PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
My definition of “professional nursing practice” involves a commitment to compassion in taking a holistic, patient-centered focus when providing care for all individuals; a strong ethical value; a continuous desire for growth in knowledge and skills; accountability and autonomy in my practice; and the ability to be flexible in collaboration with my colleagues. With all these major areas addressed, it allows the nurse to achieve a level of satisfaction within his/her practice ultimately diminishing the rate of turnover in the nursing field.
A few reasons that I have chosen to pursue my BSN degree are the increase in professional opportunities and advancements it will facilitate within my field, personal enrichment in creating more self-confidence in making sound clinical decisions based on knowledge and experience, acquired value and marketability when seeking job opportunities (hospitals possessing Magnet status or Trauma One centers moving toward the requirement of BSN upon hire), and the advancement in competency and clinical skills. Through the requirement place on a nursing student entering into a BSN program to discover research and new innovations, I feel that it will potentially place a fresh perspective on my current nursing practice and generate a renewed enthusiasm.
Obtaining my BSN within my current role will allow me to gain the clinical skills and provide a deeper self-confidence within my practice to become a better leader/teacher to the newly hired RN. I believe that my advancement in knowledge will continue to be instrumental in the training and molding of the “young” and much impressionable nursing minds who continue to stream into our ever growing profession. The plan for my anticipated career is to travel. I believe that by obtaining my BSN, it will improve my marketability and value when...