The Art and Science of Nursing

by: Rosanne Charles,Solidere Homicile, and Sherley Tervil

Critical Thinking Aspects of Nursing

  • Ability to think in systematic and logical manner with openness to question.

  • The reflect on the reasoning process used to ensure safe nursing practice and quality care.

  • Adherence to intellectual standards.

  • Proficiency in using reasoning

  • Commitment to development and maintain intellectual traits of the mind and habits of thought.

  • The competent use of thinking skills and abilities for effective clinical judgments and safe decision-making.

Clinical Decision Aspects of Nursing

  • Requires clinical expertise
  • Acknowledge patient preferences
  • Research evidence of available resources
  • Forming clinical question in response to a recognized information need.


  • Searching for the most appropriate evidence to meet that need
  • Appraising the retrieved evidence

  • Incorporating the evidence into a strategy for action

  • Evaluating the effects of any decision and action taken.

Social Factors influenced the Art & Science of Nursing

General Public View of Nurses:



Social Media

The perception of the Clients

Nurse jobs: Administer medications

Follow up with Doctors.

Changing the Image

Showing nurses as an ethical profession

Advertising nursing accomplishments

Becoming involved in committees at work

Conducting a professional behavior at all times.

Getting involved in global causes

Empowering the Profession

Nursing as ethical part of the Healthcare system

Art of Nursing

The art in nursing embodied the way the care is delivered to the patient, the dexterity and the relationship existing between the nurse and the patient and also how you touch someone’s life. Professional nursing is more multifaceted and stimulating than ever (Guadalupe, 2014).

Science of Nursing

The science of nursing is grounded on the knowledge and skills acquire from school. Although the science of nursing continues to evolve, nurses apply science to conduct nursing intervention with evidence- based practice to ameliorate patient’s outcomes(Guadalupe, 2014).