I am a fairly new nursing assistant who is also in nursing school
(LPN). Nurse assistants do a lot each day, running around like crazy (so do nurses of course) and our lives can be filled with negativity and stress. So I just wanted to ask, what are some moments which make you feel good about what you do?
I have a few;
First off some of my patients are so awesome! Even in extreme pain they have time to say thank you and smile!
I enjoy feeding those who cant feed themselves. Previously I hated it, I thought they would aspirate, but lately I really actually enjoy it.
I love seeing people go home in a better condition then when they got in. I do not know what they were like prior to illness, but regardless they survived and now because of the care of everyone on our floor/ in the hospital, are going home.
I enjoy the challenge of this job as well.
What do you like about your job?