Yes nurses rock! All types of nurses from all educational training and specialties. Whether you work at the bedside, in an office, on the road.....in homes, correctional facilities, schools.....with newborns, children, drug addicts, the homeless, the dying.......
No matter what, where, or who you work with or for...... Always remember....... You are more than just a nurse. As this poem says, You are the real bottom-line in health care.
Just a Nurse
by Suzanne Gordon
I'm just a nurse. I just make the difference between life and death.
I'm just a nurse. I just have the educated eyes that prevent medical errors, injuries and other catastrophes.
I'm just a nurse. I just make the difference between pain and comfort.
I'm just a nurse. I'm just a nurse researcher who helps nurses and doctors give better, safer, and more effective care.
I'm just a nurse. I'm just a professor of nursing who educates future generations of nurses.
I'm just a nurse. I just work in a major teaching hospital managing and monitoring patients who are involved in cutting-edge experimental research.
I'm just a nurse. I just educate patients and families about how to maintain their health.
I'm just a nurse. I'm just a geriatric nurse practitioner who makes a difference between an elderly person staying in his own home or going to a nursing home.
I'm just a nurse. I just make the difference between dying in agony and dying in comfort and with dignity.
I'm just a nurse. I'm just the real bottom-line in health care.
Are you 'just a nurse'? No, you are something more. Do not diminish what you do, who you are and what this profession means to the world. You are the foundation
of healthcare. Just like buildings, without a strong foundation of nurses, healthcare will crumble.