Nursing Personal Philosophy

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet

This is a philosophy of nursing that reflects the beliefs and values of Jamie Koppinger.

Today’s date is November 14, 2012.

I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is a profession where I can make a difference in people’s lives.

I believe that the core of nursing comes from wanting to help others; having the wan to make a difference in the lives of others. Wanting people to have a respect for you.

I believe that the focus of nursing is giving good patient care, being as knowledgeable as I can in my field, using my skills and education to the fullest of my ability and passing it forward to my patients and family members.

My vision for myself as a nurse is that I will obtain my BSN and move forward to my MSN.

To live out my philosophy of nursing, every day I must remember this about the following:

1. My patients: My patients are here (hospital) for a reason. They need to be cared for without judgment and with kindness, they need to be educated and feel part of the decision process in their care. 2. My patients’ families: The family members of my patients need to feel as though they are part of the care giving team as well. They too need to be educated and informed about the care being given to the loved one. 3. My fellow health care professionals: My coworkers are a source of knowledge. We are a true team. We are always there for one another. No one can understand what it is like in the day of a health care professional except your fellow coworkers. 4. My own health: My own health is good. I exercise, I try to eat right, but indulge once in awhile. To keep balance in my life is very important.

Source: Chitty, K. K. & Black, B. P. (2010). Professional nursing: Concepts and challenges (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: W.B.

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