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Proud to be a Nurse

Has 13 years experience. Specializes in ICU.

My brother's family has been staying with me for a few weeks, and one day when I came home from work (when they first started staying) My 8 year old niece says "aunt K, are you a doctor?". I say no, that I'm a nurse... and what followed made me sooo proud of being a nurse....

She was so happy, it was almost hysterical. She said "OH MY GOD! AUNT K! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!! Why didn't you tell me you were a nurse!! This is WONDER FULLLL!!!! " and she went on and on and on about how great it was that I am a nurse.

That makes me feel really good to be a nurse. I never realized that kids look up to nurses as much as they do until she did this to me. We sat down and talked about it and she wants to be a nurse too some day. She is such a sweetie. I just wanted to share that story with everyone, it made me so happy and proud to be a nurse.

femilydia

Specializes in Occupational Health.

i am happy to be a nurse too,that is very interesting.:nono:

CT Pixie, BSN, RN

Has 10 years experience.

My 6 year old daughter was thrilled when I went back to school for nursing! She couldn't wait to tell everyone her Momma was a nurse. I had to keep reminding her constantly that I wasn't a nurse yet and to not tell everyone I was.

Fastforward 18 months later, she was nearly jumping out of her skin the day of my graduation. She couldn't wait to tell everyone. Again, had to remind her that I still had to pass the NCLEX. The NCLEX was taken and the first person I told about passing was my 6 year old. I looked at her with a big smile and told her "call anyone you want, Momma's a for real nurse now"

She has a friend who is a doctors child. They were talking about our jobs. The docs child said my dad is important he's a doctor. My daughter came back with "yup he's important but not as important as my mom! She's a nurse. She has to make sure that doctors don't mess up, and if they do, she has to tell them about it and make it better" :yeah:

Outta the mouths of babes.

My older daughter (junior in high school) also thinks my job is really cool too :) she's even been asking about NP's and how she would have to go about getting into that.

tryingtohaveitall

Has 23 years experience. Specializes in PICU.

That's such a sweet story!

Magsulfate, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience. Specializes in ICU.

My 6 year old daughter was thrilled when I went back to school for nursing! She couldn't wait to tell everyone her Momma was a nurse. I had to keep reminding her constantly that I wasn't a nurse yet and to not tell everyone I was.

Fastforward 18 months later, she was nearly jumping out of her skin the day of my graduation. She couldn't wait to tell everyone. Again, had to remind her that I still had to pass the NCLEX. The NCLEX was taken and the first person I told about passing was my 6 year old. I looked at her with a big smile and told her "call anyone you want, Momma's a for real nurse now"

She has a friend who is a doctors child. They were talking about our jobs. The docs child said my dad is important he's a doctor. My daughter came back with "yup he's important but not as important as my mom! She's a nurse. She has to make sure that doctors don't mess up, and if they do,

This is toooo cute!!! :)

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