NSG4029 Leadership in a Diverse Society

NSG4029 Leadership in a Diverse Society
Assignment 2 Leadership Interview
Instructions and Assignment Details
Introduction: Interview a nursing leader (maintain confidentiality) in your organization/unit (past or
current) that you consider to be an exemplary leader. Classmates are not to be interviewed. See
BrightSpace for detailed instructions and criteria. Submit an email to course faculty with the name and
work contact information for the leader selected to be interviewed. Failure to complete this task will result
in an automatic grade reduction of 10%.
Objectives
1. Analyze leadership concepts, skills, and decision-making strategies in professional practice.
2. Compare and contrast leadership and management.
3. Discuss the influence of nursing leadership styles on decision-making.
Reading and Resources Necessary for the Assignment
Harris, R., Bennett, J., & Ross, F. (2014). Leadership and innovation in nursing seen through a
historical lens. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(7), 1629-1638.
Mannix, J., Wilkes, L., & Daly, J. (2013). Attributes of clinical leadership in contemporary
nursing: An integrative review. Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian
Nursing Profession, 45(1), 10-21.
Murray, E. J. (2017). Nursing leadership and management for patient safety and quality care.
Philadelphia, PA. F.A. Davis. Read chapters 1 – 6.
Instructions
1. Read the Assigned readings.
2. Complete the assigned interview.
3. Develop a short paper using the Content Areas listed below.
4. Submit to the Assignment to Week 5 area Assignment 2 Leadership Interview and Improvement
by the posted due date.
Assignment Content Parts
1. Content Area 1: APA Cover Page
2. Content Area 2: APA Introduction
a. Include a 3 to 5 sentences giving context to the paper including the purpose statement of
the assignment.
3. Content Area 3: Leader Introduction and Leadership Attributes
a. Introduce the leader and his/her professional, experiential, and educational background.
b. Summarize the interview in narrative format describing the attributes that make an
exemplary nursing leader in their organization.
4. Content Area 4: Analysis
a. Write a narrative critique based on your interview with a nursing leader.
i. Discuss a minimum of three (3) leadership attributes this person discussed in
your interview. Support your critique with relevant quotations from your
interview using the APA citation for personal communications. Do not use direct
quotes over 20 words.
ii. Give specific examples of how this person demonstrates these qualities and why
you feel these attributes are especially important in nursing leadership.
5. Content Area 5: Evidence-Based Leadership Reflection
a. Reflect on your own leadership skills and discuss how you would incorporate and or
apply the three attributes described by the leader into your own nursing practice. Support
with current literature
6. Content Area 6: Conclusion
a. Include a 3 to 4 sentences summarizing the major points and purpose of the paper. Do not
introduce new content.
7. Content Area 7: References
a. All references must be listed on a new page and in alphabetical order by author last name.
All references listed must be cited.
Submit: Submit an email to course faculty with the name and work contact information for the leader
selected to be interviewed. Failure to complete this task will result in an automatic grade reduction of
10%. Submit approximately 3 pages of content in paragraph format plus one APA cover page and one
page of APA references. Use Level 1 and Level 2 APA headings to demonstrate organization are
required. See the Success Center if you need help with APA headings.
1. Papers longer than 4 pages of content will not be graded after the end of page 3.
2. The completed assignment must include an APA title page. References must start on a new page,
the final page of the assignment. Two references are required.
3. Upload the completed assignment to the BrightSpace in Microsoft Word by the due date.
4. You may be required to submit the actual sources or articles used as references or submit the
assignment for plagiarism detection such as turnitin.com.
Grading: Each assignment will be graded using the following rubric: