Importance Of Nursing As A Science

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Nursing as a science. The profession of nursing is comprised of two different components: science and art. For most people, nursing is seen more as a science but it is equally a science as it is an art. Not just any person can be a knowledgeable and skillful nurse. Nurses are life long learners and advocates for each and every patient, making this a profession of science and art. It is one thing to know the science behind nursing, but it is another thing to actually be able to care for a patient in such a skillful way. The art behind nursing is the skill, emotion, and meaning that it is made up of. Nurses care for the whole person emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. The profession of nursing is no doubt scientific because…show more content…
Nurses are professionals trained to give quality care to a patient. Nurses not only care for you physically, but also emotionally. Nurses promote both emotional and physical well-being. A nurse should be loving, compassionate, understanding, empathic, and responsible. I believe the personal goal that every nurse should have is to make an impact on the patient socially, emotionally, physically, culturally, and to ultimately be the patient’s advocate. In order to reach these goals, a care plan needs to be implemented that is individualized for each and every patient. The different components of a care place include assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation which will all come together to identify the patient’s problem and formulate a method to meet the patient’s needs and goals. Assessment is when you you gather information from your head to toe assessment of the patient, have conversation with the patient and/or patient’s family members, gather observations from vital signs or lab values, and review the patient’s chart. A patient’s assessment will lead you to formulating the patient’s nursing diagnosis. A nursing diagnosis is different from a medical diagnosis because it is not the actual disease process that is occurring, it is the patient’s response or potential health issue to the disease that a nurse will diagnose. Once the nurse has formulated the nursing diagnosis, planning for the patient’ care will occur next. Planning for the patient includes setting priorities and goals to eliminate the problem(s). The nurse will collaborate with the patient and come up with goals as a team. Once the nurse has made the goals with the patient, interventions will be put in place and carried out to gain the expected outcome. Lastly, the nurse will need to evaluate if the patient met, partially met, or did not meet the goals. The entire care plan will then be reevaluated and changes will be made if necessary. To
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