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It was a nurse

  1. 40 Who was the person to admit me... a nurse.
    Who prepped me for surgery and ease my fears... a nurse.

    Who held my hand as I went to sleep in the OR.... a nurse.
    Who greeted me as I woke up with a smile and ice chips...a nurse.

    Who kept me pain free and comfortable after my surgery... a nurse.
    Who cleaned me up after I got sick and gave me something for the nausea from the anesthesia... a nurse.

    Who encouraged me to walk with my walker when PT started...a nurse.
    Who took time I know she did NOT have to talk to me because she sensed I was feeling
    down... a nurse.

    Who showed me how to clean my surgery site so I could do it at home....a nurse.
    Who doesn't diagnose the patient but cares for them after one is made.... a nurse.

    Who has showed me the most compassion when I needed it.... a nurse.
    Who shared a personal story about her life to make me feel better about my disability...a nurse.

    Who has made a lifelong impact on my life... a nurse.
    Who is the heart of the hospital and the foundation of a patients stay... a nurse.

    Who often doesn't get a thank-you or the credit they deserve.... a nurse.

    Funny how it often takes one doctor to diagnose a patient, but MANY nurses to care for a patient. What's that say about your profession?? IT'S IMPORTANT!!

    Thanks for all that you do!!! Nurses Rock!!
    Last edit by Joe V on Aug 3, '13
  2. 12 Comments

  3. Visit  DidiRN profile page
    #1 0
    What a wonderful post, thank you!!!!
  4. Visit  kurisuchine08 profile page
    #2 0
    Hi wheels28! Great post!
  5. Visit  brownbook profile page
    #3 4
    I love it. I wish the writers of TV shows would read this. According to TV Dr.'s do all this.
  6. Visit  LilgirlRN profile page
    #4 1
    Nurses don't diagnose officially, but there have been many times when I got the correct diagnosis and the doc did not. Sometimes a diagnosis that the doc has never even heard of. But like you, I hate hearing people say I'm just a _______. As the saying goes it takes a village.
  7. Visit  nursejackiern12b profile page
    #5 1
    Powerful post, all these reasons are what helped me decided to be a nurse. They certainly do ROCK!
  8. Visit  sapphire18 profile page
    #6 0
    Love this!
  9. Visit  VickyRN profile page
    #7 1
    Beautiful! Thank you
  10. Visit  balerina profile page
    #8 0
    I agree. Sometimes it seems to me that the patients are the only ones(except us) who can realize how important nurses are.
  11. Visit  Nspirit profile page
    #9 0
    Beautiful post!
  12. Visit  NSALVADORE profile page
    #10 0
    Beautiful :-)
  13. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
    #11 0
    Thanks Wheels!!
  14. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
    #12 0
    Ahhhhhh shucks