Shortage of nurses Homework 2
Shortage of nurses Homework 2
Read the Business week 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.
Assume you are the HR Manager of your local hospital. Summarize your impressions on their services and operations and suggest to them how you might support the hospital’s ability to attract and retain nurses. Explain the HRM skills and knowledge you need to actually fill the role of the HR Manager in this hospital.
Write a 2-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, January 15, 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
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.