Supporting newly qualified nurses to develop their leadership skills
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Supporting newly qualified nurses to develop their leadership skills

Debbie Rainey Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Catherine Monaghan Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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  • To enhance your knowledge of leadership styles, traits and characteristics

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Leadership is not expected solely of managers. At any stage of their career, nurses are expected to be able to demonstrate leadership in their day-to-day role. However, newly qualified nurses, who often experience a challenging transition from nursing student to registered nurse, may lack the confidence to demonstrate leadership. Nurse managers can support junior nurses to develop their leadership skills, notably through training, mentoring, reflection and action learning. By guiding newly qualified nurses in the use of different leadership approaches, experienced nurses can contribute to enhancing the quality of patient care. This article discusses how nurse managers can support newly qualified nurses to develop their leadership skills.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2022.e2031

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This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

d.rainey@qub.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Rainey D, Monaghan C (2022) Supporting newly qualified nurses to develop their leadership skills. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2022.e2031

Published online: 30 May 2022

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