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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    Abstract

    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

    Keywords

    • nursing academics
    • nursing education
    • communities of practice

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