Assignment Instructions

In order to complete assignment #1 you will need to answer the below questions. Please complete the questions in a Word document and then upload the assignment for grading. When assigning a name to your document please use the following format (last name_Assignment #1). Use examples from the readings, lecture notes and outside research to support your answers. The assignment must be a minimum of 1-full page in length with a minimum of 2 – sources. Please be sure to follow APA guidelines for citing and referencing source. 

Assignment 4.  Information technology has evolved significantly from the early days of just a few hardwired system.  This has impacted the way live, work and do business.  Research an evolving technology and discuss how it might impact our lives and associated security concerns. 

 
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 “Elevator Pitch”

For this week’s discussion, please respond to the following: 

  1. Develop an elevator pitch for your NAB business using the tips provided below. Use quotation marks for the elevator speech. Explain the rationale for its components.

Watch the following Lynda.com videos from the video series Giving Your Elevator Pitch with Todd Dewett (use your student login for Lynda.com if prompted): 

Review this article (includes example) about the 3 steps to include in your elevator pitch.

Please consider the following as your prepare your speech: 

  • The tone of your speech should be upbeat and confident, but not arrogant
  • Make sure you use positive and compelling words
  • The speech should be short in duration (about 30 seconds)

While the elevator pitch is a tool known to be used in business, to pitch ideas and products or services, you can also use them when introducing your organization to potential customers or clients, when you are interviewing for a job or explaining people what you do. Same principles will apply.

For this discussion, we are pitching our business. Such a fun exercise!

Be sure to review the resources provided in the discussion requirements and follow the example provided in the pdf article.

 
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“One-factor-at-a-time (OFAAT) and Design of Experiment (DOE)” Note: Online students, please select one of the two subjects to discuss.

  • Per the textbook, trying to understand factors that impact the outcomes of business process is an important aspect of improving business operations. Conventional wisdom plans experiment one-factor-at-a-time (OFAAT). Compare and contrast the main advantages and disadvantages of OFAAT and DOE and select the approach (e.g., OFAAT or DOE) that you would use in order to obtain effective business process. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Select one (1) project from your working or educational environment that you would apply the DOE technique for the work process. Next, analyze the overall manner in which you would utilize DOE to manage and improve the work process of the project in question. Provide a rationale for your response.
 
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Discussion: Factors That Influence Disease

In clinical settings, some of the most common questions that patients ask are Why do I have this? What caused this disorder? Will it ever go away? These emotional questions can be difficult to ask and to answer. However, for patients to come to terms with their diagnoses and adhere to treatment plans, they must have an understanding of factors that might have caused, or continue to impact, their disorders. As an advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to explain disorders, associated alterations and symptoms, and changes that might occur within your patients’ bodies.

To Prepare

· Review this week’s media presentation with Dr. Terry Buttaro. Reflect on the importance of developing an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology.

· Select a disorder from the following list:

o Adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease)

o Atherosclerosis

o Cholelithiasis (gallstones)

o Colon cancer

o Cystic fibrosis

o Hemophilia

o Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones)

o Osteoporosis

o Parkinson’s disease

o Tuberculosis

· Select one of the following patient factors: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or behavior. Reflect on how that factor might impact your selected disorder, as well as potential associated alterations and symptoms.

· Identify the pathophysiology of the associated alterations, including the normal and altered cellular function. Consider both intra- and extra-cellular changes that occur.

ASSIGNMENT: 

Post a brief description of a patient scenario involving the disorder and the factor you selected. Explain how the factor might impact your selected disorder, as well as potential associated alterations and symptoms. Finally, explain the pathophysiology of the associated alterations, including changes in cellular function.

Required Readings

Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

  • Chapter 1, “Cellular Biology”

This chapter reviews cellular biology to establish a foundation for exploring the pathophysiology of disease. It also covers the structure and function of cellular components, cell-to-cell adhesions, cellular communication, cellular metabolism, membrane transport, the cell cycle, and tissues.

  • Chapter 2, “Genes and Genetic Diseases”

This chapter explores genetic disorders and factors that impact genetic disorders. It also examines how mutations and chromosomal abnormalities lead to transmission of genetic disorders.

  • Chapter 4, “Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology”

This chapter examines disorders related to cell adaptation, injury, and death. It also explores disorders associated with altered cellular and tissue function as a result of aging.

Hammer, G. D., & McPhee, S. J. (2019). Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

  • Chapter 2, “Genetic Disease”

This chapter reviews the clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, and genetic principles of genetic diseases. It also explores different types of genetic diseases and the mechanisms involved.

  • Chapter 5, “Neoplasia”

This chapter explores various disorders associated with neoplasia. It also covers causes and effects of common cancers and tumors resulting from neoplasia.

Required Media

Review the animations, case studies, and review questions on the evolve textbook support link.http://evolve.elsevier.com/huether

Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2012d). Introduction to advanced pathophysiology. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.

In this media presentation, Dr. Terry Buttaro, associate professor of practice at Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences, discusses the importance of pathophysiology for the advanced practice nurse.

Accessible player  –Downloads– Download Video w/CC Download Audio Download Transcript 

Review the animations, case studies, and review questions on the evolve textbook support link. http://evolve.elsevier.com/huether

Rizek, P., Kumar, N., & Jog, M. S. (2016). An update on the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson disease. CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l’Association medicale canadienne, 188(16), 1157–1165. doi:10.1503/cmaj.151179

Parkinson’s Disease: A Concise Overview of Etiology, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Comorbidity and Management

Getinet Ayano*

Research and Training Department, Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 
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Part 2

Free societies are at risk for terrorist acts for several reasons: a) loose control of public information; b) weapons, communications equipment, and explosives are easy to obtain; c) the ease of creating and operating functional networks and financial systems in free societies. Consider the following factors when analyzing threats:

Existence: a group/individual’s presence to access a specific locale
 

Capability: an acquired, assessed, or demonstrated ability to conduct an attack
 

Motive: intent, objective to conduct an activity
 

History: previous background of activity
 

Targeting: preparation of/for specific violent acts against individuals or populations

Select one of the three examples you discussed in your previous case study NTAS. Identify and discuss factors used in target selection. Provide ways in which the United States can mitigate such future attacks on the homeland. Include a background/overview (i.e., lone shooter or cyberattack), current mitigation methodologies, future solutions you think would be successful deterrents or strategies. Defend your views.

Assignments should be at least three (3) full pages double-spaced, not counting the cover or reference page. Paper format: (a) Cover page, (b) Header, (c) Body. Submit your assignment by the last day of this module.

  • Relevance:      All content is connected to the question.
  • Precision:      Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are      specific and accurate.
  • Depth      of discussion: Student presents and integrates points that lead to deeper      issues.
  • Breadth:      Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors are      considered.
  • Evidence:      Points are well-supported with facts, statistics, and references.
  • Logic:      Presented discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by      premises, statements, or factual information.
  • Clarity:      Writing is concise and understandable, and contains sufficient detail or      examples.
  • Objectivity:      Writer avoids use of first person and subjective bias.
  • References:      Sources are listed at the end of the paper.

Provide specific examples and facts to support your views. Your references should be from government, peer-reviewed, subject matter expert sources. Your paper will not be longer than 5 pages (excluding cover sheet and reference page).

 
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Using the Internet, Strayer databases, or the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Website, located at http://www.sec.gov/divisions/enforce/friactions/friactions2012.shtml, perform a search on several U.S. health care publicly-traded companies and choose a health care organization that has been accused of committing health care fraud.

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Evaluate the level of SOX regulations that applies to for-profit and not-for-profit health care organizations, indicating whether or not mandating SOX requirements for non-profits might reduce fraud and increase corporate governance. Provide support for your rationale.
  2. Determine whether SOX has been effective in regulating ethical behavior of for-profit health care organizations. Defend your position.
  3. Review the audit report issued by the external auditing firm from the company’s Website for the year it was accused of fraud. Then, determine whether the external auditors were negligent in preparing the audit report for the company. Formulate an opinion regarding which Internal Control was deficient or what GAAP was violated. Defend your position.
  4. Determine what provision(s) of SOX was / were violated in the health care fraud case in question. Indicate whether or not SOX adequately provides sanctions to deter the behavior or if changes are needed to the regulations to remedy the issue(s) and thus ensure compliance.
  5. Based on the fraudulent activity that occurred, recommend two (2) improvements to the internal control environment to reduce those occurrences. Provide detailed recommendations.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
 
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This assignment requires you to ponder N. T. Wright’s talk                           ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukyNU51OcnA ) about developing Christian character and to revisit Lunde’s practical suggestions for “remembering, receiving and responding” as part of the “how” answer for the demands of discipleship.

Assignment: 

Lunde, Jonathan. Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship. Zondervan, 2010. 

Coupling Wright’s emphasis on intentional effort in developing Christian character with Lunde’s biblical “how” insights in chapters 12 through 15, design a retreat for a weekend of Christian discipleship set aside to practice the kind of remembering, receiving and responding that will help attendees to become or grow into their “future selves.

Keep in mind what we’ve been learning regarding Jesus as King and the Christian life as participation in the Kingdom of God. Find ways to incorporate into your retreat plan evidence of careful reflection on how the good news of the kingdom and our resurrection hope in Messiah Jesus should shape our understanding of sanctification and spiritual formation.

Instructions:

  1. Plan the retreat schedule beginning on Friday evening at 6pm and ending at 3pm on Sunday afternoon.
  2. Include lights-out, wake-up, and mealtimes; menu is unnecessary unless you plan a particular significance related to something to be eaten.
  3. All activities you schedule, including any free time (other than short breaks), must be designed and identified as either Remembering, Receiving, or Responding.
  4. Include a brief description of each activity along with
    1. A notation as to the page number in the Lunde textbook that stimulated your thinking of it, and
    2. The references to any biblical passages specifically involved
  5. Creativity is desirable but faithfulness to the grace and demand of the New Covenant in Christ Jesus is essential.
 
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  • 250 Words
  • Plagiarism Check.
  • Provide link to resources.

1.  Discuss the relationship between data, information, and knowledge. Support your discussion with at least 3 academically reviewed articles.

2.  Why do organization have information deficiency problem? Suggest ways on how to overcome information deficiency problem.

  • 250 Words
  • Plagiarism Check.
  • Provide link to resources.

1.  What are the business costs or risks of poof data quality? Support your discussion with at least 3 references.

2.  What is data mining? Support your discussion with at least 3 references.

3.  What is text mining? Support your discussion with at least 3 references.

 
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Deliverable Length:  1,500–2,000 words, including time line 

Key Assignment

Parts 1–4

Please review and revise the sections of your Leadership Style Action Plan that you submitted last week. Consider any modifications to the work that you submitted based on feedback from your instructor and colleagues in Week 4. Proof and finalize these sections of the plan.

Part 1: Your Leadership Vision

Review information about how to write a leadership vision statement.

  • What is a leader’s vision, and why is it important?
  • In 25 words or less, write your vision statement, articulating your leadership goal based on what you learned about leadership in the past few weeks.

Part 2: Your Leadership Goals

Goals represent your specific plan on how to enhance your leadership skills.

  • Provide an assessment of your existing leadership competencies from Weeks 1 and 2.
  • In 500 words, list and describe your 5 top leadership goals.
  • Explain how they contribute to your vision statement.

Part 3: Action Plan

Setting goals is one way of learning to translate your visions into realities and action. Write 700–1,000 words describing your action plan for leadership, and explain how you will reach your goals.

  • The narrative part of the plan should include any formal and informal educational opportunities such as books, courses, or symposiums.
  • Use 1 real-world situation from your past, and identify how changing 1 thing about your leadership style may have led to a different outcome.
  • Explain other ways in which you will work on your leadership goals.
  • The graphic part of the plan should include a creative visual time line, including milestones, that depicts how you will accomplish your goals. Use visuals, words, illustrations, and so forth to show your plan.

Part 4: Leadership Ethics and Integrity

One critical part of a leader’s role is ethics and integrity. As you prepare your action plan, consider the ethics of leadership. Effective leaders inspire trust through their behaviors and personal integrity. Consider some of the characteristics of your own ethical behaviors and leadership integrity, and add this section to your Leadership Style Action Plan this week.

  • Write 300–500 words about the 2 most important values of leadership: ethics and integrity.
  • How will you maintain high standards of integrity as a leader?

Add the following section to your final Key Assignment.

Part 5: Tracking Success

This portion of the plan should detail how you will monitor your progress over time.

  • Include 3 benchmarks for monitoring your progress on the goals set forth in your Key Assignment draft from Week 4.
  • Include a concluding statement of your commitment to accomplishing your leadership goals and lifelong learning.
  • This section should be 300–500 words.

Please provide APA citations and references to support your work.

 
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Zara-Rapid Fire Fulfillment

Zara is the flagship brand for Europe’s fastest growing apparel retailer and has about 1500 stores in major cities around the globe. Please review “Zara: Apparel Manufacturing and Retail” in our Supply Chain Management textbook and also read the Harvard Business Review article, “Rapid Fire Fulfillment,” and answer the following four questions about Zara’s supply chain:

  • Explain why the company’s supply chain strategy is successful, for example, the selection and management of suppliers, and determination of information needs and systems.
  • What advantage does Zara gain against the competition by having a very responsive supply chain?
  • What advantage does the company gain from replenishing its stores multiple times a week compared to a less frequent schedule? How does the frequency of replenishment affect the improved customer satisfaction?
  • What information infrastructure does Zara need in order to operate its production, distribution, and fast fashion retail network effectively?

Submit your answer in a Microsoft Word document in 600–800 words. All written assignments should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

 
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