Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Others Professionals

Reflections on Professional Development: Supporting the Leadership and Professional Development of Others

How do effective nurse executives:

  • Develop and promote a professional teaching / learning milieu and:
  • Create a “learning organization” rather than a “blaming organization”
  • Empower behaviours
  • Be a mentor
  • Link with mentors
  • Facilitate staff members to take on mentorship roles
  • Explore alternative staff roles / skills
  • Welcome students


  • Mentorship of staff – student partnerships
  • Professional development opportunities (ie. Initiatives, agencies, funded resources)
  • Transformational leadership strategies for promoting positive work environments and practice excellence
  • Best practice recommendations for nursing leadership, professionalism, and collaborative nursing practice
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