Identify four leadership qualities or traits that represent excellence in nursing.

G. Identify two provisions from the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics (see web link below).

1. Analyze how the two provisions identified in part G influence your professional nursing practice.

2. Describe a nursing error that may occur in a clinical practice (e.g., clinical setting, skills lab, or simulation).

a. Explain how the ANA provisions identified in part G can be applied to the error discussed in part G2.

H. Identify four leadership qualities or traits that represent excellence in nursing.

1. Discuss the significance of the four leadership qualities identified in part H in the nurse’s role as each of the following:

• a leader at the bedside

• within a nursing team or interdisciplinary team

2. Identify how your work environment impacts the following:

• nursing leadership

• decision making

• professional development

I. Acknowledge sources, using APA-formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

J. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

RUBRIC

A: NURSING THEORY

COMPETENT

A nursing theory that has influenced the candidate’s values and goals is identified.

A1: EXCELLENT NURSING PRACTICES

COMPETENT

The explanation of how nurses apply the selected theory in part A to plan excellent nursing practices is logical.

A2: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE NURSING THEORY

COMPETENT

The discussion of how the theory from part A fits the candidate’s professional practice is relevant, and it accurately addresses the identified theory.

B: CONTRIBUTIONS OF 19TH OR 20TH CENTURY HISTORICAL NURSING FIGURES

COMPETENT

The contributions of 2 historical nursing figures in the nineteenth or twentieth century is identified.

B1: DIFFERENCES IN CONTRIBUTIONS

COMPETENT

The comparison accurately addresses the differences in the contributions of the 2 historical figures identified in part B and is logical and well supported.

B2: DESCRIPTION OF HISTORICAL FIGURES

COMPETENT

The description of how the contributions of the 2 historical nursing figures have influenced the candidate’s nursing practice is accurate.

C: STATE BOARD OF NURSING VERSUS ANA

COMPETENT

The explanation of the functional differences between the State Board of Nursing and the ANA is accurate and well supported.

C1: ROLES OF ORGANIZATIONS

COMPETENT

The definition of the roles of the State Board of Nursing and the ANA is provided and supported.

C2: INFLUENCE OF THE STATE BOARD OF NURSING AND ANA

COMPETENT

The explanation of how the State Board of Nursing and the ANA influence the candidate’s nursing practice is accurate and relevant.

C3: REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE RENEWAL

COMPETENT

The explanation of the requirements for professional license renewal in the candidate’s state is accurate and well supported.

C3A: FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

COMPETENT

The discussion of the consequences of failure to maintain license in the candidate’s state is accurate.

C4: COMPACT VERSUS NON-COMPACT STATE

COMPETENT

The comparison accurately addresses the differences between registered nursing license requirements in a compact state versus a non-compact state and is well supported.

D: AGENCIES FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES