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4 Ways to Revive Your Passion for Nursing

Jason Kotecki | Scrubs Magazine

Revive Your Passion for Nursing

1. Play.

You routinely see some pretty heavy, unpleasant stuff. It can get downright depressing at times. The best way to navigate these choppy waters is by adopting a playful spirit. Now I’m not suggesting you write out your charts in crayon or do cartwheels down the hall while doing rounds (which would actually be kind of cool). You’ve got an important job that should be taken seriously and handled professionally.

However, that doesn’t mean you have to take YOURSELF seriously. Assuming competency is equal, who’s the better nurse: the one who addresses the patient with a smile on her face and a funny anecdote to share, or the one with the scowl and the grumpy complaints about how understaffed the clinic is? Wearing fun scrubs, bringing cupcakes in for your coworkers or simply just smiling more (even if you don’t feel like it) will add some much-needed sunshine to the lives of your patients and colleagues, as well as your own life. Plus, what’s more fun than having fun?

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