You have now been exposed to various world-views of well known theorists and their nursing philosophies/theories, including other disciplines’ philosophies.
In this project, you will write your own philosophy of nursing unique to your own current practice of nursing.
Writing a philosophy is time-consuming, and requires much self-introspection. It involves writing down your beliefs and values about nursing. Often you ask the questions: ” What is nursing?” and “Why do I practice nursing the way I do it now?”
Remember, there is no right or wrong philosophy! The goal here is to expound on your philosophy based on the knowledge you obtained or have understood or learned through the study of other theorists/philosophers.
Your Personal Philosophy must address the five (5) topics as shown in the Personal Nursing Philosophy Rubric (MP1) Personal Nursing Philosophy Rubric (MP1) – Alternative Formats(rubric is attached below)
It must be your original work.
It should be no more than four pages long, double spaced, and typed in a MS WORD file.
It should adhere to APA style (includes introduction, body, conclusion) with correct grammar and spelling are expected.
Your comments will be graded on how well they meet the Discussion Requirements posted under “Before You Begin.” A poem by T.S. Eliot (1943) says,