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1. Planning is a process designed to achieve goals in dynamic, competitive environments. As a new manager, what is  the first step you will undertake to develop a strategic plan of action for a congestive heart failure program? a.Search the environment to determine changes that may affect the organization. b.Appraise the organization’s strengths and weaknesses.# c.Identify the major opportunities for and threats to the organization. d.Identify and evaluate the various strategies available to the organization. 2. The clinic nurse understands that the advantages of planning include: a.Assisting staff in critical thinking and improving decisions.# b.Orienting people to react instead of act. c.Forcing managers to be cost-efficient and effective. d.Focusing on activities, not results. 3. The chief nursing officer has to write a strategic plan. The most difficult stage in the strategic planning process is: a.Assessment of the external and internal environment. b.Review of mission statement, goals, and objectives. c.Identification of strategies.# d.Implementation of strategies. 4. The reason cited by nursing administrators for not planning in a systematic manner include: a.Lack of understanding of the planning process. b.Lack of knowledge regarding the internal and external operations of the organization. c.Not enough hours in the day for both day-to-day operations and planning. d.Delegation of the task to subordinates.# 5. As a regional coordinator for a mobile breast screening program, you are concerned about the recruitment of  participants because you have noted that a number are not returning for their yearly mammograms. Which action  would most likely contribute to their compliance? a.Organize a media blitz regarding the importance of follow-up. b.Send out postcards as reminders.
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2010 for the course NURS 2300 taught by Professor Various during the Spring '10 term at Mid-America.

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