Assignment: NR 392 Personal PDSA Worksheet
The purpose of this assignment is for learners to understand and apply the PDSA steps using a personal example of an issue where quality could be improved.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcome:
CO 1: Describe the role of the BSN nurse in collaborative quality improvement. (POs 2 and 7)
CO 2: Utilize evidence-based processes in nursing quality improvement. (PO 8)
Late Assignment Policy
If the assignment is not submitted by due date, a late deduction will be applied. See rubric below.
You will be applying the PDSA to an identified personal situation or problem that needs improvement. This is very similar to the example in Lesson 2.
Download the required Week 2 PDSA Worksheet below.
Save it to your computer with the file name: Your Last Name NR392 Week 2 PDSA Worksheet.docx
Select a personal situation or problem that you are experiencing that needs improvement. It can be home or work related.
Complete the worksheet. Worksheet contents include:
Needs to be a measurable goal addressing what, when, how much, and for whom.
Describe the situation and problem that needs improvement.
Describe the change that should be implemented and the predicted outcome.
Identify who will be involved in implementing and evaluating the change.
Describe how the outcomes will be evaluated.
Identify when this implementation will begin and the target date for completion.
Describe the implementation in detail including any problems or unexpected events that occurred.
Describe in detail the outcome(s) of the implementation and how the problem was improved or not improved.
Identify whether the goal met by the target date or delayed.
Describe how the actual outcome compared to the predicted outcome.
If the problem improved, describe how it will be maintained in the future. If the problem was not improved, describe how the plan will change in the next PDSA cycle. Plans should be detailed, realistic, and contain at least two actions.
Submit worksheet by due date.
Please reach out to your instructor with any questions or concerns.
Week 2 PDSA Worksheet (Links to an external site.)
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Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
Use the rubric as a final check prior to submission to ensure all content is clearly addressed.
Scholarly Sources and Citations
Scholarly sources are not required for the Week 2 PDSA Worksheet.
Note: Scholarly sources will be required in the Week 6 PDSA assignment.