Philosophy of Nursing

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Philosophy of Nursing

By | April 2008
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Growing up I was your typical all American girl with big dreams a huge imagination. I used to want to be a princess and live in a castle and eat cookies all day. Then I wanted to be a ballerina and travel all through the world dancing for kings and queens. As I got a little older I wanted to be a fairy and wave my magic wand all day. When I reached middle school I wanted to become a Veterinarian because I love animals and I wanted to take care of them. Growing up with two cats and one dog, I always played doctor with them. It was not until I started to mature and my brother becoming a Physician Assistant that I decided I want to be a nurse. My brother always talked to me about the demand for medical personnel in the medical field. Ultimately my brother was a big influence on my decision to become a nurse. I have admired and looked up to him ever since, and every time I have a nursing related question I ask him.

When I started school it was a lot of hard work. I had just given birth to my daughter Hailey, so finding a babysitter was hard. Being in between jobs and juggling the birth of a new baby I had to develop a schedule. It was very difficult at times, but with some help from my family and the baby’s father I was back on top and passing all my classes. One morning when I was getting ready to drop my daughter off at school I realized the woman in me had emerged. I was raising my baby girl, I was getting an education and holding a relationship together, I was unstoppable. That day I realized that I could do anything that I ever thought was not possible. Failure at this point was not an option. As I learned more about nursing and I educated myself on the field. I found

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myself liking it more and more. I was born to nurture and take care of people. This is what I was born to do. Nursing had now taken a whole new meaning in my life because it also taught me parenting skills, and responsibility. Nursing taught me to be a better person and a...