Info attached. Needed by 05/25/22, BEFORE 11pm pacific standard time. 

Week 5- Practicum Journal: Authority

Assessment Description

Journaling provides a valuable tool for recording, reflecting on, and reviewing your learning. This approach provides an opportunity for you to “connect the dots” and observe the relationships between and among activities, interactions, and outcomes.

Unlike a personal journal of thoughts and feelings, this leadership journal is a record of your activities, assessments, and learning related to this academic experience.

Write a journal entry of 750-1,500 words on the subject of authority, including the following:

Practicum Activities Reflection: Provide observations and thoughts on the activities in your practicum setting during Weeks 3-4.

Application of Leadership: Reflect on how change management is handled in your professional life. How is this related to strategic management principles? Explain your answer and provide an example.

Practicum Project Preparation: Explain how your project goals align with the mission and vision of your organization, as well as with the organizational needs. Is it important that these align? Provide your rationale.

Leadership Video Reflection: Reflect on at least two things you learned from the “Servant Leadership – Issue of Authority” video

Use the “Leadership Journal Template” to complete this assignment.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.


Practicum Journal: Authority – Rubric

Practicum Activities Reflection

8.75 points

Application of Leadership

7 points

Practicum Project Preparation

7 points

Leadership Video Reflection

7 points

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

1.75 points


3.5 points

Total 35 points

Leadership Journal Template


Weeks Covering: 16 weeks


Clinical/Practicum Site: SFMC

Hours Worked (past two weeks):_36__

Total Hours: __36__/150 total of all hours worked up to this point

Practicum Activities Reflection:

I selected the wound care department as the focus of my practicum because there is a significant communication problem to be resolved. It has been discovered that the department scored poorly with patients in regard to communication. My first activity was to observe the scorecards collected from patients during the last three months at their discharge or from outpatient services. Communication is an essential tool between doctors, nurses, and patients so I had to find the reason for poor communication and the solutions needed to resolve them. It was also discovered that the communication scores dropped after the hospital went through a change of ownership.

The scorecards revealed that the patients were not satisfied with the care, and they complained that the doctors and nurses do not come to ask about their well-being and do not discuss their issues with them. My second activity was communicating with the directors, nurses, and the other hospital staff to know how they communicate with the patients. The patients do not need wound care treatment only, but they require the proper care overall. If the proper care is not given to the patients, the patient flow will decrease in the coming months. The patient satisfaction level is directly related to the number of patients and the department’s reputation. The surveys will continue to be collected throughout the practicum because I want to know the effect of ownership change and staff behavior toward the patients. The ownership change might also affect the staff behavior with the patients. The last three months were proved to be critical for the patients because it was found that there were soar comments about the hospital administration.

I observed that leadership styles are essential in the improvement of communication. Communication with the patients is essential because it brings value to the treatment, and the patient’s satisfaction will be enhanced. I will continue the survey of the patients to know the other impacts. I expect that these activities will help me improve the communication process, and the patients will feel better.

Application of Leadership:

Professional responsibility and power, authenticity, integrity, and emotional intelligence are key factors of multiple leadership styles. During the observation and involvement of the preceptor activities, I felt that these factors were neglected. There was no element of emotional intelligence and authenticity in the leadership styles. During conversation with my preceptor, I realized

Project Timeline Graphic Organizer

Grand Canyon University NUR-674

May 18th, 2022




The roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders for each the phase of the project are described in the table below:

Project Phases / Stakeholders

Project approval

Education development

Stakeholder education

Implementation date

Assessment of the initial outcomes

Improvement approaches & reassessment of outcomes

Clients – patients


Proper listening and adopting the knowledge

Active listening and sharing concerns if any

Help in adopting the strategies

Provide feedback based on the success of the strategies

Provide feedback based on the success of the strategies

Wound care management – hospital administration

Properly reading over the proposal and approving

Proper listening and adopting the knowledge

Arranging the meetings with the staff and project managers

Assisting in implementing the plan

Oversee the process

Oversee the process

Healthcare professionals

Assisting in understanding the proposal needs for approval

Proper listening, discussing the issues and proposed solution

Helping in educating the other stakeholders and self-awareness also

Adopting the strategies

Provide feedback for the project, suggestions, and recommendations

Providing feedback on the project


WEEK 7-9

WEEK 7-9




Reassessment of outcomes

After adjustments are made, a reassessment will be done to check on the improvemnts. If there are more variations, additional adjustments will be made to improve on the results.

This will be conducted as from week 16.

Assessment of initial outcomes/implementation

The project team will be responsible of ensuring the expected outcomes are realized after the launch of the plan. Any variation f