The nursing profession has evolved greatly over time, moving from dependence upon total medical direction providing
basic care into an independent practice modality with its own nursing theory practice, nursing models, and distinct
nursing interventions. Nursing theories have been developed by a large number of leaders in the nursing field; below
is a list of major nursing theorists who have contributed to the development of professional nursing practice into
what it is today:
Being a nurse during the holidays is sometimes difficult.
My patients know what time of year it is and want to be home
with family in the warmth of traditional holiday surroundings
From the earliest nuns who cared for the sick and
dying to the modern men and women who work in hospitals,
clinics, and homes to help people achieve and maintain
health, nursing is a way to get involved in the health
care industry and work with patients on a personal level.
Part of working as a nurse is deciding how to
approach and care for individual patients and their
families. As with any career involving people, there
is no set formula on how to deal with and treat patients.