Management and leadership in nursing: an Australian educational perspective

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AimIn this article, we present an Australian perspective on issues influencing management and leadership education in nursing.BackgroundNurse leaders and managers work in a context of high pressure, uncertainty and rapid change, and face unprecedented challenges on a daily basis.Evaluation and Key IssuesIn the present paper, we reflect on the issues and challenges facing providers of management education for nursing, and consider these challenges in relationship to current trends and imperatives.ConclusionsCollaborative approaches between educational and clinical settings are needed to ensure quality, relevant educational support for managers and leaders, and enhance curriculum integrity.Implications for Nursing ManagementThere is a need for contemporaneous and relevant research to inform innovative models of collaborative education.

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