Essay on My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing
In order to serve patients most effectively, one must look introspectively and determine what one believes about nursing. This author chose nursing as a profession because nursing is her calling and she has made it her life’s work. For this author, nursing is a culmination of compassion, service, knowledge, teamwork, integrity, and perseverance. While it is true that one may receive the title “Registered Nurse” by going to school and passing an exam, this author believes nursing is something that lives inside a person; it is an inherent desire to heal, protect, advocate, and serve.
Additionally, one must compare and contrast one’s beliefs with the organization in which one works. It is essential for this author’s mission and values to be reflected in those of the organization for which she works. This nurse feels a great sense of pride in the hospital in which she works, as its mission involves serving the surrounding community, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socio-economic status, physical or mental ability or disability. Nurses are accountable to the community in which they work. This is really at the heart of this author’s nursing philosophy. Every patient deserves to be treated with compassion and dignity, and to have his or her concerns addressed respectfully, confidentially, and in a timely manner.
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