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My Philosophy of Nursing

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I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is my ideal profession. In nursing, I can provide others with the care and the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I can also give others the love and attention they need to be proud of the life they live. I think that society is very vulnerable and I want to make great contributions to the world of nursing. I don’t just want to be a nurse. I want to be a great nurse who is looked up to because of my experience, knowledge, and competence as a healthcare professional.

With each passing day, new challenges for nurses are created. As of 2011, the baby boomer generation (those born from 1946 to 1964) turned 65. Between 1946 and 1964, approximately 76 million babies were born. Now that they are rising in age, these older adults are starting to need more hospitalization because of age-related issues. With the growing number of older adults seeking healthcare, there is a shortage in the number of nurses willing to take on the responsibility of caring for them (Hartman-Stein & Potkanowicz, 2009). I want to make sure that these adults never have a sense of loneliness because of their age. I also want to make sure that they have the same standards of living that they did before they got sick. This leads me into another reason of why I want to be a nurse. I think the world needs me. I want to feel that I belong and, in a sea of older adults needing healthcare, I think I will. I want to make a difference to those who feel that no one cares about them. When my grandmother was very sick, she needed all the help that my father and I could give her. She had a voice box so she couldn’t talk, pneumonia so she was very weak, and she could barely walk on her own. I knew ...

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... out for each patient to make sure they are okay and to do whatever they need to make sure they continue living healthily. I’m very passionate about my future as a nurse and have great intentions towards my education. It won’t be easy and I don’t expect it to be. There’s no looking back for me now. I know I’ve chosen the right profession and I’ll continue to have such enthusiasm about my future. I hope one day, I can fulfill my dreams of becoming a nurse and give back to the community.

Works Cited

Hartman-Stein, Paula E., Potkanowicz, Edward S. (2009). Behavioral determinants of healthy aging: Good news for the baby boomer generation. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 8(2).

Rhodes, Marilyn K., Morris, Arlene H., Lazenby, Ramona Browder. (2011). Nursing at its best: Competent and Caring. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 16(2).
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