Nursing : For The Love Of Nursing

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For The Love of Nursing Nursing is an evolutionary process that changes and improves over time. As we learn new information about the medical field, we as health care professionals, can be a part of a team that changes and grows. I wanted to become a nurse because I love people, and helping them during a time of need. Nursing is diverse and has many opportunities to expand and specialize in professional interest. The field will continue to make changes to adapt to our changing environment. What Influenced my Thoughts About Nursing? I am currently a nursing student at Carroll Community College. I have been working in the medical field for ten years, and instantly fell in love with helping others. My grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008. Assisting with his care and being involved in his disease process influenced my love for helping others. Having an ill family member whom I love, has guided me into the nursing profession. It gave me a different perspective on the type of nurse I want to be. Professionally, my goals are to obtain my RN and work in with geriatrics. I feel passionate about the current social and political issues pertaining to health insurance. I am interested in the debates about health care and insurance. Although we all have rights to healthcare, I don’t think it should be free. My personal experiences helped influence and inspired me to become a nurse with values and goals. What is Health and Illness? Health and illness can have different meanings to many people. Health is an individual’s well-being, free from injury and sickness. Health is a goal many people in our society strive to achieve. On the contrary, illness is a sickness, disease, or injury that can be chronic or acute. Without i... ... middle of paper ... ... professional nurse should remain the same. In my nursing career I am certain I will see many things change. I want to be able to adapt to the growing future and still be a great nurse. I am confident that perusing my professional goals will be obtainable in the growing field. In conclusion nursing changes over time; however, the heart of the nurse should always remain the same- to help others. References Judkins-Cohn, T., Kielwasser-Withrow, K., Owen, M., & Ward, J. (2014). Ethical principles of informed concent: Exploring Nurses’ dual role of care provider and researcher. Nursing and Allied Health Database, 45.1, 35-42. Doi: 10.3928/00220124-20131223-03 Russell, M. J. (2014). Teaching civility to undergraduate nursing students using a virtue ethics- based curriculum. Nursing and Allied Heath Database, 53.6, 313-319. Dio: 10.3928/01484834-20140512-03

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