Personal nursing philosophy

Develop a personal nursing philosophy narrative as to how your life moved towards meeting that goal of becoming a nurse.

In a 3-4 page, double-spaced, typewritten document, please respond to the following:

• Begin your paper with why you wanted to become a nurse

• Develop a narrative as to how your life moved along towards meeting that goal of becoming a nurse.

Include any work experiences (volunteer work, hospital, MD office, healthcare facility) that reinforced your desire to become a nurse and why.

What educational preparation has already taken place in your life prior to entering a formal nursing program? Were there any particular people or nurses who influenced your decision to become a nurse and what was the nature of that influence?

What plans did you make to become a nurse that either were delayed or actually occurred as planned? What keeps you focused on completing the program especially when obstacles present themselves? What has been the greatest sacrifice you have made to become a nurse?

• In the time you have been involved in nursing activities, what has given you the greatest satisfaction and why?

• How has the current health care arena affected your feelings about being a nurse?

• Look at the QCC statement of philosophy of nursing.

• Write a statement of your philosophy of nursing that should include the four (4) metaparadigms of: client, health, environment, and nursing. What are your beliefs about the client? How do you define health? In your opinion, what makes up the environment? How does nursing impact all of these? NB. Philosophy of Nursing can be found in your STUDENT HANDBOOK located under “Course Information.”

• How is your philosophy the same as or different than the QCC philosophy of nursing? • What nursing theory/theorist has influenced your personal philosophy the most and why?

• What will finally becoming a professional registered nurse mean to you?

• Where do you see yourself five years after graduation?

 

Here is the nursing school’s Philosophy: Philosophy of the Department of Nursing The philosophy of the Department of Nursing is based upon the relationships among the concepts of the individual/ patient, environment, health, and nursing. The Individual is a biopsychosocial and spiritual being who functions within the context of the family, culture, and community.

Individuals have basic physiological, psychosocial, and developmental needs across their lifespan. These needs must be fulfilled in order for a state of health to exist. An individual or group of individuals becomes a Patient upon entry into a healthcare system for assistance in achieving maximum self-care potential.

The Environment is the aggregate of biological, physical, spiritual, social and cultural conditions that influence the life of the patient. The health of the patient is affected by the local and global environment. Health is living within one’s environment while achieving the greatest level of functioning.

Therapeutic support of the patient leads to a state of health, wholeness, well-being and integrity of the individual. The ability to maintain optimum wellness varies among individuals based on developmental stage, life experiences, health alterations, level of knowledge, values, culture and environment.

Alterations emerge when the individual cannot meet their needs as a result of disease, injury or life cycle events. When individuals cannot meet their own needs, they have the right to receive patient-centred assistance in moving towards their highest level of functioning and health.

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