Attitude In Nursing

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Attitude When it comes to attitude, the first place a nurse need to look is at themselves. A nurse needs to have respect for themselves, their patients and the career. This positive attitude can be reflected though a performance appraisal. It is important for the nurse to examine themselves and the way that they practice, what they are successful with and the areas that can use some improvement (Kimmel, 2007). This also leads into ethics and making the proper decision for the patients. The bachelors prepared nurse is taught the critical evaluation skills and is able to evaluate the ethical aspects of the career at a higher level. After even a couple semesters in this program, I find myself looking at situations experienced on my unit very differently than ever before. I find it much easier to help families deal with the difficult situations that they may be faced with. As a bachelors prepared nurse there is a commitment to higher accountability and critical thinking. The bachelor prepared nurse often holds leadership roles and should lead by positive example and commit to a higher quality of care. There should be a commitment made by the bachelor prepared nurse to be a mentor and role model (American Association of Colleges of Nursing - QSEN, 2012). Too often nurses are stressed in their jobs and less than acceptable attitudes are displayed. While humans and making errors and not always being the person that we want to be, as a nurse we have a responsibility. As a

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