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Expert mentoring and how it can pave a pathway to successful leadership

A pioneering module developed at the University of Nottingham brings together nurses at the top of the profession with those on the threshold of careers in nursing children.
Mentoring

A pioneering module developed at the University of Nottingham brings together nurses at the top of the profession with those on the threshold of careers in nursing children

It is vital for the healthcare system that nurses of children and young people have the ability and courage to lead. These qualities can affect all elements of healthcare, from direct care through service commissioning (Royal College of Nursing 2014) to staff satisfaction and retention (Kerfoot, 2000, Corning, 2002, Heller et al 2004).

Emerging nurses need exposure to, and experience in, leadership skills and attributes to enter the workplace (Middleton 2013). Mentoring has been identified as an important catalyst in the development of future leaders and the enhancement of leadership skills (Wieck et al 2002, Evans and Resier 2004, Sherman 2005), and it is widely accepted that mentorship provides learning and development gains for

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