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Professional Identity in Nursing's Influence on Wellbeing

Published:December 30, 2022DOI:
      There is a difference between the “doing” of nursing and “being” a nurse. That difference is one's professional identity in nursing. A synthesis of the seminal literature of 2021 was undertaken better to understand the influence of professional identity in nursing. This influence supports the “being” a nurse, which impacts value for the nurse, those they care for, and the settings they practice in. A solid and flexible professional identity transforms a nurse from “doing” nursing to “being” a nurse, driving a sense of wellbeing. This is at the core of positive, nurse-driven outcomes.
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      Julee A. Thompson, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, FACHE, CENP, FAONL, is the Market Senior Vice President and CNO at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston, TX. She can be reached at [email protected]