So apparently with the help of Pinterest, my little ol' blog has gotten some attention lately, especially the series of posts on How to Survive Nursing School.
Well my darlings, I just celebrated the 3rd anniversary of me passing NCLEX.
To be honest, even while I was writing that series, I didn't know if I would make it. But I did. And now I'm becoming the kind of nurse who I'd want taking care of my loved ones.
I just wanted to say how honored I am to have helped a few of you along the way with my own experiences, triumphs, and tragedies during nursing school. Nursing school is literally a battle of blood, sweat, and tears.
You [or someone else] will bleed.
You will sweat.
And yes, you WILL cry.
But guess what? It's worth it.
When a family member hugs you and says thank you for all you've done.
When a doctor puts his/her hand on your shoulder and gives it a gentle squeeze.
When your husband/boyfriend/significant other proudly introduces you as a nurse.
When you put a bandaid on your neighbor's kid's knee because he tripped in the driveway.
When you catch labs and vital signs trending in a dangerous direction.
When YOU are the one breathing for a patient during a code or pushing meds to restart their heart.
All these reasons and a million more that I can't even think of at the moment.
Those are the reasons why nursing it worth it.
No matter how much blood, sweat, and tears it takes to get there.