Nursing Studies – The Nurse as Team Leader and Teacher

Course Level 1: Introductory

Estimated Study Time: 2-3 hours

The essential role of nurse as caregiver is well recognized but the modern nurse can also be a team leader and healthcare teacher. This nursing course provides an overview of the varied dimensions associated with the practical nurse as team leader within the healthcare setting.

The course defines team nursing as well as reviewing the types of leadership styles employed and their impact on team performance and productivity levels. Additionally, the learner is introduced to the practical nurse as teacher within the healthcare setting. Key elements of the course encompass teaching and learning strategies, factors which affect learning and steps in the teaching-learning process. The importance of preparation, lesson planning and evaluations to ensure effective delivery of the learning program are outlined.

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