Quality and Safety Begin with a Strong Professional Nursing Identity
In 2018, the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing (ISPIN) began a journey to define Professional Identity in Nursing and describe its domains. Subsequent research has validated this work and the concept of Professional Identity in Nursing has been integrated into several of the foundational documents of nursing in the U.S. This presentation will describe ISPIN and its work, report on a study of practicing nurses that revealed the significant impact of a strong professional nursing identity on patient safety, quality care, and nurse well-being. Participants will have the opportunity to consider the implications for creating educational, work, and regulatory environments that support Professional Identity in Nursing.