Practice question

What are communities of practice and how can they help nurses?

How nurses can enhance and develop their professional identity, nurture new knowledge, cultivate change and learn diverse practices

How nurses can enhance and develop their professional identity, nurture new knowledge, cultivate change and learn diverse practices

In considering the response to this question, I have reflected on my career and the ‘communities of practice’ in which I have participated. Before you read further, think about the professional groups you have belonged to and consider how they have helped in your development by sharing knowledge and expertise.

The following list may include some of those you have identified:

  • A network in your professional organisation.
  • Membership of a society.
  • Local journal club.
  • Specialist interest group whether local, regional or national, such as dementia care or diabetes.
  • Study focused
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