Grand Canyon University Nursing Practice Intervention Strategic Plan Summary

Assess the culture of the same day surgery center for potential challenges in incorporating the nursing practice intervention. Use this assessment when creating the strategic plan.

Write a 150–250-word strategic plan defining how the nursing practice intervention will be implemented in the capstone project change proposal.

Objectives for the proposed Interventions

The proposed capstone intervention aims at surgery nurses through the development of relaxation measures to avoid burnout among nurses. The objectives of the interventions include; first, to ensure nurses become fully immersed in the present and forgo past regrets and worries about the future (Asuero et al., 2014). 

By taking into consideration, surgery is among the most complex exercises undertaken in the healthcare sector, mindfulness will improve relaxation and techniques of handling unpleasant situations or emotions. Therefore the nurses will have a significant reduction in exhaustion and increase individual accomplishments, which will reflect on the quality of services they render.

Second, to guarantee a seamless transition for newly graduated nurses. The intervention will assist new nurses in feeling ready so they can handle the strain and stress associated with the surgery nurse profession. This will prevent placing the new health professionals in a precarious position that could lead to intense feelings of frustration. Through the curriculum, nursing students and surgery nurses will be able to connect effectively across teams, fostering a positive work atmosphere ( Rudman & Gustavsson, 2011).

Lastly, to encourage self-care among the surgery nurses. Although it may be challenging to achieve, especially since some nurses are workaholics and rarely take breaks. However, when the health center provides a section in which nurses can visit and participate in the communicative exercise, they will be able to relive the mind and can resume work less exhausted.


  • Asuero, A. M., Queralto, J. M., Pujol-Ribera, E., Berenguer, A.,Rodriguez-Blanco, T., & Epstein, R. M. (2014). Effectiveness of a mindfulness education program in primary health care professionals: A pragmatic controlled trial. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 34(1), 4-12.
  • Rudman, A., & Gustavsson, J. P. (2011). Early-career burnout among new graduate nurses: A prospective observational study of intra-individual change trajectories. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48, 292-306. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.07.012

Objectives for Proposed Intervention

The proposed intervention revolves around nurse leadership through the formulation of stress-relieving policies to promote the avoidance of nurse burnout. The objectives include;

  • To ensure that nurses achieve a kind of balance between their social and professional environments. Although it is hard to achieve an actual balance, nurse leaders by arranging workable schedules can ensure that the nurse has time to relax and to work. This way, the nurse gets a place to break from the usual, which helps relieve stress.
  • To facilitate the positive outcomes for patients. There is a suggestion for nurse leaders to have stress-relieving mechanisms in the workplace. This ensures that if they feel burnt out within the work premises, they can visit these places to get a break from work; consequently, they can go back to treating the patients with a less exhausting mind promoting the patient outcomes.
  • Ensuring that the nurses lead a mentally and emotionally healthy life even after retirement.

Nurse burnout has the potential to hinder positive, healthy outcomes, especially from a mental perspective for the nurse. However, the nursing interventions aim to prevent this by ensuring the nurse does not suffer from burnout. If they do, there is the alleviation of the same before it becomes too severe.

The rationale for Autonomy and Social Justice

The proposed project advocates for autonomy in that it first helps to create awareness of the problem that nurse burnout presents to society. The knowledge of any societal issue is what promotes the search for an intervention. The project gives an in-depth understanding of the situation on the ground, i.e., what a nurse experiencing burnout may behave and the effects.

This prompts the nurse leaders to act following their moral authority, which is to ensure that all stakeholders are satisfied. They, therefore, get into advocating for better working conditions for the nurses. This promotes the common good, which will want to ensure people get proper treatment for healthy lives, an element that is only possible with the presence of nurses.

The second way in which the project helps in promoting autonomy and social justice is through the suggestion of interventions. Since the project brings awareness of the real problem, the responses help in providing solutions to help these nurses. Through the introduction of interventions such as better nursing schedules will ensure that there is equality across all professions. If a person working as a business consultant can work for eight hours, then a nurse should also have the opportunity to do the same. These suggestions ensure that there can be the actualization of this. Consequently, nurses will even be in the position to feel dignified working in the nursing profession.