Nursing is continuously changing and expanding. According to John Hopkins the future of nursing centers around four themes; “improving and increasing nursing education, supporting nurses in practicing to the fullest extent of their education and training, creating a culture and systems in which nurses act as full partners with other healthcare professionals, and collecting better nursing workforce data” (Brooks, 2011). Over the years, collaboration has become much more prevalent and results with fewer errors and redundancies. As years progress, it will continue to grow. Furthermore, education is becoming a very important aspect of nursing. Most workplaces require a bachelor’s degree to be hired, whereas in the past it didn’t matter. Personally, I know I will pursue my Bachelors of Science in Nursing and hopefully continue on to my
The academic rigor that would be demanded by the nursing program is something that I have already experienced, and that I have been able to overcome. I have successfully completed a bachelor in Health science, which I feel has given me broad knowledge in health care and that would be the building blocks to excel in the nursing courses. I also succeeded through my Paramedic and Flight Paramedic course, both which were extremely demanding but rewarding. My work experience will also help me navigate through some of the difficult areas of the nursing program, these hands-on experience fortify the medical knowledge and the correlation between the theory and the positive results in patient care. Never the less, it is my motivation to be a better health care provider which pushes me to strive to be the best at what I do, and that attitude will continue while attending the nursing
There are many different definitions for the word care. Webster defines care as, “effort made to do something correctly, safely, or without causing damage” (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, n.d.). Quinn, Smith, Ritenbaugh, Swanson, and Watson (2003) defines caring as “a nurturing way of relating to a valued other towards whom one feels a personal sense of commitment and responsibility (p. A68). As nurses, the word care or caring is not only apart of our vocabulary but it is also the driving force behind how we treat our patients and their families. Providing comfort, being compassionate, tranquil, thoughtful, and selfless are all ways that nurses provide care for their patients. Through these elements, Dr. Jean Watson’s Human Caring Theory has helped reshape the world of nursing and bring the focus and attention back to healing and caring relationships as the e...
I attended a workshop in 2008 titled “Joining a Healthcare Profession”. The workshop explored different careers in which nursing was included. After the workshop, I evaluated my talents, interests, values, and eventually decided to pursue a career in nursing. I enrolled in a Nursing Assistant School and became certified after three weeks of classes and one week of clinical. I was employed and started working as a Nurse Aid in a nursing home. The compliments given by my colleagues, residents and their family members motivated me to enroll in a Licensed Practical Nurse program. I graduated in the year 2011 and started working
My courses and experience has empowered, and has reinforced my determination to pursue a career as a nurse. I am eager and excited about starting nursing school, and having my dream which started as a young girl to come full circle. I am convinced I am a good candidate because I have the innate drive to complete the program. I am willing to learn and use those skills and knowledge acquired to provide something meaningful to the society and humanity. I have the personal determination to face the challenges and rigors of nursing school. With hard work, perseverance, and determination I believe I have the essential character to be successful as a nursing student and an excellent quality nurse in the near future. A degree in nursing paves ways for other degrees to emerge especially for those interested in furthering their education in health care. I am committed to continue to pursed advanced degree in nursing ultimately becoming a nurse practitioner. . In the next five to ten years from now, I want to write articles and books about nursing and healthcare related. Therefore, I believe that if I improve myself further positively, I will grow from strength to strength and one day my paper will be read in one of the prestigious newsletters, journals, and textbooks. I know the sky is my starting
We as nurses are here to restore health and prevent further health detriments through caring for our patient. While giving care and preventing illness is the central idea of nursing, none of it would be possible without the foundation of knowledge learned in nursing school. A requirement for professional status would be “A profession has a theoretical body of knowledge leading to defined skills, abilities, and norms.” This statement summarizes so much of what I love about nursing. Nurses are constantly throughout the day putting their extensive knowledge to use. This in turn shows how well defined the skills and abilities of a nurse actually are. While a nurse knows a great deal of information, not everything can be done by one person. This is why collaboration, an ANA Standard of Professional Performance, is such an important skill. A nurse needs to be able to collaborate with other health care professionals to provide the best care for a patient. Another ANA Standard of Professional Performance that a nurse needs to utilize is leadership. I view a good example of leadership is standing up to someone above you in position to advocate for your patient. This
This is demonstrated and practiced, caring is consists of curative factors promotes growth, a caring environment accepts a person as they are and looks to what the person many become, a caring environment offers development of potential, caring promotes health better than curing, prevention, and caring is central to nursing. Watson’s theory “ the goal of nursing is to help persons attain a higher level of harmony within the mind-body-spirit. Attainment of that goal can potentiate healing and health” (Masters, 2014, p.
Caring is the foundation of nursing practice and the profession. Caring is “a nurturing way of relating to a valued other toward whom one feels a personal sense of commitment and responsibility” (Swanson, 1991, pg 165). This paper will discuss Swanson’s Theory of Caring and the author’s personal metaparadigm and how caring guides nursing practice.
The Theory of Nursing as Caring: A Model for Transforming Practice by Boykin & Schoenhofer recognizes the importance of identifying caring between the nurse and the one nursed as an applicable knowledge that the nurse must pursue. It is best stated that caring is not exclusive to nursing, yet it is uniquely lived in nursing (Alligood 2014).
The phenomenon of interest has been identified as the expressions of caring by nurses on acute care general surgical wards (Enns, C., Gregory, D., 2007). This problem statement was addressed promptly and clearly in the article. The caring research that has been obtained in other studies has yielded inconsistent results due to the varying definitions of caring. Numerous research has been done on the phenomenon of caring by nurses specializing in several areas but the population of surgical nurses has been “relatively neglected in caring research” (Enns, 2007). Caring is a phenomenon that has been universal throughout nursing, it is a trend that will forever be current due to the ever changing scope of nursing. Increasing demands on nursing staff and the acuity of the patients causes stressors to the “surgical ward environment (and) affect nurses’ ability to provide ideal care” (Enns, 2007). The aim of this report is to answer the question “What are the expressions of caring from a surgical nurses’ perspective?” (Enns, 2007). An appropriate qualitative study has been chosen because “...