This new approach to leadership focuses on how students can develop your leadership skills right from the start of their nursing programme through to transitioning to their first role. The book first takes students through the underpinning knowledge and theory and then through practical skills to help them understand all aspects of leadership and how it is a key component of providing quality care to patients in a range of environments and settings. Real stories from nursing leaders, practitioners and students are included to inspire students and show them how they can impact positively on practice, whatever level they are working at. Key features include:  • Real life focus, grounded in everyday practice, with lots of case studies and examples to help students see how theory relates to practice  • Activities to help students reflect about their own practice, and about themselves as leaders  • Video interviews with nurse leaders and students on the companion website  • Further reading and links to journal articles in both the book and more on the companion website help students delve deeper and prepare for assessments.

Preparation for Transition to Leadership in Qualified Practice

Preparation for Transition to Leadership in Qualified Practice

Preparation for Transition to Leadership in Qualified Practice
Jayne Donaldson Mike Sabin

Chapter learning outcomes

On completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Recognise the need to develop your leadership skills from student nurse through the transition to being a registrant and beyond.
  • Describe the types of leadership that could be effective in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the types of transitional support that you could access following registration as a nurse.

Key concepts

Clinical leadership and authenticity, collective leadership, authentic leadership, reality/transition shock, early careers


Transition from being a student to a newly qualified nurse is possibly an area that you have thought about (depending on how far you are in your degree at the ...

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