Nursing Profession Essay

explanatory Essay
1288 words
1288 words

Foundations of Choosing a Nursing Profession The primary influences of why I chose nursing began as a young child, when the idea of an occupation in the “medical field” got thrown around quite often. When I was around the age of 6 or 7, I went to the doctor’s office very often because I used to get all kinds of random allergic reactions. During the time when technicians were doing research on me to find what exactly I was allergic to, I remember being fascinated with all the tools and equipment they would use on me. At the time, it was like I lived in the laboratory because of how frequently I went to get tested. The experience of being in a medical setting like that so often ridded all anxiety I held towards going to the doctor for another …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that good nursing practice is making decisions that don't linger in one's head hours after they took action. to maintain good practice as a nurse one needs to know how to move forward from occurrences that impose moral distress.
  • Explains that good practice is a skill that takes time to properly learn with experience in the field, and positive attitude and dedication are major components in nursing.
  • Explains that they plan to make the most of their time as an undergraduate student by involving themselves in organizations that require teamwork and the use of a strong opinion.
  • Explains that medical ethics and kantian ethics will be incorporated into their nursing career by reminding them of where they stand morally.
  • Explains that medical ethics can be tricky in deciding which theory one’s actions relate to the most, but when looking at cases with a more broad perspective, it is clear that any action could be justified as moral if the person's ethical knowledge is great enough.
  • Explains that they chose nursing as a career because of the experience of working with disabled children at texas lions camp.

The strongest component to my foundation of personal influences was when I had the opportunity to work with disabled children for an entire summer. Although the job required me to move to a new city and sacrifice my last summer before college started, I knew it would give me true clarity in knowing for sure if nursing was the profession I desired. Working with those children taught me many skills of responsibility and dedication, two of the most important traits and nurse can hold. In a similar way to how a nurse would with her patients, I fully put my heart into every role I needed to fill in my time at Texas Lions Camp. I cherished the experience I had gotten from this job opportunity and finally, after months of diaper changes, cleaning up accidents, and attending to every last need those campers had, I knew that nursing was the right career for …show more content…

As a professional care provider, I will be responsible of my actions as well as the actions I decide to not take part in because they are evil. Although, medical ethics has many different standpoints to judge one’s career actions from, theories like Utilitarianism and Kantian ethics will allow me to understand the difference in what is asked of me and what is expected of me. What is asked of me will be thought of with the approach of Kantian ethics, using “reason over result” to justify my actions. (Pence, 2010, p. 346) At the same time, Utilitarianism beliefs will also be incorporated into my role as a nurse by ensuring that my patients always have the best quality of life possible; this goal ties in with Utilitarianism’s concept of producing the greatest amount of good possible in order to remain morally good. Another hypothetical example would be tending to a patient in the ER who is hemorrhaging when they walk in over the patient who has been waiting for 2 hours. Although it looks unjust, my actions are considered moral, regardless of the outcome, because I am producing the most good in saving a

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