Sample Nursing Paper on What Makes a Good Leader

Assignment Description:

Signature Assignment Title: What Makes a Good Leader?

Signature Assignment Description/Directions:

  1. Choose one or more leadership topic(s) from your textbook or from a scholarly source from a previous discussion or assignment from this course and write about its application to nursing practice. Provide definitions, history/background, and major concepts of chosen topic.

Book reference included with instructions at the end: Leadership Theories- Trait and behavioral theories


  1. Describe the topic’s function in nursing practice by examining at least three different nursing roles (for example, bedside nurse, public health nurse, CNO, unit manager, etc.).
  2. Discuss how the leadership topic can be used in your own practice. Discuss your personal growth in regard to your chosen leadership topic.
  3. Evaluate personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your career advancement.
  4. Discuss the top three traits you feel makes a good nurse leader. Support your statements with examples from your practice experience and scholarly sources.

Length: 1700 to 2000 words in length

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.

References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of 4 scholarly sources plus the textbook are required.



Book notes for Leadership Theories- Trait and behavioral theories

Book: Weiss, S., & Tappen, R. (2014). Essentials of nursing leadership & management concepts, connections & skills (6th ed.). F.A. Davis Company.[idloc_001.xhtml-itemref]!/4[eid42]/2[eid43]/1:0[%2CFro].