Assignment: Creating a FlowchartWorkflow analysis aims to determine workflow patterns that maximize the effective use of resources and minimize activities that do not add value. There are a variety of tools that can be used to analyze the workflow of processes and clarify potential avenues for eliminating waste. Flowcharts are a basic and commonly used workflow analysis method that can help highlight areas in need of streamlining.In this Assignment, you select a common event that occurs regularly in your organization and create a flowchart representing the workflow. You analyze the process you have diagrammed and propose changes for improvement.To prepare:Identify a common, simple event that frequently occurs in your organization that you would like to evaluate.Consider how you would design a flowchart to represent the current workflow.Consider what metrics you would use to determine the effectiveness of the current workflow and identify areas of waste.To complete:Write a 3- to 5-page paper which includes the following:Create a simple flowchart of the activity you selected. (Review the Sample Workflow of Answering a Telephone in an Office document found in this weeks Learning Resources for an example.)Next, in your paper:Explain the process you have diagrammed.For each step or decision point in the process, identify the following:Who does this step? (It can be several people.)What technology is used?What policies and rules are involved in determining how, when, why, or where the step is executed?What information is needed for the execution of this step?Describe the metric that is currently used to measure the soundness of the workflow. Is it effective?Describe any areas where improvements could occur and propose changes that could bring about these improvements in the workflow.Summarize why it is important to be aware of the flow of an activity.Remember to include a cover page, introduction, and summary for your paper.By Day 7 of Week 8Submit the Assignment.Note: This paper will serve as the Portfolio Assignment for the course.SEE GRADING RUBRIC!!!Quality of Work Submitted:The extent of which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.27 (27%) – 30 (30%)Assignment exceedsexpectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptionalbreadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.24 (24%) – 26 (26%)Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50% containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.21 (21%) – 23 (23%)Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed or inadequately addressed.0 (0%) – 20 (20%)Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics are either not addressed or inadequately addressed.Quality of Work Submitted:The purpose of the paper is clear.5 (5%) – 5 (5%)A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria.4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Purpose of the assignment is vague or off topic.0 (0%) – 3 (3%)No purpose statement was provided.Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:The extend to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:Understand and interpret the assignment’s key concepts.9 (9%) – 10 (10%)Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts.8 (8%) – 8 (8%)Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts.7 (7%) – 7 (7%)Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts.0 (0%) – 6 (6%)Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics.Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:The extend to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources.18 (18%) – 20 (20%)Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2-3 course resources to suppport point of view.16 (16%) – 17 (17%)Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 2-3 course resources to support major points and point of view.14 (14%) – 15 (15%)Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support major points and point of view.0 (0%) – 13 (13%)Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resoruce to support major points and point of view.Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:The extend to which the work reflects the student’s ability to:Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.18 (18%) – 20 (20%)Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice.16 (16%) – 17 (17%)Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not synthesize.14 (14%) – 15 (15%)Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas unclear and/or underdeveloped.0 (0%) – 13 (13%)Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies.Written Expression and FormattingParagraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 80% of the time.3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 60%- 79% of the time.0 (0%) – 3 (3%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity < 60% of the time.Written Expression and FormattingEnglish writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation5 (5%) - 5 (5%)Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.4 (4%) - 4 (4%)Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.0 (0%) - 3 (3%)Contains many (= 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the readers understanding.Written Expression and FormattingThe paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.5 (5%) - 5 (5%)Uses correct APA format with no errors.4 (4%) - 4 (4%)Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.0 (0%) - 3 (3%)Contains many (= 5) APA format errors.Total Points: 100Name: NURS_5051_Week8_ Application_ RubricGrading Criteria
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