Although traditionally ‘Head Nurse’ might be the accepted title for those leading a veterinary nursing team, this webinar will explore why it might be better to consider a ‘Lead’ rather than a ‘Head’, acknowledging that a Headship doesn’t necessarily mean Leadership. The role of the Lead RVN is a highly influential one. It is dynamic, multi-faceted and if done well, can provide opportunities to influence and create an environment in which the whole veterinary team can flourish. Having a Lead role allows for other talented and influential team members to come up alongside in different ‘Leads’ e.g. medical, surgical, wards etc. It has the absolute positive of giving more of the nursing team an increased and shared responsibility which leads to an increased self-confidence in the job, a sense of well-being and they may just stay longer in the job so it aids retention.

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