Hi, my name is Shannon Everett, and I would like to talk to you about my personal definition of nursing. My personal definition of what a nurse should be was formed at a very early age for me. My mom and my best friend, was a RN, and the most wonderful ambassador for the profession. A nurse must possess a lot of different qualities. Of course she/he must be compassionate, this is a given, but also, so much more. The most important in the beginning of the nurse-patient relationship is trust, so the nurse must be trustworthy and ethical. The nurse must be a good communicator and be able to really hear what your patient is telling you. He/she must be competent and be able to perform multiple skills with expertise. Basically, the nurse is the patient advocate and is responsible for taking over when the patient can not physically or emotionally take care of themselves, but also teach the appropriate patient about health, wellness and disease prevention. My philosophy on nursing stems from my definition of nursing and what I believe to be true about my profession. I hold myself to a high standard with everything I do in my life. God plays a huge role in my everyday life and I trust in Him every time I have a patient’s care and life in my hands. I believe that the role of the nurse must include a wanting to deliver the best care and love for our fellow man, especially the afflicted. The nurse must be open to investigating alternate treatments or modalities that they practice, as the patient may have different…
lot of aspects in the nursing field that makes a proficient nurse. It is not all about the grades one made in nursing school, or the amount of years one has worked. It is more about the type of care a nurse gives their patients.
There are certain guidelines set by each state nurses must follow. The American Nurses Association (ANA) sets the guidelines for the determination of nursing scope of practice. I strive each work day to follow these standards to the best of my ability. The term scope…
My Nursing Philosophy
University of Portland
I have had the good fortune in life to grow up in more than one culture. I was born in Ukraine and in 1997 I came to United State with all my family. Being embraced by this culture, has given me an ability to relate to people from many different backgrounds because I know what it feels like to recently arrive in what seems like a new world and have to find some common ground with the people around you quickly…
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet
This is a philosophy of nursing that reflects the beliefs and values of Stephanie Collins.
Today’s date is April 27, 2014.
I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is a rewarding profession, in which one provides patients with compassionate and accurate care, strives to advocate for others and will continue the quest for knowledge and improvement throughout their career.
I believe that the core of nursing is a values system that…
knowledge, and to me, there is no other career field that would better exemplify these qualities. My definition of nursing is that nursing is the connection between patients, family members, and other healthcare personnel. Nurses are mediators, educators, counselors, and are the last line of defense for patients. Nursing not only treat patients symptoms and disease but treats patients as a whole. One of my favorite quotes that I believe all nurses should model is a quote by Patch Adams that says, “You…
My Decision To Become A Nurse
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing
In partial fulfillment of the requirements of
N 3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A
Jeanean Boyd, Ph. D., MSN, RN
January 29, 2012
My Decision To Become A Nurse
I have been a nurse for over twenty years, first as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) then as an Associate Degree Nurse (ADN). In this paper I will discuss why I became a nurse, what the essence of nursing…
Transcript for VoiceThread
Today I will be discussing my personal definition and philosophy of nursing as well as theories that I incorporate in my current nursing practice. Nursing is a combination of knowledge, skill, and the passion for providing care to individuals during some of their most vulnerable times. Nursing is very unique in that it is not only a science, but an art as well. There is not a class that provides nurses with what to say or do when speaking to a young mother about redirecting…
requirements for the course N207-Theoretical Foundations in Nursing at University of the Philippines Open University. This blog is dedicated to fellow nurses, to our patients, to our classmates, and to Miss Jean Watson who gave us inspiration in caring.
* Caring: What is it?
* Caring In Action
* Jean Watson
* Philosophy and Science
* Group H
Acceptance in the Nursing Community
Margaret Jean Watson’s model or theory of…
Contrast and Comparison of Nursing Grand Theorists
The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast nursing theorists from the four categories which are identified by Meleis as: Needs, Interaction, Outcome and Caring. (Meleis, 2012, Chapter 9) I have chosen Faye Abdellah, Imogene King, Myra Levine and Jean Watson as the grand theorists that I would like to explore for this study in contrast and comparison. This decision was made, in part, due to the…
In today’s society many often look for a pat on the back, a reward, trophy or the spot light in order to do well in the eyes of their fellow man. However, in the nursing profession there are tasks taken on by a nurse alone with a patient who is in desperate needs our services and help. This is when the true ethics of nursing comes into play; being able to perform our best and do the right thing when no one else is around is so very important. Having a standard of care and displaying moral characteristics…