what do you absolutely LUV about nursing??

  1. hi ya!! it's lina!! ok, i'm ignorant in knowing anything about nursing now ...jus click my name...i've learned so much already from all the wonderful and helpful ppl at this website!! ya are so sweeet!! i need more pep!! i just want to know from those who are actually nurses what are their most memorable moments? and what do ya (from my subj) just absolutely luv in the field of nursing. i'm hoping i could answer this to perhaps another individual like meeee...in the years to come when i do finally become that special nurse!! yeahhhbaby!! i luv nurses!!

    mmmuahhh!!:kiss
    lina
    Last edit by NurseLiNA on Feb 17, '03
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  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   Q.
    Hi Lina,
    I love your spirit.

    What I love about nursing is the mobility, meaning, the many different areas that you can use your nursing knowledge.
    You can work at the bedside, you can work in research, you can work in education, you can work for Corporate America, you can work for insurance, you can work in management...all things that ultimately lead to better outcomes for patients.

    Nursing knowledge is very versatile. That's what I love most.
  4. by   NurseLiNA
    hey!!!! come on ppl!! *hehe* 28 views and only one person can tell me what she jus LUVS about nursing?!?! --i luv u susyK!!- ok...ya dont really have to...i'm jus saying...perhaps sharing ur LUVs of nursing could touch us young ones more and perhaps too expand the #of nurses today!!
  5. by   BritishStudent
    Its probably something between my deep seated hate of happy people and my desire to inflict pain on people in a socialy acceptable manner....

    Er... no, wait....

    You know? I really dont know why, but the more you do it the harder you try the more you want to be a nusre the more you love it....

    I suppose it validates our belief that we are in our hearts nice people and god, ick, dare I say it? "I wanna help people"
  6. by   wv_nurse 2003
    That's easy! It's the patients!!!!---You have the opportunity to see people at their best, their worst, and despite all the crap you might have to put up with from "out of touch" administrators, lazy co-workers, etc.....at the end of the day, if you have made one person's load a little bit lighter--its sooooo worth it! Any time a patient looks up and says "thank-you"--nothing in the world can compare.
  7. by   nptobee
    Good question.

    I am a nursing student. I love nurses too. They are confident, knowledgeable (sp), caring, just wonderful. I can't wait to be able to say that I am a nurse. I am going into nursing because of all that you can do with a nursing degree, it's just fabulous.

    Nurses Rock!!!!!!
  8. by   frannybee
    I'm very new to haematology nursing, but I've never felt more appreciated for what I can do for my patients. When a patient goes into remission and comes back to the ward, well and happy, to thank us......when someone feels like death and you know they hate needles but they take the sticks and pain meds anyway without a whinge and then thank you for it.....when someone loses their fight and dies surrounded by friends and family and nurses who care about them.....when a deceased patient's wife/mother/son comes in to thank you for the wonderful care you gave their loved one when even breathing hurt. That's what I love about nursing. Knowing I can make a difference in someone's life.
  9. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    I love the way I feel after I help another with a terrible situation in thier life. If its just a holding of the hand, or a hug, or using my knowledge to assist them to another level in thier life. Its a feeling deep in the heart. It can bring more light into your soul than anything else can. If Im not nursing I phyically hurt. I have to do it. Its a calling for me. I dont see myself being any other place but helping another.
    Zoe
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by ITSJUSTMEZOE
    I love the way I feel after I help another with a terrible situation in thier life. If its just a holding of the hand, or a hug, or using my knowledge to assist them to another level in thier life. Its a feeling deep in the heart. It can bring more light into your soul than anything else can. If Im not nursing I phyically hurt. I have to do it. Its a calling for me. I dont see myself being any other place but helping another.
    Zoe
    I LOVE my job. I cannot describe the feeling of satisfaction I get when I know I'm contributing to the improvement of someone's LIFE.
  11. by   WalMart_ADN
    everything at times. nothing at other times lol. i love my job, i love taking care of these kids, i love the kids i take care of. i love watching a 4 year old with leukemia go home with her paretns for the first time after being dx. i love watching them come back up to see us when they come in for a dr's. appt.
  12. by   MidwifeWannaB
    Dang, you guys are DEEP! :b

    No, seriously...I'm a first semester AD student, and reading this has helped me reinforce in my mind WHY I'm putting myself through this insanity. Y'all are awesome.


    aimee
  13. by   Sally_ICURN
    Originally posted by BritishStudent
    Its probably something between my deep seated hate of happy people and my desire to inflict pain on people in a socialy acceptable manner....

    Er... no, wait....

    You know? I really dont know why, but the more you do it the harder you try the more you want to be a nusre the more you love it....

    I suppose it validates our belief that we are in our hearts nice people and god, ick, dare I say it? "I wanna help people"
    This is a GREAT post!! :chuckle
  14. by   whipping girl in 07
    I get a rush from saving lives. Those occasional "miracles" are what keeps me going back every day and working my hardest to save everyone who's a full code and making every DNR as comfortable as possible.

    When a patient or a family member tells me, "Thank you," that makes it all worthwhile.

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