What do you enjoy the most in nursing?

Nurses General Nursing


What do you enjoy and like the most about being a nurse? What do you dislike and why? :rolleyes: :)


245 Posts

Signing off the DD book in the "going off duty" column!!

live4today, RN

5,099 Posts

Specializes in Community Health Nurse.

The thing I enjoy most about nursing is tending to my patients, seeing them smile for the first time after being too sick to smile beforehand, seeing them discharged to home in optimum health for them. :)

I enjoy clocking out ON TIME after each shift worked so I can start playing on my time off! :chuckle

The thing I do NOT enjoy about nursing is the cat-scratching, the gossiping, the laziness of certain staff, docs who think they've died and gone to Perfection Land, family members who think nurses are their handmaidens and personal servants while visiting their loved one(s), and the red tape and political ploys played behind nurses backs, but smiling all the while the Bigwigs are in the nurses faces. :(


279 Posts

I enjoy the direct patient care and knowing I made a difference in someone's life. I don't like feeling that there is still so much to do and WAIT, :eek: I still have to chart!


74 Posts

You mentioned that you don't like doctors who think they have died and gone to perfect heaven... Can you explain that for me? Just curious Have you ever had a doctor be rude or curse at you? if so what have you done in those situations? Also can you go over the doctors head if you beleive he is wrong? These televisions shows (ER) protray doctors as "Gods" I don't think that they give nurses enofe credit! I think they should have a nurses show instead of all the ER's, Women Docs, etc. They make nurses look like slaves or like they are jsut there to help the doctor when in fact I heard that nurses do all the work!!!:) :) :cool: :roll


209 Posts

I like knowing that even though after a 12 hour shift my feet hurt, my stomache is growling, my bladder ready to burst; I accomplished something special.

Of couse, there is fecies too... thats an added bonus.

I dislike the paperwork that gwrows each year (charting a hepatitis B vaccine in five places...

nightingale, RN

2,404 Posts

I love talking about and being involved with healthcare; I enjoy knowing, helping, and getting people on a better track. When I can see that I have made a differnce in someones life, that is the icing on the cake AND a cherry on top!

I moved this thread out of polls and into general discussions.



11 Posts

My favorite part of nursing has always been the geriatric patients and working with them. My least favorite is all the duplicate charting we have to do. It seems that the same info is always posted in so many different places.

adrienurse, LPN

1,275 Posts

Makes me sound like the angel of death here. I like doing palliative care. Not that I wish for my existing patients to die, but I do feel good if I am able to give these people a "good death". By good death I mean, having the opportunity to prepare the family, to keep the patient comfortable and have time to spend with him/her when the time comes.


3 Posts

Though I am not an RN yet, the thing I love the most about healthcare is the different people you come into contact with. Not all of the patients or family members are willing to open up to you, but they each have a different story and it is great getting to know each person and to temporarily see life through their eyes. I also must confess that I am an adrenaline junkie. I volunteer as an EMT two nights a week, and between the time that I spend in an ambulance and the time I spend teching in the ER I get to be involved in some pretty exciting calls. It is terrible to know that I get a rush from some unfortunate person going through a lot of pain or from the events leading to their injury or traumatic experience.

night owl

1,134 Posts

After the last few days in h*ll, I can't even say I enjoy being a nurse anymore. I'm exhausted, I'm frustrated and I think I'm burning out! I wish I was rich then I could take a leave or something, but I can't afford it. So now what? :o

Qwiigley, CRNA

564 Posts

Specializes in Nurse Anesthetist.

I love polishing my halo each day!

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