A nurse’s philosophy is the underlying meaning that brings to life our desire to be nurses. This is what we hold to be true about the nature of the profession and what brings most of us each day to school or to our practices. It encompasses our ethical principles and values. Its purpose is to better help us serve our patients and community. Nursing is a blend of both science and art that responds to the human condition, which requires a delicate balance between having the knowledge and the ability to deliver quality care. The philosophy that guides nursing is framed by four principles: Patient, nursing, health, and environment.
Patient care is at the core of our profession. It is my belief that each patient should be treated as an individual, and given the best quality of care possible, regardless of their race, religious …show more content…
The environment should promote wellness that incorporates both physical and emotional healing in a safe and professional setting. I consider this beneficial not only for the patient, but for the visitors of the patient and the healthcare team as well. Moreover, maintaining a healthy and clean environment is equally important in preventing healthcare acquired infections.
In conclusion, I will make every effort to convey these philosophies as I continue my journey in the field of nursing. Many people have asked me why I chose nursing as a profession. Honestly, the more I learn about it the more it scares me, and it should. Nursing is not going to be easy, and I will be faced with many difficult challenges, but I have discovered my passion for helping others and working in a team. I believe that nursing is more than just a job, it is a privilege taken upon by those who are passionate about using their knowledge and skills to help those who are unable to help