Original articlesVulnerability in Nurses A Phenomenon That Cuts Across Professional and Private SpheresAngel, Sanne PhD, RN; Vatne, Solfrid PhD, RN; Martinsen, Bente PhD, RNAuthor Information Department of Nursing Science, Institute of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark (Drs Angel and Martinsen); and Department for Health and Social Care, Molde University College, Molde, Norway (Drs Angel and Vatne). Correspondence: Sanne Angel, PhD, RN, Department of Nursing Science, Institute of Public Health, Aarhus University, Hoegh-Guldbergs Gade 6 A, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark (firstname.lastname@example.org). Author Contribution: Angel: Substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, and drafting the article; Vatne: Substantial contributions to conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data, and drafting the article; Martinsen: Substantial contributions to conception and design, analysis and interpretation of data, and drafting the article. The authors thank the following students: Anne B. Wemmelund, Anne Uhrskov, Anne-Line S. Jensen, Anna S. Sørensen, Camilla Lyhne, Helle Mougaard-Frederiksen, Josefine A. Albertsen, Karen H. Fejrskov, Lisbeth Førrisdahl, Louise Hartvig, Louise A. Møller, Mille B. Jensen, Sunyan Nordqvist, and Therese Christiansen. The authors are all grateful to the informants who shared their experiences. The authors have no conflicts of interests. Advances in Nursing Science: January/March 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 1 - p E46-E56 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000293 Buy Metrics Abstract Patients' vulnerability is a core concern in nursing. However, the nurse's endeavor to succeed may precipitate her vulnerability. Involving master students, 14 nurses' experiences of vulnerability in their professional roles were explored with a descriptive phenomenological approach. Vulnerability among nurses showed to be a latent feeling that manifests via bodily reactions including being overwhelmed by one's feelings and struggling to avoid being hurt. These experiences were evident in situations with patients and relatives, but also coworkers and working conditions, the latter suggests that the exposure of vulnerability may be possible to reduce by organizational awareness. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.