My specialty area is telemetry and I love the elderly population. I am working towards my master’s degree for family nurse practitioner and would like to specialize in gerontology. I have been in the healthcare field for many years, starting out as a nurse assistant. I then became an LPN. I went back to school in 2007 to pursue my RN degree and graduated and became registered in 2009. I just completed my BSN last month and I have headed full speed ahead to complete my Masters. I love to travel, and my greatest passion is spending time with my 6 grandchildren.
Nursing theory, in my opinion, is important to the foundation of nursing. By giving nurses a sense of identity, Nursing theory can help patients, managers and other healthcare professionals to recognize the unique contribution that nurses make to the healthcare service. Providing a definition of nursing theory also helps nurses to understand their purpose and role in the healthcare setting (Colley, 2013). Because the nursing profession has had a hard time proving itself, having a strong foundation based on theory will provide us with the backing we need to prove to naysayers that what nurses do goes beyond wifely duties or those of a non-licensed caregiver. Nursing theory provides a systematic explanation for describing and predicting the direction of the nursing profession.
Colley, S. (2013). Nursing theory: Its importance to practice. Nursing Standard (through 2013), 17(46), 33-7. Retrieved from https://prx-herzing.lirn.net/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.prx-herzing.lirn.net/docview/219823000?accountid=167104