My Golden Rule Of Nursing

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MY GOLDEN RULE OF NURSING People have beliefs, values, and principles they cherish and follow in many aspects of their lives. The system of values, principles, and beliefs, also known as philosophy, are the things we follow and we live by. Whether we are aware of it or not, we develop a philosophy personally and professionally. According to Masters, “A written statement of philosophy is a good way to communicate to others what you see as truth.” (Masters, 2017, p.100). This philosophy influences our choices and decisions and it affects how we perform our job. Master states, “Composing a nursing philosophy will help you see yourself as an active participant in the profession.” (Masters, 2017, p.111). As a nurse, I developed my own…show more content…
This experience confirmed my decision to choose nursing as my next profession. I realized that I really enjoy taking care and engaging with people. Helping people during those difficult and trying times gave me a different outlook in life and a sense of fulfillment. Nursing is a profession that I learned to love. One of the reasons too I chose nursing was because I got tired of working hard and not making enough. Honestly speaking, the pay has helped me to become financially independent and stable. Nursing assures me that no matter where I go, I can always find a job. Another reason why I chose nursing as a profession is that nursing offers multiple career paths. There’s a lot of options available for me to grow, learn, and change specialties. Essence of Nursing I believe that the core of nursing is caring. Fahrenwald et al. (2005) state that “Caring encompasses empathy for and connection with people… Caring is best demonstrated by a nurse’s ability to embody the five core values of professional nursing.” (p.46). Caring is defined as “feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others.” (The Free Dictionary, 2011). Caring is also one of the main core values of the National League for Nursing (NLN). The National League for Nursing (2017) describes caring as a “fundamental part of the nursing profession, characterizes our concern and consideration for the whole person,
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