The Top 10 Things I Loved About Nursing - page 4

by VivaLasViejas 26,053 Views | 42 Comments Guide

As a nurse who has left the clinical side of the profession, I've had a little time recently to ponder both the good and bad aspects of the vocation I chose long ago. And although it got to be too much for me in the end, there... Read More


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    Epic. Thank you so much for this positive contribution
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    This was such a great post...thank you OP! I am starting an ADN program in Feb and I couldn't be happier or more excited
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    "Still, as I look back on almost two decades in healthcare, I'm satisfied that I made the right decision to get out before I had nothing left to give."
    :

    I can relate to this so much. There is a time and purpose for everything under heaven... Congrats on such an engaging and articulate piece!
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    Thank you.

    I think we've all met them: nurses who are so burned-out that the casual observer can't even imagine why they continue in the field if they hate it so much. Their presence in the healthcare environment does nothing for the image of nursing, and unfortunately their behaviors are known to drive newer nurses right out of the profession.....something we can ill afford with the huge Baby Boom generation heading into its later years.

    I didn't want to be one of them.

    Needless to say, I'm very grateful for the opportunity to use my experience in the field for a good purpose. I'm finding out fairly quickly that my skill set doesn't necessarily transfer to my new position, but in the long run I'll be able to draw from my nursing knowledge when I need help to make a good decision regarding care.
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    Awesome....just an awesome post!

    You chose the top ten aspects that STILL matter in Nursing, despite these challenges that we currently have, there is no other career for me that has been a perfect fit.

    I have been able to learn and create everyday, live with and through my peers and my patients; when I became a patient almost 6 years ago, it certainly made me an even better nurse-perhaps what helped me survive was because I AM a nurse. Most of my sanity and perspective keep me intact because of being a NURSE.
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    Quote from flexiseal
    Nice to read something positive for a change!
    Hey, you can join in too...this is the Nurse's Rock forum....rock star!
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    This article made me smile. Like I remembered the old times. You must be feeling great now as much as I do. I love everything about nursing. The work, the people around, the environment, and everything else. Thanks for making me feel happy.
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    I continue to be amazed at the number and the quality of responses this post has received. I'm happy that you found it so positive and that it's helped you remember what you love about nursing.
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    Cant wait to finish my pre reqs courses and get accepted to nursing! Very nice post
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    This was a beautiful post!
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