Supporting students in practice: leadership
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Evidence & Practice    

Supporting students in practice: leadership

Debbie Barry Practice education facilitator, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Prestwich, England
Trish Houghton Academic school coordinator (standards, enhancement and the learner experience) and senior lecturer, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Bolton, Bolton, England
Tyler Warburton Lecturer, University of Salford, Salford, England

This article, the tenth in a series of 11, discusses the importance of effective leadership in nursing and how it can enhance the provision of high quality care. Recent findings regarding suboptimal care practices in nursing have demonstrated the need for effective leadership in healthcare settings. Mentors and practice teachers are required to demonstrate leadership as part of their nursing role and their role in facilitating student learning. In addition, mentors and practice teachers are responsible for developing effective leadership skills in students, who will be expected to demonstrate these skills when they become registered nurses or midwives. Guidance for mentors and practice teachers is provided in relation to the eighth domain and outcomes of the Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice on leadership.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e9669

Correspondence

T.A.Houghton@bolton.ac.uk

Peer review

All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 08 October 2014

Accepted: 14 May 2015

Published online: 14 September 2016

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