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Organisational aspects of care

Jacqueline Bloomfield Senior lecturer/director of Pre-registration programmes, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Anne Pegram Lecturer, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London, England

Organisational aspects of care, the second essential skills cluster, identifies the need for registered nurses to systematically assess, plan and provide holistic patient care in accordance with individual needs. Safeguarding, supporting and protecting adults and children in vulnerable situations; leading, co-ordinating and managing care; functioning as an effective and confident member of the multidisciplinary team; and managing risk while maintaining a safe environment for patients and colleagues, are vital aspects of this cluster. This article discusses the roles and responsibilities of the newly registered graduate nurse. Throughout their education, nursing students work towards attaining this knowledge and these skills in preparation for their future roles as nurses.

Nursing Standard. 29, 27, 35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.27.35.e9581


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 07 September 2014

Accepted: 01 December 2014