Being a nurse

  1. I know we have probably all heard this poem, but I just reread it and it reminded me why I got into this thing in the first place:

    Being a Nurse....

    You will never be bored.
    You will always be frustrated.
    You will be surrounded by challenges...
    So much to do, and so little time.
    You will carry immense responsibility
    And very little authority.
    You will step into people's lives for a moment
    And you will make a difference.
    Some will bless you.
    Some will curse you.
    You will see people at their worst
    And at their best.
    You will never cease to be amazed at peoples' capacity
    For love, courage, and endurance.
    You will see life begin
    And you will see life end.
    You will experience resounding triumphs
    And devastating failures.
    You will cry a lot.
    You will laugh a lot.
    You will know what it is to be human
    And to be humane.

    -Melodie Phenevert
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   autumleaves
    Quote from RachelLVN
    I know we have probably all heard this poem, but I just reread it and it reminded me why I got into this thing in the first place:

    Being a Nurse....

    You will never be bored.
    You will always be frustrated.
    You will be surrounded by challenges...
    So much to do, and so little time.
    You will carry immense responsibility
    And very little authority.
    You will step into people's lives for a moment
    And you will make a difference.
    Some will bless you.
    Some will curse you.
    You will see people at their worst
    And at their best.
    You will never cease to be amazed at peoples' capacity
    For love, courage, and endurance.
    You will see life begin
    And you will see life end.
    You will experience resounding triumphs
    And devastating failures.
    You will cry a lot.
    You will laugh a lot.
    You will know what it is to be human
    And to be humane.

    -Melodie Phenevert
    Thanks for this poem
  4. by   Jo Dirt
    This poem is also reminding me why I want to get out.
  5. by   RachelLVN
    Quote from motorcycle mama
    This poem is also reminding me why I want to get out.
    Ah, my opinions definitely change from day to day
  6. by   tiny2
    I have never heard this poem but Thank you...

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