Reflective Essay: My Values As A Professional Nurse

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The professional nursing values I believe are things you can be taught and some you cannot. Nurses are special individuals who ultimately want to care for and help others as much as they can. I agree with all of these values and believe some I will need to work on myself such as competence, illness prevention and patient education. Others I believe I have based on my experience I have already had while caring for others. Some of the qualities I believe I have include: caring, compassion, dependability, empathy, focusing on the patient- defining quality of life, having a holistic patient centered care, kindness, openness to learning, respect for others their dignity and worth and sensitivity. I am currently caring for a man with stage 4 prostate …show more content…

I honestly did not know what to expect, I heard it would be the hardest thing I have ever done and I definitely believe that to be true. I have definitely felt defeated on multiple occasions and for the first time in my life actually cried about school. I am so thankful to have such great professors to encourage me when I did not do well on exams, give me feedback on study habits, and truly care about my future at Denver School of Nursing and as a nurse. My classmates for the most part are exceptional. They have been so positive, helpful, and I feel like we all learn from each other. I just hope that I am able to keep up and stay with this group of individuals because I am not sure I would be as successful if it weren’t for the bond we have developed these past nine weeks. I once heard some of the best friendships you will ever have will be made in nursing school and I can definitely see that already with a few. I am sure by graduation day we will all be crying tears of joy and sadness since we did it but will no longer be together. This quarter has been a rollercoaster of emotions, mostly good, and I look forward to what next quarter brings. Hopefully my brain can hold all this information, I feel like it grows 2 sizes every week! Thank you for such a wonderful first quarter, I really enjoyed your class and getting to know you!

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