The clinical nurse educator as leader.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The National League for Nursing recognizes leadership as an important aspect of the educator role. The purpose of this article is to describe leadership in the context of clinical nursing education and how clinical nurse educators enact leadership. The article identifies particular nursing practice skills and strengths that clinicians bring to nursing education that enhance leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities. After review of several leadership models, we identified five overarching themes that demonstrate how clinical nurse educators exemplify the various models including role modeling, providing vision, helping students to learn, challenging the system or status quo, and seeking relational integrity. We explicate the themes with examples affirming the leadership potential of clinical nurse educators, and suggest ways in which nursing faculty members and administrators might draw on the leadership capital of clinical nurse educators.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Adelman-Mullally, T; Mulder, CK; McCarter-Spalding, DE; Hagler, DA; Gaberson, KB; Hanner, MB; Oermann, MH; Speakman, ET; Yoder-Wise, PS; Young, PK

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 34

PubMed ID

  • 22854312

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-5223

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-5953

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nepr.2012.07.006


  • eng