Department of Veterans Affairs
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This paper provides an analysis of the Department of Veterans Affairs using the "Fourteen Forces of Magnetism" developed by Bliss-Holtz, Winter, Scherer and Elaine as a guide to assessing whether the organization has structures in place to for recruitment, retention, and support of a qualified workforce and to support the professional practice of nursing. The paper presents an overview of the VA, its location, size and age as well as some unusual history of the organization. A discussion concerning the VA's image is followed by an analysis of its sub-unit configuration. A summary of the research and salient findings concerning whether the VA is in a solid position to recruit, retain, and support a qualified workforce and to support the professional practice of nursing are presented in the conclusion.
From the Paper:"The research showed that today, the Department of Veterans Affairs is the nation's largest healthcare provider and one of the largest healthcare providers in the world. The research also showed that notwithstanding some major constraints to the provision of high-quality healthcare services to the millions of veteran patients the organization has encountered in the past, the VA is well situated to recruit, retain, and support a qualified workforce and to support the professional practice of nursing in the 21st century."
Sample of Sources Used:
- About Office of Nursing Services. (2008). Department of Veterans Affairs. [Online]. Available: http://www1.va.gov/nursing/page.cfm?pg=111.
- About VA. (2008). Department of Veterans Affairs. [Online]. Available: http://www.va.gov/ about_va/.
- Bliss-Holtz, J., Winter, N., Scherer, Elaine M. (2004, September). An invitation to magnet accreditation. Nursing Management, 35(9), 36-42.
- Facts about the Department of Veterans Affairs. (2008). Department of Veterans Affairs. [Online]. Available: http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/vafacts.asp.
- Magnet business case toolkit. (2007). Department of Veterans Affairs Nursing. [Online]. Available: http://www1.va.gov/nursing/docs/DetailedToolkitExplanation.doc.
Cite this Analytical Essay:
Department of Veterans Affairs (2009, March 24) Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/department-of-veterans-affairs-113219/
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