Reasons For Being A Career As A Nurse

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Working as a nurse

I am often asked:” Why Did You Choose Nursing as a Career?” What inspires young people to study to become a nurse? I would like the opportunity to present some reasons for choosing nursing as a profession. Before I present the reasons, I would like to shed light on the history of modern nursing.

Florence Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment of her nursing school in London in 1860. She was known as the “Lady with the Lamp” from her night rounds tending wounded soldiers in the Crimean War that lasted from 1853 to 1856. Her actions and writings set in motion a new health care reform, and she played a key role in introducing new professional training standards for nurses.

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The nurse would have to explain the visiting hours and that the doctors have not made their rounds yet and that your medical condition is not something to be discussed over the phone. A nurse has to be a compassionate listener and with a great deal of empathy to be a good nurse.

Another reason to choose nursing is the opportunity to learn new things every day and to challenge yourself in new situations requiring different sets of skills for each task. One can learn something new from colleagues and patients on a daily basis, and can be inspired to explore greater knowledge of the techniques and procedures. As a nurse, you have the opportunity to work in in a variety of medical settings and situations.

Experiencing different cultures is another reason to choose nursing. Diversity can enrich one’s life working as a nurse. You gain respect in your community and you become known as a good person that is trustworthy. If you stay in a hospital for some time, you might forget the doctor that spent five minutes with you every day, but you will dearly remember the nurse that gave you the extra meal or got you the extra blanket for the cold

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