of the complexity, the impact and the nurses role in providing support +2.5

Writing and APA +0.5

You may post your reply in narrative format or use the table below. Regardless of format, the post should be in written in your own words, and include citations and references of sources.


Elimination   complexities impact on patient and Family


Nurses supporting role related to   elimination complexities


Example   of a complexity, impact on patient family and nurse’s role in support





Whitney, S. GCU. (2020). Elimination Complexities. https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs410v/pathophysiology-clinical-applications-for-client-health/v1.1/#/chapter/3

Whitey, S. (2018). Elimination Complexities. In Pathophysiology: Clinical Applications for Client Health. Grand Canyon University (Ed.). https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs410v/pathophysiology-clinical-applications-for-client-health/v1.1/


Assignment 2)

After completing the assigned reading and reviewing the functional health pattern assessment form I posted answer the following question:

In 300 words, Discuss how functional patterns help a nurse understand the current and past state of health for a patient. Using a condition or disease associated with an elimination complexity, provide an example.

*** Grading Rubric and Point Value for Each Part of the Question***

Discuss how functional health patterns are used by the nurse to understand patient’s history and current health +2.5

Choose a condition associated with elimination complexity +2

Provide examples of data you might enter on the functional health patterns assessment +3

Writing organization and APA +0.5

You can complete the question in narrative format or use the table below.


Describe   how nurses use functional health patterns to understand patient’s history and   current health


Choose an elimination complexity


Provide   examples of data you might enter on the functional health patterns assessment   for the patient with the chosen elimination complexity


Read “Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate Decline and Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease in Type 2 Diabetes,” by Megumi et al., from PLOS ONE (2018).



 Read “Acute Kidney Failure,” located on the Mayo Clinic website.




 Read “Kidney Failure (Symptoms, Signs, Stages, Causes, Treatment, and Life Expectancy),” by Wedro, located on the MedicineNet website.




Assignment 3

CAT Question #1 Critical Thinking Functional Health Patterns


Class in 250 words reflect on the nursing process – Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (ADPIE) Discuss how assessment leads to formulating nursing diagnosis and plans of care. How might the functional health patterns assessment be used in assessment, planning and formulating diagnosis? Do you see it as an assessment tool/ gathering data or clustering it for use?



Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, as defined by the World Health Organization. Nationally, there is growing interest in preventing health problems and promoting behaviors that improve individual and community health. The challenge is to use what has been learned about effective strategies to prevent health adversities and to encourage the widespread and consistent practice of healthy behaviors.

Due to changing family conditions and numbers of students attending school with health problems, the traditional role of providing assessment and screening for all students has broadened to include a focus on the physical condition of younger students, as well as substance abuse, early pregnancy, and sexually transmitted disease among older students. School health encompasses a range of activities that promote and protect student health. (http://www.maine.gov/education/sh/contents/)

  1. In your opinion how much responsibility should public schools take for the health of their students? 
  2. Would you consider that public schools with a fairly strong and active health program are crossing over from the business of just an educator to that of a public health/health care provider? 
  3. Who should pay for these additional services and programs for our children?


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