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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

Teamwork

A nurse is only as strong as the team that supports her. Nursing is a team sport, and great nurses work well together. They support each other, cover for one another, and help every member of the team as needed. One nurse’s crisis is another nurse’s opportunity to step up and help out. A good nursing team is based on open communication, trust, mutual respect, and the ability to give and receive constructive criticism, all with one common goal: the welfare of the patient.

People Skills

Patients, family members, friends, other nurses, hospital staff, doctors… the list goes on. Nurses rub shoulders with everyone at the hospital – from the janitor to the Chief of Surgery. They fight for their patient’s rights, navigate the political waters of the hospital, deal with the demands of doctors, and hold the hands of worried parents. Nursing is not a profession where you can hide behind the three walls of your cubicle. It’s a hands-on, dirty, in-your-face kinda job.

Intuition

A nurse’s intuition is her bread and butter. A good nurse knows when to trust her instincts over the beeps and pings of a machine. And good doctors know to listen to a nurse’s intuition when something is wrong. Nurses are already great at working with people, and a lot of that has to do with being able to read others well and listening to their intuition. For example, nurses have to be able to distinguish between a patient seeking pain medication because they’re addicted and one who is genuinely in need of pain relief. Clever drug seekers know how to fool even the smartest of tests; sometimes, nothing works quite as well as good old-fashioned intuition.

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    giftideasformen

    almost 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

    4 comments

    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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