My Nursing: My Experience As A Nurse

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In my three years of being in health care, I have grown so much as a person, advocate, care giver, critical thinker and nurse. I started my journey as an LPN working on the medical floor as Saint Francis Medical center, I was employed there for 8 months and started RN school. I worked there throughout school and thought for sure I would leave after completing my RN. I decided to stay on the floor, where I am still currently employed because I like the variety of patients I take care of. Before starting nursing I had no experience in nursing and thought I had a good understanding of what nursing was. Little did I know, I had no idea what nursing entailed and my definition and beliefs still change quite frequently. If I had to pick a definition …show more content…
With each patient experience my philosophy of nursing changes little by little and helps me develop a better understanding of what nursing is. I believe the person or patient is not only a recipient of nursing care but a person as a whole. Our patients are more than just a body lying in a bed that is sick, they have other needs than their current illness. These patients need to be looked at in a physical, spiritual, psychological and sociological way. I relate to myself when taking care of my patients, even though some patients and families can be very trialing, we have to think what if that was our mom or dad, child, or friend? I would want the best care for them and we need to remember this when it comes to taking care of our patients. In my definition of, environment is not only the physical environment but the social environment as well. We have to create a good environment for proper healing, many do not think a nurse has effect on the environment but they can effect it in many ways. Health is based off the person as a whole and ability to perform …show more content…
My vision of the future of nursing is so bright, nurses are going back to school and have more education to help improve patient outcomes. Nurses will be able to provide as primary care providers and help reach those patients unable to be seen by a physician. Nurses face so many challenges, mine are dealing with short staffing, and balancing long work hours and time for school work. My goals for professional development include advancing my degree and finishing my BSN, learning new technology and treatments and possibly starting a Master’s degree program in a few years. I have come so far as a nurse, and cannot wait to see what the future holds and the experiences are to

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