Enough of the "bad" stuff, lets hear what makes nursing so special - page 2

Now that I have seen all of the gross work I will be doing, please fill me in on what your best experience has been after all of the gross stuff. I think this will be a good encouragement to those of... Read More

  1. by   Jennerizer
    The other night in the ER, the sister of a patient started talking to me & next thing I know, she was hugging me & crying on my shoulder. It's a reminder that it's not just about being there for the patient, but their family also. Sometimes a patient is too disoriented to know exactly what is going on - but the family member(s) at their bed side can be quite emotional because they are worried & they need your attention also.
  2. by   tryingtomakeit
    One of the most awesome moments in my life happened on thursday. I graduated nursing school in May, took boards last wednesday, and started my first day on the floor on thursday. I was still in shock from taking the NCLEX and basically praying to God that I had passed, then suddenly thrown into the world of labor and delivery head first. I was in a head spin! Within 5 minutes of walking onto the L&D floor for the first time, I was standing in a delivery room watching a delivery!

    Later that day, I had already clocked out and was about to head for home, but I decided to peek in the nursery at that first baby I had seen delivered. The charge nurse in the nursery motioned for me to come on back. I walked to the baby's crib and looked down. Then it struck me that I was there when this little person took his first breath and I will probably see a lot of people take their last breath. Right then I felt like one of the most honored people on the planet. That's what nursing is all about ...
  3. by   JoniL&DRN
    Quote from tryingtomakeit
    One of the most awesome moments in my life happened on thursday. I graduated nursing school in May, took boards last wednesday, and started my first day on the floor on thursday. I was still in shock from taking the NCLEX and basically praying to God that I had passed, then suddenly thrown into the world of labor and delivery head first. I was in a head spin! Within 5 minutes of walking onto the L&D floor for the first time, I was standing in a delivery room watching a delivery!

    Later that day, I had already clocked out and was about to head for home, but I decided to peek in the nursery at that first baby I had seen delivered. The charge nurse in the nursery motioned for me to come on back. I walked to the baby's crib and looked down. Then it struck me that I was there when this little person took his first breath and I will probably see a lot of people take their last breath. Right then I felt like one of the most honored people on the planet. That's what nursing is all about ...
    What an awesome priviledge and responsibility you have! You lucky girl! Wish I was you instead of hip deep in Chemistry!

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