Interview a masterâ€™s prepared nurse leader (chief nurse, associate chief nurse, director, supervisor, manager), a masterâ€™s prepared nurse with leadership responsibilities (nurse educator, nurse quality specialist, nurse risk manager, nurse case manager, etc.), or advanced practice nurse with leadership responsibilities (clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, or nurse practitioner).
Analyze the leaderâ€™s role as it relates to a minimum of five of the major course concepts addressed (ethics in leadership, emotional intelligence, communication, conflict resolution, change theory, cultural competence/diversity, labor relations management, leadership models, management theory, motivational theory, Nurse of the Future competencies, interprofessional collaboration, and team building).
Provide a narrative summary of your intervieweeâ€™s responses to each of the concepts (but not a verbatim account) of the interview. Incorporate references to provide support and analyze the concepts you discussed. Include your impression of congruence between the leaderâ€™s self-reflection and your personal observations of demonstrated leadership.
Include the following in your paper:
- Comprehension: Introduce the leader, his or her credentials, title, job responsibilities, placement on the organizational chart/reporting responsibilities, education, experience, mentors, and pathway to their current role.
- Application: Describe the predominate model/theory of leadership used by this leader. Describe their style of leadership.
- Analysis/Synthesis: Clarify and illustrate the leaderâ€™s level of authority and influence within the organization. Discuss their sense of empowerment and efforts to empower others. Describe their intra- and extra-organizational responsibilities.
- Compare your personal philosophy/style/model of leadership with this leader and share whether or not expectations/perceptions of this leader were accurate.
- Evaluation: Summarize the leaderâ€™s behavior, strengths, successes, challenges, and weaknesses.
Your paper should be 9â€“10 pages long, not counting cover page or references list, and should utilize 10â€“12 scholarly references.
Content of Paper: The writer demonstrates a well-articulated understanding of the subject matter in a clear, complex, and informative manner. The paper content and theories are well developed and linked to the paper requirements and practical experience. The paper includes relevant material that fulfills all objectives of the paper.Follows the assignment instructions around expectations for scholarly references. Uses scholarly resources that were not provided in the course materials.All instruction requirements noted.
Analysis and synthesis of Paper content: Through critical analysis, the submitted paper provides an accurate, clear, concise, and complete presentation of the required content.Information from scholarly resources is synthesized, providing new information or insight related to the context of the assignment by providing both supportive and alternative information.
Application of Knowledge: The summary of the paper provides information validated via scholarly resources that offer a multidisciplinary approach.The studentâ€™s application in practice is accurate and plausible, and additional scholarly resource(s) supporting the application is provided.All questions posed within the assignment are answered in a well-developed manner with citations for validation.All instruction requirements noted.
Organization: Well-organized content with a clear and complex purpose statement and content argument. Writing is concise with a logical flow of ideas.
APA Grammar & Spelling : Correct APA formatting with no errors. The writer correctly identifies reading audience, as demonstrated by appropriate language (avoids jargon and simplifies complex concepts appropriately). Writing is concise, in active voice, and avoids awkward transitions and overuse of conjunctions. There are no spelling, punctuation, or word-usage errors.