Why is it worth it to you to devote your career to nursing? I've read so many negative things, I'd like to see the other side....what has made all the sacrifices, the lack of sleep, the aches and pains worth it to you? Why are you truly happy as a nurse? thanks!
Mar 29, '04
I think this poem by Melodie Chenevert sums is up nicely:
Being a Nurse Means...
You will never be bored. You will always be frustrated. You will be surrounded by challenges. So much to do so little time. You will carry immense responsibility and very little authority. You will step into people's lives 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 people's capacity for love, courage, and endurance. You will see life begin--and 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.
If you think that matters and you seek to give not only receive in this life and to truley live up to the command to love your neighbor...I think devoting your life to the care and wellbeing of the sick, aged, and vulnerable is beyond worth it. Yes it's true there's crap to deal with, but there's politics to every job. Nurses however are demanding better compensation, work environments and respect as the new generation of nurses emerge. But hey, that's just my two cents.
Last edit by pokey sn on Mar 29, '04