In nursing, professionalism can be defined as the action that you as a nurse take honoring the values, respect, responsibility, accountability while advocating for your patients. It is the promotion, protection, prevention of illness and injury .The alleviation of pain and suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of individuals, families,communities and populations,and human response to treatments.

As a nurse ,you will need to have good attributes that will improve your communication with your patients.These are:

Active listening,

Respect and


When you become skilled in these areas,plus your professional nursing skills.(Nursing process)The sky is your limit.

Florence Nightingale, “I attribute my success to this- I never gave or took any excuse”.

Several attempts to define nursing by Florence Nightingale, International Council of Nurses (ICN)and the American Nurses Association.(ANA)The definition of professional nursing has never been easy to understand than now.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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