I spent the first 20 years of my professional career in public service. When I retired, I became a nurse to continue with that same ideology of serving the public. I wanted to teach others to help take care of themselves, while being there to provide care to those who were unable to care for themselves.
The reward of being a nurse is to hear the heart-felt thank you and to see the smiles and gratitude expressed when they no longer hurt from their pain, whether that pain be physical, emotional, or otherwise. The knowledge that you can offer something that positively impacts people’s quality of life is what motivates me every day.
The reward of being a nurse to is to hear the heart-felt thank you and to see the smiles and gratitude expressed when they no longer hurt from their pain.Michael Brunson, RN
Nursing is a profession where you see the beginning of life as well as the end of it. You get to see the good, the bad, and the ugly. Ultimately, it is a profession that people will remember you for how you made them feel, and how you helped them along the way.
This article is part of Addus’ celebration of Nurses Week 2022. We highlighted posts from the Registered Nurses in our company about both the rewards and challenges of being a nurse. You can learn more about nursing and nurses week by visit the American Association of Critical Care Nurses at https://www.aacn.org/ .