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Defining the Boundaries of the Nurse Faculty Role

Peters, Mary Anne A. PhD, RN, CNE

Nurse Educator:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNE.0000334777.05643.79
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Professional boundaries are society-defined limits that provide a safe place where relationships can evolve. Although frequently discussed in the mental health and counseling literature, discussion on boundaries regarding the nurse faculty role is sparse. The author explores the concept of professional boundaries, discusses its application to nurse faculty, and provides recommendations for faculty development and orientation programs.

Author Information

Author Affiliation: Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Eastern University, St Davids, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence: Department of Nursing, Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St Davids, PA 19087 (

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