"For the purpose of this programme clinical leadership is defined as the continual development of required professional responsibility, knowledge, and skills that inform optimal, compassionate, safe nursing and midwifery practice. The goal of clinical leadership is to improve the quality of health outcomes for individuals, families, whanau, and communities." Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Unit (PDU) 2012
Introduced in 2007, the Pebbles programme is a Waikato DHB professional development programme aimed at clinically-based registered nurses (RN). It introduces purposeful, development strategies for nurses to extend clinical leadership expertise and/or prepare for senior nurse roles. The programme recognises and builds on the contribution nurses make in the provision of safe, effective, quality healthcare, and in shaping and directing clinical care.
The programme utilises the Professional Development Framework for registered nurses to:
The programme provides a learning environment and is seen as a means of contributing to the development of nurses working within clinical environments. It is designed to promote clinical leadership for nurses wishing to remain in the clinical environment as well as those intending to move into formal leadership and management positions.
The programme is offered two to three times a year. Nominations are called for through the CNM/team leader network with information also sent to nurse educators and nurse managers.
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