Philosophy of Nursing StatementFor the second and final component of your capstone, you will write a 35-page statement in which you construct your own philosophy of nursing practice. Thisphilosophy should include, but is not limited to, a discussion of the theoretical foundations and assumptions that are foundational to your practice, as well as howyour coursework and capstone project impacted your own philosophy of nursing and contributed to your personal and professional transformation.
This reflectionis a professional, yet personal, statement of why you think being a nurse is important and the principles that guide your practice. It is also a valuable tool forsharing the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have gained from the RN-BSN program and your own nursing values with potential employers or graduateschool admissions officers.Your philosophy of nursing statement should include the following:
1. Introduction: Open your statement with a few sentences about the importance of a philosophy of nursing practice. How does such a philosophyshape your identity and role as a nurse? 2. Assumptions: Discuss your assumptions about patients, health, environment, and nursing and the relationships among these variables. How doesyour nursing philosophy guide your interaction with patients, their families, and other healthcare professionals? How do professional integrity,equity, ethics, and the potential for bias factor into your assumptions?3. Theoretical Foundation(s): Highlight the theoretical foundations that are important in your philosophy of nursing practice. You may have one orseveral. How do these foundations translate into your practice 4. Experiences: Evaluate how new experiences and knowledge shape your nursing philosophy. Specifically, you should address how your RN-BSN coursework, this capstone, and other experiences have influenced how you view your nursing practice.
What role does self-reflection play inpersonal and professional transformation? How do activities like the change proposal help you develop as a lifelong learner and act as an agent ofchange in improving both personal and professional practice? In addition, you may want to discuss challenges that you have faced and what youwould change or do differently in addressing those challenges, since the ability to effectively and creatively solve problems is a highly valued jobskill.
5. Conclusion: Reflect on how your nursing philosophy and experiences at SNHU relate to your plans for further education and how this will impactyour future nursing practice.Philosophy of Nursing Timeline:To help you develop your philosophy of nursing, you will collaborate with your instructor through a series of reflection journals in which you will reflect on yourlearning and create drafts related to the sections of philosophy outlines above