Module 1 Assignment: Personal Improvement Project Report
Paper details:
To Prepare:
Review any Instructor feedback from your Personal Improvement Project Outline, and consider any suggestions you may have received from your Instructor and colleagues in the Week 3 Discussion.
Reflect on the experience you have gained with the improvement process and how it may apply to a professional quality improvement project.
The Assignment (45 pages, not counting tables, graphs, diagrams, and charts):
Part 1: Aim

Clearly state the aim of your project.
Part 2: Process Analysis
Consider the process leading to the results that you aimed to improve. Create a process map to identify the steps in the process and identify the people (other than you) who were involved in the process.
Part 3: Measurement
Describe the data collection method used, including an explanation of what you measured and how. Be specific.
Present the data in a table, graph, diagram, run chart, or XmR chart.
Part 4: Changes
There is a saying, Not all change leads to improvement, but all improvement leads to change. Explain the changes you made based on the data. What worked? What didnt work?
Part 5: Reflection and Application
Reflect on your Personal Improvement Project and what you learned.
Explain how you will maintain ongoing improvement in this area long-term.
Explain how you could use knowledge from this experience to facilitate both a unit-level and an organization-level change in a nursing workplace. Be specific and provide examples.
Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example of those required elements (available at All papers submitted must use this formatting.

Johnson, J. K., & Sollecito, W. A. (2020). McLaughlin & Kaluznys continuous quality improvement in health care (5th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Chapter 3, Integrating Implementation Science Approaches Into Continuous Quality Improvement (pp. 50105)
Stausmire, J. M., & Ulrich, C. (2015, December). Making it meaningful: Finding quality improvement projects worthy of your time, effort, and expertise. Critical Care Nurse, 35(6), 5761. Retrieved from
Attached is the first assignment associated with this topic. The initial writer did a horrible job, so you’ll have to make revisions. Meaning, I’m including it so that you know what part one encompassed.
Below is the instructions provided for the first assignment to help you get a clear idea.
Before engaging in any given project, it is helpful to have a plan. An outline allows you to map out the steps of your project and foresee any challenges you may experience along the way. It also can serve as a checkpoint. As you are collecting and analyzing your data in later weeks, you may want to return to your outline and check that you are addressing what you had intended. For this Journal, you will create an outline of your Personal Improvement Project to guide you both in carrying out the project and in synthesizing the results for your Module 1 Assignment.

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To Prepare:
Download the Project Outline Template from the Learning Resources.
Journal (1 page)
Using the Project Outline Template, develop an initial outline of your Personal Improvement Project that addresses each part of the Assignment.