#WeNurses - Thursday 22nd March 2018 8pm (GMT Standard Time) Professionalism in Practice

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With guests Professor Charlotte McArdle (@charlottemcardl)  Professor Jane Cummings (@JaneMCummings) Professor Fiona McQueen (@FionaCMcQueen) Dr. Siobhan O’Halloran (@chiefnurseIRE)  Professor Jean White CBE (@JWCNO) and Jackie Smith (@JackieSmith_NMC)


Enabling Professionalism in Nursing and Midwifery Practice was launched on Nurses’ day 12 May 2017. 

Professionalism means different things to different people and whilst it can be difficult to define, it is what unites practice and behaviours. It also underpins all that nurses and midwives do.

Ultimately professional behaviours, directed from a distinct body of knowledge for nursing and midwifery and applying the values of the Code, help nurses and midwives to clearly articulate their contribution to improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of people.

Enabling Professionalism in Nursing and Midwifery Practice was developed under the commission of the four Chief Nursing Officers of the UK, supported by the NMC, to champion professional behaviours and to be used as a tool for reflection. Enabling Professionalism will help nurses and midwives think about their daily practice as they work across systems, and the impact they have on the lives of others.

As part of the work, three animations were developed that show how the framework can be used in practice. View the animations HERE 

For the first time, the four Chief Nursing officers of the UK, along with the NMC and the Chief Nursing Officer for the Republic of Ireland will guest host a #WeNurses discussion that aims to explore Enabling Professionalism in Nursing and Midwifery Practice.

Four main themes will be explored:

1. Revalidation ….and reflecting on professionalism using Enabling Professionalism

2. Challenges …..to being professional and behaving professionally

3. Celebrating ……professionalism in others – using Enabling Professionalism to guide thinking

4. Strategic aim …… how to promote professionalism within our own organisations and places of employment using Enabling Professionalism.


CLICK HERE to listen to what our guest hosts have to say about professionalism


About our guests 

Professor Charlotte McArdle @charlottemcardl Chief Nursing Officer NorthernIreland – chaired the work of Enabling Professionalism on behalf of the four UK CNOs.

Professor Jane Cummings @JaneMCummings Chief Nursing Officer England

Professor Fiona McQueen, @FionaCMcQueen Chief Nursing Officer Scotland

Dr. Siobhan O’Halloran @chiefnurseIRE Chief Nursing Officer Republic of Ireland

Professor Jean White CBE @JWCNO Chief Nursing Officer Wales

Jackie Smith @JackieSmith_NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council

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