Nursing Theory/Philosophy


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For this assignment, write a personal nursing philosophy reflecting growth and evolution during your tenure as a nursing student. This is a personal philosophy. Although this is a personal reflection, you should reference scholarly sources to support your ideas.

  • Describe are your beliefs and values about the four paradigms in nursing. Provide at least three examples for each paradigm:
    • Health
    • The person/patient
    • Client
    • Environment
  • Consider the effect of each on health.
  • Include aspects of your career development.
  • Identify accountability and responsibility elements that guide your judgments, decisions, and actions as a nurse.
  • Identify nursing task delegation and assignment elements.

In addition to the assignment specifics above:

  • Submit 3–4 pages, not including the title page and reference list.
  • Integrated source(s) into the paragraphs to support your ideas.
  • Include in-text citations pointing to evidence in the literature that supports your ideas (paraphrased material and quotations).
  • Use current APA Style to format your paper and to cite your sources where appropriate.
  • Include a title page and a reference list of any sources you used. Be sure to plan enough time for proofreading and editing.

Nursing Theory/Philosophy

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School: Duke University



Nursing Theory/Philosophy: Growth and Revolution during Tenure as a Nursing Student
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During my tenure as a nursing student, I learnt several things that concern
responsibility and taking care of the matters that needed my attention. The first aspect of
growth took place in my character and personality and in many ways started from a change in
the way I thought and perceived issues. The first thing to note is that as a pre-nursing student,
there were several aspects of life I could not put into consideration. These aspects involved a
mind-set where I could not be self-reliant and could be swayed to and fro by conflicting ideas
and a sense of the need not to learn or be part of a growth process such as that which nursing
My revolution process starts from understanding the concept of nursing as a career
and a way of life. This then increased my alertness to perceive and understand what was
needed of me far from the lifestyle I had long adapted to as a teenager. This in several ways

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