A Personal Decription of Nursing

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1234 words

The intent of this paper is to address my personal description of nursing. Throughout this paper, I will discuss how nursing is applied through uniqueness to healthcare, profession, caring, and mission. I will also include theorists who I will apply to my own practice along with my personal experiences and opinions. Nursing’s Uniqueness to the Health Care Industry Nursing is unique to the healthcare industry because nurses use a holistic approach. Holistic care involves caring for patients as a whole, with an awareness of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions and needs (Crawford, 2010). This statement to me explains why nurses are so unique to the healthcare. A nurse’s care for patients is about additional needs rather than just the physical needs. Patients are cared for by nurses on every level. Nurses differ from physicians because physicians are only there for one health issue and to resolve that issue. After physicians have fixed the believed to be problematic issue nurses are left to care for patients and any of issues that may arise. This means that nurses walk in a room not knowing what the patient will emotionally be like, but nurses never give up on their patients because of foul experiences. They are there for their patients 100%. Nurses are thrown challenges on a daily basis, but they are always trying to educate, care, and lead the patient into the right direction. Nurses respect patients as the persons they are and will fight for the rights of their patients. All nurses are needed every day. Nursing is a Profession Hilliard (2005) stated education entails the acquisition of critical thinking abilities, as well as skills in problem solving, effective communication and the demonstration o... ... middle of paper ... ...of making her proud keeps me pushing towards my dreams. In reality I feel that God has allowed me to face many trials and tribulations to push me towards nursing. I have experienced numerous events dealing with healthcare. Conclusion References Crawford, Jeanne, & Thornton, Lucia. (2010). Why has holistic nursing taken off in the last five years? What has changed? Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 16(5), 22-4. Retrieved from Hilliard, F. (2005). Why today's nurses are educated, not trained. Australian Nursing Journal, 13(3), 10. Retrieved from Lachman, V. D. (2012). Applying the ethics of care to your nursing practice. Medsurg Nursing, 21(2), 112-4, 116. Retrieved from

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the intent of this paper is to address their personal description of nursing. they will discuss how nursing is applied through uniqueness to healthcare, profession, caring, and mission.
  • Defines nursing as a selfless profession. nurses deal with unimaginable situations but never turn their back on patients, coworkers, or the healthcare system.
  • Explains how they relate to florence nightingale and dorothea orem, both of whom inspire them to do their best for their patients.
  • Explains that they will practice nursing with passion, taking the education and influence acquired through nursing school, and taking along with them the influence they have been taught from nursing theorists.
  • Explains that nurses are unique to the healthcare industry because they use a holistic approach. patients are cared for by nurses on every level.
  • Explains hilliard's definition of education, which entails critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, empathy, and caring. education teaches nurses the information needed for their practice.
  • Explains that nurses take care of their patients through health but show care by showing empathy to the patient and family. nurses care about the well-being of all people.
  • Explains that they have gained the upmost respect for nurses through their experiences, such as visiting their father in the hospital, and seeing his hospice nurses make him smile.
  • Explains that they plan to specialize in psychiatric mental health nursing and return to northwestern state university to work on a doctorate in nursing practice.
  • Explains that their personal philosophy begins with their grandmother, who was very special to them. they feel that god has allowed them to face trials and tribulations to push them towards nursing.
  • Explains crawford, jeanne, thornton, and hilliard, f. why today's nurses are educated, not trained.
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