Introduction Worldwide today there are about 14 million nurses of which in 2015 136854 were found to be in South Africa, who serve as the core of the health care system (Morteza, et al., 2012) (Anon., 2015). Over the years nursing has evolved, with the professional identity of nurses changing from merely being seen as doctor’s assistants to being important members of the health care team. Professional identity is described as a career or occupational identity which is a component of an individual’s overall identity (Johnson, et al., 2012). It is said to be “ a sense of self that is derived and perceived from the role we take on in work that we do” which is amplified by one’s societal standing, how you interact with others and interpretations of one’s experiences (Johnson, et
Aiken (2002) study shows that the nursing shortage has negatively affected communication, nurse patient relationships and timeliness of care and overall competence of nurse’s professional identity. For example, the Francis report in 2013 at the mid Staffordshire foundation trust investigation had bad indication on nurses, healthcare and all the staff in connection to the negative and culture that caused harm to patient. In order to resolve this issue the NHS has to reflect on the nurses’ professional identity, encourage nurses, provide support, and reorganise the work environment (Buerhaus, 2007).
Nurses come in contact with a great deal of different groups of people throughout their careers and it is important to remember that we are judged by the people who we come into contact with, but most importantly by our patients. It is imperative that we look into the characteristic that is being professional, the implementation of learned professionalism, what elements contribute to create the characteristics of professionalism, and the importance of trust. Professionalism is something that every nurse should strive to accomplish. As nurses, we need to be professional in our demeanor, physical appearance, our character, and the use of our language.
Module 1 Discussion Nursing was my second professional career choice. Originally, I was going to school for business, but marriage and kids prevent me from finishing my education. Shortly afterwards, I started working in sales, eventually owned a few business along the way, due to the economy I returned to the work force. Although interested in returning to college, I was unsure which field to pursue. It was during a time my mother was in the hospital gravely ill, that made me realized what I wanted do.
Nursing is a most trusted and gratifying profession. As a nurse educator, I will express my passion for teaching by incorporating features such as clinical assessments, practical application of theory, evaluation, and role modeling into advanced nursing practice, from previous experiences and current experience and clinical practicum to find success and gratification in students chosen profession as well empowering leaners to develop their own strengths, beliefs, and personal attributes to become a good professional. Personally, I do have a positive attitude towards the personal and professional growth, and value ongoing learning and will stive to instill the same into my students learnig journey .. My objective as a Nurse Educator
Professional Presence and Influence Being able to promote a positive healing experience for patients is a significant responsibility for nurses. What heals one patient, may not work for another patient. Being equipped to identify what part is vital for each patient’s healing is not an easy task. Understanding different approaches to medicine, how different personality types function, how to be mindful rather than distracted, and what promotes an optimal healing environment are essential facets to provide exceptional care.
This essay will discuss some core concepts of nursing such as hope, trust, autonomy and professionalism/accountability. These core concepts help build and construct the identity of nurses. This essay will also explore what it means to be a nurse and discuss how this has changed over time including the way we view nurses today in the 20th century. Nursing is an excellent setting to study the process of legitimizing a new professional role distinctiveness because there have been momentous changes over
Good evening. I would like to start by sharing a quote from an unknown author: Being a nurse isn’t about grades, it’s about being who we are. No book can teach you how to cry with a patient. No class can teach you how to tell their family that their parent has died or is dying. No professor can teach you how to find dignity in giving someone a bed bath.
As one embarks on their developmental path into their professional career it is essential to have a definition and philosophy of what that career means. My definition of nursing is congruent with that of the Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Health Sciences Department of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Program which states, “Nursing is an autonomous and caring profession. Nursing is an art and science that promotes health through patient-centered care. While respecting patients’ rights to self-determination, nursing provides holistic care during health, illness, and death” (EKU CHS DBGN. 2015/2016, p.6).
This portfolio represents the professional and academical achievements of my educational career in the course over the years. It is the compilation of the hard work I have completed and my accomplishments that illustrate my strengths, problem-solving ability, work ethic, responsibility and moral and professional values. All of the education obtained during these years and the effort put in has given me the required knowledge, experience, values, professional behaviors, and ethical standards to make me a stronger and well prepared professional nurse. It has been a long journey since I started my nursing education becoming a CNA, nurse assistant, then a practical nurse LPN. Continuing with my education I became a registered nurse (RN) and now I am finishing my Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
This essay will talk about some points for me to see how I will be living with my career. In order for me to know that I will first need to realize what type of student I am. In this essay I will talk how I have recognized what type of student I am. I will also explain what I have to do to become into a better student that I want to be to achieve my goal of becoming a nurse. Before I begin talking about the salary I will be making, I will describe how I have grown as a student I am today.
By completing this goal, I am advancing my career and expanding my effectiveness as a prosperous nurse. • Specialization – of course all of this have one area that we wanted to specialize. For me it is necessary for creating a professional growth and continuous learning. • – state here your reason V. COMPARING MY MOTIVATIONS AND LONG-TERM PURPOSE AT WORK WITH THE SEVEN LEVELS OF MOTIVATIONS
It is a profession in which teamwork between healthcare providers is essential to provide safe and appropriate care to all patients. I believe that nursing is a profession for me, and will continue to expand my knowledge as a nurse by educating myself, growing from past nursing opportunities, applying knowledge, and learning from patients and their families. My vision is to continue to develop my knowledge and grow as a nurse. As I continue to grow and learn about nursing, I believe that my philosophy will evolve with every new experience and will positively impact the client population. I trust that my philosophy of nursing will have a positive impact on my clients as my goal is to consistently provide competent, safe nursing care to all which is culturally safe.
Introduction: As a first year student I have very specific goals in mind that I hope to achieve through my work in college. My main hopes for the future are that I pass all of my exams in the coming years, graduate and receive my honours degree in general nursing, become a registered nurse and finally get a job as a nurse. Throughout this essay, I have detailed my strengths and the opportunities that will help me finalise these goals along with my weaknesses and the threats that will hinder my progress. Strengths: