Change is a constant presence in the healthcare arena therefore effective leaders must be capable of conveying their ideas in a clear and concise manner for sustainable  transformation.

The student will develop and introduce innovative strategies to propel the organization or department to a higher level (specific idea required). This essay must be impressive enough to inspire others to become champions of this cause. The essay must be 3-4 pages in length excluding appendix, title and reference page. 5 points will be deducted for each page over and under the page requirement. The student may choose a topic of professional relavance and something that can be translated into practice as a healthcare leader (must be a specific idea). The student will address the impetus for change, leadership traits needed to implement these new ideas and any other related theories that can be applied to describe or support these ideas.Conceptual framework models can be placed in the appendix. The student must submit the following for references: minimum of 5 references less than 5 years since publication. Wikipedia or dictionary websites are not acceptable references. This assignment requires appropriate spelling, grammar, use of the current APA format and APA style of writing.

Rubric:

10% ____ Introduction

10%____ Background

50%____ Body of the Paper:

Overview of specific idea or concept
Importance of change for healthcare leaders (impetus for change in the organization)
Timeframe for this project and benefits
Leadership behaviors, characteristics and traits needed to implement these ideas
Strategies to implement this idea
Conceptual model/framework to support the ideas or concepts for change
10%_____  Conclusion

10% _____  APA format in paper and reference  (abstract optional)

10% ______ Grammar, organization, construction

 

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