module 8 professional issues

Signature Assignment Title: What Makes a Good Leader?

Signature Assignment Description/Directions:

Choose one or more leadership topic(s) from your textbook or from a scholarly source from a previous discussion or assignment from this course and write about its application to nursing practice. Provide definitions, history/background, and major concepts of chosen topic. Describe the topicâ€s function in nursing practice by examining at least three different nursing roles (for example, bedside nurse, public health nurse, CNO, unit manager, etc.). Discuss how the leadership topic can be used in your own practice. Discuss your personal growth in regard to your chosen leadership topic. Evaluate personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your career advancement.

Then, discuss the top three traits you feel makes a good nurse leader. Support your statements with examples from your practice experience and scholarly sources.

Assignment Expectations:

Length: 1750 to 2000 words in length

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.

References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of three scholarly sources plus the textbook are required.

Rubric: This assignment uses a rubric for scoring. Please review it as part of your assignment preparation and again prior to submission to ensure you have addressed its criteria at the highest level.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or a PDF document (.pdf)

File name: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name, and the assignment number (for example RHall Assignment 1.docx)

Total Point Value of Assignment: 500 points

RUBRIC

100 points

(90 – 100 pts)


In-depth coverage of topic; outstanding clarity and explanation of concepts demonstrated in information presented; approaches assignment with depth and breadth, without redundancy, using clear and focused details.

75 points

(68 – 75 pts)

Nursing role in the chosen leadership topic was completely explained and supported. Topic applied in an exceptionally clear manner to nursing roles.

75 points

(68 – 75 pts)

Reflected on specific examples of how the leadership topic can be utilized by the student in their current practice. Described personal growth in an insightful manner with examples.

75 points

(68 – 75 pts)

Comprehensive evaluation and description of all four categories (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) impacting career advancement.

75 points

(68 – 75 pts)

Highly effective evaluation of the traits student feels makes them a good nurse leader. Support for statements uses examples from students practice experience and scholarly sources.

50 points

(45 – 50 pts)

Style and voice are not only appropriate to the given audience and purpose, but also show originality and creativity. Word choice is specific, purposeful, dynamic and varied. Free of mechanical and typographical errors. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

50 points

(45 – 50 pts)

A broad understanding of APA format and style is evident. Accurate citations and references are presented. No APA errors are evident.

Learning Materials

  • Weiss, S. A. & Tappen, R. M. (2015). Essentials of nursing leadership and management (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company. Read chapters 12 – 14.

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