My Choice Of Nursing

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Lynn Keegan once said, “Nurses have come a long way in a few short decades. In the past our attention focused on physical, mental and emotional healing. Now we talk of healing your life, healing the environment, and healing the planet.” (CITE) Being a nurse is not something you can learn completely from a textbook or lectures. It does not only demand medical knowledge or technical skills, it also requires a passion and desire to heal a person both inside and out. The choice of nursing as a career was not simply figuring out what job I wanted to do for the rest of my life, it was a pull towards wanting to make the world a little better. I wanted to make an impact on someone, and pave the way for others to also do those things. The beliefs and ideas of what nursing is that I have are what drive the care for my patients, and what leads me to further enhance my growth as nurse. Choice of Nursing “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.” (Maya Angelou). This quote accurately describes why I chose to go into nursing. My son was born with a variety of medical issues which involved encounters with a host of different nurses;…show more content…
Nursing today involves a lot of procedures and protocols that must be followed. Some are evidence based, developed because they have been proven to improve patient care. Others are based on attempting to prevent legal issues or to obtain more money for the hospital. Goal centered care is a practice at my hospital. Setting goals allows the nurse to track progress of the patient. King’s theory utilized the goal system. It further enriched the nursing profession, but in my opinion, it also distracts from the main concept of nursing which is the

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