This new approach to leadership focuses on how students can develop leadership skills right from the start of their nursing programme through to transitioning to their first role. The book first takes students through the underpinning knowledge and theory and then through practical skills to help them understand all aspects of leadership and how it is a key component of providing quality care to patients in a range of environments and settings. Real stories from nursing leaders, practitioners and students are included to inspire students and show them how they can impact positively on practice, whatever level they are working at.
Key features include:Real life focus, grounded in everyday practice, with lots of case studies and examples to help students see how theory relates to practiceActivities to help students reflect about their own practice, and about themselves as leadersVideo interviews with nurse leaders and students on the companion websiteFurther reading and links to journal articles in both the book and the companion website help students delve deeper and prepare for assessments.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 x 18 mm
'This contemporary book is a breath of fresh air and a must read for those studying nursing. The range of theories and concepts are presented in a clear and accessible manner as well as activities to support learning throughout. This is a helpful and excellent resource and great piece of work.'
-- Irene Kennedy
`An innovative and contemporary text on leadership in Nursing that is aimed directly at the nursing student. Written in the context of the student as a leader and using real life experiences, it guides the student in their exploration of leadership.'-- Stephanie Dunleavy
'A very good book on leadership for undergraduate nursing and midwifery students. It deals with key leadership concepts such as context policy, inter-professional, public and global issues. These are particularly relevant in today's healthcare climate. Part 2 considers different leadership approaches culminating in a novel and unique perspective on the nursing student as leader.'-- Mary Casey
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