This paper mentioned some philosophies of nursing being used today in nursing practice. Having a personal philosophy of nursing is important for many reasons; it will provide a motivated and working foundation from which I can understand the profession of nursing in an individual and purposeful way. My philosophy implies plenty comprehension of what to do as a nurse. My paper also shows that nursing includes ethics and practical aspects which all combine to the overall picture of the profession. My personal philosophy will provide a basis and foundation for me when I enter the profession and if I decide to further my study. The theories of nursing are all different but they all have the same objective which is providing optimum care for patients.
In addition to the comments made by Hyett, focus group data from a study of implementing change in a nursing home suggests that nurses want a leader with drive, enthusiasm, and credibility to lead them and to inspire them, for they do not merely want a leader who has superiority (Rycroft-Malone et al., 2004). Further, focus group members identified the qualities desired in a leader who is attempting to facilitate change. This person should have knowledge of the collaborative project, have status with the team, be able to manage others, take a positive approach to management, and possess good management skills (Rycroft-Malone et al., 2004).