University of Texas Arlington
Abstract: This paper explores the personal nursing philosophy I like to use as a Registered Nurse. My personal philosophy of nursing incorporates compassion and caring for the wellbeing of another individual as if it was someone in your own family. In this paper I will include historical, ethical, and political factors influencing the nursing profession. As well as why I wanted to become a nurse. My goal is for the patient is to always be satisfied by the care that they have received by the healthcare team.
Choice of Nursing
I have always wanted to become a nurse ever since I was a little girl. When I was younger my dad was really sick, …show more content…
There are many things throughout history that influenced the development of nursing practice. Some of these include women roles, religion values, war, society, and visionary leadership to name a few (“Influences on Nursing Practices”). In the earlier year’s women were always given the role of being a nurse. This was due to women being seen as more nurturing because they often cared for the children. Those who became nurses had no formal education. Those who choose to become nurses learned skills that where passed down from generation to generation. Florence Nightingale studied nursing under the direction of Pastor Fliedner. After graduating Nightingale cared for the British soldiers where she used evidence base practice to discover that the deaths of the soldiers that she was caring for was dramatically reduced when the hospitals where cleaned better. The Civil War was the foundation for professional nursing in the United States. During that war many women left home to care for the dying soldiers. During the 19th and 20th centuries nursing expanded dramatically. It was during this time that the importance of formal education played a big role. During the 20th century, there were more BSN nurses this lead to the expansion of advanced practice nursing. Since the earlier days nursing has come a long way. Back in the day nurses where frowned upon …show more content…
Most patients come to the hospital not knowing what is going on with them are how sick they really are. I feel it is up to us as nursing to keep the patients and their families and significant others updated on their