The Role Of Professionalism In Nursing

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Yen Truong
UNV-103
September 17th 2016
Jarrod Townsend
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Professionalism is an important feature of the professional jobs, especially in nursing. Because nurses spend a lot of time with patients, they have a major impact on patient experiences. Nursing is known as a profession because it requires both extensive education in science and specialized training. However, simply working in an identified profession does not make one a professional automatically. Professionalism involves much more than . Components of professionalism includes a certain work ethic, attitude, code of conduct, appearance, communication style, among other matters. (Gokenbach, 2012) Attitude plays a crucial role in any job, however in nursing, it is
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People always judge by the way other people look, the way their appearance. For a nurse, his or her appearance can either instill confidence in the patient, or total mistrust. To be professional, they have to have respect in the patient’s eyes, from the very first impression in dressing. If they look sloppy, the other staff, patients and their families will see them as unorganized and they can assume that they are not caring. Making first impression is very important. In conclusion, professionalism in the workplace is a key to success at work or in business. Professionalism is giving the job their best effort, even on the days when they do not feel like it.
Professionalism means you are committed to a certain standard of behavior regardless of the circumstances. Professionalism is an important feature of the professional jobs, especially in nursing with their components such as work ethic, attitude, code of conduct, appearance, communication style, among other matters. (Gokenbach,
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• What made you decide to pursue a career in health care?
On Thursday, September 8th, I had a chance to attend the College of Nursing & Health Care Professions- College Kickoff Event to meet and interact with faculty, staff, and fellow students. It was really interesting event because I learn a lot about college-specific clubs, organizations, and career-readiness opportunities, such as “Student Nurse Association”. By listening to the students’ questions and the responds from the faculty, I had more information to know about how to get into the program as a Pre-Nurse major. At the event, I had my honor to ask the Dean of College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, Dr. Melanie Logue. For her, professionalism is an important feature of the professional jobs, especially in medical field. Professionalism means she is committed to a certain standard of behavior regardless of the circumstances. She graduated from GCU. Health care for her is the fastest growing in career field, and therefore, she decided to pursue a career in health care. She started as a RN, had a master, and then she had her Doctor

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