What I like about my job - page 2

We spend a lot of time complaining about our jobs many times. I would like to spend some time talking about things that we do like about our jobs. I'll start, I love ER, I love the patient care,... Read More

  1. by   cpgrn
    I love my job! I'm a school nurse and I love working with the children. It's a very good job with great perks. Two more weeks and I have 8 weeks off for the summer. Not for everyone, but I love it.
  2. by   Scavenger'sWife
    What a neat thread!

    I love starting IV's! Maybe that sounds vicious, but I get a kick out of feeling that needle slip into place and seeing flash! I especially love it when I get it the 1st time, or get it after another nurse has not been able to get it, and then have the patient say," HEY! That wasn't bad at all!"

    I love Home Health! I love being out there, on my own, having to meet each challenge and learn some really innovative ways to fix problems in the home. I love being able to really work one-on-one with the clients and spend some time meeting their needs!

    And I love that my job allows me to drive my new car!
  3. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Originally posted by teeituptom
    I have always enjoyed nursing and alwasy will. The only better job I had was as a manager of a topless establishment, and when I got married my wife didnt like me working there for some reason. GO FIGURE
    Gee, Tom....some women just aren't as trusting of their menfolk as I am..........
  4. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Originally posted by Agnus
    Well I love that I am about to start a new job in the speciality that I have wanted to work in for a long time. Hospice

    With my old job I loved the MIRACLE patients that got well and shouldn't have. I loved the folks I worked with. We were like family. Yes every family has its problems and dysfunctions but when you are family you are loved.
    I loved when really sick people got well. I loved when I was able to help someone though tough times tough decisions and through the compeletion of thier life in a mannor that they wanted.

    I loved when I made someone's day a little better. I loved stopping off at the hospital chapel for a little meditation time.
    Agnus: You will LOVE Hospice!!! I worked it for a year and a half. I would still be there if I could have gotten full-time. It takes a special nurse to do it.....Good luck and God bless ya!
  5. by   happystudent
    Originally posted by itsme
    I work in LTC and I love it when a confused little old lady will give me a hug and say I love you. Of course the next minute she may slap ya, but its those hugs and smiles that win my heart every time!!
    hehehe-- LMAO-- thats sooo funny and sooo true... love it just love it

  6. by   atownsendrn
    I work in an ER. And I love assessing a patient and knowing what's wrong with them before any test even comes back.

    I also love to DEFIB!!!!!! Sooooooooooo Cooooooooool
  7. by   Chaya
    I love the life stories. You meet people you would never have encountered any other way, and they are so trusting of their nurses that they share things with you about their lives it might take years to find out in the normal progression of a relationship...I rarely have time to SIT and listen but I've learned so much while giving care and it often gives me clues as to how I can provide better care for the pt or help their family do so.
    Oh, yeah- thanks so much for the reminder that there ARE so many things I love about being a nurse!
  8. by   rebel_red
    I love those days when everything just kinda goes haywire and my schedule goes right down the drain. The hall I work, as a cna, has 3 wanderers. Lately they have all been waking up at the same time...One looking for the restroom, leaving little presents along the way. The other always comes out in a state of half dress thinking she is dressed for the day. The third is a sexually agressive older gentleman with dementia...demanding "Help and a (fill in sexual request here) RIGHT NOW!!!!! Oh and my alert residents are ringing for what they need in the moment. I love the challenge.

    The best part is it spills over into your personal life. Learning how to reach each of my residents where they are at the moment...so they can have what they need and leaving them clean, dry, dressed and smiling, juice in hand at 7am is the best feeling. Hey since I already did that the rest of my day is a snap! (Especially since I fall into bed right after my shower!)

    Love the thread
  9. by   Dayray
    Great thread!

    I love the look on peoples face when I can tell I have made them feel better.

    I love holding a patients hand.

    I love that feeling I get when I make a bond with my patient.

    I love doing things skillfuly (you know when you do things just right)
  10. by   Agnus
    I feel like Scooby-doo just after he's had a scooby snack reading all your replys. I have to agree with you all. And in addition to back rubs I found I love foot care. You know the kind. Where you actually put a feet in a basin, rub with a wash cloth and soak a while then a leasurely massague with loation...

    Thanks all for the encouragement about Hospice. You know I have been licenced 3 years and a CNA for much longer and I am STILL waiting to hear somthing bad about hospice.

    No one ever (to my ears) says a bad thing about hospice yet you hear all kinds of complaints about other areas of nursing. This goes for both nurse and consumer.

    That is NOT the reason I picked hospice, I consider it a bonus. Maybe it is better than what I can imagine.

    I go for general orientation today and General Nursing orientation in two weeks. I guess I will start orientating with hospice after that. (my hospice is owned by a hospital)
    When I asked about orientating at the interview they said that I get a minimum of 2 weeks. And more if I need it. The manager said that she believed it was the WORST disservice that anyone could do to not adequately orient a nurse.
    I got the sense that she really meant it. I beieve her that I will not be turned loose until I am comfortable with it.
    I've been around to know a lot of times things like this are said but not really practiced.

    I interview with the whole team. What a great group they are.
  11. by   petiteflower
    These are all such great replies. Thanks for responding --- and keep em coming!!
  12. by   debbyed
    I love never knowing what is going to come through the door next!
  13. by   JULZ
    I am not a nurse yet so I don't know what I love about it but let me just say that I am glad you posted this thread!!

    It's nice to hear people that are loving their jobs.

    Right now I am a sahm and do some babysitting on the side and I love being home with my kids but I am also excited to start school in the fall. Another 3 years and my last child will be in school and I will be ready to enter the nursing field as a RN in the ER (CAN"T WAIT)!!