Nursing


June 15, 2004


English Applications





It is understandable from any study concerning the nursing profession that it is, as a whole, considerably different than 20 years ago and we can only imagine what it will be like to in another 20 years. Through the centuries, nursing has taken on an assortment of roles and definitions. Included, are the thoughts that nursing is caring, adaptive, individualized, and also interrelated with family and the community. There are theories that indicate that it involves not only teaching but services, both direct and indirect and also proof that nursing is a science, as well as an art, concerned with health promotion, maintenance, restorations, and care of the dying and sick.


Regardless, of how you define nursing, it is for sure nursing involves a large body of knowledge and requires a great deal of competency and skill. It is also a demanding profession that involves a high level of interaction with patients and their family. Throughout this interaction, nurses must be aware of factors that influence not only the well being of their patient, but also the well-being of others and how their care plays a role in the \'big picture\' surrounding their profession.


It is reasonable that the nurses have to except that the doctors give the orders but the nurses are the one to carry out these orders. The roles of nurses have adapted to the ever changing world and the expectation. In comparing nurses from 20 years ago to today the roles have changed. 20 years ago nurses still had high education and skill but today’s nurses are required to posses more caring, education, problem solving, and to a point helping the patients as well and the families. In general nurses are doing more to expand their knowledge of the career field.


In conclusion, nursing has taken on an assortment of roles and definitions. Included, are the thoughts that nursing is caring, adaptive, individualized, and also interrelated with family and the community.