In this paper you will clarify your current values/beliefs, vision, and mandate regarding leadership in nursing and you will critically analyze the fit between your current perspectives and the literature – both course materials and outside sources in each of the 3 parts of the assignment. The 1st part is about your own values and beliefs, so it is very personal but then, as with all three sections, you also need to situate it within the literature to demonstrate how you fit or do not fit with the literature. The 2nd part is much broader and is about your ideal vision related to leadership in nursing as a profession. This is the part of the paper where you make the link between yourself and the larger world of theory. The 3rd part is about what you think you yourself should be doing in order to live out your values/beliefs about leadership within the context of your vision for nursing. For example, as an educator who believes in the importance of facilitating a student’s growth then I would need to describe ways in which I do just that.
Remember to relate all of your reflections to the literature .The Level of critical reflection in how you a) describe your mandate as a nurse within the context of your own values/beliefs and your vision for nursing leadership, i.e., your personal policy or course of action in providing and promoting leadership in nursing, and b) relate to the literature (both course and new material).Even though you also will be writing about your personal beliefs and so on. The critical analysis is crucial. It is expected that you use the literature from course materials (text book chapters and required articles), but additional new material should also be sought. The new material must be peer-reviewed, must be within 5 years and based only about nursing leadership