What I Love About Nursing Is.... - page 2

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   ertravelrn
    Where to begin...

    I love being able to make a difference in a persons life.....we can make a difference even if we cannot improve a persons situation. I enjoy visiting with all kinds of people.
    I appreciate the quiet times with families as a love one leaves this earth.
    I enjoy encouraging students, as I remember the encouragement I needed myself when I was in schoo.
    and most recently, I enjoy only working three days a week......have two new grandkids to play with.
  2. by   UM Review RN
    I like knowing I helped make someone get better or feel more comfortable.

    I like teaching people things about health so that they can have more control over their state of being.

    I like the fast pace and the variety.

    I like being able to work as much or as little, whatever hours I want, depending on my needs and abilities.

    I like the breadth of the nursing specialties and being able to change environments if I choose.

    I like the way nurses are taught to think critically about a situation. It's helped me weed the chaff from my personal life as well as helped me be a better nurse for my patients.

    I love seeing miracles happen. Every now and then, I know there's no other explanation than that. It keeps me grounded in spiritual reality and keeps me connected to my God and my patients.
  3. by   ann945n
    the pts
  4. by   green_angel
    the pressure.
  5. by   allantiques4me
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    The hugs. I get and give lots of them.
    Nursing is not a static career. It grows and changes with you.
    The autonomy that comes with working in the field.
    My coworkers. They are an awesome caring bunch of professionals.
    My patients. They are treasure troves of history and knowledge. When they make me part of their families, it's such an honor.
    I also love the variety of personalities we meet.
  6. by   dmwRNpa
    I love the way it gives me gratification--helping another person in need.
    I love the way they thank me for going out of my way to make their day.
    I love the way the family appreciates the staff for doing a job well done.
    I love the way it is so different day to day, its never the same thing twice.
    I love the way I can go anywhere and still have a job.
    I love the way it makes me feel when I have had a good--or bad--day, like I made a difference in someones life, even if its on the miniscule side.
    I love my job, thru thick and think
  7. by   queen47
    It's so awesome seeing that I helped somebody get better even as a student
  8. by   emmycRN
    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    I like knowing I helped make someone get better or feel more comfortable.

    I like teaching people things about health so that they can have more control over their state of being.

    I like the fast pace and the variety.

    I like being able to work as much or as little, whatever hours I want, depending on my needs and abilities.

    I like the breadth of the nursing specialties and being able to change environments if I choose.

    I like the way nurses are taught to think critically about a situation. It's helped me weed the chaff from my personal life as well as helped me be a better nurse for my patients.

    I love seeing miracles happen. Every now and then, I know there's no other explanation than that. It keeps me grounded in spiritual reality and keeps me connected to my God and my patients.
    I agree with all of the above. I especially like the part about the things being a nurse has taught you being of help in your personal life.

    The greatest thing for me is the myriad options for nurses. There's so much flexibility regarding how much you want to work and what kind of work you want to do. It's great not having to worry much about job security because there is never a shortage of open positions in every specialty imaginable from which to choose.
  9. by   Terp/RN
    ^^^^ I agree with the above post. This makes all the negative stuff seems so small. I too have taken advantage of the flexibility, and job variety. Something I wouldn't be able to do in any other career field. Don't get me wrong, the helping patients and their families is important too.
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    We support, nurture and care for the sick, the wounded, the dying. Age, caste, creed or sex no bar. People at often their worst points in their lives - we work at setting them all right again.

    The awesome responsibility that is ours alone to bear of being the patient advocate.

    Where each day brings forth a new challenge. A new puzzle. A new case - or maybe a familiar old one. Never a dull moment.

    How we are reminded from time to time (sometimes painfully) that despite our best efforts - we are only human and that there is only so much we can do. And that this is not necessarily a bad thing.

    That there is as much love and happiness in this world as there is grief and sadness.


    All this and much more - are the reasons I am proud to be a nurse.

    cheers,


    PS: Besides, how many professions do we say "And let us not meet again anytime soon" as a parting farewell?
  11. by   ranchwife
    I LOVE my little 9 bed hospital....I have worked larger places where you have 7 pts a piece, cna's to do the baths, RT, PT, OT, code teams, IV teams, etc!! Here in the madison valley, WE NURSES ARE IT!!! We are the code team. We are housekeeping. We are the IV team. We are RT!! When you come to work for your 12 hour shift and you and your only other nurse (yes, we staff with 2 on the floor) have 6 patients, all with IV's, 3 with foleys, one chest tube, 4 are TOTAL CARE and one in the croup tent andthe you have a 2 vehicle MVC come in the ER doors, you really learn to work as a TEAM and pull it together!! I cannot imagine doing anything else!!!
  12. by   mtacare
    Just a student nurse here speaking, but i hope i am getting there as i am giving all my heart in.

    The people u are dealing with are not fakes, clients always speak from the heart, and i love making them safe. Here in our place, most of our clients (when we do medical outreach) i can say that they are poorest of the poor when food is their everyday problem.

    Their smiles when they come to you and makes you be part of their lives and to listen and ease their pains.
  13. by   clc19k30
    The pace
    Never the same day twice
    Teaching new nurses and staff
    Learning from the old battleaxes that walked the halls like nursing Gods
    Good hot coffee with a little bit of lowfat milk.
    CODES!!!!!!
    Remembering how fragile life really is

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