Being a Nurse Means _____


  • Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 29 years experience.

What does being a nurse mean to you? This Poem covers a lot of ground, but I am sure you can add more to it :) Reply with your comments.

Being a Nurse Means

You will never be bored.

You will always be frustrated.

You will be surrounded by challenges.

So much to do and so little time.

You will carry immense responsibility

and very little authority.

You will step into people's lives

and you will make a difference.

Some will bless you.

Some will curse you.

You will see people at their worst -

and at their best.

You will never cease to be amazed

at people's capacity for love, courage, endurance.

You will see life begin - and end.

You will experience resounding triumphs

and devastating failures.

You will cry a lot.

You will laugh a lot.

You will know what it is to be human

and to be humane.

- Melodie Chenevert


What does being a nurse mean to you?