Reflection Assignment 1: Meeting Essential IX

This week, reflect up your personal nursing philosophy as it has evolved over the course of your RN-BSN program at WCU. Identify specific theorists you feel you most identify with. How does your personal nursing philosophy, and the work you completed in your program support evidence of meeting the following?

Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

  • Outcome #18: Develop an awareness of patients as well as healthcare professionals’ spiritual beliefs and values and how those beliefs and values impact health care.

Review your past academic work, evaluate your effectiveness at meeting this program essential, and ponder the impact that this proficiency will have on your future.

Identify how you met the essential by referring to the assignment(s) specifically in your response. Additionally, reflect upon and make connections between your academic experience and real-world applications. 

Recommended: Refer back to work you completed for NURS 500 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice and LDR 432 Principles of Leadership for Healthcare Organizations, as well as other courses to gather academic examples and evidence of having met this essential.

Your reflection should be 1-1/2 to 2 pages and in APA Style. Reference and cite any sources you use.

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SUMMARY REFLECTION 2


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Personal nursing philosophy essay

Summary Reflection

My personal nursing philosophy is to use my practice to better underprivileged communities. This philosophy is important to me because it guides all my actions, decisions and reactions. This personal nursing philosophy unfolded as a result of my personal beliefs that all people deserve access to quality healthcare. The level of income or wealth that one has should not determine the level of care they receive. Health is basic needs for all just like food and shelter. Other factors that influenced my perception include my interactions with patients during various hospital visits that I made during my course, and the knowledge that I gained in the classroom.

Throughout my journey as a nursing student, there are ideas that have challenged my personal values. When I first made the decision to become a nursing practitioner, my main motivation was to get help people and build my career. My main drive was not to become rich but to care for patients and to have a positive impact in the field of healthcare. This motivation has been hard to achieve due to the many shortcomings in the healthcare industry. My interest in leaving a positive impact in patients’ lives has never changed.

Some ideas have brough about personal conflict in my life. I plan to deconstruct these dispositions through being open to new ideas and expanding my knowledge base and expertise. I plan to always keep my knowledge up to date with current trends so that I can serve my patients better. As the common saying goes “Knowledge is power.” This means that having sufficient knowledge about a health issue gives you control over how to tackle the issue successfully.

The actions that I have taken to illustrate my personal nursing philosophy include starting a health education program in my local community to empower the members of the community on the benefits of acquiring health insurance. I also sensitize them on the importance of getting vaccinated against certain diseases to reduce their risk of infection. In future, I would like to start a home-based care program to take care of chronically ill patients at the comfort of their homes and at more affordable rates. This way I will be able to impact their lives positively.

The meta-paradigm of nursing involves various concepts. These concepts are the foundation of nursing. They include health, person, environment and nursing. Health is the most important concept because it summarizes the goal of nursing which i

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Nursing theory video reflection paper.

Theorist Video Reflection

I chose to watch this particular theorist’s video because it is always interesting to hear what different people say and feel about what truly entails the world of nurses. The roles of a nurse are vast; therefore, one is intrigued by how a scholar can sum up what involves nursing. Given the broad responsibilities of a nurse, one expects that defining nursing is a challenge, and there can be a wide range of definitions. One can already guess that this is an issue that gets significantly challenged when it comes to creating a universal sense of the meaning of nursing and developing centrality. I believe that it is essential to appreciate any theorist that has made an effort to sum up the definition of nursing in a single statement such as Virginia Henderson. Henderson claims that nursing entails assisting, whether to a sick or well individual, to perform actions that contribute to health, recovery, or peaceful death, to gain independence rapidly (Theory Video).

My philosophy in regards to the definition of nursing is that this is a profession whereby the practitioner supports the health of a patient while maintaining high respect for human dignity and displaying a massive awareness of patients’ rights. I believe that the work of a nurse is to heal rather than to treat. A nurse professional is obligated to tend to both the client’s psychological and physical needs also to promote his or her quality of life. My definition of nursing agrees with that of the theorist because she claims that nursing promotes the human race’s welfare. Indeed, people with proper physical and mental health have the highest chances of creating a better future. Henderson’s explanation of nursing’s definition appears to be a sort of framework which other scholars can use as a point of reference even if they wish to describe nursing using different words (Theory Video). Henderson agrees that nurses spend the most time with patients. Therefore, they have the most significant responsibility in ensuring that patients get optimal, compassionate, and effective care. The perception coincides with the fact that nurses must maintain high respect for human dignity and the patients’ rights. I agree with the theorist that nursing practice extends beyond merely using learned knowledge to care for patients. Nurses have to have the will to help others, not only academic experience.

I was surprised by the video that Henderson stated her definition several decades ago, somewhere in the mid-1950s, yet, it is still relatable to the many meanings we can attribute to the term nursing today. The beauty of Henderson’s theory is that it is a very simplistic, y

Below is a list of assignments that you may use as references for the Reflection Assignment. The assignments are attached.

Reflection assignment #1

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1. Nursing theory video reflection paper
2. Personal nursing philosophy essay

While it is expected that students reference at least 2 past assignments specifically in each reflection assignment … If you do not have the past assignments, I would encourage you to recall the past courses listed above in each reflection assignment. Within the reflection assignment it should be stated that “in X course, we discussed information such as XYZ, In this course I learned XYZ, I am able to apply these principles (be specific) within the clinical setting by providing my patients/colleagues with XYZ. In turn, this is how it has influenced patient care and how X has supported my effectiveness to meeting program essential _____, outcome # ____  

** REVIEW THE ASSIGNMENT OBJECTIVES AS WELL AS THE DETAILED GRADING RUBRIC TO ENSURE THAT ALL OUTLINED CRITERIA HAVE BEEN MET, IT IS OK TO SURPASS THE 1.5-2 PAGE LIMIT IF NEEDED (Within reason)**

Also, I would like to encourage you to work hard to recall the past assignments listed. Think about the information that stood out to you and share how you are able to connect the knowledge gained from these assignments to the clinical setting. 

I hope you find this information helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification. 

Reflection Assignment 1: Meeting Essential IX

This week, reflect up your personal nursing philosophy as it has evolved over the course of your RN-BSN program at WCU. Identify specific theorists you feel you most identify with. How does your personal nursing philosophy, and the work you completed in your program support evidence of meeting the following?

Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

· Outcome #18: Develop an awareness of patients as well as healthcare professionals’ spiritual beliefs and values and how those beliefs and values impact health care.

Review your past academic work, evaluate your effectiveness at meeting this program essential, and ponder the impact that this proficiency will have on your future.

Identify how you met the essential by referring to the assignment(s) specifically in your response. Additionally, reflect upon and make connections between your academic experience and real-world applications. 

Recommended: Refer back to work you completed for NURS 500 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice and LDR 432 Principles of Leadership for Healthcare Organizations, as well as other courses to gather academic examples and evidence of having met this essential.

Your reflection should be 2 pages and in APA Style. Reference and c