disclaimer: i am finally starting to feel like a real nurse after starting my job in november. therefore, i wanted to start a *grateful* thread about what we love about our jobs. now, there are enough negative threads about why a certain job sucks so *please* *please* *please* don't turn this into another one. i'm begging you! just tell me why you like your job.
now, i am really beginning to love my job. here's why:
1. the preceptors. i said it before and i'll say it again, i love the preceptors at my hospital. they are wonderful. they enjoy their job and they help make mine a 1000 times easier. they are patient and understand that i'm new and don't hold it against me. being a preceptor takes a lot out of you and i'm just glad that these wonderful people were kind enough to volunteer for it.
2. the staff. the overall intelligence level blows me away. even during a chaotic time like a code, their team work leaves me in awe :bowingpur. they barely talk during a code yet each member seems to know what the next needs. on top of it all, they teach during codes. this is why we're doing this. that's why that happened. just wow.
3. my managers/educators. yes, i even have love for management today. what can i say? the hospital goes out of its way to make sure my
orientation experience is a positive one. for that, they deserve props.
4. all the people i work with know how to laugh at themselves. the icu can be a rough place to start (see my other thread) but ya know what? i work with nurses with great senses of humor. they mock and tease each other (lovingly for the most part) but they also know how to laugh at themselves.
that's my gush fest. and remember, keep it positive