Coates, Alison (2012)
Ed.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
This research is an exploration of nurse education leadership, as identified and experienced by nurse teachers working in a Higher Education (HE) environment. In total 18 nurse teachers were interviewed who formed a whole population sample. The author is identified as a coworker and part of the community being researched. Semi-structured interviews and field notes were used to triangulate the data and thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. From the findings, the interviewees can be seen to have a strong professional focus and look to their own health and nursing structures to provide leadership. The acceptance of the authority of these institutions and people can be broadly located in a bureaucratic model. Their expectations of people they identified as leaders conforms to a transformational model of leadership, as they identified that leaders were people who had vision, values and influence and of particular importance was the identification of how these individuals made them feel valued. They identified themselves as problematic within the HE environment in which they work and identify being excluded from the collegiate structures and working practices of the university. The findings illuminate problems in the identification and role of nurse education leadership and their position within the university, which this author suggests are areas that need further exploration and have policy implications.
|Type of Work:||Ed.D. thesis.|
|School/Faculty:||Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences|
|Department:||School of Education|
|Subjects:||LB2300 Higher Education|
LC Special aspects of education
|Institution:||University of Birmingham|
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