I love everything I do as a nurse.
From keeping dying patients out of pain, and comfortable to the end.
To finding the right mix of medications (of course with doctors orders) and the patient telling me she feels better than she has in years!
To having a someone grouchy alzheimers patient (whom I personally took in and got diagnosed and put on medication) who finally started talking to me instead of ignoring me. Seeing the difference the medication has made in her, and everyone has noticed.
The 'Thank-yous' I get from all of my patients for 'taking such good care of me'
The - 'your the best nurse we've had here' from staff members who have been there for 20+ years.
Feeling of being needed for those calls in the middle of the night - yes those are important, even though disturbing, they are important.
Showing emotional support to other residents when a 'family member' aka other resident passed away. Just being there was enough.
Being able to correct a problem such as diarrhea which was spreading rapidly, using both medicinal and herbal medications.
Hmmmm.... right now I can't think of anything I don't love about my job as a nurse - for once in my career