Nursing is like _______. One word, fill in the blank. Then explain. - page 2

Nursing is like ___Tetris___. Looks easy, doesn't it? But the bricks are flying faster and faster as you play. What's nursing like to you?... Read More

  1. by   Cococure
    rollercoaster....

    lots of ups and downs with some fun times in between
  2. by   KayceeLeeRN
    Quote from epiphany
    a dream.

    Everyday at work you think - this can't be happening.

    do u mean a dream or a NIGHTMARE!!!
  3. by   Sonn
    Nursing is like oxygen.
    we breathe it and help others do the same.
  4. by   rn2md2b
    Peeing your pants in a crowded room while wearing a dark suit.....It gives you a warm tingly feeling but no one knows you're there.(a qoute from my mentor who spent 41 years caring for others)
  5. by   mytimenow52
    HOPE.

    You HOPE that you will be an effective caregiver and HOPE to make a difference in the lives of those who desperately need HOPE.
  6. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    the weather in Texas.

    If you don't like it, just wait a minute and it will change.
  7. by   jb2u
    Quote from georgiapeach56
    HOPE.

    You HOPE that you will be an effective caregiver and HOPE to make a difference in the lives of those who desperately need HOPE.
    ...and you HOPE that pt doesn't arrive 15 mins before shift change

    ...and you HOPE that you don't choke on your sandwich that you swallowed
    whole because you didn't get a break and you have 3 minutes to eat

    ...and you HOPE that you have 3 min to eat

    ...and you HOPE that you never lose that passion that brought you into nursing. For without that, nursing becomes a thankless job. One in which we look to be appreciated instead of seeking to provide the best possible care. It is nice to be appreciated, but I don't know of anyone that said "I want to be a nurse to be thanked for my hard work on a daily basis," NO, people say "I want to help people in their time of need, to heal and help let go."



    I thank all of the nurses out there for their caring and often unappreciated work. May you never lose your passion. If it is lost, may you find it once again.

    Sincerely,
    Jay (your admirer & future colleague)
  8. by   jb2u
    a TV SHOW.

    It can make you laugh like a comedy, make you cry like a "tear jerker", and make you sick of man's inhumanity like a horror. It IS reality tv. It makes you think like a documentory. It can inspire like a drama. It can be entertaining and exciting or grueling and long, and yet, at the end of the day, you can turn it off (clock out), pick up a book, and just relax.
  9. by   sddlnscp
    breathing

    It is second-nature to many and although you have some control over it (i.e. what you are doing, where you work, etc.), you simply HAVE to do it because if you don't, you will die (figuratively, of course)! (Says the nursing student . . . we shall see, right? Hehe.)

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