What I Love About Nursing Is....

  1. 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 than hospital ....
    networking with others......
    learning somthing new everyday so never ever bored!
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  3. by   clee1
    The fast pace and the variety.
  4. by   sirI
    What I Love About Nursing Is....


    Serving as advocate for those who are ill, infirm, and without representation.

    The opportunity to educate individuals who are considering nursing as a career.

    The opportunity to educate other non-healthcare individuals about the professional career of nursing.

    The varied nursing specialties available thoughout ones career and continued chance for advancement.

    The chance to share my knowledge and experience with other nurses who may be in a situation where they are having issues/concerns and need advice.

    The camaraderie, the support offered by my nursing colleagues, and....

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    Last edit by sirI on May 12, '08
  5. by   ritarunningfeet
    The difference I can make in someones life

    Also the variety in what I can do

    In ER never nowing what is coming through the doors and having to jump into immediate action....Love it....adrenaline junkie!
  6. by   GardenDove
    The variety of people I care for and their interesting families.
    The respect I get from the community.
    Making people feel safe and cared for.
    Interacting with many intelligent co-workers and doctors.
    Some funny situations that make me laugh.
  7. by   mr.ahp
    The fact that i only have to be at that place(work) three days a week
  8. by   sddlnscp
    Well, this is a nursing student speaking, so:

    The ability to learn so much from the nurses that I am supervised by at clinicals and still know that there is far more to learn

    The ability to heal or comfort a person

    The true, heartfelt compassion that I get to express without shame while I am in clinicals

    The constant, everchanging Medical world that will forever keep my brain a hoppin'

    Being surrounded by the awesome, seasoned nurses that make me feel secure and (as I'm sure they're biting their lips and wringing their hands, but would never let me see) allow me to practice skills while under their supervision so that I too can learn and one day work beside them

    The thankful look, hug or words from a patient and/or their family

    There is so much to love and I know I am just at the tip of the iceburg - I feel so lucky to be working towards this profession!
  9. by   penny2009
    I love this thread!!! It's such a refreshing change to focus on all the wonderful, positive aspects to this profession! I won't officially be a nurse for a few years, but everyday, I get more and more excited!
  10. by   Tweety
    Making a difference in people's lives, getting close to them and seeing them at a level no one else in society does
    My fun coworkers whom are great team players
    Four days off a week!
    Teaching and working with students and new grads
  11. by   wonderbee
    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.
  12. by   blacksheep
    I'm not a nurse yet but should be by the middle of May. The draw to nursing for me is the flexibility and opportunity to choose where I want to live and work. Three twelves and your done, not to mention that work stays and work and doesn't follow you home at night.
  13. by   Rabid Badger
    I love the fast pace, the unpredictability of the ward, nothing is the same from day to day.

    I love learning everyday, I love bringng comfort and reassurance to someone who is dying or ill.

    I love being the one to advocate on their behalf, to ensure they receive the best possible care.

    I love teaching new students, and helping them learn to be the best nurses they can be.
  14. by   lvs2nrs3535
    Little explanation first, I was telling my mom about having to do a male cath, which I need signed off on during my orientation. Set out all the sterile equipment, undressed the pt, and was confronted with a 2-3 inch penis with about 5 inches of foreskin. I did a great job with this, peeling and prepping with one hand, (you all know what I mean!). My mom said, why in the world would you enjoy this? My answer was, well, he was miserable, uncomfortable with 440 mls in his bladder, I did a great job, straight cathed him with minimal discomfort, got 420mls out, and the pt was soo much more comfortable and happy. So, yep the job is hard, peeling penises one handed isnt a thrill, but the result, well, that is the satisfying part. a comfortable, happy pt, who can now go on to do his OT and PT without feeling so miserable. The hugs, (dc'ed a cath on a pt who kept c/o pain in his nether regions, investigated and found not just a fissure but an eraser sized wound due to his cath being strapped to tight to his leg. After the procedure, went back in to check on the funny, delightful older man, and he took my hand, spread out my palm and kissed it, and said "Bless you, I feel so much better." Its the little things. I also love the fast pace, there is no such thing as looking at the clock and going, OH God, I still have 4 more hours to work. My coworkers, supportive, caring, willing to share their knowledge with me, patient with my newness, and just awesome all the way around. Learning something new everyday. Feeling like you make a difference.
    Yup, I love it!

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