I. Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to explore the culture and climate of the healthcare organization and its impact on providing a healthy, safe, and person-centered care and work environment.

Week 5 Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment and Analysis

Students are given the opportunity to request an extension on assignments for emergent situations. Supporting documentation must be submitted to the assigned faculty. If the student’s request is not approved, the assignment is graded and a late penalty is applied as follows:

  • Monday = 10% of total possible point reduction
  • Tuesday = 20% of total possible point reduction
  • Wednesday = 30% of total possible point reduction

If the student’s request is approved, the student will be informed of the revised due date. Should the student fail to meet the revised due date, the assignment is graded and a late penalty is applied as follows:

  • Monday = 10% of total possible point reduction
  • Tuesday = 20% of total possible point reduction
  • Wednesday = 30% of total possible point reduction

II. Total Points Possible: 150

III. Requirements

Description of the Assignment

This assignment provides an opportunity for the student to

  • Assess organizational culture and climate within a healthcare organization known to the student
  • Analyze the organizational culture and climate for its strengths and opportunities for improvement
  • Determine the organization’s capacity to provide a healthy, safe, person-centered environment for staff and patients based on it culture and climate
  • Reflect on the “fit” of personal leadership profile with the organization’s culture and climate

IV. Preparing the Assignment


  1. Address all components of the Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment and Analysis Paper as outlined under “Assignment Directions and Criteria“.
  2. The paper is graded on quality and completeness of information, depth of thought, organization following outline provided, substantive narrative, use of citations, use of standard English, and writing conventions.
  3. Format:
    1. American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Is the source used for this paper
      1. Required elements
        1. Title page, reference page
        1. Page numbers, doubles-spaced, times new roman, 12pt font, 1″ margins, level 1 headings
        1. Paper length: 6 maximum, excluding reference page, title page, and assessment tool
      1. Scholarly sources: Minimum of four (4) scholarly resources no older than 5 years
      1. Proof-reading
        1. Use spell check and grammar check and correct all errors
        1. Compare final draft to detailed outline directions to ensure all required elements included
      1. Submitting the paper
        1. Submit to Week 5 Assignment portal
        1. Must achieve TII score < 24% to be graded
        1. Final submission only will be graded


This assignment has two steps and requires that you do an actual assessment and analysis of the healthcare organization within which you work.

Step 1: The Assessment Tool

Complete the Organizational Culture and Climate Assessment Tool (Links to an external site.). The tool is your data collection tool, or “notes-taking” pages you will need to complete before doing the analysis. You may already know some of the information, but some may require communication with key people in the organization, for example, human resources, financial officers, or nurse executives. Submitting the completed tool with your final paper submission is required. It is not included in your page count. You receive credit for completing and submitting it the items in the following outline.

Step 2: The Analysis

Analyze the findings from your assessment following the outline below. (See the rubric for specific criteria within each section)Support your analysis and conclusions with specific evidence from your assessment and scholarly sources. The paper will contain the following components with headings as required. (Remember, no heading is used for the introduction section)

  1. Introduction
    1. Stated purpose
    1. Definition of organizational culture vs climate
    1. Broad overview of components of the paper
  2. Organizational culture and climate analysis
    1. Summary of assessment findings
    1. Mission, vision, and goals reflected in culture and climate
    1. Strengths and Opportunities for improvement
    1. Climate reflective of culture
  3. Healthy, safe, person-centered care environment capacity
    1. Describe the organizational culture’s capacity to support
    1. What would a visiting potential staff recruit experience about the institution’s culture that would attract them to work there?
    1. Nurse leader’s role in setting the organizational culture and climate to promote a healthy work environment?
  4. Implications
    1. Two strategies to address the opportunities for improvement
    1. Alignment of Personal Leadership Profile and Organizational Culture and Climate
  5. Conclusion
    1. Broadly address the what has been accomplished in the paper

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