In my over 40 years of nursing I have learned that nurses spend most of their time giving to others. We give to our patients, our colleagues, our family, our friends and our community. I have also learned that so much giving saps our energy and leads to burn out, depression, exhaustion, and dissatisfaction at work and at home.
Nurses are the lifeblood of the medical industry. Whether you work in a nursing home, hospital, or private practice, as a nurse - you will be responsible for just about everything the doctor does not do ... which is a lot. Nurses deal directly with patients, checking on them regularly, taking care of everything from basic to serious medical requirements. One thing is for certain - the world of healthcare would fall to pieces without nurses.