My teaching philosophy stems from my belief that the gauge of a teacher 's success is how effectively the teacher prepares students, not only for present courses, but for their future professional careers. As a Nurse, I am committed to the nursing profession and I chose nursing since; nurses have the chance to a life changing event to every patient. Nurses promote Health Education, Healing and Prevention of Illness, as well as performing end of life care through a dignified death. I chose to be a nurse because I wanted to contribute to humanity, to feel that the world was in some small way, better because I was a part of it. My affiliation with professional nursing associations and organizations has guided me in my career, namely the Renal …show more content…
A competent nurse is knowledgeable, compassionate, holistic, ethical, a patient advocate, and integrates other disciplines in order to achieve excellence in quality patient care. I believe the road is paved with multiple opportunities for students to experience and collaborate with competent nurses. Because I believe the qualities that are characteristic of a competent nurse also are characteristic of an competent nurse educator, my teaching styles reflects my nursing practice. I believe a student 's level of commitment is influenced by my enthusiasm and passion for teaching. For me, it begins by investing my time, knowledge and experience in students. Developing collaborative student relationships fosters a sense of mutual trust and respect. Gaining every student’s trust enhances the learning relationship and is reflective of my commitment to caring and my dedication to student success to achieve their goals. When it comes to classroom instruction, I feel that how I teach is equally as important as what I teach. I integrate current evidence based practice in all course content. I feel it is important to include new innovations and applications not only within nursing but within related and supporting disciplines. A teacher is no longer the source of learning, rather a facilitator of learning. As a teacher I should know my student and understand that all students possess diverse backgrounds, by knowing your students, I will be able to decide which teaching style and strategies are needed to maximize their learning. I strongly believe it is vital to encourage the integration of culture, ethnicity, and life experiences into personal and corporate learning. I believe it is important to develop and implement innovative strategies in teaching. I feel that student learning is enriched and confidence increased with the utilization of
High quality, accessible, and patient care which is considered to be patient-centered is crucial for quick and quality recovery (Wilkinson, 2012). Plans require visions that involve the creation of interprofessional competencies by students who are planning to take up nursing as their profession. Providing such skills to students will ensure that they get into the workforce ready to engage in the effective creation of teamwork and even team-based care (Eastman, 2010). My current station of work is an example where continuing competence is to build on each professional nurse. They are expected to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration so as to ensure best practices are adhered to.
According to a literature review, there is a nursing shortage that has placed more demand on nursing programs (Slaughter-Smith & Helms, 2012, p. 54). Therefore, assigning students is placing more demands on the nurse that is precepting. Not only does the nurse have a student, but her workload has increased because of the shortage, sick calls or understaffing. One has to be vigil of a nurse’s perception towards students (Slaughter-Smith & Helms, 2012, p. 54), as this will affect facilitation of learning.
As an NP, we spend the majority of our time with the patients, which give us the advantage of being connected to the patient more than other health care providers. Also, we gain their trust, bond with them and develop a strong relationship with them. Conveying bad news should be taught throughout the continuum of nursing education, with basic skills being introduced early in the curriculum and graduated learning and skill-building opportunities provided appropriate to the developing health care providers e.g. permitting students to be present during the provision of bad news to patients and/or family members. Bringing the learner into such difficult and emotionally charged situations requires that faculty can both role-model appropriate skills and commit to prepare and debrief the learner for effective learning to occur.
In nursing programs throughout the United States, there are various nursing philosophies with different emphasis on multiple beliefs. After exploring Immaculata University’s nursing philosophy, I concluded that it coincides with my own nursing philosophy with a focus on assisting individuals by promoting, restoring, maintain health, and to assisting them to die with dignity. Although the nursing philosophy is similar to mine, I believe that nursing philosophy consists of having compassion, professionalism, and providing safe care. Compassion is an important component of promoting the health of the individual.
When asked why they entered the profession, many nurses will respond that they simply love caring for people. However, nursing has also struggled for legitimacy and respect over the years and sometimes resisted being solely defined as a caring vocation. Particularly, nursing leaders have struggled to merge caring and evidence-based practice as they
In order to posit one’s personal philosophy he or she must have a clear understanding regarding self and the specific area (Nursing). The Cambridge Online Dictionary (2016) defined personal as “ relating or belonging to a single or particular person rather than to a group or an organization”. Doheny et al. (1997) defined philosophy as “beliefs of a person or group of persons and reveals underlying values and attitude regarding an area (as cited in Masters, 2017).
The role of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in high quality health care has been identified as critical role. APRNs have a vital place in the health care system, which means students need a relevant and valuable knowledge as well as experience to improve their abilities. As a future APRN, I place high priority on life-long learning and the development of health care providers skills set. Because of my dedication to excellence and selflessness; I will improve the capabilities of any APRN or health care professional, and I will strive to understand the new disclosures can be discovered every day, and become a strong leader.
Florence Nightingale was the first nurse to propose theories that would create an influential impact on nurses for years to come. Nightingale focused on the well being of her patients and what could be changed to improve their health (Johnson & Webber, 2015). This led to other nurses creating theories of their own to guide practice. Patricia Benner’s theory of Novice to Expert is a theorist that every new graduate can relate to. There are five stages that Benner addresses that each new nurse will go experience as they grow and learn: novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert level (Johnson & Webber, 2015).
My personal beliefs of nursing is that it's a rewarding profession that upholds high standards to care for its patients respectively. It should always be about the patient. That should be the number one priority in health care facilities. Although, it's not an easy career to join, it's worth the hard work in the end. Nursing is a great career to have for anyone with compassion and a kind heart to care for people in general.
A classroom should be filled with a wide variety of languages, experiences, and cultural diversity. An effective teacher understands the importance of culturally responsive teaching, and recognizes the significance of including students ' cultural references in all aspects of learning. Having an enriching classroom that engages all students does not mean making judgments about a student’s culture based on their skin color, gender, or socioeconomic status, rather it means knowing each student in a way that is individualized. According to the authors of The First Day of School: How to be an Effective Teacher Harry Wong, race, gender, religion, financial statue, and skin color is the least important factor determining a student’s achievement. Moreover, demographics and culture are not an excuse for students’ lack of achievement.
Develop helping, trusting and caring relationships, Patient care relies not only on the skill of one nurse but on the efforts of many. The team's ability to collaborate and work together. Use the diverse experience of the team around you to meet your patient's needs. As well as building the confidence of
Personal Philosophy of Nursing in Practice (All information in this case study has been altered to protect the patient 's identity.) Student nurse Michelle and her preceptor are assigned to 89 year old Mrs. Chan who has just been admitted onto the medical unit for a urinary tract infection. Mrs. Chan speaks minimal English, and has her daughters with her to translate throughout the day shift, and to have a day of celebration for the Lunar New Year. Upon morning assessment, Mrs. Chan 's vital signs were stable, except for her blood pressure which was a little higher than normal. Mrs. Chan 's daughters asked to be told what their mother 's blood pressure was every morning, as they liked to keep track.
This paper describes the implications of mentorship and it’s impacts in the nursing field. It will discuss how a volunteer can help over come obstacles to help better a program, as well as how this experience has shaped her communication and understanding of a day in the life of a nurse on shift. It will outline the complications and successes of this volunteer, as well as what they have learned from this experience, how it applies to their future career as a nurse, and how it applies to the theme of mentorship throughout the health care field. Mentorship to me is the ability to be a positive, motivational, inspirational and challenging role model for someone, whether you know you may be their role model or not. A mentor is someone who you
Teaching is not a career I choose to do, but one I was destine to do. I did not choose it, it chose me. I cannot remember a time when I did not want to teach, inspire, and make an impact on the lives of others. It is just who I am, who I have been, and who I will always be.
Several publications have appeared in recent years documenting organisational climate within the clinical learning environment, hence the aim of this chapter is to review the literature on Organisational Climate (OC) within the clinical learning environment. There is overwhelming evidence confirming the critical role that clinical learning plays in the entire nursing profession. Hence, Reilly and Oermann (1992:133) notes that the importance of student nurses to undergo clinical learning practice to acquire skills and knowledge needed for the nursing profession. According to Carlson, Kotze and Rooyen (2003:32) clinical learning provides a learning platform where practical nursing skills are learned, practised and enhanced to ensure that student