How does knowledge of the foundations and history of nursing provide a context in which to understand current practice? Identify at least three trends in nursing practice demonstrated by the interactive timeline. How have these trends influenced your perspective of nursing practice?
To understand the current practice of nursing, one must understand its history. Nursing is an art. One must have a passion for it. To be a nurse, one has to be compassionate, patient and the wiliness to ...view middle of the document...
From Shiphrah and Puah to Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, to the modern day nurse, nursing has evolved into what it is today; a professional institution. No it wasn’t easy getting there, because early on, nursing was not a glamorous profession, but through dedication and the love for humanity, nursing has become a respectfully profession. During their time, these women as well as others established formal nursing programs, conducted forensic studies and were advocates for clean and sanitary conditions for their patients. As the nursing field began to grow and develop, nursing schools were founded; professional nursing organization and public health programs were organized.
From these trends came hospital based training schools, nursing licensure, and public health nursing became vital in the community. When I was growing up, the community health nurse was a lady in a white dress who gave you shots. But community health nurse has much more to offer. She or he develop programs to better aid the community for what every the need is. But I have a different perspective now that I am a nurse. I had to attend an accredited school and trained in an accredited hospital, and I had to take a board certified exam to obtain a license to practice. There are so many trends in nursing, but these say that I am a Professional Nurse.