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9 Reasons to Fall in Love With Nursing

Kayla Baxter | NursingLink

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#6: For Your Loved Ones

Being the nurse in the family means that everyone calls you, asking what this rash is, or what those pounding headaches mean, or “Can you come over right away!? Bobby swallowed his toy!” Then again, the reason they call you is because of a deep respect and trust of your knowledge. It’s a very special, rewarding, and sacred gift to be able to help those you love the most.

#5: A Job for Life

Nursing is one of those professions that never stops giving. You learn new things every day, and the technology is always changing, making for one heck of a ride. Why do you think so many nurses have been at it for 15+ years? Not to mention, the opportunity for growth (both professionally and personally) is almost unlimited.

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#4: The Sincerest Thanks You’ll Ever Get

Sure, nurses have to deal with a lot of crap (literally and figuratively) and sometimes you’ll have to deal with some really hostile patients. But sometimes, when you’re just doing your job, some of those nightmare patients will do a complete 180 and grab your hand and whisper, “Thank you.” Sometimes the simplest things are the best.

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    trynHard2

    over 3 years ago

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    I love nursing because I care about people and I care about other people feelings. Sometimes I even put other people's feelings before mine. I love learning new things and using my mind to figure out stuff. Being a nurse requires you to take challenges and to use my mind alot. I pray to God that I can become a nurse one day. I respect everyone and most of the time I recieve that same respect back. At the end of the day I'm still here and it is all thanks to GOD who gives us the most and the best LOVE we can ever receive. Have a HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!

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    umda2010

    over 3 years ago

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    THANKS A LOT

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    cfritz

    over 3 years ago

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    Thank you for reminding me about the wonderful man that put up with me 30yrs. ago while in nursing school. As I continue to adore being a nurse and am sure there would have NEVER been a better job for me, this same man continues to love and support me. Thank you again for your attention to the important things in a nurse's life.

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    ravin

    over 3 years ago

    10 comments

    HAPPY VALENTINE DAY....... LOVE ALL NURSES...

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    edengirl58

    over 3 years ago

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    Thanks for helping me re-focus on why I became a nurse in the first place.

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    Inara

    over 3 years ago

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    Love! Great reasons :D

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    retchel

    over 4 years ago

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    Wow. I felt uplifted after reading the article. It's a nice one and true indeed! I never thought i'd fall in love with the job either until i did it. Unfortunately, i'm not into hospital work right now that's why i miss it so much... Thank God for NURSING!

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    rsalovino

    over 4 years ago

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    Ning:
    Happy Valentine!
    Tom S.

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    psychgrandma

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I work with children in a behavioral hospital and they are always happy to see me, they want me called for a problem and they always want a hug! Knowing I have made a small difference in each child I touch makes me glad that I am a nurse.

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    IVleagueRN

    over 4 years ago

    24 comments

    Congratulations robshe377!! The best thing about nursing for me has always been making a difference that I can immediately see - not like teaching, where you never get to see the change you make in someone.

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    robshe377

    over 4 years ago

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    I couldnt resist sharing after reading your comments....I'm not in nursing yet...but I have been a CNA and I loved it. I had to leave the profession for personal reasons and have been out of it for about 10 years. I am going to go to RN school and finally be able to fulfill my dream of being a Registered Nurse! I'm so excited and I know it is going to be a long ride. I am now in my 50's and am looking forward to being able to learn the profession I have always wanted to do. Praise the Lord for opening up the door and calling me into Missions as a nurse!

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    Belhie

    over 4 years ago

    12 comments

    Job satisfaction. I love the feeling I get after helping patients with different challenges. I know in my heart that I make a difference in my patients. To those who are terminally ill, a hug or just holding hands speak volumes.

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    amellema

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Making a difference in everyone's life
    Being able to provide hands on care to the living or dying, providing any type of care to the patient or their family
    One to one with doctors
    Be needed
    Seeing immediate change when preforming a task
    Enjoying my time with patients for the last 25 years and hope to continue same
    Feeling blessed to be able to do what I do

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