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Nursing is a gift

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Been a nurse is not only give meds, assess the patient or clean up after his incidents, been a nurse it is a passion for people in general, not matter how crunch they are or rude they can be. If you choose to be a nurse is because YOU know that those kind o people will come at your path not matter what and you have to take care of them even if you don't like it.

Don't go for a nurse career for the wrong reasons, don't relay only on the good benefits or good salary, don't waste your life and your time in doing something only for money or status, this is a waste. Nursing is more than that , is a gift that you born with and nobody will take from you.

I'm NOT trying to be a saint or a perfect nurse but a lot of hospitals are pack with selfish , self centered , immature and irresponsible nurses that think just because they carrier a badge they are on the top of others and know about everything .

Passion , compassion is the key for a great nurse. If you think that you cannot handle a stink, grouch, rude patient , don't go that way, you will regret for that rest of your life. Spend hours on your feet and be able to save lives and make a sick patient smile at the end of the day it is a huge reward for a real nurse.

Think about before apply to a school and remember Nursing is a gift that unfortunately is NOT for everyone.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience.

Nursing is NOT a gift. it's a skill set that can be taught.

People are people. You can be a lousy human being and a great nurse, or a great human being or a lousy nurse.

So are you a nurse? This point of view and post is way too glittery and inflated.

brattygrl

Specializes in Peds critical care. Has 15 years experience.

What a poorly written piece of fluff (No offense, just very hard to read due to poor grammer usage).

Nursing is so much more than just compassion. Many people can be compassionate and never cut it as a nurse.

Nursing is a SKILL. A multifaceted skill, involving critical thinking and time management.

I feel that maybe this is coming from a nursing student.

We all had this attitude in nursing school. Then you get out there and see nursing for what it is: a highly stressful, physically/mentally/emotionally exhausting job that involves a lot of crap (literally) and very little reward at times; all which doesn't pay nearly enough.

Everline

Specializes in public health, women's health, reproductive health.

People go into nursing for many different reasons, sometimes even for what they hope will be good benefits and a good salary. I see nothing wrong with this if they are competent nurses. I'm not really sure what you mean by "nursing is a gift". It's a set of skills and critical thinking that can be acquired with the right education and practice. It doesn't have to be a lifelong dream or a "calling". You don't have to be drawing up plans to get into nursing school while still in the womb, lol.

It's up to each individual to decide what the right and wrong reasons might be for becoming a nurse. There are some great nurses who see nursing as a job. They go in, get the job done well and go about their lives in the way they see fit. You will meet nurses who have varied backgrounds and motivations and with all levels of skills and ways of interacting with patients. They are "real" nurses, even if they don't fit into your personal definitions of who, what or how they should be.

Good luck to you as you move toward your goals.

Stephalump

Specializes in Forensic Psych. Has 2 years experience.

Nursing is NOT a gift. it's a skill set that can be taught.

People are people. You can be a lousy human being and a great nurse, or a great human being or a lousy nurse.

I've yet to meet an awful person who's a great nurse. Adequate? Sure. Keep patients alive? Yeah. But a great nurse, in my opinion, is more than that.

I think that goes for anyone in a human-centered profession. Things like empathy, integrity, communication...you might be able to assess with the best of them, but no one is going to be handing you awards without those things in the long run.

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Stephalump

Specializes in Forensic Psych. Has 2 years experience.

Been a nurse is not only give meds, assess the patient or clean up after his incidents, been a nurse it is a passion for people in general, not matter how crunch they are or rude they can be. If you choose to be a nurse is because YOU know that those kind o people will come at your path not matter what and you have to take care of them even if you don't like it.

Don't go for a nurse career for the wrong reasons, don't relay only on the good benefits or good salary, don't waste your life and your time in doing something only for money or status, this is a waste. Nursing is more than that , is a gift that you born with and nobody will take from you.

I'm NOT trying to be a saint or a perfect nurse but a lot of hospitals are pack with selfish , self centered , immature and irresponsible nurses that think just because they carrier a badge they are on the top of others and know about everything .

Passion , compassion is the key for a great nurse. If you think that you cannot handle a stink, grouch, rude patient , don't go that way, you will regret for that rest of your life. Spend hours on your feet and be able to save lives and make a sick patient smile at the end of the day it is a huge reward for a real nurse.

Think about before apply to a school and remember Nursing is a gift that unfortunately is NOT for everyone.

I'm glad you have the passion for nursing. Hopefully it gets you through the tough times and radiates from you in the best times.

I have to agree though...nursing isn't a religious calling. It's a job...a job where people do well if they're the right fit, and not so well if they aren't. There are passionate people out there who never make it out of NS to take their boards, because passion doesn't save lives. But those who love it AND are great at it...those are the lucky ones, I think.

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

I have to agree though...nursing isn't a religious calling. It's a job...a job where people do well if they're the right fit, and not so well if they aren't. There are passionate people out there who never make it out of NS to take their boards, because passion doesn't save lives. But those who love it AND are great at it...those are the lucky ones, I think.

THIS THIS THIS!

LadyFree28, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma. Has 10 years experience.

I feel that maybe this is coming from a nursing student.

We all had this attitude in nursing school. Then you get out there and see nursing for what it is: a highly stressful, physically/mentally/emotionally exhausting job that involves a lot of crap (literally) and very little reward at times; all which doesn't pay nearly enough.

I'm one NEVER had this attitude in nursing school. :no:

Didn't have it when I started in this business either, which was the summer before nursing school.

I didn't hear harps or a haze of clouds and bright light and rainbows and an operatic choir when I set foot on the path in this business. :no:

I went into this because of my love of science, and when I researched the nursing profession, I thought it would fit me; and the plus was working only three-four day a week, and the flexibility to my night-owlish, insomniac ways. :)

I came into this profession where the corporatization was rearing it's head in the late 1990s-early 2000s; I saw the closing of many hospitals.

I took control of this business; and made it work for me. :yes:

OP, make sure your passion will turn into work ethic and advocacy including advocating to ensure that you are not taken advantage and not being led to burn out.

Learn to be smart in this business; because heart doesn't get far in this business without competency. :no:

missmollie, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuroscience. Has 4 years experience.

Maybe I'm naive, but I don't think nursing is going to be sunshine and rainbows. I'm fairly reasonable when I look at what nurses have to do. It's a crazy, busy, thankless job that comes with too much responsibility and not enough accolades. The job requires someone who is self-sufficient, able to organize their time, their attention, and prioritize. You must have a thick skin, be able to stand up for you and your patient, and put up with the BS that is office politics.

After all the research I have completed including reading posts, forums, books, and talking with people who are nurses, I honestly believe I'll be a good fit. If anyone romanticizes the idea of nursing, I think some research goes a long way.