1584. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide the student with the opportunity to explore and explain verbal, non-verbal, and written communication at the highest professional level. This assignment allows for the assimilation of professional leadership competencies as a doctorally prepared practice scholar. Assignment content supports professional formation, communication, and dissemination of skills relevant to the DNP practice scholar. Course Outcomes This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes: CO3: Differentiate attributes of effective leaders and followers in influencing healthcare. (PO 6) CO4: Assimilate attributes for intra-/inter-professional collaboration across healthcare settings (PO 8) CO5: Formulate selected strategies for leadership and influence across healthcare systems. (PO 8) Due Date(s) The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment. The assignment title is due by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5. Total points possible: 350 points. Preparing the Assignment Follow these guidelines when completing each component of this assignment. Contact your course faculty if you have questions. It is each student’s responsibility to save and maintain all artifacts required in the e-Portfolio The assignment will include the following components within 5-7 pages (not including title page or reference page): Title Page (Title matches the first-page title) Use the following required Level 1 headings: Verbal Communication Competencies and the Practice Scholar Non-verbal Communication Competencies and the Practice Scholar Written Communication Competencies and the Practice Scholar Conclusion Introduction (Note: Do not use “Introduction” as a heading). Place the paper’s title on the first line. In a brief paragraph, introduce your paper’s topic and establish its importance. Present a clear purpose statement and a mini-outline, in sentence format, of the paper. The best introductions outline the paper according to the major sections in the assignment guidelines (which are the required level 1 headings for the body of the paper). Verbal Communication Competencies and the Practice Scholar This section describes the leadership competency of verbal communication for the DNP practice scholar. Present your understanding of the components, comportment, and collaborative nature of effective and ineffective verbal communication as a leader. Non-Verbal Communication Competencies and the Practice Scholar This section describes the leadership competency of non-verbal communication for the DNP practice scholar. Present your understanding of the positive and negative behaviors of non-verbal communication as a leader and examples of each. Written Communication Competencies and the Practice Scholar This section describes the leadership competency of written communication for the DNP practice scholar. Include your understanding of (a) professional tone & style, (b) use of standard English, and (c) strategies for effective writing as a DNP leader in documents such as emails, memos, curricula vitarum, grant proposals, white papers, poster presentations, project dissemination manuscripts, and other formal written forms of professional leadership communication. Conclusion Recap the paper’s purpose statement and mini-outline criteria. Draw major conclusions from the body of your paper. Summarize the importance of effective communication competencies for the DNP leader. Clarity of writing Use consistent standard English grammar and sentence structure is evident throughout the paper. The sentences and wording should be clear and concise, without slang, colloquialisms, street language, or conversational style. Paper should be generally free of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and typographical errors. The paper should be organized and use the required Level I Headings headers and others as needed to organize the content.