Leadership Essay

Assignment Description:
Signature Assignment Title: What Makes a Good Leader?
Signature Assignment Description/Directions: Leadership Essay
Choose one or more leadership topic(s) from your textbook or from a scholarly source from a previous discussion or assignment from this course and write a 1750 – 2000 word essay about its application to nursing practice.
Include the following:
• Provide definitions, history/background, and major concepts of the chosen topic.
• Describe the topic’s function in nursing practice by examining at least three different nursing roles (for example, bedside nurse, public health nurse, CNO, unit manager, etc.).
• Discuss how the leadership topic can be used in your own practice.
• Discuss your personal growth in regard to your chosen leadership topic.
• Evaluate personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your career advancement.
• Discuss the top three traits you feel makes a good nurse leader.
o Support your statements with examples from your practice experience and scholarly sources.

The following specifications are required for this assignment:
• Length: 1750 to 2000 words; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner
• Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count toward the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
• References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of three scholarly sources plus the textbook are required.
Weiss, S. A. & Tappen, R. M. (2015). Essentials of nursing leadership and management (6th ed.). F. A. Davis Company. ISBN: 9780803636637. Read chapters 12, 13, & 14.