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Professional Identity in Nursing is defined as “a sense of oneself, and in relationship with others, that is influenced by characteristics, norms and values of the nursing discipline, resulting in an individual thinking, acting and feeling like a nurse” (Godfrey & Young, 2021).

The KU School of Nursing is leading an initiative in the industry to scientifically develop new knowledge and language around professional identity in nursing. As we refine the concept, we want to share this deeper understanding with students, nurses, health care colleagues, and society in general.

We host an annual Professional Identity in Nursing event each fall. For more information, please visit our event page.

To learn more about Professional Identity in Nursing, to get involved in research or other projects or to subscribe to our newsletter, please contact us.

KU School of Nursing

University of Kansas Medical Center
Professional Identity in Nursing
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mail Stop 2029
Kansas City, KS 66160