On being a nurse....
by, 07-03-2008 at 01:21 AM (5265 Views)
I enjoy being a nurse. This is my calling.
As a nurse, I come to work with a big smile, a perky attitude and some naughtiness to give the night shift a spunk!
they say how do I sustain the energy to a very high level?
I'd say because I am a nurse who enjoys being one.
What profession lets you be a Leader, a team player, a caregiver, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend, a listener ,a learner, an educator, an advocate , maybe a moderator and at times an entertainer all in one 12 hour shift?
Being a nurse is a tough job but the satisfaction when you see a patient even in his struggle to gasp for air just to say "thank you ", is what you call ....PRICELESS!!!!
A patient whose face brightens up when you walk in the room, ( not because you have a syringe of dilaudid and phenergan at hand..LOL)..but because this patient remembers you for the way you care about them....
A patient who expresses relief as I offered a back rub when a pain medicine is not yet available ...( I could not just say, It's not yet time....wait an hour...not yet time...)
And we are also human, we may make mistakes. ( hopefully not fatal one...never had one but please LORD , Always guide us).we may miss a task or two...but I'd say, It was a good learning experience....
Nursing is hard work ...
for people with big hearts...( to be able to care..it makes a lot of difference)
for people whose brain is like a sponge coz every day you learn...( do your research, observe, listen, look, ask, NEVER think you have already seen everything or know it all ...)
for people can deliver under pressure....( distractions...there could be one or two... but stay focused.....)
... because of all these....I love being a nurse.......And darn proud to be one!!!!