Review the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) core healthcare competencies. Select ONE of the competencies
July 8, 2019
How does telemedicine differ from the traditional medicine?
July 8, 2019

Write a scholarly paper that follows APA formatting guidelines. Organize your content logically and express your thoughts clearly.


  • Realistically obtainable: Access to the organization, policies, and unit manager. Various resources are available.

T-Time bound

  • Specific dates: By Week 4 (or specific date)
  1. Go to the Chamberlain library ( and search the databases (under Menu tab) to locate scholarly articles related to your SMART goal. Also, search for credible websites to gain insight into how to accomplish your goal.
  2. Construct a plan of action to reach My Leadership SMART goal. Be specific by creating a timeline of when you plan on doing each action; explain how, when, and where you plan to communicate with an expert; and identify specific resources you will use to help you achieve your goal.
    1. Example Plan of Action for above mentioned example:
  • Seek approval to review the organization’s policies and schedule a meeting/interview with the unit manager by _____ (fill in date).
  • Review the policies on disciplinary action by _____ (fill in date).
  • Review the American Nurses Association website and peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Nursing and Journal of Advanced Nursing by _____ (fill in date).
  • Evaluate the findings from the above resources by _____ (fill in date). Pass the quiz.

  1. Write a scholarly paper that follows APA formatting guidelines. Organize your content logically and express your thoughts clearly. Use appropriate headers to separate sections of your paper. Check for any grammar or spelling errors before submission.
  2. Submit your completed NR 447 My Leadership SMART Goal paper, which should be approximately six pages (excluding title page and references) to the Week 4 My Leadership SMART Goal Paper Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 4. Note: This assignment is automatically submitted to Turn It In.

Grading Criteria: My Leadership SMART Goal

Selects ONE of the IOM core competencies  indicated to develop a leadership SMART goal105%Selects the specific IOM core competency upon which SMART goal is based.
Develop one specific leadership SMART goal.7035%Develops a professional leadership (SMART) goal, formatted correctly containing Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time bound components.
Locate scholarly articles and credible websites relevant to your leadership SMART goal.4020%Locates scholarly articles and credible websites related to SMART goal.  Summarizes articles and websites in body of paper.
Construct a plan of action for SMART goal.6030%Constructs a plan of action for SMART goal, identifying what is needed to do in order to achieve the goal; creates a timeline, explains how the plan will unfold, and how specific resources (articles and websites) will be utilized in effort to achieve goal. Plan is apparent in body of paper.
Clarity of writing2010%Content is organized, logical, and with correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure are correct.  APA formatting is apparent and CCN template is utilized. References are properly cited within the paper; reference page includes all citations; proper title page and introduction are present and evidence of spell and grammar check is obvious. 
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