With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to think of that first love. No, I don’t mean that steamy romance you had in sixth grade, I’m talking about your love of nursing, Valentine’s Day can be a great time to think about why you fell in love with helping others. Cupid will help remind you of the many rewarding benefits and perks of being a nurse. We’re here to give you just a few reasons to love nursing.
Reasons To Love Nursing
One of the biggest reasons you probably love nursing is the challenge that it provides. Every day is a new opportunity to put your knowledge and skills to the test. Problem-solving and putting valued skills to good use are just a few of the ways that nurses find fulfillment in this career. It’s important to remember that not just anyone can be a nurse; it takes a special kind of person to dedicate their lives to helping others.
It’s no secret that nursing is one of the most secure careers on the market. With an aging population and a constant need for healthcare professionals, nurses are always in demand. This sense of job security is yet another reason that you probably fell in love with the career. In a turbulent economy, knowing that you have a career that is in demand is always a good thing.
Although I don’t recommend that you take a career simply for the salary, there’s no denying that a median income of $55,000 per year is a great return on investment after those years of nursing school. This financially stable career will allow you to pursue other interests while still making a stellar wage.
The Sense Of Humor
Many nurses say that if you don’t have a sense of humor, this is going to be a tough career. Sometimes you’ll need to replace those tears with laughter when things get to be overwhelming. Hysterical bouts of laughter between the patients’ doors and the nurses’ station are what keeps everyone sane, and distinguishes just one more thing about being a nurse. Nurses are a special breed of people, and this sense of humor is yet another reason to love nursing.
Don’t forget about the comfortable clothing. What other career lets you wear pajama-like clothing to help others. You surely fell in love with nursing because of the comfortable clothing, and what’s better than feeling comfortable while helping others get comfortable?
The Variety of Fields
Nurses value the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. Whether it’s a hospital, a physician’s office, or a nursing home it’s nice to have choices about your work environment. Also, within a single hospital setting, nurses can work in the operating room, in critical care, or in the emergency room as well as explore specialties like pediatrics, psychiatry, or oncology. Your medical curiosity might have been exactly why you love nursing in the first place.
Nursing certainly is no desk job. More often than not, the work environment for a nurse is fast-paced, demanding, and most assuredly high-pressure. Yet, it’s precisely this pace that many nurses prefer. The importance of thinking critically and making quick, impactful decisions is exhilarating, and it keeps many nurses happy to return to work shift after shift. You’ll get plenty of exercises as you make your rounds and engage in the fast-paced environment.
Making a Difference
Is there really any better feeling than seeing a patient’s journey towards recovery? You love nursing because you’re playing a vital role in the healthcare of a person. Watching them recover and become healthier each day is one of the most rewarding aspects of a healthcare career. Nurses get to guide this journey and help in the recovery process. Patients and family members will thank you for your help and there’s no better feeling than knowing that you impacted someone’s life.