From birth, various actions I took led me down the long and winding path to my current career as a Labor and Delivery nurse. I became a nurse because I love blood, saving lives and cheating death. I love working weekends and holidays for extra money. I love the mobility and respect that comes with being a nurse. I love all the overtime I could ever want!
Some jobs are physically demanding. Some jobs are mentally demanding. Some are emotionally demanding. Nursing is all three. Ask any person in another career about how much they learned after they finished their education and/or graduated and went to work. Many will tell you that they learn nothing new. As an RN, you learn something new every day you go to work because every day comes with a new set of patients, regardless of what specialty you work in. As I continue my path as a future baccalaureate nurse, I will build a stronger focus on nursing theory, communication, and leadership.
I'm very good at my job. If you are sick and need help then come to me and I will help you. If I can't help or "fix" the problem, then by George, I will find someone who will. I especially love poking people with needles and watching that first splash of blood inside the test tube. I love the adrenaline that comes along with the rush of an emergency cesarean and the matter of minutes you have between life and death. It’s exhilarating.
I love seeing how the disease process works — in obstetrical patients, in their babies. I love looking at a person and thinking, "I can't believe they survived that.” I hate fetal demises for any reason, but crying with the family that has tried in vitro fertilization four times and is finally holding a newborn in their arms is an extraordinary moment that simply cannot be put into words.
I really love educating people. This can be the highlight of my day. I love hearing their outrageous stories of self-entitlement. It allows a plethora of communication and learning between...
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