Any EMT, LPN, RN ever notice a person wasn't quite right and check their glucose, finding a critically low value? Ever do CPR and have the patient regain vital signs before arrival at the hospital, or arrival of the code team? Ever make a suggestion to a doctor resulting in a profound improvement in a persons life? When a doctor says he can't get a history because the patient's asleep and you notice on the monitor he's also in V Tach?
In school we study life, ever so difficult to define because it's a process, not a material thing. Can you buy life, say get a glass full (never mind tequila)? No, because life is just a process from "cradle to grave."
So whatever your license level you've, improved the quality of a patients life, increased a patients lifespan, or brought a deceased patient to life? Why you must be a God to wield such super human power! You've done what most people consider impossible, and done it all in a days work. So why do you call yourself "just a nurse," "a lowly LPN," or belittle yourself in any way? The word "just" should never be associated with a person who can bring the dead to life, keep the dying alive longer, and bring comfort to the suffering.
We should shout from the mountain tops, I am a nurse! I am an EMT! I bring the dead back to life!