Accelerated Nursing Program Application - Personal Statement Term Paper by Nicky

Accelerated Nursing Program Application - Personal Statement
Application to an accelerated nursing program.
# 149194 | 1,694 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 29, 2011 in Education (Higher) , Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper is a personal statement for a student applying to an accelerated nursing program, which also explores the evolving role of the nurse in the health care field. This application emphasizes the the author's personal philosophy of nursing and how this impacts her professional outlook. First, the paper describes a nurse's role to her patients. Then, she describes her own educational background. In particular, the author notes how a Bachelor's degree is considered the bare minimum in terms of education, since nursing requires strong critical thinking skills and leadership. Next, the paper describes how the field of nursing is constantly changing with new technologies being introduced. A general philosophy of nursing is discussed, and noted scholars in this field are quoted. The author concludes by stating that in order to be prepared for future advances in the field of nursing, it is important to gain a broad base of knowledge that is well-founded in theory, which is provided in the BSN program.


Personal Philosophy
Nursing Education and Knowledge
Philosophy of Nursing

From the Paper:

"Watson asserts that nurses are called "for a philosophy of moral commitment toward protecting human dignity and preserving humanity" (Watson, 4, p. 31 in Kalb & O'Connor-Von, 2007). Moral values are an important aspect of the nursing philosophy. Moral values affect patient care because they have a direct affect on the actions of nurses in professional and personal life. The values that a nurse carries with them to the job influence their job satisfaction, motivation, and commitment to providing quality care to their patients. Moral values differ from society to society and have a cultural aspect. Conflicting moral values can significantly decrease the quality of care provided by the nurse, and can increase the nurse' anxiety and level of burnout. Conflicting moral values can have a devastating affect on the nurse, leading to poor patient care, failure to meet standards and goals, personally stress, anxiety, and burnout. In the worst cases, these factors can lead to resignation and high turnover rates in the nursing profession. Consistency and core values are an important aspect of building longevity in the nursing profession. Nurses must have a solid understanding of the philosophy of nursing and what it means to them."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Nursing Association (ANA) (2009). About Nursing. Nursing World. Retrieved June 23, 2009 from AboutNursing.aspx
  • Kalb, K. & O'Connor-Von, S. (2007). Ethics Education in advanced practice nursing: respect for human dignity. Nursing Education Perspectives. July-August 2007. Retrieved June 22, 2009 from
  • Lewis, J. (2007). Florence Nightingale. 1820-1910. Retrieved June 22, 2009 from
  • Radcliffe, M. (2000). Doctors and nurses: new game, same result. British Medical Journal, 320 (1085): 1085. Retrieved June 22, 2009 from

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