IGNOU DIPLOMA IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION QUESTION PAPER

DIPLOMA IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION (DNA) Term-End Examination June, 2015 BNS-011 : PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NURSING ADMINISTRATION

1. (a) Define the terms "Administration" and  "Management".
(b) Discuss the purposes of Nursing Administration of an organisation.
(c) Describe following elements of administration with significance to Nursing Service department :
(i) Directing
(ii) Co-ordination and controlling
2. (a) Explain the functions of hospital. 7+8=15
(b) Describe the objectives of nursing service department of hospital.
3. (a) Enumerate any four objectives of organising the patient care. 2+4+4=10
(b) Describe following methods of assignment for providing quality patient care :
(i) Functional method
(ii) Patient method

4. (a) Define in-service education. 2+3+5+5=15

(b) Enumerate characteristics of an In-service Education Programme.
(c) Discuss steps you would adopt to organise in-service programme for nursing personnel in your hospital.
(d) As a nurse administrator how will you identify the need of orientation programme for nursing personnel.
5. Write short notes on any three of the following :
(a) Maslow's hierarchy of needs. 5+5+5=15
(b) Roles and responsibilities of nurse administrator in providing quality care.
(c) Health care delivery system at state level.
(d) Need for clinical nursing speciality.
(e) Performance appraisal.