My Personal Philosophy
I define my philosophy of nursing career within the three nursing domains of person, health, and environment. My personal goal is to communicate the importance of nursing as a knowledge-based career, depending not only on the nurse fulfilling her role but also on the patient’s compliance. A patient must learn to provide his self-care at home in the same capacity as the nurse would provide care in the clinical setting. I discuss various subjects within nursing.
I explain why I want to be a nurse, what I believe it’s role is, the different domains of nursing, and where I believe nursing will be in the future. My philosophy totaly demonstrates the interdependence of the nursing domains. You cannot fully evaluate a person without evaluating his or her health, nor can you contemplate an environment without encompassing the person. Likewise, health can’t exclude the influence of the environment. These factors build upon the concept of what nursing really is.
I define nursing as aiding in the recovery and survival of another person using the specialized knowledges, abilities, and critical thinking skills attained through study and experience. The word nurse translates in Latin to nourish. This Latin translation reveals that nurses nourish when someone is in need.
I believe people, health are fundamental domains that build the concept of nursing. These domains are interdependent. A person can be healthy in his body, but unhealthy in mind, or even unhealthy because of the influence of the surrounding environment. For example, if a nonsmoker works at a casino, he or she can still suffer the effects of smoke entering their lungs, because of constantly in an environment that contains tobacco smoke.
All domains are very important and interrelated in contributing to a person’s health. It is my vision as a nurse to teach and impove every person to develop the knowledge and willingness to properly care for themselves. Imagine my future where we are all responsible and in control of our own health; a future where we do not rely solely on healthcare professionals and pills to be happy and healthy.
Angelo Gonzalo states, “Nursing is an art through which the practitioner of nursing gives specialized assistance to persons with disabilities which makes more than ordinary assistance necessary to meet needs for self-care” . Nursing profession requires a diligent and hardy person to be able to assess the situation, access the appropriate knowledge and skills, and accordingly provide the care a person needs.
I envision less invasive procedures in my future, shortening the postoperative recovery period drastically. With all the positive advancements in medicine, there will still be some negative developments in the future.
I hope to be able to continue my education after attaining my bachelor’s degree. I plan to work toward my master’s degree to become a nurse, enabling me to work alongside a doctor in a clinical setting. Eventually, I want to achieve my doctorate and possibly work as an instructor, so I might help other people grow and learn as nurses for nothing is greater than knowing you aided in a fellow nurse’s professional development and growth.