Assignment 2: case study—shortage of nurses

Assignment 2: Case Study—Shortage of Nurses

Writing Assignment

Read the Businessweek Case: A Critical Shortage of Nurses from chapter 2 in your text book. Use the Argosy University online library for additional research, and do the following:

  • In 1-2 paragraphs, summarize the case and your research that relates to the case.
  • Based on your research, explain at least three trends which you believe are contributing to the nursing shortage. Justify your response.
  • Based on your research, explain at least three HR trends and practices which might help hospitals recruit and retain enough nurses. Justify your response.
  • Explain the skills and knowledge an HR Manager needs in a hospital and how these skills and knowledge can be used to help attract and retain nurses.

Write a 3-page paper in Word format. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. Utilize at least three outside resources, one of which may be your text book, in formulating your response.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M2_A2. doc.

By Wednesday, March 26, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Clearly and concisely summarized the case and research that relates to the case in 1-2 paragraphs.

10

Identified, explained, and justified at least three trends affecting the nursing shortage.

25

Identified, explained, and justified at least three HR trends and practices which might help hospitals recruit and retain enough nurses.

25

Summarized impression of services and operations of local hospital and identified and explained in detail the knowledge and skills needed to actually fill the role of an HR Manager in the hospital.

25

Applied current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references. Supported assertions with examination of evidence by using appropriate sources (at least 3). Demonstrated a thorough and complete understanding of the concepts.

15

Total:

100

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