Nursing Philosophy Of Nursing Education

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Introduction Nursing education has multiple impacts on nursing students. The nursing education and nursing philosophy facilitates the identification and development of professional boundaries, supports student nurses in acquiring essential skills that will have an influence on their professional lives, and opens up opportunities within the nursing profession (Mitchell, Jonas-Simpson, & Cross, 2013). My academic and professional life has been impacted by the RN-BSN program in several ways. This paper provides a reflection on my nursing philosophy and outlines goals as well lifelong lessons for future trends and opportunities.
Two-five-ten year goals
On May 28th, 2016 I will happily complete my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University
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Goals of the immunization clinic will be enhancing the quality of life through preventive medicine. Initially the idea was only a thought; however, after RN-BSN Care of Vulnerable Population Across the Lifespan class discussions the idea developed into a future goal (N4465, personal communication, July 2015). The class allowed me to see areas of community improvement and needs for underprivileged individuals.
In ten years I envision having several clinics around the surrounding Houston and Dallas region. The clinics will offer a wide range of occupation-related health services such as immunizations, pre-employment testing, physical examinations, drug testing, and wellness screens. This will be aimed at promoting health in the community and safety in workplaces and institutions. Joseph & Huber (2015) believed, predicting the future may be difficult, but history proves future opportunities develop when nurses are prepared for key roles in the health care
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The increased understanding and exposure to different aspects of the nursing program has caused me to develop a deeper appreciation for the nursing profession. In fact, I was able to develop essential leadership and management skills during the RN-BSN Nursing Leadership and Management course through M. Hutchings’ (personal communication, August 2015) class discussions. As a result, I am able to communicate effectively and set personal boundaries with colleagues and employees.
Another class that assisted me in understanding self was the RN-BSN Capstone class. Numerous class discussions by J. Boyd (personal communication, April 2016) stressed the importance of future planning. Thus, I was able to enhance my ability and proficiency in identifying potential goals in my professional and personal life. For example, the goals I set now are based on SMART goal techniques that are realistic and attainable in two, five and ten years. To apply nursing theory in practice, the nurse must have some knowledge of the theoretical works of the nursing profession and in different settings (St Clair, 2013).