Essay on My Reflection On My Nursing Philosophy

1280 Words Sep 20th, 2015 6 Pages
My nursing philosophy combines the science of nursing with knowledge, empathy, as well as respect and dignity of each individual in different situations. I believe my nursing philosophy is focused on delivering quality patient care that is individualized to the needs of each patient. The delivery of care must be compassionate and empathetic for all people.
Therefore, the circumstance that influenced my decision to become a nurse is having the opportunity to be with my mother during the end of her life. She had cancer and was under hospice care at home. That is when I encountered the amazing work nurses do. The nurses visited once a week and on the days when necessary. These nurses was phenomenal with caring for my mother, it takes a lot of patience and compassion to be a nurse. At every moment I had, I stood at the bedside and listened to these nurse spend the time thoroughly explain the medications and/or procedures and the reasons it need to be done. Although I was overwhelmed with all the information that was given and appreciated all the comfort and support the nurses provided, I realized I had discovered a new beginning and changed my career from accounting to nursing.
Hence, after my mother passed, I returned to school to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). I believe that starting from the beginning and advancing slowly will help in gaining the knowledge and skills I need to become a professional nurse. I received my CNA license and worked for a long-term…

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