The Philosophy Of Liberal Education Essay

1019 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 null Page
Liberal Education Liberal Education involves using previous knowledge from course work involving behavioral, biological, and natural sciences to better understand different situations and provide rationale for the best nursing practice. When I began nursing school, I had no real understanding of what it truly meant to be a nurse. I only had the knowledge base that was learned in the classroom and during skill lab. After my first clinical, I developed basic skills such as: bed-making, assisting patient’s with feeding, taking vital signs, monitoring intake and output, and assisting patient’s with activities of daily living. After completing this clinical, I obtained a job working as a certified nurse’s assistant. Working as a certified nurse’s assistant, I developed stronger skills and an increasing level of confidence in those skills. As the program progressed, I found myself applying not only what I had learned in the classroom, but also what I learned in clinical and in working as a certified nurse’s assistant. My clinical instructors continuously pushed me to explain to them what I was doing and more importantly, why I was doing it. I consistently used the information I learned from course work to complete necessary tasks such as: medication administration, performing assessments, giving report, and many other nursing tasks. Additionally, communication is a major topic that is discussed throughout nursing school. In class, we regularly discuss methods of therapeutic…

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