What do you enjoy the most in nursing?

  1. What do you enjoy and like the most about being a nurse? What do you dislike and why?
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   OzNurse69
    Signing off the DD book in the "going off duty" column!!
  4. by   live4today
    The thing I enjoy most about nursing is tending to my patients, seeing them smile for the first time after being too sick to smile beforehand, seeing them discharged to home in optimum health for them.

    I enjoy clocking out ON TIME after each shift worked so I can start playing on my time off! :chuckle

    The thing I do NOT enjoy about nursing is the cat-scratching, the gossiping, the laziness of certain staff, docs who think they've died and gone to Perfection Land, family members who think nurses are their handmaidens and personal servants while visiting their loved one(s), and the red tape and political ploys played behind nurses backs, but smiling all the while the Bigwigs are in the nurses faces.
  5. by   shygirl
    I enjoy the direct patient care and knowing I made a difference in someone's life. I don't like feeling that there is still so much to do and WAIT, I still have to chart!
  6. by   getbabygirl
    You mentioned that you don't like doctors who think they have died and gone to perfect heaven... Can you explain that for me? Just curious Have you ever had a doctor be rude or curse at you? if so what have you done in those situations? Also can you go over the doctors head if you beleive he is wrong? These televisions shows (ER) protray doctors as "Gods" I don't think that they give nurses enofe credit! I think they should have a nurses show instead of all the ER's, Women Docs, etc. They make nurses look like slaves or like they are jsut there to help the doctor when in fact I heard that nurses do all the work!!! :roll
  7. by   BBnurse34
    I like knowing that even though after a 12 hour shift my feet hurt, my stomache is growling, my bladder ready to burst; I accomplished something special.
    Of couse, there is fecies too... thats an added bonus.
    I dislike the paperwork that gwrows each year (charting a hepatitis B vaccine in five places...
  8. by   nightingale
    I love talking about and being involved with healthcare; I enjoy knowing, helping, and getting people on a better track. When I can see that I have made a differnce in someones life, that is the icing on the cake AND a cherry on top!

    I moved this thread out of polls and into general discussions.

    B.
  9. by   mc40421
    My favorite part of nursing has always been the geriatric patients and working with them. My least favorite is all the duplicate charting we have to do. It seems that the same info is always posted in so many different places.
  10. by   adrienurse
    Makes me sound like the angel of death here. I like doing palliative care. Not that I wish for my existing patients to die, but I do feel good if I am able to give these people a "good death". By good death I mean, having the opportunity to prepare the family, to keep the patient comfortable and have time to spend with him/her when the time comes.
  11. by   born2serve
    Though I am not an RN yet, the thing I love the most about healthcare is the different people you come into contact with. Not all of the patients or family members are willing to open up to you, but they each have a different story and it is great getting to know each person and to temporarily see life through their eyes. I also must confess that I am an adrenaline junkie. I volunteer as an EMT two nights a week, and between the time that I spend in an ambulance and the time I spend teching in the ER I get to be involved in some pretty exciting calls. It is terrible to know that I get a rush from some unfortunate person going through a lot of pain or from the events leading to their injury or traumatic experience.
  12. by   night owl
    After the last few days in h*ll, I can't even say I enjoy being a nurse anymore. I'm exhausted, I'm frustrated and I think I'm burning out! I wish I was rich then I could take a leave or something, but I can't afford it. So now what?
  13. by   Qwiigley
    I love polishing my halo each day!
  14. by   rose_duspatalin
    It was my childhood dream that comes into reality, that is, to care for the sick---------I love this. But those highly contagious disease of some patients makes me feel that my health too is at risk. This sometimes put me in a low mood when it comes to nursing career.

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