Webinar Feb. 7, 2024 – How to Form and Foster Your Own Professional Identity

January 30, 2024

1 free contact hour of nursing professional development will be offered to those who attend the LIVE broadcast of the webinar.



Date: Wednesday, February 7
Time: 2:00-3:00pm Eastern

Professional Identity in Nursing is essential to the healthy growth and development of the nurse as well as the health and well-being of the work environment. However, it is not an inherent trait. There are specific ways that nurses, including nursing faculty, can develop and strengthen their own professional identity. This session will describe professional identity in nursing; discuss the work of the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing; and provide ways that individual nurses can form and foster their own professional identity.

A recording of this webinar will be posted at a later date.  CE will not be available for recording viewers.


Dr. Beth Phillips PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE is the Strategic Nursing Advisor for Ascend Learning/ ATI. She is Faculty Emeritus at Duke University School of Nursing, having taught there for 16 years in the Accelerated BSN and MSN in Nursing Education programs. Beth was also the Director of the Institute for Educational Excellence at Duke where she was responsible for faculty orientation and development, clinical instructor orientation, and continued competence for educators. Beth has been active on curriculum committees at both the SON and the SOM. Beth served on the Educational subgroup of the Racial Justice Taskforce for the last year. In addition, Beth was instrumental in overseeing the review of the curricula in the School’s four programs for evidence of Bias. Prior to Duke, Beth spent 9 years at Vance Granville Community College, where she taught in and directed the ADN and LPN programs. Prior to teaching, Beth spent 13 years working in surgical trauma ICU. Beth received her ADN from Waukesha County Technical Institute in Wisconsin; her BSN from East Carolina University; her MSN from Duke; and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Beth has a passion for equity and inclusion, faculty onboarding, and innovations in education. Beth has published on educational strategies, completed research on clinical decision making in nursing students, and students’ intent to become faculty, among other topics. Beth has presented nationally and internationally on nursing education topics. Beth is actively involved in the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing.


The Thought Leadership Series is made possible through the exclusive support of ATI, your partner in nursing education, every step of the way.



Access recorded webinars from this series in the OADN Resource Library.