Why did you go into nursing.... - page 3

I would like this to be a POSITIVE forum. 1. Why did you go into nursing? and 2. Tell us a couple of NICE things that have happened during your career. There are many of us student nurses... Read More

  1. by   nurskelli
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by nurskelli:
    [B]I love my job. I work in Medicare. I am surrounded with the reminders that we are not here forever. The baby-boomers are aging, and together we are dealing with the pain of our parents having strokes, debilitating illness, etc. I see the stress in the eyes of the adult children. I see them there night after night, the caregiver sibling, and those who have flown in from across the country. I know their pain personally...we are all in this together. I see the depression as my patients' autonomy is stripped from them by the onset of dementia, or the loss of mobility, often both. I see them crying, I see the fear and I see their fortitude. We are all in this together...the families, the patients, the nurses...sometimes we even get to share the burden with the doctors. It is what living is about, it is hard. But I love my job.

    My mother died suddenly two months ago, strong and healthy one moment, then she was gone. I was spared the agony of the long goodbye, and the blessing of the long goodbye. I am so glad God put me in this place. A place where only the suffering people see me. A place where only He sees me. He said "in so much as you have done it unto these my brethern you have done it unto me>"
    When I went into nursing, i really didn't know why. I think it was something I was made to do. I just wanted to help people in a signifigant way. I love my job

    HEY DOES ANYONE REMEMBER TH MEG RYAN MOVIE CALLED HANGING UP. IT REALLY WAS ABOUT THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH, THE PATIENTS AND THE FAMILY, WHICH ARE ALSO OUR PATIENTS...DON'T YOU THINK IT IS A PRIVILEGE?

  2. by   Iwant2banurse
    Hi Spellbound,

    Of course you count. First you are an experienced CNA and second you are a prenursing student.

    You brought up some things that all nurses should keep in mind...the fact that we as nurses/nurses-to-be can influence or discourage people in entering nursing. And I believe we need to start working together more or nursing may actually become extinct and wouldn't that be a major disaster.

  3. by   nursejanedough
    Spellbound, you sound like you will be a great nurse. If you ask me, CNA's or nurse's aides or whatever they are called these days are the real nurses, especially in Long Term Care. If you were a CNA for five years then you are a nurse. Good luck with school. P.S. The best nurses I know were the ones who couldn't pass college algebra. They passed pharmacology, but not algebra. I think that is pitiful.
  4. by   puzzler
    Thank you all so very much!!

    It is so good to hear some of "the good things" about nursing. I just got home from an extremely difficult shift. I was tired, frustrated, and discouraged. You have helped to end my day on a good note.

    I have been a nurse for 24 years. I do love it and can not think of anything I would rather be doing. I could tell many stories, both happy and sad, but you have all done such a wonderful job already.

    May God bless all those in the health care profession.

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    Sheryl
    If you enjoy word puzzles come visit me at www.CrosswordsForNurses.com
  5. by   Iwant2banurse
    Puzzler,

    That was exactly why I started this topic. (I have two screennames...Iwant2banurse (work computer name) and nurshathaway (home computer name- totally addicted to this BB).

    From these BBs I've been able to more of the effects of nursing on my soon-to-be colleagues. I've been getting really down reading all the hardships that I wanted to bring forth the reasons why the BB participants got into nursing in the first place.

    Thank you for responding!

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