Amen, brother! When I first started, I thought I was going to be scared of everything. But I find myself insanely excited each and every time I slip into my scrubs
. And yesterday was the culmination of it all... My pt's brother came up to me before leaving, actually sought ME out specifically, just to ask me about his brother's condition and care! Apparently I left a great impression on him. The look in his eyes that looked at me like I was really the nurse...
I have had tons of great experiences, but that one will keep me going for quite awhile. Hell, I'm even fighting back happy tears right now! And I'm a big guy covered in tattoos! Lol
For me, those little experiences are what makes the hardness of nursing school worth it.