The Making of Nurse Professionals: A Transformational, Ethical Approach is a philosophical inquiry into the current state of educating nurses in ethics and professional identity formation. The authors propose a visionary, grounded framework for the transformation of students into nurse professionals that is inclusive of virtue ethics and character development. The Making of Nurse Professionals: A Transformational, Ethical Approach is a clarion call to shift from a narrow student-consumerist paradigm to one of civic mindedness and recognition of duties to society and the discipline. Through this new vision, the professional life moves beyond just following rules and becomes one of flourishing and professional growth.
Table of Contents
Section I What is the Nature of a Profession and Nurse Professionals?
Chapter 1 Professionalism in Nursing: An Overview
Chapter 2 The Crisis in Professionalism and Professional Education
Chapter 3 Roots and Branches of Professionalism
Section II Is it Possible to Synthesize an Inclusive Ethical Framework for Nurse Professionals?
Chapter 4 The Place of Virtue Ethics within Nursing
Chapter 5 A Framework for Nurse Professionals
Section III How Can Professionalism and Ethics Be Taught?
Chapter 6 Learning a Profession: Considerations and Strategies
Chapter 7 Measuring Professionalism
Chapter 8 Virtues Significant in Nursing
Chapter 9 Toward the Making of Future Generations of Nurse Professionals
About the Author(s)
Nancy Crigger, PhD, MA, ARNP, BC-Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri
Nancy Crigger is a teacher, nurse ethicist, researcher, and advanced practitioner who has published extensively in the area of ethics through her nursing career.
Nelda Godfrey, PhD, ACNS-BC-Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, Kansas
Nelda S. Godfrey is a teacher, nurse ethicist, administrator and researcher who teaches and writes about organizational leadership and ethics with graduate and undergraduate students.