Factors impacting on career progression for nurse executives

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Contemporary Nurse, 2011, 38 (1-2), pp. 45 - 55
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This discursive paper examines recent research on career progression for nurse executives in Australia. In particular, it focuses on the personal, work-related and professional factors which influence progression. The role of gender, location and the provision of mentoring are also considered. It is suggested that family friendly policies (such as the option to job share or to perform an executive role on a part-time basis), the availability of a mentor, and the opportunity to pursue further education/training are vital in assisting nurses to progress in their executive careers. © 1992-2011 eContent Management.
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