International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing

The International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing (ISPIN) believes nursing is influenced by characteristics, norms and values that result in an individual thinking, acting, and feeling like a nurse. By working with nursing colleagues around the world, we have defined what it means to be a nurse and developed 4 main domains that speak to the work we do – regardless of your licensure or work location. This initiative to further foster professional identity formation is based on think tanks, expert feedback in a variety of disciplines, literature, and research. This group works with educational organizations to incorporate professional identity formation into nursing curricula as well as working with others to incorporate professional identity into seminal documents. As we continue to refine and develop this concept, we want to share this deeper understanding with students, nurses, health colleagues, and society in general.

Cost: FREE for MONA Members

About the Presenters:

Debra Liebig is the Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Readiness Department at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. She is a member of the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing and serves on the Executive Board, Advisory Board, Co-Chair for “With a Student Focus” Work Group partnering with the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), Co-Chair for the “Healthy Work Environment” Work Group, as well as co-publisher on several publications. She is passionate about connecting academia with the practice environment to ensure consistent transitioning as nurses navigate throughout their nursing career.

Nelda Godfrey is Professor and Associate Dean of Innovative Partnerships and Practice at the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She has been an Associate Dean at the KU School of Nursing since 2008, and before that she taught and was chair at the William Jewell College Department of Nursing in Liberty, MO. Nelda’s scholarly interests include ethics, leadership and professional identity in nursing, and she has published in these three areas. She currently serves as the chair of the ANA Ethics and Human Rights Advisory Board and was past chair of the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing.

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Jan 26, 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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