October 21, 2013
Sharon Little-Stoetzel, RN, PhD, CNE
University of Phoenix Material
Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet
This is a philosophy of nursing that reflects the beliefs and values of Dorothee E. Bucholsky, RN.
Today’s date is October 18, 2013.
I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is an integral part of who I am. I have always known I wanted to be a nurse. To care for people in need with compassion and empathy. When I was young I would make makeshift hospitals and treat any animal could get my hands on. I have always been fascinated by anatomy and physiology, so far as to operate and dissect on worms when I was younger. When I accidentally found my way into perioperative nursing I felt that I had found my calling.
I believe that the core of nursing is to provide quality nursing care while taking into account the patient and their family member’s beliefs, customs, and traditions. Treating each patient compassionately and empathetically regardless of his or her color, race, and nationality. Recognizing and addressing their cultural and religious beliefs establishes a healthy and positive relationship between the nurse and the patient.
I believe that the focus of nursing is promoting health, providing compassionate, empathetic care during illnesses. To assist other health professionals in the treatment of illnesses, preventive care, and education. To formulate nursing care plans that aid in the nursing care of the patients.
My vision as a nurse is that I will continue to adhere to the high standards that I have set. To live by the ANA Code of Ethics. I will remain loyal to myself and my practice by keeping abreast of new educational and technologic advances in medicine and nursing practice. I will continually seek to further my knowledge and nursing practice. I will keep up with the educational and technological advances
References: Denehy, J. (2001). Articulating Your Philosophy of Nursing. The Journal of School Nursing, 17(1), 1-2 Silva, M. (2006). Philosophy of Nursing (Rev ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.