I love nursing for many reasons, but the thing I love most about nursing may seem cliche - I love helping people.
Nursing allows us to be uniquely situated to offer help, encouragement, education, care, caring and nurturing to those in need. I have been honored to be the first human to touch new life as it entered the world and I have been privileged to be the last touch someone felt as they left this world.
To me, nursing is so much more than what I do, it is the very essence of who I am. I believe nursing is a calling.
Now that I am no longer a hands-on nurse, rather I am now a nursing educator, I still feel as passionate about what I do as when I gave hands-on care. Being able to help others realize their dream of becoming a nurse or advancing a degree, I receive the same satisfaction as I did when I was able to help a patient live a better life.
Nursing is hard work, its challenging, its frustrating and I think its the best job in the entire world!