My Nursing Philosophy: My Philosophy Of Nursing Education

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My philosophy of nursing education grows out of the value I place in being a nurse. I chose to be a nurse because nursing is a great profession that helps people who are in need. I believe that all men are created equal and unique, and everyone deserves respect and dignity in their medical care. Nursing is an honorable career, and for me, it is the best path towards achieving the goal of helping people. I chose to be a nurse educator for much the same reason. As a nurse with 15 years of critical care experience, I bring a wealth of experience to my role as a nurse educator.
A nurse educator is a nurse who teaches and prepares students to enter into practice positions as licensed practical nurses (LPN), registered nurses (RN), advanced
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I believe in caring. Caring for the students as a unique individual is the basis for the quality and richness that I bring to nursing education. Optimal learning takes place in a caring, safe, and non-threatening setting. The “Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education”, as defined by Chickering and Gamson (1987), is my practice guideline of being a nurse educator and is evident throughout my educational practices. It says that good practice in undergraduate education includes encouraging student-faculty contact, encouraging reciprocity and cooperation among students, using active learning techniques, giving prompt feedback, emphasizing time on task, communicating high expectations, and respecting diverse talents and ways of …show more content…
I believe that learning is a social activity as Bandura states in his Theory of Social Learning. I commit to create a caring atmosphere in the clinical setting for my students to facilitate the mutual respect, trust and reciprocal learning. I understand true learning can only take place when the student has the personal desire to learn and not from a personal desire to please the educator. In this reciprocal environment, I serve as a learning facilitator, guiding students towards understanding through discussion, activities and shared experiences. I use role modeling as the main teaching strategy in the clinical area, and I find it is an effective method of teaching nurse students how to become caring professionals in their future nursing practice. I view learning as a life-long process. As a nurse educator, I also try to stay current in my specialty in order to convey the up-to-date knowledge to my

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