write a beginning philosophy of nursing that reflects your beliefs and values.



Hood (2014) discuss how nurses need to examine and answer questions that address primary aspects of nursing when developing a nursing philosophy. In this assignment, you will answer some of these questions as a start to developing your own personal philosophy of nursing.


Make sure and use the assignment rubric to guide your work.

  • Provides clear comprehensive discussion of each element.
  • APA citations have no errors, or minimal (italics, etc.) error noted.

Personal Philosophy of Nursing

Purpose: To write a beginning philosophy of nursing that reflects your beliefs and values.

Please be thoughtful and thorough as you complete this assignment. Each section should have at least 3-4 complete sentences.

Write your personal philosophy of nursing in the spaces provided below. The gray fields will expand as you type.
1.I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is ________________________.
2.I believe that the core of nursing is _________________________________.
3.I believe that the focus of nursing is ___________________________.
4.My vision for myself as a nurse is that I will ______________________________.
To live out my philosophy of nursing, every day I must remember this about:
1.My patients: ______________________________.
2.My patients’ families: _________________________________.
3.My fellow health care professionals: _________________________.
4.My own health: ___________________________________.

(Black, 2014, p. 263).

Black, B. P. (2013). Professional nursing, concepts and challenges (7th ed.). Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 9781455702701

Hood, L. J. (2014). Leddy & Pepper’s conceptual bases of professional nursing (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolter’s Kluwer.

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