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Waiting Has a Magnificent Purpose

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I am twenty-two. I just received my nursing license six months ago. I have attended two pieces of training and a not-so-stunning-no-seminar-at-all for my continuing education program as a registered nurse.

Waiting Has a Magnificent Purpose

I have not been into that real-nursing-world. I have not volunteered for weeks or days or even a couple of hours at a clinic. And for all of the other queries you have in mind, I may also have to say "Yes, I have not done it yet". Well at least, not at this point in time...

I am trying to reminisce here. Nursing was not my first option. However, I'm trying to remember what my real inspiration was, upon choosing to nurse as my career path. But I guess, I did not find it right there and then... unconsciously, I just did.

I find inspiration when I miss family gatherings just to attend my clinical duties; When I had to sacrifice half of my doze-off hours just to finish my nursing process; When I am piled up with nursing care plans and case studies to do; When my eyes start to say "Hey I'm tired, stop reading and put me off to sleep"; When my own grandfather got extremely sick; When I see patients struggling for their lives; When I observe surgeons cut, suture and close; When I hear the heart-pounding ambulance siren...

But for the most part, what really inspired me is by how I was still able to make up time for my family; By how I was able to find time to rest despite the tons of paper works to do; By how I attended to the needs of my loving grandfather while he was sick; By how I was able to be there for my patients when they needed someone to take care of them; By how I was able to lend a hand to that every physician who needed my little help; By how I was able to withstand the pain of the dying as they were being transported to the hospital facility.

Seemingly, I am pressured.

I may not yet be as skilled as other nurses are.

I may not yet be part of a nursing facility. I still don't know what lies ahead of my nursing career. And I believe that many of you nurses also are. But since the pressure is inevitable, I would want to see it just as a part and parcel of my work that keeps me enthused and motivated. It will keep me tough as I handle people's lives and face life's adversities. I may be a bit tired, but still, with no regrets. I know that in time, all the hardships will pay-off.

So for the next day or so, my every waking thought would be today, I will be able to nurse something good, something better. Remember that we always have that opportunity to jump-start the life we wanted to live. And yes, God never fails to impress me. Waiting has a magnificent purpose. He gives what one deserves to get a hold of.

And so I am waiting...

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ayoung specializes in med/surg and home health.

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DearJesJay:w00t:Thank You for you insightful thoughts and feelings. I truly hear you. Be well. Amy

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thank you so much. sure enough, i will be a nurse by heart.

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Yo jesjay...

The title of your post is rather profound.

And your ability to express your thoughts belies your stated age.

My prediction is that you'll be a GREAT nurse.

Go Get 'Em!

DLG

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You will make an AWESOME Nurse!

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indeed, u started out with high hopes, with love in ur heart and the incessant joy of caring :)

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You will make an AWESOME Nurse!

thanks ysara. well your words are much appreciated, thank you.

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indeed, u started out with high hopes, with love in ur heart and the incessant joy of caring :)

thanks much. God bless :redbeathe

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May I just say...In my 25+ years of nursing, I have never heard such comments from a 22 year old new nurse. I am encouraged that you have the insight of caring for you and yours first. I am amazed and gratified that you do not compare yourself to others and seem comfortable where you are at. Is there a new philosophy of teaching out there I am not aware of? What college did you attend and did they teach you to put you first or did they teach the opposite (as in my era)? Or...does this strength come from within?

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May I just say...In my 25+ years of nursing, I have never heard such comments from a 22 year old new nurse. I am encouraged that you have the insight of caring for you and yours first. I am amazed and gratified that you do not compare yourself to others and seem comfortable where you are at. Is there a new philosophy of teaching out there I am not aware of? What college did you attend and did they teach you to put you first or did they teach the opposite (as in my era)? Or...does this strength come from within?

hi there. thank you for such words. Well, maybe I just wanted to see things in a different perspective.. a positive perspective. If you know and love what you're doing, then everything will turn out fine. And as my grandfather once told me, that even my littlest of my help and kindness to my patients will surely leave a mark on their lives.

I hope i do! ;)

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MichelleB34 has 13 years experience and specializes in Med-Surg/Pediatrics, Maternity.

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Your outlook impresses me. If you continue to wait on God He will never fail you. He has never failed me.

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Safe_Passage has 17 years experience and specializes in med-surg,pedia,ortho-neuro,.

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Keep your dreams burning and your hopes high. Be strong and steadfast because life brings a lot of challenges and most of all keep your faith for nothing is impossible with God. You will be an asset in the Nursing Profession.

Someday when you get here in the USA, let's have coffee together...that is an open invitation.

Peace.

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