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How to be a leader in nursing, whatever your role or seniority

Leadership in nursing is about inspiring colleagues to deliver the best care and improve patient outcomes, whether you are a student, newly qualified or a team leader

Leadership in nursing is about inspiring colleagues to deliver the best care and improve patient outcomes, whether you are a student, newly qualified or a team leader

  • Nurse leadership is vital to improve clinical outcomes and nurses should be encouraged to develop leadership skills from the start of their careers
  • Leadership skills include building good working relationships, inspiring others as a role model, and being able to influence and implement policy
  • Find out about the wide range of resources and programmes available to help you develop your leadership skills

It is an outdated notion that leaders are only those who manage a team, or call all the shots.

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