Developing professional identity in nursing academics: the role of communities of practice

Nicky Andrew, Dorothy Ferguson, George Wilkie, Terry Corcoran, Liz Simpson

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    This paper analyses the current standing of nursing within the wider United Kingdom (UK) higher education (HE) environment and considers the development of academic identity within the sector, introducing a technology mediated approach to professional learning and development. A community of practice (CoP) is a way of learning based on collaboration among peers. Individuals come together virtually or physically, with a common purpose, defined by knowledge rather than task [Wenger, E., 1998. Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity, sixth ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge].

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)607-611
    Number of pages5
    JournalNurse Education Today
    Volume29
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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    Andrew, Nicky ; Ferguson, Dorothy ; Wilkie, George ; Corcoran, Terry ; Simpson, Liz. / Developing professional identity in nursing academics: the role of communities of practice. In: Nurse Education Today. 2009 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 607-611.
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    Developing professional identity in nursing academics: the role of communities of practice. / Andrew, Nicky; Ferguson, Dorothy; Wilkie, George; Corcoran, Terry; Simpson, Liz.

    In: Nurse Education Today, Vol. 29, No. 6, 08.2009, p. 607-611.

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