What I Love About Nursing Is.... - page 10

ability to share my knowlege with others so can help decrease someone's pain, suffering or prevent complications... helping to arrange services so a person can remain in their castle: HOME rather... Read More

  1. by   rouxlucitt
    What I absolutely love it to have people come into the Hospital for a procedure... nervous, scared and with all their prior experiences (positve or negative) and I can take this person through a procedure and at the end of the day they tell me "Thank you so much for making this a good experience"... eg. the husband that was angry and close to tears when he dropped of his wife that gave me a hug so big that I though I was going to stop breathing... THAT makes it worth it!
  2. by   frances Ivy
    :heartbeatcaring for sick people
    giving emotional support
    :heartbeatencouraging them to have hope
    supervising them till they get well,

    too many words to describe what happiness i feel & experience being a nurse...

    Its a call from God..
    My profession is to care..
  3. by   mermaid80
    I lov this job because it gets me respect in my self, in society and in front of GOD..
  4. by   Indy
    I love the variety of people and things to see. There is no end to what can happen.
    I love the teamwork: when it's good, there ain't nothing like it. You and your crew get in a groove and can handle whatever happens to come through that door.
    I love being a "mama nurse" to new nurses, helping them realize that the job is doable, helping them with little bits of practical wisdom and seeing them become more confident in their practice.
    I love coming up with creative solutions to problems.
    I love that nursing keeps my brain engaged, to put together complex multisystem problems, and in such a way that I can handle them, know what to do next, remember them and pass the knowledge on.
    I love that storytelling is a vital part of nursing communication and education. ("This one time, in room 402, ...etc.)
    I love coffee for 12 hours straight, punctuated with some of the most interesting food choices on the planet. Coffee and crackers with green pepper jelly. Coffee and jalapeno flavored cheetos. Coffee and pizza. No wonder our employee bathroom stinks!
  5. by   sewillia
    When your Patient tells you thank you for doing a simple task, like a back rub when they can't sleep or fluffing their pillow or giving a blanket when their room is chilly. If they don't appreciate it, I still continue to perform comfort care.
  6. by   househome
    OK,the fact that I always have a job, the fact that I make a difference in someone's life, the people I meet, the things I learn, the fact that I am never bored.
  7. by   DebanamRN
    Quote from househome
    OK,the fact that I always have a job, the fact that I make a difference in someone's life, the people I meet, the things I learn, the fact that I am never bored.
    Exactly!
  8. by   KnitterMama
    The simple things I can do which make all the difference.

    The complex things I can do which make all the difference.

    Connecting with other people at such a fundamental level.

    Being the person who can make a grieving family's experience more tolerable.

    Being the person who can make a completely desperate person laugh.

    Forming bonds with my co-workers on The Roughest Shift That Ever Was.

    Providing comfort.
  9. by   SecondGenRN
    sometimes I get distracted by trying to learn all these new skills and procedures... yesterday I was caring for a very confused pt in the ED. I returned from break and he stopped me, took my hand and told me that he remembered me and that I took great care of him... I know it sounds small but coming from a man who had trouble remembering he was in the hospital, it was nice
  10. by   TigerGalLE
    Today I had an end stage COPDer.. Very poor lung function..Has been in and out of the hospital for many many years. Today he told me that I was the best nurse he has had in 10 years, and that he felt safe when I was his nurse. That made it all worth it.
  11. by   liebling5
    :clphnds:
    Quote from KnitterMama
    The simple things I can do which make all the difference.

    The complex things I can do which make all the difference.

    Connecting with other people at such a fundamental level.

    Being the person who can make a grieving family's experience more tolerable.

    Being the person who can make a completely desperate person laugh.

    Forming bonds with my co-workers on The Roughest Shift That Ever Was.

    Providing comfort.
    I couldn't have said it better.
  12. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Everything
    The ability to help others
    To be an ear when no one else will listen
    To be a shoulder to cry on
    To ease aches and pains
    To have those heart to hearts when it feels like there is no way out
    To serve
  13. by   romantic
    I have just finished my nursing program and am studying for NCLEX.

    So. What I love about nursing----The constant movement forward even though, sometimes, you have to stop yourself to take your breath. Every day there is something new and I am absolutely sure that the rest of my life I'll spend learning and I love it!
    Every day there is a challenge: a patient with a condition that is unknown for me, or a new procedure that I have never done before, a difficult patient or demanding family memeber and I have to be on my best.
    I love that nursing allows me to take care for my patients and their family, and to affect the outcome. I love the feeling of responsibility and that I have control over situation (not always, unfortunately). I love feeling of being needed--- it makes my life more meaningful.
    I love that even one smile received from one patient during one day brings deep satisfaction.
    I love that in nursing we have to work with different personalities, different beliefs and cultures -- never boring .
    I love that nursing brings independence and also strong sense of team work. I love nursing because I know that with all my independence I won't be alone, that I'll work with people who are caring, honest, and willing to share their wisdom.
    I love nursing because it gives you tools to make this life a little bit better by reducing someone's suffering and pain.

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