Personal Definition Of Nursing

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Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a person that someone relied on and trusted. At first I wanted to be a teacher, because I loved interacting with other people. As I grew up, I realized that I loved the relationships that the nurses built with my grandparents when they had to stay at the hospital. That made me realize that nursing was not just about giving people their medications, bathing them, and checking on them every hour. It showed me that nursing can be an opportunity to form relationships, to challenge yourself to your full potential, and also to help make a difference in someone life. I grew up in a small town that just recently got their first hospital, so there was not much opportunity to volunteer in hospitals when I…show more content…
Someone who is not in the nursing profession might not understand and define a nurse, as one who is practicing the nursing profession. When looking for a definition that I feel describes nursing, I found the following; “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings, it includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.” (“Definition of Nursing,” 2015). My personal definition of nursing would very similar. To me a nurse is someone who cares for all individuals, whether healthy or ill with a goal that consists of promoting their health and well-being. When asking yourself the question why nursing exist one could just reflect back on the definition of nursing. Nursing exists to care for all individuals whether they are sick or well and it also promotes a persons health. Nursing is not just confined to a specific location it can occur anywhere from a hospital to someone’s home. The reason I want to practice nursing is all of the reasons above. I want to be a nurse that keeps up to date on recent health research, is able to work together with other medical staff, is able to establish a trusting relationship with their patient, and completes any other task needed in order allow me to be a more successful nurse or to allow the patient’s health to be improved and changed for the
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