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Nurse Educ. 2008 Jul-Aug;33(4):155-8. doi: 10.1097/01.NNE.0000312193.59013.d4.

The use of peer leadership to teach fundamental nursing skills.

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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois 60626, USA.


A peer leadership course provided undergraduate nursing students an opportunity to develop nursing skills while growing in areas of professional socialization, communication, collaboration, organization, and leadership. Junior and senior students served as peer leaders while observing, coaching, and reinforcing the learning of sophomore students in a fundamentals of nursing laboratory course. The authors describe the benefits of the peer leadership course.

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