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Love Notes to Nursing

Love Notes to Nursing

What do you love about nursing?

Nicole Lehr | Scrubs Magazine

May 18, 2010

Love notes to nursing

1. What other profession allows you wear the most comfortable uniform known to the professional world? Does it get any better than scrubs?

2. There is nothing more special than becoming attached to a sick patient who recovers and returns in their robust form for a visit with words of gratitude for the care you provided at their most difficult time.

3. Three day work week. End of story.

4. Opportunities in the field are remarkably endless. Interested in oncology? Pediatrics? Rehab? Mental health? Critical care? Infusion clinics? Cardiology? Orthopedics? The novelty being that I could work in some/all of these specialties if I so desire.

5. One of my favorite moments is praising and supporting new parents as they bathe their post-surgical infant for the first time.

6. My metabolism never gets bored of all of the goodies that families bring to the nurses station.

7. Ever cried at the mailbox? I did, after opening up a handwritten thank you card from the parents of a child that had passed away. They were thanking me for the care I provided their child. What they don’t know is that I thank them daily for the life lessons I have gained through their experiences.

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    over 4 years ago


    I have been a nurse for 20 years, and now have the best job ever. I am an on call nurse for hospice. I work seven days on and seven days off. I love what I do, the autonomy and the feeling that I really make a difference in the lives of my patients and their families at such an important time in their life. I am not stuck in one place for 12 hours, and really enjoy my travels. Life is good.

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    over 4 years ago


    Why did I become a nurse? It gives me something in common with Hugh Hefner. We both work in our "pajamas." He may hang out with the most beautiful women money can buy but I wouldn't count on them for an ounce of compassion, let alone saving a life. I think the women I hang out with have a more enduring beauty.

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