Professionalism in post-licensure nurses in developed countries

Karimah Alidina


Professionalism is a multi-dimensional concept that provides nurses with opportunities to grow personally andprofessionally. Nurses demonstrating the attributes of professionalism impact positively on patient satisfaction and healthoutcomes. The objective of this article is to explore and analyze the phenomenon of nursing professionalism. The conceptof professionalism will be explored by analyzing Miller’s model entitled the “Wheel of Professionalism in Nursing”.Factors determining professionalism in post-licensure nurses will be identified. The Registered Nurses Association ofOntario-Best Practice Guideline, “Professionalism in Nursing”, will be used to discuss strategies to foster professionalismin nurses. Relevance of professionalism in nursing and literature gaps will also be addressed.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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