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Nursing students need to master the art of delegating

Nursing students must develop the ability to know when and how to delegate – and never give someone else a job they aren’t willing to do themselves

Nursing students must develop the ability to know when and how to delegate – and never give someone else a job they aren’t willing to do themselves

While delegation is an everyday aspect of nursing practice, for many newcomers it can be a nerve-wracking prospect.

‘I think some see it as a bit of a dirty word – if you’re delegating you’re passing the buck. But that’s not true,’ says Lucy Tyler, a clinical nurse teacher at King’s College London. ‘One person can’t be expected to do everything.’

‘The point of a team is to help each other achieve all that needs to be done’

Lucy Tyler, clinical nurse teacher at King’s College London Tyler

Ms Tyler has helped to design a board game that helps nursing students practise delegation, teamwork and communication in a safe way. ‘These kinds

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