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Understanding Leadership for Nursing Associates

Understanding Leadership for Nursing Associates

November 2023 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
Demonstrating leadership is entwined with many aspects of the nursing associate role. It is found in your workload management, prioritisation and delegation. It is found in the way you contribute to your team and supervise others. It is found in the way you deliver care and implement quality improvement. In short, understanding leadership is key to your future career. This book offers a first step into the world of leadership. Introducing the theory and principles of leadership you need to know, it shows you how to apply them to your every day role and build confidence in yourself as a leader.

Key features

- Fully mapped to the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Nursing Associates (2018)
- Explains the theory and principles of leadership in clear, straightforward language
- Case studies and activities illustrate leadership across a range of scenarios and care settings 
- Written specifically to address the unique experiences, challenges and requirements of the nursing associate role
Chapter 1: Leadership and the role of the Nursing Associate
Chapter 2: What is leadership theory and change management?
Chapter 3: Understanding those interpersonal skills required to provide leadership across multiple settings
Chapter 4: Understanding and applying the principles of human and environmental factors in relation to leadership
Chapter 5: Understanding data and information for effective care and leadership
Chapter 6: Understanding prioritisation, workload, and delegation
Chapter 7: Understanding how to monitor and review quality of care
Chapter 8: Understanding compassionate leadership

An engaging book tailored toward Nursing Associates. Nursing Associates often do not see themselves as leaders – however, after engaging with the book most of our students saw themselves as leaders within their teams. I believe the book will demystify the false belief that Nursing Associates are not leaders.

Boikhutso Shianyana
Plymouth University

Excellent book. Pity the e-version is only available through a hefty subscription.

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University
December 16, 2023

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Hazel Cowls

Hazel Cowls is a lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery. Hazel is a Registered Nurse, and she has 28 years' experience in clinical practice, including 2 years' teaching experience in practice. She has 4 years’ experience teaching across nursing associate and undergraduate nursing programmes. Hazel has just completed MSc in Contemporary Healthcare (Education). More About Author

Sarah Tobin

Sarah Tobin is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Plymouth University and a Clinical Nurse Specialist at South Devon Healthcare. Sarah’s PhD researched the meaning and application of compassion in healthcare practice. Sarah is an RGN and RMN and has worked for over 30 years in a variety of clinical settings. A lecturer since 2006 in various capacities she teaches on the FdSc, BSc and postgraduate programme at the University. More About Author

Natalie Cusack

Natalie is a mental health nurse with 12 years’ experience in clinical practice, and a specialist interest in forensic nursing. Natalie is now a lecturer at University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery and teaches across nursing associate and undergraduate nursing programmes. More About Author

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