Reflection on nursing profession

Please view the you-tube videos on Week 2 moodle page-they cover various topics about nursing and can be included in this discussion board. Some include some television show clips that have nurses and also interviews with people on the street about what nursing is. Hopefully this will give you all a better picture of how the public views nursing. There is also a video about the struggles of minority students and nursing. My hope, is that by the end of this course you will be a strong voice for nursing, with the goal of sharing who nurses are, and why we do what we do!

The questions below are discussion starters and you do not have to answer all of them-choose what interests you to discuss! Remember, your initial post can be 300-500 words, basically about 1-2 paragraphs.

What do you think nursing is? What has most influenced how you see nursing? How do you react to shows that have nurses on them? How do you think this can affect the view of nursing that the general public will have? Have you had family or friends question why you would want to become a nurse? Have you had someone tell you to become a doctor instead? What can we as nurses and nursing students do to positively or negatively affect the image of nursing? This is more of a “personal” discussion and I do not expect you to bring in resources, unless you want to. If you have not already done so, please review the rubric for discussion posts-they need to be “substantial”- have depth and your answers need to be substantial and carry forward the conversation.

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