Nursing studies

Avoiding unprofessional behaviour: advice for nursing students

Professionalism in nursing doesn’t mean keeping quiet and maintaining a certain appearance – here’s how to focus on integrity, evidence-based practice and individualised care

Professionalism in nursing doesn’t mean keeping quiet and maintaining a certain appearance – here’s how to focus on integrity, evidence-based practice and individualised care

Professionalism is nursing can be difficult to describe or define in terms of specific actions or behaviours.

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) guidance on professionalism says it is ‘characterised by the autonomous, evidence-based decision-making by members of an occupation who share the same values and education.’

What does professionalism mean in nursing?

In practice, it’s a difficult concept to pin down, says Tyler Warburton , deputy head of school for preregistration nursing

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