Descriiption: A Personal Philosophy of Nursing is an important piece of every nurse's toolkit. This personal philosophy outlines the foundation of your practice by defining the beliefs, values, and ethics you hold as a nurse. Directions: Using your coursework and outside sources, use the following prompts to construct a 2-3 page personal philosophy of nursing. Describe your personal definitions of the following concepts: Health Nursing Recipient(s) of nursing care Environment(s) of care What values are most important to your practice of nursing and why? Please follow the APA 7th edition guidelines and include a title page according to "student paper" instructions. For full credit, include two references/citations. Assignment Submission: The use of outside resources is required, and all papers must be cited and written in APA format. Once you have completed the assignment, click the Submit Assignment option in the menu to the right and select a format for submitting your assignment. Click the Submit Assignment button when you are ready. My Nursing Philosophy I became a nurse because I believe it was what I was destined to be. My mom told me when I was three years old that I told her I wanted to be a nurse. She died 3 days before my high school graduation but the night that she died she made me promise that I would finish school and I will. I started off as a CNA and moved up level by level. I went through a period of homeless and became passionate about helping the homeless population but then I figured out that a lot of the homeless population has a mental illness. So, my future is to become someone who fights for better laws and care for the mentally ill homeless population. My resilience, hardworking, dependable, caring, and bold personality make me a strong advocate. My philosophy is " Providing care with the knowledge to help my patients and advocate for their wellbeing every day." My personal nursing philosophy will benefit my career advancement by reminding me to be an advocate for my patients in and out of the hospital at the level I am now and in the future.