oa Professional Nursing Today - Nurses on purpose : transforming the voice and agency of nursing : leadership

Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Historically nursing has been perceived in religious terms as a charitable, self-sacrificing, devotional, altruistic and silent profession. These perceptions have gone a long way to undermining the true value and clinical expertise that nurses bring to the forefront of modern health care. It has thus become imperative that nurses themselves become the voice and agency of the profession, developing clinical narratives to explain to the public the important work that they do.

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