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NU605 All Assignments Week 1 Assignment: Leadership Analysis
Complete the assigned readings and the “Conceptualizing Leadership Questionnaire” in Northouse, Chapter 1. For this assignment, use a minimum of three scholarly references and it should be approximately three to four pages long, not counting the cover page or references list. Include the following: Comprehension: Share the findings of the questionnaire. Application: Of the six dimensions in the questionnaire (trait, ability, skill, behavior, relationship, and process), which one is the most similar to your own perspective? Which one is least like your own perspective? Analysis/Synthesis: What do the scores you received on the questionnaire suggest about your perspective on leadership? Evaluation: What do your scores imply about your view of nurses as leaders versus managers? How are the results of this questionnaire beneficial to you as a leader?
NU605 Week 2 Assignment: Annotated Bibliography – Nursing and Leadership Styles
Locate and read at least three scholarly articles on nursing and leadership styles. Summarize and critically analyze each article separately (250–300 words for each article’s annotated bibliography). For each article, determine the following: Comprehension: Select a scholarly research or other article on the assigned topic and introduce the article in your own words. Application: Apply the research findings or article content to course concepts. Analysis: Provide objective and subjective analysis of the article. Evaluation: Summarize the value of the content to nursing leadership and nursing.
NU605 Week 3 Assignment: Synthesis of Personal Strengths and Weaknesses as a Leader
Complete the “Leadership Traits Questionnaire” (Northouse, Chapter 2) and “Leadership Strengths Questionnaire” (Northouse, Chapter 3). Your paper should include five to seven scholarly references, be five pages long, not counting cover page or references list. It should reflect the rubric in the following ways: Comprehension: What are the findings of the questionnaires? Application: Discuss how your identified traits and strengths can enhance your ability to lead? How can your identified traits and weaknesses impede your ability to lead? Analysis/Synthesis: How can your identified traits and strengths compare to those you have observed in nurse leaders? Create a plan to develop your strengths and address your weaknesses to meet the anticipated leadership responsibilities of your intended role (upon graduation from your program of study). Evaluation: Summarize the value of examining your leadership traits and strengths. NU605 All Assignments
NU605 All Assignments Week 4 Assignment: Annotated Bibliography – Conflict Resolution
Read three scholarly articles on nursing and leadership styles. Summarize and critically analyze each article separately (250–300 words for each article’s annotated bibliography). For each article, determine the following: Comprehension: Select a scholarly research or other article on the assigned topic and introduce the article in your own words. Application: Apply the research findings or article content to course concepts. Analysis: Share objective and subjective analysis of the article. Evaluation: Summarize the value of the content to nursing leadership and nursing.
NU605 All Assignments Week 5 Assignment : A Plan to Resolve Conflict and Promote Collaboration
Imagine that you are a leadership consultant. Use your example of conflict in your professional practice (from the Week 4 discussion) and build on the readings, videos, and peer input you received. Critically analyze the situation and create a plan that would have helped to resolve the conflict and promote collaboration among the group. Your plan should include seven to 10 scholarly references and be seven to eight pages long (page count does not include the cover or references list). Review your conflict scenario and include the following Comprehension: Review the details of the conflict scenario, identifying the type and effects of the conflict. Application: Relate course content on delegation, empowerment, group dynamics, and constructive group roles and behaviors to the identified conflict scenario. Analysis/Synthesis: Clarify understanding of the internal and external variables contributing to the conflict. Create a plan that would have helped to resolve the conflict and promote a high functioning health care team. Evaluation: Summarize the value of effective conflict resolution skills for the nurse leader.
NU605 Week 6 Assignment: Leadership and Success of the California Nurses’ Association
Watch the three-part California Nurses Association History videos and determine the role of leadership in the success of this organization. Your paper should include five to seven scholarly references and be three to four pages long, not counting cover page and references list. Your paper should include in the review: Comprehension: Briefly summarize the efforts and outcome of the CNA. Application: Relate core leadership concepts to the success of the CNA. Include the relationship of empowerment, government, and cultural competency to the struggles and success of the CNA. Analysis/Synthesis: Clarify understanding of the variables contributing to the success of the CNA group’s efforts. Evaluation: Summarize the efforts of the CNA as a model to enhance APRN practice. NU605 All Assignments
NU605 Week 7 Assignment Nurse Leader Interview
Interview a nurse leader (chief nurse, associate chief nurse, director, supervisor, manager), a master’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 leader’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 interviewee’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 leader’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 leader’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 leader’s behavior, strengths, successes, challenges and weaknesses. Your paper should be nine to 10 pages long, not counting cover page or references list, and should utilize 10-12 scholarly references. NU605 All Assignments