To be a successful nurse you need to possess all of these qualities and have a good attitude towards your job to be able to enjoy and excel in your field. How would you describe your philosophy of nursing? What do you think nursing is? 2 Philosophy of nursing is when the nurse cares for a patient in the hospital or in a home setting. When the nurse is caring for the patient in the hospital or at the patients home, it is his/her job to listen to each request by the patient and care for them accordingly (Öresland, Lutzén, Norberg, Rasmussen, & Määttä, 2013).
The role of the nurse is diverse and complex, and is not only concerned with the patient’s body, but also their mind and soul. Nurses are not simply trained to perform tasks, but are trained to be professionals who utilize evidence-based practice with a compassionate and empathetic approach to care. These tasks carry a heavy weight and responsibility, and require that we treat all patients with honor, dignity, and respect. While I had a small idea of these things before beginning school, their gravity has become more of a reality in recent weeks. I hope to be a nurse who utilizes evidence-based practice combined with excellent patient-centered care to touch my patient’s lives and care for them in meaningful
Being a nurse I can picture myself bandaging wounds and taking care of my patients. Nurses are very efficient and organized people as well as intelligent. They supervise other nurses in their field and they hold knowledge not on the human nobody but also on medications and pharmaceuticals. Most nurses are employed in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, walk in clinics, schools, prisons and other places where medical assistance is required. I am very interested in this career because I enjoy helping people and I feel like nurses are some of the most genuine people and I would love to be a part of that.
There are so many ways to show caring that the possibilities are never ending. Nurse’s support, comfort, and help allow the patients to recover to the best of their ability. Their experiences in dealing with different patients that have unique situations on a daily basis helps the nurses become better caregivers. Therefore, every nurse is capable of demonstrating care in their respective environments. Caring Demonstrated by nurses in the cli... ... middle of paper ... ...emonstrate caring by being with the patient and ensuring that they feel comfortable in their environment.
We are not only responsible for patient care, but we are also included in many other roles. Before nursing school, I thought that the main responsibility of the nurse is to take care of patient. During nursing school, I learned that patient care was not the nurses known just for. We took many general courses and nursing course work to prepare ourselves to be an educated member. For example, it was required to us to take microbiology, anatomy, leadership, professionalisms, etc to help us to become a better nurse and have a foundation base of education.
The demand for nursing is high because a nurse is the functional unit for the delivery of healthcare at the patient level. The true role of the nurse is simple and complicated at the same time. Yes, nurses deliver medicines, check vitals, and gives shots, but their role is much deeper and complex then those tasks. A nurse is also there to help a grieving patient or family after a difficult diagnosis or death. A nurse has the role of caregiver, social worker, friend, and spiritual guide as well.
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.
A nurse can be defined, according to the Fundamentals of Nursing book, as “promoting of health, prevention of illness, and the care of the ill, disable and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, and participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management and education…” (Taylor et al, 2015). Nurses will provide the individual care for each patient based on the patient, the environment, and the health that the patient desires. Nurses spend the most time with patients, they are the ones observing the patient, monitoring the patient, and interacting with the patient. Thought these interactions nurses are able to build relationships with each patient, which in turns allows the nurse to care the patient to the best of their
The first similarity would be assessment because the home health nurse assessed each patient from health to toe and as a nursing student I know we use it all the time in acute care. Assessment is important in realizing how well a patient is improving and if there are any changes that need to be evaluated. Being the patients advocate is another area of similarity. Patient advocacy is important in both setting because most of the time the patients do not understand why or what is being used. It is our jobs as health care workers to be there for our patients and stand up for them when needed.
Nursing is a broad field with limitless possibilities; one of those possibilities included is a nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that is capable of furthering care for patients. Nurse practitioners are able to see and treat their own patients, plus be a part of collaborative care. When patients visit the physician’s office, most are now being treated only by a nurse practitioner and may never actually see a physician. Although Nurse Practitioners are highly capable and educated to administer care to patients in all settings; patients are becoming unwilling and somewhat reluctant to be seen by anyone but a physician.