Professionalism in Nursing Measured by NEONI’s Recent Identity Study

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The Nurse Professionalism and Professional Identity Study, recently released by NEONI, The Center for Health Affairs workforce initiative, provides insights about the importance of professionalism in nursing.

We believe very strongly that professionalism in nursing and strong professional identity is fundamental to high quality nursing care and outcomes for patients.

The Nurse Professionalism and Professional Identity Study, recently released by NEONI, The Center for Health Affairs' workforce initiative, provides insights about the importance of professionalism in nursing.

The objective of this research was to understand the level of and factors contributing to the professionalism in nursing and professional identity among nursing students and the workforce in the Cleveland/Akron/Canton area.

“We are so pleased with the scope of this study sample size representing practicing nurses, nurse leaders, nursing faculty and nursing students in Northeast Ohio,” said Catherine Koppelman, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, visiting faculty at Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University and consultant executive coach, Nursing Leaders. “We believe very strongly that professionalism in nursing and strong professional identity is fundamental to high quality nursing care and outcomes for patients.”
Some key results from those surveyed include:

85 percent of working nurses believe professional organizations should be supported. However, they were much less likely to regularly attend meetings or read professional journals.
73 percent of working nurses have a strong sense of the importance of their professionalism in nursing.
85 percent of nurses had a good sense of the competence of their colleagues and feel they can adequately judge each other’s competence.
“Our next steps will involve more analysis of the data and shaping interventions for practice and academia to nurture nursing professionalism and professional identity," said Koppelman.

Read the full Nurse Professionalism and Professional Identity study.

To learn more about NEONI, this survey and professionalism in nursing, contact us.

With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges faced by the region’s healthcare providers. The Center’s efforts focus on areas that benefit member hospitals from a regional approach, including healthcare workforce; emergency preparedness; public policy and advocacy; finance and reimbursement; and community initiatives. And because of its business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, The Center has the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to its members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to represent 36 member hospitals in nine counties. For more, visit neohospitals.org. The Center for Health Affairs is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC’s NorthCoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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