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Tell me your favorite things about being an RN!

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MadpeysRN specializes in MedSurg, OR, Cardiac step down.

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Aeterna has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Oncology, Medical.

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Walking into a room and hearing a patient or the family of the patient say " there is my favorite nurse"

When that happens, I am authentically happy that they are happy

This! Reminds me of the time I was working with a cancer patient dealing with quite a lot of pain. She called me her "magic nurse" because I seemed to have managed her pain quite well. I helped her emotionally when the doctor broke the news to her that she didn't have much longer to live, and by the end of the day, we were laughing together. A couple of weeks later, she was re-admitted to the hospital. She wasn't on my patient assignment but I bumped into her in the hallway, and I stopped to chat, and she would stop other patients in the hallway and proclaim, "This is my magic nurse!" Unfortunately, I was off for a few days after that, and when I returned to work, I found out she had died a day or two after that encounter. It makes me teary-eyed just thinking of her but I'm glad I was able to make a difference in the last few weeks of her life.

Also, I agree with whoever said "free cookies" LOL. We got a whole birthday cake from a family once because "He (the patient) is diabetic so he can't eat it, anyway." Although, the treats seem to come in mountains around the holiday seasons so it's best to watch what you eat at times like those....

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MadpeysRN specializes in MedSurg, OR, Cardiac step down.

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ummmm, hmmmm,, hmmm, let me think, hmmmmm... uh yeah, nothing.

:)

Happy

Not very encouraging :eek:, but thanks! All input is welcome. Although I am afraid to ask why?

Cheers!

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You DO make a difference.

Wound care.

Working/learning with peers.

Yea, the potlucks are usually nice.

Nursing humor.

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TA123 has 3 years experience.

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I love nursing because i get to touch people's life. Eventhough i get some pts who could be very nasty. also i get pts who are very nice and very appreciative. I love nursing because people i dont know telling me their life story and i am there to listen, comfort and offer help or advice. i love nursing because its quite different task everyday i work. i love nursing because of job oppurtunity.

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One day in the ER I was heading into the room of an extremly upset little girl. I walked in, she stopped crying and asked " Are you Theresa's dad?" I said yes and she was happy and calm the rest of the shift. Her parents looked at me as though I were walking on water. Best day ever...

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Clocking out at the end of my shift and going home.

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Meg, RN specializes in Med-Surg, ICU.

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Getting a hug from the family member of a dying patient and to have them tell you "Thank you for being so sweet and caring. Just know that it has meant so much to us to have ya'll caring for my mother. Thank you for everything you have done for her." The best feeling! Also. Being a new grad, having a patient circling the drain, and having to calling the doctor repeatedly in the middle of the night when I had the gut feeling that something wasn't right. And when the doc showed up, he said, "I am really glad that you called me. I am really glad to have laid eyes on your patient." Having a doctor actually listen to me, even though I'm not very experienced, and know that it probably saved the patient's life. :D That's my favorite thing; when I feel like I actually made a difference.

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Meg, RN specializes in Med-Surg, ICU.

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And potlucks. The cookies comment made me giggle :up:

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myk_RN has 4 years experience and specializes in Medical Surgical.

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If I have time and whenever I can, I always make an effort to push my patients by wheelchair out into the front door when they get discharged. I'm talking about patients that I've taken care of for a few days and have come to know. I like seeing patients going home in a much better condition than when they came in.

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NCRN2010 has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case Management.

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Having been a LPN for 10 years, my favorite part of being an RN is getting the respect I should have been getting all along.

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Manda1901 has 9 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Hemodialysis- Charge Nurse.

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Having been a LPN for 10 years, my favorite part of being an RN is getting the respect I should have been getting all along.

Totally agree! Can't wait till next may to finally have that RN behind my name! :)

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imintrouble has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC Rehab Med/Surg.

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Nursing is the only place a 50 yr old overweight woman can wear a hot pink outfit and be considered fashionable.:p

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