The Making of Nurse Professionals: A Transformational, Ethical Approach is a philosophical inquiry into the current state of educating nurses in ethics and professional identity formation. The authors propose a visionary, grounded framework for the transformation of students into nurse professionals that is inclusive of virtue ethics and character development. The Making of Nurse Professionals is a clarion call to shift from a narrow student-consumerist paradigm to one of civic mindedness and recognition of duties to society and the discipline. Through this new vision, the professional life moves beyond just following rules and becomes one of flourishing and professional growth.
Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Nursing, Kansas City, Kansas