A Concept Analysis of Emotional Intelligence in Nursing

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2023 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 9 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Nicole A. Webb
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Nicole A. Webb, "A Concept Analysis of Emotional Intelligence in Nursing," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 9,  no. 1, pp. 1-7, 2023. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/24547484/IJNHS-V9I1P101


This concept analysis aims to discuss the significance of emotional intelligence (EI) in nursing due to its strenuous psychosocial demands. Following a review of the literature, Walker and Avant’s eight-step concept analysis was used as the framework to guide the study. Results of the analysis revealed that emotional intelligence is the ability of an individual to recognize the state of their emotions and apply it to their everyday life situations. Defining attributes include the cognition of personal emotions, the ability to manage emotions, motivation, and interpersonal skills. Nurses who demonstrate the principles of EI are armed with tools to facilitate their success in the role.


Emotional intelligence, Nursing education, Nursing students, Emotions, Social skills.


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