My Nursing Philosophy: My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing
Heather M. Alfrey
Jacksonville University

Nursing has many aspects that contribute to its profession. Generally, when speaking with a nurse about why they went into this profession, you will hear it was to help people. Nurses tend to have a very caring attitude when it comes to others. This is one of the reasons I myself became a nurse, and why, I have chosen to further my career by seeking more education. One of the ways that I can educate myself is by learning what nursing means to me, and how I can grow in this profession. Seeking knowledge about how nurses before me saw the field as a profession and, what they thought nursing really meant is one way to do this. When reading about different nursing theories I find I align myself most with Virginia Henderson. Her theory states, "The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary
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In my practice, I provide care to the best of my ability. I empathize with my patients when they are having a bad day and I provide laughter when it’s a good day. To go into the nursing profession it is imperative that you care for others, without care for your patients there is less chance for cure. If a patient does not feel cared for they may feel they are not important and that can cause them stress, making it more difficult to get better. My Philosophy for my nursing career always has been and will continue to be to provide the best care possible for my patients, ensuring they feel cared for and their needs are met. Just like these theorists and the Jacksonville Philosophy in which caring is at their core, I to will put caring at the core of my
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