Lessons from school: what nurse leaders can learn from education.

Davies, Nigel (2015) Lessons from school: what nurse leaders can learn from education. Nursing Management, 22(4), pp. 34-38. ISSN (print) 1354-5760

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The drive to improve quality in the education sector is similar to that in health care, and lessons from the schools system are relevant to nursing leadership. This article discusses these shared traits, and details how school improvement was achieved in London and how a model of learning-centred leadership helped to transform pupil attainment in schools that had been performing poorly. Parallels are drawn between the education inspection system undertaken by Ofsted and the hospital inspections undertaken by the Care Quality Commission, and between the practice discipline-based managerial roles of nurse directors and head teachers. The article suggests that a learning-centred approach to improving the quality of patient care is needed, with a focus on the education and continuing professional development of staff.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Education
Nursing and midwifery
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (until 2017)
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Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 11:37
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2015 10:44
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7748/nm.22.4.34.e1317
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/32063

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