A Nursing Philosophy Of Advocacy Essay

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A Nursing Philosophy of Advocacy
Robert M Petro RN
USA College of Nursing - NU 410 – Fall 2014

A Nursing Philosophy of Advocacy
The profession of nursing has matured from the time of Florence Nightingale to the present. Nursing has gone from just treating dying soldiers on the battle field to helping guide people through their entire lives from birth to death. Nurses have become instrumental in the health and well being of the population helping with preventing illness and helping those with disease. The maturation of nursing has led to changes in nursing philosophy and allowed for practitioners of Nursing to meld these philosophies into their own internal nursing philosophy. In this paper I will explain my philosophy of nursing and compare it to Virginia Henderson 's definition of nursing along with discussing some of the changes to Nurse philosophy.
My Nursing philosophy
My philosophy of Nursing has changed from my first experience with Nursing to now. Similarly to how Nursing philosophy has changed. I began forming my nursing philosophy when I was young and started my interaction with the healthcare system. I began thinking as Nurses as the doers in hospitals, they changed you bandages and gave medicine, but not much else. My philosophy began to change as I entered the military I began to see Nurses as professionals that were an important part of the healthcare system, they made decisions had autonomy and were expected to perform duties without direct…

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