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Clinical leadership in pre-registration nursing programmes - an international literature review

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background: Clinical leadership and the safety, quality and efficiency of patient/client care are inextricably linked in government reports, major inquiries and the professional literature.

    Objectives: This review explores the literature on clinical leadership development within pre-registration nursing programmes.

    Method: The literature retrieved from a scoping review was evaluated to identify what is already published on the development of clinical leadership within pre-registration nursing programmes. Twenty-seven publications matched the inclusion criteria and were included in this review, 14 journal articles, one thesis and 11 chapters within one book were analysed and three themes were identified: clinical leadership; curriculum content and pedagogy.

    Results and main outcomes: This review identified a paucity of literature specifically relating to clinical leadership and pre-registration nursing programmes and what is available is inconclusive and unconvincing.

    Conclusions: Academics, curriculum development leaders and accreditation bodies have a responsibility to influence how nurses are prepared for the profession as such clinical leadership and the new graduate should be considered an area of greater importance.

UOW Authors


  •   Brown, Angela M. (external author)
  •   Crookes, Patrick (external author)
  •   Dewing, Jan S. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Brown, A., Crookes, P. & Dewing, J. (2015). Clinical leadership in pre-registration nursing programmes - an international literature review. Contemporary Nurse, 51 (1), 39-55.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84964490270

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3701

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 55

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Background: Clinical leadership and the safety, quality and efficiency of patient/client care are inextricably linked in government reports, major inquiries and the professional literature.

    Objectives: This review explores the literature on clinical leadership development within pre-registration nursing programmes.

    Method: The literature retrieved from a scoping review was evaluated to identify what is already published on the development of clinical leadership within pre-registration nursing programmes. Twenty-seven publications matched the inclusion criteria and were included in this review, 14 journal articles, one thesis and 11 chapters within one book were analysed and three themes were identified: clinical leadership; curriculum content and pedagogy.

    Results and main outcomes: This review identified a paucity of literature specifically relating to clinical leadership and pre-registration nursing programmes and what is available is inconclusive and unconvincing.

    Conclusions: Academics, curriculum development leaders and accreditation bodies have a responsibility to influence how nurses are prepared for the profession as such clinical leadership and the new graduate should be considered an area of greater importance.

UOW Authors


  •   Brown, Angela M. (external author)
  •   Crookes, Patrick (external author)
  •   Dewing, Jan S. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Brown, A., Crookes, P. & Dewing, J. (2015). Clinical leadership in pre-registration nursing programmes - an international literature review. Contemporary Nurse, 51 (1), 39-55.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84964490270

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3701

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 55

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia