Significance of collaboration with other health professionals.

Describe your values and beliefs about nursing
Paper 1 – Philosophy of Nursing

Personal beliefs.

Describe your values and beliefs about nursing. You may use “I believe…” statements that include your:

· Definition of nursing. (10pts)

· Assumptions (beliefs) about the interrelationships among: (10pts)

o clients (Who are they?),

o health (What is it?),

o nursing (What is it?) and

o environment (Where is nursing practiced?).

· Beliefs about the profession of nursing. (10pts)

· Significance of collaboration with other health professionals. (10pts)

Nursing as a career. Demonstrate that you have given thought to your career and explain the rationale for your decision.

· Inspiration from the past. (Who or what?)

· Define professional goals.

· Identify roles and responsibilities to advance the profession of nursing.

· How you will provide safe, effective care?

· How your academic preparation will facilitate your positive contributions to the health care system?

· Spelling, grammar, sentence structure, neatness, organization