NUR 432 Intellectual Indebtedness & Academic Integrity
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Plagiarism is a form of intellectual dishonesty in which another person’s work is presented as one’s own. Be certain that whenever you use a secondary source in your course work and assignments you reference your source in a consistent and logical manner. All direct quotes (quotations of any number of words from the original) and indirect quotes (paraphrased ideas) must be acknowledged. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism, and as with any form of academic misconduct, it will be penalized. Penalties may take the form of rejection of the submitted work; expulsion from the examination, the course or the program; or legal action, depending on the specific nature of the infraction.
Dutiful citation of quotes and paraphrased materials does not mean that you can write an essay assignment by stringing together a series of quotes. You should always try to summarize or describe someone else’s ideas in your own words. When you present your own ideas or opinions in a paper, provide evidence or arguments to substantiate your position. For information about the reference and citation styles of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA [6th ed.]), and how to write scholarly papers, visit Athabasca University’s Library Help Centre.
All written assignments in this course must:
use correct spelling and grammar; adhere to APA format, as outlined in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; be your own work and be free of evidence of plagiarism; use Microsoft Word (or Microsoft Word compatible) format; and be submitted via the Assignment Drop Box. NUR 432 Intellectual Indebtedness & Academic Integrity
To receive credit for Nursing 432: Management and Leadership in Nursing Practice , you must achieve a composite grade of 64% (C). The weighting of the five assignments is as follows.
15% Assignment 1 � Self-Analysis (Due at the end of Unit 4)
Assignment 2 � Becoming Influential (Due at the end of Unit 8)
Assignment 3 � Scenario Analysis (Due at the end of Unit 10)
Assignment 4 – Design An Organization (Due at the end of Unit 12)
Assignment 5 � Application Exercise Conference Postings (Due at the end of Units 2, 4, 7 and 12)
Assignment 1: Self-Analysis of Leadership Abilities (15%) Due at end of Unit 4
The primary goal of Assignment 1 is to increase your awareness of your current leadership strengths and areas for improvement. The secondary goal is to familiarize you with a variety of leadership assessment tools.
Assignment 1 involves the following steps:
Select two leadership ability/style self-assessment tools. These are readily available on the Internet. Below are links to some tools that you may use. You are not limited to these particular tools. If you find other tools designed to assess your leadership abilities from other sources you can use these for this exercise. Caution � look for assessment tools offered free of charge from reputable sources. If you are not sure about an assessment tool you locate check with your tutor before proceeding.
Leadership Style Survey http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/survstyl.html
Bolman and Deal’s Four Framework Approach to Leadership: Leadership Matrix http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/matrix.html
Complete two self-assessments and score yourself. Write a 2-3 page summary of your findings, excluding title and reference pages, and compare what you discovered in the two assessment tools. Identify areas of leadership strength and make suggestions for improvement. The title and reference pages for the assignment are not included in the page count. Use APA format (6th ed) for the references. Make sure you reference the websites where the assessment tools used are located. Submit your assessment scores and the summary of your findings to your tutor via the Assignment 1 Dropbox.
Assignment 1 is due after you have completed Unit 4. NUR 432 Intellectual Indebtedness & Academic Integrity