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Personnel Budget Case Study


Personnel Budget Case Study

[Student Name Here]

Galen College of Nursing


Provide a brief introduction to the scenario here.

Part A

What indicators affect patient care? Identify and describe here.

What are nursing sensitive indicators and how do we use the data to improve outcomes? Explain this here.

Discuss the relationship between nurse staffing and two of the following: urinary tract infections, pneumonia, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, shock, or length of stay.

Part B

There are two calculations in the assignment and that is the FTE and HPPD calculations. To do this, you would take the total care hours: 96,360 (this number is found in the assignment directions) and divide by 2080 (this number comes from taking 40 hours per week X 52 weeks per year). Explain, in a brief paragraph, how you calculated the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs) that would be needed. Provide the calculation. (Be sure to submit this paper and the spreadsheet to the assignment drop box.

Explain HPPD. To calculate the direct care hours per resident/day: Add the total number of direct care nursing staff hours for each 24 hour period, using the actual number of hours each person worked. Divide the total hours for each 24 hour period by the total census for each day to calculate the HPPD. How would the acuity of the unit affect HPPD?

Explain how diagnosis related groups (DRG’s) and Case Mix Index (CMI) affects hours per patient day.

Review the staffing plan for last year. What outcomes would you use to evaluate this staffing plan? Based on this data, would you recommend any changes for the upcoming year?


Knickman, J. R. & Kovner, A. R. (2015). Jonas and Kovner’s health care delivery in the United States (11th ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

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