Valuing the student contribution to practice

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•This article has been double-blind peer reviewedEach member of a multidisciplinary team has a role to play in ensuring student nurses’ ability to contribute to clinical practice is understood and maximisedNursing Times; online issue 9, 1-4.The value of student nurses in developing nursing practice has been recognised, and appreciating them not only supports the development of a learning organisation but also enables mentors to reflect on their own skills. This article identifies how students contribute to practice when they are included as members of the multidisciplinary team, and discusses a leadership framework that can be used to promote student integration within the team.

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