My New-Found Love For Nursing - page 2

Five years ago, I never dreamed of becoming a nurse. I wanted nothing to do with the medical world. Partly because my dad wanted me to be a Doctor and I didn't want to. Well, I did attend LPN school somewhat grudgingly because of... Read More

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    I am so glad you shared your story. I relate so much to this. I too never thought I would be a nurse. I did not think I was smart enough and I never thought I had an interest. When my health care related program of choice was delayed due to a backed up petition process I decided to see what nursing school was like. I completely fell in love with the profession and I haven't looked back since. I often times feel guilty when I hear other nurses speak of how they wanted to be a nurse since they were in kindergarten. I was a late bloomer I guess but I am so glad other people have had a similar experience.
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    It's so good to read an encouraging story. Thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks for that story. Despite the negatives parts that makes one leery of nursing. The positive parts such as that heartfelt thank you from patients keeps one going.
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    Good for you, I always encourage people that have the gift of serving to be nurses. I'm an RN, and like many I love it at times and hated it some days. Some people get in the field for the money, and are terrible nurses. Great signing everything and task oriented while others I believe have a broader mind, nurses that can see beyond what's just been asked for and will go out their way to help anyone.

    By the way.....I used to do many things like that for patients, but make sure you get a TO. You never know what could happen. Always cover yourself. Just FYI.
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    Quote from Wild Irish LPN
    (shhhhh....I'm a boy.... )
    Oops, sorry about that!
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    Quote from Dragonfly777

    By the way.....I used to do many things like that for patients, but make sure you get a TO. You never know what could happen. Always cover yourself. Just FYI.
    What is a TO?
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    I felt the same way today when I found out one of my residents I gave a suppository to yesterday had a bm! She was so uncomfortable yesterday but today she was so happy and relieved! It's the little things, even helping someone goto the bathroom
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    Quote from nurse from heaven
    What is a TO?
    TO = Telephone Order
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    Thanks for telling your story! I am a new grad RN. Graduated in May and am on my 4th week of hospital orientation for a large med-surg unit. My first clinical in nursing school was in a nursing home, and as I left clinical that day....in the back of my mind I was thinking "do i really want to do this?" But as time progressed and i went through my other rotations i knew i had a calling to be a nurse. Congrats on starting your transition from lpn to rn. It will be well worth it. Good luck in all you do!!
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    Thank you for sharing! Wonderful


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