Many years ago I decided to become a nurse. I am not sure why other than I love helping people. It started with me being a nursing assistant on the weekends and then I pursued nursing school after I graduated high school. I did not become a nurse for the money, although the pay isn't so bad. I became a nurse because I love it. That's right...it's not all blood, and sputum, and changing old people's diapers...it's more than that. It's about what I can do for these people when they are sick. How can I make them feel better when they are coughing their heads off because of pneumonia? How can I make them feel like they still have dignity when they are no longer able to make it to the bathroom on their own? How can I show them that they are still important to this world when they no longer have family to visit them or anyone that CARES enough to visit them? How can I do all this?
I think not.
We have a nurse that will visit her patients and spend maybe 10 minutes taking their vitals signs. That's ALL she does. She doesn't even take her coat off and sit down for a few minutes to chat. How wrong is this?? How can she call herself a nurse?
And have a great day!!