By Sheila Reading

This booklet will supply examples to nursing scholars to let an inventive and leading edge realizing of ways the knowledge will be validated within the many contexts the place perform happens with contributors, teams or in all likelihood groups.

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Universities and their partners in practice will develop programmes that reflect their local needs and priorities, and this book can support that process. While it is clearly aimed at students, this book will be of great value to educators, mentors and to nurses in practice who want to refresh their thinking and practice. Sheila and Brian have assembled a remarkable group of contributors, whose breadth and depth of experience, insight and passion for excellence in nursing education and practice are reflected in each chapter.

She is the course director for the BSc (Hons) Nursing Adult Course. Her interest in leadership and management began during her BA (Hons) in business studies. This interest was developed further as a team leader in the regional intensive care unit. Kate Goodhand is a senior lecturer in clinical skills and a teaching fellow at the Robert Gordon University. She is an experienced nurse and academic who is well experienced in developing students learning through simulated practice and using feedback to improve their performance.

The intention is to provoke ideas to support your understanding and help you to reflect on how the competencies underpin professional health care practice and can best be achieved. Due to the fact that competencies can be measured and assessed both in theory, practice and simulated settings and at different progression points, the book is a valuable resource for you to use with others and to revisit throughout your entire programme. In fact an important and pivotal part of a graduate nursing programme is to ensure that previous concepts, knowledge and skills learned at the start of university education are revisited, built upon and analysed further as in order to develop the professional application of these as a nurse.

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