The shadowing experience for nursing students
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The shadowing experience for nursing students

Jackie Eades Facilitator for leadership development, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby
Karen Hill Professional development adviser, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
Jennifer Craig Lecturer in nursing, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington

The shadowing scheme supports nursing students in learning how to manage and identify the characteristics of good leadership. Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham offered nursing students the opportunity to shadow service leaders and managers during their final semester. This initiative promotes an effective service, takes account of students’ needs and interests and supports the government’s modernisation agenda and the NHS Plan (Department of Health (DH) 2000).

Nursing Standard. 20, 12, 48-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.


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