Reflection Papers –10%
This learning activity allows students with an opportunity to reflect on published nurse leader stories and compare/contrast those experiences with their own experiences or those of their preceptor or those they have observed during their practicum courses.
Each student will complete a Reflection papers based on the assigned “Nurse Leader Stories from the Field” published in the Studer Nurse Leader Handbook as listed below.
Reflection Paper # 1:
“The Journey is Never Complete” pp 355-366 and “Fostering a Successful Staff” pp 361-364.
For each paper:
o Read the assigned leader stories above
o Reflect upon the story and compare it to content you have learned and experiences you have had in this program (not just this course)
o Write a 3 to 5- page narrative reflection about the leader stories. Your reflections should include, but are not limited to:
Does this story seem realistic?
Does this leader discuss any principles, concepts, or experiences of leadership that you have encountered during this program? And if so, how?
How does this leader story align or contrast with your own personal leadership theory as identified in your leadership paper from the NUR 6117 fall semester course?
How does this leader story compare to the “lessons learned” you gathered from your preceptor interview during the first practicum course (fall semester)?
o Use references as needed (be sure and “self-reference” if appropriate)
o Professional writing is expected (Grammar, Writing Style, APA, etc.–see grading rubric)
o Submit to the TurnItin Draft Dropbox. You must allow a minimum of 24 hours to get the reports. Use the reports to make edits/revisions to your paper prior to submitting the final paper for grading.
o Paper will be submitted to Dropbox for faculty grading (see Assignment Due Dates and Rubrics)
The Studer Group. (2010). The nurse leader handbook: The art and science of nurse leadership. Gulf Breeze, FL: Fire Starter Publishing.