Nursing Leadership Scholarly Paper ____________________________________________
Nursing Leadership Scholarly Paper
The purpose of this paper is to examine nursing leadership in its totality. Health care is changing and Nurses are called to mentor, lead, and sustain nursing core values. Today more than ever we are called to hold onto the professions most sacred values. Grossman and Valiga (2021) addressed the need for new empowered leaders to advance the future of the profession. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) (now called The National Academies of Medicine) has made recommendations to incorporate changes for best nursing practices in the future. The IOM addresses advanced practice nurses need for empowerment practicing to the fullest extent possible to meet the challenges of our future health care systems. Advanced nurse generalists functioning in a myriad of roles as leaders are influential in promoting excellence across practice settings. You are about to embark on a Masters prepared leadership journey and leadership skills are critical to impact the future of Nursing.
1. Scholarly paper guidelines
i. APA format with title and reference page
ii. 5 to 8 pages in length not including the title and reference pages
iii. Cite 5 or more references using scholarly peer reviewed journals (see recommended journal’s list)
iv. Textbooks approved for additional references
v. Be creative, reflective, express critical thinking 2. Your paper should include;
i. Define leadership
ii. Explain how leadership is developed
iii. Why is leadership development important for nursing today?
b. Compare and contrast theoretical leadership theories as they relate to leadership development
c. Discuss how leadership is an integral component of the advanced generalist masters prepared Nurse
d. Examine empowerment as it relates to the development of Nursing leaders
e. Analyze the process of leading through mentoring as it relates to the creation of future caring followers
f. Explain effective communication and collaboration strategies which lead to healthy, safe interdisciplinary teams
g. Guided by Dr. Jean Watson’s (2012) theory of human caring science critically evaluate how caring can be integrated in all levels of Nursing practices
h. Create your own personal definition of nursing leadership examining concepts you can adopt in your practice setting leading to improved outcomes for patients, families, colleagues and self.
Grading Criteria for Nursing Leadership Scholarly Paper Assignment Quality of Content (80 Points)
___/25 points: Assignment contains definition of leadership, should be one page in length (worth 5 points), explanation of how leadership is developed(worth 5 points), and why leadership development is important to nursing today (worth 5 points). Paper includes a title page and reference page. Compare and Contrast theoretical leadership theory as it relates to leadership development (worth 15 points). Cite evidence from scholarly journals and textbooks to substantiate information and thorough explanations.
___/25 points: Includes discussion explaining how leadership is an integral component for the Advanced Generalist Masters Prepared Nurse (worth 10 points). Incorporate concepts of Empowerment to develop nursing leaders (worth 5 points). Discuss mentoring to create future leaders (worth 5 points). Include effective communication and collaboration strategies which lead to healthy, safe interdisciplinary nursing teams (worth 5 points). Cite evidence from scholarly journals and textbooks to substantiate information and thorough explanations.
___/20 points: Includes Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of human caring science critically evaluating how caring can be integrated in all levels of nursing practices (worth 10 points). Includes personal definition of nursing leadership examining concepts that can be adopted in your practice setting which lead to improved outcomes for patients, families, colleagues and self (worth 10 points). ___/10 points: Paper has introduction (worth 5 points), conclusion (worth 5 points), and at least five scholarly references.
Quality of writing (20 Points) ___/5: Format – Text meets APA/MSN standards
___/5: Organization – Organization of paper demonstrates critical thinking
___/5: Precision – Student uses terminology and writes clearly and concisely ___/5: Mechanics – Student spells, constructs sentences, and punctuates correctly