Hello all you optimistic nurses! I've been so pleased by the positve attitudes that I've found on this BB. Nursing is a hard place to be these days for so many nurses.
I posted this thread in a different location on this BB yesterday, thought I'd try it here as well. I've loved the great responses to the Top Ten list I posted yesterday. Please keep them coming!!
As nurses, called to the profession, it is difficult to explain just how rewarding nursing is, despite the many hardships we endure. Even more of a challenge would be to quantify the "calling", if you will, that motivates those of us - born to be nurses! A colleague and I have chosen to rise to this challenge. We are compiling a book of Defining Moments, the personal accounts of how nurses are called to practice. Our goal is to bring to light the commmittment, dedication and passion that makes a nurse a nurse. With this, we hope to recruit more nurses to practice and stir the passion that exists in those nurses who are practicing but have lost their spark. Of course, the end result is a stronger and more vibrant nursing profession.
Was there a defining moment in your life that led you to nursing? A pivotal person or event? Please help us put the passion that is nursing on paper and change the face of the nursing shortage.
Email me directly or let me know what you think in the thread! I appreciate all comments!