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Clinical leadership in nursing students: A concept analysis

Jack, Kirsten, Bianchi, Monica, Costa, Rosa Dilar Pereira, Grinberg, Keren, Harnett, Gerardina, Luiking, Marie-Louise, Nilsson, Stefan and Scammell, Janet Mary Elizabeth (2021) Clinical leadership in nursing students: A concept analysis. Nurse Education Today, 108. p. 105173. ISSN 0260-6917

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Objectives To undertake a concept analysis of clinical leadership in nursing students. Design Concept analysis. Data sources A comprehensive search was conducted using the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Medline and PsychINFO using the following search terms: clinical leadership AND management AND preregistration OR pre-registration OR undergraduate AND nursing student* OR student nurse*. Review methods Nursing student clinical leadership was explored using the eight-step process of concept analysis proposed by Walker and Avant (2014). Results The defining attributes included effective interpersonal communication skills, contemporary clinical knowledge and being a role model to others. Conclusion This concept analysis provides a definition of clinical leadership in nursing students. It will support understanding of the concept and how it is enacted in clinical placement settings.

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