You’re probably reading this post because you’re either considering becoming a nurse or you’ve officially started in the field and are in need of some insight. Well let us tell you, it takes a particular set of skills & dedication to become a nurse. It requires patience, intuition, integrity, communication, and courage to fulfill the work. Which is why the individuals that do decide to become nurses, deserve our utmost respect and recognition.
Things to Know About Being a Nurse
You should be aware that it takes a special type of person, a strong minded individual to endure the hectic times that nurses often face. Now, let’s discuss some of the things that aren’t necessarily the best in nursing, but we should DEFINITELY be aware of.
1. So, You Thought You Had a Strong Stomach.
It’s nothing unheard of, as a nurse you will encounter situations that consist of unpleasant smells. Some of the tasks do involve nurses toileting a patient, this is just one of the many little tasks you will encounter as a nurse. Although it’s nothing otherworldly, it’s something to keep in mind. It will take some time to get used to, but eventually you’ll be the one sharing your stories forgetting this is a deal-breaker for many other people.
2. The Relationship Between Your Patients and You.
You’ll encounter rude patients, chatty patients, and patients you will never forget. As a nurse, you are expected to care for all of your patients. This is crucial to the success and efficiency of your work. When we said it takes a special type of person to become a nurse we meant it, not many people are cut out for this profession. Some people would rather work with computers, houses, finances, etc. But if being nurturing is something that comes easily to you, you will be right at home.
3. Help Me, I’m A Nursing Student.
We all know how it is, but all the work you do now will pay off once in the field. If you’re reading this, you probably are starting off the right foot with your goal on becoming a nurse. There’s things you will only learn from experience and insightful in-field research, so reading blogs is definitely a start.
4. Don’t Forget About The Legal Responsibilities.
Being detail-oriented is an essential part of not only the success but your survival in the field. Nursing is not only a rewarding job when executed appropriately, there’s part of the job that can end up in a potential lawsuit. Remember to ask questions and be thorough, you could potentially lose your license by not paying enough attention. Every nurse has learned the importance of being detail oriented for legal purposes. If this kind of pressure scares you, nursing may not be for you!
At the end of the day, don’t forget why you decided to become a nurse in the first place. It usually involves a unique moment in your life or a special influence. It sets you apart that much from the rest of the population.
Like this post? You may enjoy reading another post of ours titled “A Day in the Life as a Nurse”.