Creating the conditions for growth: a collaborative practice development programme for clinical nurse leaders
Version of Record online: 14 SEP 2010
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Journal of Nursing Management
Special Issue: This issue: Work-based learning in nursing management Issue editor: Melanie Jasper
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 633–644, September 2010
How to Cite
BOOMER, C. A. and McCORMACK, B. (2010), Creating the conditions for growth: a collaborative practice development programme for clinical nurse leaders. Journal of Nursing Management, 18: 633–644. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01143.x
- Issue online: 14 SEP 2010
- Version of Record online: 14 SEP 2010
- Accepted for publication: 9 June 2010
- Emancipatory practice development;
- nursing leadership;
boomer c.a.& mccormack b. (2010) Journal of Nursing Management 18, 633–644 Creating the conditions for growth: a collaborative practice development programme for clinical nurse leaders
Aim To evaluate a 3-year practice development (PD) programme for clinical nurse leaders.
Background The development of effective leaders is a key objective to progress the modernization agenda. This programme aimed to develop the participants alongside development of the culture and context of care.
Methods Programme evaluation methodology to determine the ‘worth’ of the programme, inform the experience of the participation, effect on workplace cultures and determine effectiveness of the process used.
Results Created the conditions for growth under two broad themes: process outcomes demonstrating growth as leaders contributing to cultural shifts; and general outcomes demonstrating practice changes.
Conclusions Developing communities of reflective leaders are required to meet demands within contemporary healthcare. PD provides a model to develop leaders to achieve sustainable changes and transform practice.
Implications for nursing management Active collaboration and participation of managers is crucial in the facilitation of and sustainability of cultural change. Approaches adopted to develop and sustain the transformation of practice need to focus on developing the skills and attributes of leaders and managers as facilitators.