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Nursing is an honorable career, and should not be treated as just a job to earn a paycheck. My mission is to proudly provide nonjudgmental care to those in need regardless of race, spiritual beliefs, lifestyle choices, financial status, or disability.
My philosophy is that nurses have a responsibility to the public to provide safe, holistic, patient-centered care.
I must remember that my patients are not room numbers or medical conditions, but individuals that require and deserve individualized attention and care.
Nurses should use clinical judgment to help meet the needs of the patient. As advocates, we should empower patients by encouraging them to become active partners in their own care and engage in mutual goal-setting between ourselves and the patient.
Nurses should maintain patient confidentiality except when we have a duty to report as mandated by law.
We must educate patients and their families on diseases, treatments, and healthy behaviors in order to improve their outcomes.
We should also strive to model positive healthy behaviors in our own lives in the belief that we will provide better care to others if we care for ourselves first. Nurses have a commitment to keep current in knowledge and skills and seek self-enhancement through perpetual learning. By doing this, we will not remain stagnant in our beliefs, but evolve professionally through evidence-based practice and technological advances.
My vision for myself as a nurse is that I will always continue learning, not only from textbooks and journals, but from interactions with other members of the healthcare team and by being involved in the experiences of the patients and their families. My personal core values and beliefs as an individual are kindness, honesty, persistence, lifelong learning, security, family, and success in achieving my goals.
I use these values and beliefs to make personal decisions and live my every day life. I believe that the core of nursing is caring, knowledge, and integrity.
The focus of nursing is on patient needs, patient healing, patient safety, and patient empowerment.
I feel that my personal and professional philosophies are congruent because my personal values overlap the driving forces behind the core of nursing.
The qualities that make a good nurse cannot be turned off at the end of shift, but are part of me as a person, and I carry them with me always. To live out my philosophies daily, I must remember that even though I always try to do my best, I am human, and am not perfect.
If something does not go as expected, I will examine the situation, and try to learn from it. I will continue my work with confidence that I am a better nurse than the day before, and I will be a better nurse tomorrow than I was today.
I will also take time to monitor and reflect on my own actions to verify I am staying on track with what I believe are best nursing practices. We should uphold our personal and professional ethical standards at all times.
When we find conflict between our personal beliefs and those of the patient, we should endeavor to find a mentor to guide us through our conflict and find a solution that meets the needs of the patient without compromising our own personal belief system.
As nurses, we must vow to take accountability for our own actions. I must remember that my fellow nurses can be great resources. They deserve respect and recognition for their hard work, reliability, and knowledge.Find out how to write your leadership philosophy by ordering The Leader's Compass today.
The Leader's Compass, by Ed Ruggero and Dennis F. Haley, is the story of how one manager developed his personal statement on what he expects from his team and from himself. A balance must be found between instructional leadership, routine administration, and human relations.
Time is limited, and must be used effectively, with priorities set on instructionally related matters. To develop a leadership philosophy, my suggestion is a three-step process.
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Service: Leadership is in and of itself an act of service. Transformational leadership requires that a leader give of him or herself to the group. Ultimately, I feel that servant leadership is the most admirable approach for the leader to take.
A personal leadership philosophy, often referred to as a PLP, is a set of beliefs and principles that strongly influence how one interprets the world. A clear leadership philosophy guides ones actions and affects how one responds to people and situations.