Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 4
The mission and vision are critical for the success of any organization. For the College of St. Catherine, change is imperative for better healthcare outcomes. McLaughlin wishes to start a successful graduate nursing program. There is a need for the graduate nursing department to create a program for their trainees. Essentially. McLaughlin believes that The College of St. Catherine would deliver quality healthcare with trained physicians. However, he anticipated the institution’s mission and vision would inform health care reforms. The organization’s mission gives the purpose of The College of St. Catherine. The mission is to “educate women to lead and influence (THORP, 2000).” The mission is supported by a vision to train a competent and morally upright citizen. As such, the vision and mission focus on building the integrity and leadership of students. However, the current reforms insist on training more nurse practitioners. The College of St. Catherine’s current strategy is towards the vision and mission. Therefore, their goals and objectives are in line with their mission. There is a high likelihood that the organization will invest fewer resources and time in ideas against their core mission. Irrespective of the idea’s (a clinic of their own) positive results, The College of St. Catherine will only focus on educating women to lead and influence.
The College of St. Catherine is founded on strong Catholic Heritage. For years, the institution has produced graduates who have had a huge impact on society. The institution’s purpose of produce and prepare students who are morally upright and effective leaders. As such, they value the impact their students have on their society and the entire world. Evidence shows that the student’s body has transformed over the past few years. The institution has adjusted its diversity of students and source of fee payment. In this case, the Nursing Department, under the guidance of Alice Swan, wishes to establish a nurse-practitioner-run clinic at the institution. The clinic will be operated by a dedicated nurse practitioner and improve student’s development. Nurse practitioners have run a community-based clinic for years (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, 2018). The results are better health outcomes. As such, a healthcare clinic at The College of St. Catherine will serve the students, faculty, and community. The institution needs to overcome the economic disadvantage. Thus, a clinic will increase its financial resources. Just like its leadership in Liberal Arts College, The College of St. Catherine can be a leader in training nurses. The institution has strong interdisciplinary learning and teaching backed by innovative technology that can be employed to foster change. Through its new leadership, the nursing department can foster and maintain the necessary change.
Currently, The College of St. Catherine’s context is to have a better outlook in the view of its surrounding community. Their nursing department has initiated 20 programs, but they lack health profession programs. Their students engage with more than 400 clinics annually for internships. Therefore, they are facing strong pressure to innovate and improve the credentials of their graduates. After close examination, the Nursing Department has concluded that they can achieve their goals through their own clinic. This is the current situation at the institution. Therefore, the context will not act as an obstacle but rather as a motivation (Bernerth, 2017). The institution’s own clinic will improve its credibility to the community, strengthen its student’s credentials, and offer an alternative source of finances. As such, the current situation will motivate the nursing faculty and entire institution to invest in change.
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