What do you think of when you think of the nursing profession? International Council of Nurses defined nursing as “an integral part of the health care system, encompasses the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages, in all health care and other community settings”. However, I personally believe that nursing is so much more than that. I will discuss throughout this paper my own personal nursing philosophy, which I believe to be a major part of the nursing profession. I will talk about some key concepts of my personal nursing theory which includes the nursing process, the four meta-paradigms of nursing, and the application of my philosophy that I use with my current
The intent of this paper is to address my personal description of nursing. Throughout this paper, I will discuss how nursing is applied through uniqueness to healthcare, profession, caring, and mission. I will also include theorists who I will apply to my own practice along with my personal experiences and opinions.
This paper is going to reflect my thoughts on nursing as a profession and why I think the different aspects of nursing are so important. The purpose of the content in this paper is to give the reader a straightforward view on nursing and the different components of what makes up a nurse. I will do this through analyzing the theory of nursing created by theorist Jean Watson. Her ideas about nursing and mine flow so well together and the similarities are noted throughout the paper.
The media portrays the image of nursing through different perspectives that negatively or positively impact the audience. It appears that the media often presents misconceptions of nursing, however, there are some positive portrayals of nursing. After collecting data, this paper explores the positive reports within the media in comparison with the reality of professional nursing. The information obtained comes from CINHAL, a search engine that acquires scholarly articles regarding professional nursing. Upon reading three articles, it is apparent that they all present different aspects of nursing in relevance to other sources of media. Moreover, the portrayal of professional nursing is examined in the TV show, Nurse Jackie, specifically within
The Image of Nursing The purpose of this paper is to show how in today’s society, nurses struggle to get positive professional recognition, despite attempts to change the image of nursing in society on public platforms. Data sources used on the image of nursing were identified through the CINAHL, Google Scholar, YouTube and Proquest databases from 2005-2015. The search term was image of nurs*, these articles were peer reviewed. The image of nursing in the media is predominately negative and does not match the reality of what professional nursing is.
The purpose of this paper is to bring forth my thoughts on the nursing profession and the share the philosophy I feel will guide me through my career as a nurse. In order to properly understand how I came to the decision that nursing was a viable and stimulating path for me to follow, it is important to know a little about me.
Evidence-based practice integrates best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for the delivery of optimal health care (qsen.org). Like most medical professions, nursing is a constantly changing field. With new studies being done and as we learn more about different diseases it is crucial for the nurse to continue to learn even after becoming an RN. Using evidence-based practice methods are a great way for nurses and other medical professionals learn new information and to stay up to date on new ways to practice that can be used to better assess
In the todays century, the responsibilities, roles, and opportunities for nursing and nurse education has grown abundantly to that of modern day nurses. Many nurses in the eighteen century were not educated nurses and never attended nursing school; however, they still provided care for the sick, poor, and needy and played a vital role in health maintenance. With the hard work from many notable nurses in history such as Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, and Isabel Robb and the persistence and dedication for change from influential nurses such as Mary Mahoney and Mabel Staupers; nursing today has transformed in many aspects of practice. Although nursing as a profession is continuously evolving throughout the years, the core foundation of nursing hasn’t changed in that nursing is a profession of caring for others and servicing those in need.
If you had asked me on my first day of nursing school what a philosophy of nursing was, I would have told you that I had no idea. I assumed that everyone’s idea of nursing is the same, and that nurses are simply kind hearted people that take care of people’s needs. However, nursing is so much more than that. A nursing philosophy guides a nurse in how he or she carries out their work. I believe nursing philosophies are different for everyone. It isn’t just this cookie cutter label that every nurse feels. My personal philosophy about nursing is similar to this. Everyone is their own unique human being, and their care should reflect this. I believe that a nurse should be a leader, but also should know how to be a follower. Nurses should be confident in their abilities and holistically caring to their patient’s needs and feelings. Nursing isn’t just about curing; it’s about taking the time to help you’re patients learn more about what’s going on and comforting them in a very vulnerable time in their lives. Nurses also need to be very observant of everything around them. This paper will discuss more on nursing philosophies and their impact and how my beliefs and values have shaped my views on nursing.
Burns, N., & Grove, S. K. (2009). Strategies for promoting evidence-based nursing practice. In The practice of nursing research (pp. 616-638). St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders.