Nursing Essay: My Personal Definition Of Nursing

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I realized I wanted to be a nurse after I had Strep throat, my senior year of high school. I had to stay in the hospital three days in order to recover, and I was very lucky to have such a wonderful and caring nurse. She made me feel as if I was her only patient. I will never forget how well I was taken care of and how comfortable she made me feel. I was young and scared, but she was reassuring, because she made me feel as if I had my own mother taking care of me. She was the reason I wanted to become a nurse, because I wanted to make others feel the way she made me feel. My personal definition of nursing is encompassed within that one nurse. A nurse should be loving, compassionate, dependable, competent, empathic, responsible, joyful and comforting (just to name a few). A nurse not only cares for the physical aspect of the patient but the mind and spirit as well. I believe a nurse should promote physical and emotional well-being. Nursing is more than just administering medications and performing different procedures; it is being with people, talking and visiting with them. I believe it …show more content…
It establishes the parameters of the profession, clarifies the purposes and functions of the work, guides the educational preparation of aspiring practitioners, guides nursing research and theory development, and makes the work of nursing visible and valuable to the public…” (Chitty, 184). There will never be one universal definition of nursing. People have their own personal definition of nursing; whether it is positive or negative. Nurses care for the whole individual, not just the disease. It is very important that nurses never lose sight of why they truly wanted to become a nurse, whether it was a dream since childhood, or an unforgettable experience. I believe it takes a special, passionate person to want to become part of a proud and honorable

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