Nurses can borrow management skills from education system leaders

Nurse leaders can borrow management, leadership and quality improvement techniques from education system leaders, according to an article in July's Nursing Management journal. Leadership roles in both industries require practice discipline and managerial skills and there are relevant and transferable lessons for managers at all levels, including heads of nursing and executive directors of nursing. And frontline nursing leaders can also learn from head teachers by adopting a learning-centered approach to improving care, with a focus on staff education and continuing professional development. Article