Taina Kanninen has worked as a registered nurse and a ward sister in Finland for 27 years. Most of her career has been working in psychiatric wards. She is currently works in the Central Hospital of Päijät-Häme, Finland.
Taina graduated from the University of Eastern Finland in 2015 with a Master of Science in Nursing. She is a PhD candidate in the same university. For her doctorate Taina is studying the shared governance structures of Kuopio University Hospital (KUH). KUH is currently developing its work towards Magnet principles, and Taina is measuring its advancement by using the Index of Professional Nursing Govervance (IPNG).
Taina just completed the translation of the IPNG into Finnish and is now working to publish an article reporting it.