I have the desire to help and care for those in need, and I feel this has ultimately led me to choose a career in nursing. My personal nursing philosophy is one that is centered on compassion and service to not only the patients, but to their families and the community. Before I enter into this profession, I believe it is important to explore the principles and values that will guide me though my nursing career. My philosophy of nursing will merge the knowledge I have learned from school, and blends it with relational and compassionate care for each patient. I will focus on the empowerment of the patient in the delivery of holistic and evidence based practices of nursing care.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing This paper explores the personal philosophy I have as a nursing student and what I intend to convey throughout my nursing career. A philosophy is “an analysis of the grounds and concepts expressing fundamental beliefs (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, n.d.). Before entering into any profession it is important to evaluate your personal philosophy about the profession, as it pertains to values and principles in which believe in to guide your practice. The field of nursing is more than treating a physiological ailment, but it involves providing quality care for the individualized needs of each patient, hence being client centered. My philosophy of nursing integrates the importance of knowledge base practice of medicine, combined with addressing holistic needs of the patient and family, including the physical, psychological, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social care (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, 2010).
Building therapeutic relationships allows the patient to feel supported and understood and may help to provide health information, which may otherwise be held in a nontherapeutic relationship. Other values I practice often are advocating, listening, autonomy, and beneficence. I truly believe everyone is an expert in their own health and deserve the time to express their concerns. I also feel very strongly about people having the right to be in charge of their health. In my nursing practice, I vow to always listen to my clients and advocate to promote a holistic well-being of the individual.
In order for nurses to deliver the best care to patients, we need to start from within by utilizing this process into our lives. In conclusion, Jean Watson’s theory represents that caring is the essence of nursing. The theory provides many useful concepts for the practice of nursing which gives guidance to apply them in practice, research and everyday life experiences.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Victoria Alexander Saint John’s College of Nursing Abstract: This paper is my personal nursing philosophy and how I plan to live out my nursing career not just after graduation but throughout my schooling. Nursing is obviously about patient care, but it is so much more than that. At Saint John’s Hospital we believe in Care, Respect, Joy, and Competence. This is a beautiful way of thinking about nursing. It is not just about treating the illness, it is also about treating the patient’s needs that are more than just health.
I want to make an impact on someone’s life. A lot of what many people don’t understand is that nurses aren’t just there to help the sick, but the title of nurse comes with an array of jobs ranging anywhere from caregiver to educator. I choose nursing because my philosophy, my values, and my beliefs, guided me to a profession in which
Nursing is my passion in life. To begin with, I want to become a registered nurse because I like helping others. I mean, I don’t like seeing people in pain. I’ll do anything in my power to prevent it. According to bureau of labor statistic/ occupational outlook handbook, as a registered nurse we provide and coordinate care.
There are many different approaches in developing a relationship with patients, one of which being holistic, patient-centered care. Holistic care is described as “all n... ... middle of paper ... ... to ensure their wishes and needs are being met in a dignified manner. In my community, I intend on being a positive advocate for wellbeing and health promotion. Providing positive outlets for my patients to help maintain a healthy sense of living is also an important attribute as I feel that this will aid in the prevention of future illnesses. My main focus on nursing is to be able to be a nurse that my patients feel comfortable and supported by.
Nurses have to create an environment that promotes healthy recovery for their patients. Before choosing to become a nurse, you have to see if you have the right qualities and characteristics. To be a nurse you need to be caring, compassionate, and have a desire to want to help those that are in need. When asked; why she wanted to join nursing, Registered Nurse Wyona exclaimed “I’ve always loved nursing, the thought of being a supporter and caregiver makes me feel good! It feels good being there for someone who 's sick or just needs small treatment.” That’s the basic principle of nursing providing care.
As a nurse I feel like you should be caring which is prompting health, and hope for my patients. I should have integrity, respecting my patients in each situation. I should be able to care for each patient in a different way the way they need to be treated which is Diversity. Most of all I should be a excellence nurse I should have a smile with every patient and strive to be successful every day. When I asked JSJ about her values as a nurse she told me while caring for you patients you should be caring, have integrity and autonomy in decision making, to be a good nurse you must believe in