Value-Based Nursing Care Readiness Assessment





Yes No
Has your organization established a need to implement value-based nursing care strategies? X
Is now the right time for implementing value-based nursing care (e.g., it will not compete with other major changes currently being made within the organization)? X
Have employees been informed of the recommendations and been provided an opportunity to comment on the feasibility of the change? X
Have implementation plans been developed that include an action plan, training plan, and communication and change management plans? X
Does the organization have a Health Information System that has the capacity to collect, analyze and report value metrics and key performance indicators that link nursing care services to patient outcomes? X
Will the organization’s executive leaders actively support and champion implementation of value-based nursing care. X
Does the organization’s leadership reward teamwork behaviors and showcase successes throughout the organization? X
Have the strategic recommendations the interprofessional team developed been approved by organizational leaders and managers? X
Has an Impact Analysis been completed to determine the influence this change will have on human and financial resources? X
Does your organization have sufficient staff with the necessary time and resources to support active project participation? X
Will your organization allow time to prepare and continue work on project deliverables? X
Has the organization identified value metrics that can be used to measure the effectiveness of value-based nursing care over time? X
Will the organization be willing to use continuous improvement processes to measure and assess progress and continuously improve processes? X
Will strategies for minimizing potential project failure modes be developed prior to implementation? X
Does the organization have a culture that supports and rewards teamwork and innovation in nursing care? X



Count the number of “Yes” responses and refer to the next page to determine the organization’s level of readiness for value-based nursing care.




Number of Yes responses you have selected is 11-15 out of 15:

This is likely a good time within your organization to participate in the Value-Based Nursing Care Project. Prior to implementation, continue to monitor whether the answers to these questions change and keep a close eye on any items to which you answered “No.”


Number of Yes responses you have selected is 6-10 out of 15:

Your organization may not be ready on several of the factors. This reduces the likelihood of the success of implementing Value-based Nursing Care at this time.


Number of Yes responses you have selected is 1-5 out of 15:

Based on your responses, significant work is likely needed to raise the readiness level of your organization. Moving forward with implementing Value-Based Nursing Care could create significant risk that it will not succeed or produce the desired results.