Topic : Establishing Relationships And Influencing Change

ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS AND INFLUENCING CHANGE


This week’s focus is on developing foundational interpersonal skills that will prepare you for professional practice as a leader and change agent.
As a LEADER:
1)How will you influence change in your professional specialty area (N)?
2) Identify two strengths you have that will promote strong leadership.
3) Identify two areas of improvement to your skill in leading and influencing change.
4) What are two priority strategies you will implement to improve and/or enhance your leadership skills?

SEE Criteria for Content and RUBRICbelow for Threaded Discussion requirements (Initial Posting).
Threaded Discussion:
Assignment Guidelines with Scoring Rubric
Purpose:
The purpose of required threaded discussions is an interactive dialogue among instructors and students to assist the student in organizing, integrating, applying and critically appraising one’s knowledge regarding the nursing profession and selected area of practice. Scholarly information obtained from current sources as well as professional communication is required. Application of information to professional experiences promotes the analysis and use of principles, knowledge and information learned and related to real-life professional situations. Interactive dialogue among instructors and peers foster the development of a learning community as ideas, perspectives and knowledge is shared.

Due Date: First initial posting to the required threaded discussion topic is due by Wednesday, 11:59 pm MT. Peer and instructor responses are due by Sunday 11:59 pm MT. All posts for week 8 are due by the close of class on Saturday 11:59 pm MT. Please note that the late assignment policy does not apply to the threaded discussions.

Total Points Possible: Varies with course, please see specific course syllabus. These guidelines are for a required threaded discussion worth 50 points. Please note that week 8 will be worth only 25 points.
REQUIREMENTS:
Description of the Assignment

  1. INITIALposting: This is defined to be the initial post in which the student responds to the
    required threaded discussion topic. The first posting by a student within the required
    discussion area is considered to be the initial posting and will be evaluated using the rubric
    criteria. Scholarship in communication is expected. Required scholarly source(s) provide
    specific information that thoroughly address the required topic. For the initial posting,
    onescholarly sourcemust be presented. The scholarly source must be an outside
    source. The student may use the required course textbook (s), assigned readings and lesson
    information in the initial post; however, these are not considered outside scholarly sources.
    The initial posting must occur before Wednesday, 11:59 pm MT. Initial postings must be at a minimum of 300 words.References do not apply toward word count.ONLY in Week 8, the initial posting must be a minimum of 200 words with a scholarly reference. It remains due by Wednesday, 11:59 pm MT.

2.PEER responses: As part of the threaded discussion requirements, the student must
provide a substantive response to a peer. Substantive responses pose new ideas, ask questions,
and/orgenerally add to the discussion topic in a meaningful and constructive way.
The peer response must occur on a separate day from the initial posting and instructor response (see below). This peer response must occur before Sunday, 11:59 pm MT. This response does not require a scholarly reference unless information is paraphrased and/or direct quotes are used, then APA guidelines apply. Peer responses must be a minimum of 150 words. References do not apply toward word count.

  1. Instructor response: The student must respond to an instructor’s follow-up questions. The
    instructor’s question may be directed to the student or may be a question directed to another
    student in the section. The response must be comprehensive and scholarly in nature. Instructor
    responses must be a minimum of 150 words. References do not apply toward word count.
    The response to the instructor must occur on a day different from the initial post and a day
    different from the peer response. Responses to the instructor must occur before Sunday, 11:59
    pm MT.
  2. For week 8 only: Students are expected to post a peer response or an instructor post but are not
    required to do both. These posts must be a minimum of 100 words. References do not apply
    toward word count. The peer or instructor response must be on a different day than the initial
    post and must occur before Saturday, 11:59 pm MT due to the shorter week.

Posting Requirements:

  1. The INITIAL posting must be provided before Wednesday, 11:59 pm MT.
  2. The INITIAL posting must have at least one scholarly outside source that is cited within the
    posting and referenced. Required course textbooks, assigned readings and lesson information
    are not considered to be outside scholarly sources.
  3. INITIAL posting must be a minimum of 300 words; peer responses and instructor responses a
    minimum 150 words.
  4. The PEER responses and instructor responses must be provided before Sunday, 11:59 pm MT.
  5. All postings are substantive and relate to the graded threaded discussion topic.
  6. Only one small quote (15 wordsor less) within the entire initial posting is accepted.
  7. Postings must occur on 3 separate days.
  8. For week 8 only: the required postings are amended due to the shorter week. Two posts are
    required. One initial post and either a peer response or an instructor response. Initial post must
    be a minimum of 200 words and the peer or instructor response must be a minimum of 100
    words. Both posts are required to be on two separate days. All posts must be made by
    Saturday, 11:59 pm MT.

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Study level Bachelor
Assignment type Discussion Board Post
Subject Management
Language US

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