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Leadership and management skills of general practice nurses: experience or education?

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posted on 2014-12-01, 00:00 authored by Rosalind Lau, Wendy Cross, Cheryle Moss, Annie Campbell, Magali De Castro, Victoria Oxley
A key finding of this qualitative exploratory descriptive study into advanced nursing for general practice nurses (Australian setting) revealed that participants viewed leadership and management as best learnt 'apprenticeship' style on the job by years of experience. Participants (48) comprised of general practice nurses, practice managers and general practitioners from metropolitan Melbourne were interviewed. Other findings demonstrated that the participants generally had limited awareness that postgraduate education can assist in the development of leadership and management in advanced nursing practice. The participants lacked clarity about professional competencies and generally did not connect these to leadership and management. Professional bodies need to take the opportunity to promote awareness of the national competency standards. All three groups of participants expressed hopes about the future provision of professional development opportunities and support by the Medicare Local for leadership and management aspirations within advanced practice nursing.

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Journal

International journal of nursing practice

Volume

20

Issue

6

Pagination

655 - 661

Publisher

Wiley

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

1322-7114

eISSN

1440-172X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Wiley Publishing Asia

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