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RN-BSN Library Guide

Use this Library Research Guide to help locate evidence-based resources including articles, information on research appraisal, statistics, evidence translation, clinical practice tools, informatics and professional resources.

Professional Identity


This image shows the four domains of professional identity in nursing as defined by the International Society for Professional Nursing Identity including value and ethics, knowledge, nurse as leader, and professional comportment.

Nursing Advocacy


Kerley L, Toney-Butler TJ. Nursing Advocacy. [Updated 2023 Apr 17]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499928/

  

The Sessler Branden Advocacy Theory (SBAT), bridged the existing knowledge with a pragmatic theory that can be applied and utilized by any nurse in any situation where advocacy is needed, it is visualized in the image. Conditional Context leads to the nurse’s Decision to Advocate or not and leads to the five Components within the large triangle. These form the main actions of the core phenomenon = To Advocate. The  Levels of the SBAT Matrix in which the advocacy action occurs are seen in the concentric arcs above the advocacy triangle. The complexity of the nurse advocate role is shown through the interrelationships of the components, with each action being tied to the other actions. The diagram features circles, rectangles, arrows, lines, and text to represent the information

Dolinta, J. (2024, April 11). Nursology. Nursing Through the Lens of Political Advocacy. https://nursology.net/2022/08/23/nursing-through-the-lens-of-political-advocacy/ 

Advocating for nurses’ issues. (2023). American Nurse Journal, 18(4), 45.
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Carryer, J. (2021). Nurses must find their voice, amid changes. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 27(5), 2.
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Durkin, G. J. (2021). Self-Advocacy: How to Get What You Need and Want. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 37(5), 299–300. https://doi.org/10.1097/NND.0000000000000778
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Grant, E. J. (2022). Advocacy matters. American Nurse Journal, 17(9), 22.
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Hylton Rushton, C. (2021). Preserving Integrity and Staying Power as a Nurse in a Pandemic. AJN American Journal of Nursing, 121(3), 68–69. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.naj.0000737332.30793.91
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Swavely, D., Romig, B., Weissinger, G., Holtz, H., Alderfer, M., Lynn, L., Adil, T., & Rushton, C. H. (2022). The Impact of Traumatic Stress, Resilience, and Threats to Core Values on Nurses During a Pandemic. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration, 52(10), 525–535. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNA.0000000000001194
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Yonkaitis, C. F. (2021). The elevator pitch: A 60-second advocacy tool for nurses: Be prepared when opportunity presents itself. American Nurse Journal, 16(1), 54–56.
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