Discussion Forum and Critical Reflection

Assessment Style: Discussion Forum and Critical Reflection

Description: You will be involved in online discussions both as
presenter and commentator, present on a given topic and
comment on the responses of others to topics of leadership and
management theories (300-500 words each). Following this you
will write a critical reflection and analysis (1500 words) of the
factors that impact on the provision of leadership and
management in your nursing practice.
In your discussion board activities you will
? Select a topic from module 1 or module 2 that you will
present through the Blackboard Site Discussion Board.
? Contact the Unit Co-Ordinator and nominate your
preferred discussion board topic (by the end of Week 2)
? Lead discussion on your chosen topi and engage with
others in con line discussion
? Contribute to at least 3 other Discussion Board activities
to provide comment on other student’s postings
You will submit an reflective journal on Friday of Week 8 which
contains
? A critical reflection on the discussion board activities you
led and participated in and how this relates to your own
practice leadership and management
? Evidence that you examined the issues you identified
through relevant leadership and management literature
? Printed copies of the activities you undertook as an
appendix to your reflective journal
You will have referred to your marking guide for guidance on the
expected quality of your writing
NSN515 Assessment Guidelines
NSN515 Leadership and Management in Nursing – ASSESSMENT 1 Discussion Board and Reflective Journal (Revised 31-03-2015)
Student Name: __________________________________ Student Number: _______________________________
7
6
5
4
3-2-1
Advanced Knowledge
Demonstrates advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills relevant to leadership and management in nursing.
Applies to Learning Outcome 1
In your response, you have :
? Challenged the theoretical and /or conceptual knowledge basis of key ideas, contexts, frameworks for practice related to leadership and management in nursing
? Evidenced findings and conclusions grounded in an extensive range of literature
In your response, you have :
? Explained through analysis of theoretical and /or conceptual knowledge in leadership and management in nursing, the basis of key ideas, contexts, frameworks for practice
? Evidenced findings and conclusions grounded in a wide range of literature
In your response, you have :
? Contextualised theoretical and/or conceptual knowledge related to leadership and management in nursing as the basis of most key ideas, contexts, frameworks for practice
? Evidenced findings and conclusions grounded in credible literature
In your response, you have :
? Demonstrated theoretical or conceptual basis of most key ideas, contexts and/or frameworks for practice related to leadership and management in nursing.
? Evidenced findings and conclusions grounded in a range of literature
In your response, you have :
? Lacked coherence when applying knowledge of key ideas, concepts related to leadership and management in nursing
? Drawn on minimal or no evidence
Critical Thinking and Analysis (critique, analyse and evaluate)
Demonstrates advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to transmit solutions to complex problems related to leadership and management in nursing based on critical analysis and evaluation
Applies to Learning Outcome 3
In your response, you have :
? Sourced, analysed and synthesised information /data to construct emergent knowledge on leadership and management in nursing
? Critically synthesised evidence drawing from an extensive range of relevant, seminal and/or current sources
? Articulated a persuasive position or recommendation taking into account contextual complexities
? Interrogated critically and evaluated the credibility and rigour of available evidence to develop a coherent analysis
In your response, you have :
? Sourced and applied information/data from relevant, credible literature on leadership and management in nursing
? Synthesised evidence drawing from a range of relevant, seminal and/or current sources
? Assimilated a range of perspectives to articulate a strongly argued position or recommendation
Explored your emerging creative thoughts from the synthesis of new knowledge , ideas and applications
In your response, you have :
? Sourced and applied information/data from relevant literature on leadership and management in nursing
? Synthesised evidence drawing from a range of relevant, seminal and/or current sources for credibility and rigour
? Argued a position or recommendation using credible evidence
? Demonstrated emerging creative thought, e.g. approaches to a problem, synthesis of ideas and/or solutions to problems, wider applications of a proposed strategy
In your response, you have :
? Sourced and applied information/data from relevant literature on leadership and management in nursing
?
? Appraised evidence with some interpretation
? Presented a position using supporting evidence from a few credible sources
? Identified implications of argument or position to draw defensible conclusions
In your response, you have :
? Sourced and applied minimal, or no relevant sources on leadership and management in nursing
? Provided description of evidence or viewpoints as fact without questioning.
? Taken a position on an argument that is simplistic and obvious.
? Attempted to tie conclusions to some of the information but related complications, outcomes and implications are oversimplified Critical reflection Demonstrates critical reflection on your learning in this unit and its implications for your future practice and continued lifelong learning. Applies to Learning Outcome 1, 3 ? Synthesised your insights in the dialogue between the narrative and the evidence with justification to create change in own practice related to leadership and management in nursing ? Derived a range of outcomes logically from the reflective process ? Constructed new learning from analysis and questioning of strategies, outcomes ? Applied the new learning into own and other contexts ? Explored links in the dialogue between the reflective narrative and the evidence with reference to practice related to leadership and management in nursing ? Illustrated insightful application of evidence leading to change in own practice, using examples from own practice ? Generated focussed strategies with some discussion of recommendations to improve your own practice ? Made evident links in the dialogue between the reflective narrative and the evidence related to leadership and management in nursing ? Demonstrated insightful application of evidence leading to change in own practice ? Generated relevant strategies to improve your own practice ? Demonstrated some links in the dialogue between your reflective narrative and the evidence related to leadership and management in nursing ? Demonstrated some insight to create a change in own practice ? Generated some strategies to improve your own practice ? Minimal to no links in dialogue between narrative and evidence ? Self-awareness or voice of self was not strong enough to influence a change in practice ? Recognition of the connection between strategies and improvement of practice was not evident
NSN515 Assessment Guidelines
Professional writing / communication
Demonstrates clarity of expression and adheres to information literacy standards in communication of health data and information to others.
Applies to Graduate Capability
? Presentation of document meets expected professional standard
? Writing style is analytical and coherent when critical of multiple perspectives
? Logical and succinct structure to the content
? Consistently meets expected standard of English conventions of grammar and , spelling
? Acknowledges all sources
? Meets APA referencing standards with no errors
? Uses language of the discipline
? Uses non discriminatory and culturally safe language
? Presentation of document meets professional standard
? Writing style is analytical and coherent
? Logical structure to the content
? Meets expected standard of English conventions of grammar and, spelling
? Acknowledges all sources
? Meets APA referencing standards with minimal errors
? Uses language of the discipline
? Uses non discriminatory and culturally safe language
? Professional presentation with introduction, body, conclusion evident, reflects organisation and coherence
? Writing style is analytical and ideas are mostly clear in expression
? Logical flow of argument is evident
? Consistent and mostly correct application of English conventions of grammar and spelling
? Acknowledges all sources
? Mostly consistent in meeting APA referencing standards
? Uses language of the discipline
? Uses non discriminatory and culturally safe language
? Introduction, body, conclusion evident
? Clear, concise, analytical approach attempted
? Flow of the argument is not always apparent
? Standard of English conventions of grammar and spelling with few errors
? Acknowledges all sources
? Mostly consistent in meeting APA referencing standards eg few errors
? Uses language of the discipline
? Uses non discriminatory and culturally safe language
? Presentation of document lacks organisation and coherence
? Writing is a statement of facts without questioning
? Flow of ideas using linking words is not apparent
? Grammar, paragraphing, punctuation, spelling has many errors distracting from the content
? All sources not acknowledged
? Many errors in APA referencing standards
? Uses lay language instead of language of the discipline
? Uses language that is discriminatory and culturally inappropriate
Assessor’s Comments:
Assessor:
Total Grade: [ ]
Revised 31-03-2015
NSN515 Assessment Guidelines
Assignment 2: Leadership and Capacity Building: Professional
Plan
Posting
date:
Friday, 29 May, 2015
Length: 2500-3000 words
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2 and 4:
Weighting: 60%
Description: You will evaluate traditional and contemporary
leadership theory to generate a conceptual model that
contributes to a framework for building leadership capacity and
lifelong leadership for quality improvement to advance nursing.
In this assignment you will:
1. Either use the workplace issues you identified from
Assessment 1 and use leadership theory to construct
solutions for the issues you presented
2. Or highlight some key issues from your own practice and
use leadership theory to construct solutions for the
issues you have identified
You will demonstrate:
? A critical analysis of the issues through leadership and
management theory
? Ability to apply leadership and management theory
throughout your plan and relevant evidence based
literature to support solutions your propose
? Provide innovative and creative solutions and introduce
these into your practice using both leadership and
change theories
? Logical framework through which to present your
professional plan
NSN515 Assessment Guidelines
NSN515 Leadership and Management in Nursing – ASSESSMENT 2 Leadership and Capability Building: Professional Plan (Revised 31-03-2015)
Student Name: __________________________________ Student Number: _______________________________
7
6
5
4
3-2-1
Advanced Knowledge
Demonstrates advanced theoretical and technical knowledge and skills relevant to leadership and management in nursing.
Applies to Learning Outcome 1
In your response, you have :
? Challenged the theoretical and /or conceptual knowledge basis of key ideas, contexts, frameworks for practice related to leadership and management in nursing
? Evidenced findings and conclusions grounded in an extensive range of literature
? Analysed key ideas through a conceptual frame to tie ideas together
In your response, you have :
? Explained through analysis of theoretical and /or conceptual knowledge in leadership and management in nursing, the basis of key ideas, contexts, frameworks for practice
? Evidenced findings and conclusions grounded in a wide range of literature
? Applied a conceptual frame to justify your key ideas to tie ideas together
In your response, you have :
? Contextualised theoretical and/or conceptual knowledge related to leadership and management in nursing as the basis of most key ideas, contexts, frameworks for practice
? Evidenced findings and conclusions grounded in credible literature
? Explored key ideas within a conceptual frame to tie ideas together
In your response, you have :
? Demonstrated theoretical or conceptual basis of most key ideas, contexts and/or frameworks for practice related to leadership and management in nursing.
? Evidenced findings and conclusions grounded in a range of literature
? Presented key ideas within a conceptual frame to tie ideas together
In your response, you have :
? Lacked coherence when applying knowledge of key ideas, concepts related to leadership and management in nursing
? Drawn on minimal or no evidence
? Demonstrated limited application of a conceptual framework to tie ideas together
Critical Thinking and Analysis (critique, analyse and evaluate)
Demonstrates advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to transmit solutions to complex problems related to leadership and management in nursing based on critical analysis and evaluation
Applies to Learning Outcome 2, 4
In your response, you have :
? Sourced, analysed and synthesised information /data to construct emergent knowledge on leadership and management in nursing
? Critically synthesised evidence drawing from an extensive range of relevant, seminal and/or current sources
? Articulated a persuasive position or recommendation taking into account contextual complexities
? Interrogated broader perspectives critically and evaluated the credibility and rigour of available evidence to develop a coherent analysis and offered insights into potential benefits for recipients of care and population health.
In your response, you have :
? Sourced and applied information/data from relevant, credible literature on leadership and management in nursing
? Synthesised evidence drawing from a range of relevant, seminal and/or current sources
? Assimilated a range of perspectives to articulate a strongly argued position or recommendation
? Explored your emerging creative thoughts and broader perspectives from the synthesis of new knowledge , ideas and applications for strategy or recommendations
In your response, you have :
? Sourced and applied information/data from relevant literature on leadership and management in nursing
? Synthesised evidence drawing from a range of relevant, seminal and/or current sources for credibility and rigour
? Argued a position or recommendation using credible evidence
? Demonstrated emerging creative thought, e.g. approaches to a problem, synthesis of ideas and/or solutions to problems, wider applications of a proposed strategy or recommendations
In your response, you have :
? Sourced and applied information/data from relevant literature on leadership and management in nursing
? Appraised evidence with some interpretation
? Presented a position using supporting evidence from a few credible sources
? Identified implications of argument or position to draw defensible conclusions and focused the position and/or made recommendations
? In your conclusion you presented defensible conclusions
In your response, you have :
? Sourced and applied minimal, or no relevant sources on leadership and management in nursing
? Provided description of evidence or viewpoints as fact without questioning.
? Taken a position on an argument that is simplistic and obvious.
? Attempted to tie conclusions to some of the information but related complications, outcomes and implications are oversimplified or general assumptions
NSN515 Assessment Guidelines
Professional writing / communication
Demonstrates clarity of expression and adheres to information literacy standards in communication of health data and information to others.
Applies to Graduate Capability
? Presentation of document meets expected professional standard
? Writing style is analytical and coherent when critical of multiple perspectives
? Logical and succinct structure to the content
? Consistently meets expected standard of English conventions of grammar and , spelling
? Acknowledges all sources
? Meets APA referencing standards with no errors
? Uses language of the discipline
? Uses non discriminatory and culturally safe language
? Presentation of document meets professional standard
? Writing style is analytical and coherent
? Logical structure to the content
? Meets expected standard of English conventions of grammar and, spelling
? Acknowledges all sources
? Meets APA referencing standards with minimal errors
? Uses language of the discipline
? Uses non discriminatory and culturally safe language
? Professional presentation with introduction, body, conclusion evident, reflects organisation and coherence
? Writing style is analytical and ideas are mostly clear in expression
? Logical flow of argument is evident
? Consistent and mostly correct application of English conventions of grammar and spelling
? Acknowledges all sources
? Mostly consistent in meeting APA referencing standards
? Uses language of the discipline
? Uses non discriminatory and culturally safe language
? Introduction, body, conclusion evident
? Clear, concise, analytical approach attempted
? Flow of the argument is not always apparent
? Standard of English conventions of grammar and spelling with few errors
? Acknowledges all sources
? Mostly consistent in meeting APA referencing standards eg few errors
? Uses language of the discipline
? Uses non discriminatory and culturally safe language
? Presentation of document lacks organisation and coherence
? Writing is a statement of facts without questioning
? Flow of ideas using linking words is not apparent
? Grammar, paragraphing, punctuation, spelling has many errors distracting from the content
? All sources not acknowledged
? Many errors in APA referencing standards
? Uses lay language instead of language of the discipline
? Uses language that is discriminatory and culturally inappropriate
Assessor’s Comments:

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