NURSING: Arts, Science and Profession
Volume 1 Issue 1 ( July - September ) 2023 OPEN ACCESS
Prof. (Dr.) Sher Singh Morodiya
Nursing is a profession. It starts serving human being before conception (pre-marital counselling), intra-natal period, throughout life, peaceful death and respectful care after death. Art of nursing is a willful creative use of self. The art of nursing required some qualities like empathy, responsibility, emotional intelligent, leadership, integrity, social awareness etc. It is the “art of nursing” by which the whole care plan is explained empathetically, clearly, confidently. It promotes patient satisfaction. Nursing is not a pure science, it is an applied science. It includes the laws and principles of biological, physical, social and behavioural sciences. It requires a sound knowledge to make more effect in field. Indian nursing council is responsible to establish a uniform standard of education/training for nursing profession. It governs certificate, diploma, bachelor degree, post-graduation degree and doctoral degree programmes in nursing.
The scope of nursing practice includes the range of roles and responsibilities. It also encompasses education, competency and authority to perform the work. It cares autonomously and collectively. It looks after the clients of all ages; it serves for families, groups and communities. It provides service in all health settings for sick or well.
Who, what, when, where, how, why are the words that elaborate the scope of nursing practice.
There are several problems in nursing profession; in education as well as in services. It led downfall in the nursing profession.