What I Love About Nursing Is.... - page 17
ability to share my knowlege with others so can help decrease someone's pain, suffering or prevent complications... helping to arrange services so a person can remain in their castle: HOME rather... Read More
Nov 16, '08Occupation: RN supervisor Specialty: telemetry, med-surg, home health, psych ; Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 958; Likes: 770the flexible shifts and hours ( 8's or 12's) are a plus, too......
Nov 16, '08Occupation: RN Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor ; From: TX, US ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 5,001; Likes: 1,902ahhhh yes that would be me...:icon_hug::wlcmggrp: to all nurses...you will love this place and learn a lot...
Quote from grahamfivethis is my first time on this website i was reffered by a very good friend who is also an awesome nurse i am looking forward to learning from everybody that i canLast edit by txspadequeenRN on Nov 17, '08
Nov 18, '08Occupation: DOU/ICU Nurse Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in M/S,Tel,ER,Onc,Clinic,MH,Corrections, CC ; Joined: Nov '07; Posts: 37; Likes: 36Helping people! I get so much satisfaction out of a kind word, "Thank You!", hug or handshake when I've made a positive impact on another human being! Seeing a patient smile or laugh is very meaningful to me! There is no better feeling than that! Listening to a patient open his/her heart about his/her life and be able to shed a tear while I listen, hold them or just put my hand on their shoulder with a soft touch to let them know that someone cares!...Because, that's how I would want my family, friends or myself treated, at a vulnerable time. Nursing is about the emotional response, not just the physical or intellectual aspects (although I love the "technical" part of nursing, too; cause it is fascinating!)
It is so nice seeing the patients who recover and who are able to go back to the"normal" lives...That is very gratifying!....Or, even, the patients who die....Just being there and giving support to the family, friends or significant others....That's what it's all about....That basic human elements of compassion and selflessness!...That is why I became a NURSE...To help others in their time of need (because as an LVN, it certainly isn't because of the little money that I make). Some people may think I am unrealistic or "corney", but I am Christian and I believe in the "Golden Rule" and because of the words of St. Francis of Assisi:
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Nov 18, '08Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 94; Likes: 79Knowing that I have made a difference.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, it seems that we are fighting beaurocracy in order to treat our patients as people and not some annoyance that has to be shipped out as fast as possible.
Nov 20, '08Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 86; Likes: 8Advocating for patients
Educating women and new parents
Being part of bringing a new life into the world
Being there for parents when things go horribly wrong, being able to comfort them, cry with them, and to provide the most respectful, compassionate care that I can, and preventing a horrible situation from being even worse.
Comforting educating and encouraging women during the birthing process
Being a part of a field that is ever evolving
:heartbeatThere really is a lot to love about nursing:heartbeat
Nov 23, '08Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 36; Likes: 12A thank-you from the patient who you didn't think noticed that you went that extra mile. :icon_hug:
Nov 24, '08Occupation: LPN Specialty: CNA-2years LPN-about 2 years ; Joined: Nov '08; Posts: 5; Likes: 5Quote from sirIWhat I Love About Nursing Is....
Serving as advocate for those who are ill, infirm, and without representation.
The opportunity to educate individuals who are considering nursing as a career.
The opportunity to educate other non-healthcare individuals about the professional career of nursing.
The varied nursing specialties available thoughout ones career and continued chance for advancement.
The chance to share my knowledge and experience with other nurses who may be in a situation where they are having issues/concerns and need advice.
The camaraderie, the support offered by my nursing colleagues, and....
Everything stated above is the truth!!! This entire thread is true.
I became a nurse because I love helping people! I love helping patients, and I love making a difference. Their are so many bad things in this world, and I love being able to lessen the bad. Making someone smile when they are ill, feels my heart hope. Many people are coming into nursing because it is a guaranteed job and because of the money. While those are added perks, I came into nursing because it is my calling. I believe God put me on in this earth to be a caregiver, an advocate, an educator, and an example. Everyday is something new in nursing, every patient is different! I love learning from the patients; I dont just teach them, I am taught everyday!Last edit by Court23 on Nov 24, '08 : Reason: needed to add more
Dec 1, '08Joined: Nov '08; Posts: 3sirI you said you like to educate people if they consider nursing a career. I am; and Im kinda scared of being at work 24-7 is it really work all day and night? Or, is that just a sterotype? Im young and Im not quiet to college but i will be in two years and I want to know what i want to do now. Please help anyone, thank you.
Dec 1, '08Joined: Nov '08; Posts: 17; Likes: 8Nursing is an exciting profession.. A nurse works where people, live, or play. Holistic care...
Dec 1, '08Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 1Entering into nursing school was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It's definitley hard work and takes alot up alot of my time, but I love it. I'm always learning new things on the clinical floor which is very exciting. It's always a challenge, which is a good thing, and after completing a new task it feels very rewarding. It's also I love going to clinical and helping people feel better, even if it's just talking to them for a few minutes, because sometimes other nurses don't have the time. I'm very pleased with my choice on becoming a nurse.
Dec 5, '08Occupation: Assistant Supervisor Specialty: 18 year(s) of experience in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Office, Psych ; Joined: Mar '08; Posts: 111; Likes: 105Always having that feeling of accomplishment when the day is done!
Not 1 day has went by in my 18 yrs of nursing that I didnt take home that feeling, the day it happens i probably will leave nursing!
I work in a prison so every day is different from the next, Life in a prison nursing Job is challenging, its like running a mass unit, with more medical supplies! :heartbeat Keeps my heart rate pounding when a code comes out!
I don't think i have found anything that i didnt like about nursing!
Dec 5, '08Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 8Hi, I was in my third year studying Civil Engineering but left for nursing school because all my life, i've wanted to be a nurse. I'm in my final year and there has not been a more Exciting time.
Dec 7, '08Occupation: Nurse Manager/Infection Control Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Rehab and LTC ; Joined: Sep '08; Posts: 977; Likes: 1,871i have this pt that is in renal failure and elected not to do dialysis. last night i cut her toenails for her. they had grown so long the literally curled almost back into her toes. while cutting them i noticed she had the remnants of polish on her toes. she told me she'd always wore toenail polish until she got this sick. i took some polish to work with me today and tonight i suprised her with a pedicure. i filed her toenails, massaged her feet and legs with lotion and then painted her toenails a pretty christmas color. Pretty toes for christmas! it's going to be her last christmas ever and i wanted to make her smile.
her daughter and son walked in tonight while i was doing the pedicure.
it was the smile on my pt's face and the hugs i got from her children that added an extra bounce to my step this evening.
making a difference in people's lives...even small ones...is what i love about nursing!!!