Directions for Part 1
Review the Direct Care Project Overview above.
View the Direct Care Project Part 1 Tutorial (Click here to view) (Links to an external site.).
Download the Direct Care Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis template under Templates below.
Please address the following areas on the provided template:
State the clinical certification and target population including setting that were approved by your instructor in the Week 2: Direct Care Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis Check-In.
Thorough discussion of why this certification was selected in relationship to the selected setting
Describe the criteria for selected clinical certification
Process to obtain clinical certification
Cost of application and testing
Requirements prior to certification
Renewal time and process
Required items for renewal
Provide APA reference for one peer-reviewed scholarly professional nursing journal article connecting patient outcomes, certification, and leadership skills.
From Chamberlain Library
CINAHL or ProQuest
Note: Do not use CINAHL Guides or Evidence-Based Care Sheets
Full Text only
No more than 5 years old
Include the permalink
For more information on finding Permalinks in the Chamberlain Library, see Learn the Library and Finding Permalinks (Links to an external site.)
Reference must be use APA format including author(s), year, article title, journal name, volume number, issue number, page numbers, italics, parentheses, punctuation, double line spacing, and hanging indent. Include DOI if available.
Summarize findings of article
Summarize the key points of the selected peer-reviewed scholarly professional nursing journal article in one or two paragraphs.
Be clear and concise.
Discuss how patient outcomes in the selected setting could be improved by certified nurses.
Discuss how certification can impact leadership skills in the selected setting.
Identify a problem (diagnosis) based on your assessment
Important: The problem you identify will be utilized in Parts 2, 3, and 4 of the Direct Care Project.
Write the problem diagnosis (See template)
Submit template through the Submit Assignment button on this page.
Direct Care Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis Template (Download here) (Links to an external site.)
Please use your browser’s File setting to save or print this page.
Use the template provided. If the template is not used, a deduction will be applied. See rubric below.
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
One reference needed
Cite reference in APA format