caring for people and natural tendency to assist people who are in need.
Nursing is protecting of each individual against physical, psychological
illness and promoting people’s knowledge about health and disease and
preventing of any injury or disease. Caring is the fundamental base that provides an infrastructure for
nursing. Nursing is a combination of art and science. The art of nursing is
usually considered as a part of care, which is not grounded in scientifically
derived or theoretical knowledge. It demonstrates the aspect of patient care
that needs personal comprehension and instinct that each nurse obtains through
practice and experience. Nursing means when patients dealing with sickness and
injury providing not only informational and technical support, but also,
emotional and psychological assistance. I believe that nursing means the
ability to establish an effective therapeutic relationship in order to increase
patient’s self-confidence, which leads to patient’s optimal health and
wellbeing. creating a caring environment and build an ambiance of respect and
compassion nurses need to know what caring means and the effect of caring and
not caring on others.
I chose nursing as my profession because I
believed that I have a desire to help people in need. I knew that nursing is an
admirable career and not should be considered as an occupation to get a
paycheck. My sister, as a nurse practitioner, positively impacted me to pursue
my dream of becoming a nurse. Even though my sister is a nurse, I did not have
detailed information about the nature of nursing. My understanding of nursing
was limited, and I thought implementation of practical skills was a sufficient
way to provide care. I saw nursing from the scope of practical experiences such
as administering medication or IV. I thought that knowing and learning the
scientific and technical side of care in university would be the most important
part of our education. I think all these knowledges were necessary anf good
enough to encouraged me to choose nursing as a future career in order to be
able to relieve people’s pain. But, after starting my program my thought
totally changed, and the art of nursing gave me another perspective on nursing.
Therefore, I realized that both science and art of nursing are required to meet
being a nurse, I need to learn several determining factors. I believe that learning
to how initiate and maintain communication with patient is essential. As a
nurse, I have to be present
authentically and empathically by making eye contact, using touch to
communicate care and kindness, and listen actively and carefully in order to go
to the heart of the patient’s mind. If I want to be a good nurse, I need to
respect patient’s decision and dignity. As a nurse, I will
try to develop my non-judgmental skill to all people in need without
considering religion, ethnic and disability. I need to enhance my capability to
provide a holistic, respectful and patient-centered care. I will ensure that I use
my clinical judgment and critical analysis in every day working in this career.
My philosophy as a nurse would be caring and supporting the patient and their family
and providing a healing environment for all them. The ability to empower the patient
is crucial because it will persuade them to become more active in their own
care plan and making a right decision about their goals regarding their treatment.
whenever there is a disagreement between my beliefs and my patient’s values I
need to find an adviser to assist me through the conflict and identify a
logical solution to meet my patient’s needs without ignoring my values or standards.
Knowing these factors play a key role and help me achieve my goal which is
become a good nurse.