My Leadership SMART Goal

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Leadership SMART Goal (graded)

Your second
assignment, My Leadership SMART Goal paper, is to be submitted this week.
Guidelines for this assignment may be found in Doc Sharing. This assignment
will be automatically submitted to Turnitin. Please see Course Resources under
Course Home, and Doc Sharing for more information about Turnitin and how to
interpret your results.


The purpose of
this assignment is to develop a SMART-formatted goal related to your
professional leadership applicable to your current practice setting or future
leadership aspirations. This goal is about YOUR leadership development, not
those of the organization or the department where you work.  Many organizations have developed the
SMART-goal framework as they strive for performance improvement.  Your goal may tie to one of the departmental
or organizational SMART goals but the components of the goal are about YOUR
leadership development The Institute of Medicine’s quality initiative has
identified five core healthcare profession competencies. This assignment
focuses on only two of those initiatives. Either Patient-Centered Care or Working in Interdisciplinary
and/or Interprofessional Teams will serve as a framework for identification of
YOUR leadership SMART goal.


Review the
Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) core healthcare competencies. Select ONE of the
competencies that you will work on for developing a Leadership SMART Goal.  You are to select one of the following
competencies for YOUR SMART goal. 

Managing Patient-Centered Care 

in interdisciplinary and/or interprofessional teams;

ONE leadership goal that is in the SMART goal format. You practiced this in the
Week 3 Discussion, and received valuable feedback from your instructor and
peers. Please refer to this as you work on the assignment.

S – Specific (Who besides YOU is involved in the goal, what
is YOUR goal, where will it take place?)

M – Measurable (How
are YOU going to achieve the goal?) Be specific with measureable outcomes.

A – Attainable
(What resources and/or experts are available to assist YOU with attaining YOUR

R – Realistic
(Is YOUR goal something that is realistically obtainable in YOUR professional
practice?) Be specific.

T – Time bound (What specific dates or weeks will YOU
accomplish each task related to your leadership goal?)

·  Example
NOT in SMART format:
I will learn how to be a manager. This goal is lofty, not
measurable, and unattainable in the time allotted, probably not realistic, and
not time bound.

Examplein SMART
I will
learn the disciplinary process of an employee who has excessive absences, by
locating the organization’s attendance policy and meeting with the unit
manager, reviewing peer-reviewed articles and credible websites to obtain
information on the disciplinary process by Week 4 (or specified date).

Note: This particular
example relates to Core Competency: Managing Patient-Centered Care.

This example is a
SMART goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic,
and Time-bound.


Who– Your name, or “I” Indicate others who may be involved.

What– Learn the disciplinary process of employees who have excessive

Where– Your organization


How: Through locating the organization’s attendance policy and
passing a quiz on the content of the policy.


Resources and/or Expert: Meeting with the unit manager, reviewing
peer-reviewed articles, and credible websites


Access to the organization, policies, and unit manager. Various resources
are available.

T-Time bound

By Week 4 (or specific date)

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.

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.

a.  Example Plan of Action for above mentioned

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

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.

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.

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. This assignment is automatically submitted to Turn It In.