Public Administration

Homework #1: Article Critique Answer the following questions based on your readi

Homework #1: Article Critique
Answer the following questions based on your reading of Olivero et al. (1997) Olivero et al. (1997) – Alternative Formats . Review the detailed guidelines (page 1) and example article critique (page 2) in the following document: Homework #1 – Article Critique.docx Homework #1 – Article Critique.docx – Alternative Formats

I. Identify the research problem, hypothesis, and significance
A. What is the research problem?
B. What was the hypothesis?
C. What is the significance of the research?
II. Critique the validity of the underlying model of the program.
III. Describe and critique the research design employed, including:
A. The specific type of research design employed
B. The methods to gather information, including variables and measurements
C. The sample and respondents employed.
IV. Critique the design, results, and conclusions in terms of
Internal validity (be sure to identify and assess all eight threats)
External validity (identify and assess all six threats)
V. Provide at least four specific suggestions for improving the research design.
Be sure to review the detailed guidelines (page 1) and example article critique (page 2) in the attached word document/
Use the following text books as a reference however I don’t have a digital copy of them:
Johnson, G. (2014). Research Methods for Public Administrators. 3rd Edition. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0765637147.
Creswell, J. W., and Creswell, D. (2018). Research Design Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. 5th Edition, Sage. ISBN: 978-1-5063-8670-6
Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D., Christian, L. M. (2014). Internet, phone, mail and mixed-mode surveys: The tailored design method. 4th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1118456149.


trend in health care organizations’ use of HIPAA-compliant cloud infrastructure

trend in health care organizations’ use of HIPAA-compliant cloud infrastructure services from simple data storage to using the technology to lower costs, gain efficiencies, and even move on to tasks such as personalizing patient care, is becoming a common practice to enhance the patient experience. This is happening as the service offerings of cloud technology vendors such as Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Microsoft Azure, in particular, are constantly changing. Some health care organizations are hesitant to transition to a cloud-based infrastructure and still maintain patient privacy and HIPAA safeguards.
The purpose of this assignment is to gain an understanding of an organization’s transition from simple data storage to a cloud infrastructure.
Create a PowerPoint proposal for transitioning to a cloud infrastructure. The presentation should include detailed speaker notes and be 10-15 minutes in length if you were actually presenting.
Include the following in your PowerPoint presentation:
Overview of the proposal.
Introduction of a HIPAA-compliant cloud infrastructure.
Explain the risk impacts cloud providers have on health care operations (include advantages and disadvantages).
Recommendations for the Town of Grand Canyon are thorough and demonstrate how to resolve the deficiencies identified.
Recommendations for transitioning business processes to the cloud.
Explanation on how the cloud infrastructure maintains patient privacy securing ePHI.
Discuss the importance of cloud providers in health care.
References should be listed on the last slide of the presentation.


Conduct an interview with someone in an informatics role in a clinical setting.

Conduct an interview with someone in an informatics role in a clinical setting. Then, in a Microsoft Word document of 5-6 pages formatted in APA style, discuss each of the following criteria:
Role descriiption and education level required for the role.
Describe their views on how their role affects patient safety and improves the quality of patient care.
Describe the human factors faced in the role and other challenges.
Express insights gained from the interview.
Research and discuss the impact of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Safety Indicators and The Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals in your clinical setting
. Describe how these governing agencies influence delivery of direct patient care.
Research, discuss, and identify the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) utilized in your clinical setting. Be sure to get the perspective of your selected informatics professional during your interview.
On a separate references page, cite all sources using APA format.

Architecture, Building and Planning

You should utilize the systems thinking approach to analyze one of the following

You should utilize the systems thinking approach to analyze one of the following topic.
Topic of presentation-How to promote health and well-being in workplaces through environmental design.
You should submit one diagram in which all the components and their relationships to one another are shown. Also, you should submit a text in which they explain the whole diagram.
In your analysis, you should go as deep as you can. Here is an example of a shallow analysis:
Example 1: To reduce the environmental footprint in office buildings, we need to use materials that are sustainable.
The construction of any building can impact the environment in multiple ways. Among these are environmental pollution (water and air), consumption of resources (water, minerals, etc.), greenhouse gas emission, disturbing existing ecosystems, and so on. In Example 1, none of these factors are discussed. Here is a better example:
Example 2: To reduce the environmental footprint of an office building, we need to consider the following factors: (1) environmental pollution (water and air), (2) consumption of resources (water, minerals, etc.), (3) greenhouse gas emission, and (4) disturbing existing ecosystems. Office design can address any of these factors. For instance, the location of an office building in relation to the adjacent neighborhood is important. By locating an office in a neighborhood with diverse uses, people can address their daily needs (post office, restaurants, grocery shopping, etc.) within walking distance. Hence they do not need to use fossil fuels to get to a post office, for example. That way less amount of fossil fuel will be burned and consequently less amount of greenhouse gasses will be omitted. Less amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere can reduce the global warming effect and hence we can avoid the negative effects of global warming on the ecosystem. One example of the negative effects of global warming is the melting of glaciers. This can result in multiple negative consequences. First, as glaciers melt, the global sea level rises. Therefore, some of the cities that are built by sea can get underwater. The construction of these cities has had a huge cost on the environment and losing these constructions means that we need to construct new constructions. New constructions will result in an additional impact on the environment.
Second, as the glaciers melt, more surface of the soil will be exposed to solar energy. Since the soil is darker compared to ice, the soil absorbs more energy compared to ice. This will further increase the temperature of the atmosphere and accelerates the melting process of glaciers. As more glaciers melt, the global sea level will increase faster, and more built construction will submerge. This will further exacerbate the negative effect that was discussed in the previous point.
Example 2 is a better analysis because it traces a greater number of links in the chain of office buildings’ environmental impact. Of course, this analysis can be expanded much further. For example, we can talk about how placing an office building in a neighborhood with diverse use can encourage people to walk and how this additional physical activity can contribute to the health and well-being of people. In this assignment, you are supposed to go as deep as you can.
To understand a system, it is useful to create visual elements of various components and their relationship to one another. Thus, each team should create a diagram in which all the components and their relationships are shown.
An essay is also provided with this document. Make sure to read the attached document and also watch the videos that are provided in it. This will help you to refresh your mind on the systems thinking approach and also it introduces some tools that are necessary to complete this assignment.


Using Umberto Eco’s essay “Ur Fascism,” do you see any of his 14 points in conte

Using Umberto Eco’s essay “Ur Fascism,” do you see any of his 14 points in contemporary American
society? How do Timothy Schneider’s essays “On Tyranny” and “The American Abyss” reflect our contemporary historical, political, and cultural moment?
Timothy Snyder, “The American Abyss”
Umberto Eco: “Ur-Fascism”


Is Nursing an Art or Science? 1. Use the article below and one new (within three

Is Nursing an Art or Science?
1. Use the article below and one new (within three years), peer-reviewed scholarly outside resource to briefly and clearly describe four characteristics of nursing that you consider to be included in the science of nursing and four characteristics of nursing that you consider to be included in the art of nursing.
2. Your paper must include at least one reference from this week’s learning resources(article) and one new, current (within three years), peer-reviewed scholarly source from the internet that is not listed in the course material. It should be 2-3 pages long in APA style. There should be an introduction, body, and conclusion.
3. Be sure to cite and reference using APA 7th Edition.
4. Writing is clear, objective, formal and professional, grammar, spelling, and punctuation are correct.
5. There is internal consistency among descriiptions of each characteristic; characteristics are accurately described and explained. (Descriiption of one does not contradict another).
Article; course material/ learning resources
Vega, H. & Hayes, K. (2019). Blending the art and science of nursing. Nursing, 40 (9), 62-63.
Vega and Hayes seek to help students and new nurses to understand why nursing is both an art and a science and discuss how to best balance the two aspects of nursing.


Directions: Explore the Prezi about David Bethea’s “The Mythopoetic ‘Vectors’ of

Explore the Prezi about David Bethea’s “The Mythopoetic ‘Vectors’ of Russian Literature” at this link: Vectors of Russian Literature Choose two “vectors” about Russian culture and comment on them.
Use link to answer questions:
Questions: is there anything that seems unique to Russia? Are there any ways in which Russia and the US are similar? Different? Are there additional cultures and worldviews that would be interesting to compare and contrast to Russia? How so?


This assignment is important, as it continues the development of the organizatio

This assignment is important, as it continues the development of the organizational model started last week. Models are representations of reality; for example, a map is not the territory, but a map is useful when traveling or exploring over time. Additionally, developing models is helpful in gaining a better understanding of whatever is being modeled. To the extent that a model can be digitized, simulation may be possible to gain additional understanding of how the dynamics play out, instead of having just a static model. Software packages such as NetLogo, iThink, Stella, and to some extent, Excel, are useful in exploring systems dynamics over time.
Stocks are accumulators in this context; they are not financial instruments. In systems terms, stocks are inventories of raw materials, finished goods, cash on hand, the number of employees, and so on. Flows illustrate the material, information, and energy that are input to and from stocks.
Feedback loops are either positive (amplifying) or negative (goal-seeking) structures that affect flows and stocks. More specifically, flows represent the rate of change in stocks and are measured over time. For example, a company might have $1,000,000 cash on hand in a bank account earning 2% interest. A positive feedback loop would be adding the 2% interest to the account each time period and not taking anything out. The interest rate remains the same, but as 2% is continually added, the principle becomes larger, and the 2% of this larger amount becomes larger as well, thus increasing the size of the bank account. An example of a negative feedback loop is a company of 500 people looking to hire 20 more employees. Thus, 20 employees is the target, and people are hired until reaching 20.
Please include the following
Evaluate at least three stocks and associated flows in your selected organization.
Evaluate at least one positive feedback loop in your selected organization.
Evaluate at least two examples of how understanding stocks, flows, and feedback loops might improve decision making within the organization.
Meadows, D. H. (2008). Thinking in systems: A primer. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green.
Chapter 1, “The Basics” (pp. 11–34)
Chapter 2, “A Brief Visit to the Systems Zoo” (pp. 35–72)
Chapter 3, “Why Systems Work So Well” (pp. 75–85)
Woodlock, D. (2009). Introduction to system dynamics Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.
Woodlock, D. (2010). Introduction to stock and flow diagrams Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 8 minutes.
Note: Stocks in this context are not stocks as in stocks and bonds! Stocks are something that can be accumulated, and, yes, stocks can be accumulated or aggregated in a stock portfolio. Thus, while perhaps weird, you could have stock of stocks! But stock is an accumulation, not a financial instrument in this class and in systems science.


Scientific Methods In Week 1, you used the scientific method to design research

Scientific Methods
In Week 1, you used the scientific method to design research studies (basic and applied). Now you will select one of them (either the basic or the applied one) and build upon it using the skills you have developed since then. You are going to write the ‘introduction and background’ and the ‘method’ section of your study. Make sure that you review peer reviewed articles so that you can model your sections after those in peer reviewed journal articles. The background section of your study should be supported by at least 10 peer reviewed journal articles. Be sure to also specify your experimental and null hypothesis. In the method section, you will need to identify the methods of data collection, the participants, and the procedure for your study.
At the conclusion of these two sections you need to write a rationale for your study that includes the following:
Analyze the types of sources used and how these choices may affect results.
Justify why your chosen methods of data collection are the optimal choice.
Discuss what type of approach you chose (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, or both) and evaluate why you chose this approach.


Leadership & Emotional Intelligence Introduction: The advanced-level nurse must

Leadership & Emotional Intelligence
Introduction: The advanced-level nurse must be able to demonstrate intentional engagement in dynamic interprofessional teams to optimize patient can population-centered care, enhance the healthcare experience, and strengthen outcomes. S/he must demonstrate self-reflection, flexibility and personal and professional growth to sustain leadership capacity and lifelong personal well-being. S/he must be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions. These behaviors will allow the nurse leader to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Understanding the components of emotional intelligence will allow the nurse to grow personally and professionally in how their own emotions affect leadership situations. This module will focus on the components of emotional intelligence and guide the nurse in applying emotional intelligence to their leadership development.

Define emotional intelligence and the components that affect interpersonal communication.
Demonstrate understanding of behaviors that support or discourage emotional intelligence.
Explore strategies for the use of emotional intelligence in leadership.
Student Learning Outcomes
Translate evidence from nursing science as well as other sciences into practice.
Synthesize knowledge form nursing and other disciplines to inform education, practice, and research.
Use diverse sources of evidence to inform practice.
Lead the translation of evidence into practice.
Model ethical behaviors in practice and leadership roles.
Facilitate communication that promotes an interdisciplinary approach.
Foster a practice environment that promotes accountability for care outcomes.
Foster strategies that promote a culture of civility across a variety of settings.
Identify opportunities to lead with moral courage to influence team decision.
Model respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion of all team decision.Mentor others in their development of professional growth and accountability.

Reading and Lectures:
Required Reading
Dugué, D., Sirost O., & Dosseville, J. (2021). A literature review of emotional intelligence and nursing education. Nurse Education in Practice, (54)103124,
ISSN 1471-5953,
Carragher, J., & Gormley, K. (2017). Leadership and emotional intelligence in nursing and midwifery education and practice: A discussion paper. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(1), 85-96. doi:10.1111/jan.13141
George, J. M. (2000). Emotions and leadership: The role of emotional intelligence. Human Relations, 53(8), 1027-1055. doi:10.1177/0018726700538001
Gerardi, D. (2015). Conflict engagement: Emotional and social intelligence. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 115(8), 60-65. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000470407.66800.e8

Suggested Lectures on You Tube:
Strategies to Become more Emotionally Intelligent: Daniel Goleman
Most leaders don’t even know the game they are in: Simon Sinek
Websites to View:
Self awareness
Self regulation
Social Skills
Discussion Forum Assignment:
Emotional Intelligence (EI) Infographic Due February 16, 2023
This is a group assignment.
After completing the reading, create an infographic poster related to your assigned element of Emotional Intelligence using PowerPoint. This poster should be of professional academic quality that a nurse leader might post/share with staff/colleagues and demonstrate application of the student learning outcomes listed above..
Faculty will make the assignment of the EI element after you have created your groups in the Discussion Forum.
Complete a ONE-slide infographic poster that demonstrates the emotional intelligence (EI) element/domain assigned. Use the Downstate powerpoint template or its colors and logo.
Posters should be concise and include the following components as they relate to DNP Leadership practice:
Define emotional intelligence
Name and definition of the emotional intelligence element/domain
DNP leader actions/behaviors that demonstrate (3-5) the EI element/domain.
DNP leader actions/behaviors that are inconsistent (3-5) with EI/Domain
Team results/outcomes (3-5) that may be realized when the leadership actions/behaviors are implemented.
Include an interesting, unique, creative quote, motto ,mantra, quote (perhaps from the leader you are going to do a book report on).
Scholarly references in APA should be included on a second slide.
Each group member should comment in the DF on one other poster with a different element/domain.
Be sure to proofread your Poster for spelling/grammar and consistency in presentation of the required component. The poster/infographic should be academic quality, using the Downstate powerpoint template or the Downstate colors and logo. Include the list of all group members at the bottom of the Poster for proper recording of the completed assignment and grading.