Strategic plan development
Develop a strategic plan for a department or division within a health care organization, taking a balanced scorecard approach. Nurse leaders will be increasingly called upon to collaborate in strategic planning as they partner in the redesign of health care in the United States (Institute of Medicine, 2011). To be an integral partner in health care redesign, nurse leaders must be able to leverage political power and data in strategic planning. Analytical tools, such as the balanced scorecard and SWOT analysis, are used to construct a solid, defensible strategic plan. This assessment provides an opportunity for you to develop both the knowledge and skills required for strategic planning, using a balanced scorecard approach. With insight into the importance of an organization’s political landscape and a comprehensive understanding of the priorities of the organization you are studying, you are well-prepared to develop a strategic plan for a department or division within that organization. Demonstration of Proficiency By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 3: Propose a strategic plan that integrates feedback from other disciplines and aligns with organizational priorities. Create a balanced scorecard for a department or division. Identify departmental strategic priorities. Evaluate the effects of organizational policies on departmental strategic priorities. Align departmental strategic priorities with elements of an organization’s strategic plan. Competency 4: Recommend policy changes that support a strategic plan. Evaluate the effects of organizational policies on departmental strategic priorities. Competency 5: Address assessment purpose in effective written or multimedia presentations, incorporating appropriate evidence and communicating in a form and style consistent with applicable professional and academic standards.