I LOVE nursing, and I LOVE allnurses

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My feet have blisters, my back hurts and I have mini anxiety attacks each day before starting my shift...But, I wouldn't have it any other way. I LOVE being a nurse. Having a patient tell me that they feel safe in my care or that they think I am a good nurse is the best feeling ever! I finally feel like I am doing work that really matters. Becoming a nurse was the best decision I have ever made in my life. It was a long hard road but I have no regrets. It was all worth it. I know I am still new, and I know I will have bad days. But even on the worst day, I can go home knowing I helped someone and that what I do really matters. I have a LOT to learn, but it is comforting to know I can always come here and get high quality, evidence/practice based advice from all types of nurses.

Thank you to everyone here at allnurses. I have been coming here for advice long before I even started nursing school. I have received advice here that money could never buy. I thank all of you; seasoned nurses, new nurses like myself and students, too. You have all contributed to shape me into the person/nurse I am today, and I know this site will always be a valuable resource.

Thank you, thank you. :heartbeat

bluebird123

bluebird123

Specializes in LTC- as CNA, L&D, Current- Oncology. 49 Posts

from one new nurse to another...ditto to your entire post :)

Isabelle49

Isabelle49

Specializes in Home Health. 849 Posts

Aww, sweet. You must be a fairly new nurse. Talk to me in 10 years.

wishinguponastarLPN

wishinguponastarLPN

Specializes in Rehab, LTC. 217 Posts

As a fellow new nurse I want to say DITTO to your post! I also want to say dont let ANYONE crush your enthusiasm or compassion! :nurse:

kool-aide, RN

kool-aide, RN

Specializes in Cardiac. Has 5 years experience. 594 Posts

Being a hospital CNA for 2 years, I still love my job to pieces but you will have some bad days. The bad comes with the good and don't think any less of yourself when you lose patience with your patients, it will happen. Like another poster said, you have great enthusiasm, don't let anyone take that away from you.

HDHRN

HDHRN

Specializes in LTC, HH, and Case Mangement. Has 8 years experience. 210 Posts

I too agree with this post! I work on AL unit and it can be crazy, but I love my job there. I am working hard now to get my ADN, but I know it will be worth it in the end :)

noahsmama

noahsmama

Specializes in pediatrics, public health. 827 Posts

I love my job too, and I fully expect to still love it 7 years from now when I will have been a nurse for 10 years. Of course I guess I can't know that for sure, but I will be sure to let you all know 7 years from now! :redbeathe

SweetseRN

SweetseRN

199 Posts

I had a really, really bad day yesterday...Everything from being yelled at by a doc to a pt dying on me in a very unexpectedly and for lack of a better word violent way...I still love my job and am so grateful to have a good career in this economy. thanks again to everyone. I am holding on to my enthusiasm, it's my life force. I will not allow anyone to take it from me.

SweetseRN

SweetseRN

199 Posts

Another day gone by....So much better than the last two. There are good days and bad for sure, but I get a thrill out of what I am doing every day. Even if it's just making a patient a tiny bit more comfortable in bed or helping them understand a new med...It's all good. When it stops being more good than bad, I will move on. :)