Essay on Personal Philosophy For Professional Nursing Practice
Nursing is a profession defined by caring. More specifically it is defined by four concepts including, patient, nurse, health and the environment in which one exists (Butts, 2015). These concepts will be expanded upon and impact they have upon the professional practice of nursing.
My desire to be a nurse was not realized until I was in college. I graduated high school in 2003 and started college at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in Pembroke, North Carolina. Here, I completed my first two years of general education and began my junior year completing core science courses for a major that would lead me to a profession in the medical field. I was beginning my junior year and I had to decide then exactly what my major would be. In this transition period, the university was in the beginning stages of a baccalaureate nursing program. I then decided to complete my prerequisites and apply. My intentions were always to be a part of a profession that was medically affiliated. However, I was unaware it would be in the nursing profession. In the summer of 2006 I started the nursing program and before I realized, it was May 2008 and I was completing a 120-hour mentorship. I was able to choose an area of my choice for completing this. Throughout nursing school after experiencing all of the courses, including adult health, pediatrics and women’s health I found myself mesmerized by the emergency…