Learning leadership: a resource for aspiring nurse leaders

Foley, Anna M. (2016) Learning leadership: a resource for aspiring nurse leaders. Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background/purpose – Nurse leaders play a key role in the growth of the nursing profession; hence the development of future leaders is essential. Despite its importance, opportunities for leadership development can be limited. The purpose of the practicum project was to develop a comprehensive, yet concise resource to assist aspiring nurse leaders in their journey towards effective leadership. Methods – The methods used to achieve the practicum objectives were: (a) explore the literature and complete a comprehensive review (b) conduct expert consultations with current nurse leaders, and (c) develop a learning resource for aspiring nurse leaders. Results – The literature review and expert consultations highlighted the importance of effectively developing aspiring nurse leaders. The information obtained allowed for the development of a comprehensive learning resource. A detailed background, leadership theory, leadership framework, leader competencies and learning activities are presented throughout the resource. Conclusion – In order to for the nursing profession to continue to advance, effective nurse leaders are of paramount importance. However, it is essential that aspiring leaders are given appropriate opportunities for development. The learning resource was developed to provide aspiring leaders with a comprehensive tool to enhance their leadership development.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12096
Item ID: 12096
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references. -- Final report of the Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum -- Practicum report submitted to the School of Nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Nursing.
Department(s): Nursing, School of
Date: April 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Nursing services--Administration; Leadership--Study and teaching; Nurse administrators--In-service training
Medical Subject Heading: Nursing Services; Nurse Administrators; Inservice Training; Leadership

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