One of the AACN BSN Essentials that I find particularly important in my future professional nursing practice is Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values. This essential focuses on the development of professional values and behaviors that are necessary for the delivery of high-quality nursing care.
Professionalism and professional values are essential components of nursing practice because they guide nurses in their interactions with patients, families, and colleagues, as well as in their decision-making and problem-solving activities. Professionalism involves the demonstration of accountability, responsibility, and ethical behavior in all aspects of nursing practice. It requires nurses to uphold the standards of the profession and to strive for excellence in the care they provide.
Professional values, on the other hand, refer to the beliefs and attitudes that guide nurses in their interactions with others. These values include respect, integrity, compassion, empathy, and cultural competence. Nurses who embody these values are more likely to provide patient-centered care that is sensitive to the needs and preferences of individual patients and their families.
In my future professional nursing practice, I believe that professionalism and professional values will be essential to my success as a nurse. As a healthcare provider, I will need to establish a relationship of trust with my patients and their families. This will require me to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and to embody the values that are important to them.
Additionally, I believe that professionalism and professional values will be important in my interactions with colleagues and other members of the healthcare team. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, I will need to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism at all times.
In conclusion, Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values is an important component of the AACN BSN Essentials that is relevant to my future professional nursing practice. As a nurse, I believe that embodying these values will be essential to my success in providing high-quality, patient-centered care and to my ability to work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team.