Nursing : Health Cooperation, And Personal Philosophy Of Nursing Care

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Vincennes University, St. Mary’s Health Cooperation, and Personal: Philosophy of Nursing Care Introduction Nursing philosophies are used by many institutions and places of employment. It is important that student nurses and nurses read and gain knowledge from their facilities nursing philosophy. Philosophies give the nurse a guideline of how their facility defines the aspects of nursing and what is expected of them as nurses of that facility. It is essential for nurses to go back after they have graduated from nursing school and reread the nursing philosophy and compare it to the nursing philosophy of their new place of employment to know the similarities and differences of how the two facilities view the nursing profession. Below is the…show more content…
The nurse, the client, the environment, teaching/learning, and nursing education are the main points in VU’s Nursing Philosophy. VU’s Nursing Philosophy has lead me to view nurses as caring, culturally sensitive, and trustworthy individuals that stand as advocates for their patients and their community. Also, nurses collaborate with other health care professionals and use problem solving skills to promote physical, spiritual, and psychosocial, health and wellness (2014). Vincennes University’s Nursing Philosophy as taught me that a client can be any person, family, community, or population, who should all be cared for as a holistic being, worthy of dignity and respect. Although the client’s needs vary largely throughout their lifespan VU’s Nursing Philosophy supports their right to determine and actively participate in reaching their own health goals (2014). Vincennes University’s Nursing Philosophy defines health as any point of being between death and an optimal level of wellness (2014). This affects me as a nursing students because promotion, restoration, and maintaining the optimal level of wellness is the goal of nursing, this results from positive adaption between the client and the environment (Vincennes University, 2014). The environment can be defined as any external or internal aspect of the client, this is ever-changing as the world around us changes (Vincennes University, 2014).
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