Notions and Beliefs About Nursing
The purpose of this assignment is to make explicit to yourself (primarily) and the reader, your developing and evolving identity as a professional nurse, at this point in time. To do this you will write a personal story that is focused on your development and exemplifies your self-authorship of becoming a baccalaureate-prepared nurse. Use this assignment as a time for self-reflection as a practitioner in nursing and tell your story based on your socialization and professional development in nursing. Criteria for the Philosophy and Vision for Nursing assignment: I. Journey through your development of nursing ideals, and discuss prior notions and beliefs about nursing. Describe where you were when you started and became socialized into nursing. Reflect upon what you have learned and “unlearned” regarding your notions or beliefs about nursing. Describe your core values, such as: moral courage, compassion, respect, integrity and how these may have changed as you moved through your journey as a baccalaureate student. II. Looking through a new lens as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, write a personal statement that describes your philosophy and vision for nursing. This is an opportunity to craft a clear picture of your thinking with regard to your newly earned designation as a BS prepared RN: Identify the major values, attributes, and concepts you now embody as critical to your development as a professional in nursing. Examine how your philosophy of nursing either changed or strengthened as you progressed throughout the baccalaureate nursing program. Explain how these embodied values have now changed your views of nursing. Identify specific principles or concepts of selected nursing theories, standards of practice and/or IOM recommendations that provide a framework for your personal philosophy of nursing and clearly state what draws you to choosing and embracing them. Discuss your vision for the future of nursing and where you envision nursing evolving. This assignment is approximately 3-4 pages in length. Title page, 2-level headings, citations in text, and reference list must be in APA format.