Servant's Heart a Requirement for Nursing Career

Servant's Heart a Requirement for Nursing Career

South Bend Tribune

May 12, 2009

What’s a typical day like for you?

Every day is different. The beginning of the day could start out fine, and a patient’s condition could take a turn for the worse. You have admissions and discharges. Every day is different. It never gets monotonous or boring.

One of the best things about working in this hospital is the staff. I can’t think of one person I don’t like. … We work very closely together. I really think Our Lady of Peace is the nicest place I’ve worked.

Do you have any advice for others who are thinking of going into nursing?

I think probably the best advice is maybe to work as a volunteer in a hospital or work as a patient care provider, what we called a nurse’s aid when I began. When I began my classes, we had 30 people. When we were halfway done with our clinicals and we started taking care of people, a lot of people started dropping out. It’s not always what people think. But there are also a lot of nursing jobs that don’t require bedside care.

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