I think every type of nursing requires it's own special kind of nurse.
Every nurse has their kryptonite. I honestly couldn't take how things were on my tele unit any longer. Now instead of 5 really sick patients I have only have 2. I give great kudos to all the nurses who can stick out tele and med-surg and to the LTC, LTACH, and rehab nurses.
I'm terrified of screwing up a fresh post-op ortho patient.
Neuro and dementia nurses have incredible patience and are amazing in my opinion.
Hats off to the peds nurses- I love kids but couldn't handle working with sick ones.
Many thanks to the L&D, couplet care, and NICU nurses- once again I wouldn't be able to handle the poor outcomes in this population.
Hospice nurses- keep on rocking and helping people with dignified and peaceful deaths. I see way too many prolonged ones that just lead to the patient suffering more than they need to in the ICU.
Home care nurses- you are incredible for being willing to walk into unknown situations to provide care for your patients.
Occupational and public health nurses- thanks for keeping the workforce and general population in working order
School nurses- you are incredible for all you do from dealing with the sniffles, medications of many kids, true emergencies, watching for signs of abuse, etc- you are so important being out on the front lines in schools!
I could go on and on...
I know I didn't even come close to hitting all the different types of nursing- sorry if I missed your specialty.
Keep on rocking all of my fabulous colleagues!