Nursing Leadership Scholarly Paper

Nursing Leadership Scholarly Paper
The purpose of this paper is to examine nursing leadership in its totality. Healthcare is changing and Nurses are called to mentor, lead, and sustain nursing core values. Today more than ever we are called to hold onto the professions most sacred values. Grossman and Valiga (2017) addressed the need for new empowered leaders to advance the future of the profession. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has made recommendations to incorporate changes for best nursing practices in the future. The IOM addresses advanced practice nurses need for empowerment practicing to the fullest extent possible to meet the challenges of our future healthcare systems. Advanced nurse generalists functioning in a myriad of roles as leaders are influential in promoting excellence across practice settings. You are about to embark on a Masters prepared leadership journey and leadership skills are critical to impact the future of Nursing.

A. Scholarly paper guidelines
a. APA format with title and reference page
b. 5 to 8 pages in length not including the title and reference pages
c. Cite 5 or more references using scholarly peer reviewed journals (see recommended journal’s list)
d. Textbooks approved for additional references
e. Be creative, reflective, express critical thinking
B. Your paper should include;
a. Introduction
i. define leadership
ii. Explain how leadership is developed
iii. Why is leadership development important for nursing today?
b. Compare and contrast theoretical leadership theories as they relate to leadership development
c. Discuss how leadership is an integral component of the advanced generalist masters prepared Nurse
d. Examine empowerment as it relates to the development of Nursing leaders
e. Analyze the process of leading through mentoring as it relates to the creation of future caring followers
f. Explain effective communication and collaboration strategies which lead to healthy, safe interdisciplinary teams
g. Guided by Dr. Jean Watson’s (2012) theory of human caring science critically evaluate how caring can be integrated in all levels of Nursing practices
h. Create your own personal definition of nursing leadership examining concepts you can adopt in your practice setting leading to improved outcomes for patients, families, colleagues and self