The Emotional Benefits of Being a Nurse

NursingOctober 29, 2013

The nursing profession can be difficult at times. You are on your feet for most of your shift, work long hours, clean things you never thought you would and more. It is physically exhausting and some days it can be emotionally draining. Though there are some difficulties, the benefits of being a nurse far outweigh any less desirable inconveniences.

In the nursing profession, you will experience a great deal of emotional well-being, such as:

  • You will feel respected The nursing profession has always been looked upon as an honorable career. People are known to look up to nurses and appreciate their self-serving nature. Most people realize that the career of a nurse requires much patience, hard work and dedication. You will often hear someone say that they could never be a nurse themselves. Many will ask your advice on certain matters concerning their health and trust your opinions. You will feel that you are valued and appreciated when you are a nurse.
  • You will experience the joys of teamwork When several people come together for the benefit of someone else's well-being, good things happen. There is a sense of camaraderie and this brings everyone a little closer. A special bond is developed when teamwork is the center of your job. At the end of the day the team feels like they have made a difference together. You feel a special sense of fellowship with your coworkers.
  • You will experience compassion for another human being People are most vulnerable when they are ill. The frailty of their physical self touches the heart of others. The nurse feels great compassion towards her patient and eagerly offers him reassurance to ease his discomfort. In return the nurse sees the tension ease from her patient's face and understands that she has helped him. You will feel a special joy in your heart when you know that you have helped someone in need.
  • You will feel a sense of accomplishment The nursing profession will give you many such opportunities. There is a great feeling of accomplishment when you teach what you have learned. Teaching a patient how to take care of their health needs so they can go home and do it themselves, or teaching a less experienced staff member skills that you have learned to make your job more efficient are two such examples. You may feel an overwhelming boost of self esteem when you have mastered something difficult or have taught others how to master something difficult in their lives.

The benefits of being a nurse may change your life forever and afford life saving skills to many.


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