Sulotte Valcin Amilcar RN-BC, MSNed
My Nursing Philosophy
When I was growing up in Haiti, I have always had the desire to help, care, and advocate for others, but I never quite had the opportunity to do that until I moved to the United States and I become a nurse. My intuition to become a nurse began in 1992 when my daughter who was born with sickle cell anemia became very ill to the point that she was put on a voluntary comma for about a month. I remember renting the little mermaid movie for her. During my visit with her in the ICU at Miami Children Hospital I would play this little mermaid song for her “The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake you dream about going up there is a big mistake just look at the world around you right here on the ocean floor such wonderful things surrounding you what more is you looking for? Under the sea under the sea,” (Little Mermaid Soundtrack). I played the little mermaid song for her every day until she woke up and I had a feeling that she could here every single word. I was at her bed side at all times and that was the hardest thing for me to go through as a mother. Looking at your child hooked to a machine so helpless and not being able to do anything about, it was very stressful. I looked up to all other family members who have to go though what I went through and what I have been through, was mainly why I deceided to back to back to school to study nursing so that I could make a difference and give back to the community. My nursing philosophy is to see that nurses understood and respect the values of the nursing profession through caring, compassion, advocate, and commitment. Throughout my experience as an oncology nurse and as a nursing instructor at Mercy Hospital, I have demonstrated compassion, caring, and true commitment when given care to patients entrusted to my care. Nurses are vital as they are the first to care, advocate and defend patients in time of needs. It is within...
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