Deepthi PL

About Me

Senior Staff Nurse

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kerala located in southern India. Since childhood, my goal was to be a registered nurse. My main source of motivation and inspiration was my mother whose constant guidance and support has made this a success. After completing my higher secondary school education, I acquired my diploma in general nursing and midwifery in the City Institute of Nursing located in Mangalore. In 2005, I began my journey as nurse. I transitioned from a novice to an expert nurse by acquiring new skills and knowledge through an array of nursing experiences in the medical surgical, mother and childcare and mental health fields. These experiences has enabled me to deliver quality patient care in an empathetic and professional manner.

In July 2006 - 2008, I joined Apollo Health City as a cardiac nurse in the Intensive Care Unit. It was my most memorable nursing experience. Apollo Health City was one of the few tertiary institutions that was accredited by Joint International Commission. It is a 350 bedded organisation that was located at Jubilee Hills; Hyderabad. I managed cardiac patients who were admitted for critical conditions such as myocardial infarction, congestive cardiac failure, post coronary angiogram and angioplasty, patients with dangerous heart rhythms or post invasive cardiac procedures. I also had the opportunity to utilize modern technological equipments while caring for these patients in the ICU.

This clinical experience had driven my motivation to expand my role as a cardiac nurse. I ventured to Singapore looking for new clinical experiences. I joined National Heart Center of Singapore (NHCS) in August 2008 as an enrolled nurse. NHCS is Singapore's most reputable and recognized organization that focuses primarily on heart diseases. I was recruited as an enrolled nurse instead in view of the high skills and knowledge requirements. However, with hard work, perseverance and determination, I upgraded myself to a Registered Nurse in the Cardio thoracic department in September 2010. .



As a cardiac nurse, I need to ensure that I am to up to date with the relevant skills and knowledge that will help me to care for my patients better. As such, I regularly attend in-service talks and training programmes to expand my knowledge and skills. Furthermore, I took on the role as a preceptor to broaden my horizons as a clinical nurse, As a preceptor, I guide newly graduated nurses to care for patients in the clinical settings. As a preceptor, I believe that this is an excellent opportunity for me to strengthen and reinforce my understanding on major clinical concepts.

Today, as an experienced senior staff nurse, I am equipped with valuable skills that will enable me to provide quality and efficient patient care to all my patients. To conclude, I believe that nursing is an art that requires a lot of passion to ensure care is delivered in an efficient and empathetic manner. My goals for the future is to gradually expand my skills and knowledge in other nursing fields

Nursing Philiosophy

My Nursing Philiosophy

" Caring is the essence of Nursing "-- Dr. Jean Watson

Nursing philosophy is a statement that refers to values, belief and ethics of a nurse in relation to the care and treatment of patients. It is crucial for a nurse to understand nursing philosophy and align these with their own perspectives and values in order to deliver the most effective and quality patient care (Alligood, 2017).

Nursing philosophy highlights a nurse’s thought regarding what they believe to be right about the nursing profession while providing a basis for nursing activities (Alligood, 2017). Personal values and beliefs play a vital role in determining which nursing philosophy has to be followed. There are many reasons why nursing philosophy is important to nurses. For instance, the philosophy helps nurses understand better their nursing role within the profession. In addition, philosophy helps nurses to think critically and reflect on how their own values influences their practice.


Learning nursing theories have helped me to shape my own values and belief. Jean Watson’s philosophy of caring is defined as the outcomes of nursing activities regarding the humanistic aspects of life. It aligns towards the nursing philosophy of humanism (Alligood, 2017). I have shaped my personal nursing philosophy within the contents of this theory. These include values of kindness, love of self and others and concern and respect for the spiritual dimensions of patient. For instance, my personal philosophy is reflected through the improvement in the caring process of myself and my loved ones whereas my professional philosophy is reflected through the improvement in the caring process of my patients and my professional skills. This is important for as it helps me make career goals that are achievable.

My nursing philosophy revolves around the practice of art. This helps me to improve my skills related to my profession. This philosophy also enables me to become a successful nurse by identifying and improving nursing related skills (Alligood, 2017). It also helps indicate areas of improvement in my nursing competency and care delivery techniques.

Being a nursing professional, I would align my personal values and philosophies with the nursing philosophies. Regarding my personal philosophy, I have emphasized upon improving the care-delivery process. I am engaged in working with diverse range of patients, which is improving my skills and contributing in shaping my professional philosophy. In this manner, I have worked on my personal philosophy and improved my skills (Kim, 2015).

In conclusion, it is crucial for all nurses to follow the nursing philosophies in order to deliver the compassionate and empathetic care to the patients. Jean Watson’s theory has helped me tremendously in shaping my personal and professional philosophy as nurse.


Alligood, M. R. (2017). Nursing Theorists and Their Work-E-Book. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Kim, H. S. (2015). The essence of nursing practice: Philosophy and perspective. Springer Publishing Company.


My Professional Goals

Setting goals is crucial for both nurses and students as it enables them to continuously develop their knowledge and skills that will help them to identify and evaluate their own performance in order to deliver excellent and quality care services. Nursing goals or objectives are often developed based on the SMART format. This is because SMART allows us to develop goals that are effective and concise (White, 2016). SMART is an acronym for “Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-specific” goals. Setting SMART goals and integrating it into the clinical setting would provide the best results.

Importance of goal setting in nursing

Setting goals allows the individual to engage in professional development or learning in a systematic manner. It is a continuous process that includes reflecting own practice, identifying current learning needs, developing SMART learning goals or objectives to meet the learning needs, completing the set of activities and finally, evaluating the practices. This ensures the visible change in performance, based on future learning needs identified and the cycle continues (Stonehouse, 2017).


It is essential to understand why setting goals are important in nursing? It helps bring future goals into clear focus. It offers individuals with something to work towards, improve and change. Setting Clear and concise goals will allow nurses to take appropriate steps to achieve the intended outcome (White, 2016). Furthermore, it also promotes the skills and expertise of nurses which will help them to contribute towards the system in an effective manner.

Introduction to SMART acronym

A SMART goal is:

Specific – The goal is detailed and focus is clear.

Measurable – The goal is quantifiable, indicating that one can see the result.

Attainable – The goal is attainable based on skills, resources. 

Relevant – The goal is applied to the current role and related with the responsibilities.

Time-specific – The goal is set to be met within a specific time limit. 

Short term goal

Goal 1

Specific – I want to be able to demonstrate effective conflict management skills among nurses by June 2020.

Measurable – To successful resolve one conflict among nurses in the ward each month.

Attainable – To attend in-service talks or read books or articles that deals with managing conflicts among nurses.

Relevant - Frequent conflicts among nurses regarding rosters and assignments. It is the responsibility of senior staff nurses to deal with such issues.

Time specific - Met by June 2020

Goal 2 

Specific – I want to improve my research skills.

Measurable – I want to write a concise, accurate and detailed research paper within 6 months.

Attainable – To attend courses related to research skills, read research textbooks and journals and to practice writing research papers.

Relevant – This will help as a nurse to write research papers and expand my knowledge on nursing.

Time-specific – Met by next 6 months

Long term goal 

Goal 1

Specific – I want to an effective nursing leader within next 3 years.

Measurable – I will engage in leadership training and team handing to improve my overall skill.

Attainable – To lead a team of nurses in different nursing activities each month

Relevant – Improves my overall portfolio as an effective team leader and enables me to lead a group of nurses during challenging times.

Time-specific – Met within 3 years

Goal 2

Specific – I want to be able to identify ethical conflicts and apply ethical framework in the nursing environment to resolve these conflicts within next 3 years

Measurable – Attend courses that is related to ethical conflicts and read books on application of ethical framework in nursing fields.

Attainable – To apply ethical framework in case scenarios and subsequently progress into the clinical setting where appropriate.

Relevant – Improves my nursing ethics and moral value development.

Time-specific – Met by 3 years



Stonehouse, D. (2017). Understanding the nursing process. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 11(8), 388-391.
White, M. L. (2016). Collaborative Leadership in the Nursing Classroom: A Case Study Approach.

Reflective Journals

Nursing Professional Development

Patient Centered Care

Date : 27-07-2019

Evidence Based Practice

Date : 12-05-2018

Medication Error

Date : 10-02-2015

Language Barrier

Date : 02-06-2012

Education & Experience

13 Years of Experience

I'm working as a Senior Staff Nurse (Clinical) at the National Heart Centre Singapore and have 13 years of professional experience in Nursing. My job describes coordinates and performs complex specialized nursing skills in the multifaceted care and treatment of a patient or group of patients (direct and indirect) in a specific clinical discipline to meet the desired patient outcomes and expectations. I'm also provides teaching, clinical guidance, and direction to Staff Nurses.

I have successfully completed Graduate Diploma in Nursing(GDN) course to advance my nursing career. Education is extremely important in advancing one’s career. With each degree in nursing or certificate in a specialized nursing program, one has more options for new opportunities.The healthcare industry is undergoing a radical transformation. As patients are spending less time in hospitals, there is a growing trend for nursing specialists to work in home-care settings and other domains. Today's Graduate programs are placing emphasis on new research and patient treatment methods.




Graduate Diploma in Nursing

Institute of Health & Management Pty.Ltd


Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery

City Institute of Nursing, Karnataka


Higher Secondary School






May 2018 - Current

Senior Staff Nurse

National Heart Centre Singapore

Sept 2010 - April 2018

Staff Nurse

National Heart Centre Singapore

Aug 2008 - Aug 2010

Enrolled Nurse

National Heart Centre Singapore

July 2006-July 2008

Staff Nurse

Apollo Hospitals hyderabad,India

Nursing Skills

Cardiology and Cardio Thoracic

Nursing Practices & Procedures

Laws & Regulatory Standards of Hospital Operations

Critical Thinking & Problem solving

Problems and Queries of Patient

Usage of advanced Medical Equipment

Medical Terminology

Technical Skills

SAP HealthCare

E-Medical Record

E-Medication Record

E-Bed management system

E-Clinical Appointment System


Awards & Achievements

Gold Award-2018

Star Award-2012

Silver Award-2015

Productivity Award-2019

Bronze Award-2012

Bronze Award-2009



Professional Certifications

Basic ECG Interpretation I & II

Basic ECG Interpretation I & II

Fundamentals of ECG ,Rhythm Analysis – Narrow & Wide complexes tachyarrhythmia ,Axis deviation, 12 Lead ECG Interpretation and location of Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Pacing – Temporary and Permanent Pacing 



One Man CPR, Relief of adult Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (conscious and unconscious), Infant CPR, Relief of Infant Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (conscious and unconscious), Application of AED, Safety issue, Pad placement

Life Support Course for Nurses (LSCN)

Life Support Course for Nurses (LSCN)

Critical background knowledge pertinent to the care of collapsed patients in hospitals and clinics, especially cardiac arrest patients.In-depth knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Knowledge and skills in the treatment of ischaemic heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias.

Singapore Nursing Board

Registered Nurse

Enrolled Nurse

Academic Certificates

Diploma in Nursing


Diploma in Nursing Transcript


Karnataka Nursing Council


Kerala Higher Secondary



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