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.
However, incongruencies exist when individual commitment is not enough to keep patients safe and their care effective. There is a direct correlation between staff collaboration and patient outcomes. Responsibility for fostering an environment of teamwork rests on the shoulders of leadership, which is currently falling short of including the best interest of the patients and all members of the healthcare team in their decision making. This is a time for change within the organization, as we have recently been bought by a for-profit organization. I foresee these incongruencies as temporary.