Assignment Criteria: Students will develop a scholarly paper relating to the selected nursing leader that includes the following criteria: 1. An introduction of the leader being interviewed (no names or places should be identified). 2. Length of time as a nurse? 3. The type of leadership style utilized. 4. What characteristics does the leader believe are important for effective leadership? 5. What techniques does the leader use to empower their staff/colleagues? 6. Describe the findings from the interview using the literature to support the type of leadership characteristics and type of power used by this leader. 7. Summarize by reflecting on the experience and the impact this assignment may have on your future as a nurse. 8. The scholarly paper should be in narrative format 4 pages excluding the title and reference page. 9. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion. 10. Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper (page 47-48 in the APA manual). 11. The paper must be written in third person, not first person (meaning do not use â€˜weâ€™ or â€˜Iâ€™) and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we, you, me, our may be not used. In addition, describing yourself as the researcher or the author should not be used. 12. Include a minimum of 3 (3) profession peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper (review in Ulrich Periodical Directory) and be less than five (5) years old. 13. APA format is required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations). 14. Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes.
The Interviewee stated:
” I have been a nurse for 8 years.
I have been a nurse educator for 17 months.
I utilize a more democratic leadership where a leader makes decisions based on the team members’ input.
The most important characteristics are integrity, compassion, communication, and the right task delegation.
I have the ability to empower my colleagues by pushing and motivating them to do good and look good. We are team players.”