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Education for Nursing Leadership


reviewed by Jean Hayter - 1958

coverTitle: Education for Nursing Leadership
Author(s): Eleanor C. Lambertsen
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This book is about the professional education of the nurse practitioner. The author conceives of her as having two important responsibilities—giving expert nursing care and directing others in planning and giving it. Therefore, when she speaks of a nurse leader she has in mind such a person. From 1949 to 1956 a series of studies and experiments concerning nursing team organization and functioning were conducted by the Division of Nursing Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Although the author goes beyond the mere reporting of findings, this book is an outgrowth of these studies. Lambertsen's purpose is to clarify the role of the professional nurse leader, to identify principles of professional education necessary to prepare this nurse leader, and to make suggestions for identifying and implementing learning experiences consistent with nursing of a genuinely professional character. The studies were done in hospitals, but the author states that the functions of leadership are... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 2, 1958, p. 117-117
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4389, Date Accessed: 1/17/2020 9:27:58 AM

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