How dose unstable angina pectoris differ from stable angina pectoris?

Study guide

1. How dose unstable angina pectoris differ from stable angina pectoris?

A. Unstable angina pectoris manifests in electrocardiogram (ECG) changes only

B. Unstable angina pectoris is not relieved by periods of rest unstable angina pectoris is not as serious as stable angina.

C. Unstable angina pectoris is not relieved by periods of rest.

D. Unstable angina pectoris is not as serious as stable angina.

2. A client diagnosed with heart failure reports a feeling of dizziness upon standing, which of the following term is describe client is feeling?

A. Contraindication

B. Sign

C. Symptom

D. Objective data

3. Which of the following can occur with clients who have hyponatremia?

A. The loss of more than sodium

B. A grain of more sodium than water

C. Extreme thirst

D. Potentially brain swelling.

4. Epidemiologist classify vaccinations as which level of disease prevention?

A. Primary prevention

B. Secondary prevention

C. Tertiary prevention

D. Second level prevention

5. Which of the following would the nurse expect to see in client experiencing hypoventilation?

A. increased oxygenation in the alveoli

B. increased carbon dioxide in the bloodstream

C. decreased hemoglobin in the bloodstream

D. decreased carbon dioxide in the alveoli

6. A patient has acute respiratory failure (ARF). Which of the following would the nurse expert to find?

A. Alkalosis and hyperventilation

B. Hypoxemia and hypercapnia

C. Alkalosis and high potassium

D. Elevated sodium and acidosis

7. Intracellular fluid contains higher concentration of which of the following?

A. Magnesium

B. Sodium

C. Chloride

D Bicarbonate

8. Which of the following electrolytes and as an electrolyte pool?

A. Brain

B. Bone

C. Kidneys

D. Nails

9. What is the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes?

A. Overproductions od insulin from the beta cells of the pancreas.

B. Destruction of the beta cells within the pancreas, resulting in an inability to produce insulin.

C. Loss of insulin receptors on the target cells, resulting in insulin resistance.

D. A pituitary tumor in the brain, resulting in increased antidiuretic hormone production.

10. What clinical manifestation would the nurse expect to find in a client who is experiencing anaphylaxis?

A. Dilated bronchioles, constriction of peripheral blood vessels, decreased capillary permeability.

B. Asthma, deep vein thrombosis, encephalopathy

C. Narrowing of the bronchioles, dilation of the peripheral blood vessels, increased capillary permeability.

D. Left-sided heart failure, pulmonary embolism, urinary tract infection.

11. Which of the following describes the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis (MS)?

A. Demyelination of the neurons in the central system

B. Decreased production of dopamine in the central nervous system

C. Clotting and bleeding disorders

D. Destruction of acetylcholine receptors on muscle cells

12. What is the most sensitive indicator of altered brain function?

A. The ability to perform complex mathematics.

B. Altered level of consciousness.

C. The lack of level of cerebrospinal fluid production

D. Intact cranial nerve functions

13. Which of the following cause a client to have a mechanical bowel obstruction?

Opioid analgesic administration

A diet low in fiber

Intussusception

Clostridium difficulties infection

14. A client is bleeding platelets within the bloodstream begin aggregating to prevent further blood lose. Platelet aggregation is one of the steps of which of the following processes?

A. Homokinetic

B. Homokinetic

C. Hemostasis

D. Homeostasis

15. What of the following best describes sepsis?

A. An overwhelming allergic reaction

B. Sever inflammatory response to a pathogen.

C. Unknown cause resulting in hypertension.

D. Poor nursing and health care provider interventions.

16. What is the goal for treating sepsis?

A. To identify the cause and treat.

B. Offer antibiotics if the client asks.

C. Restore cognitive functioning.

D. Restore kidney function

17. Which of the following are causes of obstructive shock? (select all that Apply )

A. Spinal cord injury

B. Pulmonary embolism

C. Cardiac tamponade

D. Tension pneumothorax

E. Hemorrhage

18. Which of the following is not a clinical manifestation of leukemia and lymphoma?

A. Fatigue

B. Increased risk of bleeding

C. Increased risk of infections

D. Increased energy and strength

19. FUNCTIONAL PROCESS in the chain of infection describes the source (living or nonliving) of an infection agent?

A. Reservoir

B. Mode of transmission

C. Portal of exit

D. Susceptible

21. Which of the following would the nurse expect to see in client experiencing hypoventilation?

A. increased oxygenation in the alveoli

B. Increased carbon dioxide in the bloodstream

C. Decreased in the bloodstream.

D. decreased carbon dioxide in the alveoli.

1. A client diagnosed with heart failure displays bilateral pitting edema of the lower extremities. Which of the following terms is used to describe this finding?

A. Contraindication

B. sign

C. Symptom

D. Subjective data

4.Which of the following can occur with clients who have hyponatremia?

A. The loss of more than sodium

B. A grain of more sodium than water

C. Extreme thirst

D. Potentially brain swelling.

When arterial pressure declines the kidneys secrete a hormone to increase blood pressure and peripheral resistance. What the hormone called?

A. Renin?

B. Antidiuretic hormone

C. Atrial natriuretic

D. Erythropoietin

Epidemiologists classify vaccinations as which level of disease prevention?

A. Primary prevention?

B. Secondary prevention

C. Tertiary prevention

D. Second level prevention

Which of the following can occur with clients who have hyponatremia?

A. The loss of more water than sodium

B. A gain of more sodium than water

C. extreme thirst

D. potentially fatal brain swelling.

Study guide

1.

How dose unstable angina pectoris differ from stable angina

pectoris?

A.

Unstable angina pectoris manifests in electrocardiogram (ECG)

changes only

B.

Unstable angina pectoris is not relieved by periods of rest unstable

angina pectoris is not as serious as stable angina.

C.

Unstable angina pectoris is not relieved by periods of rest.

D.

Unstable angina pectoris is not as serious as stable angina.

2.

A cli

ent diagnosed with heart failure reports a feeling of

dizziness upon standing, which of the following term is describe

client is feeling?

A. Contraindication

B. Sign

C. Symptom

D. Objective data

3.

Which of the following can occur with clients who have

hy

ponatremia?

A. The loss of more than sodium

Study guide

1. How dose unstable angina pectoris differ from stable angina

pectoris?

A. Unstable angina pectoris manifests in electrocardiogram (ECG)

changes only

B. Unstable angina pectoris is not relieved by periods of rest unstable

angina pectoris is not as serious as stable angina.

C. Unstable angina pectoris is not relieved by periods of rest.

D. Unstable angina pectoris is not as serious as stable angina.

2. A client diagnosed with heart failure reports a feeling of

dizziness upon standing, which of the following term is describe

client is feeling?

A. Contraindication

B. Sign

C. Symptom

D. Objective data

3. Which of the following can occur with clients who have

hyponatremia?

A. The loss of more than sodium

Evaluation And Management (E/M) And Management (E/M)

Insurance coding and billing is complex, but it boils down to how to accurately apply a code, or CPT (current procedural terminology), to the service that you provided. The payer then reimburses the service at a certain rate. As a provider, you will have to understand what codes to use and what documentation is necessary to support coding.

For this Assignment, you will review evaluation and management (E/M) documentation for a patient and perform a crosswalk of codes from DSM-5 to ICD-10.

To Prepare

  • Review this week’s Learning Resources on coding, billing, reimbursement.
  • Review the E/M patient case scenario provided.
The Assignment
  • Assign DSM-5 and ICD-10 codes to services based upon the patient case scenario.

Then, in 1–2 pages address the following. You may add your narrative answers to these questions to the bottom of the case scenario document and submit altogether as one document.

  • Explain what pertinent information, generally, is required in documentation to support DSM-5 and ICD-10 coding.
  • Explain what pertinent documentation is missing from the case scenario, and what other information would be helpful to narrow your coding and billing options.
  • Finally, explain how to improve documentation to support coding and billing for maximum reimbursement.
By Day 7 of Week 2

Submit your Assignment.

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Assignment 2: Study Plan

Can you imagine an athlete deciding to run a marathon without training for the event? Most ambitious people who have set this goal will follow a specific training plan that will allow them to feel confident and prepared on the big day. Similarly, if you want to feel confident and prepared for your certification exam, you should create and follow a plan that will thoroughly prepare you for success.

In this Assignment, you will review the study plan that you developed in NRNP 6665, and revise your plan as necessary, which will serve as the road map for you to follow to attain your certification.

To Prepare
  • Reflect on the study plan you created in NRNP 6665. Did you accomplish your SMART goals? What areas of focus still present opportunities for growth?
The Assignment
  • Revise your study plan summarizing your current strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop 3–4 new SMART goals for this quarter and the tasks you need to complete to accomplish each goal. Include a timetable for accomplishing them and a description of how you will measure your progress.
  • Describe resources you would use to accomplish your goals and tasks, such as ways to participate in a study group or review course, mnemonics and other mental strategies, and print or online resources you could use to study.

MHA520 Module 2 Case-HEALTHCARE FINANCE POLICY IN THE U.S.

REQUIRED READING: Blumberg, L. J. & Holahan, J. (2019, March) The pros and cons of single-payer health plans. The Urban Institute. Retrieved from Link: https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/99918/pros_and_cons_of_a_single-payer_plan.pdf

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

The Affordable Care Act was one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever enacted regarding health care in the United States. It continues to be a contentious policy and will likely have some kind of modifications made to it or a new policy to replace it.

Review Longest Appendix 1 and the RAND document in the background materials. Choose one of the options listed below from the RAND report and write a persuasive essay on why this is the best policy choice to pursue.

  • Repealing the ACA with No Replacement
  • Replacing ACA with a Single Payer Plan
  • The Patient CARE Act
  • The American Health Care Act
  • Modifying the ACA (Please note that there are several suggested ways to modify the ACA. You may choose one or multiple ones to address.) (RAND, n.d.)

You must do additional research. Be sure that you are using scholarly, academic, and government sources to support your position. Keep in mind that this is not an opinion piece, but a supported persuasive essay.

In drafting your paper, you must use the outline presented at the following link:

Laviolette, J. (n.d.) Persuasive essay outline. HCC Learning Web. Retrieved from https://learning.hccs.edu/faculty/jason.laviolette/persuasive-essay-outline

SLP Assignment Expectations

  1. Conduct additional research to gather sufficient information to justify/support your analysis.
  2. Limit your response to a maximum of 4 pages (title and reference page is not included in page number count).
  3. Support your paper with peer-reviewed articles, with at least 3 references. Use the following link for additional information on how to recognize peer-reviewed journals:
    Angelo State University Library. (n.d.). Library guides: How to recognize peer-reviewed (refereed) journals. Retrieved from https://www.angelo.edu/services/library/handouts/peerrev.php
  4. You may use the following source to assist in formatting your assignment:
    Purdue Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). General APA guidelines. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
  5. For additional information on reliability of sources, review the following source:
    Georgetown University Library. (n.d.). Evaluating internet resources. Retrieved from https://www.library.georgetown.edu/tutorials/research-guides/evaluating-internet-content
  6. This assignment will be graded based on the content in the rubric.

Nutrition plays an essential role in supporting fitness and exercise. If you increase your level of physical activity, your need for nutrients and calories will also increase.

Nutrition plays an essential role in supporting fitness and exercise. If you increase your level of physical activity, your need for nutrients and calories will also increase. In addition, the foods you eat before and after you exercise will have an impact on your performance during the physical activity and on your recovery afterward.

Perform some library research, and -In a 2 1/2 page paper, written in APA format using proper spelling/grammar, address the following:

-Describe the importance of pre- and post-exercise nutrition choices. Provide examples of foods that are appropriate selections for each category.

-Explain how foods and nutrients (including fluids and electrolytes) help improve a person’s performance during physical activity and their recovery afterward.

-Consider your responses to items 1 and 2 above, and suggest an appropriate nutritional plan for a physically active person. Be sure to explain what the person should consume in an average day to support their caloric and nutritional needs.

-Cite at least 2 credible references and present the resources in APA format on the References page

Describe how you achieved each course competency including at least one example of new knowledge gained related to that competency

Areas for reflection:

· Describe how you achieved each course competency including at least one example of new knowledge gained related to that competency

· Describe how you achieved the transferable skill,  Communication , including at least one example of new knowledge gained related to the transferable skill

· Describe how this new knowledge will impact your nursing practice.

Course Competencies

· Describe the foundations of mental health nursing.

· Explain current legal issues and social concerns in mental healthcare.

· Select appropriate nursing interventions for clients with certain cognitive, addictive and psychotic conditions.

· Evaluate nursing care strategies for clients with certain mental health/mood/personality and eating disorders.

· Assemble nursing care interventions for clients with mental health/stress related disorders.

· Identify factors that impact mental health in special populations.

Transferable Skills

Communication: Displaying capability in writing, reading and oral communication; understanding of non-verbal language.

utrition plays a vital role in a person’s overall health and well-being. Not getting enough of the recommended nutrients over the long-term can lead to malnutrition which often results in disease and illness.

  NO PLAGIARISM MUST SHOW REFERENCES

Nutrition plays a vital role in a person’s overall health and well-being. Not getting enough of the recommended nutrients over the long-term can lead to malnutrition which often results in disease and illness.

-In a 3-page paper, written in APA format using proper spelling/grammar, address the following:

– Define malnutrition and identify a specific disease that can result from it. In this case you will be discussing the disease known as (PELLEGRA)

– Perform library research about the selected PELLEGRA, and explain its physiological effects on a person’s body.

– Describe the relationship between specific foods/nutrients and PELLEGRA. Use the questions below to guide your response.

– Does research indicate that a lack of specific foods/nutrients increase a person’s chance of contracting PELLEGRA?

– Are there specific foods/nutrients that should be avoided by an individual afflicted with PELLEGRA?

– How do specific foods/nutrients work physiologically within the body to help combat the PELLEGRA?

– Evaluate nutritional recommendations to help combat the disease.

Cite at least 3 credible references and present the resources in APA format on the References page.

Evidence-Based Practice NUR4100

Evidence-Based Practice NUR4100

Evidence-based practice has as a purpose the goal of improving patient care. By taking into consideration evidence of previous knowledge and putting it into practice, it can help change current use of medicine to better the quality of patient’s health, and at times maybe save their lives. In a study performed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, it states that as a nurse, if you feel capable in your job duties, you can better implement evidence-based practice into your work area. As a professional, using evidence-based practice prevents errors from happening, since certain steps or processes are already known mistakes from the past. The personnel must be willing to listen and apply the data learned into their own practice, and at the end analyze if the approach they used was helpful in completing their task. Every day we use EBP, at times without realizing that we are doing so; being mindful of it will help us and others by supplying the knowledge we gathered, so in that way other healthcare personnel can use the information as well in order to a better job.

 

References

Gigli, K. H., Davis, B. S., Ervin, J., & Kahn, J. M. (2020). Factors Associated with

Nurses’ Knowledge of and Perceived Value in Evidence-Based Practices. American Journal of Critical Care, 29(1), e1–e8. https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2020866

Storey, S., Wagnes, L., LaMothe, J., Pittman, J., Cohee, A., & Newhouse, R. (2019).

Building evidence-based nursing practice capacity in a large statewide health system: A multimodal approach. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 49(4), 208-214.

Week 6 Assignment: Check-Up 3

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 16, 17
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources  (in addition to course text)

Instructions
For this Check-Up, you are acting as a counselor. You will find in your career that often you will need to provide more than medical advice: sometimes you have to provide emotional support as well. In this case, you need to counsel your patient, about what he suspects he is experiencing.

Henok is a 55-year-old male. He was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but has lived in the American South for the last 30 years. He has had a successful life as an industrial engineer, and has made a very lucrative living. Henok got married when he was 45 years old and had twin boys when he was 47. He loves his wife and twin boys, but he is starting to feel restless and anxious and isn’t sure why. He signed up for a skydiving trip with his friends two weeks ago and loved it. Now he wants to buy a motorcycle. He has come to you because he is experiencing chest pains. His EKG is normal, and all his bloodwork is normal. Everything points to him being physically healthy.

You ask a few questions and find out the following information:

  • He hasn’t been sleeping well.
  • He thinks he is a failure.
  • He recently had his black hair bleached blonde,
  • He bought a beach house and hasn’t told his wife yet.
  • He got the phone number of a female coworker to meet for drinks, but he felt guilty and threw it in the trashcan right away.
  • He has found himself missing his late father.

Your job:

  1. Tell Henok what you think is going on (1-2 paragraphs)
  2. Tell Henok how you think he can best overcome these feelings (2-4 paragraphs)
  3. Make a referral for Henok (1 paragraph)
  4. Provide some encouragement for Henok (this is your conclusion)
  5. How did you reach these conclusions? What research helped you arrive at the decisions that you did?

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2.5-3 pages (not including title page or reference page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 2 outside scholarly sources in addition to course text)

PARENT TEACHING OF 3YRS OLD CHILD WITH Asthma

PARENT TEACHING OF 3YRS OLD CHILD WITH Asthma

APA FORMAT 7th Edition with reference starting from 2016

Rubric to follow

Parent Teaching Project

A critical component of pediatric nursing is teaching parents how to care for their child, particularly during an illness or after a procedure.  To develop this skill, the student will complete a parent teaching project.

Students will be assigned a topic and developmental stage upon which to focus.  With that information, the student will need to determine what health education (AKA parent/patient teaching) needs to be conducted prior to this virtual patient being discharged.  The students will then role-play the teaching session, using a student chosen by the instructor as the “parent” and with the rest of the clinical group observing.

The project must include:

· A 1-page attached document discussing the assessment of a parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning

· The critical components of home care for the assigned topic

· Developmentally appropriate instruction-

· The teaching reflects the developmental level of the parent and patient. (e.g., home care instructions for an infant should include the food appropriate for an infant rather than a school aged child).

· A written handout that summarizes the “take home” points for the parent to keep as a reference after the teaching session.

· A bibliography containing no fewer than three professional journal articles with one being a pediatric specific article.  The articles must be less than five years old.  Use of APA format for references is expected.

· A clear, creative, logical progression geared to a learner at an 8th grade level

Category 4 3 2 1 0
Assessment of learning readiness and barriers to learning 1-page summary describing how to assess parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. No grammatical/spelling errors Less than 1-page summary, mostly describes parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. Minor grammatical/spelling errors present Less than 1-page summary, somewhat effective description of parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. Grammatical and spelling errors present Less than 1-page summary, largely lacking in understanding of parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. Grammatical and spelling errors present Less than 1-page summary, lacking description of either or both parents’ readiness to learn and barriers to learning. Significant grammatical and spelling errors present
Introduction Topic clearly stated in intro Topic stated near the beginning of intro Topic not clear until part way through intro Topic stated toward the end of the intro Topic not stated in intro
Developmentally Appropriate Teaching The teaching reflects the developmental level of the parent and patient. Teaching is mostly effective but could be more developmentally appropriate The teaching is somewhat effective- doesn’t explain why the topic is important It is not completely clear if teaching has been effective or developmentally consistent for patient Teaching not developmentally appropriate
Delivery Speaker communicates enthusiasm, sincerity, and honesty. Speaker communicates each of 3 categories but not to full capability Speaker communicates only 2 of the categories Speaker communicates only one of the categories Speaker does not seem to care about the speech at all.
Organization Presentation is well organized and easy to follow Difficulty identifying the focus of the presentation Presentation is only half organized Speaker spent little time organizing the presentation The presentation is not organized or tough to follow
Language Language is clear and precise; good choice of descriptive words, does not read from screen or notes Slightly lacking in one of the categories

Reads from the notes

Some word choices could be better, or the speech was difficult to understand

Reads from notes

Largely lacking in one or both of the categories

Reads from notes

Word choice was poor and non-descriptive

Reads from all notes

Subject Knowledge Subject knowledge is evident throughout the project. All info is clear and correct Knowledge is evident in much of the project. Most info is clear and correct. Some knowledge is evident, but some info is confusing and/or incorrect Very little knowledge is evident-most info is confusing and/or correct. Subject knowledge is not evident. Info is confusing, incorrect and flawed.
Writing Mechanism The text is clearly written with very few errors to detract from content. The text is clearly written but a few spelling and/or grammar errors are noticeable. Spelling and grammar errors detract but content is understandable There are many spelling and grammar errors but content is mostly understandable There are many errors in grammar and spelling and detract from the meaning of the paper
Layout The layout is pleasing to the eye, appropriate, to the message, and uses space well.

Handout provided adequate but not overwhelming summary points. Clarity, creativity, and logical progression of the presentation; 8th grade level

The layout uses most of the space appropriately. Most of the handout is easy to read. Some fonts or font sizes could have been chosen better. Lacking creativity and logical progression of content The layout shows some structure but the space is not used well, appearing cluttered or empty. Overall readability is difficult. The layout is unstructured, confusing and cluttered. Does not use space correctly. The text is very difficult to read.
References At least 3 professional references listed in APA format Only 2 professional references listed, minor APA error 1-2 professional references listed, moderate APA errors 1 professional reference with APA errors References not listed in APA format

Rubric Total 10 x 4 = _________________________________/40 Points

Final Essay and Reflection

Final Essay and Reflection

Abstract

This essay is a reflection on my experiences through the Master of Science in Communication and Information Management program with 123 College. Given my personal goals for expanding my analytical thinking and creativity; adding tools to my toolbox about communications and information management; refining my managerial skills; and advancing my civilian and military roles; I can attest that each of these goals have been met through dedicated, diligent focus on my studies throughout the program. Fulfilling the degree requirements as demonstrated in this essay and receiving my Masters of Science in Communication and Information Technology is a significant step toward advancement in leadership not just management within the global business community. The talents, proficiency and commitment exhibited throughout the degree program prove achievement of my personal goals and the program goals. This degree would not have been possible without the support and guidance of my classmates and professors; and, enduring patience of my husband and daughter.

Achievement of the Communications and Information Management

Masters in Science Degree

Introduction

This essay provides source documents compiled to demonstrate my proficiency in the course objectives for the Masters of Science in Communication and Information Management (MS in CIM); and, as the final project for completion of CIM 670 Capstone Case Analysis. Throughout the past 18 months, I achieved a breadth and depth in communications and information management beyond my expectations. Combined with completion of an intensive 40 week Advanced Joint Military Professional Education course during the same period, I have achieved my personal and professional goals for my civilian and military roles. My ePortfolio contains the multiple examples of my proficiency in communications and information management that support attainment of the MS in CIM program goals as well as the requirements for final award of the degree. Personal goals for advancing my education with the MS in CIM, how I chose the program and Bay Path College, attainment of the program goals and personal reflections are included in the essay.

Personal Goals

As I reflect on my decision to embark on furthering my education in 2011, I was relatively stuck in my civilian and military roles with limited potential for advancement. My competitiveness for leadership roles seemed limited as I had relatively little ‘formal education’ in management despite over 25 years of military service and eight years of employment at my civilian organization. Returning to college with an eight year old at home; and, being able to juggle my multiple roles would be a daunting task.

After talking about different programs in the area, the program requirements and how it may impact our home life, my husband and daughter gave me permission to head back to college to advance my education. As all of us would be challenged throughout the program, their blessing and support were critical to my ability to meet the individual course and overall program requirements. Essentially, my personal goals turned into family goals for degree completion and those combined goals are being realized through completion of my courses and degree.

For my personal goal of advancement with the military, I was also required to take a 40 week Advanced Joint Professional Military Education course. The course required graduate level work; however, unfortunately does not award college credit. Fulfilling the military course requirements at the same time as my MS in CIM requirements added a good deal of angst and coursework onto my plate in addition to the CIM program requirements and life in general; however.

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My family goals are much easier to attain. As of the completion and submission of this essay, I will be able to put away the computer; and, will be spending more quality time with my husband and daughter. Thinking back to my family’s involvement in making the decision to return to school, their help in researching colleges that offered online courses was instrumental in our decision to apply to Bay Path College.

123 College

In comparing college programs in the local area and online colleges, 123 College was the right fit for my family and me. Combining communications with information management was the apparent difference between 123 College and others colleges that offered online course completion. Having the courses laid out in eight week intervals; and only having to take a couple at the same time during the 18 month program were also important factors in the decision to attend BPC. The reputation of 123 College as a quality institution with exceptional faculty members is well known in the collegiate community. Having as much of an understanding as possible as to the specific requirements for the MS in CIM program at 123 College , I applied for the program and started my studies in February 2012.

ePortfolio

This essay and the adjoining ePortfolio demonstrate that I have met the CIM program goals to achieve the Master of Science degree. The documents, discussions and PowerPoint presentations provided on the ePortfolio were specifically chosen to demonstrate the achievement of the eight program goals and are listed in Appendix A. Your comments will add to my continued knowledge development and personal growth; so, please feel free to comment on the individual pages of the ePortfolio.

The CIM course numbers will be used to identify the course that I was taking in relations to specific assignments and discussions. The following list summarizes the courses:

CIM 601 Theories of Communication and Information
CIM 603 Professional Communication Strategies
CIM 605 Business Intelligence
CIM 607 Applied Research Strategies
CIM 610 Business and Information Strategy in a Global Environment
CIM 634 Strategies for Fiscal Management
CIM 640 Strategic Innovation
CIM 642 Project Management
CIM 654 Knowledge Management
CIM 670 Case Analysis Capstone

MS in CIM objectives

Based on my review of the requirements for the MS in CIM, I know that I have met the criteria. Expanding analytical thinking and creativity; applying knowledge that developed during the program to a variety of applications in communications and information management; refining problem solving and management skills; and feeling prepared to work in interrelated fields were met through careful, conscientious completion of all course and program requirements. Missing from the objectives but realized for me during the course of the program was that I am not only prepared for management; I am prepared for leadership and globally; not just locally. Each of eight program goals is addressed with support demonstrating my proficiency in each goal.

Program Goal #1:

The ability to demonstrate articulation, assessment and application of appropriate theories and principles in information and communications was not a far leap from my graduate studies at

Boston College. In fact, one of my instructors at Boston College was Nurse Theorist Sister Callista Roy. Every semester I spent at Boston College has theory and research courses. I felt well prepared to jump into CIM 601 as my first course.

Throughout CIM 601, I articulated, assessed and applied theories to written assignments; and, online exams. I also shared my opinions on developmental theories for communications and information management through course discussion threads. For Program Goal #1, I included the CIM 601 instructor comments that validate my ability to articulate, assess and apply theoretical considerations to a variety of scenarios and specifically communications and information management. My CIM 601 papers (many of the ‘best answers’ for the weeks) on Defense of “You Cannot Not Communicate” axiom; Burke’s Dramatic Pentad; Functional Theory; Narrative Theory; Spiral of Silence Theory; and, Moore’s Use of Aristotle’s Rhetoric reflect this ability. I

also included the answers to Mini-Exam #2 to exemplify my ability to apply theoretical considerations.

One of my favorite papers in the entire CIM program was “Applying Burke’s Dramatic Pentad to the Presidential Speeches Post 9/11”. Being in the military watching the video of President Bush at the site of the World Trade Center post 9/11 was exceptionally moving to me. I still remember that day as I was on a C-130 at Scotia ANG in NY preparing to take-off for a training mission. The only call I could get to home was through a pay phone in the operations building at the base and I remember only saying “I’m okay. I love you. I will be on the road to home in a few minutes” to my husband.

Program Goal #2

Throughout each of the course assignments and discussion threads, I have demonstrated proficiency in written and visual communication. Additionally, oral proficiency was demonstrated in PowerPoint submissions for assignments. During my Advanced Joint Professional Military Education course, I demonstrated written proficiency in my research paper on “Resilience across the Joint Service Spectrum” as well and have included that file in my ePortfolio.

The development of strong communication skills is important as clear and succinct communication in written, oral and visual communications underscores our ability convey information to others and get our points across. The significance of being able to communicate what is intended; to propose innovative solutions, reach diverse populations that can be impacted by our communication efforts, create quality and detailed products; and, attain and sustain professional relationships are skills that all managers and leaders need to have. I demonstrated this ability throughout the CIM course of study.

Besides my paper on resilience, I uploaded the following files as they clearly demonstrate that I am proficient in communication: CIM 605 Super Stores Data Analysis powerpoint; CIM 607

Individual Research Proposal paper; CIM 610 GMCR Strategy Analysis paper; CIM 640 Creative

Intelligence Meets the Medici Effect paper; CIM 642 Berlin Airlift Case Study paper; and, CIM

654 Pecha Kucha powerpoint.

Of all these assignments, Pecha Kucha and Mashups was my favorite assignment because my daughter assisted me with it by narrating two of the slides! It is the epitome of oral, visual and written work combined into one product for my CIM studies. Having Pecha Kucha and Mashups for my topics was truly enlightening. The ability to create a “lightening talk” PowerPoint and have so many positive comments from my classmates and Professor Rivet affirmed that I had met the objectives of the assignment which supports achievement of Program Goal #2.

Program Goal #3

Strategy to ensure competitive advantage, sustainability and profitability in business is essential for companies and businesses to define and communicate. Applying leadership decision making on the global front of sustainable competitive advantage was a newer concept to me; however, with the structure of the CIM program, I was able to incrementally expand my knowledge of theories to managerial decision-making to sustainable competitive advantage in a variety of industries and the multiple facets of the industries. I have become proficient in considerations for market and industry forces; organizational, knowledge and human resources; core competencies; and value adding activities.

I included files from CIM 610 on business strategies in the global environment to demonstrate that I learned the importance of strategy; shaping organizations for competitive advantage; and, analyzing threats to this advantages. These files are: Strategy; Choice, Trade-Offs and Fit; Enterprise Systems; The Five Forces; The Value Chain; Web-Enablement; and, Business Information Strategies in the Global Environment Week 8 – DQ 3 – Competitive Advantage .

To demonstrate my understanding of strategic versus operational goals, I included the Professional Communication Strategies Week 2 Discussion thread from CIM 603. In this discussion, I was able to portray the importance of strategy development, implementation and execution; and assert that without a strategy, the chances of achieving competitive advantage decrease. My Candle Corporation 2013 and Beyond paper demonstrates my knowledge of and ability to articulate operational considerations based on company analysis.

I also included the Digital Corporation two minute PowerPoint presentation from CIM 640 in this section as it demonstrates that I learned how to analyze businesses and their strengths and weaknesses in comparison to industry competitors. The Super Store Data Analytics Planning paper from CIM 605 also demonstrates my ability to conduct a detailed analysis of organizational structure, financial data and the stage of development for data analysis of the organization.

The importance of all of these discussions and assignment was the ability to apply principles of managerial decision-making to competitive advantage and considerations of potential threats from competitors in the industry or new emergent into the industry. The underlying principles and evaluation methods for financial information are the foundation of good financial decision-making.

Program Goal #4

Prior to the CIM program, I had a basic understanding of budgeting and investing. With the guidance and patience of the course instructors, I was able to develop and demonstrate solid knowledge of financial analysis; and, overcome my number phobia. At this point, I have gained confidence in my ability to apply and analyze information as it pertains to financial decisionmaking; and, the files in the ePortfolio validate that I met Program Goal #4. .

Included on the ePortfolio are assignments from CIM 634, CIM 642 and CIM 654 as they demonstrate achievement of my knowledge of the concepts for financial decision-making and analysis. From CIM 634, I included four Management Decision PowerPoints as they demonstrate my ability to grasp and relay key concepts in financial management; budgeting and, applications for different financial statements.

Proficiency in financial data calculations was demonstrated through the Excel Budget Assignment for CIM 654; and, Problem Set 2 for CIM 642. For CIM 642, I was able to clearly present financial considerations for project requirements in the Project Plan – Concession Trailer paper. In the Project Management Discussion 3-1 and Project Management Discussion 4-1 from CIM 642, I was able to address the impact of poor sponsorship and ambiguous requirements on project budgeting.

At the conclusion of CIM 634, I knew that I had gone from a finance novice to knowledgeable financial decision-maker. Despite not having a wealth of experience in finance, I am was able to demonstrate my knowledge about principles and evaluation methods for financial decision making; and, convey this knowledge through written means in my Bed Bath and Beyond Analysis paper; PetSmart Financial Analysis paper; and, New England Office Chair Company Budget Recommendations Powerpoint.

Program Goal #5

Program Goal #5 focuses on understanding the interdisciplinary nature of the CIM degree and its application to incremental and disruptive innovation. Several of the CIM courses provided the necessary knowledge of these concepts to expand my ability to understand; and, effectively communicate them. The importance of diversification in organizations to expand the potential for innovative discovery and complimentary collaboration is significant and often poorly utilized. The knowledge gained through this program goal is important to organizational and industrial growth and development as well as sustainable competitive advantage.

From CIM 610, I included my Web-Enablement paper and assertions in the Business and Information Strategies in the Global Environment Week 1/DQ3 and DQ 4; and, Week 8 – DQ 1 to demonstrate my understanding of the importance of technology as a key strategy in disruptive innovation. My Creative Intelligence Meets the Medici Effect paper and Indie Capitalism PowerPoint for CIM 640 clearly demonstrate my understanding of and ability to articulate creativity and collaboration on innovation on a global level.

Program Goal #6

With a strong back ground in research, I found the collection and analysis of data for decision making and communications relatively straight-forward. During my graduate studies at

Boston College, research was a primary focus of the curriculum. Being proficient from prior experience and research, this course enabled me to fine tune my knowledge and skills in research. The importance of this learning focuses on the ability to collect and analyze data, identify critical themes from the results and appropriately integrate the findings into organizational planning and strategy.

For CIM 607, my Bibliography and Individual Research Paper; and, the Team Final Research paper and PowerPoint demonstrate my proficiency with research methods, data

collection and analysis as well as my ability to interact with an interdisciplinary team to accomplish goals. Additionally for CIM 607, I demonstrated my ability to use evaluative criteria to analyze research in the Week 1 Analysis Discussion on Ethics; and, the Week 5 Research Design Analysis and IRB Discussion.

In order to demonstrate the use of research methods specifically for decision making in communications and information management, I included my GMCR Analysis and Executive

Summary from Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 8 – DQ 4 – Final Project Executive Summary and Discussion post for CIM 610. This analysis and summary reflects my ability to analyze large amounts of information and summarize it into succinct products for presentation.

Demonstrating the ability to collect data from a variety of sources and analyze the data, I was able to present the material and support decision making for financial considerations of the company. I was able to incorporate new facets of research methods into the assignments and expand my knowledge of research analysis throughout the MS in CIM Program. The knowledge and skills gained through this program have enhanced my ability to provide critical analysis for research, decision making and communications.

Program Goal #7

Applying cultural and global perspectives to business and management of information and communications was enlightening. This learning is important in CIM as it provides us with a solid background in understanding of cultural and global perspectives as they relate to modern business, communications and information management. Understanding how cultural perspectives can affect business; and, how technology, communications and information management have a global impact on business are critical in organizational planning of strategy; and, toward achieving and sustaining competitive advantage.

From the CIM 640 Strategic Innovation Week 5 Discussion 1 on Pepsico in China; and, CIM 610 The Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 7 – DQ2 – Value Creation represent my understanding of cultural perspectives in business and ability to articulate these perspectives to my classmates. Additionally, The Value Chain paper for CIM 610 delineates out the use of the value chain as a powerful tool in business. My Five Forces paper for CIM 610 demonstrates my understanding of competition in industry and considerations for identifying threats from competitors.

The power of globalization through connectivity was also demonstrated in my CIM 640

Indie Capitalism PowerPoint. My GMCR Strategy Analysis for CIM 610 detailed the company’s rise to competitive advantage through careful consideration of culture and globalization. For CIM 640, my paper on Creative Intelligence Meets the Medici Effects articulates alternative energy systems planning that complies with cultural expectations and effectively reduces our carbon footprint and its effect globally.

Program Goal #8

Working in healthcare for a couple of decades now, I have a strong background in legal and ethical standards. Experience with Institutional Review Boards, risk management; and, ethical and legal considerations in healthcare aided me in developing the ability to articulate legal and ethical standards as they apply to business, communications and information management. Knowing these perspectives as they apply to CIM provides an excellent resource to advocate for professional codes of ethics in industries.

For CIM 642 Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 7 – DQ2 – Value Creation, I argued that professional codes of conduct should be the norm. This sentiment was echoed throughout our class discussion. In CIM 603 Professional Communications Strategies

Week 4 Discussion 1, I asserted that intellectual property should be protected legally. My Argument on Poor Attendance paper for CIM 603 argued the ethical and legal considerations of taking credit for time you do not work. Codes of conduct discussed in CIM 642 Project Management Discussion 8-3 clearly articulate my belief that professional codes of conduct and adherence to them are must dos.

Additional support to demonstration my ability to articulate and apply legal and ethical standards is shown in the CIM 607 Team and Individual Research Papers. With experience in research and the multitude of legal and ethical considerations in the healthcare industry, my ability transfer knowledge to evaluate ethical and legal considerations as they apply to business, communications and the management of information was seamless.

Conclusion

In each of the courses of the CIM program, I have demonstrated my proficiency in the concepts and principles of business, communications and information management. I am amazed at the new knowledge I possess and my ability to skillfully and concisely portray that knowledge to others through oral, visual and written forms of communication. Through dedicated study and completion of all facets of the program, I have attained my personal to expand my analytical thinking and creativity; apply business, communications and information management knowledge in my roles; and, refine my problem solving and management skills. Additionally, I am better prepared to be a leader for my civilian organization and in the military. Career advancement for both is now on the horizon and because of the knowledge I gained from the MS in CIM program,

I am well prepared to meet the challenges that lay ahead of me.

Appendix A

Welcome Page Welcome to ——ePortfolio
Personal Goals

• External Education

Excerpts from —–College Catalog Course Descriptions.doc
Program Goal #1: Theories and Principles in CIM Theories Instructor Comments

Applying Burke’s Dramatic Pentad to the Presidential Speeches Post 9/11

Defense of Watzlawick, Beavin and Jackson’s “You Cannot

Not Communicate

Applying Functional Theory to Jury Decisions

Narrative Theory

Applying Spiral of Silence Theory to Everyday Interactions

Program Goal #2: Proficiency in Communications Individual Mini-Research Proposal

Creative Intelligence Meets the Medici Effect

GMCR Strategy Analysis 2-28-2013

Super Stores Presentation

Pecha Kucha and Mashups

Resilience Paper

Case Study

Wingman Day 2013 CC Comments

Program Goal #3: Decision

Making/Competitive

Advantage

Strategy

Choice Trade-Offs and Fit

Enterprise Systems

The Five Forces

The Value Chain

Web-Enablement

Digital Equipment Corporation and the Medici Effect

Professional Communication Strategies Week 2 Discussion

Business Information Strategies in the Global Environment

Week 8 – DQ 3 – Competitive Advantage

Super Store Data Analytics Planning

Candle Corporation 2013 and Beyond

Program Goal #4: Financial Analysis Excel Budget Assignment

Problem Set 2

Project Plan Concession Trailer

Bed Bath and Beyond Analysis

New England Office Chair Company Budget

Recommendations

Management – The Future

Program Goal #4: Financial Analysis Management Decisions Management Decisions II Management Decisions III
(continued) Project Management Discussion 3-1

Project Management Discussion 4-1 Pet Smart – Final Project

Program Goal #5

Interdisciplinary Innovation

Creative Intelligence Meets the Medici Effect

Indie Capitalism

Web-Enablement

Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 8 – DQ 1 – Key Issue

Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 1 – DQ 3

– Cirque du Soleil

Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 1 – DQ 4 – Red or Blue Ocean

Program Goal #6 Research Analysis Bibliography

Team Final Research PPT

Team Final Research Paper

GMCR Strategy Analysis

Applied Research Strategies Week 1 Analysis Discussion

Applied Research Strategies Week 5 Research Design

Analysis and IRB

Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 8 – DQ 4

– Final Project Executive Summary and Discussion

Applied Research Strategies Week 2 Team 4 Post

Program Goal #7: Cultural and Global Perspectives Indie Capitalism

Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 7 – DQ2

· Value Creation

Business Strategies in the Global Environment Week 7 – DQ3

· Using Data

Knowledge Management Week 8 Discussion #2

GMCR Strategy Analysis

The Five Forces

The Value Chain

Creative Intelligence Meets the Medici Effect

Program Goal #8: Legal and Ethical Standards in CIM IRB Certificate

Team Final Research Paper

Individual Research Paper

Argument Poor Attendance

Project Management Discussion 8-3

Professional Communication Strategies Week 4 Discussion 1

Strategic Innovation Week 3 Discussion 2

Case Analysis Capstone Week 4 Discussion 1