What it’s really like to be a nurse

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What it's really like to be a nurse

The Nursing Profession

 

Nursing. One of the oldest professions out there. It’s certainly changed in many ways over the years and will continue to change with an aging population and increasing chronic health issues. Everyone probably knows someone who is a nurse.

Everyone seems to have a pretty general idea of what a nurse does. I often find myself in conversations with non-nursing friends and the ONE thing that they all seem to come back to is “well, you only work three days a week right?” …Ah yes. As bedside or inpatient nurses we do work three days per week with one four day week each month. What most people do not understand is the amount of mental and physical anguish that go into each and every shift.

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