Nelda Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
Innovative Partnerships and Practice, University of Kansas School of Nursing

Nelda Godfrey is the Associate Dean for Innovative Partnerships and Practice at the University of Kansas School of Nursing and was the co-creator and teacher of the three professional identity courses (total of 7 credits) in the University of Kansas BSN program over the last eight years.  Long interested in identity formation in nursing, health professions and in all areas of higher education, she speaks widely on the topic and has published with a number of interdisciplinary colleagues since 1997.  In 2011 she and Dr. Nancy Crigger co-authored The Making of Nurse Professionals:  A Transformational, Ethical Approach—a philosophic inquiry of professionalism in nursing.  Dr. Godfrey and colleagues hosted the first international think tank on professional identity in nursing in the fall of 2018 and will be hosting a second in 2019.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional identify development is an emerging construct being explored by many as we design strategies to ensure that learners and practitioners can effectively function in interprofessional teams. Drawn from the more mature literature of professional identity development, this relatively new paradigm makes intuitive sense, yet still is not fully understood or operationalized as a key component of efforts to transform the current and future health workforce.  Together, session participants and presenters will explore the intricacies of interprofessional identity in order to determine…