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Professional development 

Professional development
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Professional development
Author(s):

Maria Flynn

, and Dave Mercer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198743477.003.0029
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date: 18 October 2018

Achieving the highest standards of nursing practice necessitates an active commitment to learning and a continual and critical engagement with ideas about nursing and healthcare. The development of both individual nurses and the nursing profession requires learners and registered nurses to commit to the sharing of knowledge and experience and for all nurses to take opportunities to develop clinical and practical skills. Registered nurses also have a professional responsibility to support and guide learner nurses and colleagues, as they acquire and develop nursing values, knowledge, and skills. This chapter outlines the concepts of mentorship and preceptorship, revalidation, and nursing career development.

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