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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

Project Management

From conducting a head-to-toe assessment of a new patient, to long-term care, nurses are well trained in handling projects from beginning to end. They are focused on each patient, making sure everyone gets the right kind of treatment, and are great at following through. They have to be, since nurses are the doctors’ eyes and ears. Nurses not only have the big picture view, but know the intimate details of their patients as well. Often managing multiple caseloads at once, nurses are pros at directing others, answering patients’ questions, and keeping a cool head if things go south.

Critical Thinking/Decision Making

If ever there was a profession that listed critical thinking skills as a key requirement for the job, it’s nursing. When lives hang in the balance, every decision you make can mean the difference between life and death, literally. It’s not like a corporate office, where if you screw up, you may just cost the company some money. In healthcare, a wrong decision isn’t just lawsuit potential, it can have far more devastating consequences like the death of a patient. Nurses are masters of critical thinking, making swift decisions on a daily basis. From addressing a patient in crisis, to planning a patient’s care, to making quick assessments of a patient’s medical condition, critical thinking is a cornerstone of good nurses everywhere.

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    giftideasformen

    about 3 years ago

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    gmellyrn

    over 3 years ago

    12 comments

    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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    trynHard2

    over 3 years ago

    16 comments

    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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    Mirwin

    over 3 years ago

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    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!

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    FydawgRN

    over 3 years ago

    36 comments

    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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    cleoanddesi

    over 3 years ago

    2 comments

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

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    SF_NurseLady

    over 3 years ago

    16 comments

    I always knew nurses were special!

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    Inara

    over 3 years ago

    64 comments

    go nurses!

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