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SILVA, Thais Araújo da; FREITAS, Genival Fernandes de; HIROMI TAKASHI, Magali  and  ALBUQUERQUE, Tatiana de Araújo. Professional identity of nurses: a literature review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.54, pp.563-600.  Epub Oct 14, 2019. ISSN 1695-6141.


To identify, in the scientific literature, the identity nuances of Nursing in several contexts, especially in the fields of management and teaching, to contribute and unfold new notes on the proposed subject.


Integrative review, aiming to solve the following question: What are the identity settings of Nursing as a profession in both managing and teaching context? Data was collected in June 2017, without time or language delimitation, in full, from Cinahl database, from BVS and Dedalus portal, and from Scielo magazine directory. At the end of the data analysis, seven studies had been selected.


It was noticed that studies that are inherent to the professional identity of the nurse manager at IDA Program are still little explored. However, it was possible to discuss the subject matter by immersing itself in publications that reflect on the professional identity of the teaching and management nurse.

Final considerations:

The literature mentioned in this study allowed us to glimpse the variants that affect the construction of an identity archetype, thus allowing new developments to arise because of the need to explore this eminently specific and peculiar subject, since it is an exciting subject, abundant in possibilities and transformations

Keywords : Nurse's Role; Education; Integration; Nursing Administration; Professional Identity; Nurses.

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