I work part-time at a women's clinic and I am often amazed with the nurses that I work with and their ability to make women feel comfortable and supported. In most situations, before the women meet with the doctor they sit down and chat with a nurse for an assessment and to discuss what brought them to the clinic, their options, etc. We are often in roles of counselling patients about contraception, abortions, miscarriages, etc. Generally, nurses are empathetic, compassionate, good listeners and non-judgemental, which are all essential qualities in situations like this. When I think about the nurses that I work with, and their impact on the women we see at the clinic, I can't help but think that nurses rock. I am often filled with an overwhelming sense of emotion when I see other nurses speak with the patients or listen to them speak of patients and their need for support. I am sure there are many other situations that make nurses feel this way... would love to hear!