Dear Nurse

An open letter to all nurses who at some point of their careers has felt low and depressed. Nurses General Nursing Article

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Dear Nurse

To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.

Dear Nurse,

I hope you get the time to read this one because its written just for you. I know you can never have enough time to do all you have to do, let alone to read this letter but I hope you can sit awhile and ponder on these words. You are tired. You are frustrated of all that is going on in your life. You feel that you are not appreciated let alone noticed for what you are doing. You are wrong.

You are noble, nurse. You are an angel in scrubs. You are hope with a stethoscope. You come in with your healing touch when the medications and treatment fail. You touch the lives of your patients and affect them in more ways than one. You have held in your hands the precious gift of life. You are care personified.

If you think that nursing is a thankless job, you are not alone. But then again, nursing is never a job, it is a calling- a vocation. you dedicate yourself to what you are doing. it is not for heartless, cynical people. It is for those who have a great deal of love to give to anyone, everyone who needs it. if you are a nurse, you have to have a BIG heart and a longer thread of patience.

You have been abused by patients and even doctors. You may have been sneered at by your peers because of the things this field requires you to do. You are the under dog among the health care providers, but remember this: "the first test of a great man is his humility." No great man has ever become who he is without going through difficult tasks that tested his patience and endurance. You are not perfect nurse, but you are great. you are human but more than that you are a compassionate one.

Dear nurse, do not be troubled when your good deeds become unnoticed. When eyes have turned away from you at the time you needed them to see your worth. do not be discouraged when your support system has failed you. Our God sees everything. He knows what you're going through. He has sent millions of reinforcements for you. how many nurses are there? Probably, more than you care to think about. So, never think that you are alone.

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A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love. - Saint Basil

Nurse Educator. Mom of two. Nurse for all. Nursing has been a way of life for over 10 years. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Specializes in Hospital, med-surg, hospice.

This is beautiful...thank you :)

kurisuchine08

4 Articles; 46 Posts

Specializes in Trauma Surgery.

you're very much welcome. feel free to share this to every nurse you know. :)

Thank you. Hopefully all real nurses wlll read this.

kurisuchine08

4 Articles; 46 Posts

Specializes in Trauma Surgery.
Thank you. Hopefully all real nurses wlll read this.

you're welcome.. :) but what do you mean by "real" nurses??

thaikad

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beautifully quoted.....

thankyou for letting all the nurses know that they are not alone

kurisuchine08

4 Articles; 46 Posts

Specializes in Trauma Surgery.
beautifully quoted.....

thankyou for letting all the nurses know that they are not alone

you're welcome. :) feel free to print this and share this to nurses you know. but dnt forget to attach my name ok?

:) thanks.:)

A "real" nurse is someone like you, someone who is strong, someone who cares for the patient as a person, a human being to be respected. A "real" nurse knows her/his own worth and so knows the value of others. This is not dependent on a degree or letters behind one's name, but comes from one's soul. A "real" nurse is a "real" person.

sweetyockris

11 Posts

This is beautiful. I can't wait 2 share it with my colleagues

kurisuchine08

4 Articles; 46 Posts

Specializes in Trauma Surgery.
A "real" nurse is someone like you, someone who is strong, someone who cares for the patient as a person, a human being to be respected. A "real" nurse knows her/his own worth and so knows the value of others. This is not dependent on a degree or letters behind one's name, but comes from one's soul. A "real" nurse is a "real" person.

thank you. i'm happy to know that we share our belief in what a real nurse should be. its takes as much caring as knowledge to become a qualified nurse. :) hurray! to all nurses out there! :)

kurisuchine08

4 Articles; 46 Posts

Specializes in Trauma Surgery.
This is beautiful. I can't wait 2 share it with my colleagues

thank you so much! :) hope this will lighten up your load. :) regards to your colleagues! :)

aussiemom

82 Posts

Specializes in Dialysis.

Thanks, I needed this right now after a run of some hard times lately. Hopefully, I can take what I have learned from them and be a stronger, more resillient nurse.

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