Professionalism in nursing 6: the nurse as an innovator

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This, the sixth and final article in a series on professionalism in nursing, highlights the importance of innovative thinking and practices. Topics covered include innovation in practice and how this links to professionalism, and the importance of embedding innovation in the undergraduate curriculum. The benefits and challenges of nurses becoming innovators are discussed, along with ways of supporting student nurses to become innovators. An outline of innovations in healthcare provides an understanding of how innovative practice can have a positive impact on patients and their care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
JournalNursing Times
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 2022


  • Professionalism
  • Innovation
  • Nurse Education


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