You mentioned mopping the floor as a task belonging to nurses of yore; well, I do mop the floor about 2xweek, I also spread ice melt, stock the fridges, get linen and other supplies and many other tasks not directly related to nursing. I supervise in a SNF on night shift. Housekeeping leaves at 3pm. I mop the floor to pick up spills that I perceive as a safety hazard. Same with the ice melt. I try and do anything I can to make the building and staff and patients safe, I also do whatever I can to make the shift smooth. I do not resent doing any of these things because I beleive it allows the other (direct patient care) staff to function more efficiently. I do sometines wonder that I am paid to do these tasks.