Define why you believe nursing is a profession. Why do you feel this way? Do you believe nursing to be an art, a science or a discipline? Apply at least three of Boise State University’s shared values to your own practice as a professional nurse and explain why you chose these.
Boise State University’s shared values:
Academic Excellence – engage in our own learning and participate fully in the academic community’s pursuit of knowledge.
Caring – show concern for the welfare of others.
Citizenship – uphold civic virtues and duties that prescribe how we ought to behave in a self-governing community by obeying laws and policies,
volunteering in the community, and staying informed on issues.
Fairness – expect equality, impartiality, openness and due process by demonstrating a balanced standard of justice without reference to individual
Respect – treat people with dignity regardless of who they are and what they believe. A respectful person is attentive, listens well, treats others with
consideration and doesn’t resort to intimidation, coercion or violence to persuade.
Responsibility – take charge of our choices and actions by showing accountability and not shifting blame or taking improper credit. We will pursue
excellence with diligence, perseverance, and continued improvement.
Trustworthiness – demonstrate honesty in our communication and conduct while managing ourselves with integrity and reliability
Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. A profession is an occupation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose