My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing Essay

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing

Seynor Massalee Kennedy

South University

Personal Philosophy of Nursing

The purpose of this paper is to explore the personal nursing philosophy I intend to use in my career as a nurse and to explore my values and beliefs about the four metaparadigms- the patient, the nursing practice, their health and the environment, and the discipline of nursing in addition to discussing the nursing concepts relevant to my practice as a nurse practitioner. In addition, this paper discusses the nurse of the future and the Synergy model definitions of the four metaparadigms and how it fits into my personal philosophy.


As a little girl growing up, I watched my mother as she cared for nuclear and extended family members, people in the community and at church; it seemed like she was always taking care of people even when she was off duty with a smile and a look of contentment. In the more than 30 years that she worked as a pediatric nurse, I looked forward to the one time in the year she was allowed to take me to work. Without realizing it, my admiration for my mother developed into a desire to help people influencing my dream to become a nurse. The final factor that defined my aspiration was the 10 years Liberian civil…

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