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8 Amazing Skills Nurses Have

8 Amazing Skills Nurses Have

Think nursing is just another profession? Think again.

Hamsa Ramesha | NursingLink

Think nursing is just another profession? Think again. Nurses aren’t your everyday people – they are amazing individuals who have chosen a career dedicated to helping others. It isn’t just enough to want to help people; a true nurse has a pretty unique skill set. From being a multi-tasking queen (or king!), to playing mediator, or holding a patient’s hand, nurses are all-around rock stars. Their talents aren’t limited to determining needle size and decoding medical jargon; they’ve got practical, applicable skills we could all benefit from.

Check out these eight amazing skills that nurses have honed to near-perfection. Jealous? You should be!

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Forget the Soccer Mom. Nurses take the cake when it comes to multi-tasking. From juggling patient loads, overbearing doctors, nervous families, and navigating hospital bureaucracy, multi-tasking is a nurse’s superpower. A good nurse is a natural multi-tasker; a great nurse multi-tasks with a smile on her face and a song in her heart, making it look effortless.

Customer Service

Nursing is pretty different from retail, but they share some of the same qualities, like a huge focus on solid customer service. While nurses definitely don’t deal with irritated shoppers or angry clients, they do have plenty of experience handling annoying patients, stressed parents, worried relatives, busy doctors, and other members of the hospital staff. Nurses, unlike doctors, are always on the ground, and know how the hospital is run like the back of their hand. Because much of their job deals with patients on a more personal level, nurses are the ones that are best at fielding questions, soothing tempers, and calming fears.

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    about 3 years ago


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    over 3 years ago


    I must say this is one of the best articles I've read about all the great thing nurses do. It's long over due. We truly multitask when it come to caring for our patients. "ROCK on nurses with your Bad self."

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    almost 4 years ago


    All nurses ROCK!! The CNA's, LPN's, and of course the RN's they ALL ROCK and they all work very hard. Thanks to all the nurses in the world. I always knew there were special quailities a person needed to have to be a nurse. Keep up the awesome Nurses!!

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    almost 4 years ago


    This is probably one of the best articles about what we do daily that I've ever seen. Anyone considering going to nursing school should read and consider this carefully. Gives me a lot to be proud of!

  • Lake_murray_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    How about ability to adapt and overcome as we used to say in the military service? Can't get the blood because the veins keep blowing? Have you tried it without the tourniquet?

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    almost 4 years ago


    I did too, but didn't realize how truly multi-tasking we are!!!

  • Chlopaya_nurse_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    I always knew nurses were special!

  • Smurfnurse_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    go nurses!

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