Personal Statement : Nursing Practice And Education

1921 Words Jul 30th, 2014 8 Pages
Personal Refection: Nursing Practice & Education Looking back to the start of the first course in this Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, attempting to re-enter the world of formalized education as a nurse after 15 years was overwhelming to say the least. I have since found that I have the skills in order to write professional nursing papers as well as the dedication involved in improving my nursing practice by applying what I am learning to my job. The concepts I learned in the BSN program helped me to develop a greater level of critical thinking, collaboration, and promoting myself as the kind of nurse that I want to be. As our cohort ends this nearly two year journey together, taking some time to look back and reflect and determine how the behaviors and attributes Olivet set out to teach us will affect our nursing practice and further education is a worthwhile endeavor. Reflection: Past, Present, and Future. Change in nursing is inevitable. It took a series of events in my professional and personal life to help me see that a change was needed. One such change involved the type of environment in which I was practicing. Caring for very sick oncology patients was as rewarding as it was taxing, but it was more the toxic work environment that had me so stressed. Just before starting the BSN completion program, I made some changes in the way that I practice nursing, as well as the overall way that I see healthcare for myself, family, and my…
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