Personal Nursing Philosophy / Mission Statement As a future nurse, I view nursing as the most compassionate and helpful career in the world. Nurses are typically caregivers and nursing is a most rewarding career. Myphilosophy towards nursing encompasses: the environment, health and nursing itself. As my understanding develops and refines through academic learning and throughpracticum, the essential role of nursing is to assist patients for their wellness in aprofessional manner. And health in the medical field is commonly defined as a state of balance of the mind-body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. Nowwhen we talk about assisting patients in a professional manner, we talk about the strictethical and moral traits that nurses must adhere to when assisting patients. Theseethical and moral traits are developed over a period of time through academic learning,discussions and most importantly when reflected through experience.In my previous term I learned communication techniques, applied in practice andthen wrote reflective journals. For example, assertive and non-assertive communication,use of body language, verbal and non-verbal form of communication. This procedurehelps the nursing students to learn communication techniques in academic settingsapply them in family or friends and then investigate the results. The nurse students getan opportunity to practice communication skills before they become professional nursesand start providing services. Before I started nursing school I was not aware of differentcommunication techniques. In general I always try to make everyone pleased duringtalking and sometimes agree with them although I am not convinced by the argument.