Nursing Leadership Problem Assignment
Nursing Leadership Problem Assignment
Assessment of a Nursing Leadership Problem
Assessment of a Nursing Leadership Problem Scoring Guide Grading Rubric
Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
Point out a relevant nursing leadership problem.
Nursing Leadership Problem Assignment
20% Does not point out a relevant nursing leadership problem. Recognizes to a limited extent a partially relevant nursing leadership problem. Points out a relevant nursing leadership problem. Assesses an identified nursing leadership problem and explains its significance.
Develop a rationale to prove that a nursing leadership problem exists.
20% Does not develop a rationale to prove that a nursing leadership problem exists. Outlines a brief rationale to prove that a nursing leadership problem exists. Develops a rationale to prove that a nursing leadership problem exists. Develops a rationale to prove that a nursing leadership problem exists and creates a well-reasoned statement that substantially demonstrates the makings of a nursing leadership problem.
Evaluate nursing leadership dynamics related to a nursing leadership problem.
20% Does not evaluate nursing leadership dynamics related to a nursing leadership problem. Lists some nursing leadership dynamics related to a nursing leadership problem. Evaluates nursing leadership dynamics related to a nursing leadership problem. Evaluates nursing leadership dynamics related to a nursing leadership problem with superior clarity.
Explain why a particular leadership strategy is more effective than another in solving a nursing leadership problem.
20% Does not explain why a particular leadership strategy is more effective than another in solving a nursing leadership problem. Recognizes to a basic extent why a particular leadership strategy is more effective than another in solving a nursing leadership problem. Explains why a particular leadership strategy is more effective than another in solving a nursing leadership problem. Explains why a particular leadership strategy is more effective than another in solving a nursing leadership problem and justifies choice with substantive support from the literature.
Write clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics and correctly format citations using APA style.
20% Does not write clearly and logically and writing shows little attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, and does not correctly format citations using APA style. Uses sentence structure that is mostly clear, with a few minor spelling or grammatical errors but fails to attribute quotes and citations in a few places, or allows some inconsistencies in APA style. Writes clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, and formats citations correctly, using APA style. Writes clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics, with no errors, and formats citations correctly using APA style, and all information is accurate and up-to-date.
This assignment is the first component of your course project. At one time or another, we have all experienced or observed situations where ineffective leadership skills and strategies were used. Think of a situation from either your current nursing position, or a previous nursing position where leadership was ineffective. Being mindful of maintaining confidentiality:
Describe the nursing dynamics related to the problem. In other words, the situation, the people involved (without naming them), and why you believe leadership was ineffective.
Choose a leadership strategy that you think would have been more appropriate to solving the problem, and support your choice with readings from the course or additional research.
Explain why your choice would have been more effective. Include a description of the outcome you believe would have resulted from using this leadership style. Support your choice with references that follow proper APA format.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.