Quiz 16: Program Management

Nursing

Public health deals with the activities, which are aimed at providing education to the people about disease prevention, health promotion, symptoms identification and treatment options. Program management basically defines the step wise method to implement and evaluate the application of a project or process. Program management in nursing refers to the process of assessment, planning, implementation and the evaluation of a nursing program. The major focus is on the planning and the evaluation of the scheme. The process of program management deals with the definition of the end goals of a program. The nursing process is defined as a series of steps taken to implement a nursing procedure on a client. The nursing process is applied to the client. A client can be an individual or a community. A program management process is applied to a program and not to the client. This management process allows smooth application of the program and ensures better results.

Program management in nursing refers to the process of assessment, planning, implementation and the evaluation of a nursing program. The major focus is on the planning and the evaluation of the scheme. The process of program management deals with the definition of the end goals of a program. A program is defined as an organized process to reach the established goals. It can be implemented by individuals, groups, communities and decrease health problems. Some examples of medical programs include immunization programs, family-planning programs, and home health programs. The planning process is defined as the sequence of steps and actions, which need to be implemented to meet the established goals. The evaluation process includes the methods, which ensure that the service is correctly implemented and it is helping to meet the desired outcomes. The application of the planning process in the nursing industry involves the collection of data, which help the officials to set goals. Then the priorities should be determined. A comprehensive plan is developed and implemented. The results of the plan are evaluated by the nurses.

Program management refers to the process of assessment, planning, implementation and the evaluation of a nursing program. The major focus of the process is on the planning and the evaluation of the scheme. It ensures smooth functioning of the whole program with better results. Some benefits of the program planning process include the increased attention towards the established goals towards the client. It increases the assessment of the available resources and activities. It decreases the uncertainty in the program process. Program management gives responsibilities to the individuals. It helps the provider to adjust to the external environment. Program management provides benefits to the clients, employers, nurses and the community. It allows improved decision making by the employers and helps in better control on the results of the program.

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