That was great, I wish I had read something like that when I was in nursing school
! Here is one of my favorite nursing poems, and it almost seems like the sequel to the one you posted:
Being a Nurse Means . . .
You will never be bored.
You will always be frustrated.
You will be surrounded by challenges.
So much to do and so little time.
You will carry immense responsibility
and very little authority.
You will step into people's lives
and you will make a diference.
Some will bless you.
Some will curse you.
You will see people at their worst -
and at their best.
You will never cease to be amazed
at people's capacity for love, courage, endurance.
You will see life begin - and end.
You will experience resounding triumphs
and devastating failures.
You will cry a lot.
You will laught a lot.
You will know what it is to be human
and to be humane.
- Melodie Chenevert, RN