Enhancing student learning in the workplace through developing the leadership capabilities of clinical supervisors in the nursing discipline

Nash, Robyn E., Sacre, Sandra M., Calleja, Pauline, Mannion, Jill A., Bonney, Donna, Fox, Robyn, & Teo, Jenny (2011) Enhancing student learning in the workplace through developing the leadership capabilities of clinical supervisors in the nursing discipline. Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Sydney, NSW.

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The purpose of this project was to build the leadership capacity of clinical supervisors in the nursing discipline by developing, implementing and systematically embedding a leadership model into the structure and practice of student supervision. The University worked in partnership with three major metropolitan hospitals in Queensland to develop a framework and professional development program incorporating leadership and clinical supervision. The Leadership and Clinical Education (LaCE) program consisted of two structured workshops complemented by individual personal development projects undertaken by participants. Participants were supported in these activities with a purpose-built website that provides access to a wide variety of information and other learning resources. Quantitative and qualitative evaluations indicated that the approach was highly valued by participants, as it promoted useful peer dialogue, sharing of experiences and personal development in relation to assisting leadership development and student learning in the workplace. The LaCE program provides an ideal springboard for introducing the development of welltrained leaders into the clinical workplace. The resources developed have the potential to provide ongoing support for clinical supervisors to improve the learning of undergraduate nursing student. The challenge will be to achieve continued innovation within clinical education through sustainable leadership programs.

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ID Code: 70897
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
ISBN: 9781921856457
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Deposited On: 02 May 2014 03:54
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2014 23:44

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