Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership 14(3) September 2001 : 8-14.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2001.19125

Developmental Supervision for Nurses

Glenn Donnelly and Paulette Brooks


Developmental supervision is gaining increasing recognition in nursing as a form of clinical supervision that will promote professional growth and ultimately lead to improved patient care. Benner's (1984) model of career development is used as a framework in which to examine appropriate forms of supervision for each developmental stage. Directive, collaborative and non-directive supervision are applied to each of these developmental levels.

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