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Emotional intelligence and its role in recruitment of nursing students

Lyon, Steve, Trotter, Fiona, Holt, Barrie, Powell, Elaine and Roe, Andrew (2013) Emotional intelligence and its role in recruitment of nursing students. Nursing Standard, 27 (40). pp. 41-46. ISSN 0029-6570

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This article considers the concept of emotional intelligence and how it can be used in the recruitment and development of nursing students. The links between emotional intelligence and the qualities of compassion and caring are examined. The ethical difficulties surrounding the use of emotional intelligence tests are explored and the value of using a variety of recruitment methods is emphasised. The article suggests that emotional intelligence is an ability which may be developed through nurse education programmes, even if not fully present at interview. The contribution of service users to the recruitment of nursing students is examined, suggesting that they offer some important observations about interviewees. These observations may be more valid than the insights gained from the use of emotional intelligence tests.

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Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nursing Standard. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nursing Standard, [Vol 27, Issue 40,June 2013 DOI:10.7748/ns2013.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 16:47
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 21:27


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