Week 1 Discussion: Improving the Image of Nursing
PURPOSE AND COURSE OUTCOME
The discussion topic this week pertains to the following Course Outcome.
- CO 1: Consider the role of the professional nurse in relation to the concepts of integrity and ethical accountability within nursing practice. (POs 4, 6)
Describe the way in which nurses are perceived by your patients and the public. How do the best known nurses currently depicted in the media represent the type of nursing image you wish to promote?
Speaking of image, do you feel that no longer wearing traditional white uniforms has had an impact on how nurses are perceived? How is your clothing an important part of your public image?
What could you do to improve the professional image of nurses?
**NOTE: You must cite the textbook
Huston, C. J. (2020). Professional issues in nursing: Challenges and opportunities (5th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
- Chapter 22: The Nursing Profession’s Historic Struggle to Increase Its Power Base, pp. 318-333
- Chapter 23: Professional Identity and Image, pp. 334-349