Reflective Essay for Leadership Competencies

Reflective Essay for Leadership Competencies

Details: Please review the rubric for special grading parts that are vital to my grade.

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to promote introspective reflection related to leadership competencies that positively influence others and cultivate healthful working relationships. Students will reflect upon personal strengths and opportunities for enhancement with respect to leadership competencies, and implications of leadership competency in the selected area of MSN specialty practice.

NR504 Week 3: Reflective Essay Assignment Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.)

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will address the following Course Outcomes:

CO 3: Integrate communication modalities that convey cultural humility, value the diverse nature of individuals, and cultivate healthful work environments.
CO 5: Recognize individual strengths and opportunities for enhancement regarding leadership characteristics reflective of an MSN-prepared nurse.
Total Points Possible: 175 points
Requirements

Criteria for Content

Based upon readings and learning activities within the class lessons, reflect upon specific leadership-related competencies which you possess and leadership competencies where there is an opportunity for enhancement. Identify two specific areas of strength, and two areas for improvement. How will those competencies impact future practice as a MSN-prepared nurse in your specialty area?

In a two- to three-page reflective essay, address the following elements. Include a minimum of two peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within five years, to support your work. See rubric for specific, required content criteria within each section of the paper:

Provide an introduction to the reflective essay.
Consider your personal leadership competencies
Explain two specific examples of how leadership competencies will impact your practice in the selected MSN track.
Provide a conclusion to the reflective essay.
Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

Abide by the Chamberlain College of Nursing Academic Integrity Policy.
Use Microsoft Word 2013 to create the reflective essay.
The paper (excluding title and reference pages) should be at least two full pages in length and should not exceed three full pages in length.
A minimum of two (2) peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within five years, are required.
Sources older than five years may not be used without the permission of the class professor.
No direct quotes may be used in this assignment.
Title page, pagination, subheadings, body of paper, citation of sources, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 7th edition of the manual.
Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure are followed and consistent with formal, scholarly writing as noted in the APA Manual (7th edition).
First person may be used for this assignment.
Directions and Assignment Criteria
Grading Criteria
Category

Points

%

Description

Introduction

25

14%

Introduction includes:

· General statements on the value of leadership competency

· Insights you hope to gain through this reflective essay

· Identify sections of the paper

· Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented

Provide support from current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources

Personal Leadership Competency

50

29%

This section includes:

· Summary of leadership competencies (Knowledge, skills, or attitudes) which you possess

· Identification and description of two leadership competencies which are key areas of personal strength

· Identification and description of two leadership competencies for which there is an opportunity for growth and enhancement

· Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented

Provide support from current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources

Implications for Advanced Nursing Practice

50

29%

This section includes:

· Statement of the selected MSN track

· Description of a minimum of two specific examples how leadership competencies will impact practice in the future MSN role

· Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented

Provide support from current, peer-reviewed scholarly sources

Conclusion

25

14%

Conclusion includes:

· Summary statements regarding the value of leadership competency

· Synopsis of strengths and opportunities for enhancement

· Self-reflection regarding the new insights and personal learning obtained through this reflective essay

Graduate-level Writing Style

25

14%

Graduate-level writing style is included, evidenced by integrating the following standards:

· Correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure

· Clarity, organization, and logical flow of ideas within writing; accurate use of APA levels of headings

· APA format for citing and referencing sources

· No direct quotes are used within the assignment

· APA document format including margins, spacing, font style and size

· APA document structure including pagination, title page, reference page

· Congruence with APA mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers, and use of figures or tables if applicable)

Quality of Literature Support

It is an expectation that a minimum of two peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within five years, are integrated within the assignment.

If the above expectation is not met, 6 points shall be deducted.

It is an expectation that the paper is a minimum of two full pages in length, and no more than three full pages in length.

If the above expectation is not met, 6 points shall be deducted.

Total

175

100%

A quality assessment will meet or exceed all the above requirements.

Rubric
Week 3: Reflective Essay Rubric
Week 3: Reflective Essay Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction
25 pts
Exemplary
Exemplary presentation of information evidenced by all content areas covered in a comprehensive and concise manner. All of the following are included: • Insightful discussion on the value of leadership competency • Specific personal insights you hope to gain through this reflective essay • Identification of sections of the paper • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
23 pts
Accomplished
Accomplished presentation of information evidenced by most content covered in a comprehensive and concise manner, but with one area where coverage is superficial. All of the following are included: • Insightful discussion on the value of leadership competency • Specific personal insights you hope to gain through this reflective essay • Identification of sections of the paper • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
21 pts
Average
Average presentation of information evidenced by content covered in a superficial manner in two or more of the content areas. All of the following are included: • Insightful discussion on the value of leadership competency • Specific personal insights you hope to gain through this reflective essay • Identification of sections of the paper • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
19 pts
Marginally Acceptable
Marginally acceptable presentation of information evidenced by content that is limited, missing, or unsatisfactory in one of the following: • Insightful discussion on the value of leadership competency • Specific personal insights you hope to gain through this reflective essay • Identification of sections of the paper • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
0 pts
Insufficient
Insufficient presentation of information evidenced by content that is limited, missing, or unsatisfactory in two or more of the following: • Insightful discussion on the value of leadership competency • Specific personal insights you hope to gain through this reflective essay • Identification of sections of the paper • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePersonal Leadership Competency
50 pts

Exemplary

Exemplary presentation of information evidenced by all content areas covered in a comprehensive and concise manner. All of the following are included: • Summarize the leadership competencies (Knowledge, skills, or attitudes) which you possess. • Identify and describe two leadership competencies which are key areas of personal strength • Identify and describe two leadership competencies for which there is an opportunity for growth and enhancement • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented.
46 pts
Accomplished
Accomplished presentation of information evidenced by most content covered in a comprehensive and concise manner, but with one area where coverage is superficial. All of the following are included: • Summarize the leadership competencies (Knowledge, skills, or attitudes) which you possess. • Identify and describe two leadership competencies which are key areas of personal strength • Identify and describe two leadership competencies for which there is an opportunity for growth and enhancement • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented.
42 pts
Average
Average presentation of information evidenced by content covered in a superficial manner in two or more of the content areas. All of the following are included: • Summarize the leadership competencies (Knowledge, skills, or attitudes) that you possess. • Identify and describe two leadership competencies that are key areas of personal strength • Identify and describe two leadership competencies for which there is an opportunity for growth and enhancement • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support the information presented
38 pts
Marginally Acceptable
Marginally acceptable presentation of information evidenced by content that is limited, missing, or unsatisfactory in one of the following: • Summarize the leadership competencies (Knowledge, skills, or attitudes) which you possess. • Identify and describe two leadership competencies that are key areas of personal strength • Identify and describe two leadership competencies for which there is an opportunity for growth and enhancement • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support the information presented
0 pts
Insufficient
Insufficient presentation of information evidenced by content that is limited, missing, or unsatisfactory in two or more of the following: • Summarize the leadership competencies (Knowledge, skills, or attitudes) that you possess. • Identify and describe two leadership competencies that are key areas of personal strength • Identify and describe two leadership competencies for which there is an opportunity for growth and enhancement • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support the information presented
50 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeImplications for Advanced Nursing Practice
50 pts
Exemplary
Exemplary presentation of information evidenced by all content areas covered in a comprehensive and concise manner. All of the following are included: • State your selected MSN track • Describe a minimum of two specific examples of how leadership competencies will impact your practice in the future MSN role • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support the information presented
46 pts
Accomplished
Exemplary presentation of information evidenced by all content areas covered in a comprehensive and concise manner. All of the following are included: • State your selected MSN track • Describe a minimum of two specific examples how leadership competencies will impact your practice in the future MSN role • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support the information presented
42 pts
Average
Average presentation of information evidenced by content covered in a superficial manner in two or more of the content areas. All of the following are included: • State your selected MSN track • Describe a minimum of two specific examples how leadership competencies will impact your practice in the future MSN role • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support the information presented
38 pts
Marginally Acceptable
Marginally acceptable presentation of information evidenced by content that is limited, missing, or unsatisfactory in one of the following: • State your selected MSN track • Describe a minimum of two specific examples how leadership competencies will impact your practice in the future MSN role • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support the information presented
0 pts
Insufficient
Insufficient presentation of information evidenced by content that is limited, missing, or unsatisfactory in two or more of the following: • State your selected MSN track • Describe a minimum of two specific examples how leadership competencies will impact your practice in the future MSN role • Sufficient integration of scholarly literature to support information presented
50 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusion
25 pts
Exemplary
Exemplary presentation of information evidenced by all content areas covered in a comprehensive and concise manner. All of the following are included: • Summary statements regarding the value of leadership competency • Synopsis of strengths and opportunities for enhancement • Self-reflection regarding the new insights and personal learning obtained through this reflective essay
23 pts
Accomplished
Accomplished presentation of information evidenced by most content covered in a comprehensive and concise manner, but with one area where coverage is superficial. All of the following are included: • Summary statements regarding the value of leadership competency • Synopsis of strengths and opportunities for enhancement • Self-reflection regarding the new insights and personal learning obtained through this reflective essay
21 pts
Average
Average presentation of information evidenced by content covered in a superficial manner in two or more of the content areas. All of the following are included: • Summary statements regarding the value of leadership competency • Synopsis of strengths and opportunities for enhancement • Self-reflection regarding the new insights and personal learning obtained through this reflective essay
19 pts
Marginally Acceptable
Marginally acceptable presentation of information evidenced by content that is limited, missing, or unsatisfactory in one of the following: • Summary statements regarding the value of leadership competency • Synopsis of strengths and opportunities for enhancement • Self-reflection regarding the new insights and personal learning obtained through this reflective essay
0 pts
Insufficient
Insufficient presentation of information evidenced by content that is limited, missing, or unsatisfactory in two or more of the following: • Summary statements regarding the value of leadership competency • Synopsis of strengths and opportunities for enhancement • Self-reflection regarding the new insights and personal learning obtained through this reflective essay
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGraduate level writing style
First-person may be used for this reflective paper
25 pts
Exemplary
The exemplary graduate-level writing style is evident, which meets all of the criteria below: • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure • Exceptional writing style with clarity, flow, and organization of information throughout the paper, including accurate use of APA levels of headings • APA format for citing and referencing sources • APA document format including margins, spacing, font style and size • APA document structure including running head, pagination, title page, reference page • Congruence with APA mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers, and use of figures or tables if applicable) • No direct quotes are used in this assignment. • Use of first person is limited to the self-reflection portion of the conclusion (unless otherwise noted in the assignment instructions)
23 pts
Accomplished
The accomplished graduate-level writing style is evident which meets at least 6 of the criteria below: • No more than 2 errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence and/or paragraph structure • No more than 2 errors in writing style with clarity, flow, and organization of information throughout the paper, including accurate use of APA levels of headings • No more than 2 errors in APA format for citing and referencing sources • No more than 2 errors in APA document format including margins, spacing, font style and font size • No more than 2 errors in APA document structure including running head, pagination, title page, and reference page • No more than 2 errors in APA mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers, and use of figures or tables if applicable) • No direct quotes are used in this assignment. • Use of first person is limited to the self-reflection portion of the conclusion (unless otherwise noted in the assignment instructions)
21 pts
Average
Average graduate-level writing style is evident which meets at least 4 of the criteria below: • No more than 2 errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence, and/or paragraph structure • No more than 2 errors in writing style with clarity, flow, and organization of information throughout the paper, including accurate use of APA levels of headings • No more than 2 errors in APA format for citing and referencing sources • No more than 2 errors in APA document format including margins, spacing, font style, and font size • No more than 2 errors in APA document structure including running head, pagination, title page, and reference page • No more than 2 errors in APA mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers, and use of figures or tables if applicable) • No direct quotes are used in this assignment. • Use of first person is limited to the self-reflection portion of the conclusion (unless otherwise noted in the assignment instructions)
19 pts
Marginally Acceptable
Marginally acceptable graduate-level writing is evident which meets at least 2 of the criteria below: • No more than 2 errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence, and/or paragraph structure • No more than 2 errors in writing style with clarity, flow, and organization of information throughout the paper, including accurate use of APA levels of headings • No more than 2 errors in APA format for citing and referencing sources • No more than 2 errors in APA document format including margins, spacing, font style, and font size • No more than 2 errors in APA document structure including running head, pagination, title page, and reference page • No more than 2 errors in APA mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers, and use of figures or tables if applicable) • No direct quotes are used in this assignment. • Use of first-person is limited to the self-reflection portion of the conclusion (unless otherwise noted in the assignment instructions)
0 pts
Insufficient
The insufficient graduate-level writing style is evident which meets 1 or less of the criteria below: • No more than 2 errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence and/or paragraph structure • No more than 2 errors in writing style with clarity, flow, and organization of information throughout the paper, including accurate use of APA levels of headings • No more than 2 errors in APA format for citing and referencing sources • No more than 2 errors in APA document format including margins, spacing, font style and font size • No more than 2 errors in APA document structure including running head, pagination, title page, and reference page • No more than 2 errors in APA mechanics of style (abbreviations, capitalization, italics, numbers, and use of figures or tables if applicable) • No direct quotes are used in this assignment. • Use of first-person is limited to the self-reflection portion of the conclusion (unless otherwise noted in the assignment instructions)
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality of Literature Support
0 pts
0 Point Deducted
A minimum of two peer-reviewed scholarly sources, current within five years, are integrated into the assignment.
0 pts
6 Points Deducted
The assignment fails to meet the requirement noted for the quality of literature support.
0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Length
0 pts
0 Points Deducted
The assignment is a minimum of two full pages in length and is no more than three full pages in length. Total page count does not include title or reference pages.
0 pts
6 Points Deducted
The assignment fails to meet the requirement noted for total length.
0 pts
Total Points: 175

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