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Our Impact

International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing reflects the consolidated effort of health care professionals to develop and raise awareness of professional identity formation in nursing.

For the past three years, the KU School of Nursing has hosted events to develop the interdisciplinary notion of professional identity formation in nursing. The outcomes of the 2018 and 2019 Think Tanks have been significant, including definitions, domains, exemplars, competencies, and a conceptual model. Multiple workgroups have formed to continue developing a professional identity as a field of study, including research and dissemination.

Since 2018, our efforts have yielded 28 publications and presentations. A literature review on professional identity is currently underway.

In January 2020, the Professional Identity in Nursing Steering Group became the Professional Identity in Nursing Advisory Council. In turn, the Advisory Council advocated naming the overall effort the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing.

International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing (ISPIN)

Formed in January 2020, ISPIN reflects the consolidated effort of nurses, nurse educators, and health care professionals to develop and raise awareness of professional identity formation in nursing. This group works with educational organizations to incorporate professional identity formation into nursing curricula as well as working with the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to incorporate professional identity into seminal documents.

ISPIN is also collaborating with Sigma Theta Tau International to create a data repository for professional identity in nursing. Sigma Professional Identity in Nursing podcasts and webinars are now available with more being developed.

Active Committees

  • The Role of Leader
  • Healthy Work Environment (HWE)
  • Disseminating Widely (DW)
  • Propelling the Science
  • Instrument Development
  • Strategic Development and Integration into Nursing Education (S-DINE)
  • With a Student Focus
  • Advanced Level Nursing

To learn more about the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing and its initiatives, to join a workgroup or to subscribe to our newsletter, please contact us at GoInnovate@kumc.edu.

KU School of Nursing

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