NR 504 Week 2 Assignment (Spring Term 2018)


The purpose of this assignment is to apply ethical principles to current leadership practices within healthcare by a) explaining two ethical principles, b) applying selected ethical principles to leadership, c) identifying how selected ethical principles can prevent or resolve leadership concerns, d) discussing how selected ethical principles will be incorporated into own leadership practices, and e) communicate ideas in a clear, succinct and scholarly manner

Course Outcomes:

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

CO #1: Analyze leadership qualities that facilitate collaboration and cooperation at the individual, team, community, and organizational levels within diverse healthcare settings to foster human health. (MPH PO #1, MSN PO # 1, 7)

CO #5: Incorporate ongoing leadership character development, values and ethical principles into a living leader role that collaborates with and engages individuals, teams, agencies, and organizations locally as well as globally. (MPH PO #8, MSN PO #5)

Due: Week 2.

100 Points


Description of the Assignment

  1. In this 3-5 page paper (not including the title or      reference pages in the page count), the introduction contains a few      statements about ethical principles in general, identification of two      ethical principles to be used in this paper, and the sections of the      paper.
  2. Section One provides a definition and explanation of      two ethical principles. Each of the selected ethical principles are then      applied to leadership within any healthcare setting. Scholarly support is      provided for the definitions, explanations, and application areas.
  3. Section Two presents information on how the selected      ethical principles either prevents or solves two different leadership      concerns within healthcare. Scholarly support is required
  4. Section Three identifies how you will incorporate each      of the selected ethical principles into your own leadership activities      within healthcare.
  5. Summary of this paper identifies key points from the      presentation as well as of insights gained (what was learned) about      applying ethical principles with leadership through writing the paper.

Criteria for Content

  • Introduction includes general comments on ethics and      leadership (such defining ethics in general, how ethics can impact      leadership), identify the two ethical principles selected for use within      this assignment, and the sections of the paper. A heading is not used.
  • Section one contains a definition and explanation of      each of the selected ethical principles. Scholarly references (no      dictionaries are allowed to be used) are required. Following the      definition and explanation of each of the required ethical principles,      each principle should be applied to leadership, in general, within any      healthcare setting.
  • Section two identifies how the selected ethical      principles either prevents or solves two different leadership concerns      within healthcare. For example, nonmalificence relates to the leadership      concern of high rate of medication errors. Scholarly support is required.
  • Section three is a description of how the learner will      incorporate each of the two selected ethical principles into their own      leadership activities. This needs to be specific and can consider future      leadership opportunities
  • Summary is the conclusion of this assignment. It      provides a review of key elements from your work. The summary also      identifies the ideas and understandings you have gained regarding ethical      principles and leadership from writing this paper.

Criteria for Format and Special Instructions

  1. This assignment must be submitted to TurnItIn™, as      required by the TurnItIn™ policy. A Similarity Index of “blue” or “green”      must be obtained. A score in the blue or green range indicates a      similarity of less than 24% which is the benchmark for CCN graduate      nursing students. Any other level of similarity index level requires the      student to revise the assignment before the due date and time. To allow      sufficient time for revision, early submission of the assignment to      TurnItIn™ is highly encouraged. The final submission will be graded by      faculty. If a Turnitin™ report indicates that plagiarism has occurred, the      Academic Integrity policy will be followed.
  2. The textbook required for this course may not be used      as a reference for this assignment.
  3. The use of a dictionary to define or explain ethical      principles or leadership is not allowed for this assignment.
  4. Lesson information from this course may not be used as      a scholarly reference.
  5. A minimum of 6 (six) scholarly references must be used.
  6. When presenting information from a published resource,      past tense verbs are required.
  7. Title page, body of paper, and reference page must      follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual. This      includes the use of headings for each section or topic of the paper.
  8. The paper (excluding the title page and references      page) should be a minimum of 3 pages and not to exceed 5 pages. Points      will be lost for not meeting these length requirements (too short or too      long)
  9. Ideas and information that come from readings must be      cited and referenced correctly.
  10. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation      are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th      edition of the APA manual.
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